• Fire fighters battle Green Dragon blaze that was reported at around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
    Green Dragon burns

    Officials allowed distressed Green Dragon shop owners to enter the burned-out section of the property at around 10:30 this morning following a two-alarm fire reported at around 4:35 a.m. While most vendors owning shops on the outside of...

    • Posted September 13, 2014
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  • Gunman
    Apple Street standoff

    Police continue to maintain a perimeter on the 1300 block of Apple Street where a gunman has been holed up since a domestic dispute that started at about 2:30 a.m., Ephrata Police Chief William Harvey confirmed.Harvey at...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Post Prom desperate for space, volunteers

    “The post prom saves lives,” Betty Heydt, Ephrata School District’s Post Prom coordinator asserts. “I truly believe that.” But now, this long standing Ephrata tradition is at risk of folding. Ephrata School District’s Post Prom has been...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • We will never forget

        A local ceremony in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is planned for Thursday evening. The event will be hosted by Blue Ridge Communications in partnership with America’s 9/11 Foundation, Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard,...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • After 28 years serving as organizers of the Miss Denver Fair contest, Pat and Nevin McQuate crowned their final queen, Miss Katie Grobengieser, Tuesday night.
    Crowning touch

    After 28 years serving as organizers of the Miss Denver Fair contest, Pat and Nevin McQuate crowned their final queen, Miss Katie Grobengieser, Tuesday night.

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • Steve Goss
    New EHS band director looking at bright future

      Steve Goss talks about the new school year in the same way he talks about everything else. There is a musical flow to his thoughts, a definable cadence to his words and a rhythm to his...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • Columnist Pat Burns going through security  before Eagles-Giants game at Lincoln Financial Field in 2013.
    Steeling the spotlight

    Some of my best friends are from Pittsburgh.   They exude Steelers passion just as my former Philly neighbors bleed Eagles green. It’s geography-based. You don’t choose. It’s called your HOME team. Yet there’s a mixed-up multitude...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • One of the craft vendors from last year’s show.
    First up is Ephrata’s craft fair Saturday

    Fair season officially begins in Ephrata when the 41st annual Ephrata Merchants Association Arts and Craft and Restaurant Fair comes to town from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6. More than 100 vendors and restaurants are...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • The bumper cars are always a popular attraction at the Denver Fair.
    The Denver Fair – a treasure of memories

    Annual event opens Tuesday in park The 2014 Denver Fair will be ready for you and your family to make and share some memories, new and old. The fair runs Sept. 9 through Sept. 13. Some of...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • The actual green artificial surface was rolled out for the first time Tuesday
    Green carpet arrivals

      Tuesday was a big day at Ephrata’s War Memorial Field as the first rolls of actual green artificial turf were put into place on the football field. Crews made quite a bit of progress throughout the...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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