• Ephrata Main Theatre changing hands

    At the end of the week, Penn and Amiee Ketchum will take control of and begin renovations of the Ephrata Main Theatre. Owners Steve and Karen Brown, who’ll open the theater for one last weekend, had struggled...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • EHS seniors file toward the stage area at graduation Thursday.
    Ephrata’s 122nd commencement set for Tuesday at War Memorial

    Ephrata High School will hold its 122st commencement exercises Tuesday, June 6. Ephrata Area School District announced ceremonies are set for 7 p.m. at War Memorial Field. It will be held at Ephrata Middle School in case...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • Rebecca Lawrence as "Repunzel" and Laura Brandt as "Batgirl" are preparing for Health Day in the Park
    Library, WellSpan ECH host ‘Healthy Day in the Park’

    Ephrata Public Library and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital are teaming up to host Healthy Day in the Park from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 3 in Grater Memorial Park, Ephrata. This free fitness and family fun...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • Rebecca Lawrence as "Repunzel" and Laura Brandt as "Batgirl" are preparing for Health Day in the Park
    Groff celebrates 50 years at ENB

    Fifty years is a milestone in people’s lives. A 50-year wedding anniversary is something to celebrate, as is 50 years with the same company. Aaron Groff Jr. celebrated the latter April 10. The president, chairman and chief...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • West Cocalico talks roads, bridges

    Roads and bridge work were the major issues of discussion in the West Cocalico Township Supervisors meeting May 16. Roadmaster Tom Showalter told the board his department successfully took street sweeping debris to a landfill as per...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • World War II veteran Dick Biehl, 94, of Berks County reflects on his D-Day experiences during a visit to the Winters Leadership Memorial at Veterans Plaza in Ephrata. Photo by Donna Reed
    Berks WWII veteran pays homage to D-Day and Winters

    When you’re 21, life events take on a clarity that morph into vivid memories as the decades pass. Often, those memories are joyous ones of early adulthood ­ graduating college, striking out on your own, adventures with...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Akron council rejects Gate House zoning petition

    Akron borough council faced an assertive crowd of about 100 people Monday night at the Akron Fire Hall. Except for a handful of attendees, the people were there to oppose the establishment of an alcohol and drug...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • A pony cart stops at Lapp Valley Farm drive through window for ice cream and milk.
    Summer’s almost here

    Unique farm store serves ice cream that’s Lancaster County special There are no shortage of ice cream parlors and roadside stops in Lancaster County. But there is only one Lapp Valley Farm. Locals and tourists find the...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Dog finds permanent job

    The saying ‘it’s a dog’s life’ usually means things are going to be easy or relaxing. But for Bendov that couldn’t be further from the truth. Bendov is a 2½-year-old black Labrador retriever who now lives in...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Major General Walter T. Lord
    American Legion plans Ephrata Memorial Day program

    In a joint effort between the American Legion Post No. 429, BPO Elks Lodge No. 1933, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3376 and the Amvets Post No. 136, a Memorial Day program will be held beginning...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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