• !!!Old Mac
    ‘Old’ McDonald’s farms out workers

    Expect to see familiar workers when the new Ephrata Marketplace McDonald’s opens in two weeks. The burned out Cloister Shopping Center McDonald’s will be rebuilt and redesigned.  Employees from the burned out McDonald’s restaurant at the Cloister...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • Akron police ‘confident’ in Roland Park’s safety

    The daylight robbery that occurred July 22 in Akron’s Loyd Roland Park was not an indication of ongoing criminal activity in the park, according to Sergeant Dale Putt of the borough police department. Putt, along with Chief...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Ordinance for rent

    Ephrata Borough’s solicitor submitted a redraft of a proposed rental ordinance at Monday’s Development Activities Committee meeting. Solicitor James R. McManus went over some of the major revisions on the controversial document that was first disclosed to...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • The nearly completed, 70-seat McDonald’s restaurant in the Ephrata Marketplace at 854 E. Main St.
    Ephrata’s busy business landscape

    Today’s frontpage provides evidence that the Ephrata-area business landscape is changing at a great pace. As does Google Earth’s satellite map of Main Street, which can’t keep pace with the changes. Missing is the nearly completed, 70-seat...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • !!!Saint B
    ‘Can’onizing Saint Boniface

    The craft brewer’s ambitious expansion includes a canning line. But don’t expect TVs. Saint Boniface Craft Brewery Co. is expanding brew capacity, production, distribution and the size of its brew pub at 1701 W. Main St. in...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • LR20140403_CWeisBeer06
    Weis proposes to sell beer in Ephrata store

    Weis Markets plans to open a Beer Café restaurant and take-out beer section inside its Ephrata store on Route 272. The 30-seat restaurant would be only the second supermarket in Lancaster County to sell beer and the...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Deaths of Local Interest – July 30, 2014

    Rosemary Blumenschein, 89, passed away July 23 at Magnolias of Lancaster, after a lengthy illness. She retired from the former Howmet Corporation where she worked in the production line. Rosemary was a charter member of St. Leo...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Christian B. Miller, 17, Stevens

    Christian B. Miller, 17, of 30-A Durlach Hill Road., Stevens, died unexpectedly Monday, July 21, 2014 in Bedford County. He was the son of Roy A. and Esther Stoltzfus Miller of Stevens. In addition to his parents,...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • BS10Sanguinito
    Lancaster Democratic Committee heats up summer campaigning schedule

    The Lancaster Democratic Committee invites everyone to meet local candidates this week in Ephrata and East Cocalico.   Tuesday, July 29 – Bryan Sanguinito State House Campaign Event: Meet the Candidates, Fundraiser for Bryan Sanguinito Tom Houghton (16th...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • Owner Melissa Palermo-Spero shown back on the day she opened the toy store in 2008 at the Sprecher building.
    Toy store moving to new location

     Sprecher building will be going up for sale The Fun-est Toy Store is not closing, however it will be moving to a new location at the end of the year and the historic Sprecher building will be...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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