• Tiny houses have compact kitchens and can even include a loft
    ‘Tiny’ getting bigger here

    New housing option growing in popularity They’re called “tiny houses” for a reason. They really are tiny! But for millennials looking to own their first home, or adults and seniors looking to downsize and get out from...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • Members of the Mayor’s Roundtable on Drugs, who met July 13 at Wellspan Ephrata Hospital, include (left to right) Eric Kennel of Compass Mark, Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen, Chief William Harvey, Deb Bard of T.W. Ponessa, Beth Bulat, Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Denise Sipe of T.W. Ponessa, and Sandy Paradis, The Rase Project (in foreground).
    Mayor assembles ‘drug roundtable’

    Five-pillar approach to address drug treatment, prevention, policing, harm reduction, and recovery During a recent economic symposium, residents compiled a list of downtown Ephrata’s advantages and drawbacks for a panel of professionals looking for development options for...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • Perfect weather Tuesday night helped draw a crowd of hundreds to Grater Park for a ninety minute performance by the Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival Band.
    ‘Clearly’ a great night in the park

    Perfect weather Tuesday night helped draw a crowd of hundreds to Grater Park for a ninety minute performance by the Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival Band. Photos by Dick Wanner

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • Evening market coming to town

    Saturday night events will feature live music, food, beverages and more Beginning in August, the Whistle Stop Plaza will be home for the Whistle Stop Night Market, a project of the Ephrata Alliance. The evening market will...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Tyler Esbenshade has many reasons to smile these days. Photo by Cindy Cowan
    With faith and a plan, Esbenshade continues his amazing recovery

    Eighteen-year-old Tyler Esbenshade seemed to have it all. He just graduated from Warwick High School, where he had been an above average student and athlete and was ready to attend Johnson College in Scranton to major in...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • Travis’ trials and triumph

    This is one story in a series on addiction written by Janice Ballenger, who works at Retreat at Lancaster County, a 175-bed inpatient addiction center in Ephrata. She has a burning passion to raise awareness and offer...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • Shown are (left to right) Kiera Walters, Abby Kohler, Kaylee Walters and Chris Kohler playing at the park. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Renovations to Snyder Park nearly complete

    Clay Township supervisors also reviewing ordinances After a few years in the works, the Snyder Park Pavilion Project in Clay Township will soon be finished and open to the public, township supervisors said at their monthly meeting....

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • Borough stormwater project underway

    Workers will check and repair new storm sewer pipes, catch basins and manholes where required; replace some existing water service lines and   existing curb and sidewalk. Completion is expected by mid September. A portion of Ephrata Borough’s...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • Fireworks light up the sky over the Lincoln Heights Outdoor Recreation Area Tuesday night. Photos by Missi Mortimer
    Tradition, patriotism shine on a picture-perfect Fourth

    Starting with a just-graduated Ephrata teen winning the 40th Firecracker Five-Mile Run and concluding with a night full of activities and free fireworks, it was truly a picturesque hometown Fourth of July. Indeed, 2017 graduate Zach Lefever...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Being prepared: Chief Harvey talks event planning at council meeting

    Ephrata Police Chief William “Bill” Harvey often refers to “the Bubba factor” when discussing how to plan a public event. No matter how meticulously planned, any type of event can go awry, and that’s why local police...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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