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    Ten Thousand Villages restructures, cuts staff, sets 3-year goal to profitability

    Akron-based Ten Thousand Villages recently implemented a restructuring plan that includes layoffs and a three-year plan to return to profitability. The board met early last month in what Ruth Martin, marketing director, described as a meeting intent...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Arrows on this photo indicate recent changes made to this area of the Ephrata Rail Trail at the intersection of Queen Street.
    Table, benches removed from trail

    Chief Harvey cites proper design and effective use of trail environment can lead to a reduction in problems Concerns about inappropriate behavior along Ephrata’s linear trail boiled over following an April 2 brawl. That incident, which preceded...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Workers on Tuesday prepare finishing touches on the rebuilt bridge that replaced of the 71-year-old overpass that carries Route 272 over Cocalico Creek.
    Detour no more: 272 Bridge to open on or before June 3

    Many Ephrata commuters and shoppers became a bit grumpy one year ago today. After all, PennDOT on May 4, 2015 set up a detour and shut down Route 272 northbound to do bridge repair work. This was...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Leonard “Lenny” Heiser, a truck driver for Mar-Allen Concrete, is shown with Dominick Barnhart who will be riding with him in the Mother’s Day Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy for the fifth year in a row.
    Heiser to mark seventh year in convoy

    For one Ephrata truck driver, the Mother’s Day Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy, which is set for this Sunday, holds a special place in his heart. This will be Leonard “Lenny” Heiser’s seventh convoy. He drives a truck for...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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    Showcase Of Homes For Sale

    Click Here To View Past Issues 333 SILVERWOOD DRIVE LITITZ This stunner in the desirable Silverwood development boasts 5 bedrooms, over 3100 square feet, 9 foot ceilings on the first floor and a spacious finished basement. Enjoy...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • Guests at last year's Ephrata Post Prom got the red carpet treatment prior to entering the Main Theater for a night of fun, food and entertainment. Tickets for this year's event, set for Saturday, May 14, go on sale Thursday at the high school.
    Volunteers still needed for Post Prom

    New entertainment added to this year’s event The Ephrata Junior-Senior Prom and Post Prom are scheduled for May 14. The Post Prom committee once again has a big night scheduled at Lily’s and the Main Theater but...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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    Local man honors former hotel, owner

    A local man has found a unique way to remember a historical hotel and honor the man who owned it. Doug Keith of Ephrata has been making turkey calls for more than 20 years, according to his...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • This is the unnamed stream between the Akron rail trail and the backyards of six Bomberber Road homeowners. The stream, which is often dry, fills up when it rains and is eroding the backyards of the property owners.
    Akron ponders remedial riprap

    In his report to the Akron Borough Council April 11, Borough Manager Dan Guers said he received engineering cost estimates for a streambank restoration project on a small stream between the rail trail and the backyards of...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • A drenching thunderstorm just after 5 p.m. served only to top Donald Trump’s decisive win here with a double rainbow
    Trump and Sanders win in Ephrata

      Tuesday’s primary election turnout was brisk as voters arrived in steady streams throughout a day when temperatures reached 80 degrees in Ephrata. The gorgeous day, dampened briefly by a drenching thunder storm just after 5 p.m....

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • Ephrata High School's production of Les Miserables (school edition) debuts Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m., in Allen Hammon Auditorium. Cast members include (front row, left to right) Young Cosette, Hannah Logue; Fantine, Sofia Brandt; Javert, Nic Stauffer; Jean Valjean, Ian Wettlaufer; Cosette, Stephanie Beiler; Marius, Ellis Vogt; (back, l-r) Thenardier, Ethan Fasnacht; Madame Thenardier, Cheyenne Angelo; Enjolras, Shane Wright; Eponine, Carly Ludwig.
    EHS to present ‘Les Misérables’

      The Ephrata High School Theatre Department presents “Les Misérables — Student Edition,” a musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Performances are Thursday, April 21, Friday, April 22, and...

    • Posted April 22, 2016
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