• It's almost time for the curtain to go up on Ephrata High School's production of "Grease: School Ver-sion," running April 20-22 at 7 p.m. Cast members include (front, left to right) Stephanie Beiler as Sandy; Ellis Vogt as Danny; (back, l-r) Halle Snyder as Jan; Riley Martin as Roger; Eliza Mull as Frenchy; Steve Homan as Sonny; Emily Walker as Miss Lynch; Dana Battle as Patty; Shane Wright as Doody; Carly Ludwig as Marty; Bella Torres as Rizzo; Jerel Straley as Kenickie. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    ‘Grease is the word’ at EHS

    Ephrata High School Theater Program proudly presents “Grease: School Version,” which allows audiences of all ages to enjoy the classic characters and music of the original theatrical and film versions of this beloved musical. While edited for...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Silos rise high above the former Wenger Feed Mill property between East Main and East Franklin streets. Photo courtesy of Economic Development Company of Lancaster County
    Mulling the mill

    Public input sought on historic Wenger property redevelopment Ephrata Borough wants to hear residents’ ideas on possible ways to breathe new life into the old Wenger Feed Mill. Could it be a restaurant, an entertainment center, retail...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • St. Boniface introduces Well Wisher IPL to benefit third world water efforts

    After reading “A Long Walk to Water,” Sarah Northup and her daughter, Hannah, knew they needed to find a way to help. The short novel by Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park details the fictional life of...

    • Posted April 18, 2017
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  • Residents crowd Clay meeting to support farmland

    Urge supervisors to deny rezoning request along Route 322 Bit by bit, acre by acre, Lancaster County residents are seeing their farmland disappear and they aren’t happy about it, many told the Clay Township supervisors Monday evening....

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Fred Esbenshade of Esbenshade’s Greenhouse in Brickerville with an early blooming lily and surrounded by more than 20,000 lilies growing for Easter. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
    Lancaster County Is back in bloom

    When’s Easter and Mother’s Day this year? What date do we plant the lilies, and start filling hanging baskets? Do we grow more pansies or petunias? It’s all about timing and the numbers for the Lancaster County...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Charles Adkins, of NexGen Utility Solutions checks the newly installed unit. The entire process takes about one minute. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Watt to expect…Electric meters being replaced in the borough

    “We recently pulled a meter that was from the 1940s. That’s a 70-year-old meter. It was still reading but there was no way it was near as accurate as the day it was installed.” — Brett McClain,...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Council supports proposed economic development merger

    Clarifies issues raised in Review letter Ephrata Borough Council voted unanimously to support a plan to merge four economic development organizations. Council approved a resolution recommended by the Development Activities Committee at its regular session Monday night....

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Weist Memorial, built more than a century ago, is an example of more traditional church architecture. Photo by Missy Mortimer
    Time again for architectural pilgrimage

    Elaine Bowman and her friends at the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley are busy these days putting the final touches on the second Cocalico Valley Church Tour. As Bowman and the committee of volunteers organizers work...

    • Posted April 6, 2017
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  • Crisis manager: Harvey’s experience, certifications prepare him for many scenarios

    Ephrata Police Chief William Harvey celebrated eight years at the helm of the police department back in February. And what many do not know is that Harvey, a highly trained and accomplished chief, is the go-to man...

    • Posted April 6, 2017
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  • The EPAC Board of Directors from left to right are David Dierwechter, president; Lynne DeMers-Hunt, secretary; Steve Sellers, treasurer; Robin Payne, member at large; and Greta Laube, vice president.
    Transitional stage: New president looks to enhance and refresh EPAC image

    Coming off EPAC’s recent successful run of a sold-out production of “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” (the first such sell out run in recent history) the mood of the regional theatre’s board, staff, and volunteers is elated...

    • Posted April 6, 2017
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