• Will Ephrata's juniors and seniors get the chance to enjoy Lily's and The Main Theater again this year for Post Prom?
    Ephrata Post Prom may be canceled

    After decades of providing a safe and entertaining destination for students after the prom has ended, the Ephrata Post Prom may be coming to end. With a rapid decline in community donations, Post Prom chair Betty Heydt...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Stellar Students

    Each  year  one  sophomore  at  Cocalico  High  School  is  nominated  to  attend  the  Hugh  O’Brien  Leadership  Conference  at Millersville University. This year’s nominee is Zoe Smith (left), daughter of Donna and Samuel Smith of Stevens. The alternate...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Albert R. Boscov, Retailer & Philanthropist, Remembered

    Albert Robert Boscov, of Reading, Pa., passed away on February 10, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family and the many well-wishes of his extended family of Boscov’s communities and employees. Albert was the beloved husband...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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  • Fire & Ice 2017

    • Posted February 10, 2017
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  • DEP regulations may result in call for Clay tax hike next year

    While the Clay Township Supervisors were able to pass the 2017 budget without any increase in taxes, that might not be the case next year due to a hefty increase in expenses associated with complying with new...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Skye, a rare blue merle grand-champion border collie from Rothsville, will compete at the Westminster Dog Show in New York City held Mon. and Tues., Feb. 13 and 14.
    Skye’s the limit!

    Skye, a rare blue merle grand-champion border collie from Rothsville, will compete at the Westminster Dog Show in New York City held Mon. and Tues., Feb. 13 and 14. Owner, trainer, and handler Karen J. Mull and...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Elva Stauffer is shown with her son, Ron, (left) in the Cloister Restaurant’s compact kitchen.
    45 years and counting at the Cloister Restaurant

    At 90, Elva Stauffer shows no signs of slowing down For decades, local eateries like the Ephrata’s Cloister Restaurant were a go-to spot for families seeking a night out, a respite from cooking at home, and —...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Shelley Shellenberger makes knitted caps on a circular loom. Photo by Dan Marschka
    Retired pastor, 94, makes hundreds of caps for needy in Eastern Europe

    Shelley Shellenberger sits in a chair by the window in his Landis Homes apartment, wrapping strands of yarn around the pegs of a Knifty Knitter loom. After he has wrapped enough yarn and used a hook to...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Wellspan wants boro name on $3M grant

    Borough officials say municipality would bear no legal or financial liability for grant to help fund $10 million expansion of WECH’s cancer treatment center. Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital is seeking a grant to help fund a possible...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Carol keeps it Cool and publishes first book

    Ephrata motivational speaker Carol Cool has added a new act to her life — author. Cool recently published her first book Finding Balance in the Circus of Life. Based on her popular retreat of the same name,...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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