• 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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    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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  • Railroad building no kids
    Ordinances, cameras aimed at crowd problems

    Borough officials are hoping new surveillance cameras and additional ordinances will resolve loitering issues at Ephrata’s downtown plaza. The community services committee recommended moving forward three ordinances for borough council’s consideration during a meeting Monday that attracted...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • While the plaza is usually buzzing with positive activities, concerns have been raised about  crowds which gather primarily to the right of the train station regularly.
    Merchants boil over loitering issue

      Why allow loiterers to cast a blight on the $1 million-plus decorative polish of Ephrata’s downtown welcome center plaza? That question was once again bluntly delivered to borough officials by downtown merchants during a Monday afternoon...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • ‘Summertime’ idol

    It’s summertime and the living just got a bit easier for Peggy Keller of Ephrata. Keller received the good news Tuesday morning that she is one of 30 finalists in the AARP Boomer Superstar contest, honored for...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Lots of fun for everyone this weekend in downtown Ephrata
    Downtown fun in the sun

      Bring the entire family for a weekend of summertime fun in Ephrata. The weekend will kick off with a Night at the Movies July 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Ephrata Whistle Stop Plaza, 16 East...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Dave and Joyce Bowers are shown in this 50th anniversary photo from December of 2012.
    Tragedy in Canada

      An Ephrata Township woman who died Sunday after her tour bus crashed in Canada is being remembered by her church community. Joyce Bowers, 70, was a long time member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ephrata,...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • A trio of Boehringer's staff (from left to right): Kam Mueller, Amelia Kowalski, and Brooke Burkholder are ready for today’s 11 a.m. opening.
    It’s so cool! Boehringer’s brings back business

    Chris Schnader will make history this morning at the historic Boehringer’s Drive-In in Adamstown. “This is the first year we’ll have two openings,” said Schnader, whose family has operated the famous landmark ice cream shop and restaurant...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • From the Brickyard development, Ephrata resident April
Shirk shot this image of the double rainbow which formed after Tuesday evening' storm.
    Double rainbow brightens aftermath of powerful storm

      A quick-moving, powerful storm swept through Lancaster County last night, leaving its mark with downed trees and branches and leaving hundreds in the Ephrata area without power &tstr; although they were treated to a bright, rare...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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