• Rebecca Lawrence as "Repunzel" and Laura Brandt as "Batgirl" are preparing for Health Day in the Park
    Library, WellSpan ECH host ‘Healthy Day in the Park’

    Ephrata Public Library and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital are teaming up to host Healthy Day in the Park from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 3 in Grater Memorial Park, Ephrata. This free fitness and family fun...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • Rebecca Lawrence as "Repunzel" and Laura Brandt as "Batgirl" are preparing for Health Day in the Park
    Groff celebrates 50 years at ENB

    Fifty years is a milestone in people’s lives. A 50-year wedding anniversary is something to celebrate, as is 50 years with the same company. Aaron Groff Jr. celebrated the latter April 10. The president, chairman and chief...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • West Cocalico talks roads, bridges

    Roads and bridge work were the major issues of discussion in the West Cocalico Township Supervisors meeting May 16. Roadmaster Tom Showalter told the board his department successfully took street sweeping debris to a landfill as per...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • World War II veteran Dick Biehl, 94, of Berks County reflects on his D-Day experiences during a visit to the Winters Leadership Memorial at Veterans Plaza in Ephrata. Photo by Donna Reed
    Berks WWII veteran pays homage to D-Day and Winters

    When you’re 21, life events take on a clarity that morph into vivid memories as the decades pass. Often, those memories are joyous ones of early adulthood ­ graduating college, striking out on your own, adventures with...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Akron council rejects Gate House zoning petition

    Akron borough council faced an assertive crowd of about 100 people Monday night at the Akron Fire Hall. Except for a handful of attendees, the people were there to oppose the establishment of an alcohol and drug...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • A pony cart stops at Lapp Valley Farm drive through window for ice cream and milk.
    Summer’s almost here

    Unique farm store serves ice cream that’s Lancaster County special There are no shortage of ice cream parlors and roadside stops in Lancaster County. But there is only one Lapp Valley Farm. Locals and tourists find the...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Dog finds permanent job

    The saying ‘it’s a dog’s life’ usually means things are going to be easy or relaxing. But for Bendov that couldn’t be further from the truth. Bendov is a 2½-year-old black Labrador retriever who now lives in...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Major General Walter T. Lord
    American Legion plans Ephrata Memorial Day program

    In a joint effort between the American Legion Post No. 429, BPO Elks Lodge No. 1933, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3376 and the Amvets Post No. 136, a Memorial Day program will be held beginning...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Romao R. Carrasco defeated Noelle Fortna in the GOP primary for East Cocalico Board of Supervisors. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Carrasco wins in E. Cocalico

    DA Craig Stedman bested four other candidates to win the GOP primary and spot on the November ballot seeking one of four open Superior Court seats. Low voter turnout on a sunny, warm Tuesday was obvious at...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Akron council will discuss Gate House proposal May 22

    A Gate House proposal to transform the Boxwood Inn B&B into a residential treatment facility for recovering drug and alcohol patients was the lead topic at the Akron Borough Council meeting May 8. Attorney James Welch asked...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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