Filling the gap
With Title 35, Chapter 74 subchapter D of the Pennsylvania Health and Welfare Act, the Pennsylvania Legislature created an entity called the “Special Fire Police.” And why, you may ask, are you bothering me with this trivia?...
- Posted April 8, 2015
The following is an editorial depiction of Record Express reporter Pat Burns’ introduction to the Uber phenomenon: I learned a little about the new online Uber ride-sharing service that launched in Lititz Friday, but probably not as...
- Posted April 1, 2015
The Akron dream
I suppose it was around 1970 when this new family rolled into the small green home two doors down from us in Akron. For the life of me, I can’t recall anyone else living there prior though...
- Posted March 26, 2015
Building a stronger Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania General Assembly faces many challenges as the 2015-2016 legislative session opens. In the midst of those challenges is opportunity. I hope we will take advantage of the opportunity to pass meaningful legislation that dramatically reverses...
- Posted February 25, 2015
The big red box
The Washington Avenue Elementary School of the second quarter of the 20th Century was a large red brick structure facing on Washington Avenue. It provided basic education to Ephrata Borough students north of Main Street. During...
- Posted February 11, 2015
As a young boy, despite having constant “ants in my pants” and wanting to go outside to play basketball, ice hockey, street hockey, tackle football and of course, whiffleball, baseball and just about any ball you can...
- Posted February 4, 2015
‘You ain’t nothing but a groundhog’
It was the annual pig stomach feast at the chateau of the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge in the White Rock Valley near Quarryville A good time was being had by all but the band, a country rock...
- Posted January 28, 2015
Meet Jacy Good
In May 2008, Jacy Good was basking in the thrill of her graduation from Muhlenberg College. She graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors, and originally planned to return to and settle down...
- Posted January 14, 2015
Disclaimer: As a former Eagles season ticket-holder from Philadelphia, I hate the Dallas Cowboys. I’m amazed and angered by the NFL. The absurd officiating, the TV propaganda, and the willingness of fans to accept as fact anything...
- Posted January 14, 2015
A family thing
Growing up on East Main Street in Ephrata in the 1950’s, I was often sent to the Geigley sister’s grocery store in a white double house which still stands on the south-east corner of Main and...
- Posted December 23, 2014
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