• Still time to watch…

      OK, we are going to keep it really light and simple in this final week before the big day. While we spend a great deal of time reminding our children and others around us the reason...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • Meet Casey Allyn

      Tune in to I-105 FM week days between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. and you will be among many others doing the same, listening to Uncle Murf and Casey Allyn. In 2014, they were again voted...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Sleigh actually needed?

      OK, I realize I am kind of breaking my own rule by talking about Christmas before Thanksgiving but you have to at least be a little giddy at the prospect of some snow on the ground...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Ephrata: The small town with a big heart

    The Extraordinary Give is happening in Lancaster County Nov. 21. There will be approximately 16 Ephrata non-profits that will participate in this unique fundraising effort. Close to half of the non-profits listed, I or my family members,...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Here’s the trick…

      With Halloween and the election both quickly approaching, I couldn’t resist trying to somehow put the two together. I think for a trick, we won’t spend too much time talking politics here (full election preview on...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • In appreciation of the opportunity to serve

      My time in the Pennsylvania State Senate is quickly coming to a close, as I have chosen not to seek a third term. It is with great humility and gratitude that I offer my deepest thanks...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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    Did ABC’s mistake bleed into print media reporting of ND-FSU game?

    No corrections from NYTs, USA Today, New York Post It’s unfair to criticize New York Times reporter Tom Spousta for a pair of minor errors in his coverage of Notre Dame-Florida State game Saturday. Deadline reporting –...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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  • Cloister social experiment

    Finally, the day I had anxiously anticipated for months had come and I could not wait to get down to the Ephrata Cloister for a rare tour of the upper floors of the Saal and Saron buildings....

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • My own EPAC story

    We all have people, places or things in our lives that matter deeply to us. For many it is family or religious beliefs that occupy the top of that list. For others, however, the list of what...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • New ‘fair views’

      With me celebrating my 50th Ephrata Fair in 2014, I felt it was more important than ever to find some new perspectives. OK, so maybe I don’t recall the first five or so &tstr; when the...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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