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
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
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
Where’s the Burro?
The many faces of Ephrata… that is the Burro of Ephrata! Do you know where The Burro of Ephrata is? Maybe the question is do you know WHAT the Burro of Ephrata is? Move aside Flat...
- Posted September 24, 2014
Of all the news stories unfolding over the past week, perhaps none struck a chord with the masses the way the devastating fire at Green Dragon did. Aside from the fact this is a core business...
- Posted September 17, 2014
Where you stand depends on where you sit
Since changing seats at the Ephrata Rec Center a little over two years ago, moving from program coordinator to executive director, I have been reminded of the truth in this axiom quite a few times. As...
- Posted September 10, 2014
Real estate and research
When patrons visit our library for the first time, the most heard comment has to do with either the buzzing of people or the amount of things we’ve stuffed into our building. Passersby may wonder why there...
- Posted September 3, 2014
Breast cancer patient helping others
At this time last year, Vicki Wilson of Lititz had completed six months of chemotherapy for breast cancer and was preparing for a grueling regimen of 34 radiation therapy treatments. Today, however, she’s energetic and positive. She...
- Posted August 27, 2014
Who’s all wet?
Is there anyone out there who hasn’t been touched, or soaked, by the great ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? For those not on social media, where videos are being posted constantly, or anyone who has not seen...
- Posted August 20, 2014
Living with ALS
When you first receive the life changing news that you have ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and there is no cure, if fortunate to be in an area served by the ALS Association, you receive a publication named...
- Posted August 13, 2014
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