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    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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  • Soundtracks of summer

      So much going on in the big town of Ephrata but after such a serious column last week, and with summer slipping away, it really is time for something fun. Back in June as I was...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Balancing act

      While libraries still rely heavily on the printed word, the trend toward electronic resources is also a priority. At the Ephrata Public Library, we try to find a good balance. We are always looking for feedback...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Vacationing columnist Pat Burns casting off North Wildwood’s sea wall on 2nd Avenue beach.  (PHOTOS by Patrick Burns)
    A shore thing

    Alarm washed over a swamped and sticky Wildwood boardwalk when a public-address alert reported a 7-year-old-boy had vanished on a muggy evening in July 1968. The McCarrick, Lannon, McRath, McCloskey, Goetz, and Burns families knew the description...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Ephrata is happening!

      Did you ever wonder as you were walking around downtown Ephrata, or even while driving the streets &tstr; What goes on in that building? What do they sell in that store? or How long have they...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Being free is…

      I recently read the young adult Divergent trilogy. The primary character, Tris, is a late teen woman trying to find her place in a dystopian future city of Chicago. Among her many quandaries is the meaning...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • In the stacks

    While it is evident that libraries are evolving, we still serve a basic purpose of delivering books into the hands of our community. I often get questions from library users who are curious about how we select...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Just maybe…

    Lancaster Intelligencer Journal – July 7, 1863 A TERRIBLE BATTLE – The Rebel Army Defeated and Driven Back At the Battle of Gettysburg the infantry soldier was armed with the Model 1863 Springfield Rifle-musket. A well trained...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • May is a good time for Ephrata Area Social Services

    The Letter Carriers food drive is huge. It happens on Mother’s Day weekend. As the weather changes, so do the habits of people wishing to show support for the local food bank. Students having to perform community...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Excited about changes

    We are in the midst of some exciting changes at Ephrata Community Hospital. If you haven’t already noticed, we are now WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital &tstr; complete with a brand new logo. These changes reflect the alignment...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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