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
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
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
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
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
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