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
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
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
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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