• 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
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  • Rise again

      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
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  • 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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    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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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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