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
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
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
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
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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