• Why the Carbon talk?

    Editor, Ephrata Review, Carbon holds in heat and is a great natural insulator; it was used to shield uranium during the building of our first atomic weapons. In the atmosphere, carbon (as carbon dioxide, CO2) acts as...

    • Posted April 2, 2014
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  • Hometown check-up

    There’s been a lot of talk again lately around town about people losing their sense of community. Certainly this area is no different than many around the country that has seen societal changes impact the habits and...

    • Posted April 2, 2014
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  • Ephrata is happening… Locally baked, brewed and crafted here

    Editor, Ephrata Review, In keeping with the recent trend in small towns to encourage eat local, buy local and spend local, the town of Ephrata has plenty to offer. Starting your travels along Route 322 and on...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • More come off list

    One of the promises I made myself upon hitting the half-century mark last fall was to make a serious attempt to hack away at the infamous “bucket list.” Funny thing though about my bucket list is that...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • Statewide environmental cleanup event is underway

    Passing along a vibrant, healthy environment to future generations is a serious responsibility for community residents. For the past several years, the state Department of Environmental Protection and the state Department of Transportation have partnered with civic-minded...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • Red blood moons

    Editor, Ephrata Review, The Bible tells us that in the past, God spoke to his chose people, Israel, in a variety ways including unique celestial phenomena that includes the sun and moon. All signs in the sun...

    • Posted March 19, 2014
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  • After Further Review

    So many things racing through the mind as we sit here contemplating and anticipating, the start of spring: • Watching all these sports teams practicing inside as they walk past the still snow-covered and mushy ballfields each...

    • Posted March 19, 2014
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  • Local students participate in Senator for a Day program

    The creativity, intelligence and ingenuity of our community’s best and brightest students is a tremendous source of pride for many schools and parents. I had a unique opportunity to meet and interact with a number of these...

    • Posted March 19, 2014
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  • Insurance department offers winter storm damage tips

    Heavy snow and ice coupled with high winds and freezing temperatures have caused a number of issues for homeowners in recent weeks. The State Insurance Department recently issued a series of useful tips for homeowners whose property...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • Working your way up

    Periodically we go through periods of profound change. The mid-19th Century Industrial Revolution moved manufacturing from home and village enterprises to factories in urban areas, resulting in displacement of population and changes in social situations. In the...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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