• Members of the Cocalico High School football squad will be on hand
on Feb. 5-6 at Weaver Markets to help with the collection of soup and
other canned meal items for the Faith United Evangelical Lutheran
Church Souper Bowl. Pictured (left to right) are Brady Sawyer, Mason
Strunk, Brady Maxwell, and Daniel Miklas. The canned items will benefit
the Peter’s Porch food ministry. (Photo courtesy of Jim Kreider)
    Everyone wins at the Souper Bowl

      Despite the existence of many community food banks, hunger is still an ongoing issue in Cocalico, Ephrata, and Lititz. It was due to local hunger statistics that Pastor Matt Lenahan of Akron Zion Lutheran Church founded...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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    Miller, Glick will marry

    Alma Esperanza Miller, of Akron, and David Ivan Glick, of Ephrata, recently announced their engagement. Alma is the daughter of Edwin and Susan Miller, Akron. David is the son of Kenton and Joy Glick, Ephrata. An Oct....

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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    Sipe, McDermott to wed

    Robert and Beth Sipe, of Ephrata, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Sipe, to Brian McDermott, the son of Mike and Maureen McDermott of Bryn Mawr. Leah is a 2008 graduate of Ephrata High School, and...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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    Births – Reported Jan. 27, 2016

    BECK, David L. and Elizabeth W. (Scarff), Schaefferstown, a daughter, at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Jan. 18. BLANK, Jake R. and Ruth Ann (King), Narvon, a son, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Nov. 22. FISHER,...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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    Simmons, Troop are wed

    Shyanne L. Simmons and Gerald W. Troop Jr., of Ephrata, were married Dec. 28 in Ephrata. The Hon. Judge Tony Russell officiated. Shyanne is the daughter of Ronnie and Michelle Simmons, Ephrata. She is a 2014 Ephrata...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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    Births – Reported Jan. 20, 2016

    BURKHOLDER, Alexis, Ephrata, a son, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Jan. 11. BURKHOLDER, Alvin and Carolyn (Nolt), East Earl, a daughter, at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Jan. 14. CAPPAS, Emilio and Jasmin (Valentin), Lebanon, a...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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    Billingslea, Neff to wed

    Dana Neff and James Billingslea, of Westminster, Md., recently announced their engagement. Dana is the daughter of Dave and Laura Neff, of Ephrata. She is a 2008 graduate of Ephrata High School, and a 2012 graduate of...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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    Lutz, Patterson engaged

    Kirstin Lutz, of Denver, and John Patterson, of Adamstown, recently announced that they will be wed. Kirstin is the daughter of David Lutz, Ephrata, and Lynette Lutz, Denver. She is a 2010 graduate of Cocalico High School....

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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    Births – Reported Jan. 13, 2016

    AKACKI, Pamela, and Shawn Welch, Ephrata, a daughter, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Jan. 8. AUCHEY, Jeffrey A. and Sheena (Stoltzfus), Ephrata, a son, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Jan. 7. BOWMAN, Blaine and Samantha (Peachey), Ephrata,...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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  • ER20160106_SocEngWeaver
    Weaver, Andreaggi will marry

    Amy L. Weaver, of Ephrata, and Christian A. Andreaggi, Pittsburgh, recently announced their engagement. Amy is the daughter of Steven and Kerry Weaver, Ephrata. She is a 2012 graduate of Ephrata High School, and received a bachelor’s...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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