• Births – June 18,

    ALSTON, Brandon D. and Danielle (Giberson), Ephrata, a son, at Women & Babies Hospital, June 13. AUKER, Allen S. and Sarah S. (Sensenig), Hahnstown Road, Ephrata, a son, at home, June 6. BEILER, Aaron E. Jr. and...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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    Martin, Hess wed

    Gina Hess, of Lititz, and and Cody Martin, of Ephrata, were wed on May 10 in Newmanstown. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Jason Shirk. Gina is the daughter of Rob and Laurie Hess. Lititz. She graduated...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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    Strawberry Social: Seasonal treat supports Old Zion

    The Old Zion Church will celebrate the coming of summer with its annual Strawberry Social. The public is invited to visit the church lawn, located on Reifsnyder Road near Brickerville, on June 14 from 3:30 to 6:30...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • The Benchmark Construction team, Akron, were the winners of the United Way of Lancaster County's 16th annual Trike Race. (Photo provided by UWLC)
    Akron team wins United Way Trike Race

    Three wheels, one winner, and this year that winner was Brownstown-based Benchmark Construction. On May 20, the Benchmark trike team bested 14 other local companies to win United Way of Lancaster County’s 16th annual Trike Race. Riding...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Births – June 4, 2014

    BARRETT, Matthew D.A. and Jenna (Yocklovich), Ephrata, a daughter, at Ephrata Community Hospital, May 28. BRUBACKER, Eric S. and Janette (Auker), Ephrata, a daughter, at Ephrata Community Hospital, May 30. COVER, Brian and Melanie (Dodson), East Petersburg,...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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    Snyder, Martin will wed next month

    Clifford and Carol Martin, Stevens, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Dustin Martin, to Christina Snyder of Parkville, Md. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mark and Sandy Snyder of Perrysburg, Ohio. She is...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • The perceived simplicity of beer and grilled cheese has been elevated to new heights! (Photo by Michael Upton)
    Pairings: Commonwealth on Queen

    Beer pairings are super popular now (as beer begins to be considered more refined) and many great restaurants are offering full meals paired with a selection of local and national craft beers. Beer tastings are a course...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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    Open Air Market kicks off summer season

    Shoppers at Ephrata’s Open Air Market were treated to a wonderfully sunny, yet, cool day in which to browse the wares of the many merchants in attendance during the market’s season opening May 17. The Whistle Stop...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Julie Ceresini (left) and Charlotte Boas work together at The Park Place Diner. They also worked at Zinn's Diner at the same location. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Zinn’s Diner employees still family 11 years after the restaurant was sold

    Special reunion set Saturday For 53 years, Zinn’s Diner provided tasty meals and excellent service to dedicated local patrons and hungry tourists alike. “In our peak year, we served 758,000 customers in a diner with fewer than...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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    Crills celebrate 50 years of marriage

    Harvey S. Crills and Anna Mary Brubaker Crills, Ephrata, married 50 years ago and recently gathered with their family to celebrate the momentous occasion. The couple was married by Bishop Issac Sensenig at his house on Glenwood...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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