• LNP file photo Comcast is negotiating franchise fees with five municipalities, including Lititz and Warwick Township, which have retained the Cohen Law Group of Pittsburgh to negotiate with Comcast to allow it to provide cable TV service in those areas.
    Com-casting to a wider audience?

    Comcast will extend its operations from a point south of Akron into Lititz and Ephrata where it will initially provide telephone and Internet services only to businesses with access to the new lines Comcast is coming to...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Shop at the Whistle Stop this Saturday

    The Whistle Stop Night Market in downtown Ephrata is the place to be on every third Saturday of each month, May through September, and July 21 marks the return of this month’s community and family-friendly event to...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Santa arrives with Mrs. Claus atop the Ephrata National Bank
    Ten Thousand Villages looks forward while embracing its past

    In 1946, Akron’s Edna Byler returned from a trip to Puerto Rico with her husband (a member of the Mennonite Central Committee) with handmade embroidery she purchased from a woman in LaPlata. The crafters’ work was so...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Santa arrives with Mrs. Claus atop the Ephrata National Bank
    You can always bank on Santa

    Kris Kringle will once again land at ENB, but greet children after exiting on the ground floor Santa may be taking the stairs this year before greeting his adoring public, but he will still be arriving in...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Welcome to the wild

    When Denver Borough councilman Dan Rogers, of Sycamore Street, opened the door to his backyard to take out the dog on a hot, steamy Saturday, June 30, a three foot alligator was directly in front of him...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • Santa’s arrival altered; no more ENB roof ‘landings’

        Santa won’t be “flying” his reindeer-driven sleigh into Ephrata this year, but he’ll most certainly arrive for his annual Christmastime appearance. It was Christmas in July Monday evening as Ephrata Borough Council learned about changes...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • DOVE Westgate begins expansion

    DOVE Westgate Church in Ephrata is preparing to undergo a drastic building expansion project. This new expansion will focus primarily on the west wing and back portion of the building. The east wing of the church, currently...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • There is plenty of anticipation for the Tom Petty tribute band Refugee, fronted here by Mike and Hillary Epstein, coming to Ephrata’s Grater Park next Tuesday. Photo from refugeeband.com
    Popular Petty tribute band at “Concert by the Creek” Tues.

    Summer is heating up and so are the free Concerts By the Creek in Ephrata’s Grater Park. The annual series had a good start with Goose kicking things off back in June, but Tuesday, July 10 is...

    • Posted July 5, 2018
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  • Fireworks boom over the Ephrata Middle School during last year’s Fourth of July celebration.
    Heat is on, but lots of cool things happening right here on the 4th

    While the area may indeed be in the midst of one of the longest heat waves in recent memory, there is plenty going on in Ephrata July 4 to help make the sizzling temperatures more tolerable. In...

    • Posted July 3, 2018
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  • Zachary Graney stocks mortars at the fireworks sales tent in Ephrata. The tent does not stock M80s or firecrackers, but it has an assortment of aerial devices that became legal to purchase by a new state law in October. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Kaboom!

    Last October, the state legalized the sale of up to 50 milligrams of explosive material which includes firecrackers, Roman candles, and bottle rockets Zachary Graney hears the same question from customers arriving at the Wicked Fireworks sales...

    • Posted July 3, 2018
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