• The Lapp farm in Paradise, site of the In-Home Dinner program. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
    The simple pleasures of Amish in-home dining

    Samuel and Ruth Lapp’s farm spreads out for 25 acres from White Oak Road in Paradise. It’s picture perfect and what tourists come to Lancaster County to see. Earlier this spring, when the family’s two-acres of strawberries...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • Ephrata Borough now has nuisance ordinance

    With an eye toward protecting the health and welfare of borough residents, Ephrata Borough Council unanimously passed three nuisance ordinances Monday evening. The new laws deal with noise control, nuisance properties and rental permitting, an ordinance which...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Vendor vetting

    Green Dragon owners discuss steps they take to ensure quality sellers at popular market “We’re in the business of renting space,” Rob Rohrbach of the Green Dragon Farmers Market said. “Getting items for resale is not what...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • CanineBall!

    There was the usual canine craziness on Saturday at the annual end-of-summer doggy swim at the Ephrata Community Pool. Dogs of all sizes, colors and temperaments took the plunge, literally, into the pool for an afternoon of...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Dillweed’s back at market this week

    Known for their “old-timey shenanigans,” the trio Dillweed returns to perform at the Lititz Farmers Market this Thursday, Sept. 14. The band, which hails from Millersville, is comprised of Ephrata grad Eric Weit, Kimberly Reddinger Weit, and...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Clay Elementary School principal announces retirement

    Joy Darkes, Clay Elementary School principal, recently announced her plans to retire in December. “I am planning to start a new chapter in my book of life — not an ending — just a new beginning filled...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Township adopts ‘pawnbroker ordinance’

    Not “known at this time” if Green Dragon vendors subject to new $250 licensing fee Criminals often seek to fence stolen goods through pawnbrokers, secondhand shops, junk dealers, and even antique stores. However, Ephrata Township officials just...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Forbidden Art now at Ephrata Library

    In 1943, a group of prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp decided to document what was happening in Buchenwald so the world would someday know. The secret group called themselves the “International Camp Committee,” and they compiled...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • A 2008 flag ceremony at the Girl Scouts' Camp Furnace Hills in northern Lancaster County. The 320-acre camp, which began in 1947, may be sold.
    Girl Scout camp to open at limited capacity

    Camp Furnace Hills, a camp for Girl Scouts since 1947, will remain open, although in a limited capacity, according to the Girl Scout Council that administers programs for Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA. On Feb....

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Purple Heart returned

    Brian Travis’ determination helped return a lost Purple Heart bestowed on a hero who died during the Battle of Normandy in World War II. Travis, who stumbled upon the Purple Heart at a Goodwill Store in April,...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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