• The executive team of the Ephrata Area Education Foundation includes (front row, left to right) Dean Hoover, president; Connie Kirby, vice president; (back, l-r) Aaron Groff, treasurer; Ann Marie Haus, secretary and executive director
    Foundation making huge impact

    Has awarded 119 grants totaling nearly $168K to EASD programs Over the past several years, school administrators across the country have had to scramble to deal with an ever-shrinking revenue stream. However, the Ephrata Area School District...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Riley Martin took a turn at the wheel of the ‘57 T-bird that belongs to his dad, Troy Martin, shortly before the curtain rose on the EHS production of “Grease.” Fellow cast member Halle Snyder joined him for a photo.
    Grease was the word…

                                  Photos by Dick Wanner

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Josh Battisti
    Played well…Cocalico junior defies Asperger’s; lands lead in Reading musical production

    To meet 17-year-old Josh Battisti, a budding thespian and junior at Cocalico High School, one may never expect to link him with the word autism. The theater-obsessed teen is often all smiles, in and out of character....

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Parents accompanied the youngest egg hunters onto the field, but for the older kids it was every boy/girl for him/herself. Photo by Dick Wanner
    The thrill of the hunt…

    The Ephrata Lions Club held its umpteenth annual Easter egg hunt Saturday morning at Grater Memorial Park. The Legion parking lot was filled and there were at least 200 or maybe 300 people by unofficial estimate on...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • It's almost time for the curtain to go up on Ephrata High School's production of "Grease: School Ver-sion," running April 20-22 at 7 p.m. Cast members include (front, left to right) Stephanie Beiler as Sandy; Ellis Vogt as Danny; (back, l-r) Halle Snyder as Jan; Riley Martin as Roger; Eliza Mull as Frenchy; Steve Homan as Sonny; Emily Walker as Miss Lynch; Dana Battle as Patty; Shane Wright as Doody; Carly Ludwig as Marty; Bella Torres as Rizzo; Jerel Straley as Kenickie. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    ‘Grease is the word’ at EHS

    Ephrata High School Theater Program proudly presents “Grease: School Version,” which allows audiences of all ages to enjoy the classic characters and music of the original theatrical and film versions of this beloved musical. While edited for...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • Silos rise high above the former Wenger Feed Mill property between East Main and East Franklin streets. Photo courtesy of Economic Development Company of Lancaster County
    Mulling the mill

    Public input sought on historic Wenger property redevelopment Ephrata Borough wants to hear residents’ ideas on possible ways to breathe new life into the old Wenger Feed Mill. Could it be a restaurant, an entertainment center, retail...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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    St. Boniface introduces Well Wisher IPL to benefit third world water efforts

    After reading “A Long Walk to Water,” Sarah Northup and her daughter, Hannah, knew they needed to find a way to help. The short novel by Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park details the fictional life of...

    • Posted April 18, 2017
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  • Ripe for the Harvest
Photo by Dick Wanner
These soybeans at a farm in Clay Township, Lancaster County, were getting close to harvest time this week.
    Residents crowd Clay meeting to support farmland

    Urge supervisors to deny rezoning request along Route 322 Bit by bit, acre by acre, Lancaster County residents are seeing their farmland disappear and they aren’t happy about it, many told the Clay Township supervisors Monday evening....

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Fred Esbenshade of Esbenshade’s Greenhouse in Brickerville with an early blooming lily and surrounded by more than 20,000 lilies growing for Easter. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
    Lancaster County Is back in bloom

    When’s Easter and Mother’s Day this year? What date do we plant the lilies, and start filling hanging baskets? Do we grow more pansies or petunias? It’s all about timing and the numbers for the Lancaster County...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Charles Adkins, of NexGen Utility Solutions checks the newly installed unit. The entire process takes about one minute. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Watt to expect…Electric meters being replaced in the borough

    “We recently pulled a meter that was from the 1940s. That’s a 70-year-old meter. It was still reading but there was no way it was near as accurate as the day it was installed.” — Brett McClain,...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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