All posts tagged "featured"

  • Who’s on 2017 JINGLE BELL TROLLEY TOUR?

    The Ephrata Alliance’s fourth annual Jingle Bell Trolley Tour  took place on Friday, 12/8, and Saturday, 12/9.  Riders enjoyed the Christmas lights of Ephrata while traveling by trolley and were tasked to vote for their favorite decorated...

    • Posted December 14, 2017
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  • Bob Buckwalter’s enduring brilliance

    Family, friends build his award-winning Christmas display tribute only weeks after his sudden, tragic death                         By Patrick Burns Bob Buckwalter’s passion for building extraordinary Christmas...

    • Posted December 14, 2017
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  • It’s all about the Nationals

    In a 48-hour period, recent Ephrata High School graduate Nicholas (Nick) Vanderwende competed for national championships in two disciplines. This summer, Nick spent eight hours under the watchful eyes of the judges at the 53rd annual National...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Carols to our ears

    Downtown jewelry shop ‘rings’ in the holiday season with return of town music Bernie Shiffler may not like the cold, but he likes Christmas. The Park Hill Jewelry owner has operated the jewelry shop in picturesque downtown...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Stocking for Soldiers collects three tons in donations

    Many soldiers serving in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq will have something to smile about this Christmas as a result of the generosity of Blue Ridge Communications and Pencor offices who embraced the Keystone Military Families’ Stockings for...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Samantha Heindel takes a shot during Monday’s match vs. Penn Manor. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata avenges State finals loss

    Knocks off Comets, 5-2 in season opener The last time the bowling teams from Ephrata and Penn Manor met on the hardwood at Dutch Lanes in Akron, they were the final two teams standing in the 2017...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • The Force is with him

    Local sound man goes on Galactic tour The Star Wars-inspired rock band Galactic Empire lists their hometown as “a galaxy far, far away.” In actuality, some of the members live locally. The band’s sound technician, Roger Fitzwater...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Aldi opens in Ephrata

    Aldi is the latest supermarket to open in the Ephrata region. To celebrate the opening on Nov. 30 of its third Lancaster County store in Ephrata, Aldi distributed the first 100 customers a golden ticket, each containing...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Will ‘Diamond’ in a rough traffic spot be the solution?

    Planned ‘Diverging Diamond Interchange’ at Route 322/222 interchange to add five traffic signals between the current lights at Walmart and Hahnstown Road. Oblivious to the 40 yards behind her, the driver of a late-model Honda mini-van made...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Finding the right Christmas tree

    Millions of families will visit Christmas tree farms, greenhouses, produce stands, big box stores and pop-up operations in the weeks before Christmas to purchase the perfect tree for their holiday season. The first and second weekends in...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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