All posts tagged "featured"

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    Letters to the Editor/ Opinion Page

    • Posted December 1, 2016
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  • The Big Boy Brass Band played holiday songs like "Carol of the Bells" and "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" for a huge downtown Ephrata crowd at last Friday's Christmas Winter Wonderland. (photos by Dennis Bicksler)
    Ephrata’s Christmas Winter Wonderland

    No rock star or sports pro could have received a warmer welcome than the one given to the jolly man in the red suit Friday evening in Ephrata’s town square. Thousands who turned up to spend Black...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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    Frank’s Fumble: Opioid addiction nearly stole his future away

    Home from Kutztown University for fall break, Frank was playing football with friends in his family’s backyard in Warwick Township. Running through the yard with the football, he didn’t notice the small tree stump, fell, and fumbled...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • A full table on Thanksgiving at the McCrae household included BBC producer Lewis Vickers (at head of table) and Mark Mardell (seated at right of table). Photo by Donna Reed.
    Radio fliers make for a memorable Thanksgiving

    When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, you pretty much don’t worry about what people think of you. After all, your table, like mine, is probably pretty much filled with familiar faces. Well, okay, there may be...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • Workers on Nov. 16 continue to fill a sinkhole which collapsed the intersection of Park Avenue and Pine Street on the morning of Nov. 8. (photo by Patrick Burns)
    Displaced renters to return home this week, but frustration continues for some

    Residents driven from their apartments by a Nov. 8 sinkhole had hoped to return to their Park Avenue homes today. But Tuesday’s heavy rains may have pushed back that date, according to William Harvey, Ephrata police chief...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr (left), shown here during the State Championships last season, leads the Eagles as they get ready to embark on their first season in Section One.
    Moving on Up: Defending champion Eagles embrace challenge heading up to Section One

    After winning its first Section Two title under Coach Matt Fittery a year ago, Cocalico will face a new, more difficult challenge in the 2016-17 season. The defending champions, who return the bulk of their roster from...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • Boy Scout Troop 60 from Reamstown served as the color guard for the ninth annual Thank You Veterans dinner sponsored by Horizons of Northern Lancaster County
    Military vets honored at ninth annual Horizons banquet

    Veterans from all military branches were honored and thanked for their service at a banquet Saturday night at the Ephrata Business Center. Many of the 185 veterans brought guests for a total of 303 attendees at the...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Photo by Patrick Burns. Workers excavating an area near the sinkhole, which took out the West Pine and Park Avenue intersection, stretched to 60 feet wide by 100 feet long.
    Home(less) for the holiday

    Displaced residents remain homeless two weeks after a giant sinkhole opened at the West Pine Street and Park Avenue intersection. Hope Roten, spokeswoman for the Red Cross Central Pennsylvania region, confirmed the organization helped with assistance for...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • One of the largest crowds in recent memory descended upon downtown Ephrata last “Black Friday,” to celebrate the start of the holiday season and the arrival of Santa Claus. Photo by Dwight Palm
    ‘You better watch out…’

    The weather for Friday evening’s Christmas tree lighting and Santa’s arrival should be “just right,” said Cindy Mellinger, co-chair of the Ephrata Christmas committee. “It should be in the high 40s,” she said. “We have added an...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • ocalico’s Noah Palm (10) tries to corral Manheim Central running back Jay Barreto as he heads around left end.
    End of the Road: Eagles’ run snapped by MC in District semi-finals

    As one of Manheim Central’s defensive QBs, senior linebacker Nick Brown just smiles at the mention of his offensive counterpart Kody Kegarise. “I’m primarily defense, and just being able to watch him make plays,” Brown said, “it...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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