All posts tagged "featured"

  • This huge tree made its way into downtown Ephrata Wednesday morning and will soon be the center of downtown Ephrata's Christmas celebration.
    ‘Tree’ mendous event

    Members of the Ephrata Merchant Association and the community are once again combining forces to start the preparation for the lighting of the town Christmas tree in front of Ephrata National Bank and the arrival of Santa...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • A peregrine falcon bears down on this eagle carrying a fish it just caught. The eagle can't match the speed of the peregrine but somehow managed to escape with its catch.
    Falcons vs. Eagles

      This adult bald eagle didn’t know what happened… at first. After some chirps it came out of a tree behind the parking lot at Conowingo Dam, glided out over the pool at the base of the...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Penny Talbert
    Library Support overdue?

     **This story is corrected to reflect the correct Ephrata Borough’s total cost of the skatepark as $220,000. That cost is totally unrelated to the funds the borough gives to Ephrata Public Library.    Social media lit up...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • This year, the Ephrata High School Marching Unit field show theme featured a Wizard of Oz/Mean Girls twist
    Marching in a new direction

    There was a time in the not too distant past when much of the focus of local high school marching band units was preparing for competitions with other bands. And in particular, there was a time when...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s John Fry (54) and Jake Keifer (67) celebrate the Eagles’ 28-18 victory over West York.
Abdul Saad (68) recovers a fumble in the Eagles’ 28-18 victory over West York Friday night. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Eagles take bite out of Bulldogs

    Cocalico has accumulated a lot of wins in its illustrious history as a District Three football power. But according to Eagle Coach Dave Gingrich, Friday’s 28-18 victory over second-seeded West York, which vaulted Cocalico into the District...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Stewart Martin (left) closes in on East Pennsboro quarterback
Tyler Stahlman during Friday’s District game in Denver.
    Eagles v. West York for semifinal berth

    This week, the going gets tougher Eagles to face two seed West York with A week ago, little went wrong for Cocalico as the Eagles easily rolled past East Pennsboro, 35-0 in the first round of the...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • ER Ephrata Library Story Nov. 13 2014
    Ephrata library announces cuts to programs, hours, staff

    It’s no fairy tale; toddler story time will vanish Nov. 17 at the Ephrata Public Library. Aslo gone beginning Monday is the Lego Builder’s Club, Ephrata Writers Group, Inspirational Movie Night, and at least 11 part-time workers....

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • It was a full house at the Ephrata VFW Post 3376 the evening of Nov. 1 as the band played on.
    Ephrata VFW bucks national trend, attracts younger members

    Across the nation, some Veterans of Foreign War Posts are closing up shop as memberships and funds keep dropping. But at the Ephrata VFW, the officers and members are pushing forward and welcoming new – and younger...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • Kevin Pletz is shown talking to his team during a timeout this past season. Pletz, who spent five yeas as EHS boys lacrosse coach, recently
stepped down from his position.
    Pletz steps down as EHS lax coach

    Kevin Pletz had the unenviable task of replacing a local legend when he was named to succeed Ephrata boys lacrosse Coach Mike Ream, who passed away suddenly at the start of the 2010 season. But Pletz, an...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • Savannah Graybill, a 2006 Cocalico High School grad, is going
to Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria and Russia as the number one qualifier for the USA skeleton team.
    Qualifies first for US Skeleton team, named grant winner

    While we are dealing locally with the leaves coming off the trees and the first of the sub-freezing temperature mornings, one of our own is preparing for a world class athletic adventure. Cocalico High School 2006 grad...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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