All posts tagged "featured"

  • Steven Thomas Andriani
    Ephrata teen dies in motorcycle crash

    An 18-year-old Ephrata motorcyclist died in a crash in Ephrata June 15, authorities said. The crash occurred at Church Avenue and Industrial Drive, about a mile north of downtown Ephrata, at 1:20 p.m. The victim was identified...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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    EASD agrees to 2 percent tax increase

    School board’s 2016-17 budget is $63.63M, boosted by $1.4M increase in retirement funding liabilities to the PSER’s program Ephrata Area School Board has adopted its 2016-17 budget which includes a 2 percent take hike. With a new...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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    It’s hop’ning (Ephrata Brewfest Sold-out!)

    Inaugural Ephrata Brewfest rocks Saturday with 12 craft breweries By Patrick Burns The configuration of Saturday afternoon’s inaugural Ephrata Brewfest at the Whistle Stop Plaza Saturday will be an enclosed area that extends from Main Street back...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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  • Pat and Joe Ward estimate they’ve played the Foxchase golf course at least 250 times apiece. (Photo by Dick Wanner)
     Golf marathon benefits Fight On Foundation

      Dennis and Betty Ward raised an unusual set of twins. Unusual, because they were born 10 years apart. Joe, who’s a little bit grayer and, at 5-foot-5, half-an-inch taller than his younger-by-a-decade self, is a 1991...

    • Posted June 22, 2016
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  • Brandon Miller made his first professional start in the Seattle Mariners system last Sunday, taking the loss for the Everett AquaSox in a 7-3 defeat to the Tri-City Dust Devils. (Photo courtesy of the Everett AquaSox)
     Miller suffers loss in first start with AquaSox

      In many ways, Brandon Miller’s first professional start last Sunday night was like just any other. Making his pitching debut for the Everett AquaSox, the Class A Short Season affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, the Ephrata...

    • Posted June 22, 2016
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    Cocalico High Class of 2016 takes its big step forward

    Friends and family brought their #YOLO attitudes to celebrate the 261 members of the Cocalico High School Class of 2016 at commencement ceremonies held the evening of June 9 at Calvary Church in Ephrata. #YOLO is a...

    • Posted June 20, 2016
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  • pumkpin seeds
    Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, Oregon Dairy, Rohrer Seeds partner up for family fun

    Cherry Crest Adventure Farm and Oregon Dairy are hosting a variety of activities this summer – and offering kids and families plenty of reasons to look forward to a fun fall season. Stop by Oregon Dairy for...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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  • Amish barn raising
    ‘Amish-ingly’ quick barn raisings

    Here is the finished product (photo taken June 8) of the labor of scores of workers from the local Plain communities whose sense of friendship and community spirit compelled them to contribute their time and skills to...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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  • Diirner poses for a photo while doing repairs earlier this year at the Clock Towers condos in Lancaster
    Steeplejack dies in fall from roof

    A third-generation steeplejack from Akron died after falling from the roof of an Allentown church June 9. Charles M. “Chuck” Diirner, 43, 213 Manor Ridge Drive, was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest about 40 minutes...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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  • Three generations (from left): granddaughter Alex, grandmother Nadine, and mother Stacey. Photo by Laura Knowles.
    Gem of a journey: Gehman Jewelers celebrates 50 years

    Think engagements, graduations, birthdays and Mother’s Day, and you can’t help but think of Gehman Jewelers. For the past 50 years, the long-time Ephrata jewelry store has been the place where so many young men carefully selected...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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