All posts tagged "featured"

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    Santa arrives in Ephrata this Friday night

    A special countdown to Christmas event will take place this Friday evening, Nov. 25, in Ephrata. Ephrata Main Theater, 124 E. Main St., will be open and showing free holiday movies from 3 to 5 p.m. Among...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Visitors to the Veterans Day Luminary Tribute Friday walk beneath the flag flown by an Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company ladder truck on the Winters Memorial Trail. Photo by Stan Hall
    Honoring the path to freedom

    On a near-perfect Veterans Day evening, the DEI Winters Leadership Memorial Committee once again hosted a luminary tribute to those who died in combat while serving the country. Approximately 800 luminaries were placed at the site of...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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    Despair deepens for displaced residents

    A failed temporary septic pipe backed up sewage Sunday into two Park Avenue apartment units rented by residents displaced by last week’s sinkhole by Patrick Burns Jack Farnquist Jr. grew a fondness for the gardenia plant he’d...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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  • Ephrata Main Theater owners Steve and Karen Brown say they’re at a crossroads for the future of their iconic movie house. Photo by Patrick Burns
    The Main needs help

    Owner Steve Brown says ticket sales must increase by about 8,000 per year to remain open Ephrata Main Theater owner Steve Brown understands that movie studios these days would like to release straight-to-home movies and even run...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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  • Cocalico quarterback Brady Sawyer turns the corner during Friday’s District game at Northeastern.
    A Fight to the Finish: Eagles go for ‘two,’ convert in final seconds to stun Northeastern

    With 6-1, 205-pound bruising fullback Brandon Brubaker at his disposal, making the decision to go for two with the game on the line was a no-brainer for Cocalico Coach Dave Gingrich. After Cocalico QB Brady Sawyer scrambled...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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    WWII vets celebrating 75th wedding anniversary

    It all began in 1940 when Norman Eckert met pretty, dark-eyed Fern Moyer on the porch of her sister’s house in Akron. Fern was playing “You Are My Sunshine” on a steel guitar. Norman didn’t quite realize...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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  • World War II veteran Dick Hershey is shown with Joey III, his shih-tzu. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    92-year-old veteran recalls WWII officer program

    For World War II Veteran Dick Hershey, Veterans Day and Washington’s birthday both have special meaning to him. The 92-year-old Hershey grew up in Manheim, but for the past year, has lived in Ephrata at Keystone Villa...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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  • Ephrata votes line up to cast their ballots in the 2016 Presidential election.
    Huge crowds flock to polls as nearly 70 percent of Ephrata residents voted for Trump

    While local homeowners had posted Donald Trump lawn signs about 35-times more often than dwellings fronted with Hillary Clinton placards, the news programs broadcast inside those homes offered little chance for the supporters of the maverick GOP...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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    ALDI in store for Ephrata Township

    It appears that talk of an ALDI grocery store coming to Ephrata Township may be inching closer to reality. The plan is to convert the former CK Sportswear building adjacent to the Ephrata Marketplace Shopping Center, which...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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    Making apple butter is a 164-year-old family tradition

    There are long-standing family traditions, and then there are really long-standing family traditions. Like the Wolf family apple butter tradition — which goes back 164 years — and which has used the same copper kettle since the...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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