All posts tagged "featured"

  • Reassessment notices like this one began appearing Friday  in mailboxes
    Reassessment rattles homeowners

    By Patrick Burns Anxiety raged Friday on social media when homeowners opened mail boldly labeled “Important: 2018 Preliminary Property Assessment Notice.” Panicked residents took to Facebook to commiserate about the letters, which advised homeowners of their new...

    • Posted March 9, 2017
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  • Mike Wolfe of Ephrata sports a face-covering green beard. Photo by Marylouise Sholly
    Funds pour in for memorial, library at annual Shamrocks and Shenanigans event

    The length and breadth of an ocean disappeared Saturday night as Ireland arrived in south central Pennsylvania. All things Irish could be found in American Legion Post 439 during the third annual “Shamrocks and Shenanigans” event, a...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • Janice Ballenger, a former long-term care facility nurse, has found her calling at Retreat at Lancaster County, a 175-bed inpatient addiction center in Ephrata.
    Lessons learned

    The series on the addiction crisis facing our society is written by Janice Ballenger, who works at Retreat at Lancaster County, a 175-bed inpatient addiction center in Ephrata. Working closely with addicts, she has a burning passion...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • In this file photo, it’s McKenzie Boyd’s (left) birthday so she’s wearing a crown. She and Alyssa Ellis pass snacks and practice counting in  a  half-day  kindergarten  class  in  Akron  Elementary  School  in  the Ephrata School District. Photo by Robyn Meadows
    Kindergarten literacy scores in Ephrata rise after half-day program revamped

    Full-day kindergarten is not coming to Ephrata Area School District yet. Members of the school board heard a presentation at the Feb. 6 committee meeting from administrators on the state of the half-day program, and how it...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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    Denver café owner penultimate winner?

    Cocalico Iron Chef competition could end Chef Courtney Rittenour eked out her second consecutive win as the Cocalico Iron Chef on Sunday, but her stuffed “Puttin’ on the Ritz” chicken may be her final entry in the...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • Zach Sherk (foreground) and Cocalico teammate Hunter Keck took on the best District 3 2A Boys 100 yard Breaststroke swimmers and came away with 4th and 3rd place medals, respectively. Photo by Mike Shull
    Making a huge splash

    Cocalico boys win two golds, earn second-place team finish in AA Sometimes a simple little tweak can make a world of difference. That certainly was the case for the Cocalico boys’ 400 free relay team Saturday at...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • Stunning images captured by Rocky Spitler prior to the damaging
storm arriving at approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The photos were
taken while heading west on Furnace Hill Road in West Cocalico
    Straight line of destruction

      Tornado-force 95 mph winds ravage Clay, West Cocalico Townships By Patrick Burns “Take Cover! Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Ephrata and Leola until 4:15 p.m.!” That was the Tweet posted by the National Weather Service State...

    • Posted March 2, 2017
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  • Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell reminsces about his friendship with the late Al Boscov. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Cocalico Corner: Mr. B and the ‘perfect’ storm

    Albert Boscov, 87, the magnetic and energetic retail magnate who died in mid-February never had a bad day in his life. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell revealed that to a few thousand of us who attended Mr....

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Brendan Holbritter (right) drives on Hershey’s Drew Painter during Thursday’s playoff game in Ephrata. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Flat at the finish: Mounts struggle as hot Hershey closes door on season

    This season will certainly be looked upon as an outstanding one for the Ephrata boys basketball program. After hovering at or below mediocrity for the last decade or so, the Mounts have turned things around dramatically under...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Debris cover a yard and a roof is blown from a residents along Route 897 in Denver, PA on February 26, 2017. KIRK NEIDERMYER | LNP Correspondent Photographer
    Lancaster County Storm Damage Videos

    Lititz and Warwick Township dodged a bullet when Saturday’s 95 mph wind storm cut a nine mile path through Northern Lancaster County. Elizabeth, Clay and West Calico townships were among the hardest hit, with damage estimates reported...

    • Posted February 27, 2017
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