All posts tagged "featured"

  • Longtime customers take over Union Barrel Works

    When Grant and Chasy Fronheiser became regulars at Union Barrel Works in Reamstown about ten years ago, they had no idea that they would one day be the owners of the establishment. The brewpub, located at 6...

    • Posted August 1, 2018
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  • From Fairmount Homes, ominous rain clouds hang over Ephrata Monday night. Unfortunately, they have been hanging around for days now. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    The sun will come out…eventually

    Heavy rains cause area flooding & disrupt events Though the Ephrata area was spared from the worst of it, heavy rains in the area over the past five days have certainly left their mark. Flooding, road closings,...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • Little Eleanor Brossman Hartranft, shown here with older sister Amelia, first served as an apple judge when she was just 10. She would then go on to serve 60 years with the Ephrata Fair.
    All those contests and exhibits…

    Into the second half of the 20th Century, the Ephrata area was a major producer of fruit. There were three large apple orchards; Snyder, Brubaker and Brossman each growing a dozen or so cultivars ranging from the...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • Pioneer housing event celebrates new engine

    In honor of its newly purchased engine, the Pioneer Fire Company of Ephrata will host a housing event on Saturday, July 28, at 10 a.m. at the station. As a long-standing tradition, the new engine will be...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • Ephrata pitcher Hunter Johns struck out nine and walked just one in the Chryslers’ 8-1 victory over Shippensburg last Friday. He’ll get the ball Thursday against New Cumberland. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Rain wreaks havoc on Region Four Tourney

    Play resumes Thursday at new venue with Ephrata one of four teams still alive Thursday is the day the Region Four Legion Tournament will crown its champ. That much is known. However, whether or not that champion...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • OK by me in America?

    EPAC presents ‘West Side Story’ I’m starting to wonder if Artistic Director Ed Fernandez and the board of directors at EPAC are extremely lucky with their timing or purposely predicting the wave of social importance of the...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • LNP file photo Comcast is negotiating franchise fees with five municipalities, including Lititz and Warwick Township, which have retained the Cohen Law Group of Pittsburgh to negotiate with Comcast to allow it to provide cable TV service in those areas.
    Com-casting to a wider audience?

    Comcast will extend its operations from a point south of Akron into Lititz and Ephrata where it will initially provide telephone and Internet services only to businesses with access to the new lines Comcast is coming to...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Shop at the Whistle Stop this Saturday

    The Whistle Stop Night Market in downtown Ephrata is the place to be on every third Saturday of each month, May through September, and July 21 marks the return of this month’s community and family-friendly event to...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Ten Thousand Villages CEO Carl Lundblad discusses the company in the product bank display room at the Akron headquarters. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
    Ten Thousand Villages looks forward while embracing its past

    In 1946, Akron’s Edna Byler returned from a trip to Puerto Rico with her husband (a member of the Mennonite Central Committee) with handmade embroidery she purchased from a woman in LaPlata. The crafters’ work was so...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Santa arrives with Mrs. Claus atop the Ephrata National Bank
    You can always bank on Santa

    Kris Kringle will once again land at ENB, but greet children after exiting on the ground floor Santa may be taking the stairs this year before greeting his adoring public, but he will still be arriving in...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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