All posts tagged "featured"

  • Photo by Preston Whitcraft
A water retention tube spans the outfield of War Memorial Field’s baseball diamond. The tube will help retain any water run-off during the construction phase of the War’s turf field project.
    Turf project begins at War Memorial

    The potential for delay in starting the artificial turf project at War Memorial Field was perhaps imminent. But work will begin this morning, according to Brian Troop, Ephrata Area School District superintendent. The construction plan received final...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Smile Mile
    Mural brightens up Linear Trail

    Shaun Hogarth believes smiles are infectious. “When someone smiles at you, you generally smile back and that makes you feel good,” said Hogarth, an Ephrata artist. That thought inspired Hogarth’s latest mural which he completed last week...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Ephrata third baseman Brady Sipe (left) applies the tag to Lititz runner Derek Acaley on an attempted pick
off during Sunday’s game in Lititz. Acaley was ruled safe. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Post 429ers fall to Lititz

    So, how did the Lititz Legion baseball squad come out on top 5-2 Sunday evening in a game played at Warwick High School? 1. Sometimes it helps to be in the right place at the right time....

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Early childhood coordinator David Trout shows young children the joys 
of reading in the Ephrata Area School District. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Early learning vital for children

    As the early childhood coordinator at Ephrata Area School District, David Trout knows how vital it is for children to get a head start in literacy before they enter school. “If they haven’t had early learning, it’s...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Stevana and Zacharie are shown with some of the children in Haiti. The couple is determined to build 
an orphanage there and have already bought 2.5 acres of land.
    Couple united by mission to Haiti plan to build orphanage in Charrier

    Stevana Morris met Zacharie Estime for the first time in 2011. “I went to Haiti for one week with Cindy Zimmerman from New Life Mission,” Stevana explained, “and Zacharie was my translator. We stayed right there on...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Cocalico leaders meet
    Cocalico region officials reject bid

    It’s never going to be a win-win situation, but the officials whose municipalities co-own the huge warehouse and the 20.5-acre site it sits on at 1975 N. Reading Road in Denver decided not to snap up the...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • water bubbles in blue
    Report: Ephrata’s water sparkling

    Imagine having tap water that surpassed the quality of bottled water sold in stores. Impossible? Turns out the Ephrata Area Joint Authority provides such water to Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and Clay Township. That’s according to a...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Ephrata's Zach Musser puts the tag on a Manheim Township base runner trying to advance to third during Monday's 10U Section One League playoff action.
    Township outduels Merlins in League playoffs

    Ephrata to face Cocalico/Mountville winner in loser’s bracket In a well played pitching and defense-dominated contest, the Ephrata Merlins (10-7-2) fell 3-0 to top-seeded Manheim Township (18-1) in the Lancaster County Youth Baseball League (LCYBL) 10U Section...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Emily Holtz (right) displays her first-place medal as she stands with her mentor, baking and pastry arts instructor, Tracie Gotshall.
    Ephrata teen wins state baking competition

      Emily Holtz of Ephrata has won the SkillsUSA Skilled and Technical Sciences state competition for commercial baking. Holtz is a senior at Lancaster County Career and Technology Center in Mount Joy. In June, she will go...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • The Ephrata Whistle Stop Open Air Market will offer an eclectic mix of more than 20 vendors  from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21. The theme in June is international.
    ‘Mark’et it on your calendar

      Ephrata’s open air market will feature more than 20 vendors, international theme Saturday The Ephrata Whistle Stop Open Air Market will offer an eclectic mix of more than 20 vendors selling their wares at the Downtown...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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