All posts tagged "featured"

  • 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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  • A nice crowd gathered in the lawn in front of the bandshell Sunday for a special Father's Day performance by the Ephrata Concert Band. Current conductor Lincoln Fogelsanger (shown) will give way to long-time director Carl Tobias for the show this Sunday, June 22.
    Tobias back to conduct Concert Band June 22

      Carl Tobias, who conducted the Ephrata Concert Band for 23 years before becoming conductor emeritus in 2009, will fill in as conductor for the June 22 program and also show his vocal talents with a solo...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • In a close play at the plate, Manheim VFW catcher Mason Weaver lays the tag on Ephrata base runner Ryan Bromirski in the fourth inning of Monday night's 10U Section One game in Manheim. Ephrata coach Brad Crills looks on in the background.
    Merlins prepare for playoffs with 8-4 win over Manheim

    For the Ephrata Merlins and Manheim VFW 10U baseball teams, Monday’s battle meant more than just playing out the final game of the regular season. There was playoff seeding at stake. And there was the matter of...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Getting a big, extra special hug after the ceremony is senior Shane Howe. (Photo by Jeremy Bischoff)
    EHS Graduation Photos Run the Gamut of Emotions

    With a near perfect evening, emotions were running high at Ephrata High School’s 119th Commencement exercises last Thursday. (All photos, except where noted, were taken by Jeremy Bischoff)

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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