All posts tagged "featured"

  • Cocalico’s “sixth man” Jerry Stoner (left) puts up a shot during the 1977 State championship season.
    Forty years ago, Cocalico won it all, Eagles’ run to a State title

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Cocalico’s magical run to the 1977 State Class AA Boys Basketball Championship. That team went 31-4 and won section, league and district titles before capturing the State crown. This piece...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Kristie Ohlinger, Megan Riggs and Ed Fernandez appear at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center in Shakespeare's "King Lear" on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
    King Lear: the method to the madness

    Et tu, Brute? The Ides of March ushered in the year’s only major winter storm, dumping more than a foot of snow on Lancaster County. The white stuff blanketed the grounds around the Sharadin Bigler Theatre over...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Students at Cocalico High School prepare for their school musical set for March 17-19.
    Forbidden planets, rock ‘n’ roll and Shakespeare at Cocalico

    If any of the words that appear in the title appeal to you, you will love the Cocalico Playmakers’ production of Return to the Forbidden Planet, directed by Jere Kimmich. Make sure to invite your parents, your...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Lacey Lawson of Ephrata was out enjoying the snow Tuesday as he father Clint was cleaning sidewalks near the square.
    Stella! Winter’s final roar?

    Late snow storm, biggest of season, shuts down area They say March weather comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. But what about in between? This year, locals experienced mid-March weather known as...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Ben Fromm (left) ties up with Eli Grape of Upper St. Clair in Saturday’s seventh-place bout at Giant Center in Hershey. Photo by Mike Shull
    Fromm claims State medal

    Becomes first Eagle medalist since Steve Fittery in 2006 Wrestlers can certainly ride a roller coaster of emotions throughout the three-day State Tournament. That’s just the nature of the beast. And it was certainly the case for...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Snow pile
    Review deadline changing due to snow forecast

    Due to the snowstorm forecast for our coverage areas Monday evening into Tuesday, The Ephrata Review and Lititz Record Express will be moving up its section deadlines for this week’s editions to today (March 13) at noon....

    • Posted March 13, 2017
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  • 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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