All posts tagged "featured"

  • Akron plans to Shoe-In the new year

    A giant shoe will drop from the sky at Akron’s Broad Street park at midnight on Monday Dec. 31, and you’re invited to watch. The Shoe-In is an annual family fun event scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Four East Cocalico officers promoted to corporal

      East Cocalico supervisors on Dec. 20 passed their proposed 5.8 million dollar budget with a 5.3 percent increase in property tax. The new millage rate, 1.73 mills, means a homeowner with a $100,000 home owes $173...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Reagan McCarty drives to the hoop during Friday’s game vs. Solanco. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Momentum builder: Lady Mounts start strong, hold on to down Comets

    Monday night looked like it would be an easy night for the Ephrata girls basketball team. The Lady Mounts jumped out to a big 27-12 half-time lead and appeared to be in cruise control at home vs....

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Neighborhood Santa’s sleigh pays a visit to Ephrata Applebee’s

    Santa showed up 12 days early at the Ephrata Applebee’s on Saturday morning, loaded with gifts for a special group of 53 kids. The children received gift bags of goodies thanks to the months-long tireless work of...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Poinsettias and Christmas trees are beloved seasonal decor

    It’s that time of year when all local farm stores look like Santa’s village with piles of Christmas trees and acres of red, pink and white poinsettias plants–symbols of the season in the United States. Christmas Trees...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Cookies selling like hotcakes for new Main Street entrepreneur

    Laura Merkel has a storefront, 3,000 cookie cutters, and a mission. Her mission is to take over the role of breadwinner for her family–husband Wayne, their son Ryan Merkel, a fourth-grader at Highland Elementary, and their daughter,...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • ‘Petula, Circus Cat’ is a class act

    Marylouise Sholly, who is known for her role as a correspondent for The Ephrata Review, the Lititz Record Express, and The Reading Eagle, has published her first children’s book, “Petula, Circus Cat,” which tells the story of...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Lyle Kopp (right) pulls down a rebound in front of Garden Spot’s Andrew Zentner during Tuesday’s game in New Holland. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Fast start lifts Spartans past winless Mounts

    Garden Spot jumped on Ephrata early Tuesday night in New Holland, and the Mounts simply never could recover. With the game knotted at 4-4 midway through the first quarter, the Spartans ended the period on a 13-2...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Pancake Farm partners hang up their aprons

    “I could go to the Pancake Farm by myself and not feel alone,” Cindy Potts said Saturday morning as she was waiting for the last Pancake Farm breakfast she would ever have that would be cooked by...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • Winning the close ones could be key for Cocalico

    Cocalico has made a living playing in close, tight knit games the last few years. And if the Eagles figure out how to pull just some of those games out, they’ll be in position to do some...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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