All posts tagged "featured"

  • 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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  • 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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  • Denver café owner penultimate winner?

    Cocalico Iron Chef competition could end Chef Courtney Rittenour eked out her second consecutive win as the Cocalico Iron Chef on Sunday, but her stuffed “Puttin’ on the Ritz” chicken may be her final entry in the...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • Zach Sherk (foreground) and Cocalico teammate Hunter Keck took on the best District 3 2A Boys 100 yard Breaststroke swimmers and came away with 4th and 3rd place medals, respectively. Photo by Mike Shull
    Making a huge splash

    Cocalico boys win two golds, earn second-place team finish in AA Sometimes a simple little tweak can make a world of difference. That certainly was the case for the Cocalico boys’ 400 free relay team Saturday at...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • Straight line of destruction

      Tornado-force 95 mph winds ravage Clay, West Cocalico Townships By Patrick Burns “Take Cover! Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Ephrata and Leola until 4:15 p.m.!” That was the Tweet posted by the National Weather Service State...

    • Posted March 2, 2017
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  • Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell reminsces about his friendship with the late Al Boscov. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Cocalico Corner: Mr. B and the ‘perfect’ storm

    Albert Boscov, 87, the magnetic and energetic retail magnate who died in mid-February never had a bad day in his life. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell revealed that to a few thousand of us who attended Mr....

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Brendan Holbritter (right) drives on Hershey’s Drew Painter during Thursday’s playoff game in Ephrata. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Flat at the finish: Mounts struggle as hot Hershey closes door on season

    This season will certainly be looked upon as an outstanding one for the Ephrata boys basketball program. After hovering at or below mediocrity for the last decade or so, the Mounts have turned things around dramatically under...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Debris cover a yard and a roof is blown from a residents along Route 897 in Denver, PA on February 26, 2017. KIRK NEIDERMYER | LNP Correspondent Photographer
    Lancaster County Storm Damage Videos

    Lititz and Warwick Township dodged a bullet when Saturday’s 95 mph wind storm cut a nine mile path through Northern Lancaster County. Elizabeth, Clay and West Calico townships were among the hardest hit, with damage estimates reported...

    • Posted February 27, 2017
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  • Photo submitted by the Ephrata Area School District. Ephrata Assistant Superintendent Rick Hornberger gets ready to take a “selfie” during the Shadow A Student Challenge recently.
    Ephrata leads Shadow A Student Challenge across area schools

    Ephrata Area School District leaders first shadowed district students last winter to experience a school day first hand and gain a new perspective on learning. It was such a successful initiative the district is participating again this...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Attorney Bob Weaver presenting HVMI’s case.
    Golf Course project now in the zone

    Akron Borough Council has cleared the way for what will likely be a lengthy process of transforming West View Golf Course into a facility for the multi-faceted work of HandiVangelism Ministries International. The council approved a change...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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