All posts tagged "featured"

  • Ephrata’s Rail Trail will eventually be 7 miles long, connecting Lititz to sections already completed in Akron and Ephrata.
    Rail trail to Lititz still on target for 2018

    The newest link in Warwick Township’s rails-to-trails path is well underway, eventually crossing Newport Road and traveling more than a mile to Picnic Woods Road. Right now, the trail that leads from the township municipal campus stops...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • ACI Construction owner Dan Buch, has offered his parking lot and access to the the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail. Photo by Pat Burns.
    … He put up a parking lot

    ACI Construction has offered Ephrata Rail Trail users bang for their Buch. That would be in the form of Dan Buch, ACI owner, who’s provided a parking lot for trail users. “We were really on board with...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • A fantastic view of the Mother’s Day Convoy from the bridge at Eden Road in Manheim. Photo by Dick Wanner.
    Make-A-Wish shatters world record for largest convoy, draws 590 trucks

      Five-year-old Isaiah Troublefield already was stoked about a chance to ride in a tractor-trailer again. He had participated in last year’s Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy and loved the experience. But early Sunday afternoon, as the...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Arrows on this photo indicate recent changes made to this area of the Ephrata Rail Trail at the intersection of Queen Street.
    Table, benches removed from trail

    Chief Harvey cites proper design and effective use of trail environment can lead to a reduction in problems Concerns about inappropriate behavior along Ephrata’s linear trail boiled over following an April 2 brawl. That incident, which preceded...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Workers on Tuesday prepare finishing touches on the rebuilt bridge that replaced of the 71-year-old overpass that carries Route 272 over Cocalico Creek.
    Detour no more: 272 Bridge to open on or before June 3

    Many Ephrata commuters and shoppers became a bit grumpy one year ago today. After all, PennDOT on May 4, 2015 set up a detour and shut down Route 272 northbound to do bridge repair work. This was...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Leonard “Lenny” Heiser, a truck driver for Mar-Allen Concrete, is shown with Dominick Barnhart who will be riding with him in the Mother’s Day Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy for the fifth year in a row.
    Heiser to mark seventh year in convoy

    For one Ephrata truck driver, the Mother’s Day Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy, which is set for this Sunday, holds a special place in his heart. This will be Leonard “Lenny” Heiser’s seventh convoy. He drives a truck for...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Alex Seibel clutches the Foster Cup after helping the Junior Flyers win the Metropolitan League title recently.
    Seibel helps Jr. Flyers win title

    Alex Seibel is a young man of few words. When asked to describe his emotions when his 19-and-under (19U) Junior Flyers team clinched the Foster Cup on Sunday, March 20, emblematic of the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League’s...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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    Collision Course: Only four-time champ Ephrata stands in Cocalico’s way of title

    For the second-straight year, the girls Section Two title will be on the line when Ephrata and Cocalico get together in the final meet of the season next Monday. A year ago, Ephrata won a battle of...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Nick Auker (left) leaps onto the “dogpile” in celebration of the Mounts’ section-clinching victory over Lampeter-Strasburg Tuesday. The title is the program’s sixth in the last eight years.
    Crowning achievement: Mounts blank L-S to clinch section title

    It took two days, but strong pitching and defense paved the way for the Ephrata baseball team’s 2-0 victory over Lampeter-Strasburg on the turf at the War Memorial Field. The win, which started Monday night and was...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Guests at last year's Ephrata Post Prom got the red carpet treatment prior to entering the Main Theater for a night of fun, food and entertainment. Tickets for this year's event, set for Saturday, May 14, go on sale Thursday at the high school.
    Volunteers still needed for Post Prom

    New entertainment added to this year’s event The Ephrata Junior-Senior Prom and Post Prom are scheduled for May 14. The Post Prom committee once again has a big night scheduled at Lily’s and the Main Theater but...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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