All posts tagged "featured"

  • A great day in the park

    Akron’s Lloyd Roland Memorial Park was the scene Sunday of a memorable Day in the Park, with free bingo for adults, free pony rides, a bouncy house, and barrel train rides for kids, and more than 100...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Bartholomew named ‘Outstanding Policeman’

    Three members of the Ephrata Police Department received honors for their work at this week’s Ephrata Borough Council meeting, including a detective who has been named 2017’s “Outstanding Policeman of the Year.” Detective Brandon Bartholomew earned that...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • The Ketchum family open the New Main Thursday evening. They are (left to right) Penn, Aimee, Marley and Kayla.
    Now showing: Revamped Main opens Thursday

    The first movies arrived Tuesday, employee training begins today, and the opening curtain drops Thursday night at the New Main theater. “We’re ready to go,” said owner Penn Ketchum. “So far the local response has been incredible.”...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Brendan Holbritter began a 48-day hospital stay critically injured. But the 17-year-old Ephrata High School athlete this week shot hoops and swam in the family’s backyard pool near a "Welcome Home Brendan" sign placed June 7, the day of his return. Photo by Paulette Holbritter
    ‘This community stepped up’

    Brendan Holbritter’s near-death experience and miraculous recovery sets stage for one-on-one hoops match with ‘Father John’ Father John McLoughlin, pastor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, and parishioner Brendan Holbritter, 17-year-old Ephrata High School junior, recently...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Some would say the timing of it all was perfect as Tuesday night’s heavy downpour came just before members of the Ephrata High School Class of 2017 did the traditional toss of the caps at the end of the commencement ceremony. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    EHS finishes 122nd commencement just as downpour sends grads, crowd running

    The alphabetical presentation of high school diplomas made it to the “Ws” before the skies opened up and drenched the massive crowd of family and friends of the 2017 graduating class of Ephrata High School at the...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Nasir “Jadon” Pfautz’s recovery from a severe vehicle accident last fall served as an inspiration to everyone. Photo by Jeremy Bischoff
    An improbable walk

    Jadon Pfautz knew just what to do. After all, he was in a similar, if almost identical situation back in January. So when Pfautz and his family visited Brendan Holbritter in his hospital room two days after...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Randy Walker, a 1982 Ephrata graduate currently in his fourth year of battling ALS, got his wish of seeing son Calvin graduate Tuesday night. Photo by Jeremy Bischoff
    Battling ALS, Walker sees his dream goal come true

    It was shortly after he received the awful news of his ALS diagnosis on Jan. 30, 2014 that 1982 Ephrata High School graduate Randy Walker set the first goal of his battle. He wanted to see his...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Matt Oberly (in black) talks with his players during a time-out in their District Three playoff game vs. Trinity two weeks ago. Oberly, who was named L-L League Coach of the Year this season, has stepped down after five seasons as head boys’ lacrosse coach. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Oberly steps down as Cocalico boys’ lax coach

    Matt Oberly, who took the Cocalico boys’ lacrosse pro-gram from a dead-last finish in 2016 to a magical 2017 season that included a third-place regular season finish, as well as L-L League and District Three playoff berths,...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • ‘Re-maining’ the Main

      By Patrick Burns Penn Ketchum wasted no time after officially acquiring the Ephrata Main movie house on Sunday. On Monday, workers removed all of the old seats. By Tuesday, 90 new high-back leather “rockers” were installed...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Brendan Holbritter was seriously injured Friday, April 21, 2017, when he fell from his friend's car in Ephrata.
    Holbritter pens own update in e-mail to Review

    Ephrata High School junior Brendan Holbritter, who was critically-injured in an accident April 21, has been making amazing strides over the past two weeks. In fact, this past weekend, he provided his own update to his condition...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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