All posts tagged "featured"

  • BS10Sanguinito
    Lancaster Democratic Committee heats up summer campaigning schedule

    The Lancaster Democratic Committee invites everyone to meet local candidates this week in Ephrata and East Cocalico.   Tuesday, July 29 – Bryan Sanguinito State House Campaign Event: Meet the Candidates, Fundraiser for Bryan Sanguinito Tom Houghton (16th...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • Owner Melissa Palermo-Spero shown back on the day she opened the toy store in 2008 at the Sprecher building.
    Toy store moving to new location

     Sprecher building will be going up for sale The Fun-est Toy Store is not closing, however it will be moving to a new location at the end of the year and the historic Sprecher building will be...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Railroad building no kids
    Ordinances, cameras aimed at crowd problems

    Borough officials are hoping new surveillance cameras and additional ordinances will resolve loitering issues at Ephrata’s downtown plaza. The community services committee recommended moving forward three ordinances for borough council’s consideration during a meeting Monday that attracted...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • While the plaza is usually buzzing with positive activities, concerns have been raised about  crowds which gather primarily to the right of the train station regularly.
    Merchants boil over loitering issue

      Why allow loiterers to cast a blight on the $1 million-plus decorative polish of Ephrata’s downtown welcome center plaza? That question was once again bluntly delivered to borough officials by downtown merchants during a Monday afternoon...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Pitcher Seth Griffith (left) and Brady Sipe celebrate with their trophy moments after the Post 429ers clinched their fourth-straight District 10 League title last Thursday at Penn Manor. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Post 429 sweeps Penn Manor to win fourth-straight league title

    Ephrata legion Coach Derek Sipe said it best when he was asked to describe the feat his team pulled off over the final 24 hours of the District 10 American Legion playoffs last Thursday night at Penn...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Ethan Sipe (18) dusts himself off after swiping second base during the Region Four American Legion Tournament against Glen Rock Sunday night in Fredericksburg. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Ephrata bows out of Regionals

    Ephrata didn’t have an answer for Red Land Monday in an elimination game at the Region Four American Legion Tournament at Fredericksburg. Offensively, the Ephrata bats were stifled by Red Land pitcher Kyle Searfoss, who struck out...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Lots of fun for everyone this weekend in downtown Ephrata
    Downtown fun in the sun

      Bring the entire family for a weekend of summertime fun in Ephrata. The weekend will kick off with a Night at the Movies July 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Ephrata Whistle Stop Plaza, 16 East...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Dave and Joyce Bowers are shown in this 50th anniversary photo from December of 2012.
    Tragedy in Canada

      An Ephrata Township woman who died Sunday after her tour bus crashed in Canada is being remembered by her church community. Joyce Bowers, 70, was a long time member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ephrata,...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • A trio of Boehringer's staff (from left to right): Kam Mueller, Amelia Kowalski, and Brooke Burkholder are ready for today’s 11 a.m. opening.
    It’s so cool! Boehringer’s brings back business

    Chris Schnader will make history this morning at the historic Boehringer’s Drive-In in Adamstown. “This is the first year we’ll have two openings,” said Schnader, whose family has operated the famous landmark ice cream shop and restaurant...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Vacationing columnist Pat Burns casting off North Wildwood’s sea wall on 2nd Avenue beach.  (PHOTOS by Patrick Burns)
    A shore thing

    Alarm washed over a swamped and sticky Wildwood boardwalk when a public-address alert reported a 7-year-old-boy had vanished on a muggy evening in July 1968. The McCarrick, Lannon, McRath, McCloskey, Goetz, and Burns families knew the description...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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