All posts tagged "featured"

  • Laura Brandt, technology manager for the Ephrata Public Library, demonstrated the library’s Zinio service recently for a small group of patrons. Zinio gives library users free online access to magazine. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Online magazine service free, looking for users

    Zinio is an online newsstand that boasts a selection of 6,000 magazines in 33 languages. Ephrata Public Library patrons can access Zinio through their computers or their handheld devices, but only about 30 of the 6,000 titles...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • The refreshments were good, concluded A.J. Martin, 4, his dad Cliff Martin, and Hailey Martin, age 9.
    Oh, What a Night (Out)!

    The skies were kind as Reamstown celebrated its 10th annual National Night Out. “Thank goodness the weather held out,” said East Cocalico Supervisor Alan Fry, as he assisted police Cpl. Chris Progin handing out literature and speaking...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Re-enactor Donna DeBolt from Manheim is in period dress.
    A day in the Civil War life

    Reamstown Park was the site of a Civil War skirmish Saturday performed by the 79th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; the 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C; the 1st Pennsylvania Reserves; and the 1st Virginia Irish Brigade when the...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • DiBlasi’s Sandwich Shop is a Main Street institution in Denver.
    DiBlasi’s calling it a day in Denver

    DiBlasi’s Sandwich Shop and Catering Business, a downtown Denver landmark at 328 Main St. for 42 years, will close on Saturday, Aug. 20. “It’s bittersweet,” said owner Sam DiBlasi. “It was a quick decision made by Callie,...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Adamstown’s Morgan Haines shaved seven-tenths of a second off her seeded time in the Girls Open free to add seventh place points to the Gators’ championship showing on Saturday. Photo by Mike Shull
    Pool Sharks: Adamstown dominates the field, wins fourth-straight league title

      Adamstown won its last three Lancaster Summer Swim League titles, using big second days individually to overcome first-day deficits. This year, the Division One champion Gators set the tone from the start. Adamstown won a total...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Amber and Gregg Stief enjoying a moment on the Legion dance floor recently.
    Couple dances to save puppies

    And a first-hand look at Legion ballroom lessons Like many couples, Gregg and Amber Stief of Ephrata managed to bring separate interests to their marriage. Gregg brought ballroom dancing into Amber’s life, while she introduced him to...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Brielle Brock greets Justine with a big hug.
    So how about some Fresh Air?

    After their two oldest children went off on their own, Lora and Ron Brock, of Ephrata, found a way to bypass the empty nest; they added another chick. The Brocks are the parents of Brittany and Brandon,...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Elsa, the lost and found dog
    Elsa’s 13-day (mis)adventure

    “As she got a little closer, her tail started waging and Lisa knew that Elsa recognized her.” You may have noticed flyers posted around town seeking the public’s help in finding Elsa, a Havanese dog who took...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Becca Brown anchored the last leg of Adamstown’s first place girls open 200 free relay Saturday at the Division One Meet held at Overlook.
    Adamstown three-peats as Division One champs

    Wins 24 events en route to capturing title The Adamstown Gators swim team captured its third–straight Division One championship in dominant fashion this past Saturday at Overlook Pool. The Gators overwhelmed the competition, scoring 898.50 points to...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Dylan Embiscuso (left) puts the tag on the runner during a recent midget league game. Photo by Stan Hall.
    Lions overcome 0-6 start to make LNP Tourney field

    The Ephrata Lions midget baseball team got off to a rocky start this season. In fact, the Lions, coached by first-year head man Matt Herbener, lost their first six games and appeared dead in the water. But...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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