• Larry Laverne Groff, 73, pastor at Martindale Mennonite, owned, operated Larry L. Groff & Sons

    Larry Laverne Groff, 73, went home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, Sept. 19, 2017, at Keystone Villa in Ephrata, where he resided with his lovely wife: Leah Lucille (Martin) Groff. Born in Reamstown, Larry...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Beatrice L. Hubley, 84, Ephrata, owned and operated Bea’s Beauty Salon in Lancaster

    Beatrice L. Hubley, 84, of Ephrata, and formerly of Leola and Lancaster, passed away at Fairmount Homes on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Her husband, the late Ralph J. Hubley, passed away in 2016. Bea was born in...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Births – Reported Sept. 27, 2017

    AUKER, Joshua K. and Crystal (Kurtz), Narvon, a daughter, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Sept. 22. BACON, Matthew and Nicole (Styer), Adamstown, a daughter, at Women & Babies Hospital, Sept. 19. COLLISTER, Gregory and Jeri (Pratt), Denver,...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Denver quality of life ordinance ready for public hearing

    Denver Borough Council members worked many months to write a proposed ordinance for more efficient remediation of six property code violations. These include weeds, parking of vehicles on grass, furniture on the exterior of the property areas,...

    • Posted September 25, 2017
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    Rely on Tire Consultants for your Autumn Road Trips

    Fall is always a fun season to take a road trip, whether you are off to see the autumn leaves or get one last trip to the beach. No matter where you are headed, make sure your...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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    Savor the Flavors of Fall at Zig’s Bakery and Café

    From crisp apples to pumpkins with autumn spice, Zig’s Bakery and Café at Brick Gables is the place to savor all the wonderful bounty of the fall season. At Zig’s, they are busy transforming the harvest into...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • A view of the Ephrata Fair midway, circa 1930.
    99th Ephrata Fair set for next week

    The 99th Ephrata Fair kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 26 with fun-filled activities, entertainment, food, rides and games for all visitors. While everyone has their own Ephrata Fair favorites, one Wednesday evening event is, by far, the most...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • Akron council clears a path to the rail trail

    After years of wrestling with the issue of a handicap accessible path from Colonial Drive, through Colonial Park, to the rail trail, Akron Borough Council voted Monday to proceed with the project. Councilman Tom Murray moved to...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • The Lapp farm in Paradise, site of the In-Home Dinner program. Photo by Art Petrosemolo
    The simple pleasures of Amish in-home dining

    Samuel and Ruth Lapp’s farm spreads out for 25 acres from White Oak Road in Paradise. It’s picture perfect and what tourists come to Lancaster County to see. Earlier this spring, when the family’s two-acres of strawberries...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • Rebekah Gregory
    Boston Marathon bombing survivor is chamber speaker

    Boston marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory will be the keynote speaker at the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce’s Biennial Fall Dinner Oct. 5. Gregory, now 30, is one of 17 leg amputees which resulted from the terrorist...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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