All posts by Patrick Burns

About Patrick Burns

Social media editor and staff writer for Ephrata Review and Lititz Record Express.
  • Town tree rooted in the love of a little girl

    Little Samantha’s eyes lit up when she saw the Christmas tree in her foster parents’ Ephrata house. That was back in 1990 and the four-month-old little girl was living with Phil Eisemann and his wife at their...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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  • Lighting ceremony, Santa’s arrival this Friday

    Amid the blaring music of a brass band and the dazzle of a laser light show, Santa Claus will again arrive in Ephrata, much to the delight of young and old alike. With the celebration set for...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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  • Ephrata Twp. supervisors debate Sheetz liquor license

    The Sheetz store at 891 E. Main St. in Ephrata Township is applying for a liquor license to sell beer for on premises consumption and wine to go at the store. Since no Ephrata Township license was...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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  • They’ve all come to look for America

    I remember like it was yesterday watching David Bowie on the floor opening the show sitting alone cross-legged on stage playing a tiny keyboard in a slow intro to a soaring cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America.”...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Denver Fair Queen crowned

    Drizzles couldn’t dampen the spirits of newly crowned Denver Fair Queen, Kathryn Voler, as she beamed at the attendees of the Denver Fair’s opening ceremonies and coronation on the evening of Sept. 11.   By Aubree Fahringer...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Flooding Issues Challenge Boro Emergency Crews

    Fire companies responded to 62 water-related rescues in August By Marylouise Sholly With more rainy weather possibly on the way, courtesy of Hurricane Florence barreling up the East Coast, Ephrata’s Mayor Ralph Mowen cautioned residents to take care...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Final Whistle Stop Market Saturday

      Last event of the season Saturday expected to be dry for a change The fifth and final Whistle Stop Night Market is scheduled for Saturday afternoon and will feature music from Melanie Ilana with Rick Tomlinson....

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Santa’s arrival altered; no more ENB roof ‘landings’

        Santa won’t be “flying” his reindeer-driven sleigh into Ephrata this year, but he’ll most certainly arrive for his annual Christmastime appearance. It was Christmas in July Monday evening as Ephrata Borough Council learned about changes...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • DOVE Westgate begins expansion

    DOVE Westgate Church in Ephrata is preparing to undergo a drastic building expansion project. This new expansion will focus primarily on the west wing and back portion of the building. The east wing of the church, currently...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • Gatchell cruises to first Firecracker title

    Drop takes  women’s crown     While the Ephrata Firecracker Run has attracted some considerable talent in its 41 years, Caleb l, an elite runner in his own right, had never run the annual Fourth of July race. “I...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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