All posts by Patrick Burns

About Patrick Burns

Social media editor and staff writer for Ephrata Review and Lititz Record Express.
  • Smucker, Toomey in Lancaster to promote bills to “end future government shutdowns”

    Sen. Pat Toomey appeared in Lancaster this afternoon with Lancaster County Congressman Lloyd Smucker (far left) to promote legislation “that would end future government shutdowns.” To the right of Smucker is Lancaster County Commissioner Dennis Stuckey and...

    • Posted February 8, 2019
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  • WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital hosts heart month event

    WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital hosts heart month event Learn about healthy cooking and heart health at the free Love Your Heart program to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Ephrata Health...

    • Posted January 31, 2019
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  • Help sought for homeless vet

    Homeless vet Joe Fox faces eviction today from Ephrata Twp. property   By Patrick Burns By all accounts, 78-year-old, Joe Fox did not always do things the right way. In fact, his friend Bill Whiskeyman said Joe...

    • Posted January 24, 2019
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  • 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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