All posts by Patrick Burns

  • 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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  • Ephrata U-12 season comes to a close

    Ephrata Review For the third straight year, the Ephrata U-12 baseball team hosted a qualifying series game on July 2 at Ephrata Township field. The winner in the best-of-three series would advance to Kunkle Field in Mount...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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  • Smucker’s statement after House Budget Committee passes budget for ’19

    House Budget Committee Passes FY19 Budget Resolution   U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker  issued the following statement after the House Budget Committee passed the budget for fiscal year 2019, Budget for a Brighter American Future, by a vote...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Concerts by the Creek offers two-fers for 2018

      By Dick Wanner There’s a little something different about this year’s Concerts by the Creek at Grater Memorial Park. Now 11 years into its run, the summer concert series, sponsored by the Ephrata Public Library, has...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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