All posts by Patrick Burns

  • Curtain closing on summer

    Photos by Les Martzall Photos by Dick Wanner The August Concert by the Creek event each year not only means the conclusion of the cultural arts series held annually in Ephrata’s Tom Grater Park, but also signals...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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  • Mayor addresses drug issue and helps set up task force

    Kick-off planned Sept. 21 By Marylouise Sholly Appalled at the rise in opiate overdose deaths in the area, Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen decided to do something about it. “It’s running rampant and there’s no stereotype; anyone could...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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  • Armed robbery at Royer Pharmacy

    Ephrata Review Exclusive Video of armed robbery suspect. The Ephrata PD are looking for public’s help to identify an armed robber. According to police, there was an armed robbery at Royer Pharmacy around 5:30 p.m. Monday afternoon...

    • Posted August 8, 2017
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  • ‘This community stepped up

      Brendan Holbritter’s near-death experience and miraculous recovery sets stage for one-on-one hoops match with ‘Father John’   Father John McLoughlin, pastor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, and parishioner Brendan Holbritter, 17-year-old Ephrata High School...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Now showing

      Revamped Main opens Thursday   The first movies arrived Tuesday, employee training begins today, and the opening curtain drops Thursday night at the New Main theater. “We’re ready to go,” said owner Penn Ketchum. “So far...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • A great day in the park

      Akron’s Lloyd Roland Memorial Park was the scene Sunday of a memorable Day in the Park, with free bingo for adults, free pony rides, a bouncy house, and barrel train rides for kids, and more than...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • ‘Re-maining’ the Main

      By Patrick Burns Penn Ketchum wasted no time after officially acquiring the Ephrata Main movie house on Sunday. On Monday, workers removed all of the old seats. By Tuesday, 90 new high-back leather “rockers” were installed...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Ephrata Main Theatre changing hands

    At the end of the week, Penn and Amiee Ketchum will take control of and begin renovations of the Ephrata Main Theatre. Owners Steve and Karen Brown, who’ll open the theater for one last weekend, had struggled...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • Forever Friends

    Friends of the Ephrata Public Library have raised about $881K between 1984-2016 and donated about $50K per year since 2010 By Patrick Burns Friends of the Ephrata Public Library may be gone but it’s certainly not forgotten....

    • Posted May 8, 2017
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  • OMPH Team Competes in Sea Perch Challenge

    Recently, five sixth grade students from Our Mother of Perpetual Help School traveled to Temple University to represent their class at the Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge. The entire OMPH sixth grade class worked to design, test, modify...

    • Posted March 31, 2017
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