• Horseback riding is more than a hobby at Greystone

    Local students thrive at therapeutic center For nearly 40 years, a group of riding professionals, supported by a dedicated group of volunteers, have been working with children and adults with special needs to improve their health and...

    • Posted August 28, 2019
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  • Like father, like son: Steven and Taylor Courtney

    Manheim’s Steven Courtney, 58, and his son Taylor, 29, make their living in the music industry — Steven is a well-known independent singer, songwriter, producer and performer and Taylor is a popular, in-demand, local wedding DJ who...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • Taking college basketball recruiting to the next level

      In 1891, a physical education instructor  — Dr. James Naismith  — invented the game of basketball for students to play inside during the cold, winter months at the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield (Mass.) College....

    • Posted July 31, 2019
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  • Octogenarian trucker has spent his life on the road

    Alan Ehnat has spent his life on the road. But even the spry 87 year old shook his head in surprise when he added up the years and found it had been more than six decades behind...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Ephrata native Whitey Von Nieda in his Tri-Cities Blackhawks uniform. Photo courtesy of NBA Legends
    Eldest statesman: Ephrata’s Von Nieda now the NBA’s oldest alum

    Last week Ephrata native Stan “Whitey” Von Nieda, 97, became the oldest living alum of the National Basketball Association. With the passing of then eldest Billy Gabor, also 97, who died after a brief battle with pneumonia,...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • It’s been a long drive

    A WWII veteran turns 100 I blinked twice when I met George Houck shortly before he celebrated his 100th birthday on May 15. He looked 75, maybe 80 at best. He was animated, talkative, and remembered growing...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • Staying safe on local roads for Memorial Day

    Prior to major holidays in the United States, the American Automobile Association, (AAA), provides drivers with estimates of vehicles on the road, potential bottlenecks, and provides safety tips. The AAA doesn’t dwell on it, but it always...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • Every ‘litter’ bit helps

    It’s a way of life. So, you probably won’t be surprised when you learn that even runners and joggers have started multitasking — it’s called plogging. It started in Sweden in 2016 to help local communities clean-up...

    • Posted April 24, 2019
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  • A couple decades, and change: Vivace Live and Standing Room Only

    Two musical groups with local connections are at crossroads that have them changing with the times. Vivace Live and Standing Room Only (SRO) have different repertoires and perform before widely different audiences. The changes they make will...

    • Posted April 3, 2019
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  • Local teens find PA Farm Show success

      This is the final update in a series about local teens raising livestock to compete in the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show. Correspondent Art Petrosemolo met Danielle Oberholtzer and Jeremiah Snyder mid-summer as they began six months...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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