• Pictured (left to right) are Chef Louis Chabot Jr. of Bent Creek Country Club; Chris Donn, co-chairman of the Iron Chef Committee; Chef Dave Shirley of Piper Belle’s BBQ; and Courtney Rittenour, defending 2016 and 2017 Iron Chef Champion or Courtyard Cafe on Main. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Iron Chef competition heating up

    The 12th annual Iron Chef competition is slated for March 4 from 1-5 p.m. at Cocalico High School. Tickets for adults are $20, youth (k-12) are $10, and children under 5 are free. Call 717-336-1413 for tickets...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • Fourth graders become scientists for a day

    Thanks to a generous donation from Ephrata National Bank to The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation (a science education non-profit located in Mohnton), students at Denver Elementary experienced a day of hands-on science presented by award-winning Science Explorers, Inc. On...

    • Posted February 21, 2018
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  • Cocalico student gets‘Night to Shine’

    It’s a night of glitter, red carpets, and elegant gowns. Night to Shine, a Tim Tebow Foundation event, is a prom night centered on the love of God, for people with special needs who are 14 and...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • ValenSwine event spreads (pig) love

    Rain drenched the Ephrata area on Feb. 10, but inside of Sweet Charlotte’s Boutique, located at 358 N. Reading Rd., there were smiles and sunshine. Chris Hainley, founder of Fairytale Acres of Denver, and her husband Tom...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • Library connects with community services to combat homelessness

    The Ephrata Public Library is using the cold weather to extend a warm welcome to the community’s homeless population. In these single digit temperatures, the library has opened its doors to provide a place for homeless people...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • VFW goes above and beyond

    The Reinholds VFW is full of unsung heroes. VFW Post 6759 was started in 1946 and has been assisting the community ever since through donations and volunteer work. This year, the VFW has participated in several initiatives...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Carols to our ears

    Downtown jewelry shop ‘rings’ in the holiday season with return of town music Bernie Shiffler may not like the cold, but he likes Christmas. The Park Hill Jewelry owner has operated the jewelry shop in picturesque downtown...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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