• Proposed convoy route would not include Ephrata

    Proposed convoy route would not include Ephrata Beginning in 2020, the annual Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy will no longer traverse the Ephrata area. Organizers had announced several months ago they lost access to the event’s longtime...

    • Posted September 11, 2019
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  • Local bridge named in fallen vet’s honor

    It was a beloved spot near his home where Melvin Wink would go fishing as a boy; and now, a bridge that links Brownstown to Farmersville has been named in honor of the late Vietnam vet. A...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • Lights! Camera! Ephrata!

    It was an exciting morning last Friday at The New Main Theatre as a crew was busy shooting scenes for the upcoming short film “Calf Rope.” According to the film’s press release, the production is “a tender...

    • Posted August 14, 2019
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  • Lititz native makes her mark on the D.C. music scene

    You could say Lititz native Jennifer Scott is multi-talented. A lawyer by day, she also finds the time to front Bergamot Rose, a Washington D.C.-based band that describes their music as “a sound palette of world rhythms...

    • Posted August 14, 2019
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  • Reinholds teen skates to nationals

    This summer, Thomas, Jessica, and Alana Ressler of Reinholds took a cross-country trip to Washington state. But it wasn’t sightseeing that brought this trio to the northwest. Rather, it was Alana, a roller skater, who had the...

    • Posted July 31, 2019
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  • ‘Annie’ shines at Dutch Apple

    At the tender age of nine, I remember going to see the 1982 theatrical version of “Annie” on the big screen starring Aileen Quinn and Albert Finney. I loved it. As far as I can remember, it...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • ‘All things must come to an end’

    Cloister Restaurant owners reflect on decision to close doors in August A local landmark for nearly seven decades, The Cloister Restaurant, 607 W. Main Street, Ephrata, will close its doors August 31. Mother and son owners Elva,...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Horst Auction Center to feature Hess collection April 26-27

    A two-day event later this week at Horst Auction Center in Ephrata officially kicks off one of several auctions which will spotlight the collection and property of the late Clarke E. Hess. On April 26 and 27,...

    • Posted April 24, 2019
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  • Pressed into history

    Featuring hot and cold sandwiches, soups, and salads, The Pressed Plate, 52 E. Main St., Ephrata opens for business Feb. 23. Starting a restaurant was a long road for owner Anne-Marie Bellas, but one that was worth...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Look “Whoooooo’s Back!”

    Look “Whoooooo’s Back!”   Earlier today, Nancy Reber snapped this photo of the Grater Park Owl. “She was very content, hopefully sitting on eggs again!, Reber says. “The cracked egg was gone.”    Locals were worried recently...

    • Posted February 19, 2019
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