• Patriotic glow

    Ephrata’s Veterans Plaza and the Winters Memorial Trail were aglow with 400 luminaries Saturday night, each candle representing a donor brick that honors those who have served in the military. Scroll these photos too:      ...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Discussion turns ‘fowl’ at Akron council meeting

    Update also on rail trail progress Changes to the Akron Borough zoning ordinance has been a topic of discussion among councils and planning commissions, past and present, for several years. The current planning commission has developed a...

    • Posted November 1, 2017
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  • 2018 veterans banners sold out quickly at market

    On Saturday night, banners honoring 73 of Ephrata’s hometown veterans were offered to the community by the Cocalico Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3376. Sales began at 4:30 p.m., when the final Whistle Stop Night Market...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • Gate House fights drug abuse stigma

    Jodi Holland and Scott Althouse are recovering addicts. They don’t use drugs or alcohol now, but they did in the past. They used to the extent that their disease — the disease of addiction —threatened to cost...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Akron council clears a path to the rail trail

    After years of wrestling with the issue of a handicap accessible path from Colonial Drive, through Colonial Park, to the rail trail, Akron Borough Council voted Monday to proceed with the project. Councilman Tom Murray moved to...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • CanineBall!

    There was the usual canine craziness on Saturday at the annual end-of-summer doggy swim at the Ephrata Community Pool. Dogs of all sizes, colors and temperaments took the plunge, literally, into the pool for an afternoon of...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Food Truck Frenzy!

    Event attracts 2,000 to Lititz Springs Park There were about 2,000 people at the first ever Food Truck Frenzy last Friday night at Lititz Springs Park, according to Ronnie Ramone. To this reporter it seemed like all...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Drug issues discussed at Akron Council meeting

    Akron Police Chief Tom Zell and Mayor John McBeth both spoke at length about the town’s drug issues at August’s regular borough council meeting. McBeth, in his monthly report to council, first thanked everybody who helped make...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Laura Gebhart, EDC economic development coordinator, and Rick Jackson, landscape architect and a principal with ELA Group, were the guest speakers discussing the development of the C.P. Wenger Feed Mill. Photo by Dick Wanner
    SWOT team descends on Wenger Mill, discovers reasons for optimism

    “Ephrata people say, ‘We want to be like Lititz’. Well, yeah. But I want to be like Ephrata,” Rick Jackson told a group of about 50 people gathered at The Weaver Markets banquet facility in Adamstown. Jackson...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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  • No match? No problem!

    Polo tailgaters persevere, despite the heat This summer’s heat was too much, it was feared, for horses and players, Sunday morning, so at about 11 a.m., club officials called off the day’s Lancaster Polo Club match at...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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