• Checking out a life saver in West Cocalico

    The West Cocalico Township supervisors got a glimpse of a new life-saving device now in use by the Reinholds Community Ambulance Association at their Thursday, Feb. 2, meeting. According to Carolyn Hildebrand, township manager, a contribution was...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Donna Reed, author of the weekly column, Cocalico Corner
    Cocalico Corner: Run for it … ballot slots abound in Cocalico

    So, you think the election is long over. Guess again. It’s just about to start. Beginning Tuesday, you may have someone knocking on your door looking for your signature … and ultimately hoping for your vote. Because...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Cocalico Corner: Checking out the Mall on a Saturday with some friends

    I decided to meet up with some friends this past weekend in Washington, D.C. I just never expected there would be upwards of 500,000 of them. Saturday, Jan. 21, the day following the inauguration of Donald J....

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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    Cocalico Corner: Two Saturdays, two very different heroes

    As 2016 loosened its hold and a New Year dawned, two local men showed the citizens of this part of Pennsylvania that good does indeed prevail . And their stories played out for the world to witness....

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • West Cocalico starts 2017 with roster of appointments

    James J. Stoner was re-elected chairman of the West Cocalico board of supervisors at the first township meeting of the year on Jan. 3. Stoner, who has served as a supervisor since November 2007, has been involved...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • It’s a table full of gingerbread houses and family members on Thanksgiving Day at the Wetherholds. Photo courtesy Mike and Donna Wetherhold
    Cocalico Corner: Constructing a sweet holiday tradition in Adamstown

    When it comes to compiling the best ingredients for a Thanksgiving gathering, there are likely few folks in Cocalico who can compete with the efforts of Donna and Mike Wetherhold of Adamstown. This spirited couple, both Cocalico...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • A full table on Thanksgiving at the McCrae household included BBC producer Lewis Vickers (at head of table) and Mark Mardell (seated at right of table). Photo by Donna Reed.
    Radio fliers make for a memorable Thanksgiving

    When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, you pretty much don’t worry about what people think of you. After all, your table, like mine, is probably pretty much filled with familiar faces. Well, okay, there may be...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • 99 reasons why Lillian Frankhouser, voter extraordinaire, charms in Stevens

    Donald who? Hilliary, huh? Move over, you presidential wannabes. At the Stevens Fire Company on Tuesday morning, there was one true celebrity, one person who personified American authenticity and independence. It was just about 9 a.m. Tuesday,...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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  • Donna Reed, author of the weekly column, Cocalico Corner
    Cocalico Corner: A day in the political life

    It’s a presidential election made of, by, and for the media, it seems. Talking heads chatter non-stop, Web sites — biased and objective — are filled with the latest news about the Donald and Hillary. Political commercials...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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  • Donna Reed, author of the weekly column, Cocalico Corner
    Cocalico Corner: Uncivil war of words scars us all in 2016 battle for the White House

    “Your mother’s Chatty Cathy and your father’s Mr. Machine!” It was probably 1961 or so and I was maybe in third grade when the boy sitting next to me hissed that into my ear. It was the...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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