• Staff, programs reinstated at Ephrata library, but…

    Reduced hours. Staff lay-offs. Cancelled programs. That was the reality library patrons experienced in mid-November when the Ephrata Public Library took action to lessen the impact of a growing deficit. In the weeks that followed, library officials...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • The true meaning…

      A group of middle school girls recently celebrated Abby Kachel’s 13th birthday by packing and donating 12 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to Operation Christmas Child, who ships the boxes to needy...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Ephrata Cloister Lantern Tours set

      Have you seen it? Up in the sky! It’s a comet with a fan of six long tails. What could it mean? Discover what people thought when The Great Comet appeared in 1744 at the annual...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • Training for 25 years

      This holiday season marks the 25th anniversary of the The Short Line Model Railroad Club located in downtown Ephrata. The club’s humble beginning began in a small garage in nearby Brownstown, with a handful of energetic...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Street will close for Santa; free movie, food vendors added to event

        A Christmas tree has been found thanks to the Diffenderfer family of Akron and their donation of a 25-foot blue Spruce. This year’s Christmas tree was so large that Akron and Ephrata police escorted the...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Boro police provide Halloween safety tips Trick-or- Treat night set for this Friday

    The following information was submitted by Chief William Harvey of the Ephrata Police Department. Lancaster County-wide Trick-or-Treat is Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Here are a few safety tips that can ensure safe fun for kids and...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Scout’s honor 70 years in the making

    Doris White, a former Ephrata resident, who now resides at Cornwall Manor, received her 70-year membership pin recently from representatives of the Cedars Service Unit at a Foxfire meeting at nearby Camp Furnace Hills. She joined Girl...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Queens for a night

      Andrea Castillo is the daughter of Pedro Castillo and Berna Romero. Andrea has participated on the cross country, indoor track and outdoor track teams all four years of high school. She also plans to continue to...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • EPAC announces 2015 season

    EPAC is on an artistic roll, and the 2015 season promises to be no different. They have put together an amazing selection of plays and musicals that will make audiences laugh, cry, sing out loud, and contemplate...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • 96th Fair rolls in here Tuesday

      The long preparation checklist for the 96th annual Ephrata Fair is almost complete. Organizers report this year’s fair will contain many of the same memorable activities and tasty treats that have become a tradition for many...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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