• iPads bring 18th-century Cloister into 21st century

    Beginning on Sunday, March 10, visitors touring the Ephrata Cloister will be able to view scenes from the historic site’s past as well as images of upper story rooms that are all but inaccessible to the public....

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • Sons Provost Marshall David Stewart (left) and Sons Commander John Bray. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Sons of Amvets seeks new members

    The local squadron of the Sons of Amvets is looking for some good men to fill in the ranks and help in their mission of serving veterans and the local community. Based at the local Amvets post...

    • Posted February 27, 2019
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  • Lighting ceremony, Santa’s arrival this Friday

    Amid the blaring music of a brass band and the dazzle of a laser light show, Santa Claus will again arrive in Ephrata, much to the delight of young and old alike. With the celebration set for...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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  • EDO Christmas Committe pictured (left to right) Linda Martin, David Boland, Kelly Withum and Lee Jacoby.
    Guess who’s coming to town?

    Gala Santa arrival, tree lighting set for Nov. 23 Amid the blaring music of a brass band and the dazzle of a laser light show, Santa Claus will again arrive in Ephrata, much to the delight of...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • The Winters Leadership Memorial at Veterans’ Plaza will be the site of the Welcome Home program Sunday that kicks off the week of the 100th Ephrata Fair.
    Welcome Home ceremony starts big week Sunday

    Gen. Hobbins will focus on soldiers returning to post WWI celebration at the first Ephrata Fair in 1919 One hundred years ago, the Ephrata Fair made its first appearance. Local farmers proudly showed off their finest crops...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • The Ephrata Fair: 100 years and counting

    The following is the first in a monthly series of articles focused on the Ephrata Fair, leading up to its 100th anniversary in September. When the Ephrata Fair opens this September, it will bring with it an...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Guess who’s coming to town….soon!

    Christmas kickoff downtown just two weeks from Friday It was on a chilly December day in 1923 when a throng of Ephrata residents gathered in front of what was then the Good Hotel to light the town’s...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Though the tree is in the same location, the holiday celebration on East Main Street looks much different 92 years later
    Santa, Yule love this…Merchants plan big night here Friday

    On Friday, Nov. 27, the Jolly Old Elf will arrive in Ephrata, lifted off the roof of the Ephrata National Bank by the Pioneer Fire Department’s ladder truck. He will then cross Main Street to Whistle Stop...

    • Posted November 25, 2015
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  • Our tax dollars at work; can we get a refund?

    There are just 77 days left until Christmas, so in the spirit of being loyal to one’s home state I am considering purchasing the official state toy for everyone on my holiday shopping list. Do you know...

    • Posted October 7, 2015
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