• A job tailor-made for her

    Legally blind, seamstress finds fulfillment crafting pillowcase dresses Brenda Brown has never been to the Philippines, Guyana, Honduras, Kenya, Haiti, or the Dominican Republic. But her hand-sewn dresses have. In these countries, some 250 little girls have...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Back in time to ‘79: TMI big scare turns 40

    It began overnight 40 years ago. When Ephrata residents awoke on Wednesday, March 28, 1979, they began to hear vaguely of some sort of problem at TMI. As the next few days wore on, the news became...

    • Posted March 27, 2019
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  • Town tree rooted in the love of a little girl

    Little Samantha’s eyes lit up when she saw the Christmas tree in her foster parents’ Ephrata house. That was back in 1990 and the four-month-old little girl was living with Phil Eisemann and his wife at their...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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  • For the past 14 years Wayne Siegrist’s flagpole was stored outdoors at his farm, slowly covered in vines and rusting from the elements. On May 25, the flagpole was retrieved by GSM Industrial, which used heavy equipment and a long truck to transport the flagpole back to the GSM Industrial facility in Lancaster. Photo by Dave Kramer
    Veterans Honor Park gets a fitting gift

    When the Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster is built, it will be built in recognition of the service of veterans throughout Lancaster County. Even though it is located in Lititz, the veterans who will be honored come...

    • Posted July 3, 2018
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  • Dave Shirley of Piper Belle’s BBQ took home the first place prize at this year’s Iron Chef competition. Photos by Laura Knowles
    Shirey Wins Final Iron Chef Event

    The 12th Iron Chef Cocalico competition was held on Sunday, March 4, and would be the last year for the tasty celebration of food. Event organizer Liz Ackerman announced that the 2018 Iron Chef Cocalico and Benefit...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • ‘Portraits in Solitude’ by Ephrata artist

    For artist Mark Kromer, some of his major influences were his brother, Jeff Kromer, and his Ephrata High School art teacher, Richard Huck. Mark Kromer’s work is exhibited at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of October....

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • A tradition at Lord’s Fair Share, the midway’s only sit-down eatery, with Nancy Good, Nancy Buckwalter, Annabelle Martin, Elaine Sensing. Photo by Laurie Knowles
    Walking or sitting, eating is always a top priority at the Ephrata Fair

    You won’t go hungry at the Ephrata Fair, that’s for sure. Whether you’re in the mood for Greek gyros, deep-fried vegetables, roasted corn, pumpkin funnel cakes, beef brisket sandwiches, corn dogs, cheese steaks, Asian noodles, chicken wings,...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Here’s to a new wine tasting room

    In the mood to sample a buttery Chardonnay with peach and citrus notes or a luscious Cabernet Franc with blackberry, black cherry and hints of plum? Ephrata’s newest wine tasting room is located in place you might...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Toodles the goat regains sight after eye surgery

    To see Toodles, the goat, romping in the meadow, it’s hard to imagine that this happy little kid was once blind. But she was. The sweet white and black goat was born with cataracts that made it...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • WWII vets celebrating 75th wedding anniversary

    It all began in 1940 when Norman Eckert met pretty, dark-eyed Fern Moyer on the porch of her sister’s house in Akron. Fern was playing “You Are My Sunshine” on a steel guitar. Norman didn’t quite realize...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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