• 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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  • Reiner and Marita Henn from Eberbach, Germany
    Celebrating 40th year of Sister-city relationship

    As twin towns across the ocean, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, and Eberbach, Germany, have much in common. On Saturday, Oct. 22, the two towns marked their 40th anniversary as sister cities at a Friends of Eberbach celebration at the...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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  • Partying with ponies

    Tailgaters go all out in Rothsville Some people tend to get a little carried away when they hear that Lancaster Polo is having its annual tailgate competition. It might have something to do with the word “competition.”...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Three generations (from left): granddaughter Alex, grandmother Nadine, and mother Stacey. Photo by Laura Knowles.
    Gem of a journey: Gehman Jewelers celebrates 50 years

    Think engagements, graduations, birthdays and Mother’s Day, and you can’t help but think of Gehman Jewelers. For the past 50 years, the long-time Ephrata jewelry store has been the place where so many young men carefully selected...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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