• Mainspring updates Ephrata Borough

    The community of Ephrata is doing well, but maybe the future could be even brighter. That was the gist of Borough Council’s “Municipal Moment,” as addressed by Mainspring’s Executive Director, Kelly Withum. Mainspring’s mission is to improve...

    • Posted August 14, 2019
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  • Ephrata Crossings hotel plans advance

    Ephrata Township supervisors adopted an amendment to the township’s non-residential land development agreement last week that paves the way for construction of the four-story hotel that will be the centerpiece of the Ephrata Crossings development. Expected to...

    • Posted August 14, 2019
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  • Ephrata Township to upgrade HVAC system

    Ephrata Township’s office building in the 200 block of Akron Road will be undergoing some renovations in the weeks to come, but don’t look for lace curtains. Instead, the heating and cooling guts of the building, its...

    • Posted July 31, 2019
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  • ‘Everyone was kind’ Woodcrest celebrates 50 years of summer camp

    In 1969, when he was seven years old, Barry Herman was given a gift he would cherish all his life — day camp at the Woodcrest Retreat in the wooded hills outside Ephrata. Now 56, Herman said...

    • Posted July 31, 2019
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  • Ephrata council lauds design contest winners

    Young environmentalists were honored at Ephrata’s Borough Council’s July 8 meeting. Third graders from Highland Elementary School Ryan Mentzer and Mya Brendle stood and received applause from council as group winners of a design contest that targeted...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Ephrata Crossing development plans advance

    The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors approved a resolution moving forward a plan to build the Ephrata Crossing development, with shops, a hotel, and restaurant near Pleasant Valley Road and Route 322. The resolution was approved in...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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  • Council favors new dewatering system to produce Class A biosolids

    Whether it’s called the Green Corridor, the Gasification Project or the Biochar Plan, it’s not happening in Ephrata anytime soon, according to information from Ephrata Borough Council. It sounded like a good idea; the construction of an...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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  • Truly a day to remember

    Picnics, parades, family cookouts — they’re all great, as long as you remember the reason for that extra vacation day, said a soldier who has served his country for more than 30 years. Brigadier General (retired) Wilbur...

    • Posted May 29, 2019
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  • EASD passes preliminary budget

    The budget, scheduled to be finalized in June, includes a 2.3% tax hike The Ephrata Area School approved a preliminary budget that includes a 2.3% increase in the 2019-20 spending plan. The school board on Monday voted...

    • Posted May 15, 2019
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  • Ephrata Area Social Services instituting new policy

    Constantly worrying about how the bills are going to get paid is tough. Receiving money from a non-profit agency helps for awhile, but it’s not something anybody wants to do forever. Now, the Ephrata Area Social Services...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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