• Fair holds fond memories

    Fair week is all about food, fun, friends, family, and fond memories say the folks who haven’t missed a night at the Ephrata Fair for decades. Now in its 99th year, the five-day fall festival known as...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • Community begins drug problem discussion

    New task force holds first meeting The Plummer family tried to run from the drug epidemic by moving from Ephrata to a different Lancaster County town. However, it was too late to save son, Jonathan, who died...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Ephrata Borough now has nuisance ordinance

    With an eye toward protecting the health and welfare of borough residents, Ephrata Borough Council unanimously passed three nuisance ordinances Monday evening. The new laws deal with noise control, nuisance properties and rental permitting, an ordinance which...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Vendor vetting

    Green Dragon owners discuss steps they take to ensure quality sellers at popular market “We’re in the business of renting space,” Rob Rohrbach of the Green Dragon Farmers Market said. “Getting items for resale is not what...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Township adopts ‘pawnbroker ordinance’

    Not “known at this time” if Green Dragon vendors subject to new $250 licensing fee Criminals often seek to fence stolen goods through pawnbrokers, secondhand shops, junk dealers, and even antique stores. However, Ephrata Township officials just...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Forbidden Art now at Ephrata Library

    In 1943, a group of prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp decided to document what was happening in Buchenwald so the world would someday know. The secret group called themselves the “International Camp Committee,” and they compiled...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • A 2008 flag ceremony at the Girl Scouts' Camp Furnace Hills in northern Lancaster County. The 320-acre camp, which began in 1947, may be sold.
    Girl Scout camp to open at limited capacity

    Camp Furnace Hills, a camp for Girl Scouts since 1947, will remain open, although in a limited capacity, according to the Girl Scout Council that administers programs for Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA. On Feb....

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • EASD students return

    Though many not yet compliant with new vaccination rules Ephrata Area School District students began school Monday, Aug. 28 — a day earlier than last year. Something else arrived earlier this year for students: new vaccination rules....

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Township working on ordinances for pollution, building height limits

    Grass clippings and fallen tree branches can be more than just green waste; they can also contribute to pollution by finding their way into municipal storm sewers, according to the Ephrata Township Supervisors at a recent meeting....

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Christmas tree lighting rechristened as “Miracle on Main Street”

    It’s not too early to begin thinking about Christmas, Ephrata Borough Council discovered this week. The annual Christmas tree lighting and arrival of Santa is one of the Ephrata Borough’s premier events of the year, ushering in...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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