• Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Hobbins and his wife Robbin helped celebrate the historical society’s 60th anniversary Oct. 7. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    Ephrata’s own Gen. Hobbins featured guest at Historical Society anniversary celebration

    Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. William Thomas Hobbins greeted a packed dining room at Foxchase Golf Club on Oct. 7 at the 60th Anniversary of the Historical Society of Cocalico Valley. Not one seat was open, and...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Soulful sustenance: Peter’s Porch a food lifeline for Cocalico area needy

    Peter’s Porch at Faith United Lutheran Church in Denver has been feeding the hungry for the last seven years while building up the community. The first Saturday of the month at the church is the place to...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • “Shonsky” from Ephrata takes part in a veteran-honoring walk at the powwow. Leo Maynard, East Cocalico Lions, stands behind him.
    Peace in their time

    Adamstown Powwow brings surprising circle of acceptance to local Vietnam vets Two East Cocalico Lions Club members, both of whom are veterans, had no idea what they were getting in to when they volunteered to work the...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • East Cocalico gives UGI conditional OK for development

    UGI Utilities plans to construct a new corporate headquarters in East Cocalico Township, with ground-breaking a few weeks away. The 98,000-square-foot structure, estimated to cost more than $20 million, will be built on a 32.7 acres of...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Auction at old general store stirs up memories

    The Hess Auction Group held one of its most notable auctions of the year at Sonny’s Country Store Antiques in Adamstown at the intersection of Routes 272 and 897 on Saturday, Aug. 19. “This is a big...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Librarian Sharon Heaney and Jennifer, daughter of the late Mary Hartman whose American Girl doll collection was made available to the Adamstown Area Library, marvel at some of the collectibles. Items in the photo, along with 600 others will be for sale. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    All dolled up in Adamstown

    Extensive American Girl collection to aid library fundraising efforts The Adamstown Area Library received a surprise donation recently about which the public will be excited to hear — boxes and boxes of American Girl dolls and items,...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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  • The posts, woodwork, doors are most original. Shutters were added later and slightly cover the date stone. Remnants of white paint are found on the frame of the side porch. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    A part of Adamstown’s past on sale block Aug. 19

    A well-located property at which Adamstown residents see little activity will be auctioned Saturday, Aug. 19. Sonny’s Country Store Antiques sits at the intersection of Routes 272 and 897. It may not be busy now, but it’s...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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  • Cracking up…Sidewalk issues, responsibilities focus of Adamstown meeting

    At least two groups of residents attended the July 11 Adamstown Borough meeting regarding concerns about replacing sidewalks and curbs at their own expense. “How do we know what needs to be replaced?” asked Stephanie Scheifley. Councilman...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • Honorary Survivor Jennifer Graybill is surrounded by fundraising stars collecting funds with their trendy purses. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    Relay for Life Norlanco showcases survivors, caregivers, but misses monetary goal in cancer fight

    With new strides in cancer research and exciting therapies that kill cancer cells while sparing healthy cells, one would think events supporting fundraising for fighting the disease would be up. However, locally this year, that did not...

    • Posted June 29, 2017
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  • Looking forward with glances to the past

    Cocalico Class of 2017 commencement speakers track sentiments as they move forward For the 230 members of the Cocalico High School Class of 2017, life lessons were learned on the track and field, in the park, and...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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