• Adamstown plans to spruce up town

    It may not be a prowler, but it can be equally scary. It’s the “property maintenance inspector.” Adamstown seems to be on the cusp of change to become a “little Lititz.” With the excitement of a new...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • Four new faces join Adamstown Area Library board

    Four new library members are on board to shine the jewel of Adamstown, the Adamstown Area Library. Although it’s unusual for a library to be the hub and center of social activity in an area, this library...

    • Posted February 21, 2018
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  • Quarter of citations related to speeding, in Adamstown

    The Adamstown Borough council had a few visitors giving presentations, but few audience members from the public to hear, at the meeting Feb. 6. Lt. Thomas Shumaker, EPD, went over the 2017 police report for Adamstown. “Twenty-four...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • Shad Lewis is sworn in by Mayor Johnson at the Adamstown Borough meeting. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    Adamstown to issue ‘tickets’ for messy properties

    The Adamstown Borough council meeting lasted 34 minutes on Jan. 2, but time was spent efficiently. Mayor Dean Johnson swore in elected council member Randy Good; President, David Matz; Vice President, Cindy Schweitzer, and Mark Bansner. Shad...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Long-time council member steps down

    Mike Wetherhold, long-time community leader, has stepped down from Adamstown Borough Council. “I was having some pain in my upper arm and dismissed it to being any number of things,” said Wetherhold. “When I saw the doctor,...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Mayor flushes casino creation in Adamstown

    The Adamstown Borough meeting on Dec. 5 was unusually sparsely attended, and two council members were absent. Dave Matz went over details in the adoption of the proposed 2018 budget. “You all know we’ve been reassessed,” said...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Cocalico High School graduates (from left to right) Abby Buckles, Michael Rissmiller, and Ben Smith come back to school as STEM experiment facilitators representing their employers
    Cocalico students attend STEM summit

    Junior Achievement hosted a STEM Summit at Cocalico High School on Nov. 1 to the ninth-grade class. Students were cycled through science experiment projects held in the gym. Students seemed most interested in listening to Donna Harrison...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • 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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