• More regulation on short-term rentals

    Ephrata Township seeks zoning amendments to limit Airbnb-type rentals, especially farm and residential accessory buildings  Mixing tourism with operating farms may not be in anybody’s best interests. That was the opinion Clark Stauffer, Chairman of the Ephrata...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Concerns raised about street plates

    Borough residents aren’t the only ones being inconvenienced by the extension of the UGI natural gas line installation, noted Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen at the July 1 borough council meeting. A number of horses have slipped on...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Bike park will be first in the state

    The Heatherwood Bike Park will not only offer something fresh and new to Ephrata, but to all of Lancaster County. The mountain biking park is a collaborative effort between Mainspring of Ephrata and the Susquehanna Area Mountain...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Gone but not forgotten: tributes to Dick Winters keep coming

    It was a simple tribute to a great man. On the gravestone of Major Richard D. Winters at Bergstrasse Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery lay a gold-trimmed U. S. Army medallion reading “For Excellence Presented by the Command...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Compliance issues plague Akron’s Walnut Street sidewalk installation

    Sidewalks involved more discussion than any other topic on Akron borough council’s agenda at their regular monthly meeting at borough hall in June. Tom Murray, Sr., said he joined borough council 25 years ago because he was...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • PennDOT to shift single-lane southbound traffic on Route 222

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced recently that at 9 p.m. on July 9, weather permitting, its contractor will shift the long-term single-lane traffic pattern from the right lane to the left lane of southbound U.S....

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Community Fun Night, race, fireworks on 4th

    Donations still sought for free annual display Tradition reigns here on the Fourth of July. Once again, there will be almost a full day of activities here in Ephrata to celebrate the nation’s birthday. Starting with the...

    • Posted June 28, 2019
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  • Brewin’ up success downtown

    The third annual Ephrata Brewfest appears to have been the best one yet, as more than 600 participated last Saturday in Whistlestop Plaza and the surrounding railroad station property on a nearly perfect afternoon downtown. The event,...

    • Posted June 28, 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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  • Biker Sunday honors memory of Ephrata grad

    “I wasn’t just mad. I was pissed off.” With barely a dry eye in the congregation, that is how Jenni Andriani described the devastating aftermath of losing her only son, Steven, in a motorcycle accident just days...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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