• Anatomy of a transformation

    At 6 p.m. on Monday evening I drove on South State Street and on Main Street from Lincoln Avenue to Parkway in downtown Ephrata. The traffic and landscape was normal, but there were signs. Signs that something...

    • Posted September 25, 2019
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  • MS FitEffect program brings hope to locals

    Karen Hunt was a teacher at Fulton Elementary School when multiple sclerosis changed everything. After 27 years, she was forced to stop teaching and had to learn to walk and talk again. Victor Richard retired from Susquehanna...

    • Posted September 25, 2019
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  • Local Farm Women celebrate centennial

    In the back room of Udder Choice restaurant in Ephrata on Saturday, members and supporters of the Society of Farm Women of Pennsylvania #3 celebrated the organization’s 100th anniversary with ice cream, cake and sandwiches. Members looked...

    • Posted September 25, 2019
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  • New Main to host independent film opening, Q&A session

    The curtain goes up at The New Main on a new independent film, “Right Before Your Eyes,” at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20. The film, which is distributed by Nagra/myCinema, will have a limited nationwide theatrical release...

    • Posted September 20, 2019
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  • Oh baby, what fun!

    Brooklyn, 4, and Kolton Yeagle, 2, and Kennedy Shenk, 1, made this Bugs Life float come to life at the Denver Fair Baby Parade on Sept. 14. The float took first in the wheels category. For more...

    • Posted September 18, 2019
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  • Plaza party, night market set Saturday

    This Sept. 21 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. is this month’s Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza with a Night Market, located at the Whistle Stop Plaza, 16 E. Main Street in downtown Ephrata. As always, this...

    • Posted September 18, 2019
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  • With 100 years in the books, EFDA hoping for a sun-filled week ahead

    With 100 years in the books, EFDA hoping for a sun-filled week ahead It’s that time again! The 101st edition of the Ephrata Fair opens Sept. 24 for five days of fun and anticipation is running high,...

    • Posted September 18, 2019
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  • Let’s try this again

    One year after only the second rainout in parade history, the 85th edition will again aim for something extra special Looking at the big picture, Randy and Betsy Leinbach said it was an easy decision. They knew...

    • Posted September 18, 2019
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  • New flagship ReUzit opens on State Street

    Mennonite Central Committee, which has its U.S. headquarters in Akron, relies on more than 100 thrift stores in U.S. and Canada for a major portion of its annual support. For the most recent fiscal year, the stores...

    • Posted September 18, 2019
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  • Bus connects communities, those in need

    The HUB Bus, which runs from Ephrata Commons to Denver Borough and back, made its first round trip Monday morning, Sept. 16. Leaving Ephrata Commons at 8:30 a.m. for Declaration House on Main Street, Denver, the bus...

    • Posted September 18, 2019
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