All posts tagged "featured"

  • Cookies selling like hotcakes for new Main Street entrepreneur

    Laura Merkel has a storefront, 3,000 cookie cutters, and a mission. Her mission is to take over the role of breadwinner for her family–husband Wayne, their son Ryan Merkel, a fourth-grader at Highland Elementary, and their daughter,...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • ‘Petula, Circus Cat’ is a class act

    Marylouise Sholly, who is known for her role as a correspondent for The Ephrata Review, the Lititz Record Express, and The Reading Eagle, has published her first children’s book, “Petula, Circus Cat,” which tells the story of...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Lyle Kopp (right) pulls down a rebound in front of Garden Spot’s Andrew Zentner during Tuesday’s game in New Holland. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Fast start lifts Spartans past winless Mounts

    Garden Spot jumped on Ephrata early Tuesday night in New Holland, and the Mounts simply never could recover. With the game knotted at 4-4 midway through the first quarter, the Spartans ended the period on a 13-2...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Pancake Farm partners hang up their aprons

    “I could go to the Pancake Farm by myself and not feel alone,” Cindy Potts said Saturday morning as she was waiting for the last Pancake Farm breakfast she would ever have that would be cooked by...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • Winning the close ones could be key for Cocalico

    Cocalico has made a living playing in close, tight knit games the last few years. And if the Eagles figure out how to pull just some of those games out, they’ll be in position to do some...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Garrett Longenecker (26) and Ben Sola (8) lay the hit on Manheim Central quarterback Evan Simon during Friday’s District Three title game. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Eagles can’t finish it off

    Barons cruise past Cocalico 48-14 to win second-straight District title   A lot of teams have been able to hang in with Manheim Central this year. But when the Barons sense a little opportunity, a crack, they...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Rare tour visits upper floors of Ephrata Cloister

    In the 1920s, the German Seventh Day Baptist Church charged 25 cents to tour the Sisters’ House in the Ephrata Cloister, 632 W. Main St., Ephrata. In September, Elizabeth Bertheaud, historic site administrator, gave a 275th anniversary...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Refreshing Mountain adds lighted ziplines, holiday lights

    Imagine ziplining through a winter wonderland of decorations and lights. That’s one of the new options for guests at Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center this holiday season. “We’re always looking for creative ways to introduce people...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • “FanSchool”

    To be competitive in tomorrow’s world, today’s students need to know about the world at large as well as have an understanding of international current events. At the school board meeting of Nov. 19, Ephrata Middle School...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Life-changing donations

    Julie Sawyer’s unselfish decision to donate a kidney to a stranger as part of an innovative program sparked a positive chain of events that also helped save her husband’s life. Worsening kidney disease left Michael Sawyer with...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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