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St. Boniface Craft Breweing CompanyFinally, after more than a year since it opened, I traveled to St. Boniface Craft Brewing, only five blocks from my home.

That first growler was filled with the mighty tasty Extra Special Bitter (ESB), a classic English pub, session, style brew. Looking forward to trying the 3lb IPA next.

Boy Howdy! These guys know what they’re doing, and they’re also Reformation Christians. Beer and Reformed theology, it doesn’t get any better than that. Check them out on Thursdays, 7-9pm, and Saturdays, 9am-4pm.

Visit their Facebook page for more info.

(Special kudos to Tom Nicholas who invited me and purchased the fill of my first growler.)

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Well they did it. The coalition of the incompetent, the Ephrata Borough Manager, Bob Thompson, and the Borough Council, by a 6-2 vote, are raising your property taxes. Why? Because they couldn’t make the tough choices to balance the Borough budget. Once more, property owners in Ephrata bear the burden of their poor leadership and management.

Additionally, Thompson blamed the method by which taxes are collected by the County to explain the problem. When all else fails, blames somebody else: typical of a politician or a government bureaucrat.

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A devastating earthquake strikes Japan. A massive tsunami kills thousands. Fears of a nuclear meltdown run rampant. Bloodshed and violence escalate in Libya.

And U.S. companies selling doomsday bunkers are seeing sales skyrocket anywhere from 20% to 1,000%.

Read the CNNMoney.com article.

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Downtown Ephrata marked by numerous unsightly junk shops

1 March 2011 American Culture

Downtown Ephrata has become a thriving center for junk: there are at least five stores that sell used articles from clothing to jewelry,  license plates to snow blowers. Essentially, they’re depositories for people’s trash and garbage. Most look and smell awful, from outside  to the inside. Perhaps the worst offender is the Ephrata Flea Market. […]

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Ephrata’s The Shopping News delivers pre-packaged litter to your door step every week

4 February 2011 American Culture

It’s there by mid-week, every week, conveniently packaged in plastic and thrown on your lawn or doorstep. Ephrata’s (PA) The Shopping News is a free tabloid of local information, photos and advertisements. Paid employees drive  around dumping this worthless rag on the sidewalks, driveways, lawns, and doorsteps in northern Lancaster County.

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President Obama’s remarks at National Prayer Breakfast, but I still don’t think he can run this country.

3 February 2011 American Culture

President Obama’s remarks at National Prayer Breakfast, but I still don’t think he’s competent or knowledgeable enough run this country or right it’s direction. Here’s the White House transcript of President Barack Obama’s address Thursday morning to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington: I want to begin by just saying a word to Mark Kelly, […]

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St. Boniface Craft Brewing Co. opens in the former Doneckers Art Works

3 February 2011 American Culture

St. Boniface Craft Brewing Co. will opened its doors for the first time from 6 to 9 Wednesday night, February 2, to offer growlers of its Hegemony Imperial Stout beer. The nano-brewery is located in part of the former Doneckers Art Works building at 100 N. State St., Ephrata. It eventually will offer growlers and […]

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Ephrata Borough willing to use law to legally steal business owner’s solar generated extra electricity

4 January 2011 Business & Economy

Ephrata (PA) business Lee’s Camera Center decided to “go green” outfitting their building with solar panels, a better than $200,000 project, to generate electricity. While wanting to help ween our country off it’s dependence on foreign oil and combat the general high cost of energy, Lee’s Camera Center is finding that these are not the […]

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Ephrata Borough attack citizens with .38 mil property tax increase for 2011

24 November 2010 Business & Economy

It seems the message of the 2010 general election of less government spending and taxes fell on deaf ears in the Ephrata (PA) borough government. Borough manager Gary Nace and Borough Council are planning at tax increase of .38 mil for property owner in Ephrata. Once more, our local government lives by the creed ‘tax […]

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Joe Sestak and Pat Toomey are incompetent, mud-slinging buffons in debate; unworthy of public office

20 October 2010 American Culture

Tonight’s political debate between Pennsylvania senate candidates Pat Toomey (R) and Joe Sestak (D) proved once again that both of these men are morons, unqualified for leadership in the United States senate. All they could do was throw mud at each other, accusing the each other of misrepresenting the other person or his position. They […]

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