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Victory ChurchI recently noticed a new church moved into our community: Victory Church. I’ve discovered, however, it’s not really all that new. The church was formed in 2000 and its original meetings were in a nearby mega-theater complex. Foreshadowing. Yet, I don’t recall the church being named “Victory Church” at that time, and the history of the church is notably absent from their Internet site. Nevertheless, the church has at least three other campuses and, along with fellow mega-church LCBC, is one of the fastest growing churches in our county and possibly the nation.

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The Ephrata Fair Is Back – F*ck The Fair!

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I recently revisited Renningers Antique Market in Adamstown for the first time in 25 years in a search for classic pulp fiction, comic books, and a few more odds and ends. Nothing much has changed at this now ancient flea market venue. I recall this place from my youth, but it seems like it’s older […]

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Ephrata PA Police Department Getting Advanced Drone in 2019 to Spy on the Small Town

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Ephrata PA Police Department announced this week that they will be getting a more sophisticated flying drone to spy on the small town in northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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Local Community Christmas Tree Recently Named Ugliest In Small Town America

2 December 2018 Humor & Satire

Dateline: Ephrata, Pennsylvania A local community Christmas tree was recently named the ugliest Christmas tree in small town America, thanks to its incomplete decoration which resulted in the evergreen having only half its lights. The announcement was made on social media via Facebook, and quickly garnered 1.5 million likes.

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