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2009-09-02 17:18:51

A convicted bank robber told a Pennsylvania judge during his sentencing that he committed the crime so he could go to jail and escape his abusive wife. Anthony Miller, 39, who pleaded guilty to the crime, told Judge Louis Farina of Lancaster County Court during the Monday sentencing that he held up the Ephrata National Bank in February 2007 because he was desperate to escape life with his then-wife of three years, whom he has since divorced, the Lancaster (Pa.) Intelligencer Journal reported...

2008-10-09 06:00:38

MENTAL HEALTH: Mental Health America of Lancaster County is sponsoring free and confidential mental health screenings for National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, Oct. 9. Screenings for depression, bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the MHALC office, 630 Janet Ave. For more information, call Gretchen at 397-7461. CHOLESTEROL: Ephrata Community Hospital will offer total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol testing from noon to 3 p.m....

2008-10-07 06:00:44

DUMPLING SALE: The Ephrata Cloister, 632 W. Main St., Ephrata, will hold its annual apple dumpling sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10 and 11. Apple dumplings are $3.50. They will be available for take-out only on Friday. Hot dumplings will be served along with hot dogs, vegetable soup and coffee on Saturday. Proceeds will be used to purchase original Ephrata Cloister artifacts. For more information, call 733-6600. ANTIQUES: The Ephrata Elks, 170 Akron Road,...

2008-10-02 06:00:34

More than 100 Ephrata-area business people are expected to be "arrested and serve time" in a mock jail at Bright's Restaurant on Oct. 8 to raise money for people with neuromuscular disease in Lancaster County. Participants in the Ephrata Lock-Up, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will have to "raise bail" by calling friends and business associates and asking for contributions to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Central Pennsylvania. Last year, this event raised nearly $13,500. MDA funds...

2008-10-02 06:00:34

AQUARIUM: The Aquarium Club of Lancaster County will hold an All- Aquatics Swap Meet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Eden Resort Inn, 222 Eden Road. The public is invited. The free event will feature vendors selling livestock, plants, aquarium accessories and other aquatic-related products. For more information, call 965-7763. WOMEN: The Lancaster Red Rose Women's Connection will meet from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Four Seasons Golf Club, 949 Church St.,...

2008-09-27 06:00:23

Driver safety courses sponsored by AARP will be held throughout the county in October. Following is a list of scheduled courses, both the full, eight- hour safety course and the four-hour refresher course. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1: Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days. To register, contact Nancy Parmer at 390-4188. Oct. 2: Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (refresher course). To register, contact Nancy Parmer at 390- 4188....

2008-09-26 03:00:00

By Stauffer, Cindy We have come to the Ephrata Fair, my 12-year-old son and I, to fill our bellies, to ride, to gawk at stuff and to win. Over the next three hours, we will examine pawpaws and pig ears. We will eat chicken corn soup and slurp a chocolate milk shake. One skittish 48- year-old acrophobic will ride the Ferris wheel. Two bus rides, $27.50 and 10 pingpong balls later, we reluctantly walk away from the canopy of bright lights and the smell of funnel cakes, carrying a little...

2008-09-24 18:00:39

Dr. Susan R. Hovenden will discuss Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also known as PCOS, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Ephrata Health Pavilion, 175 Martin Ave., Ephrata. PCOS is not new, having been first described in 1935. However, increased attention to the condition has been the result of new knowledge of its causes, treatments and effects on general health. The presentation will include information about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of PCOS. The free program is sponsored by...

2008-09-24 03:00:29

By Anonymous FUN RUN: A half-mile fun run for girls and boys in grades 1 through 6 will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds, High Street, Elizabethtown. The run is sponsored by the Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation and Community Services. The event is free. For more information or to register, call 367- 0355 or visit www.getintogears.org. OPEN HOUSE: Lancashire Terrace Retirement Village, 6 Terrace Drive, will host an open house of its independent...

2008-09-16 06:00:28

The Family Maternity Unit of Ephrata Community Hospital will hold three six-week childbirth education classes beginning this month. The classes are designed for the last two to three months of pregnancy. Classes help prepare for labor and delivery using relaxation, breathing techniques and exercises, as well as addressing the care of the newborn. The courses, each running 7 to 9 p.m., are being held on Tuesdays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 21; Wednesdays, Sept. 17 through Oct. 22 and Thursdays,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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