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The Shopping News of Lancaster County Community Newspaper Serving Over 38,000 Homes! The Shopping News of Lancaster County was first published on April 14, 1965 as a 24-page half-tab issue.

It was mailed to 10,000 homes in the area. Today, The Shopping News publishes a full-tab paper and is delivered to 38,000 homes each week in and around Ephrata, Adamstown, New Holland, Stevens, Terre Hill and more! During the early 1960’s there were no free papers covering Northern Lancaster County. Publisher John Hocking had been thinking about starting a free paper for quite some time. At the ti

It was mailed to 10,000 homes in the area. Today, The Shopping News publishes a full-tab paper and is delivered to 38,000 homes each week in and around Ephrata, Adamstown, New Holland, Stevens, Terre Hill and more! During the early 1960’s there were no free papers covering Northern Lancaster County. Publisher John Hocking had been thinking about starting a free paper for quite some time. At the ti

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“Pieces From The Past” – Featuring The New Holland Area Historical Society(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)“Pieces F...
06/23/2021

“Pieces From The Past” – Featuring The New Holland Area Historical Society
(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

“Pieces From The Past” continues this week, featuring the New Holland Area Historical Society. In this weekly article, Shopping News readers will learn about local items housed in local museums and historical societies.

The New Holland Band has had an important part in the history of the New Holland community. Regular concerts in the Community Memorial Park and the surrounding area plus the annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to thirteen area cemeteries are on ongoing part of the band’s activities. Many residents may remember the band’s trip in 1974 to France to celebrate our relationship with our twin city Longvic. Some may remember the band’s vital role in the community during World War II. The band, then known as the Victory Band, remained active in the area during the war even as many members left to put on a uniform to defend their country. But few may know that the New Holland Band, which dates back to 1829, entered the Civil War as a group to serve their country. Eleven men from the band, then known as the Earl Infantry Band, enlisted on September 2, 1864, and were joined by nine others from surrounding counties to form the regimental band of the 203rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. The band was led by New Holland resident Isaac Witwer, saw action in Virginia and North Carolina, and was mustered out of service in June 1865 at the conclusion of the war. Several band items from that era are on display at the New Holland Area Historical Society Museum including a rotary valve tuba, which had been painted black, possibly to decrease its visibility, and a wooden keyed piccolo. A detailed photograph of Earl Mentzer, one of the eleven New Holland musicians who enlisted, shows him holding his circular cornet and wearing his fine regimental uniform. Additional items from the band are on display so a visit is encouraged.

The New Holland Area Historical Society Museum is located on the second floor of the Kauffman Building, 207 East Main Street, New Holland. Because of improving conditions with the Coronavirus pandemic, the Museum is pleased to announce that it is now open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If conditions change with the pandemic, the Museum will announce opening changes on their website (www.nhhistorical.com). Masks will be required, as will social distancing of six feet minimum between people. For more information, call 717-538-3079.

“Pieces From The Past” – Featuring The New Holland Area Historical Society
(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

“Pieces From The Past” continues this week, featuring the New Holland Area Historical Society. In this weekly article, Shopping News readers will learn about local items housed in local museums and historical societies.

The New Holland Band has had an important part in the history of the New Holland community. Regular concerts in the Community Memorial Park and the surrounding area plus the annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to thirteen area cemeteries are on ongoing part of the band’s activities. Many residents may remember the band’s trip in 1974 to France to celebrate our relationship with our twin city Longvic. Some may remember the band’s vital role in the community during World War II. The band, then known as the Victory Band, remained active in the area during the war even as many members left to put on a uniform to defend their country. But few may know that the New Holland Band, which dates back to 1829, entered the Civil War as a group to serve their country. Eleven men from the band, then known as the Earl Infantry Band, enlisted on September 2, 1864, and were joined by nine others from surrounding counties to form the regimental band of the 203rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. The band was led by New Holland resident Isaac Witwer, saw action in Virginia and North Carolina, and was mustered out of service in June 1865 at the conclusion of the war. Several band items from that era are on display at the New Holland Area Historical Society Museum including a rotary valve tuba, which had been painted black, possibly to decrease its visibility, and a wooden keyed piccolo. A detailed photograph of Earl Mentzer, one of the eleven New Holland musicians who enlisted, shows him holding his circular cornet and wearing his fine regimental uniform. Additional items from the band are on display so a visit is encouraged.

The New Holland Area Historical Society Museum is located on the second floor of the Kauffman Building, 207 East Main Street, New Holland. Because of improving conditions with the Coronavirus pandemic, the Museum is pleased to announce that it is now open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If conditions change with the pandemic, the Museum will announce opening changes on their website (www.nhhistorical.com). Masks will be required, as will social distancing of six feet minimum between people. For more information, call 717-538-3079.

Look for COUPONS from your favorite local businesses in this week's issue on pages 2B and 3B!
06/23/2021

Look for COUPONS from your favorite local businesses in this week's issue on pages 2B and 3B!

Look for COUPONS from your favorite local businesses in this week's issue on pages 2B and 3B!

This week we feature Week 1 of our Summer Home Makeover Home Improvement Pages. Look on pages 6A-13A in the June 23rd is...
06/23/2021

This week we feature Week 1 of our Summer Home Makeover Home Improvement Pages. Look on pages 6A-13A in the June 23rd issue to find out where to shop locally for all your home improvement needs! ...and don't forget to check next week's issue for even more!

This week we feature Week 1 of our Summer Home Makeover Home Improvement Pages. Look on pages 6A-13A in the June 23rd issue to find out where to shop locally for all your home improvement needs! ...and don't forget to check next week's issue for even more!

Akron Day In The Park Included Fun For The Entire Family(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)The annual Akron Day in the...
06/23/2021

Akron Day In The Park Included Fun For The Entire Family
(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The annual Akron Day in the Park was held under gorgeous sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, much to the delight of everyone in attendance. The event was organized by the Akron Lions Club, and thanks to their planning, the event enjoyed a large turnout. From horseback rides to a bounce castle, to great food and the ever-popular car and truck show, there was plenty to see and do. Shown in the photo on the left is the traditional barrel train ride in the foreground as classic cars are displayed in the back, and shown on the right is a group of kids enjoying their free balloon creations.

Akron Day In The Park Included Fun For The Entire Family
(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The annual Akron Day in the Park was held under gorgeous sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, much to the delight of everyone in attendance. The event was organized by the Akron Lions Club, and thanks to their planning, the event enjoyed a large turnout. From horseback rides to a bounce castle, to great food and the ever-popular car and truck show, there was plenty to see and do. Shown in the photo on the left is the traditional barrel train ride in the foreground as classic cars are displayed in the back, and shown on the right is a group of kids enjoying their free balloon creations.

Adamstown Library Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Library(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)The Adamstown Area Library...
06/22/2021

Adamstown Library Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Library
(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The Adamstown Area Library Board of Trustees recently hosted a grand opening ceremony for the brand new Adamstown Area Library. The new library, now located on Main Street, Adamstown features a community room, a reading room with a beautiful fire­place, and a cheerful Children’s Room with a “100-acre woods” theme. The children’s room invites children and their caregivers to explore, learn, and create and will feature hands-on learning materials to aid children and their caregivers in early literacy and kin­dergarten readiness, includ­ing a dedicated craft space to aid in creative explor­ation.

“We are so grateful to the businesses and people in our service area who helped to fund this project,” said Marjorie Hyrb, President, Adamstown Area Board of Trustees. This new library is an investment in education, job growth and lifelong learning and we are proud to serve the community with this beautiful new facility.”

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Margaret Harting (Library Friends President), Marj Hyrb (President of the Library Board of Trustees), Carolyn Reiste (Library Director), Karen Eby (Former Library Trustee), Jane Webber (Former Trustee President) and State Representative Jim Cox.

Construction of the new building was completed in the summer of 2020. However, a grand opening celebration was delayed due to COVID. With many COVID restrictions now lifted, library patrons are able to more fully enjoy the new library and it is safe to gather and celebrate the new facility.

“We are extremely excited to open this new space for our patrons and for our donors to see the impact they have made on our comm­unity,” said Carolyn Reiste, Director of the Adamstown Area Library. “While the new building is certainly beautiful, it is what people bring to it and gain from it that is truly inspiring.”

The Adamstown Area Library has been serving the community since 1954 when it was housed in the base­ment of the Adamstown YMCA. The library service area includes Adamstown and Denver Boroughs, and Brecknock, East Cocalico, and West Cocalico Town­ships.

Adamstown Library Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Library
(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The Adamstown Area Library Board of Trustees recently hosted a grand opening ceremony for the brand new Adamstown Area Library. The new library, now located on Main Street, Adamstown features a community room, a reading room with a beautiful fire­place, and a cheerful Children’s Room with a “100-acre woods” theme. The children’s room invites children and their caregivers to explore, learn, and create and will feature hands-on learning materials to aid children and their caregivers in early literacy and kin­dergarten readiness, includ­ing a dedicated craft space to aid in creative explor­ation.

“We are so grateful to the businesses and people in our service area who helped to fund this project,” said Marjorie Hyrb, President, Adamstown Area Board of Trustees. This new library is an investment in education, job growth and lifelong learning and we are proud to serve the community with this beautiful new facility.”

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Margaret Harting (Library Friends President), Marj Hyrb (President of the Library Board of Trustees), Carolyn Reiste (Library Director), Karen Eby (Former Library Trustee), Jane Webber (Former Trustee President) and State Representative Jim Cox.

Construction of the new building was completed in the summer of 2020. However, a grand opening celebration was delayed due to COVID. With many COVID restrictions now lifted, library patrons are able to more fully enjoy the new library and it is safe to gather and celebrate the new facility.

“We are extremely excited to open this new space for our patrons and for our donors to see the impact they have made on our comm­unity,” said Carolyn Reiste, Director of the Adamstown Area Library. “While the new building is certainly beautiful, it is what people bring to it and gain from it that is truly inspiring.”

The Adamstown Area Library has been serving the community since 1954 when it was housed in the base­ment of the Adamstown YMCA. The library service area includes Adamstown and Denver Boroughs, and Brecknock, East Cocalico, and West Cocalico Town­ships.

Guess “Where’s Oakley?” And Win Tickets!Shopping News Photo by Donald ReeseOakley is always up for a new adventure, so w...
06/22/2021

Guess “Where’s Oakley?” And Win Tickets!
Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese

Oakley is always up for a new adventure, so when he saw this butterfly bench on one of his chauffer-driven excursions, he ordered the driver to immediately stop because he thought he could get a ride on the butterflies back. The bench sits at the corner of a busy intersection in this particular town where a chicken plant and a farm machinery operation exist. Do you recognize this location? Can you see that Oakley is modeling a butterfly necklace as well?
By correctly identifying the location in which Oakley is photographed, your entry will be submitted to win a weekly random drawing. Two entrants will be selected each week to each win a four-pack of tickets to a 2021 Lancaster Barnstormers game during their regular season. This week, the contest entry form, rules and regulations can be found on page 16A and the deadline to enter is Thursday, June 24 at 9:00 a.m. Remember to check back weekly for a new chance to win!
The winners who correctly identified Oakley’s location in the Wednesday, June 2 issue were: Lori Martin, East Earl, and Clyde Hoover, Lititz. Oakley was at the Lititz roundabout.

Guess “Where’s Oakley?” And Win Tickets!
Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese

Oakley is always up for a new adventure, so when he saw this butterfly bench on one of his chauffer-driven excursions, he ordered the driver to immediately stop because he thought he could get a ride on the butterflies back. The bench sits at the corner of a busy intersection in this particular town where a chicken plant and a farm machinery operation exist. Do you recognize this location? Can you see that Oakley is modeling a butterfly necklace as well?
By correctly identifying the location in which Oakley is photographed, your entry will be submitted to win a weekly random drawing. Two entrants will be selected each week to each win a four-pack of tickets to a 2021 Lancaster Barnstormers game during their regular season. This week, the contest entry form, rules and regulations can be found on page 16A and the deadline to enter is Thursday, June 24 at 9:00 a.m. Remember to check back weekly for a new chance to win!
The winners who correctly identified Oakley’s location in the Wednesday, June 2 issue were: Lori Martin, East Earl, and Clyde Hoover, Lititz. Oakley was at the Lititz roundabout.

E.C.O.B. Ready To Host 4th Of July Community Fun Night(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)Ephrata Church of the Brethre...
06/22/2021

E.C.O.B. Ready To Host 4th Of July Community Fun Night
(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Ephrata Church of the Brethren (E.C.O.B.) is excited and so blessed to be able to host the July 4th Community Fun Night once again. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. with free inflat­ables, barrel wagon rides, games for the children and of course, awesome enter­tainment. Joining them this year is Unashamed Minis­tries PA, Todd Ream and Laura Trimble, and Bruce Trucker from Hope United Methodist Church. Enter­tainment begins at 6:30 p.m. Food and milk shakes are also available to purchase. Proceeds from these sales benefit the E.C.O.B. Youth Program. Please join them as they celebrate Indepen­dence Day!

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are (front) Brynn Musser, Summer Coldirun, Liam Gleeson, Daniel Rodriguez; (back) Stacey Coldirun, Olivia Weaver, Eliana Weaver, Sarai Montalvo, Joseph Woolard and Elizabeth Nolt.

E.C.O.B. Ready To Host 4th Of July Community Fun Night
(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Ephrata Church of the Brethren (E.C.O.B.) is excited and so blessed to be able to host the July 4th Community Fun Night once again. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. with free inflat­ables, barrel wagon rides, games for the children and of course, awesome enter­tainment. Joining them this year is Unashamed Minis­tries PA, Todd Ream and Laura Trimble, and Bruce Trucker from Hope United Methodist Church. Enter­tainment begins at 6:30 p.m. Food and milk shakes are also available to purchase. Proceeds from these sales benefit the E.C.O.B. Youth Program. Please join them as they celebrate Indepen­dence Day!

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are (front) Brynn Musser, Summer Coldirun, Liam Gleeson, Daniel Rodriguez; (back) Stacey Coldirun, Olivia Weaver, Eliana Weaver, Sarai Montalvo, Joseph Woolard and Elizabeth Nolt.

Don't Miss The Exciting Features in This Week's Shopping News!June Coupon Pages (22 Money-Saving Coupons!)"Where's Oakle...
06/22/2021
06.23.21 issue

Don't Miss The Exciting Features in This Week's Shopping News!

June Coupon Pages (22 Money-Saving Coupons!)
"Where's Oakley?" Contest
Summer Home Makeover Pages
Who's Hiring in Construction/Mechanical
Photos Featuring: E.C.O.B. Ready To Host 4th Of July Community Fun Night, Adamstown Library Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Library, Akron Day In The Park Included Fun For The Entire Family, “Pieces From The Past” – Featuring The New Holland Area Historical Society and Pioneer Fire Company Recognizes Service To Community

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There's still time to enter the Family Fun Page contest!! You can find the contest on page 11A of the June 16th issue. D...
06/21/2021

There's still time to enter the Family Fun Page contest!! You can find the contest on page 11A of the June 16th issue. Deadline to enter is Thursday, June 24 at 12:00 noon!

There's still time to enter the Family Fun Page contest!! You can find the contest on page 11A of the June 16th issue. Deadline to enter is Thursday, June 24 at 12:00 noon!

Shown in the photo is Lincoln School third and fourth grade students standing outside the entrance to the school with th...
06/21/2021

Shown in the photo is Lincoln School third and fourth grade students standing outside the entrance to the school with their teacher in 1940.

If you can identify anyone in this photo, please call the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley 717-733-1616. (Photos provided for publication by The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley.)

Shown in the photo is Lincoln School third and fourth grade students standing outside the entrance to the school with their teacher in 1940.

If you can identify anyone in this photo, please call the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley 717-733-1616. (Photos provided for publication by The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley.)

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The Shopping News of Lancaster County was first published on April 14, 1965 as a 24-page half-tab issue. It was mailed to 10,000 homes in the area. Today, The Shopping News publishes a full-tab paper and is delivered to 38,000 homes each week. During the early 1960’s there were no free papers covering Northern Lancaster County. Publisher John Hocking had been thinking about starting a free paper for quite some time. At the time, he was the founder and owner of Hocking Printing Co., Inc., which he began in 1953. The first location of his printing company was at 27 Lincoln Avenue Rear, Ephrata, in a small garage-type building. As the printing business expanded, John moved the business to his residence, at that time located at 119 E. Franklin Street, Ephrata. When that location proved too small, John purchased 24 E. Orange Street, Ephrata. It was at that location in 1965 that The Shopping News was first published. In 1972, John purchased the former East End Planing Mill on East Main Street in Ephrata. The building was renovated and was home to both the printing company and The Shopping News until 1986. On February 6, 1986, a fire completely destroyed the building. Due to the dedicated work of the employees and the help from friends and business associates, only one issue of The Shopping News was missed. In 1987, the company moved back to the rebuilt 615 E. Main St. location in the new building where it is today. The Shopping News has been recognized by a national free paper organization for its dedication to customer service and for printing a superior newspaper. Awards have been won in various categories few of the awards won from the Independent Free Papers of America (IFPA) and Mid-Atlantic Community Papers Association (MACPA) for many years. One of the most popular features of The Shopping News is the section that is produced each March called “Local Businesses, Professionals and Industries ... Meeting The Challenge.” This past year over 150 businesses were featured in the section with articles and photos of their businesses and employees. https://issuu.com/shoppingnews/docs

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