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The Shopping News will be closing at 12:00 Noon on Friday, April 18 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

Normal office hours will resume on Saturday, April 19.


Residents At United Zion Retirement Play Ball

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The staff and residents at United Zion Retirement Community celebrated the opening of baseball season with an impromptu baseball game with the help of Cylo from the Lancaster Barnstormers. Residents got their turn to hit the ball and run the bases in the game. Popcorn, cheering and “the wave” were all part of the days festivities. Shown in the photo is as resident hitting one out of the park.


Adamstown Library Spring Book Sale

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The Friends of the Adamstown Area Library will hold their Annual Spring Book Sale beginning on Wednesday, April 23 with a Early Bird Special from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission will be charged on Wednesday night only. The sale resumes on Thursday, April 24 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year’s sale will take place in the Fellowship Hall of Peace United Church of Christ, 37 East Swartzville Road, just three blocks from the intersection of Routes 272 and 897.

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Akron Lions Egg Hunt In Roland Park

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Parents are invited to bring children, ages up to and including 6th grade, to the Akron Lions Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19. The annual event is held in the Loyd Roland Park at the large pavilion. Children attending will be given a chocolate bunny as well as the opportunity to hunt for eggs. The event begins promptly at 1:00 p.m., so anyone planning to participate is urged to be there before the start time. Shown in the photo are three area children ready to join in the fun at the Lions Easter Egg Hunt.


Ephrata Public Library Hosts District Art Show

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Hundreds of pieces of artwork from students in the Ephrata Area School District will be showcased now through Tuesday, May 6 at the Ephrata Public Library. Artwork from the four elementary schools, the intermediate and middle school, as well as the high school will be on display for the local community to enjoy. Student work that was on display at the Lancaster County Young Artists and Scholastic Art Award Shows in Lancaster City will also be featured at this event. Shown in the photo are (left to right): Front Row: Regan Luecke, Keagan Remp, Tatiana Davis, Gary May, and Bret Goodling. Back Row: Vyacheslav Podkaura, Kayla Good, Will Young, and Justin Beiler. Missing from photo: Schelby Perales. Vyacheslav and Justin are 3rd year advanced clay students. Regan, Keagan, Tatiana, Gary, Bret, Kayla and Will are art concentration students.

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