Ephrata is a borough in Lancaster County, United States, 38 miles south east of Harrisburg and about 57 miles west by north of Philadelphia. It is named after a biblical town in what is now Israel. Ephrata's sister city is Eberbach, the city where its founders originated. In its early history, Ephrata was an agricultural community. Ephrata's population has grown over the last century. In 1900, 2,452 people lived there, in 1910, 3,192, by 1940, the population had increased to 6,199; the population was 13,394 at the 2010 census. Ephrata is the most populous borough in Lancaster County. Ephrata is noteworthy for having been the former seat of the Mystic Order of the Solitary, a semimonastic order of Seventh-Day Dunkers; the community, which contained both men and women, was founded by Johann Conrad Beissel in 1732. Many of the members were well-educated. At the period of its greatest prosperity the community contained nearly 300 persons; the Ephrata Commercial Historic District, Ephrata Cloister, Eby Shoe Corporation buildings, Connell Mansion, Mentzer Building, Mountain Springs Hotel are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ephrata is located at 40°10′51″N 76°10′57″W. Like the rest of the county, it is flat land suitable for farming. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.6 square miles, of which, 3.6 square miles of it is land and 0.28% is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 13,213 people, 5,477 households, 3,565 families residing in the borough; the population density was 3,672.7 people per square mile. There were 5,672 housing units at an average density of 1,576.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 96.10% White, 0.64% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, 0.98% from two or more races. 2.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 5,477 households, out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.9% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals, 11.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.94. In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $41,550, the median income for a family was $48,213. Males had a median income of $35,095 versus $22,782 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $19,659. About 3.7% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over. The Borough of Ephrata operates the Ephrata Community Pool at 418 Vine Street; the pool is the oldest continuously operated swimming pool in Lancaster County, finishing its 84th year of operation in September 2015. A newly remodeled pool opened on May 26, 2012.
It contains zero-depth entries, flume slides, climbing walls, among other things. Schools in Ephrata are part of the Ephrata Area School District. Akron Elementary School Highland Elementary School Clay Elementary School Fulton Elementary School Ephrata Middle School Ephrata High School In August 2011 a luxury rehab opened adding over 175 new jobs Ephrata has a mix of large and small businesses of many types. Ephrata has a diverse mix of churches and faith groups Christian; the countryside surrounding Ephrata is home to a large number of Amish and Old Order Mennonite families. The Ephrata Public Library, on South Reading Road, is a member of the Library System of Lancaster County; the U. S. Route 222 freeway passes to the east of Ephrata, heading southwest to Lancaster and northeast to Reading and Allentown. US 222 meets the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Reading interchange to the northeast of Ephrata. U. S. Route 322 passes northwest-southeast through Ephrata along Main Street, with an interchange at US 222 east of the borough.
Pennsylvania Route 272 passes southwest-northeast through Ephrata along Reading Road, heading through the western part of the borough. The Red Rose Transit Authority provides bus service to Ephrata along Route 11, which operates from the Walmart in Ephrata through the downtown area and south to downtown Lancaster. There is a park and ride lot at the Kmart in Ephrata, served by RRTA; the Borough of Ephrata Electric Division provides electricity to most of Ephrata, with PPL Electric Utilities providing electricity to part of the borough. The Borough of Ephrata Electric Division dates back to 1902, when the borough purchased it from the Lancaster Valley Electric Company for $7,000; the borough operated a small generating plant on South State Street before the Ephrata Borough Electric Plant was built on Church Avenue in 1924. The electric plant operated until 1965 when increased demand for electricity led the borough to purchase power from outside sources; the Borough of Ephrata Electric Division provides 140 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually and has $18.6 million in sales.
The Ephrata Area Joint Authority provides water to Ephrata along with Ephrata Township and Clay Township, serving 8,222 customers
TSR Records is an independent record label based in Tarzana, that produced many hit songs in the 1980s dance music. Founded by Tom Hayden and his wife Suzanne; the name TSR is made up of the initials of Tom and their son, Ryan. Some famous songs released by TSR Records in the 1980s, include "Coming Out of Hiding" by Pamala Stanley, "Searchin'" by Hazell Dean, "So Many Men, So Little Time" by Miquel Brown and "High Energy" by Evelyn Thomas. Additionally, the release of techno dance music by the techno dance act Lime, in 1985, helped to establish TSR Records; some of the techno dance songs produced include "Babe, We're Gonna Love Tonight" and "Angel Eyes". Since its hey-day, TSR moved on from dance music to releasing new age and smooth jazz music in the 1990s under the name Baja/TSR Records, including several Billboard chart-ranked albums of Nuevo Flamenco guitar music by Armik, Young & Rollins and Luis Villegas. TSR has experienced most of its success in the 2000s with the indie band. Releases include 2003's "So You've Ruined Your Life", 2006's "Ordinary World, 2007's "Selling Out & Going Home".
Get Set Go songs have been featured on ten episodes of the hit ABC TV show "Grey's Anatomy" and on both soundtrack albums from the show. The label has experienced success at the Smooth Jazz format with the artist, Nils, his track "Pacific Coast Highway" was named most performed song of the year at Smooth Jazz radio for 2005 by Radio & Records magazine. His album produced two #1 singles, the title track "Pacific Coast Highway" and "Summer Nights". Nils second album, "Ready to Play" was released in 2007. In October 2005, TSR filed a lawsuit against Sony BMG Music Entertainment claiming the company's pay-for-play actions made it nearly impossible for independent labels to get airplay; the lawsuit centers its case on Sony BMG's payola settlement and the subsequent $10-million fine reached with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in July 2005. The TSR lawsuit did not specify damages sought. List of record labels
All About Animals is an Australian television series. It is a show about all types of animals including Australian native animals, exotic animals and pets; the show is hosted by her 15-year-old brother, Jake. Together they travel to a range of animal sanctuaries and wildlife parks to learn interesting things about different animals, they interview a range of celebrities who love animals or are representatives of different wildlife organisations. The key messages Olivia and Jake aim to communicate are about responsible pet ownership as well as animal welfare and conservation; the show is filmed in different parts of Australia. The show is broadcast across Australia and New Zealand. Southern Cross Television C31 Melbourne Television Sydney 44 Adelaide 31 Brisbane West TV Triangle Stratos All About Animals website About Animals Facebook About Animals YouTube channel
Vigo railway station known as Vigo-Urzáiz, is a railway terminus in Vigo, Spain. It provides high speed train connection through the Atlantic Axis high-speed rail line with main Galician cities as Pontevedra, Vilagarcía de Arousa, Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña every hour; the station is directly connected through the bus stop in Urzaiz street with the Airport and the Bus Station. There is a taxi stop in front of the station. Vigo-Guixar railway station Vigo station listing at Adif website Official webpage available to buy train tickets and check the timetable
Stefano Miceli is an Italian classical conductor and pianist. He has established a reputation as one of the foremost Italian pianists and conductors performing today; as a conductor and regular guest artist at the most important festivals and theatres in the world he has earned the applause of audiences at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Berliner Philharmonie, Fenice Opera House, Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall, Donizetti Opera Bergamo, Boston Theatre, Melbourne Arts Center, Bellini Opera Catania, festivals in Tbilisi, Saigon, Milan, Napoli, Lugano and New Orleans. Miceli has led to great acclaim many orchestras including the Salzburg Orchestra, Leipzig Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of La Scala, Roxanne Symphony, La Fenice Orchestra of Venice, European Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Milano Metropolitan Orchestra, Orchestra of Cluje, Bangkok Symphony, Slovak Philharmonic, Dallas Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana, Saigon Opera House Orchestra, El Sistema orchestras, "Pomeriggi Musicali" Milan Symphony, Moldova Philharmonic and many others.
He has been the principal guest artist of the Cameristi della Fenice, Principal Guest Artist and Conductor of the Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra at the Gewandhaus and Conductor-in-Residence of the Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana. In November 2010 Stefano made his acclaimed New York debut as soloist and conductor at Carnegie Hall with stirring performances of his Piazzolla’s Four Seasons’arrangement for piano and orchestra and Wagner and Rossini masterpieces. In addition to his performing career Stefano is dedicated to the promulgation of classical education and talent, he has served as Visiting Professor at the Boston University, University of New Mexico, University of Nebraska, California State University Los Angeles,HCMC Conservatory of Music and Hanoi National Academy in Vietnam, Bangkok University, "J. S. Bach" Music School in Leipzig, Melbourne Conservatory of Music, El Sistema Music Schools in Venezuela, National Academy of Arts in Malta, Steinway Academy Verona, Italy, he devotes part of his time to serve as Director and Master Teacher for the Music Department at New York's "La Scuola d'Italia".
Stefano Director of the International Summer Piano Camp of Italy "Brindisi Camp" in Brindisi, Italy. Stefano is a faculty member at New York. Stefano is the recipient of the Union League of New York's 2016 Abraham Lincoln Medal, the Italian Academy's 2012 "Bravo! Award", the prestigious Silver Medal from the President of the Republic of Italy for his performances in Italy and for his dedication to education. In December 2018 Stefano was given the "2018 Award of Excellence in Performing Arts" by the American Society of Friends of Teatro All Scala. In 2015 Stefano led the cultural diplomacy initiative that accompanied the visit by the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, to Vietnam, he conducted the Saigon Opera House Philharmonic triumphantly to mark the official opening of cultural cooperation program Italy and Vietnam. Stefano is Board Advisor at Phoenicia Festival of the New York. Stefano is proud to be a Steinway Artist. Stefano lives in Connecticut. Stefano Miceli official site Appia Records official site
Reagan Pūala'umuli Maui'a is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, he played college football at Hawaii. Maui'a has played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals. Born Reagan Pūala'umuli Maui'a on July 6th 1984, he attended Tokay High School in Lodi and was a four-year letterman in football and track and field athletics. In football, he was an All-Area selection. In track and field athletics, he broke the school record in the shot put with a throw of 52 ft 8 in. Maui'a graduated from Tokay High School in 2002. At the University of Hawaii, Maui'a was a 351-pound defensive lineman, he was switched to fullback after Senior Adam Olis tore his ACL and played that position at 295 pounds. He subsequently dropped to 270 pounds before the NFL Draft. In 2007, Maui'a took over the starting job in training camp when he beat out Cory Schlesinger for the starting job. In 2008, Maui'a lost a preseason competition with Boomer Grigsby for the team's starting fullback job and was released on August 30 during final cuts.
On September 3, 2008, Maui'a was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals after the team's starting fullback, Jeremi Johnson, was placed on injured reserve. Maui'a played in two games for the Bengals before being waived on October 11 when the team signed placekicker Dave Rayner. Maui'a was re-signed on October 22. However, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve just two days later. Maui'a was signed by the Arizona Cardinals on August 5, 2009, after fullback Justin Green was placed on injured reserve, he was waived on September 4. Maui'a was re-signed to a future contract on January 21, 2010, after spending the 2009 season out of football, he was released September 2, 2011, re-signed on November 2. He was waived again on November 29, he was re-signed again on August 11, 2012, waived again on August 25. He re-signed with the team on September 28, he is the distant cousin of Samson Satele, drafted by the Dolphins in the 2007 NFL Draft. He lived in Stockton. Arizona Cardinals bio