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Emily Thiel is the editor of The Southern Berks News and is the Community Engagement Editor for Berks-Mont Newspapers. Emily joined Berks-Mont in March 2013. She graduated from Kutztown University in 2011 with a degree in English with a concentration in Cultural and Media Studies. Emily is a native of Allentown, Pa.
The Exeter Township School Board of Directors voted against the motion for a merger with the Antietam School District April 15. Satisfying the Exeter residents’ requests, the board voted 8-0, with one abstention, not to go through with a full merger.
A full merger is not the only option for Antietam and Exeter schools, was the message the Exeter Township Board of School Directors sent to the community during their workshop meeting held Tuesday, April 8. Board members took the opportunity to discuss their individual views on the Exeter-Antietam merger, after being presented the budgetary speculations to a merged district.
Arts and entertainment
“Footloose: The Musical” will have you singing, movin’ and a-groovin’ in your seats, but be careful not to get caught dancing!
Volunteers behind Meals On Wheels are the literal driving force in feeding hungry seniors throughout our local communities.
Exeter Township School Director Russell J. Diesinger (D) has announced his candidacy for State Representative in the 130th House District, which covers the Boyertown, Brandywine, Daniel Boone, Exeter, Fleetwood, and Oley school districts.
The consideration of merging the Antietam and Exeter school districts brought parents, teachers, students and citizens out to hear how a combined district would operate financially.
Shouts of “WE ARE--- BEC!” could be heard throughout the borough of Birdsboro today, as hundreds rallied together in support of saving their elementary school.
The Exeter Township Board of Directors approved the district to proceed with going forward with bids for a bus barn.
As a way to preserve the arts, remember a local author and establish his former residence as a museum, The John Updike Society and Habitat for Humanity of Berks County have teamed together to preserve John Updike’s childhood home in Shillington.
The snow and ice caused a great deal of damage this past winter, but through melting the community together, has resulted in a “happily ever after” ending.