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Diva Jazz Orchestra gets their jazz on at Kutztown High School

By Lisa Mitchell|

leetwood students present ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ despite Snowstorm Stella

Fleetwood Area High School presented their spring musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” March 17 to 19. This hilarious retelling of the fable of the princess and the pea features music by Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer. ...

By Elaine Hilbert Fleetwood Director|


  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: Salvage art creations and industrious Pennsylvania Dutch

    Among the most logical waste items on a dairy or cattle farm were the many strands of bailer twine that were left over after opening up bales for bedding or feeding hay to livestock. Usually hung on a nail in the barn feedway, said cut bale twine could not be used again by the bailing machine. Thereby, someone must have recalled an early farm art of braiding dried corn stalks and weaving them into a simple oval braided rug for use at the farmer’s back door to remove mud from shoes.

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • News

    Amity Police consider electronic speed signs

    AMITY >> Citing the high incidence of drivers violating the speed limit in various Douglassville residencial communities such as Greenbriar and Westridge, Amity Police Chief Andrew J. Kensey told the Board of Supervisors on March 15 he is looking at purchasing “traffic educational awareness devices.”

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Garey Road issues ‘on hold’ in Union Township

    UNION TWP. >> No new traffic control devices have been added on north Gary Road, and Union Township Supervisors said March 20 that there is currently no solution for the road’s vehicular speeding issue.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Borough Council clarifies Birdsboro Power Plant information

    BIRDSBORO >> A large crowd of residents eager to hear information regarding the Birdsboro Power Plant gathered for the borough council meeting on Monday, March 20. A PowerPoint presentation was given by Councilmen Steve Lusky and Peter Uhniat.

    By Samantha Dix For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Long-time Boyertown astronomy teacher plans for retirement

    During the early hours of the morning, Mr. Peter Detterline can be found wide awake in his own backyard observatory looking up at the night sky- taking pictures and doing research on distant stars and planets.

    By Harrison Otto|

  • Entertainment

    Chuck Loeb aiming at reaching the audience

    While Grammy nominated jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb has not attained the commercial notoriety of some of his contemporaries, his critically acclaimed prowess on the guitar has earned him a place among the elite in the world of jazz.

    By Rob Nagy For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    Philly native, Randy Brecker, talks about his early days

    Widely regarded as one of the jazz community’s most coveted treasures, Grammy Award winning trumpeter and flugelhornist Randy Brecker, now 71, continues to thrive as a solo artist and a highly sought after session player and collaborator.

    By Rob Nagy For Digital First Media|

  • Announcements

    Barn Fresh Vintage Market to re-open this weekend

    Denise and Josh Berner, owners of Barn Fresh Vintage Market in Gilbertsville, had to close shop for several months following a fire to an adjoining building. Now the pair is getting ready for the grand-reopening of their store.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • Announcements

    Girl Scouts donate Easter baskets to Boyertown Area Multi-Service

    Girl Scouting is all about giving back to others and making the world a better place. Troops in the Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA participate in monthly service projects.


  • Sports

    Saxton: Phoenixville’s Aquilante sweeps GTS opener in St. Petersburg

    Flying the Phoenixville colors, Andrew Aquilante took home two wins in the No. 32 Phoenix Performance Ford Mustang Boss 302 on the challenging streets of St. Petersburg recently to sweep the GTS opener for the Pirelli World Challenge.

    By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media|

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