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Berks County Art show to celebrate 35 years in business


Cars, bikes cruise into Shartlesville

A little of cooperation and planning between the organizers of the Appalachian RV Resort’s 6th Annual Car & Bike Show in Shartlesville and Salem-Berne UMC’s 12th Annual Country Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show in Hamburg, held earlie...

By Carl Hess For Digital First Media|


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    Emma Ketterer named a Budding Artist by Dancing Tree Creations

    Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio is proud to name Emma Ketterer as their next Budding Artist. An opening reception, with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet other local artists, will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 5pm to 7pm. The Budding Artist Program provides school-aged artists an opportunity to join over 200 local and national artisans in exhibiting and selling their crafts for a three-month period of time with all proceeds going to the Budding...

    From Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery & Studio |

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    Keim Music Fest coming up Oct. 1

    There’s a fun-filled day of music, food, and history at the second annual Keim Music Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Jacob Keim Farmstead in Oley. This event is a one-day music event held outdoors to raise awareness and restoration funds for the Keim Farmstead, a property owned by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County.

    Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County|

  • Welcome to my World: The Tradition of Hope Chests

    When growing up in the ’50s, as a teen on a farm, I knew about hope chests. My understanding was that unmarried girls collected items, such as handmade embroidered linens, tablecloths, bureau scarves, and placed them in their “hope chest” in hopes of a future marriage.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    Virginville Grange member selected for competitive National Grange Fellowship

    The National Grange has announced its 2016 class of Communication Fellows, which includes a Shoemakersville woman.

    National Grange|

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    Eastern Berks Fire celebrates additions with Lights and Siren parade

    It was a 5-mile-long party. Eastern Berks Fire Department, Station 97, held a Lights and Siren parade to celebrate its latest additions — a new engine, utility truck and ambulance.

    By Martha Gehringer For Digital First Media|

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    Fleetwood Junior Troop tours BCTV

    On Sept. 15, Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop visited the BCTV Studios and appeared on Girl Scouts of Eastern PA’s monthly program, hosted by Carla Hickey. The girls introduced themselves and shared which school they attended and town they lived in. They discussed which Girl Scout cookie flavor was their favorite. One by one, the girls took the mic and explained what activities they do in their troop and what trips they go on. For anyone watching the show, they received a great...

    By Linda Yuengel Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager|

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    Fleetwood Junior Troop tours Sweet Frog, learns about business

    Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop 1793 started their Girl Scout year off with a trip to Sweet Frog! The girls worked on requirements to earn their Business Owner badge. They were given a tour of the facility and learned about owning and operating a business. The girls asked lots of questions and we instructed about good customer service and employee relations. What a fun, informative, interactive way to earn a badge.

    By Linda Yuengel Fleetwood Service Unit Manager|

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    Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act passes House with bipartisan vote

    The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan “Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2015” (H.R. 3537) on Sept. 26 sponsored by Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) through a vote of 258 – 101.

    Congressman Dent’s Office|

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    Committee passes bill to prohibit use of drones over certain facilities in PA

    The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a measure that would penalize unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators for flying their aircraft over certain facilities in Pennsylvania, according to a bill sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).

    Sen. Argall’s Office|

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    Schwank introduces legislation shielding farms from realty transfer tax

    State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) introduced legislation to reinstate a decades old program that exempts agricultural conservation easements from Pennsylvania’s Realty Transfer Tax.

    Sen. Swank’s Office|

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