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    Hamburg Leo Club attends annual volunteer trip

    Volunteerism is a driving aspect of the Leo Club, and members of the club find enjoyment in helping those who need it. The Hamburg chapter of the Leo Club, along with Governor Mifflin’s Service learning Club, reached out to three organizations from March 20 to 23 and offered their help wherever it was needed. Six students went on the trip, being chaperoned by Miss McCarthy, the club’s advisor. The students that attended the trip were Victoria Baumert, Leah Bertschy, Shannon...

    By Victoria Baumert Hamburg Area High School |

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    Sen. Schwank announces fire and EMS grant awards for Berks County

    More than five dozen Berks County EMS and fire companies will receive state grants totaling more than $840,000 to help with training, equipment purchases and construction or renovation of facilities, Sen. Judy Schwank announced on April 25.

    Office of Senator Judy Schwank |

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    Old-fashioned ‘sewing circle’ open to public May 14

    On Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., an old-fashioned sewing circle will be held at the Berks County Heritage Center. This is a free event.

    Berks County Parks and Recreation |

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    Berks County Astronomical Society to host spring Starwatch

    Join Parks staff and the Berks County Astronomical Society for a spring Starwatch and program to learn about and see the many stars in the night sky. This informative program will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13, with the Starwatch to follow.

    Berks County Parks and Recreation |

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    Local organizations come together to offer ‘Aging Parent Fair’

    In the midst of a busy career, another aspect of life often unexpectedly enters lives: caring for aging parents. Unlike college, where parents are aware of the timing needed to make advanced plans, aging issues tend to be crisis driven and become a priority without warning.

    Comfort Keepers® |

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    Albright College presents annual fashion showcase

    Albright College’s fashion designers and merchandisers will host a high-energy fashion showcase on Saturday, May 7.

    Albright College |

  • Entertainment

    Movie Review: ‘Keanu’

    Recently dumped by his girlfriend and without much of a reason to live, Rell (Jordan Peele) seems to spend most of his days crying, smoking a ton of pot and not even attempting to get over his ex. His cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key), on the other hand, seems to be just fine with his life, where he’s got a wife (Nia Long) that loves him and a daughter that is fine enough with him, too. Eventually though, Rell finds some happiness when a cute kitten winds up on his doorstep and he...

    By Dan O’Neill Columnist |

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    Antietam HS graduate published in literary magazine

    Ashley Shannon, of Reading, had work published in RiverCraft, an on-campus literary magazine at Susquehanna University.

    Susquehanna University |

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    Second set of collectable Bear Fever coasters now available

    A second set of Bear Fever coasters featuring 4 different Bear Fever bears is now available at Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio, 220 South Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA, and Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA.

    From Studio B |

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    Kutztown visitors teach Quidditch to Boyertown locals

    On Saturday, April 2, the Boyertown Community Library hosted a highly-anticipated event with the Kutztown University Quidditch team.

    Boyertown Community Library |

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