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Raggedy Ann celebrates 100th birthday: Great-niece of originator, from Mohrsville, sells dolls at Leesport Auction Toy Show

By Anne Ostrowski For Berks-Mont News |

Union Township to proceed with Geigertown sewer project

The Union Township Board of Supervisors said Aug. 17 that connecting 115 properties to the proposed Geigertown sewer line will be a financial burden of $110 to $125 per month, an expense that will be borne by all residents. ...

By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

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    Raggedy Ann celebrates 100th birthday: Great-niece of originator, from Mohrsville, sells dolls at Leesport Auction Toy Show

    Iconic American toy Raggedy Ann celebrates her 100th birthday this week, and a local relative of the doll’s creator wants to make it a memorable celebration.

    By Anne Ostrowski For Berks-Mont News |

  • Music

    WTIM: Music Around Town

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

    By Tim Dietterick tdietterick@21st-centurymedia.com |

  • Lifestyle

    Fun Friday: Spend an afternoon on the wild side at Elmwood Park Zoo

    The Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown offers the ideal afternoon escape for families and animal lovers. Our family took our first visit to this zoo the last Friday before school started and time flew as we explored exhibits featuring diverse mammals, birds, reptiles and more. The property, which extends over 16 acres, dates back to the 1920s and is run as a non-profit by the Norristown Zoological Society.

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont News |

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    Hamburg Hole in One

    Sam Garland, Hamburg resident, 80, received a Hole in One plaque made by Rich Weigle from Kutztown. The plaque was on his breakfast table at 3rd Street Café on Aug. 25. The hole in one was on Aug. 14, 2014 at hole #6 at Perry Golf Club. Garland had been golfing 50 years.

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    Kutztown Girl Scout earns Gold: Samantha Tanner, 16, scrapbooked articles advocating deaf and hard of hearing

    Samantha Tanner, age 16 of Kutztown, from Troop 1359 completed her Gold Award project in July, 2015. Her project consisted of organizing and scrapbooking newspaper articles and archiving Senator’s letters addressing the advocacy of the deaf and hard of hearing in Berks County dating back since 1967. Twenty-one people which included people from her Girl Scout troop 1359, Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Beacon Homeschool group, and friends all contributed in helping her achieve...

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    Three Chick-fil-A locations donate $2,500 to Food Bank’s Weekender Backpack Program

    After a daylong fundraiser this summer, three Chick-fil-A locations in Berks County have donated $2,500 to the Greater Berks Food Bank’s Weekender Backpack Program.

    From Chick-fil-A |

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    ‘At-risk’ kindergarten presented at Boone

    Seven months after the Daniel Boone community heard the possibility of restoring full-day kindergarten to the curriculum, two kindergarten teachers presented on Aug. 24 a new model for an “at-risk” kindergarten program.

    By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

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    Daniel Boone re-hires 2.5 elementary teachers

    The Daniel Boone School Board approved 5-3 on Aug. 24 to hire 2.5 elementary teachers to lower class sizes.

    By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Fleetwood School Board approves district goals for the 2015-16 school year

    At their meeting on Aug. 18, the Board of School Directors approved the district’s goals for this school year. The goals reflect the fact that a successful school district is one that continually works to improve the curriculum and instruction, and partner with families to meet students’ needs.

    By Dr. Paul Eaken Fleetwood Superintendent |

  • News

    Registration now open for 2015 Berks County Heart and Stroke Walk

    The American Heart Association invites workplaces, community groups, friends and family from across Berks County to lace up their sneakers and register now for the 2015 Berks County Heart and Stroke Walk to be held Sunday, Oct. 4 at Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk steps off at 10 a.m.

    The American Heart Association |

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