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REVIEW: ‘The Little Mermaid’ is oceans of fun for the whole family

By Cheryl Thornburg|

Oley remembers the fallen

While inclement weather forced the ceremony inside, nothing dampened the spirits of those who humbly gathered in Oley to remember the fallen. ...

By Lynn A. Gladieux For Digital First Media|


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    Teen dies in Berks County crash, brother left injured

    An Oley Valley High School student has died and his brother has been hospitalized after a one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.

    Digital First Media|

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    Community invited to 66th Annual Shoemakersville Parade & Children’s Fair on June 3

    “Let the Music Play” is the theme of the 2017 Children’s Fair on Saturday, June 3. This marks the 66th year for the Shoemakersville tradition, which will include a parade at 11 a.m. and a carnival from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

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    Pres. Lincoln visits Kempton Civil War Days

    President Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by descendant Ralph Lincoln, made a Presidential appearance at the Kempton Civil War Days on May 20.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Cabela’s celebrates Memorial Day by honoring military, first responders

    By Lisa Mitchell @hamburgitem on Twitter


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    Schuylkill Valley High School breaks ground on new stadium

    The Schuylkill Valley School District celebrated a milestone when they broke ground on their new stadium project at 6:30 p.m. in the current stadium on May 22. The project is set to be completed in September 2017.

    By Laura E. Quain For Digital First Media|

  • Movies & TV

    MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ somewhat successful in finding formula of first ‘Pirates’ adventure

    On the one hand, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” — the fifth installment in the highly successful Disney franchise — has all the ingredients for another enjoyable adventure on the supernatural high seas.

    By Mark Meszoros @MarkMeszoros on Twitter|

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    Boyertown Area Multi-Service announces Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

    The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides eligible seniors with resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from approved farmers’ markets in Pennsylvania. The purpose of the SFMNP is to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables with low income seniors and to expand sales at farmer’s markets.

    Boyertown Area Multi-Service|

  • Columns

    The Historian: Oak Splint Baskets

    Sturdy and inexpensive, oak-splint baskets were used in almost every kitchen and barn on the old homesteads. Prized now by collectors, these plain, undecorated, utilitarian forms tended to fall by the wayside in the twentieth century when inexpensive imported baskets, commercially made bushel and “peach” baskets, and all sorts of other containers came on the market.

    By Robert L. Wood|

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    A Look Back In History: William Penn’s legacy of Christian love & the Pennsylvania Dutch

    Prior to 1727, a number of Rhineland immigrants who embarked at Philadelphia had the luxury of worldly possessions to enable them to become prosperous settlers. But after that year, those Rhinelanders that didn’t, were sold as redemptioners to pay off their passage to previous settlers. They became such a human labor force that collectively they rivaled black slaves entering the southern United States, and there were many sea captains eager to make a buck. These waves of Old World...

    By Richard L.T. Orth |

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    Lindsay Adam inducted into Hamburg Fine Arts Hall of Fame

    The Hamburg Area School District is proud to announce Lindsay Adam as the 2017 inductee into the Fine Arts Hall of Fame. Members of the Hall of Fame are recognized for distinguished service to community art programs as well as contributions to the fine arts programs throughout the district.

    Hamburg Area School District|

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