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Berks County Mustang Car Club’s 5th car show at Evergreen Club, Fleetwood benefits Salvation Army of Reading

By Steven Stolley For 21st Century Media |

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    Pottsgrove Manor to host summer textile workshops for kids

    On Sundays in August, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., historic Pottsgrove Manor will offer a series of workshops, focusing on a different colonial textile art each week. Kids 8 to 12 years old can learn historical crafts and take home their creations in these fun sessions.

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    Pedal Paddle offers taste of outdoor activities

    POTTSTOWN — First-timers and experienced outdoorsmen alike took advantage of a unique event offered by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area last week.

    By Eileen Faust efaust@pottsmerc.com |

  • Lifestyle

    Phillie Phanatic visits The Goddard School of Gilbertsville

    Thursday, July 24, seemed like an ordinary day at The Goddard School in Gilbertsville until a certain visitor entered the building.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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    Community helps build new Perry Elementary Center playground

    “Over the coming years, we can all look with pride upon the playground and say ‘Yeah, I helped with that.’ Give yourself a pat on the back – we could not have done it without you,” said Perry PTO Playground Committee members.

    Shea Singley
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    Blue Devils ready to rehearse in Hamburg

    The Blue Devils, a drum and bugle corps part of Drum Corps International, will be bringing their talent to Hamburg as they rehearse at Hamburg Area High School stadium starting July 30.

    Shea Singley
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    Attendees take a ‘Step Back in Time’ at Berks Heritage Center

    Several hundred people explored early American life at Berks County’s annual “Step Back in Time” Day on Sunday, July 27 at the county’s heritage center property in Bern Township. Sunny skies and heat accompanied attendees as they strolled the grounds – with humidity that made many attendees all the more appreciative of those wearing the layered and hot authentic 19th century costumes for the sake of history. Spectators experienced a taste of the Civil War and 19th century life. The...

    By Mary Himmelberger For 21st Century Media |

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    Haag family named 2014 Outstanding Farm Family

    “Community minded, family oriented and always willing to lend a helping hand, hardworking, these attributes describe the Michael Haag family and are the reasons the Ontelaunee Grange supports the Haag’s as this year’s Outstanding Farm Family,” said Karen Mohn as she spoke about this year’s Berks County Outstanding Farm Family at the Reading Fair Awards Banquet on July 23.

    Shea Singley
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  • General news

    Survival fire staring program teaches kids how to start a fire in a survival situation

    The Schuylkill Valley Community Library hosted an evening of survival fire starting for kids presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, July 23.

    By Hilda Hynes For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Searching for gnomes, visiting local shops and stopping at the park

    It all started about a week ago, when my son’s music teacher mentioned a doughnut place near her house where they make the treats fresh to order for a mere 90 cents. When she mentioned that a great bookstore is located right next door, well, the die was cast and our next Fun Friday was planned for Kutztown.

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Perry Township invites public to monument dedication ceremony Aug. 7

    Perry Township recently created a monument from the cement work that was at the entrance of the old Perry Elementary School. Residents of the Hamburg Area School District are invited to attend a dedication ceremony of the new monument.

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