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Conestoga Church hosts program on Lazarus Project fighting opioid crisis

By Carol Quaintance For Digital First Media|

Twin Valley Middle School celebrates ‘Schools To Watch’ designation

On May 11, 2018, Twin Valley Middle School celebrated its 2018 Don Eichborn Schools “Schools to Watch®” designation with a school wide pep rally, followed by a reception with artistic and musical performances, and recognition given ...

From Emily A. Branch|


  • News

    Hamburg fatal mock crash teaches teens dangers of distracted driving

    A fatal mock crash scene played out in front of Hamburg High School on May 24.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Exeter High School senior Elizabeth Good awarded PA American Water’s Stream of Learning Scholarship

    Pennsylvania American Water announced 12 students across Pennsylvania have been selected to receive Stream of Learning Scholarships, including Exeter Township Senior High School senior Elizabeth Good, who plans to attend Lafayette College to study biology.

    From Pennsylvania American Water|

  • Exeter May Days Awards recognize students; festival rescheduled to July 20-21

    The community committee for Exeter May Days announced on May 17 that due to the current weather patterns, most events will be moved to a weekend in July.

    From Exeter May Days Community Committee|

  • Youth invited to Shoey Children’s Fair and Parade June 2

    “Let’s Make a Splash” is the theme of the 67th annual Shoemakersville’s Children’s Fair and Parade. The theme was chosen to honor the 50th anniversary of the community’s swimming pool.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

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    Single-lane roundabout opens at 222 & 662, Richmond Township

    A new single-lane roundabout opened overnight May 21 at the intersection of US 222/Kutztown Road and PA 662/Moselem Springs Road in Richmond Township.

    From PennDOT|

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    8 students awarded Fools’ Run scholarships to attend Kutztown University

    Eight students promising and deserving students from high schools in northeast Berks County received scholarships from the Kutztown Area Optimist Club to attend Kutztown University in the fall. The scholarships are generated through proceeds from the Kutztown Fools’ Run. The event features a 10-mile and 5K run and a two-mile walk, and has generated more than $250,000 in scholarships since its inception in 1989. Scholarship recipients are Kylie Clark and Grace Kutz, Hamburg Area;...

    From Kutztown University|

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    Fleetwood May Students of the Month

    Daniel Jablonski Daniel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jablonski of Blandon. Daniel will be attending Penn State University to acquire a degree in electrical engineering and start a career in the engineering field. Daniel has been involved in the following clubs/activities at Fleetwood Area High School: Soccer, Youth Leadership Conference, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, and Concert Band. Also, Daniel has dedicated himself to the community by being actively involved...


  • Entertainment

    Clay on Main announces ‘Around the Ancient World’ Summer Camp

    This summer, kids between the ages 6 to 12 can spend five days learning, playing and creating in Clay on Main’s ceramics studio. The camp runs from July 30 to August 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We have this great facility that we want to share with the community. A summer camp gives us a chance to spend some focused time with a group of young people and really explore through art. We love finding that perfect balance between being scholarly and having fun. The camp is about...


  • Education

    Senate approves legislation addressing standardized tests, technical education

    The Senate approved two measures this week sponsored by Senator Ryan Aument (R-36) that would study the effectiveness of standardized testing in schools and improve certification requirements for vocational teachers.

    From Sen. Aument’s Office|

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    Caltagirone: PUC order directing consumer utility credits is welcome

    House Consumer Affairs Committee Democratic Chairman Tom Caltagirone said today that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s order directing utility suppliers to pass along industry tax reductions to their customers is welcome news for families and seniors across the state.

    From Office of Rep. Tom Caltagirone|

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