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Mondays 10am Preschool Story Time: Ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts.

Mondays 11 am Toddler Time: Ages 0-3. Stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mondays 6 pm Spark A Reaction Teen Time:

Wednesday 11 am Storyrider for Preschoolers: Ages 2-5.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:21:34 -0400 2014-07-28T16:21:34-04:00 2014-07-28T16:21:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Kitty of the Week: Sentimental]]>

Introducing Sentimental

Gender: female

Birth Year: 2008

Color: Domestic Long Hair- Black and white

Sentimental is a very shy girl, but so beautiful! She came into One By One in 2011 after her owner died. She is a timid girl , but she does like human attention. She likes wet food and she does come to get pet.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:20:24 -0400 2014-07-28T16:20:24-04:00 2014-07-28T16:20:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Award: Kutztown Allstate named premier agency for 2014]]> As a business leader and involved citizen in the Kutztown area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Missy Fisher, of the Melissa Fisher Agency, has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed on less than 48 percent of Allstate's nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:19:55 -0400 2014-07-28T16:19:55-04:00 2014-07-28T16:20:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Through My Kitchen Window Your Questions - Your Recipes: sauerkraut question to blueberry recipes]]> It's time! This is the week I answer your food and cooking questions, and share your favorite recipes.

Your Questions:

I tried making sauerkraut, but it got moldy after 2 days. Any idea what I did wrong? - Elsabeth in Birdsboro

Fermenting veggies is an easy way to boost nutrition and make your food easier to digest.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:19:08 -0400 2014-07-28T16:19:08-04:00 2014-07-28T16:19:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Focus on the Family by Jim Daly: Adapt marital roles to changing health crises]]> Q: We just learned my spouse has cancer, and we're reeling. We have the best possible medical care, but there's one area where doctors can't help us: What can we do to keep the disease from harming our marriage?

Jim: Your world's been turned on its head overnight, and my heart truly goes out to you.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:18:37 -0400 2014-07-28T16:18:37-04:00 2014-07-28T16:18:44-04:00
<![CDATA[BlueGrace performs at Music in the Grove Aug. 3]]> St. John Center Lutheran Church will welcome BlueGRACE from St. John's United Methodist Church in Paradise on Sunday, August 3 at 6 p.m.

BlueGRACE began playing several years ago as the praise band at St. John's United Methodist Church in Paradise. Because of the popularity the band gained they now, besides their church, play at other church functions, benefits, and here at St.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:17:53 -0400 2014-07-28T16:17:53-04:00 2014-07-28T16:17:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Author presentation 'Boys of the Civil War' at Hopewell]]> Aug. 10 Narvon author Joel Moore will give a presentation titled "Boys of the Civil War" and sign copies of his books, set in the Civil War, in the conference room at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site at 2 p.m.

J. Arthur Moore, author of historically researched Civil War fiction for young readers, will present the stories of some of the real boys from the Civil War in the weeks ahead.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:17:22 -0400 2014-07-28T16:17:22-04:00 2014-07-28T16:17:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Tri County Record Calendar of Community Events July 29]]> Ongoing Events

Shepherd's Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church FREE meal Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. 610-273-2848 or email

Teen Outdoor Adventure Club: Interested in climbing, caving or hiking and geocaching? Join us for fun and outdoor adventure.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:17:14 -0400 2014-07-28T16:17:14-04:00 2014-07-28T16:17:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Archery deer hunt applications available at Nolde Forest center]]> Submitted

Applications for a permit only archery deer hunt Sept. 22 to Nov. 28 and Dec. 26 to Jan. 23 at the Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center are available at the Center Office Aug. 4 to 15. Center Office hours are weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Prospective hunters have until 4 p.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:17:05 -0400 2014-07-28T16:17:05-04:00 2014-07-28T16:17:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Little Mates Graduates]]> Little Mates CDC, 3025 North Street, Morgantown, presents the Little Mates Pre-K 2 Graduating Class of 2014.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:16:47 -0400 2014-07-28T16:16:47-04:00 2014-07-28T16:16:55-04:00
<![CDATA[R&B and Blues artist Jesse Dee hits the lineup at Musikfest]]> Boston rhythm and blues artist Jesse Dee will be making another appearance in Bethlehem this year, this time performing as one of hundreds of artists to fill the Musikfest lineup at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Aetna Americaplatz.

Dressed in a suit with white button down shirt, tie and slacks, Dee performed with his six person band including guitars, horns and drums at the Blast Furnace Blues Festival in January of this year.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:11:17 -0400 2014-07-28T09:11:17-04:00 2014-07-28T15:17:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Letter to the Editor: Commenting at EPA hearing on power plants]]> Dear Editor:

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings in Pittsburgh and three other cities across the United States to hear public comments on a proposed rule to curb emissions from coal-fired power plants. For Pennsylvania, the rule mandates a 32% cut in emissions by 2030.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:14:17 -0400 2014-07-28T15:14:17-04:00 2014-07-28T15:14:21-04:00
<![CDATA[A Look Back in History by Richard H. Shaner Remembering, celebrating Dr. Alfred Shoemaker]]> Although only old-time residents remember celebrated Dr. Alfred L. Shoemaker as the founder of Franklin and Marshall's Kutztown Folk Festival in 1950, many Kutztonians still have publications of his Pennsylvania Folklife Society, including: Christmas in Pennsylvania, Eastertide in Pennsylvania, and his memorable book called, The Pennsylvania Barn published in 1959 that featured decorated barn architecture of native Fraktur barn stars.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:13:57 -0400 2014-07-28T15:13:57-04:00 2014-07-28T15:14:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Craig Thatcher Band to present free concert at Musikfest's Main Stage]]>

BETHLEHEM ­- Just when it seemed dark - as in the first dark night ever at Musikfest's main stage - local blues icons The Craig Thatcher Band and Musikfest partner Coordinated Health have come together to shine the spotlight on the elements that make Musikfest one of the most unique music events in the nation.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:10:20 -0400 2014-07-28T15:10:20-04:00 2014-07-28T15:10:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Community Theatre's 'Peter Pan' took audiences on a magical adventure]]>

Young area actors got to soar to new heights in Fleetwood Community Theatre's summer production of "Peter Pan," much to the delight of the audience at Fleetwood Area High School last weekend.

Featuring the music from the original version of the Broadway musical starring Mary Martin more than 50 years ago, FCT's show brought back memories to older members of the audience and captured the imagination of the younger ones as Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn't Agrow up, takes young Wendy, John and Michael Darling on a magical adventure in Neverland that involves flying, sword-fighting, and dealing with Indians and pirates.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:09:19 -0400 2014-07-28T14:09:19-04:00 2014-07-28T14:09:28-04:00