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On Saturday, April 5, owner Pam Corrado of Main Street Inn, on 401 West Main St., donated the use of her Boutique Hotel for an Autism Speaks Charity Event that focused on bringing a new awareness and education of health to Kutztown.

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<![CDATA[District Township fire destroys building]]> On Thursday April 17, firefighters from Berks County fought a garage fire on Merkle Road in District Township on Thursday afternoon. The first call came in at 1:18 p.m.

Three miles from Bechtelsville on rural roads, the structure was consumed by the time the first firefighters reached remote location.

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<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Verna Seagreaves' vibrant watercolors live on: Part I]]> Following the success of my first feature article published by the Berks County Historical Society, they asked me to set up an exhibit of James Christian Seagreaves pottery in the fall of that year in their museum gallery. The late redware potter article commanded such an outpouring of interest and curiosity, Mr.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:55:26 -0400 2014-04-17T16:55:26-04:00 2014-04-17T16:55:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Cool apps that help you get in touch with the environment]]>

Dear EarthTalk: What are some cool apps that work with a mobile phone that can help me get in better touch with the environment?

- Mitchell Brown, Troy, Mich.

Not surprisingly, there are thousands of "green" apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:55:19 -0400 2014-04-17T16:55:19-04:00 2014-04-17T16:55:23-04:00
<![CDATA[What's Cooking with Linda: A favorite to serve, again and again]]> Darlene Qualio, Fleetwood, serves this at a recipe group gathering. Since then, several group members have made it again and again for their own families. It's a FAVORITE!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

1 - 13.8 Oz. Pizza Crust - can be refrigerated or ready made store bought

¼ cup Mayo with olive Oil, reduced fat

½ cup Ranch Dressing, divided

1 cup Mozzarella Cheese

1 cup White Mild Cheddar Cheese

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:55:03 -0400 2014-04-17T16:55:03-04:00 2014-04-17T16:55:08-04:00
<![CDATA[A front-yard garden gets squared away]]>

Soil is everything.

That's one thing my brother-in-law, Peter, succeeded in pounding into my head during my year of helping him and my sister grow their own food on their homestead in Maine. So when I bought my Washington townhouse last December and started dreaming of the vegetables I'd grow in the 150-square-foot front yard, I knew the first thing I needed to do was to start improving the dirt.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:54:52 -0400 2014-04-17T16:54:52-04:00 2014-04-17T16:54:59-04:00
<![CDATA[The jocund company of daffodils]]>

Daffodil season lasts about a month, give or take. This is good, because daffodils have a way of mesmerizing gardeners.

"If it was for 12 months, you'd go crazy," said Karen Cogar, a daffodil fancier whose ornamental and woodland garden in Alexandria, Va., is awash at the moment with choice varieties beyond popular comprehension.

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<![CDATA[Douglassville resident to compete in 2014 Miss. Jr. Pre­Teen Allentown/Harrisburg pageant]]> Nadine Dinnocenti, Douglassville, was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss. Jr. Pre­Teen Allentown/Harrisburg pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, May 11.

Nadine will be competing for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:44:17 -0400 2014-04-17T16:44:17-04:00 2014-04-17T16:44:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Rotary Student of Month: Haley Bailey, Kutztown senior]]> Kutztown Area High School senior Haley Bailey was honored April 2 as the Kutztown Rotary Student of the Month in ceremonies at the Kutztown Tavern.

The award is given each month to a senior from Kutztown Area High School and from Brandywine Heights High School that have been selected by guidance counselors in recognition of scholarship, community service and student activities contributions.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:17:29 -0400 2014-04-17T16:17:29-04:00 2014-04-17T16:17:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Downed pole leaves Amity residents without power]]> Township police and area fire companies were busy the morning of Thursday, April 17 attending to two crashes on busy thoroughfares.

Around 10:22 a.m., police responded to a one-car accident that crashed into a Met-Ed utility pole, police said.

The driver, Stephen Decarlo, 42, of Douglassville, told police that he fell asleep while driving back from the Kutztown area.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:57:44 -0400 2014-04-17T15:57:44-04:00 2014-04-17T15:57:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Giant in Maxatawny donates more than 150 hams to Friend's food pantry in Kutztown for Easter]]> Giant in Maxatawny Township donated more than 150 of its own brand hams to Friend Inc. Food Pantry on April 15 as part of the store's annual "Bag Hunger with Hams" giveaway.

The program provides free bagged hams for families in need during the Easter holiday.

"[The giveaway] allows families to have an Easter meal together that they otherwise wouldn't be able to," said Friend Inc.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:34:41 -0400 2014-04-17T15:34:41-04:00 2014-04-17T15:34:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Rotary Club, Police Department experience scheduling conflict]]> A recent scheduling issue at the Caernarvon Township (Berks) building marked a major topic of discussion during the April 15 board of supervisors meeting.

The Twin Valley Rotary Club and the police department both needed to use the township building for an art show and an officer training session, respectively.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:04:55 -0400 2014-04-17T15:04:55-04:00 2014-04-17T15:05:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Abundant Life Church hosts first egg hunt]]> On Saturday, April 12, several hundred people participated in the Abundant Life Church Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Birdsboro-Union Fire Company.

Approximately 30 church members were on hand to make the event a success, from filling of 9,000 eggs with wrapped candy, grilling hot dogs, face painting, balloon making, and handing out prizes.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:19:41 -0400 2014-04-17T14:19:41-04:00 2014-04-17T14:20:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Local growers are state winners in National Corn Yield Contest]]> Three area corn growers have been honored as a state winner in the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association.

Ms Rhoda Mast of Morgantown, Pa., placed third in the state in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 255.8393 bushels per acre.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:07:55 -0400 2014-04-17T14:07:55-04:00 2014-04-17T14:08:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Tel Hai collects more than 500 pounds of food]]> Tel Hai's annual food drive concluded on March 31, but the needs of food insecure neighbors continues to grow across the region. Sybil Oswalt, Registered Dietician and event coordinator, announced that 520 pounds of food stuffs had been collected on campus during the community's observation of National Nutrition Month.

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