In Other News

Elverson Borough Council adopts final budget; considers creating a capital reserve fund

By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |


  • General news

    Kutztown Elementary Students, staff perform 1,000 acts of kindness

    Kutztown Elementary students and staff performed more than 1,000 random acts of kindness and spread joy in the community during December.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Liquor Control partners with 4 Universities: Town-Gown Pilot Project aims to prevent underage and dangerous drinking on college campuses and in community

    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced a pilot program with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, West Chester University, Alvernia College and Caron Treatment Centers to develop a Town-Gown Pilot Project aimed at preventing underage and dangerous drinking on college campuses and in the surrounding communities.

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board |

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    Oley farmer wins Sunoco’s Free Fuel 5000 Contest Grand Prize of $5,000 in fuel

    Sunoco marks the first decade of its popular Free Fuel 5000 contest by giving out $5,000 Grand Prizes to 10 lucky customers from across the country.

    Sunoco |

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    Roundabouts, widening and additional turning lanes planed for Route 222, Maidencreek, Richmond and Maxatawny townships

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation representatives presented plans for Route 222 during a public open house at Fleetwood High School Dec. 17.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Hamburg’s From the Early Files

    25 Years Ago Dec. 27, 1989 >> Army Captain Thomas Muir, 29, was injured last week in the U.S. invasion of Panama. Captain Muir is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Muir, 100 Club House Drive, Bernville. A bullet pierced Muir’s helmet and struck his face. The serviceman suffered cheek and nose fractures and cuts that required 72 stitches.


  • Arts and entertainment

    Brinton Lodge hosts first Holiday Bizarre Bazaar

    Historic Brinton Lodge hosted their first annual Holiday Bizarre Bazaar which featured local vendors and artists who specialize in unique, handmade, weird, vintage, sexy, esoteric, eco-friendly, and fun crafts, goods, and services. In addition to over 25 vendors, there live entertainment kept the crowd watching as performers took it to the extreme, hammering nails up their noses and putting screwdrivers down their throats.

    By Berks-Mont staff |

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    Hollywood fairy tale for Fleetwood girl, 8, in Big Apple

    Rodeo Marie Hanson, an 8-year-old girl from the Fleetwood area, got up close and personal with Hollywood’s A-List, at The World Premiere of Disney’s “Into The Woods.”

    By David Daniels Columnist |

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    Mind Your Body: A Perfect Time for Turning Inward

    Winter has arrived and the nights have grown longer. Along with increased darkness, there is more quietude. As we look around us, we see bare branches. Many plants have gone dormant, there are fewer birds about, and numerous animals hibernate or go into “light hibernation.” During winter we may sense stillness in nature: just think of a time when you have seen a fresh snowfall and felt a hush in the world.

    By Dorian Abel Columnist |

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    Miller-Keystone Blood Center Launching New Online Donor Screening Application

    Miller-Keystone Blood Center (MKBC) is pleased to announce the launch of iScreen, a secure, private way for donors to complete their donor history questionnaire. Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 6, iScreen will be used by donors to answer these questions in a private setting at a blood drive or donation center or online on the day of donation, prior to their arrival.

    Miller-Keystone Blood Center |

  • Opinion

    Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Intense musical-thriller ‘Whiplash’ earns its title

    For all intents and purposes, “Whiplash” is a monster movie -- it doesn’t exactly take place in reality. Concerning an ambitious young man at a renowned music college under the tutelage of a conductor whose technical excellence is outweighed only by his ruthlessness in weeding out imperfections in his students, this is a film that approaches musicianship much like “Gravity” approached space travel. The finer points, be they the laws of physics or the kind...

    By Robert Humanick Columnist |

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