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Police: 2014 heroin seizures way up from last year’s totals

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    Proposed Kutztown Silk Mill District redevelopment project sparks concerns

    The proposed Kutztown downtown redevelopment project in the Silk Mill District has sparked concerns.

    By Joe Brown For 21st Century Media |

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    $200K grant bolsters plan for Boyertown-to-Pottstown rail service: the Colebrookdale Railroad

    BOYERTOWN — Progress on the revitalization of the Colebrookdale Railroad these days means more than pulling refurbished passenger cars along the picturesque 9-mile track on the shores of Manatawny Creek.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

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    Fifty cadets graduate from Montgomery County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy

    Fifty police cadets of Classes 1303 and 1401graduated from Montgomery County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy on July 16 during a ceremony held at the College’s Science Center Theater, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell—a fitting number as the College celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

    From Montgomery County Community College |

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    Boyertown’s recent fire company merger seeks to offset decline of volunteers

    Improved firefighting services, greater operational efficiencies and savings in tax dollars are among the benefits that residents are expected to realize through the recent merger of the three Boyertown area fire companies.

    By Gil Cohen For 21st Century Media |

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    Hamburg residents visit revolutionary times

    Michael Jesberger presented a Revolutionary War program, “Citizen to Soldier,” including a live muzzle-loading demonstration, for a crowd of about 50 who gathered around him at the Hamburg Park off Island Street. The July 15 program was arranged by the Hamburg Public Library.

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

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    Family and friends honor athlete at Run For Taylor

    Runners and walkers were out at the Hamburg Area High School football stadium early Sunday morning, July 20, for the sixth annual Run for Taylor in memory of Taylor Nicole Seitzinger.

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    River House PA ready to help veterans and their families

    Port Clinton Park was filled with veterans, family members, supporters, music, food, activities and more on Saturday, July 19, for the River House PA fundraiser.

    Shea Singley
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    Hamburg Rotary: Students share Camp Neidig experience

    Christine Roth was the program chairperson and the students from Hamburg High School who attended Camp Neidig presented the program. Kylie James, and Shelby Levan in the picture and missing from the picture were Sierna Werley and Ron Lavigne. All four students were in the leadership training at Camp Neidig from June 13 to June 16. The all commented on the wonderful experience they had at the camp.

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    Bluegrass and gospel come to Centerport with Days of Old

    Old-timey bluegrass and gospel songs take center stage when local band Days Of Old resins up the bow. And it’s not just the toe-tapping tunes that delight; the ages of the band members offer hope for the future of good, old-fashioned music.

    By Anne Ostrowski For 21st Century Media |

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    Mack trucks and classic diner fare on menu for family fun

    In our quest to keep boredom at bay this summer, my family has found lots of low-cost or free activities in the Hamburg area. This week, however, I had the chance to do a special outing with just my middle-school son, and he was set on venturing a little farther to tour the Mack Truck Museum in Allentown. Since his sister was away at camp, and since tours of the museum are free of charge, we decided to go for it and pointed our car eastward

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

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