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Rep. Quigley to host telephone town hall meeting on Nov. 14

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Republican wins running as a Democrat in New Hanover

NEW HANOVER >> A Republican who got bumped from the primary ballot on a technicality came roaring back on the Democratic line to win back her seat on the board of supervisors. ...

By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|


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    A Look Back in History: Village Creameries Part 2, Trademarked butter molds

    Once a burdensome chore for each family to produce for dinner, the art of making superior butter became a delightful practice, and each neighborhood soon developed butter-making households that had such an expertise at making butter. Their trademarked butter pads, more commonly known as butter molds or butter prints when carved, were sought eagerly by the entire community. Thereby, wood craftsmen carved distinctive wooden butter prints so that each family’s butter mold would have a...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

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    REFLECTIONS: The ever-expanding Christmas season

    Some radio stations, believe it or not, start airing Christmas carols 24/7 right after Halloween.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

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    Welcome to my World: They stopped making clothes for my age group

    I’m upset. I went shopping on Saturday, knowing the stores would have sales. They did. But, in the process of shopping, I found they don’t make clothes for my age group any more.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

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    Shoey Borough awarded $229K to restore Main Street Bridge

    Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) announced a grant that will support a bridge rehabilitation project in Shoemakersville Borough.

    From Senator David G. Argall’s Office|

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    PennDOT to replace Winding Road bridge in Douglass (Berks)

    DOUGLASS (Berks) >> A $2.1 million project to replace the Winding Road Bridge over Ironstone Creek has been approved.

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    Tilden Township garage fire ruled accidental

    State Police Reading ruled a Nov. 16 garage fire in Tilden Township as accidental.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Kutztown businesses recognize Small Business Saturday is more than commerce, it’s about community

    Since 2010, the Saturday immediately following Thanksgiving has been increasingly known as “Small Business Saturday.” Originally conceived and promoted by American Express, the shopping holiday has been embraced by independent shops to highlight the value of patronizing local businesses.

    From Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce|

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    Night of Thanks concert in Topton raises funds for hurricane relief

    On Sunday Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. the Music Ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church, 121 South Home Avenue, Topton will be hosting a special evening concert for hurricane relief in the church sanctuary. Titled A Night of Thanks, the concert focuses on giving thanks for our many blessings. All are welcome, to be inspired by music performances by soloists, church community choir, handbell choir, flute, a brass quartet and timpani.

    By Tina Ehrig Trinity Church|


    Kutztown Community Calendar Nov. 16

    Send events to by Wednesday noon a week prior to publication. Note Kutztown Patriot calendar.



    Optimists host Kutztown Senior Citizen’s Dinner

    The Optimist Club Of Kutztown, in cooperation with the Kutztown Grange, will host the Annual Senior Citizen’s Dinner on Sunday Dec. 3. It will be held at the Grange Hall at 5 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m.

    From Optimist Club|

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