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Olympic Day with Para Olympian: More than 300 campers from across Berks met Para-Olympian Tyler Carter and competed in field events

By Lisa Mitchell|

While teacher waits for a heart transplant, community rallies to help

Early last December – in her early 40s and happily employed as a history teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy – Linda Jara began doctoring for a sinus infection before “being blindsided” by a heart failure diagnosis two...

By M. English 21st Century Media Services |


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    Fleetwood Carnival

    The community flocked to Fleetwood Park July 21 to 25 for the Fleetwood Community Carnival which included rides, food, Midway and entertainment.


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    7th Annual Schuylkill Valley Girls Softball Association Diamond Cruise Car Show

    The second Saturday in July was an extremely popular date on the car show circuit as there was almost too many events to choose from. Fortunately, Mother Nature provided an exceptional day. There was a very good turnout for all of the events scheduled for that day. 245 enthusiasts opted for the 7th Annual Schuylkill Valley Girls Softball Association Diamond Cruise Car Show at the Bern Church Grove on Route 183 in Leesport.

    By Carl Hess Photographer |

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    Hopewell’s ‘Fueling The Furnace’ salutes conservation

    The National Park Service invites the public to celebrate the conservation of our nation’s natural and cultural heritage at its traditional “Fueling The Furnace” event on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.

    From Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site |

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    Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1956 moves upward and onward; girls “bridge” into Brownies

    Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1956 graduated from being a Daisy Girl Scout Troop (kindergarten and first graders) and “bridged” into Brownie Girl Scouts (second and third graders).

    By Linda Yuengel Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager |

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    Hibbett Sports store opening in Kutztown

    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: HIBB), an Alabama-based athletic retail company, is pleased to announce that its newest Hibbett Sports store will be opening in the Kutztown, PA market, employing approximately eight full and part-time team members.

    Hibbett Sports |

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    Longswamp’s Jacob B. Moyer receives scouting’s highest honor, recognized at special Eagle Scout ceremony

    Jacob B. Moyer, 18, of Boy Scout Troop 575 (Hawk Mountain Council) in Longswamp was honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony on Sunday, July 19. To earn scouting’s highest award, Jacob had to earn at least 21 merit badges, serve as a leader in his troop and complete a major community service project.

    Boy Scout Troop 575 |

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    Robert C. Wagner promoted to Lieutenant

    Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus L. Brown has promoted Robert C. Wagner, a native of Beaver Falls, Beaver County, to lieutenant and assigned him to Troop L, Reading as the Patrol Section Commander. He most recently served as the station commander of Troop L, Hamburg.

    Pennsylvania State Police |

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    Samuel Kulp earns Eagle Scout rank

    Samuel C. Kulp has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Samuel is the son of Thomas and Deborah Kulp of Kutztown. Sam is a scout in Troop 101 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kutztown.


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    Kutztown Patriot Community Calendar July 30

    Send events to by Friday noon week prior to publication.


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    Amity Fire Company receives $130,000 grant

    U.S. Congressman Patrick Meehan, R-7 Dist., announced the award of a $129,926 grant to the Amity Fire Company from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

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