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Updated: Allentown man, 26, drowns at the Rock

By Lisa Mitchell|

Boyertown, Pottstown gardeners take home cash prizes at contest awards ceremony

POTTSTOWN >> Money ... money ... money and plants ... plants ... plants were a big part of this year’s Home Garden Contest award ceremony since winners took home as much as $200. ...

By Michilea Patterson @MichileaP on Twitter |


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    Church community help program expands into third year

    BIRDSBORO >> For the third year — Mission Trip Birdsboro continues to grow in helping local homeowners in need. For 2016 the program received 25 residential applications for assistance in addition to community projects such as public park improvements.

    Digital First Media staff |

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    Southern Berks first responders recognized

    Digital First Media staff AMITY >> Sunday, July 17, was First Responder Appreciation Day in Amity Township at St. Paul’s UCC. This is one of many events recently hosted by Thunder Outreach Ministries to honor local first responders.


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    ‘Young Lungs at Play’ program generates discussion at Birdsboro Council

    BIRDSBORO >> During the Birdsboro Borough Council meeting on Monday, July 18, Tieman Detweiler of the Council on Chemical Abuse explained Young Lungs at Play — a grant-funded program by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

    By Samantha Dix For Digital First Media |

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    Letter to the Editor: Kutztown Quarry Public Hearing to be held Aug. 10

    Dear Editor: As a follow-up to your June 16 article about the proposed expansion of the Kutztown Quarry on Hinterleiter Road, I want to inform your readers that the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) District Mining has scheduled a Public Hearing for Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Kutztown Middle School. There will be an informal question and answer period from 6 to 6:30 pm. The public hearing on this matter will start at 6:30 p.m.


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    Students overcome fear through breaking boards at Ellixson’s Tae Kwon Do Academy

    In Martial Arts and in life, it is empowering when an individual can overcome their fears. At Ellixson’s Tae Kwon Do Academy, we use board breaking as a way for students to overcome fear and develop the ‘yes I can’ attitude. The final test for a student to advance to their next belt level is to demonstrate some kind of board break: knife, forearm, elbow, knee, palm, punch, kick, etc.

    Ellixson’s Tae Kwon Do Academy |

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    St. Luke celebrates with fun on final evening of VBS

    St. Luke Lutheran Church celebrated the final evening of their Vacation Bible School, July 15, with more fun activities for the kids.

    St. Luke Lutheran Church |

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    Chestnut Knoll holds Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

    Chestnut Knoll recently said “thank you” to all their volunteers with a special recognition breakfast. Chestnut Knoll Personal Care held a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast for its longtime volunteers on Tuesday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m.

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    MCCC’s Municipal Police Academy holds graduation ceremony

    Thirty-two cadets are now ready to join area police forces following their graduation from Montgomery County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy on July 20 during a ceremony held at the College’s Science Center Theater in Blue Bell.

    Montgomery County Community College |

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    Community partners come together for summer celebration

    With not a cloud in the sky and music playing, families celebrated the carefree days of summer at the Boyertown YMCA’s Summer Luau.

    Boyertown Area School District |

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    Patriot Community Calendar July 28

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