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Pedal Paddle offers taste of outdoor activities

By Eileen Faust efaust@pottsmerc.com |

New engine and passenger cars arrive for Colebrookdale’s scenic railroad

The Secret Valley Line keeps adding more railroad cars and engines to its collection in preparation for its planned fall kick-off of passenger excursions along the 9-mile Colebrookdale Railroad spur between Pottstown and Boyertown. ...

By Evan Brandt and John Strickler jstrickler@21st-centurymedia.com ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

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    Boyertown Wellness Council votes for a change in name but not purpose

    Often considered an initiative of the Boyertown School District, the independent Boyertown Area Community Wellness Council voted at its quarterly meeting in April, to change its name to Wellness Council of Boyertown (WCB).

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    1 pulled from burning truck after four-car crash near Kutztown

    RICHMOND TWP. — A Mohnton man was pulled from his burning pickup truck by a passing motorist after a four-car crash on Route 222 around 1:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

    By Eileen Faust efaust@21st-centurymedia.com |

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    WTIM: Music Around Town: July 30 edition

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

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    Attendees take a ‘Step Back in Time’ at Berks Heritage Center

    Several hundred people explored early American life at Berks County’s annual “Step Back in Time” Day on Sunday, July 27 at the county’s heritage center property in Bern Township. Sunny skies and heat accompanied attendees as they strolled the grounds – with humidity that made many attendees all the more appreciative of those wearing the layered and hot authentic 19th century costumes for the sake of history. Spectators experienced a taste of the Civil War and 19th century life. The...

    By Mary Himmelberger For 21st Century Media |

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    Survival fire staring program teaches kids how to start a fire in a survival situation

    The Schuylkill Valley Community Library hosted an evening of survival fire starting for kids presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, July 23.

    By Hilda Hynes For 21st Century Media |

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    Searching for gnomes, visiting local shops and stopping at the park

    It all started about a week ago, when my son’s music teacher mentioned a doughnut place near her house where they make the treats fresh to order for a mere 90 cents. When she mentioned that a great bookstore is located right next door, well, the die was cast and our next Fun Friday was planned for Kutztown.

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

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    Perry Township invites public to monument dedication ceremony Aug. 7

    Perry Township recently created a monument from the cement work that was at the entrance of the old Perry Elementary School. Residents of the Hamburg Area School District are invited to attend a dedication ceremony of the new monument.

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    Welcome to my World: Keys, lost and found

    When I was growing up on the farm, we hardly ever locked our front door, except at bedtime. Other times, Mom attached a long string to the kitchen door key. If we’d leave for the day, the key was slung into the crook of the tree, in front of the house. The string was quite visible, yet, we were never robbed. But that was the 1940s and 1950s.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    Small Beginnings: Some lies your addiction wants you to believe

    Some of the people I care about most in this world struggle with addiction. They are sweet and kindhearted. They are loveable and funny. They have hopes and dreams just like you and me, but for some reason, their lives are compromised by an addiction that seems to take hold of them and cause them to behave in ways very unlike their true selves. At times it breaks my heart to see them self-destruct. Sometimes, I think if we could just expose the lies that perpetuate the addiction, the truth...

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

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    Hamburg area calendar of events

    Recurring Centerport Lions Club. Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

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