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  • Youth invited to Shoey Children’s Fair and Parade June 2

    “Let’s Make a Splash” is the theme of the 67th annual Shoemakersville’s Children’s Fair and Parade. The theme was chosen to honor the 50th anniversary of the community’s swimming pool.

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    Philadelphia man sent to prison for role in Montco, Berks, Bucks marijuana ring

    NORRISTOWN >> While supporters of “a high-ranking member” of a cross-country marijuana trafficking ring downplayed his conduct as victimless and non-violent, a judge saw it differently.

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    Downingtown Fine Arts Festival highlights holiday weekend

    For the fourth straight year, local and regional artists will meet in Downingtown to showcase their work. The Downingtown Fine Arts Festival will be held May 26 and 27 in the borough.

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    Single-lane roundabout opens at 222 & 662, Richmond Township

    A new single-lane roundabout opened overnight May 21 at the intersection of US 222/Kutztown Road and PA 662/Moselem Springs Road in Richmond Township.

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    8 students awarded Fools’ Run scholarships to attend Kutztown University

    Eight students promising and deserving students from high schools in northeast Berks County received scholarships from the Kutztown Area Optimist Club to attend Kutztown University in the fall. The scholarships are generated through proceeds from the Kutztown Fools’ Run. The event features a 10-mile and 5K run and a two-mile walk, and has generated more than $250,000 in scholarships since its inception in 1989. Scholarship recipients are Kylie Clark and Grace Kutz, Hamburg Area;...

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    Fleetwood May Students of the Month

    Daniel JablonskiDaniel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jablonski of Blandon. Daniel will be attending Penn State University to acquire a degree in electrical engineering and start a career in the engineering field. Daniel has been involved in the following clubs/activities at Fleetwood Area High School: Soccer, Youth Leadership Conference, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, and Concert Band. Also, Daniel has dedicated himself to the community by being actively involved...

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    Clay on Main announces ‘Around the Ancient World’ Summer Camp

    This summer, kids between the ages 6 to 12 can spend five days learning, playing and creating in Clay on Main’s ceramics studio. The camp runs from July 30 to August 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We have this great facility that we want to share with the community. A summer camp gives us a chance to spend some focused time with a group of young people and really explore through art. We love finding that perfect balance between being scholarly and having fun. The camp is about...

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    Senate approves legislation addressing standardized tests, technical education

    The Senate approved two measures this week sponsored by Senator Ryan Aument (R-36) that would study the effectiveness of standardized testing in schools and improve certification requirements for vocational teachers.

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    Caltagirone: PUC order directing consumer utility credits is welcome

    House Consumer Affairs Committee Democratic Chairman Tom Caltagirone said today that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s order directing utility suppliers to pass along industry tax reductions to their customers is welcome news for families and seniors across the state.

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    Berks Parks & Recreation hosts Festivals, concerts and more

    Early Bird Fiddle FestivalJoin musicians and music fans from all over Berks County for this year’s Early Bird Fiddle Festival 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 9. This FREE event will highlight bluegrass, Celtic, and folk music on stage and in the field at the Berks County Heritage Center. Call 610-374-8839 for more information and for regulations of the fiddle contest.