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    Kutztown Rotary Club Farmers Night celebrates agriculture

    Kutztown Rotary Club hosted its 82nd annual Farmers Night Dinner at Kutztown Grange Feb. 21.

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    Kutztown Optimists host 10th annual FriendFest benefit

    In the middle of a winter storm, beer and wine enthusiasts gathered for the 10th annual FriendFest in Kutztown on Feb. 17 to contribute toward the Optimist Club’s youth programs and help Friend Inc. fight hunger in Northeastern Berks County.

  • News

    Amity Township Crime Watch hosts Annual Community Shredding Event

    Amity Township Crime Watch, Inc. wants to provide an easy, safe way for residents and small businesses in our area to get rid of their documents they no longer need. Our goal is to help stop identify theft. In recent weeks, identity theft has been a big issue and we can all work together to help eliminate the possibility of being vulnerable to this crime.

  • Entertainment

    Literary and visual art come together in Studio B’s “Let’s Rant” opening

    Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Ave. in Boyertown, is pleased to announce the opening of “Let’s Rant,” the studio’s fifth annual show and book release combining literary and visual art.

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    Robeson Lutheran Preschoolers participate in Presidents Day lesson

    The Pre-Kindergarteners of Robeson Lutheran Preschool in Mohnton had a special visitor on Feb. 15 to help them learn about Presidents Day and how the government works. Rep. Mark Gillen, of the 128th District, joined the children for a story and discussion of how a law is made.

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Japanese red maple trees still holding on to their leaves

    My friend Jane Antley lives in the borough of West Chester. She emailed me last month with a question about leaf drop. “I’ve been meaning to write to you for several weeks about something that has me perplexed this year: the Japanese red maples. Sure, we’re all aware that they didn’t turn their glorious red this fall, as so many other trees, too, had disappointing fall color. But what’s got me really curious is how they have held on to their leaves this...

  • Entertainment

    EAT & DRINK: You won’t want to miss these tasty events

    From foodie fundraisers to a vintner’s dinner, mark your calendar. You won’t want to miss these events.

  • Business

    Citadel to sponsor Chesco country music festival

    Exton >> Citadel Federal Credit Union has announced that it is the title sponsor a new, three-day country music festival coming to Chester County in August.

  • Columns

    GUEST COLUMN: Rebuilding U.S. infrastructure requires better access to minerals, metals

    For a White House often accused of being divisive, President Trump may yet bring warring parties together on a major initiative that few voters will oppose. In his ‘State of the Union’ address last month, the president declared a major priority of his administration will be the rebuilding of America’s crumbling infrastructure.

  • Columns

    SPEAKER MIKE TURZAI: PA Supreme Court oversteps authority to redraw Congressional map

    Sen. Joe Scarnati, as the Pennsylvania Senate Pro Tempore, and I, as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House, filed an Emergency Application for a Stay with the United States Supreme Court today. Our application makes clear that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court did not have the power to invalidate the constitutional, democratically passed congressional map. In allowing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to invalidate federal congressional lines and to draw lines of their own, the U.S. Supreme Court will...