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Reflections: Building sandcastles tall enough to touch the stars

By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

A Look Back in History: An amazing creativity in folk art developed in the New World

Here in the New World in a land of plenty, pioneer immigrants had the resources to develop an American style of folk art never dreamed about in the Old Country, hence the creativity of these Rhinelanders blossomed into an amazing folk art form that wa...

By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

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    A Look Back in History: The true spirit of 1776 among the PA Dutch

    For modern Pennsylvania Dutch people, it is very easy for us to recall our nation’s celebrated history for in a large part of American civilization, our ethnicity has always been interwoven with the pride patriotic citizens have felt.

    By Richard L. T. Orth Columnist|

  • News

    Student Column: Brandywine Heights students speak their minds at April 20 Walkout

    At an April 20 Walkout, Brandywine Heights Area High School students wanted to be heard again, this time in a much more inclusive way than in previous conventions such as the one on March 14, held in wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting.

    By Ethan Strause Brandywine Heights freshman|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Once consistent Pa Dutch food staples

    Being a descendant from frugal Pennsylvania Dutch families mostly living in Berks County, many hillside farmers were hard pressed to feed their families when downturns in the national economy created not only a scarcity of jobs, but a deficiency of food in household pantries. But being Pennsylvania Dutch, there was always a traditional food or innovation which seemed to suffice until the economy resumed normalcy, and perhaps the hardest of times were in the winter months when our pantries...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to My World: The Pain of Laughter

    My mother died in her 80s. We, the ten children, inherited her sense of humor. We, the children, in Mom’s footsteps did anything to get a good laugh.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Reflections: Imprisoned in a single dimension by two-faced grass

    Brown patches of dirt (OK, that’s redundant because you seldom see green patches of dirt) should know their environment, their context, their place. They have no business acting like churlish interlopers and squatting where grass once grew in my lawn.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to My World: Lesson on life from ‘Peace Pilgrim’

    “The way of Peace is the way of Love.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Opinion

    A Berks County student perspective in response to school shootings

    Hurt, despair, betrayal. These are feelings that many students across the country feel due to the lack of action that has been taken in wake of the school shootings that are almost being normalized.

    By Ethan Strause Brandywine Heights freshman|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: A unique acculturation of English food

    Ever since the Colonial period, PA Dutch farmers in Berks, Lehigh and Lancaster counties have counted on imports from the English port of Philadelphia, and in return, we sold our food and grain products etc. to trade with the rest of the world. But instinctively, our Rhineland ancestors relished their Germanic culinary diet making scrapple, cottage cheese, and apple butter, which was easily traded at the Philadelphia markets among the Quaker English neighbors of William Penn.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

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