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Through My Kitchen Window: Avoid the school lunch slump

By Davina Weinhold For 21st Century Media |

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    Small Beginnings: The two hour marriage retreat

    I know Ive been writing a lot about fishing lately, but Im not quite done. Our fishing date which was aeons ago yielded a little more material so hang in there and endure one more column about fishing! In addition to becoming a contributing factor in the worst cooking disaster I have ever pulled off, and also bringing to my attention a great spiritual truth, our brief fishing excursion produced one more unexpected result. It refreshed and renewed my appreciation for my husband and the gift...

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

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    Welcome to my World: What is your passion?

    I think most of us, at some time in our lives had a knowing what we were good at and what we had a passion for. These are our God-given gifts. Sometimes, if you really love your job, that can be one of your gifts. But, theres always more than one talent. It can be anything from cooking to baking, painting, a good listener, active in your church, a letter writer, singing in the choir, playing an instrument, a care-giver, a Sunday School teacher, a tutor, just smiling at someone, a...

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    The Historian by Robert Wood: Schneiders Tannery, part 1

    Austin Millers daughter, the late Beulah Spatz, was seven or eight when in 1925 she was running near the chicken coops on her fathers farm and the earth gave way. Their farm was right below the Minister Creek bridge on the Swamp Pike where a large, old, brick house built in 1791 now lies abandoned.

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    Berks County Dairy Princess offers dairy recipe celebrating June as National Dairy Month

    Splashing in the pool, laying under the sun, vacationing and picnics are all common activities during the summer months. Did you know celebrating dairy is another popular activity for the month of June? In 1937, June was announced as National Milk Month, which later turned to National Dairy Month as a way to promote drinking milk. Dairy is an important part of our diet delivering nine essential nutrients to us. While June is Dairy Month, filling your plate with dairy goes far beyond the 30...

    By Ashley Mohn Berks County Dairy Princess |

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    Welcome to my World: In our own words

    Here are some of the memories, from the newsletter, of the ten siblings in our own words.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    From the Item Editor: My day at Berks Encore for Celebrity Meals-On-Wheels Day

    Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be asked if I would be interested in participating in Berks Encores Celebrity Meals-On-Wheels Day. Having enjoyed covering events involving our Berks Encore centers and always being open to volunteer, I said yes.

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    From the Hamburg Item editor: Upcoming schedule and early deadline reminder

    As many of you have seen when stopping by the office lately or more recently as a notice in the paper, we have moved all of our operations to our main office at 24 North Hanover Street, Pottstown. The only change for you as readers is that the office operations are out of our main office. Nothing else is changing with the paper.

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    Small Beginnings: Some graduation trivia to use at your next party

    Having just had the delightful pleasure of being the proud parents of a recent college graduate, I was curious to know about some of the traditions we have just participated in at the commencement exercises. Therefore, in honor of this momentous occasion, I have uncovered a bit of graduation trivia with which you can impress your friends and family at your next graduation event.

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

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    Welcome to my World: My brother, David

    My brother, David, was 4 years older than me. I had 3 older brothers, but David was special. I dont know if anyone else ever saw his pearly white wings, but I did. They extended from his shoulders, up high into the air. You see, my brother, David, was my earth angel.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    For what its worth: Being gluten free isnt all its cracked up to be

    Have you ever heard of gluten? Of course you have.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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