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From Arthur’s Policy Desk: Trump’s Order and the Ninth Got it Wrong

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Reflections: Albert Boscov had a heart of gold and the golden touch of King Midas

The injection of energy and the infusion of personality that personified Albert Boscov were as remarkable as his marvelous accomplishments that will remain vivid in the folds of time. ...

By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

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    A Look Back in History: American history records the Pennsylvania Dutch

    Historians trace this Rhineland immigration to as early as 1683, when the first waves of Rhenish immigrants speaking the Germanic Dialect arrived in Pennsylvania. One Historian, R. Webster records: “Although the immigrants that made up the 1683 Germantown settlement in the city of Philadelphia were German-speaking Dutch, German, and Swiss immigrants, most of them were Dutch.” Germantown was the Colonial printing center for German language Bibles and religious imprints for...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

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    A Look Back in History — To Allemangel and Westward: Travels by a PA Dutch Conestoga Wagon …

    By the mid-1700’s, when immigrant Colonial wagon trains passed through the beautiful Oley Valley and East Penn region from Philadelphia en route to frontier lands northeast of Kempton (upper part of county), the Germans called this new territory “Allemangel,” meaning all wants, for its lack of fertility and farmable land. A rugged terrain, that was eventually tamed, the land did not match the rich Oley Valley bottomlands or its rate of productivity. The Pennsylvania...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: 19th Century cane carvers of the PA Dutch Country

    Locally, the most popular cane carver, “Schtockschnitzler Simmons” (1885-1910) from the Kutztown, Moselem, Hamburg area was a late German born immigrant who bartered his carved bird handle canes from farm to farm or tavern to tavern. His canes had an identifiable carving motif. Kutztown’s beloved collector of PA Dutch carvings, Richard Machmer and his wife, Rosemarie, published a very desirable book about these local carvers in 1991. Titled “Just For Nice:...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Opinion

    Think about it: The Sponge Capital of the World

    “Do you ever wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.” — Stephen Hawking

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  • Opinion

    person to person — impact: In His Time

    The main speaker in my column of November 8th, “Precious In His Sight: Bill Montgomery” (http://www.berksmontnews.com/opinion/20161103/person-to-person-precious-in-his-sight-bill-montgomery), which talked about the home going of Bill Montgomery, indicated his death was no accident. Even though God’s timetable may not be ours, God’s timetable is always right. He never is too early or too late. Was it a coincidence that Barb and I delayed a trip to Vermont to...

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