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Pottstown Bark for Life raises money to fight cancer

By Caroline Sweeney and Michilea Patterson casweeney@21st-centurymedia.com mpatterson@21st-centurymedia.com |

The jocund company of daffodils

Daffodil season lasts about a month, give or take. This is good, because daffodils have a way of mesmerizing gardeners. ...

By Adrian Higgins The Washington Post |

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    Profile: Kutztown High School Principal Barry Flicker

    Kutztown Area High School Principal Barry Flicker talked with The Patriot during a recent distracted driving awareness program.

    Lisa Mitchell
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  • Features/People

    Tail Waggin’ Tutors Program visits with Pottstown students

    Pottstown Middle School fifth and sixth grade students spend some quality time with man’s best friend. Once a week four members of the Tail Waggin’ Tutors Program – Jack, Blue, Mozart, and TJ sit in the classroom as students read a book of their choice.

    By Pottstown School District |

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    Season One Winner of ‘Project Runway’ to Speak at Albright College

    Jay McCarroll, the season one winner of the reality show, “Project Runway,” will speak at Albright College 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Klein Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts. This event is sponsored by Club Vogue, Albright’s student fashion group.

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  • Features/People

    Honey Brook resident, Kasey Hoffman, to compete in the 2014 National Poll Championships

    Kasey Hoffman of Honey Brook, Pa., qualified for the American Poolplayers Association’s (APA) 2014 9-Ball Shootout by winning in regional competition on March 2 in Baltimore, Md. Hoffman will join amateur poolplayers from throughout North America to compete in the world’s most rewarding 9-Ball singles championship-cash and prizes totaling $150,000 are guaranteed to be awarded.

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  • Features/People

    Tel Hai Retirement Community’s annual sew-in benefits Veterans

    Tel Hai’s SEW Creative group invited neighbors and friends to join in the annual Veterans Quilt Sew-In on Thursday, March 13 in the Tel Hai Chapel. No sewing experience was required of the volunteers; light refreshments were served. The bitter cold outside was countered by the warm hearts of the 54 volunteers participating. Representatives from all neighborhoods on the Tel Hai campus were represented: Maple Knoll, Cedar Ridge and Woods Edge cottagers worked side-by-side with apartment...

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  • Features/People

    Paranormal activity investigated at Durango’s Saloon, Boyertown

    The quest for Boyertown’s haunted history continued recently.

    By Hilda Hynes For 21st Century Media |

  • Features/People

    Girl Scout News: Pinkalicious Good Time, Great Lessons

    Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1793 recently attended the Pinkalicious The Musical after reading several of the books at their meetings. The Pinkalicious books have great lessons in each story. The girls earned a Pinkalicious Patch (which is on the front of their boxes) for the Girl Scout uniform and received an oversized Pink Cupcake (just like in the book and musical) so they could share it with their moms after their outing. It was a great Mother and Daughter day out!

    By Linda Yuengel Girl Scout Service Unit Manager |

  • Features/People

    Girl Scouts send cookies to troops

    There’s nothing that quite compares to food which brings back memories of home.

    Girl Scouts of Eastern PA |

  • Features/People

    April intern of the month

    Jonathan Ebert, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named April’s Intern of the Month. Ebert interns at B.J. Baldwin Electric, Inc., in Narvon where he is being taught the key components of engineering. B.J. Baldwin Electric, Inc. is a complete multi-faceted electrical and mechanical contracting firm. They are dedicated to providing professional and cost effective services, while achieving the goal of quality workmanship at the same time.

    By Christina Coyle |

  • Features/People

    Big Shot: National Penn promotes Mark Hornberger, Shillington

    National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPBC) announced that Mark A. Hornberger, team leader and relationship manager, was promoted to senior vice president in its Central Region Commercial Lending group. He reports to Bruce Smith, executive vice president and Central Region president.

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