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Chestnut Knoll At Home caregivers receive ‘Caregiver of the Year’ Award

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Declaration of Independence to be read at Hopewell Furnace on Fourth of July

UNION TWP. — To celebrate Independence Day, the National Park Service invites the public to attend an inspirational reading of the Declaration of Independence accompanied with music and traditional patriotic songs. The program will be staged on the po...

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  • Features/People

    Tel Hai senior staff member honored

    Honey Brook Twp.—On June 18 the state-wide association of not-for-profit senior services providers, LeadingAge PA, presented their 2014 Professional Advancement Award to Sue Verdegem, Tel Hai’s Senior Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration. The annual conference and exposition was held at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey.

    From Tel Hai |

  • Features/People

    Kutztown Troop 101 Boy Scouts Earn 50-mile Award

    Seasoned members of Boy Scout Troop 101 of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kutztown, recently spent 5 days and 4 nights on the Appalachian Trail to earn the 50-mile award.

    By John Mehltretter Committee Chairman Troop 101 |

  • Features/People

    Reinert Family Reunion

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  • Lifestyle

    Chestnut Knoll At Home to hold Resource, Education and Support Series for caregivers

    Are you caring for a senior loved one? Let’s talk about it! Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, is pleased to invite the public to a Caregiver Resource Group, on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m., at the Home Care Office, located at 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville.

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  • General news

    Swift Technique and Historic State Theatre of Boyertown to present benefit concert for 6-year-old with CF

    Lucas Paxson of Gilbertsville is very much a normal 6-year-old. His mother, Annette, describes him as a ‘sports fanatic’. He plays soccer and tee-ball, does karate, bikes, rollerblades and skateboards. He enjoys ice hockey, football and lacrosse as well. He plays the drums and leads a healthy lifestyle, but twice a day must use a chest PT machine, an exercise his mother describes as being “like brushing his teeth” for him.

    By Steven Stolley For 21st Century Media |

  • Food and drink

    A Slice of Life: The Lore of the Cherries…

    While the debate rages on whether or not six year old George Washington actually cut down his father’s cherry tree with an ax, what’s indisputable is that American’s are fascinated with cherries. Not only do we celebrate the arrival of the cherry tree blossoms each year with a national festival, Americans consume over a pound of cherries per person, per year.

    By Felicia Fisher Black Buggy Baking Company |

  • Features/People

    Girl Scout holds Robotics Camp for Children to receive Gold Award

    With a goal of earning her Gold Award, Girl Scout Lucy Horn, 17, Reading, hosted a two-week long robotics camp for students interested in learning how to build and operate robots at the Dunn Community Center, Exeter Township, recently.

    Emily Thiel
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  • Lifestyle

    Hay Creek Watershed Association holds fundraiser for Birdsboro bridge

    POTTSTOWN — The Hay Creek Watershed Association is holding a fundraising event at the Sly Fox Tasting Room on Thursday, July 10.

    By Mercury staff |

  • Lifestyle

    Sawmill Operation Days at the Daniel Boone Homestead this summer

    By BerksMontNews Staff This summer there’s a chance to see the Bertolet Sawmill in action at Daniel Boone Homestead. Demonstrations continue July 16, 23, and 30 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is one of only a few water powered, vertical-blade sawmills in the United States. It was originally built in Oley Township by Daniel Bertolet in the late eighteenth century. It was moved to the homestead in 1972. Demonstrations last about a half hour and are subject to staff availability.

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  • Green lifestyle

    Berks County goes green with first Berks Sustainability Festival July 19

    The host of the Reading Pretzel Festival is bringing the first ever sustainability festival to the residents of Berks County with water bottles, bikes, fresh farm food, drinks and local musical performances.

    Emily Thiel
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