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Reflections: Waiting for a cancer cure is like waiting for Godot

By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

Carole Christman Koch: President’s Inauguration firsts, traditions, and more: Part 2

Part 2 Franklin Pierce, in 1853, accepted his presidency, but was still in mourning. Just a few months prior to the ceremony, the Pierces lost their 3rd and last child in a railroad accident, that both witnessed. He refrained from swearing his...

By Carole Christman Koch|


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    Historic farm society hosts annual ice harvesting event in Virginville Feb. 11

    The Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host a presentation of Pennsylvania German ice harvesting at 2 p.m. on Feb. 11 at their historic farm located outside Virginville.

    By Ned Dresher Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society|

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    Driver, 30, killed in roll-over crash in Richmond Twp. field

    Fleetwood resident Roderick Kendricks, Jr., 30, was killed after losing control of his vehicle, which was discovered rolled over in a field in Richmond Township on Jan. 22.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Fleetwood recognizes January Students of the Month

    Fleetwood Area High School recognizes January Students of the Month, Trevoun Wilder and Morgan Weidemoyer.

    Fleetwood High School|

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    Kutztown artist Marilyn Fox shows paintings at Kutztown Library

    The paintings at the library include many small works and larger works of florals and still lifes. Several paintings are views that include Kutztown and surrounding areas, and others that include views of lily ponds. The artist will donate 10 percent of any sales to the library.

    Active in the art scene for decades, as an artist, art writer, curator, and supporter, Marilyn J. Fox, Kutztown, will be showing and selling paintings|

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    Union Township added to spotted lanternfly quarantine list

    Union and Robeson townships, as well as the borough of Birdsboro, are among the newest municipalities added to Pennsylvania’s spotted lanternfly quarantine list.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

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    Driver, 18, swerves to avoid deer, rolls vehicle in Penn Township

    A vehicle rolled over and struck several trees after the driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer in the roadway on Jan. 21. The driver was not injured.

    Lisa Mitchell


    Crystal Cave partners with Reading Public Museum for Hot Wheels: Race To Win

    Buckle up and race over to the Reading Public Museum to check out the latest exhibit, Hot Wheels: Race to Win. This new family exhibit will get you revved up with immersive activities for three generations of Hot Wheels fans. Hot Wheels: Race to Win made a pit stop on Jan. 21, and will be on display through April 25.

    Reading Public Museum|

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    A look back at history The PA Dutch ‘Grossa Schrank’ that brought one million dollars continued

    Part 2 Quite often when a home was being built for a young PA Dutch farming couple, cabinet makers like Jacob and John Bieber were also busy designing and making the household furniture that would make their abode a functional and loving home. Parents sometimes assisted the newlyweds in building (or buying) furniture which represented the love and respect of their ethnic clan. Thus, master cabinetmakers in Colonial times prided themselves in creating unusual works of art that...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

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    Federal Reserve of Philly speaker presents positive economic forecast to Northeast Berks Chamber

    Ryo Tashiro, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, presented an optimistic economic forecast to Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce members on Jan. 20.

    By Laura E. Quain For Digital First Media|

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    Hamburg Gallery spotlights high school artists

    Artwork by two dozen Hamburg Area High School students is on display at the Gallery of Hamburg, 335 State Street. Pieces range from paintings and pastel drawings to ceramic pieces and graphic art. The artists, their family and friends gathered with members of the local art community for a reception at the gallery on Thursday, Jan. 19.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

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