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Chester County Coroner names Gilbertsville boy as French Creek drowning victim

By Marian Dennis mdennis@pottsmerc.com @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |

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    Hamburg Wine & Food Fest helps woman in need, Megan Hickey

    CFF Promotions donated a portion of all proceeds from the Hamburg Wine & Food Fest to help a young woman with multiple health issues.

    By Karen L. Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

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    Family Fun Friday: Today’s virtual treasure hunts encourage outdoor adventures

    We try to make time to do something fun as a family each Friday of the summer. Sometimes, our plans fall through. Other times, the demands of regular life push in, giving us just an hour or two to get away. When that happens, our family turns to a tried and true activity: geocaching.

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

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    First Responders Benefit Car Show benefits Shoemakersville and Port Clinton fire companies

    “The big thing going on with fire companies is that volunteers are dropping,” was the concern of Rudy Arceo, and the inspiration behind the First Responders Benefit Car Show slated for Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Cousin’s Pub, 1360 Pottsville Pike, Shoemakersville. Registration is charged the day of the event. The first 25 vehicles registered will receive a dash plaque.

    By Karen L. Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

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    Local Iron Chef winner David Shefter brings Pa. BBQ Fest Blues, Brews, BBQ’s to Leesport Farmers Market

    Summer. What does it mean to you? Warmer days basking in the sun, spending time outside enjoying all the things we can’t do during the winter. Summer means so much, to so many people, in so many ways, but one thing we all love about summer is a good ole fashioned BBQ. Right?

    Submitted By Leesport Farmers Market |

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    Members celebrate members at Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce’s Shining Star Event on Sept. 24

    The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce announces its second-annual Shining Star Event to be held at the Berkleigh Golf Club, 14623 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Sher

    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce |

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    Chamber News: American Pickers look for antique leads in Pennsylvania

    Lori B. Donofrio-Galley, Executive Director of Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce, received a call from Cineflix that American Pickers will be filming in Pennsylvania and the production company is looking for leads.

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    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce hosts Family Networking Mixer July 23

    Several times a year, in addition to Member Breakfast programs and Making Connections Luncheons, the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce hosts evening mixers for members and guests to socialize and connect with resources in our strong regional business network.

    Northeast Berks Chamber |

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    2015 Hamburg graduate Dana Anderson awarded 2015 Fleetwood Bank Scholarship

    Fleetwood Bank is pleased to announce that Dana N. Anderson, a 2015 Hamburg Area High School graduate, has been awarded the 2015 Fleetwood Bank Scholarship. Dana plans to continue her education at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in Reading. Offered since 2001, the scholarship provides up to $8,000 of tuition assistance.

    Fleetwood Bank |

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Rural Folklife of the early 1900’s as seen by Photographers; H. Winslow Fegley & Amandus Moyer (Part II)

    Unlike Winslow Fegley, Amandus Moyer photographed life in the Oley Hills, around Fredericksville and the tavern at Landis Store, where frontier farmers lived more in seclusion. But being a very popular visitor at the Lobachsville Tavern and general store partly due to the curiosity driving his new automobile, he did fancy photographing good looking horses and their drivers, whether they drove a one-horse buggy or a team of horses. Since his farm was along Hoch’s corner where the...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Opinion

    From Arthur’s Policy Desk: The President and the Power of Faith Through Grace

    On June 26th, President Obama, gave a eulogy for State Senator Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in his own church building, along with eight other African Americans, by a white man who had just finished worshiping with them in a bible study group. Of the Black Church, the President said, “Over the course of centuries, black churches served as “hush harbors” where slaves could worship in safety; praise houses where their free descendants could gather and shout...

    By Dr. Arthur Garrison Columnist |

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