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Donation of $1,200 from Tompkins VIST Bank for upcoming exhibition at Studio B

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Ave. in Boyertown, announces a donation of $1,200 from Tompkins VIST Bank toward sponsorship of the studio’s annual exhibit celebrating the area’s agricultural roots. ...

From Emily A. Branch|


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    Kutztown junior’s collection drive benefits Safe Berks

    Kutztown Area High School junior Rachel Rabenold, 16, collected 82 new and gently used hoodies for residents and clients of Safe Berks. She partnered with ARCpoint Labs, who organized Hoodies for the Holidays for Safe Berks.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Brandywine Heights students dance to raise funds for field trips, assemblies

    Shrills of enjoyment filled the air at the Brandywine Heights Elementary Dance-a-Thon on Jan. 12 to raise money for the PTC for field trips and assemblies. The PTC provides this financial support to kindergarten through fifth grade.

    By Ethan Strause Brandywine Heights student reporter|

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    Boyertown Burial Casket Company placed in the National Register of Historic Places

    Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) is pleased to share that the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) announced that the Boyertown Burial Casket Company, located in East Greenville, has been placed in the National Register of Historical Places on Dec. 21, 2017.

    From Sen. Bob Mensch’s Office|

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    Winter gardening series jump starts the garden season

    Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are offering a Winter Gardening Series of how-to topics for area gardeners on four consecutive Thursday evenings in February and March at the Berks County Agricultural Center in Bern Township. All classes will be held in the Berks County Ag Center Auditorium from 7-9 p.m.

    From Penn State Extension|

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    Berks County Parks & Rec host Canals Program, volunteer info meeting

    The Berks County Parks and Recreation Department will be showing the PBS documentary “Of Mules & Men: The story of the Canals of Pennsylvania” on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center at the Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township.

    From Berks Parks & Recreation|

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    Berks Parks offers Fly Tying Classes

    The Berks County Parks and Recreation Department will partner with the Berks County Fly Tyers to present a six-week session of beginner fly tying classes, starting March 6, at the Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township.

    From Berks County Parks and Recreation Department|

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    Berks County students invited to share thoughts about farming in Ag essay, video contest

    State Sen. Judy Schwank, Berks Country and the Berks Agricultural Resource Network invite Berks County students to share their thoughts about farming in an essay and video contest celebrating National Ag Day. The day reminds people where their food comes from and the contribution agriculture makes to their everyday lives.

    From Sen. Schwank’s Office|

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    Berks County 4-H Horse Club Banquet

    The Berks County 4-H Horse Members held their horse banquet recently and were recognized for their participation and achievements in the horse program for 2017.

    From Tyndra Blimline|

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    First Reformed Church hosts 1st annual Chili Cook-Off

    First Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ (First Church) at 76 S. Third St. in Hamburg held its First Annual Chili Cook-off on Jan. 21.

    By Ruth Zerr First Reformed Church |

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    Graffiti vandal strikes Kutztown

    Kutztown Borough Police seek the community’s assistance in identifying a person who has been spraying his “art” all over Kutztown on vehicles, houses, garages and dumpsters.

    Lisa Mitchell

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