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Boyertown Wellness Council votes for a change in name but not purpose

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  • Baseball

    Boyertown Bear Paws eliminated from state regional tournament

    The Boyertown Bear-Paws completed a successful season last week when they were eliminated from the state regional tournament. The Bear-Paws were 3-2 in the tournament and finished the season with an overall record of 30-6.

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  • General news

    1 pulled from burning truck after four-car crash near Kutztown

    RICHMOND TWP. — A Mohnton man was pulled from his burning pickup truck by a passing motorist after a four-car crash on Route 222 around 1:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

    By Eileen Faust efaust@21st-centurymedia.com |

  • Columnists

    Pickin’ in Pa by Ellen Geisel Time is relative!

    Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Cuckoo. Cuckoo. Bong. Bong. Do you have old clocks in your house? Do you carry an old pocket watch or have an old wristwatch? If you do, then I’m sure you recognize the above sounds. There’s nothing like an old clock! Sometimes the sound of an old clock can be soothing, but other times, they tend to keep us awake at night, especially if they chime every 15 minutes!

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  • Swimming

    Area swimmers compete in Junior Olympics

    Recently, 10 swimmers from the Boyertown swim team qualified and competed in the Junior Olympics at the Glouster County Institute of Technology.

    By Phil Haddad For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Pedal Paddle offers taste of outdoor activities

    POTTSTOWN — First-timers and experienced outdoorsmen alike took advantage of a unique event offered by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area last week.

    By Eileen Faust efaust@pottsmerc.com |

  • General news

    Blue Devils ready to rehearse in Hamburg

    The Blue Devils, a drum and bugle corps part of Drum Corps International, will be bringing their talent to Hamburg as they rehearse at Hamburg Area High School stadium starting July 30.

    Shea Singley
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  • General news

    Community helps build new Perry Elementary Center playground

    “Over the coming years, we can all look with pride upon the playground and say ‘Yeah, I helped with that.’ Give yourself a pat on the back – we could not have done it without you,” said Perry PTO Playground Committee members.

    Shea Singley
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  • General news

    Attendees take a ‘Step Back in Time’ at Berks Heritage Center

    Several hundred people explored early American life at Berks County’s annual “Step Back in Time” Day on Sunday, July 27 at the county’s heritage center property in Bern Township. Sunny skies and heat accompanied attendees as they strolled the grounds – with humidity that made many attendees all the more appreciative of those wearing the layered and hot authentic 19th century costumes for the sake of history. Spectators experienced a taste of the Civil War and 19th century life. The...

    By Mary Himmelberger For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Haag family named 2014 Outstanding Farm Family

    “Community minded, family oriented and always willing to lend a helping hand, hardworking, these attributes describe the Michael Haag family and are the reasons the Ontelaunee Grange supports the Haag’s as this year’s Outstanding Farm Family,” said Karen Mohn as she spoke about this year’s Berks County Outstanding Farm Family at the Reading Fair Awards Banquet on July 23.

    Shea Singley
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  • General news

    Survival fire staring program teaches kids how to start a fire in a survival situation

    The Schuylkill Valley Community Library hosted an evening of survival fire starting for kids presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, July 23.

    By Hilda Hynes For 21st Century Media |

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