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Truck crashes at 222 northbound ramp; Driver taken to hospital


Shoey Borough awarded $229K to restore Main Street Bridge

Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) announced a grant that will support a bridge rehabilitation project in Shoemakersville Borough. ...

From Senator David G. Argall’s Office|


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    Kutztown Community Library awarded $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo’s Community Connections Program

    Wells Fargo awarded $1,000 grant to Kutztown Community Library, presenting the check to library representative Joanne Englehart at the a breakfast for grant recipients at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Reading on Oct. 11.

    Submitted by Kutztown Community Library|

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    Topton and Fleetwood each awarded $100,000 state grants for park improvements

    Three Berks County municipalities will receive a total of $1.3 million in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to improve recreation services and transportation along 5th Street Highway.

    From Sen. Schwank’s Office|

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    Area youth compete at State 4-H Horse Show

    More than 700 youth from more than 55 counties participated in 73 performance classes at the 58th annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show held Oct. 27-29 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. There were more than 1600 entries shown by youth who qualified for the show.

    By Jennifer Koller Berks County Extension Educator/4-H|

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    A Look Back in History: Village Creameries Part 2, Trademarked butter molds

    Once a burdensome chore for each family to produce for dinner, the art of making superior butter became a delightful practice, and each neighborhood soon developed butter-making households that had such an expertise at making butter. Their trademarked butter pads, more commonly known as butter molds or butter prints when carved, were sought eagerly by the entire community. Thereby, wood craftsmen carved distinctive wooden butter prints so that each family’s butter mold would have a...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

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    REFLECTIONS: The ever-expanding Christmas season

    Some radio stations, believe it or not, start airing Christmas carols 24/7 right after Halloween.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

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    Welcome to my World: They stopped making clothes for my age group

    I’m upset. I went shopping on Saturday, knowing the stores would have sales. They did. But, in the process of shopping, I found they don’t make clothes for my age group any more.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

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    PennDOT to replace Winding Road bridge in Douglass (Berks)

    DOUGLASS (Berks) >> A $2.1 million project to replace the Winding Road Bridge over Ironstone Creek has been approved.

    Digital First Media|

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    Kutztown businesses recognize Small Business Saturday is more than commerce, it’s about community

    Since 2010, the Saturday immediately following Thanksgiving has been increasingly known as “Small Business Saturday.” Originally conceived and promoted by American Express, the shopping holiday has been embraced by independent shops to highlight the value of patronizing local businesses.

    From Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce|

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    Night of Thanks concert in Topton raises funds for hurricane relief

    On Sunday Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. the Music Ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church, 121 South Home Avenue, Topton will be hosting a special evening concert for hurricane relief in the church sanctuary. Titled A Night of Thanks, the concert focuses on giving thanks for our many blessings. All are welcome, to be inspired by music performances by soloists, church community choir, handbell choir, flute, a brass quartet and timpani.

    By Tina Ehrig Trinity Church|


    Kutztown Community Calendar Nov. 16

    Send events to by Wednesday noon a week prior to publication. Note Kutztown Patriot calendar.


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