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Berks County Outdoor Sports Person of the Year awarded for clean up efforts at Kaercher Creek

By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

Library Peep Show showcases all things chicken at Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library

Are you a fan of chick lit? Was the chicken in Moana your favorite character? If Chicken Little saw our library, would he say ‘the sky is falling’? The Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library invites you to stop in between April 25 and May...

From Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library|


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    Girl Scouts learn important babysitting skills

    The Boyertown Service Unit of Girl Scouts of Eastern PA held a Super Sitter event on Saturday, April 14, at St. Columbkill’s Roman Catholic Church in Boyertown. Forty six girls, under the leadership of Mary Flanagan, R.N., learned very important life-saving skills.

    From Sharon Smith|

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    Brownie Troop 1759 shows off their spring hats

    Brownie Troop #1759 celebrated the arrival of spring by decorating hats. Each girl created her own design. The troop then interrupted a BACA (Boyertown Area Choral Association) rehearsal and paraded through the Sanctuary at Good Shepherd UCC in Boyertown to show off their hats. The girls also paraded around the block.

    From Sharon Smith|

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    Boyertown Area Choral Association presents noteworthy tunes from the movies

    The Boyertown Area Choral Association went to the movies to draw inspiration for the start of its 28th season. “Movie Tunes: Songs Made Famous through Film from the 1930s to the Present” is the theme for this year’s spring concerts. On Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. the chorus will sing at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S. Main Street, Bechtelsville. The concert in Boyertown will be held the following week on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. at The Good Shepherd United Church of...

    From Allison Kelly|

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    Local dog and owner representing USA in agility championships in Italy

    Local dog agility competitor Linda Womer, of Gilbertsville, and her Papillon, Frenzi, are in Milan, Italy, to represent the United States at the 2018 IFCS World Agility Championships. The event takes place April 25 to 29 and is hosted by the International Federation of Cynological Sports (IFCS) with the help of their Italian affiliate Federazione Italiana Sport Cinofili (FISC).

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    Times & SBN Community Calendar April 26

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    Fleetwood FBLA wins Outstanding Chapter Award

    ecently 35 members from the Fleetwood Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America attended the 2018 State Leadership Conference held in Hershey. At the conference the Fleetwood Chapter was recognized as an Outstanding Chapter for the 2017 – 2018 school year.

    By Kelly Ackerman Fleetwood High School|

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    Julie Stark, Keith Haring named 2018 Distinguished Alumni of Year

    Kutztown Area School District Education Foundation announce the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Julie Stark and the late Keith Haring. They will be honored at a reception at Moselem Springs Country Club on June 5, 5 to 7 p.m. Stark will also deliver the commencement address to Kutztown Area High School’s graduating class of 2018 on June 8.

    From Kutztown Education Foundation|

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    Library supporters fill Wine & Stein fundraising event

    Brandywine Community Library hosted its annual community fundraiser, with a new name, Wine and Stein, on April 14 at the Henry Auditorium located on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    William Macmillan wins 2018 Mr. Brandywine

    William Macmillan won the title 2018 Mr. Brandywine during the Brandywine Heights High School’s annual Mr. Brandywine pageant held in March.

    By Ethan Strause Brandywine Heights freshman|

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    Vulakovich, Schwank introduce sextortion legislation to criminalize the coercion of sexual conduct

    Senators Randy Vulakovich (R-38) and Judy Schwank (D-11) have introduced legislation that aims to criminalize the coercion of sexual conduct.

    From Sen. Schwank’s Office|

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