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Carole Christman Koch: President’s Inauguration firsts, traditions, and more: Part 2

By Carole Christman Koch|

A look back at history The PA Dutch ‘Grossa Schrank’ that brought one million dollars continued

Part 2 Quite often when a home was being built for a young PA Dutch farming couple, cabinet makers like Jacob and John Bieber were also busy designing and making the household furniture that would make their abode a functional and lovin...

By Richard L.T. Orth|

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    PERSON TO PERSON — IMPACT: Elephants on parade

    Did you ever hear of a mother having a 200 pound baby? If you read the title of this column, you would not say: “preposterous”; rather, you would reply: “of course, an elephant.” I don’t know how I became so enamored with elephants. Could it have been the 2,000 word senior theme I wrote in high school, at which time I selected Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus (Ringling Brothers)? Imagine 2,000 words! Many times just two of my columns amount...

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    Hamburg Gallery spotlights high school artists

    Artwork by two dozen Hamburg Area High School students is on display at the Gallery of Hamburg, 335 State Street. Pieces range from paintings and pastel drawings to ceramic pieces and graphic art. The artists, their family and friends gathered with members of the local art community for a reception at the gallery on Thursday, Jan. 19.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

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    Hamburg students volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

    Hamburg Area High School students in the Wood Technology and Home Maintenance and Repair classes have been volunteering with the Habitat for Humanity Berks for the past three years.

    Lisa Mitchell
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    Maloney announces $216,200 for Pedestrian Safety in Birdsboro

    On Jan 10, state Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) announced that a federal grant for $216,200 has been awarded to Birdsboro for sidewalks and ADA-compliant ramps.

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    Hamburg High School musicians Kissinger, Fegley, Freed participate in LVC Honors Band

    Hamburg Area High School musicians Tom Kissinger, trumpet; Trevor Fegley, alto sax; and Brittany Freed, oboe, participated in the Lebanon Valley College Honors Band on Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14. Musicians participated in all-day rehearsal Friday and Saturday. A concert was held on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Blair Music Center, Lebanon Valley College.

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    Hamburg Middle School musicians participate in LVC Bandfest

    Hamburg Area Middle School 6th through 8th grade band students participated in Lebanon Valley College Bandfest on Jan. 12.

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    Alvernia students take part in Presidential Inauguration

    Rebecca Dunst of Reading traveled to Washington, D.C., this January to prepare for the 45th U.S. Presidential Inauguration. Through a partnership with The Washington Center, the students took part in a two-week Inauguration 2017 Academic Seminar program that began Jan. 9 and culminated with the inauguration ceremony for President Donald J. Trump on Friday, Jan. 20. Dunst is studying English at Alvernia.

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    Hamburg sisters win Best of Breed at Farm Show

    Hamburg Area High School Agriculture Science Club members Christianna and her sister Kaitlyn Flaherty showed their rabbits at the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

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    Our Town Foundation presents new Ford Focus to raffle winner

    Wernersville resident, Jerry Bihler, recently was chosen as the winner of a brand new Ford Focus sedan raffled by Our Town Foundation, Hamburg’s non-profit community revitalization organization.

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    Hamburg native Richard Etchberger appointed Utah State University vice provost

    Utah State University Interim Provost Laurens H. Smith announced the appointment to a key position within the university’s academic administration.

    By Eric Warren Utah State Today, www.usu.edu/today|

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