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Kutztown Elementary Students, staff perform 1,000 acts of kindness

By Lisa Mitchell|

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  • General news

    Pine Forge Academy receives $1M ransom demand from hacker

    Douglass (Berks) >> State police are conducting an investigation after Pine Forge Academy received an anonymous email threatening the school’s computer system.

    By Marian Dennis mdennis@pottsmerc.com @MarianDennis on Twitter |

  • School boards

    Hamburg Area School District Superintendent’s resignation accepted

    After eight years at the helm, Hamburg Area’s top administrator has decided that it’s time for a change.

    By Arch Kurtz For 21st Century Media |

  • Arts and entertainment

    ReadingFilm presents free screening of Wyomissing High grad’s latest project

    ReadingFilm, a GoGreater Reading program, is pleased to announce the latest in its ever-growing list of free screening premieres of films shot in Greater Reading or by filmmakers with ties to Reading. The upcoming film, American Standard, is both.

    Go Greater Reading |

  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: Christmas confessions, getting caught up in the commotion of the holiday

    I’m caught up in the middle of the hubbub. I’m shopping and frantically looking for the perfect gift for the people I love. I want them to have that WOW moment when they open the package and love what I got them. I don’t want to get my nephew socks and underwear. I want him to think I’m the coolest aunt in the world.

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • General news

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files

    25 Years Ago Dec. 27, 1989 >> Army Captain Thomas Muir, 29, was injured last week in the U.S. invasion of Panama. Captain Muir is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Muir, 100 Club House Drive, Bernville. A bullet pierced Muir’s helmet and struck his face. The serviceman suffered cheek and nose fractures and cuts that required 72 stitches.

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  • Events

    Hamburg area calendar of events

    Recurring Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

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  • Religion

    Hamburg area church calendar

    Salem-Berne United Methodist Church

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  • Arts and entertainment

    Brinton Lodge hosts first Holiday Bizarre Bazaar

    Historic Brinton Lodge hosted their first annual Holiday Bizarre Bazaar which featured local vendors and artists who specialize in unique, handmade, weird, vintage, sexy, esoteric, eco-friendly, and fun crafts, goods, and services. In addition to over 25 vendors, there live entertainment kept the crowd watching as performers took it to the extreme, hammering nails up their noses and putting screwdrivers down their throats.

    By Berks-Mont staff |

  • General news

    Mind Your Body: A Perfect Time for Turning Inward

    Winter has arrived and the nights have grown longer. Along with increased darkness, there is more quietude. As we look around us, we see bare branches. Many plants have gone dormant, there are fewer birds about, and numerous animals hibernate or go into “light hibernation.” During winter we may sense stillness in nature: just think of a time when you have seen a fresh snowfall and felt a hush in the world.

    By Dorian Abel Columnist |

  • Features/People

    Kutztown University Commencement a special day for stroke victim

    This time last year, things were going well for Jennifer Sommers of Stroudsburg, Pa. As a special education pre-K - 8 and elementary education pre-K - 4 major at Kutztown University, she saw the light at the end of the tunnel and looked forward to graduating in the spring alongside her twin brother, Tim Sommers. With her finals completed, she settled in for a normal, relaxing winter break.

    Kutztown University |

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