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Pennsylvania preserves 5,000th farm

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture |

Master Gardeners of Berks host plant sale with a difference

Penn State Master Gardeners of Berks County will hold their annual fall plant sale on Friday, Sept. 9, from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale is held at the Berks County Agricultural Center, County Welfare Road, Be...

Penn State Extension |


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    1st Day of School

    Kutztown Elementary School welcomed students back to school on Aug. 29.


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    Changes proposed for Garey Road, Union Twp

    Union Township supervisors, Garey Road residents, and James Harris, superintendent of the Daniel Boone School District, are recommending changes to Garey Road that they say will protect residents on the road.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

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    33rd annual Lyons Fiddle Festival anticipated to attract 3,000 music lovers

    What first began in 1983 with a budget of $300, a borrowed hay wagon, homemade food, and some of the finest fiddling, has now grown to an average of 3,000 music lovers.

    By Roxanne Richardson Lyons Fiddle Festival Committee|

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    Prepare healthful, nutritious back-to-school lunches

    It’s that time of year again. Fading are the days of summer vacation fun and on the horizon are parent-teacher conferences, homework and packed school lunches.

    By Michilea Patterson @MichileaP on Twitter|

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    1915 Pullman Speedster comes to Boyertown Museum

    The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is always excited to welcome a new piece of Pennsylvania’s transportation history into its collection.


  • Entertainment

    Studio B announces ‘Transitory Collective’ exhibit

    “Transitory Collective,” a show of woodcut and linoleum prints by 11 local artists known for their work in other disciplines, is coming to Studio B in Boyertown. The exhibit from their first print exchange opens Thursday, Sept. 1, 5-8:00 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Sept. 11.

    Studio B|

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    Phillie Phanatic visits The Heritage of Green Hills

    Phanatic, official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies, recently visited The Heritage of Green Hills in Shillington to celebrate National Relaxation Day. Heritage residents, family and friends enjoyed the Phanatic’s antics as well as a beach party picnic and ice cream.


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    Boyertown’s 51st Duryea Day set for Saturday

    With Labor Weekend comes Duryea Day in Boyertown.

    Rebecca Blanchard

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    U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts looks back on 44 years in office

    EAST MARLBOROUGH >> For Congressman Joe Pitts, his political career began simply with some cardboard posters and a couple of two-by-fours. That’s how he recalled his first successful campaign to fill the about-to-be-vacated 158th seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1972.

    By Chris Barber|

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    Possible strike could close PASSHE universities

    Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties union members welcomed Kutztown University students back to campus during Move-In Day Aug. 27, handing out a letter to students and parents about a possible faculty strike.

    Lisa Mitchell

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