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Community wishes Hamburg Salvation Army Happy 1st Birthday

By Lisa Mitchell|

Hunger advocate tells Honey Brook Food Pantry Dinner attendees to get angry about hunger

“Get angry at hunger!” The featured speaker of the Honey Brook Food Pantry’s 2nd Annual Dinner told attendees to get angry about hunger and become hunger heroes. ...

By Carol Quaintance For Digital First Media|


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    Sell out crowd: More than 300 attend Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods event in Shoey

    A sell out crowd of 311 people came out for the Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods event held at the Shoemakersville Fire Company on April 21.


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    Leesport residents outraged by delayed Wall Street Bridge project

    The October closing of Leesport’s Wall Street Bridge caused many commuting inconveniences. When news spread that the construction project was extended six months beyond the original competition date of December 2018, borough officials and residents were outraged and wanted answers.

    By David J. Reimer Sr. Leesport Borough Council|

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    Minor injuries reported after collision flips van onto side in Richmond Township Friday

    A car collided with the side of a van, flipping the van on its side and trapping the driver inside in Richmond Township at 7:38 a.m. on Friday, April 20.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Massive fire destroys garage, classic cars in Douglass (Berks)

    DOUGLASS (BERKS) >> A multi-alarm fire destroyed a steel commercial building and its contents at 56 Edge Hill Road Saturday afternoon.

    By Tony Phyrillas @tonyphyrillas on Twitter|

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    Montco commissioners go on the road Monday in Pottstown

    For the sixth year in a row, the Montgomery County Commissioners are taking their message on the road. Constituents are encouraged to attend a “Conversations with the Commissioners” event to discuss issues important in their communities.

    Digital First Media|

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    Berks History Center presented Achievement Award from PA Museums

    On April 16, the Berks History Center accepted an Institutional Achievement Award from PA Museums, Pennsylvania’s statewide trade association serving museum professionals and institutions, at PA Museum’s Annual Conference in State College, PA.

    From Berks History Center|

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

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

    From Sen. Schwank’s Office|

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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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