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EDITORIAL: A tribute and thank you to Albert Boscov

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  • Columns

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

    Part 2 Franklin Pierce, in 1853, accepted his presidency, but was still in mourning. Just a few months prior to the ceremony, the Pierces lost their 3rd and last child in a railroad accident, that both witnessed. He refrained from swearing his oath on a Bible, due to his religious beliefs. He was the first to affirm his oath and not swear. His 3,319 word speech was entirely from memory.

    By Carole Christman Koch|

  • Opinion

    PERSON TO PERSON – IMPACT: Tension

    Sometimes, the simplest things in life create tension in you. A few days after Christmas I took our car to be serviced at a dealership. On the way, I passed close to the store that sells my favorite donuts. I know I should not have been thinking of this between Christmas and New Year’s when most of us have overeaten or anticipate doing so, but I thought if I could “get away” with a bill of less than $100 for the car, I would stop at the store on the way home for some...

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  • Opinion

    Pen Pals meet under unusual circumstances

    I got to know 96-year-old Mary Jane (Peters) Anderson when I lived in Fleetwood, in the early 1970s. We both attended St. Paul’s UCC Church. It was Mary Jane who took me “under her wing” by getting me involved in church activities. Even when I moved again, Mary Jane and I corresponded some 45 years.

    By Carole Christman Koch|

  • Opinion

    Reflections: January settles over us like a shroud and smothers us

    January, at least to me, is the worst month of the year. Indeed, it’s the ultimate meh month.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Entertainment

    At the Movies with Rodeo’: Kid reviewer gives ‘Fantastic Beasts’ 4 popcorn boxes

    A companion piece to the “Harry Potter” film franchise. Writer Newt Scamander lands in early 1900’s New York, with a suitcase full of creatures in all sizes and shapes endowed with other-worldly powers. Action-adventure and fantasy are set on a collision course when these creatures break loose to make their presence known in the New York of yesteryear. It’s up to Newt to track them down and return them to his suitcase before they can wreak havoc on the...

    Submitted By David Daniels Columnist|

  • Letters

    New Years greeting from Boyertown’s Mayor Deery

    2016 was an exciting and nostalgic year! Boyertown celebrated its 150th birthday with fun and memorable events throughout the year. No snow for the holidays but I am sure 2017 will take care of that!

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  • Columns

    A Look Back: How PA Dutch Are You: Did you eat your good luck pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day?

    This folk practice still creates a yearning, especially among our older folk people and those still appreciative of our heritage and a good, hot Pennsylvania Dutch meal. Many Dutch families over the generations and years never forget this dish on New Year’s Day and eagerly partake in the consumption of pork and sauerkraut. In Berks and Lehigh counties, natives raised and ate a huge quantity of potatoes and cabbage that was also a common and cheap dish eagerly eaten by the farming...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Opinion

    PERSON TO PERSON – IMPACT: Dear Diary - 2016

    It would have been great if someone had engrained in me as a child to keep a diary during my life. No, I wouldn’t have to be a huge success to make it interesting. If nothing else, it might have been something I could leave to my kids in case at a certain point in time they wondered about my thoughts, where I lived, what was involved in my work, my interests, my successes and my failures. I already know it made a huge impact on them when I told them I had to go to summer school for...

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  • Opinion

    Think About It: Farewell, Dear Friends, Farewell

    “Goodbyes are not forever; goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you, until we meet again.” — Anonymous

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  • Food

    Through My Kitchen Window: Baking with children, challenging but fun

    When I think about this column entitled Through My Kitchen Window, I envision people looking through my kitchen window while I bake. I wonder what they would see.

    Lisa Mitchell
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