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A Look Back in History — To Allemangel and Westward: Travels by a PA Dutch Conestoga Wagon …

By Richard L.T. Orth|

Letter to the Editor: DEP report does not address many Kutztown Quarry issues

Dear Editor: I am very disappointed with the response I received from the Department of Environmental Protection regarding the proposed permit revision requested by New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. for the Kutztown Quarry. Those of us w...

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    A Look Back in History: Helping the community with PA Dutch cuisine

    With a number of the senior citizen cooks who have backed our local fire company kitchens retiring from civic organizations, we can only hope they have past their recipes down to their daughters and other kin. Traditional PA Dutch menus, which were once popular in the Dutch Country, have gone by the wayside. Coupled with how our early culinary ethnicity has been replaced by fast food chains, catering and convenient more to younger generations in rush rush times. But of all the community...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Opinion

    OPINION: Texting drivers and slow drivers should be punished as harshly as drunk drivers

    We all encounter those foolish folks who combine driving and texting with the multitasking skills of a dairy cow. Their distracted driving is shakier than the lead singer in a rumba band.

    By Mike Zielinski Guest columnist|

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    Person to Person: Precious In His Sight — Bill Montgomery

    In September I wrote two articles about the life of Bill Montgomery entitled “Treasurers Among Us”. In October, Barb and I attended Bill’s memorial service. After sweet memories and songs presented by members of Bill’s family and friends, an extraordinary talk was given by one of his friends. It moved me so much that I asked permission of the family and the speaker to share a summary of that speech with you. Following are the main points of the speech.

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  • Opinion

    Think about it: The Phenomenon of the Ring

    “Of all the passions, the passion of the Inner Ring is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things.” — C.S. Lewis

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  • Opinion

    person to person — impact A Big Thanks to All Veterans

    Dear Reader: Although this article concentrates on the war in Vietnam and the troops that served during that era, I am using those troops as an example because this is the period in which I served (albeit my service was easy during this time, as I have mentioned previously). Please don’t take this column as just thanking Vietnam veterans but all veterans and their relatives and friends: those who gave their lives, those who came home but were injured and those who were lucky enough...

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  • Opinion

    The Historian: More about cabbage

    It’s safe to say that in bygone years everyone who had a little ground cultivated a vegetable garden. Not only country folk, but many town dwellers had a fenced back yard garden, often a chicken pen, and maybe even a pig or two.

    By Robert Wood|

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    welcome to my world: Pennsylvania’s ‘Greene Country’

    “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer “I think that I shall never see

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Think about it: The cut flower culture

    “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”— Peter Drucker

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  • Columnists

    Time is the most precious commodity of all

    I’m sure I’m not the only one among us who has noticed that times flies.

    By Mike Zielinski Guest columnist|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: The Warmth and Charm in Georgian Architecture

    In a very attractive Georgian mansion, the stone mason will not just simply lay up the stone helter-skelter, but select large stones for the corners known as quoins. The 1808 Spang, 1805 Hunter, and 1815 Reiff mansions of the Oley Valley have fine quoins in their corners that make the structures imposing, as many others. Although most keystones, another feature if Georgian architecture, are in wood, there are a few mansions in the area with stone lintels and stone keystones. When...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

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