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By Robert Wood Columnist |

The Historian: Clothing the family

During the 18th and first half of the 19th centuries, clothing the family was no small undertaking to the already burdened farm wife. Added to that was the job of providing fabric for such things as bed sheets, ticking, pillow cases, hand towels and ...

By Robert Wood Columnist |

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  • Opinion

    PERSON TO PERSON – IMPACT: Pat Long makes it good for customers & employees!

    Welcome to Christmas in July! For you planners and procrastinators, this is a reminder that we are over half-way to Christmas 2015.

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • Letters

    Letter to the Editor to Boyertown community from ACS staff partner re: ‘Relaying through the rain’

    To the Boyertown Community: As a staff partner with the American Cancer Society, I have been blessed to work with many communities as they raise money to support local cancer patients and fund cancer research. I have never been as proud as I was of the Boyertown volunteers and participants who took part in the Relay For Life of Boyertown on June 27-28.

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  • Opinion

    From Arthur’s Policy Desk: Presidential Reflections on America, Race and History

    On June 22nd, President Obama, while being interviewed on a local radio show, commented on the issue of race in America and said, “what is also true is that the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives - you know, that casts a long shadow. And that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on. We’re not cured of it. Racism. We are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say...

    By Dr. Arthur Garrison Columnist |

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Dr. Peter Bertolet’s invaluable writings of the 1800s

    When I began writing of Oley Valley’s rich history last year for a volume picking up where Phil Pendleton left off in his 1994 publication, I gathered as much literature as possible, and began to read all I could of the amazing history the Oley Valley offered, most of which had become very valuable, out of print publications. Luckily, some of which had been re-printed at a fraction of the cost the last couple decades, and paralleled nicely with the rare Moyer and Fegley photos...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Opinion

    On the Record with Carol: “Watch your Toes”

    For those of you who follow my column you might remember that I call my grandchildren the ‘farmers ‘& the ‘entertainers’.

    By Carol Quaintance For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Opinion

    PERSON TO PERSON – IMPACT: When “Faith” came to live with us

    When my brother and his family visited us about 12 years ago from Vermont, our niece, Becca, for some reason thought my wife really liked pink flamingos. Therefore, she gave the above flamingo to her and shortly after the flamingo was graced with the name Faith.

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: A Most Interesting Diary

    A most interesting diary has come to light. Found by historian Nancy Roan, it was created by Norristown resident Mary Markley Boyer from 1839-1845. Diaries and journals, called “primary source documents,” are the gold standard in historical research. They are usually to be trusted above all other sources. There are few local primary source documents with an early date such as this one.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Rural Folklife of the early 1900’s as seen by Photographers; H. Winslow Fegley & Amandus Moyer (Part II)

    Unlike Winslow Fegley, Amandus Moyer photographed life in the Oley Hills, around Fredericksville and the tavern at Landis Store, where frontier farmers lived more in seclusion. But being a very popular visitor at the Lobachsville Tavern and general store partly due to the curiosity driving his new automobile, he did fancy photographing good looking horses and their drivers, whether they drove a one-horse buggy or a team of horses. Since his farm was along Hoch’s corner where the...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Opinion

    From Arthur’s Policy Desk: The President and the Power of Faith Through Grace

    On June 26th, President Obama, gave a eulogy for State Senator Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in his own church building, along with eight other African Americans, by a white man who had just finished worshiping with them in a bible study group. Of the Black Church, the President said, “Over the course of centuries, black churches served as “hush harbors” where slaves could worship in safety; praise houses where their free descendants could gather and shout...

    By Dr. Arthur Garrison Columnist |

  • Opinion

    PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: Part #2 of Singin’ in the Rain

    Several decades ago I went to have some dental work done and the dentist gave me Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) for my first and only time. My wife, Barb, was to pick me up but was a little late. As I walked out of the office, I found it was raining so I stood in the rain whistling as I waited. It reminded me of Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain as he kissed his girl under cover in front of her residence and danced and sang as he strolled down the street in just his business suit...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

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