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  • Opinion

    On The Record with Carol: The Wolf’s at the Door

    Monday, Aug. 19, President Barack Obama urged the Iraqis to unite because ‘the wolf’s at the door’ and the U.S. air strikes can only accomplish so much, http://www.ndtv.com.

    By Carol Quaintance For 21st Century Media quaintancecarol@gmail.com |

  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: Get your ice bucket ready for a very worthy cause

    The world is not without worthwhile opportunities to be charitable is it? Every day we see commercials and receive solicitations in our mail box for various noble causes, all seeking donations to promote their cause or fund a cure. Sometimes we can roll our eyes and become desensitized to the next bandwagon that comes by because we have been hit up so many times for some many causes. That’s how the “Ice Bucket Challenge” frenzy sweeping the Facebook world kind of left me feeling, at least in...

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: My son, a tinker-of-all-trades

    My son, Kevin, the only boy in a family of four children, was a tinker-of-all-trades. When he was around 11 years old, I was a divorced Mom living in a modular home on my brother’s land. I also worked as a bookkeeper for my brother’s sanitation business.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Under-rated superhero sequel swings onto home video

    Like any number of recent big-budget movies – particularly those of the superhero/sequel variety – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” bites off more than it can properly chew, with too many underdeveloped antagonists and frequently on-the-nose dialogue that makes the mistake of speaking directly to the themes at play. Such are the tangible, easily forgivable problems in what was otherwise one of the stronger releases of the summer season, especially surprising after the uninspired reboot that...

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  • Columns

    Up to Speed with David Barr: Restart of Gordon’s life part 2

    Hello readers, Under the threat of cloudy skies and rain, Jeff Gordon proved that the Drive for Five is still alive and well with a convincing win at Michigan. Gordon started on the pole and led the second-most laps on the day, but he had to fend off the likes of Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Paul Menard, and teammate Dale Earnhardt, Jr. late in the day to pick up the win. Kurt Busch was in contention for the win until he got loose off turn two on a late restart and hit the wall hard...

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  • Columns

    The Historian by Robert Wood: Inns and Taverns of Swamp, New Hanover, part 3

    For three days in September of 1777 the American army, about 8,000 strong, was camped in New Hanover principally in the long valley lying between Fagleysville Hill and Rosenberry Road but also extending south to Sanatoga and east to Schwenksville.

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  • Opinion

    Mind Your Body: Yoga for Emotional Calmness

    Who doesn’t want more peace in their lives? Now that most of us are plugged in most of the time, we are inundated with information—personal, community-wide, national, and international. There is too much to process and too little time in which to do it. And much of what we call “news” is distressing and overwhelming. It is hard to find a place of peace within.

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  • Opinion

    Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Thriller ‘Blue Ruin’ is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray

    “Blue Ruin” is a prismatically efficient thriller, as daring for its unforgiving violence as its refusal to cater to audience expectations. Take an early sequence, for example (one that will remind many of the similarly tightly-wound “No Country for Old Men”): having suffered a serious injury, the main character, Dwight (Macon Blair), stops at a pharmacy for the tools needed to perform a makeshift surgery -- something he proves entirely unqualified for. This scene, and the wince-inducing one...

    By Robert Humanick For 21st Century Media |

  • Letters

    Letter to The Editor: Bicentennial celebration should include an evaluation of well being of our ‘Most Agreeable Town’

    Dear Editor, As we prepare for the Borough of Kutztown’s bicentennial celebration, we all look forward to celebrating the hard work and commitment of the many men and women who built our town and who nurtured the growth of a self-sufficient family-centered rural community.

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  • Letters

    Letter to the Editor: Silk Mill Project - Another Point Of View

    Dear Editor, I am very much in favor of the Silk Project that is being proposed for Willow Street in Kutztown.

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