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Letter to the Editor: Support of the Willow Street Project

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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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  • Opinion

    Perfect Pear Pie Recipe

    Despite her flagrant act of trespassing, I greatly admire Goldilocks. After all, being particular and finding something that is unequivocally “just right” takes perseverance. I searched for two years to find

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  • Opinion

    Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: ‘Locke’: Driving through life’s decisions

    Taking place almost exclusively within the confines of a moving vehicle, “Locke” is the kind of film that one might think was adapted for the screen after a successful stage run. To learn that such was not the case -- that the film’s pressure-cooker style was conceived deliberately with cinematic purposes in mind -- makes it an even more impressive accomplishment. Tom Hardy is the central performer, working with only a handful of props and a few co-stars who are only heard as voices on a...

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  • Columns

    Up to Speed with David Barr: Allmendinger claims first win at the Glen

    Hello readers, Recent history at the Glen suggested that fans were in for a treat and the drivers didn’t disappoint on Sunday. Marcos Ambrose and AJ Allmendinger, the two drivers who were putting all their eggs into the road-course basket as far as winning there in order to punch their ticket to the Chase were the ones up front all day fighting for the win. Allmendinger took the lead on a restart with 30 laps to go and held it for the remainder of the day. Ambrose gave Allmendinger...

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  • General news

    A Slice of Life: Zucchini Cake that is no joke

    Once they start “coming-in” there’s no stopping them. Zucchini that is. Anyone who has ever grown zucchini knows that once they start it’s only a matter of time until you are inundated with them. Years ago I remember reading a story about a town that used the proliferation of their garden-grown zucchini to engage in a month-long town-wide prank in which the residents would leave piles of them on each other’s doorsteps or other inconvenient places each evening. Taking this idea to heart,...

    By Felicia Fisher For 21st Century Media |

  • Opinion

    Up to Speed with David Barr: Earnhardt Jr. breaks out the broom at Pocono

    Hello readers, For the second time this year at Pocono, it was Dale Earnhardt, Jr. celebrating in Victory Lane. Unlike June where he took advantage of Brad Keselowski trying to save his engine to pass Keselowski and score the win, Earnhard, Jr. needed no assistance on Sunday. Earnhardt, Jr. had one of the dominant cars of the day this time around. His crew chief, Steve Letarte, played the pit stop strategy perfectly and Earnhardt, Jr. had enough car to charge through the field and...

    By David Barr For 21st Century Media |

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