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Hamburg making the most of Pa. Legion’s first ‘Division 2’ postseason

By Jeff Dewees For Digital First Media|

Nickelback brings tour to BB&T Pavilion, Hersheypark Stadium

Nickelback takes it on the chin quite a bit, whether it’s petition drives to keep it from playing at football game halftimes or, most recently, from fellow rocker Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour. ...

By Gary Graff, @GraffonMusic on Twitter|


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    Auto Zone conditionally approved for Route 422 in Amity

    The Amity Township Board of Supervisors unanimously granted conditional final approval on July 19 to developers of a new Auto Zone planned for Route 422 in Douglassville.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

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    Amity Police investigate thefts from mailboxes

    AMITY >> Amity Police are conducting an investigation after a mail theft was reported on July 4.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

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    Summer fun curbs summer slide at Schuylkill Valley Teachers In The Parks

    Summertime, and the learning is easy for students enrolled in Schuylkill Valley Elementary School’s “Teachers In The Parks” program.

    By Anne Ostrowski For Digital First Media|

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    Roller Derby Rockstars will host kickoff of blood drive series tour in Lower Pottsgrove

    LOWER POTTSGROVE >> Roller derby players have been sustaining bloody injuries for as long as the contact sport has been around, but now, it’s the public’s turn to shed some blood in a lot less painful way and for a good cause. The Roller Derby Rockstars will be holding a blood drive next week to kickoff the “Make ’Em Bleed” roller derby blood drive series in partnership with the

    By Michael Sneff|

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    PASSHE consultant provides final report

    The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) July 21 delivered its final report on the strategic review of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education—a report commissioned by Chancellor Frank T. Brogan and the Board of Governors.

    From Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education|

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    Wendy’s hosts grand opening in Hamburg

    Wendy’s held the Grand Opening for its new restaurant at 15 Dave’s Way, Hamburg, on July 15.

    Submitted by Wendy’s|

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    The Fabulous Greaseband takes stage at Kutztown Park

    This Saturday evening, July 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Borough of Kutztown’s 2017 Concert Series in the Park continues with the performance of The Fabulous Greaseband.

    By John Schmoyer Kutztown Recreation Director|

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    REFLECTIONS: We aren’t shaken by killer quakes in Berks, but are we rattled by cellphones?

    If we all lived forever, do you realize how difficult it would be to get a decent tee time or dinner reservations at a reasonable hour?

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

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    A LOOK BACK IN HISTORY: Cider presses in our Dutch Country

    There were two basic types of cider presses in this apple pressing industry. The first was the two-screw press, which is built much like an old-fashioned book press. In this method, a wooden beam (about 12 feet long), threaded at both ends, is lowered vertically by two 8-foot-high wooden screws. As the beam descends, a stationary platform upon which the apples are matted has pressure forced upon it. By means of blocking stacked directly under said beam, a press of this size is usually about...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

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    WELCOME TO MY WORLD: Autograph books, then and now

    If you were a teenager in the ’50s, you probably had an autograph book. It was a 4-by-6-inch leather booklet, the cover reading “Autographs” printed in gold, with blank pages inside. In this booklet, which girls mainly kept, we’d ask our friends and family to sign. Some added a silly verse, such as, “Some write for pleasure, Some write for fame, But all I can do, Is write my name.” Others might write a personal note, like, “To my best friend,...

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

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