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Cool apps that help you get in touch with the environment

By E, The Environmental Magazine |

The jocund company of daffodils

Daffodil season lasts about a month, give or take. This is good, because daffodils have a way of mesmerizing gardeners. ...

By Adrian Higgins The Washington Post |

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  • Fires

    District Township fire destroys building

    On Thursday April 17, firefighters from Berks County fought a garage fire on Merkle Road in District Township on Thursday afternoon. The first call came in at 1:18 p.m.

    From Eastern Berks Fire Dept |

  • Columnists

    A Look Back in History: Verna Seagreaves’ vibrant watercolors live on: Part I

    Following the success of my first feature article published by the Berks County Historical Society, they asked me to set up an exhibit of James Christian Seagreaves pottery in the fall of that year in their museum gallery. The late redware potter article commanded such an outpouring of interest and curiosity, Mr. Shaner, our Director, and I decided it was apropos or imperative that I include water color paintings by Jimmy’s wife Verna A. Seagreaves as a back drop.

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  • Lifestyle

    Cool apps that help you get in touch with the environment

    Dear EarthTalk: What are some cool apps that work with a mobile phone that can help me get in better touch with the environment?

    By E, The Environmental Magazine |

  • Columnists

    What’s Cooking with Linda: A favorite to serve, again and again

    Darlene Qualio, Fleetwood, serves this at a recipe group gathering. Since then, several group members have made it again and again for their own families. It’s a FAVORITE!

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  • Lifestyle

    A front-yard garden gets squared away

    Soil is everything. That’s one thing my brother-in-law, Peter, succeeded in pounding into my head during my year of helping him and my sister grow their own food on their homestead in Maine. So when I bought my Washington townhouse last December and started dreaming of the vegetables I’d grow in the 150-square-foot front yard, I knew the first thing I needed to do was to start improving the dirt.

    By Joe Yonan The Washington Post |

  • Features/People

    The jocund company of daffodils

    Daffodil season lasts about a month, give or take. This is good, because daffodils have a way of mesmerizing gardeners.

    By Adrian Higgins The Washington Post |

  • Arts and entertainment

    Douglassville resident to compete in 2014 Miss. Jr. Pre­Teen Allentown/Harrisburg pageant

    Nadine Dinnocenti, Douglassville, was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss. Jr. Pre­Teen Allentown/Harrisburg pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, May 11. 

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  • Features/People

    Rotary Student of Month: Haley Bailey, Kutztown senior

    Kutztown Area High School senior Haley Bailey was honored April 2 as the Kutztown Rotary Student of the Month in ceremonies at the Kutztown Tavern.

    By Reno Unger Kutztown Rotary |

  • General news

    Downed pole leaves Amity residents without power

    Township police and area fire companies were busy the morning of Thursday, April 17 attending to two crashes on busy thoroughfares.

    By Caroline Sweeney For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Giant in Maxatawny donates more than 150 hams to Friend’s food pantry in Kutztown for Easter

    Giant in Maxatawny Township donated more than 150 of its own brand hams to Friend Inc. Food Pantry on April 15 as part of the store’s annual “Bag Hunger with Hams” giveaway.

    By Jake Austin For 21st Century Media |

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