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Officials, DEP, police meet to discuss solutions for ‘The Rock’

By Lisa Mitchell|

Two straight for Tim Buckwalter in Action Track SpeedSTRs

Kutztown >> It’s a good bet that Tim Buckwalter is not looking forward to the end of the 2016 racing season. ...

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    Steve Moyer Subaru to partner with Opportunity House for Pop Up OppShop fundraiser

    Steve Moyer Subaru has joined forces with Opportunity House to host the OppShop Pop Up sale. All clothes, shoes, accessories and housewares will be only $1, with books at two for $1. There will also be a variety of furniture for great prices. The event will take place just behind the main dealership building at 201 S. Centre Avenue in Leesport, on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be a preview on Friday, Aug. 5 from 4-8 p.m.

    Steve Moyer Subaru |

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    Shoemakersville Lions Club names ‘Citizen of the Year’

    Shilpa L. Moser was awarded the honor of being chosen and presented with a plaque as the “Citizen of the Year” by the Shoemakersville Area Lions Club. The presentation was made by Immediate Past President Lion James W. Seifert at the Annual Carnival of the Shoemakersviille Area Lions Club that was held on July 22 and 23 at the Shoemakersville Park. Mrs. Moser is greatly involved in the Shoemakersville Recreation Board, especially involved with the activities at the...


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    Volunteer reading tutors need for Ready.Set.READ! Program

    Help make a difference in a child’s life! Volunteers are needed to tutor second grade students who are struggling with reading in the Hamburg and Kutztown Elementary Schools. No previous teaching experience is required. This opportunity is for anyone interested in volunteering weekly for one hour.

    United Way Berks County |

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    Frystown Lions Club inducts two new members

    Frystown Lions Club has grown by two new members. Inducted at the club’s recent meeting were Betty Zerbe and Keirstan Edris. Doing the honors was PDG Bob Argot, currently president of the Shartlesville Lions Club. The candles were used to tell the story of Lionism as well as detail the duties of a Lions member to serve club, community, country and the world. Anyone wishing more information about the Frystown Lions Club can call club president Dennis Zerbe at 717-933-4801 or club...


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    LIVE: Hillary Clinton visits business in Hatfield

    A day after becoming the first woman to accept the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton will be in Hatfield, Montgomery County, this afternoon and we will be right there with here. Check in our live coverage above for all the inside scoop from Kathleeen E. Carey (@dtbusiness on Twitter) and Rick Kauffman (@Kauffee_DT) as they tour the K’Nex plant.


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    Item Community Calendar Aug. 3

    Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.


  • Entertainment

    Movie Review: ‘Jason Bourne’

    After nearly a decade of supposedly closing the door on the “Bourne” franchise, somehow Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have decided to bring Jason Bourne back in the most obvious way imaginable: by doing the same story line over again. Except this time, it’s with different people in the lead roles.

    By Dan O’Neill Columnist |

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    Hawk Mountain launches Autumn Hawk Watch on Aug. 15

    Hawk Mountain invites visitors to watch and monitor the annual passage of raptor migrants as they move south during the Autumn Hawk Watch, held daily Aug. 15 through Dec. 15 at the Sanctuary’s famous North Lookout. Trail fees apply for non-members. Members are admitted free year-round, and memberships can be purchased online or at the Visitor Center.

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary |

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    Search the night sky and learn about exploring the heavens at StarFest 2016

    An evening of space education and exploration will be hosted by Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and the Chesmont Astronomical Society on Saturday, Aug. 6 (weather permitting). This will be the fifth year Hopewell Furnace and Chesmont have partnered to present this event to the public. Presentations, lectures and observing the heavens through the telescopes of the society will be offered for the public to learn and enjoy. All activities will take place near the park’s visitor...

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site |

  • Crime

    Teen, 19, cited for alcohol violation at Kernsville Dam

    Tilden Township Police cited a teen for an alcohol violation at Kernsville Dam on Kernsville Dam Road, Lot #2, in Tilden Township on July 27 at 1:23 p.m.

    Lisa Mitchell

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