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Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations

By Monica Thompson Fragale For Digital First Media |

While teacher waits for a heart transplant, community rallies to help

Early last December – in her early 40s and happily employed as a history teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy – Linda Jara began doctoring for a sinus infection before “being blindsided” by a heart failure diagnosis two...

By M. English 21st Century Media Services |

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    Item Community Calendar of Events July 29

    Submit to Calendar: email event listings to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Item Calendar in email subject.

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    Military News

    Air Force Airman Brandon T. Adams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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    Summer continues to sizzle with August concerts

    Although the summer can begin to wind down as August approaches, activity at the park never seems to take a break. With several entertaining performances scheduled for the coming month, folks can continue to enjoy what the parks have to offer.

    Berks County Parks and Recreation Department |

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    Hamburg Item Church News

    Hamburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 22 Willow Road

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    Robert C. Wagner promoted to Lieutenant

    Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus L. Brown has promoted Robert C. Wagner, a native of Beaver Falls, Beaver County, to lieutenant and assigned him to Troop L, Reading as the Patrol Section Commander. He most recently served as the station commander of Troop L, Hamburg.

    Pennsylvania State Police |

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    Six local students attend Camp Neidig leadership camp

    Erik Fleischel, Emily Kavka, Morgan Delong, Hannah Schreffler, Rhett Robinson and Nate Parent attended Camp Neidig in June. They shared their experience at camp. Camp Neidig is a leadership camp. The students were very excited and felt they learned so much from the experience. Robinson was from Schylkill Valley, and all the rest were from Hamburg.

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  • Parenting

    Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief

    When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I’d always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me the most: her first fall from her bike; her first time being confronted by mean kids at school; and her first break up. Never could I foresee the grief she’d experience—along with her younger siblings—after the death of a...

    By JULIA SHERWIN |

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    WTIM: Music Around Town

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

    By Tim Dietterick tdietterick@21st-centurymedia.com |

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    Boyertown School Board sets priorities for district’s future

    Boyertown >> After much discussion, the Boyertown Area School Board unanimously approved a document outlining priorities for the district’s Comprehensive Plan.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@pottsmerc.com @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

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    Union Township to ensure safety at sports fields

    Municipalities cannot protect against sports injuries, but the Union Township Board of Supervisors said July 20 that it will review liability issues related to improvements at its three sports fields.

    By By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

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