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Fireman’s Block Party returns for its 18th celebration in Shartlesville

By Eliza Mosema For Digital First Media|

Elvis & Oldies performance raises funds for Shoey Fire Co. addition

On Aug. 5 Jeff Krick and Elvis & Oldies with the Essential Elvis Band will perform at the Shoemakersville Fire Company fundraiser event to help with the costs of the addition being built at the Fire Company. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|

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    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

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  • News

    Fireman’s Block Party returns for its 18th celebration in Shartlesville

    Fires, beware! As the 18th annual Shartlesville Fire Company Block Party and Parade was held on July 22, fire companies from across the county gathered for a celebration in downtown Shartlesville.

    By Eliza Mosema For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Elvis & Oldies performance raises funds for Shoey Fire Co. addition

    On Aug. 5 Jeff Krick and Elvis & Oldies with the Essential Elvis Band will perform at the Shoemakersville Fire Company fundraiser event to help with the costs of the addition being built at the Fire Company.

    Lisa Mitchell
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  • News

    Trespassers at the Rock; EMS summoned

    Three adults from Wycoff, NJ and Wayne, NJ were stopped at the Rock by Tilden Township Police and Hamburg Borough Police. All three adults were under the age of 21.

    From Tilden Twp. Police|

  • News

    Ashley Furniture Industries breaks ground on 465,000 sq. ft. facility expansion in Leesport

    Another monumental moment occurred for Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley) on July 11 as the company breaks ground on a 465,000 square foot E-Commerce Fulfillment and Distribution Center. The addition to Ashley’s facility in Pennsylvania will now total to 1.7 million square feet. Federal, State, and Local officials along with community leaders joined company executives at the ground breaking site for Ashley’s first expansion in Pennsylvania since their presence in...

    From Ashley Furniture Industries|

  • News

    Life’s Choices seeks donations to help women, families in Hamburg and Kutztown

    Donations of diapers, baby clothing and other practical supplies are a crucial part of the work of Life’s Choices. The pregnancy and community resource center has offices in Kutztown and Hamburg and provides support for men, women and families.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

  • News

    New hotel slated for Maxatawny by subsidiaries of Kutztown University Foundation

    A 100-room Hampton Inn and Suites is proposed to be built in Maxatawny Township just west of the borough of Kutztown on the current site of the Campus Inn. This is the first nationally-branded hotel in the immediate Kutztown area. Hampton Inn and Suites is part of the Hilton Hotels group. This new hotel will provide convenient and reasonably-priced accommodations for visitors to Kutztown University, Berks and Lehigh County business travelers and travelers visiting the Kutztown community...

    From Kutztown University|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: The Once Breakfast of Choice for Some PA Dutch farm families

    The oldest historical reference to funnel cake among the Pennsylvania Dutch was in a research paper presented to the Pennsylvania German Society by Henry Kinzer Landis of the Landis Valley Farm Museum, Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1935. Entitled “Early Kitchens of the Pennsylvania Germans,” this paper published in the Society’s volume XLVII described funnel cake as it was made in Lancaster County among local farmers who called it “Strivelin.” Landis further...

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  • News

    August concerts in the “Summer Arts in Berks Parks”

    Take a Rock n’ Roll Road Trip with Rick K. & The Allnighters on Thursday, Aug. 24 in the Gring’s Mill amphitheater from 6:00-8:00 p.m. There is a parking donation of $5 per car at the park gate.

    From Berks County Parks and Recreation Department|

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