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  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: Are we the only folks ‘Giving Thanks’ today?

    Perhaps on this specific day, Americans around the world are the only people pausing to return thanks for their many blessings. But many other cultures have their own version of Thanksgiving and even if it is not directly related to our pilgrim feast, it’s interesting to find out that pausing to reflect and be grateful is a somewhat universal experience.

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: Of turkey, corn, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie

    In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is a family celebration of fellowship and the sharing of a festive meal. As with most festive occasions, particular foods are associated with these days. Thus, it is that the pleasant aromas of turkey, corn, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie permeate families’ homes on Thanksgiving Day.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • General news

    Koziar’s Christmas Village named one of North America’s Best Events for 2015

    The American Bus Association announced that Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North American for 2015 by an experienced expert tourism industry selection committee. ABA’s 2015 Top 100 Events Selection Committee selected Koziar’s Christmas Village from hundreds of event nominations submitted by ABA members. Judges considered the event’s broad appeal, its accessibility to motorcoaches, skill at handling large...

    From Koziar’s Christmas Village |

  • General news

    ‘Adventures in the Land of Art’: Kutztown Middle Schoolers, KU art students offer art experience with senior citizens

    Kutztown Middle School and Kutztown University art students collaborated for “Adventures in the Land of Art,” offering an art experience with community senior citizens.

    By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |

  • Vocational education

    BCTC students cook up third live broadcast

    The Berks Career and Technology Center teamed up with Kutztown University Students and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to broadcast a live cooking demonstration from the BCTC Leesport campus on Nov. 18.

    By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |

  • Art galleries

    Tulpehocken students’ artwork first in exhibit series at Berks County Community Foundation

    The Berks County Community Foundation held the first of a series of student art show openings, which showcased the work of Tulpehocken students, on Nov. 13 at their facility in Reading.

    By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |

  • Road safety

    PennDOT, State Police focus on seat belt use, impaired driving during ‘Operation Safe Holiday’

    Keeping the upcoming holiday season free of tragic vehicle crashes is the aim of “Operation Safe Holiday,” a joint campaign by Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT and local law enforcement. The holiday enforcement will focus on nighttime seat belt use and impaired driving.

    From PennDOT |

  • General news

    Hamburg area: Paws to Give this holiday season through Dec. 12

    Help us help those forgotten. Donations an be given to any staff member of Interlace Communications or dropped off by the Christmas tree in the lobby area of the Berks North Professional Building, 10 Zions Church Road, Shoemakersville. Questions? Contact Jackie at 610-914-0005.

    Submitted release |

  • General news

    Congressman Dent chosen to lead House Ethics Committee

    Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) released the following statement after his appointment as the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee for the 114th Congress.

    By Shawn Millan Office of Congressman Charlie Dent |

  • General news

    Argall joins Senate leadership team, will chair Senate Policy Committee

    As part of the Senate Republican Caucus’s reorganization on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 12, Senator David G. Argall (R-29) was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee.

    By Jon Hopcraft Office of State Senator David G. Argall |

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