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Fleetwood girl, 11, mingles with celebs at New York premiere of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

By David Daniels Columnist|

Behind the scenes of ‘The Music Man’ performed by Hamburg Drama Hawks

Hamburg Area Drama Hawks performed “The Music Man” on March 17, 18, and 19. ...

By Alyssa Marzili Hamburg junior |

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    Shillington Lions Club donates chairs for heart failure patients in new Community Paramedicine Program

    Reading Health System has embarked on a community partnership that is improving the health of congestive heart failure patients who are discharged from Reading Health’s inpatient unit and need in-home support. On Friday, March 24, two patients in the program will receive special chairs to aid in their recovery, thanks to a generous donation from a local Lions Club.

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    PASSHE Op-Ed: State System strategic review key to Kutztown University’s future

    As a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is part of the strategic review being undertaken by the State System—a top-to-bottom examination of the operations of all 14 System universities and the Office of the Chancellor.

    By Cynthia D. Shapira, Board of Governors Chair and Frank T. Brogan, Chancellor PASSHE|

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    Salem EC, Lenhartsville, hosts annual Sportsmen’s Banquet April 29

    Trappers and archers and fishermen, oh my! All will find fun at the 5th Annual Sportsmen’s Banquet at Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, on Saturday, April 29. The evening will feature trapper Brian Mohn, who will share furs and stories gathered from adventures starting in Berks County and spreading to Canada.

    By Kolleen Long Salem EC|

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    Hawk Mountain, Kempton, hosts author of ‘Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird’

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will host author Katie Fallon on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. as she presents a look into her newest book, ‘Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird.”

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    Fire crews put out truck fire on 78

    Fire crews from Kutztown, Virginville and Kempton Fire Companies put out a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 78 eastbound in Greenwich Township at noon on March 23. There were no injuries. The driver had pulled over after seeing smoke under the hood.

    By David Reimer Sr. Leesport photographer|

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    Hamburg area students speak passionately about causes at Rotary Speech Contest

    Explaining how the welfare of senior citizens benefit all in the community, Jose Galaraza was declared winner of a 4-Way Speech Contest on Thursday, March 23. The local-level event was held at Hamburg Area High School and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hamburg.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

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    Car rolls on 501 Bethel Township, driver ejected and killed

    A Womelsdorf man was killed after his vehicle rolled numerous times on Route 501 in Bethel Township at 1:15 a.m. on March 24.

    Lisa Mitchell
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    Students win big at Kutztown

    Kutztown Superintendent George F. Fiore recognized student achievements during the March 22 school board meeting, including Odyssey of the Mind teams, Berks County Spelling Bee third place winner, and National History Day winners.

    By Laura E. Quain For Digital First Media|

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    High winds cause electrical fire at radio transmission site in Bethel Township

    State Police Reading investigated an accidental fire that occurred at a radio transmission site, Ministries of Yahew Inc., 90 Stauffer Road, Bethel Township, at 1:04 p.m. on March 22.

    Lisa Mitchell
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    Driving too fast for traffic leads to 4-vehicle crash in Penn Township

    State Police Reading report that Pamela Pluguez, 22, Pottstown, was stopped in traffic traveling east on Bernville Road when Ian Kennedy, 34, Shillington, was traveling behind her vehicle too fast to stop in time. His 2012 Cadillac CTS4 struck her 2015 Chrysler Town & Country.

    Lisa Mitchell
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