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A Walk with Dragonflies in Kerny Dam Rec Area

On Aug. 12, a Dragonfly and Damselfly walk was held by the Mengel Natural History Society and Baird Ornithological Club. About 24 people were present at this years walk. It was a bit cool and overcast but we found at least 13 different species. Ken Le...

By Neven Dries Blue Mountain Wildlife Inc.|


  • Chairman announces Kennel Task Force in Honeybrook

    John McHugh, chairman of the board of supervisors, announced the creation of a Task Force to examine issues concerning the operation of dog kennels. Residents have indicated that increasing traffic on the local roads puts a strain on these roads and noise complaints have increased. The Task Force will examine the issues raised and provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on how to effectively deal with the issues.

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  • Tri County Community Calendar for Aug. 29

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  • Pa. agriculture secretary with Berks County 4H Club members


  • Chester County: Potato harvesting project for the hungry

    The Knights of Columbus Saint Elizabeth Council is looking for volunteers on Saturday, September 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist with harvesting the potatoes and onions planted back in April for the Farming Project for The Hungry. The harvest will be donated to the Lord’s Pantry of Downingtown. Last year the volunteers harvested 1,700 pounds of potatoes. After sorting and stacking, the project yielded 47 crates of potatoes that were delivered to the Lord’s Pantry in...

    Submitted by St. Elizabeth Knights of Columbus|

  • Travel through time at the 41st Hay Creek Festival

    For the 41st year, the Hay Creek Historians invite visitors from all over to join them at Historic Joanna Furnace Iron Works near Morgantown, September 8, 9, and 10. This is one of the most unique historic events around where visitors travel through time and experience life from the 19th century to 1950’s interpreted at the Hay Creek Festival. The 2017 festival runs daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday evening. This year’s festival promises the same time-defying experience...

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  • Sports

    One win, two point titles for Buckwalter in Action Track USA finale

    Kutztown >> Great weather, fantastic crowd, and a terrific night of racing brought down the curtain for the three weekly divisions at the Action Track USA on Wednesday night. And when it was over, Tim Buckwalter, Kyle Spence, and Nick Vinciguerra wore the biggest smiles at the annual Kutztown Fair.

    By Barry Angstadt For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Scout project brings new LED sign to Boyertown Salvation Army

    The Boyertown Salvation Army now has a new LED sign thanks to local Boy Scout Chad Gamler. The sign was placed at the Reading Avenue location in July and is now being used to announce upcoming events.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • Opinion

    THE HISTORIAN: Pigs played a large role in Pennsylvania German life

    A note in the publication American Farmer, 1819, reports that an exhibition at a fair showed a “pig with a wooden leg on the off side [left front] before which appears to walk with little lameness or inconvenience.”

    By Robert R. Wood|

  • Entertainment

    NOW STREAMING: ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ combines Netflix’s heroes into a punchy new series

    Don’t overthink this. “Marvel’s The Defenders” brings the paths of four New York City-based comic-book superheroes together so they can fight a common enemy. The eight-part Netflix series wastes no time getting into the action, but is somewhat slow picking up steam.

    By Rob Lowman Southern California News Group|

  • Entertainment

    NEW TO STREAMING AND VOD: ‘The Wall’ is a white-knuckle war movie

    In “The Wall,” director Doug Liman and scripter Dwain Worrell brilliantly reduce the Iraq War to a few skirmishes between a pair of American soldiers (Aaron Taylor- Johnson, John Cena) and an unseen sniper who has them pinned behind a crumbling wall.

    By Amy Longsdorf For Digital First Media|

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