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Philadelphia Folk Festival still singing at 53

By David W. Wannop For 21st Century Media |

Be in the know for 2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival

From Aug. 15-17, the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will feature dozens of performers on seven stages. ...

By Brian Bingaman bbingaman@21st-centurymedia.com |

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  • General news

    Montco Sheriff’s Department K-9s get their badges

    NORRISTOWN — Three dogs that work for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department barked and wagged their tails Monday, Aug. 11, in anticipation of finally getting the badges that show they are official members of the department.

    By Dan Clark dclark@21st-CenturyMedia.com |

  • Columns

    The Historian by Robert Wood: Inns and Taverns of Swamp, New Hanover, part 3

    For three days in September of 1777 the American army, about 8,000 strong, was camped in New Hanover principally in the long valley lying between Fagleysville Hill and Rosenberry Road but also extending south to Sanatoga and east to Schwenksville.

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  • General news

    Bechtelsville biker hit by fire truck in ‘critical’ condition

    WASHINGTON — A motorcyclist was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital to be treated for “major injuries” after being struck on Old Route 100 just north of Bechtelsville by a fire truck returning from a garage fire early Friday morning.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

  • Lifestyle

    Save summer’s bounty by canning it

    Anyone who’s met Beth Miller recognizes her can-do spirit. The canning guru preserves a staggering amount of summer’s bounty, including jams, jellies, peaches, pickles, potatoes and her favorite, zucchini-pineapple.

    By Emily Ryan 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Sandtrap Grille, Limerick, announces Quizzo nights

    The Sandtrap Grille at Limerick Golf Club has announced that it is hosting Quizzo nights every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm. Quizzo is a popular live trivia game which is conducted by a deejay from Froggy Entertainment. The game is played by teams competing against each other to win prizes. The categories of games include sports, entertainment and academic topics.

    From The Sandtrap Grille |

  • Features/People

    Oley native celebrates 102nd birthday alongside Senator Bob Mensch, PA Representative David Maloney and Boyertown Mayor Marianne Deery

    Willard Fisher, an Oley Township native, recently celebrated his 102 birthday alongside friends, family and local officials.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • Education

    Q-and-A with Brian Rohn, new principal of New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School

    Brian Rohn, formerly the assistant principal of Boyertown’s Junior High West, is now serving as the principal of New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School. A Q-and-A with Rohn follows.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • Education

    Q-and-A with Kelly Mason, new assistant principal at Boyertown Area Senior High School

    Kelly Mason, the former principal at New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School, will be serving as the new assistant principal of the Boyertown Area Senior High School for the 2014-2015 school year. Brian Rohn, the former assistant principal of Boyertown’s Junior High West, will serve as the principal of New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School. A Q-and-A with Kelly Mason follows.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • General news

    Birdsboro and Exeter bridges open to traffic

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today two new PA 345 bridges, one over the Schuylkill River and one over Norfolk Southern Rail Road, in Birdsboro Borough and Exeter Township, Berks County are open. Traffic was shifted from the old structurally deficient PA 345 Bridge over the Schuylkill River and Norfolk Southern Rail Road to the two new bridges earlier today.

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  • Arts and entertainment

    WTIM: Music Around Town: Aug. 20 edition

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

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