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KCP volunteers keep Kutztown Safe, Clean & Green

By Lisa Mitchell|

Kutztown mentor program combats substance abuse, encourages good decision making

The Reaching Full Potential Peer Mentoring Program is one way Kutztown Area School District combats underage drinking, dangerous behaviors and substance abuse. High school mentors encourage 7th graders to make good decisions and share their knowledge ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • Sports

    SAXTON: 21-year-old Rahmer continues family legacy with Williams Grove title

    Williams Grove Speedway, one of the most popular of the Central Pennsylvania speedways, closed its 2017 racing season on October 6 having crowned its season champions in both the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car division and the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint car division.

    By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media|

  • News

    STEAMworks at Kutztown University Invites Community to Sunday Fundays

    Pumpkin Carving Oct. 22, and Fright Night Oct. 29 are next chances for Kutztonians to enjoy the KU library’s open-access makerspace.

    By Bruce Jensen STEAMworks at Kutztown University|

  • Entertainment

    EAT & DRINK: Sample everything ... from Beer & Cider Festival in Oaks, meal and wine pairings in Exton to Restaurant Week in Media and more

    Just in time for the holidays, Chaddsford Winery opens a new “rustic outdoor Wine Garden” at the King of Prussia Mall between Neiman Marcus and Macy’s. Think cozy seating, fire pits and spiced apple wine.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • News

    St. Paul’s UCC, Kutztown, dedicates Sharadin mural

    St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 47 South Whiteoak St., Kutztown, celebrated dedication Sunday on Oct. 8, dedicating improvements made over the past few years and gifts made by members of the congregation. Among those items dedicated is a newly restored mural “Let the Children come To Me” created more than 60 years ago by the late Henry W. Sharadin.

    By Jacqueline Garcia St. Paul’s UCC|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my world: Some of my “fear of driving” stories

    Reprint: previously printed in “Highway News and Good News” 2012 and “Mature Years” 2017

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Opinion

    a lOOK bACK IN hISTORY: Early American Scriveners in the New World

    Among the popular early American fraktur artists who designed elaborate folk art baptisms were Frederich Krebs and Frederich Speyer, who traveled our beloved Dutch Country making colorful baptism documents for farm families who were illiterate.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • Lifestyle

    Pottstown Halloween parade kicks off at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24

    About 350 children dressed in their finest costumes will march down High Street in the annual Pottstown Community Halloween Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. at High and Bailey streets. Rain date is Thursday, Oct. 26. They will be accompanied by the Pottstown and Pottsgrove high school and middle school marching bands. The Boyertown Alumni Band and the Phillie Phanatic and a contingent from the Reading Royals will also make an appearance.

    Digital First Media|

  • News

    PennDOT announces winter preparations, unveils online travel tool

    EAST NORRITON >> We may not be ready to admit that the falling leaves and colorful mums will soon yield to snow and ice, but PennDOT is more than ready for the impending, if dreaded, winter.

    By Gary Puleo @MustangMan48 on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Yumi Zouma, Soulfly and Death From Above among next week’s best concert bets

    For Digital First Media Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

    By Michael Christopher|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: What’s wrong with this picture?

    My friend Pam Smyth made a poignant post to Facebook last week. Along with a photo of some of the beautiful Coatesville fields and woodlands near her home, she wrote,

    By Pamela Baxter|

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