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Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Arts Class of 2016 thrives in the face of change

By Lisa Mitchell|

‘Top Down Day’ at Shartlesville Cruise-In

The Shartlesville Community Park was the place to be for local car enthusiasts on Sunday, June 12, Cars, trucks and motorcycles file into the 9th Annual Shartlesville Cruise-In. It was definitely a “Top Down Day” and numerous convertible...



  • Entertainment

    Movie Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’

    Children have great imaginations. There is a natural fear of monsters and what’s lurking in the dark. But what if something really is lurking in the shadows. Something terrifying.

    By Tamera Lawrence Columnist |

  • Entertainment

    Movie Review: ‘Central Intelligence’

    Kevin Hart’s stand-up is so hilarious that, at times, it’s almost too disappointing that his movies aren’t nearly as up-to-par.

    By Dan O’Neill Columnist |

  • News

    Dairy Day at St. Francis Academy: alumni challenges students, teachers

    Dairy Day at St. Francis Academy in Bally featured two trifectas – three teams and three dairy princesses.

    By Martha Gehringer For Digital First Media |

  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

    You might have seen the movie “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” where Marilyn Monroe sang the words: “A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Education

    Daniel Boone School Board OKs $55.9M budget with tax hike

    AMITY >> The Daniel Boone Area School Board voted 5-3 Monday to approve the district’s 2016-17 budget of $55,591,450, as well as a tax increase to balance the spending plan.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Reading Public Library presents ‘Dog Days of Summer’

    The Reading Public Library Children’s Department will sponsor a series of programs entitled “Dog Days of Summer” to teach pet care and highlight the important jobs that dogs can do for humans.

    Reading Public Library |

  • News

    Pennsylvania Superior Court denies Kathleen Kane’s appeal of pretrial rulings in alleged perjury case

    NORRISTOWN >> With the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling in their favor, Montgomery County prosecutors have won the latest round in their legal battle to take embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to trial on alleged perjury charges.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • News

    Boyertown School Board OKs $111M budget, moves ahead with Jr. High West project

    BOYERTOWN >> With a vote of 8-1 on Tuesday evening, the Boyertown Area School Board approved the $111.1 million budget for the 2016-17 school year. This approval puts into effect a uniform tax of 24.27 mills for both Berks and Montgomery counties.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • News

    Board member wants flags, Bill of Rights posters in classrooms

    BOYERTOWN >> A Boyertown Area School Board member used the occasion of Flag Day on Tuesday to propose that a U.S. flag and copy of the Bill of Rights be placed in every district classroom.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • Columns

    PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: Rodney the Pencil

    Hello, my name is Rodney! My parents named me that after the comedian Rodney Dangerfield who had the signature line in his jokes: “I don’t get no respect.” Now listen, I have been in a pencil holder on my owner’s desk for years, hiding behind a pair of scissors, a letter opener and several pens. My owner is out right now and as I secretly peered through the big loop of the scissors’ handle, I have learned much that my owner doesn’t know about because...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

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