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Pedal Paddle offers taste of outdoor activities

By Eileen Faust efaust@pottsmerc.com |

Fleetwood Community Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan’ took audiences on a magical adventure

Young area actors got to soar to new heights in Fleetwood Community Theatre’s summer production of “Peter Pan,” much to the delight of the audience at Fleetwood Area High School last weekend. ...

By Cheryl Thornburg cthornburg@21st-centurymedia.com |

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    Community helps build new Perry Elementary Center playground

    “Over the coming years, we can all look with pride upon the playground and say ‘Yeah, I helped with that.’ Give yourself a pat on the back – we could not have done it without you,” said Perry PTO Playground Committee members.

    Shea Singley
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    Blue Devils ready to rehearse in Hamburg

    The Blue Devils, a drum and bugle corps part of Drum Corps International, will be bringing their talent to Hamburg as they rehearse at Hamburg Area High School stadium starting July 30.

    Shea Singley
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    Attendees take a ‘Step Back in Time’ at Berks Heritage Center

    Several hundred people explored early American life at Berks County’s annual “Step Back in Time” Day on Sunday, July 27 at the county’s heritage center property in Bern Township. Sunny skies and heat accompanied attendees as they strolled the grounds – with humidity that made many attendees all the more appreciative of those wearing the layered and hot authentic 19th century costumes for the sake of history. Spectators experienced a taste of the Civil War and 19th century life. The...

    By Mary Himmelberger For 21st Century Media |

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    Haag family named 2014 Outstanding Farm Family

    “Community minded, family oriented and always willing to lend a helping hand, hardworking, these attributes describe the Michael Haag family and are the reasons the Ontelaunee Grange supports the Haag’s as this year’s Outstanding Farm Family,” said Karen Mohn as she spoke about this year’s Berks County Outstanding Farm Family at the Reading Fair Awards Banquet on July 23.

    Shea Singley
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    Survival fire staring program teaches kids how to start a fire in a survival situation

    The Schuylkill Valley Community Library hosted an evening of survival fire starting for kids presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, July 23.

    By Hilda Hynes For 21st Century Media |

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    Searching for gnomes, visiting local shops and stopping at the park

    It all started about a week ago, when my son’s music teacher mentioned a doughnut place near her house where they make the treats fresh to order for a mere 90 cents. When she mentioned that a great bookstore is located right next door, well, the die was cast and our next Fun Friday was planned for Kutztown.

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

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    Perry Township invites public to monument dedication ceremony Aug. 7

    Perry Township recently created a monument from the cement work that was at the entrance of the old Perry Elementary School. Residents of the Hamburg Area School District are invited to attend a dedication ceremony of the new monument.

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    Dairy Recipe: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day calls for celebration

    Another year has come to celebrate American’s second best-selling ice cream novelty, the ice cream sandwich. Ice cream sandwiches have been around since the early 1940s. Vanilla, chocolate and a combination of the two, are the most popular. Originally ice cream sandwiches were created by hand and first distributed by New York street vendors.

    By Ashley Mohn Berks County Dairy Princess |

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    Welcome to my World: Keys, lost and found

    When I was growing up on the farm, we hardly ever locked our front door, except at bedtime. Other times, Mom attached a long string to the kitchen door key. If we’d leave for the day, the key was slung into the crook of the tree, in front of the house. The string was quite visible, yet, we were never robbed. But that was the 1940s and 1950s.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    Small Beginnings: Some lies your addiction wants you to believe

    Some of the people I care about most in this world struggle with addiction. They are sweet and kindhearted. They are loveable and funny. They have hopes and dreams just like you and me, but for some reason, their lives are compromised by an addiction that seems to take hold of them and cause them to behave in ways very unlike their true selves. At times it breaks my heart to see them self-destruct. Sometimes, I think if we could just expose the lies that perpetuate the addiction, the truth...

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

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