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Kutztown Borough Council remembers former president Mac Eidle

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Hamburg sisters win Best of Breed at Farm Show

Hamburg Area High School Agriculture Science Club members Christianna and her sister Kaitlyn Flaherty showed their rabbits at the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show. ...



  • Columnists

    A look back at history: The PA Dutch ‘Grossa Schrank’ that brought one million dollars

    Part 1 In studying early American folk art, there is no shortage of folk art documents and designs that express pioneer immigrants’ gratitude for reaching America at a time when many individuals still feared the world was flat, or worse, that dragons still lurked in the troubled ocean currents to tend their lives. Crossing the vast Atlantic Ocean at the mercy of a Sea captain’s nautical skill, thousands of Europeans expressed their faith in God, and thereby...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Columnists

    President’s Inauguration Firsts, Traditions, and More: Part 1

    In America, the day of our presidential oath-taking is called “Inauguration Day,” when a president is sworn into office, making an oath or affirmation, required by the U.S. Constitution.

    By Carole Christman Koch|

  • News

    King celebration lauds progress, reminds there is still work to do

    NEW HANOVER >> The students were engaged in a familiar conversation.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: This cake spreads some sweetness

    One taste of that deliciously creamy spread — Nutella — and I was hooked. It wasn’t long before I made one of the best coffee cake-like desserts using this hazelnut spread. This recipe is a sugar cookie dough with an additional egg. You will adore the crispy topping, as will the super easy preparation.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • News

    Tour bus catches fire in Douglassville

    DOUGLASSVILLE >> A Klein Transportation bus caught fire Tuesday morning, leaving the front end charred and destroyed.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

  • News

    Kutztown placed on AP District Honor Roll

    Kutztown School District has been placed on the College Board’s 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll for significant gains in student access and success.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Fleetwood Middle School Day of Caring honors Martin Luther King Jr.

    Standing tall in the hallway of Fleetwood Area Middle School are two minions constructed out of 2,300 cans of food, which will be donated to the Greater Berks Food Bank as part of the school’s Day of Caring on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 16.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    Find what you want to drive at Philadelphia International Auto Show

    A Philadelphia institution since 1902, the Philadelphia International Auto Show lets you get up-close looks at models from more than 40 manufacturers. There will be more than 700 vehicles in all.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • News

    Chestnut Knoll takes on a ‘Positive Approach’ to caring for seniors

    “We are always striving to be the best of the best, to look for ways to improve upon ourselves and our delivery of service to our residents, so that, ultimately, they can have the best quality of life at Chestnut Knoll,” said Shawn Barndt, executive director.

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  • News

    Boyertown woman shares why she’s taking part in the Women’s March

    Boyertown and Pottstown area women will be joining thousands expected to take part in the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, the day after Inauguration Day.

    Rebecca Blanchard

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