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Public invited to view Mercury Transit at Boyertown Planetarium

Boyertown Planetarium |

Governor Mifflin High School holds ‘Come Together Day’

In the spirit of school and community pride, Governor Mifflin High School held “Come Together Day” on Wednesday, April 27. ...

Governor Mifflin School District |


  • News

    Fleetwood Brownies explore ‘sensing stations’ with Junior Girl Scouts

    Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop 1811 recently took a trip across town to visit Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1956 and help them earn their Brownie Senses badge.

    Submitted By Linda Yuengel Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager |

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    Fleetwood’s Brownie Troop 1956 earns Household Elf badge at Angelica Park

    Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1956 recently took a trip to the Education and Watershed at Berks Nature, at Angelica Park.

    Submitted By Linda Yuengel Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager |

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    Local financial professional recognized for top performance by Signator Investors, Inc.

    Andrew Maron, Partner of Client 1st Financial, LLC of Fogelsville, a member of Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, has qualified for the ACE ’16 conference by finishing as a top finalist under the company’s “Best of Class” category. The award is one of the highest honors that Signator bestows on financial professionals within the national network. ACE stands for “Achieving Client Excellence.” This marks the first time...

    Client 1st Financial, LLC |

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    Patriot Community Calendar May 5

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  • Entertainment

    Meet some interesting people at Genesius Theatre’s ‘Bus Stop’

    Sometimes it’s refreshing to see a good old-fashioned play without the glitz and gimmickry and coarse language so prevalent today. Instead, interesting characters and a relatable storyline make theater that’s enjoyable for everyone. Such is the case with Genesius Theatre’s current production, “Bus Stop,” by William Inge. The show only runs through Sunday May 1.

    By Cheryl Thornburg For Digital First Media |

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    PennDOT announces first use of Flashing Yellow Arrow signals

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced it will be activating a new type of left turn signal that has been proven to improve left turn safety at intersections.

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) |

  • Entertainment

    ‘When Swing Was King’ opens 2016 Performing Arts in the Parks

    Sounds reminiscent of Benny Goodman and his Big Band will fill the park, as “When Swing Was King” takes the stage on Sunday, May 29 at the Berks County Heritage Center at 6 p.m. This concert kicks off the County’s Performing Arts in the Parks series that runs Sunday evenings, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    Berks County Parks and Recreation |

  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: Bonding with our baby

    My older sisters, Anita, Jannetta, Mary Alice, Dorothy, Gladys and I, Carole, never expected to have any more babies at our age. After all, we ranged in ages 40 to 55. But, we ended up with one anyway - our very own mother.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    Sen. Schwank announces fire and EMS grant awards for Berks County

    More than five dozen Berks County EMS and fire companies will receive state grants totaling more than $840,000 to help with training, equipment purchases and construction or renovation of facilities, Sen. Judy Schwank announced on April 25.

    Office of Senator Judy Schwank |

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    Old-fashioned ‘sewing circle’ open to public May 14

    On Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., an old-fashioned sewing circle will be held at the Berks County Heritage Center. This is a free event.

    Berks County Parks and Recreation |

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