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Thousands pack PA Farm Show Complex for 99th annual show celebrating agriculture

By Shea Singley|

School boards recognized for service in January

January is School Director Recognition Month and as area boards get together for their first meetings of the new year, many are starting the year off right with kudos and thanks. ...

By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st-centurymedia.com @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

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  • Opinion

    Reel Experiences with Rob Humanick: ‘Blackhat’ an acquired taste; ‘Citizenfour’ not to be missed

    “Blackhat” is being advertised as an action thriller, and strictly speaking, it is, and at an almost literally elemental level.

    By Robert Humanick 21st Century Media |

  • Music

    KICK-The INXS Experience comes to Boyertown stage

    KICK- The INXS Experience, the nation’s only tribute to the internationally acclaimed rock band- INXS, will be appearing at the Historic State Theatre of Boyertown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on the night of the event. Tickets are currently available at adiscounted price at www.statetheatreboyertown.com or can be purchased on the day of the show while supplies last.

    Courtesy of The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown |

  • Columns

    Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: Thinking outside the (brownie) box

    I cannot tell a (baking-related) lie. I use boxed, store-bought brownie mix. To me, the ultimate brownie not only has an over-the-top, amazing, “Oh my gosh I need a glass of milk right now to wash this down” chocolate flavor but is of the fudge and not the cake variety. Despite my various efforts, my made from scratch attempts were oily and bland. Come to think if it, I’ve even found many boxed mixes to be disappointments as well. They’re too bland, too dry, not...

    By Felicia Fisher Columnist |

  • Features/People

    ‘Huggy Bear’ added to Boyertown’s Bear Fever Project to bring greater understanding of emotional and mental health issues

    Students from Boyertown Junior High West’s Healthy Kids Club: Kids Who Care Club, welcomed “Huggy Bear,” to their campus on Thursday, Jan. 15, by giving him just what he wants for himself and what he thinks everyone needs: lots of hugs.

    Submitted by Jane Stahl Studio B |

  • Features/People

    Fleetwood Lions Club and Grange honor senior citizens for lifetime contributions to community

    The 49th annual Senior Citizens Banquet was held on November 29, 2014 at the Fleetwood Grange Hall. The banquet is held each year and is to honor the senior citizens for their lifetime contributions they have made to our community.

    Submitted by Eileen Schuler Fleetwood |

  • Berks Local

    Bluegrass Jam wows judges at 2015 PA Farm Show’s Got Talent

    A group of Berks and Lancaster County teenage musicians picked up the grand prize at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show Talent Competition on Sunday, Jan. 11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

    From the Pennsylvania Farm Show |

  • News

    School boards recognized for service in January

    January is School Director Recognition Month and as area boards get together for their first meetings of the new year, many are starting the year off right with kudos and thanks.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st-centurymedia.com @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • News

    Hamburg LEO Club hosts blood drive Feb. 5

    One of the most important points to any successful surgery is the usage of blood transfusions. Blood, though seemingly common, almost in excess, is sometimes very hard to come by. With a lack of donors in recent times, it has been stressful for all those involved. Personally, I am a donor, and have been getting frequent emails from the heart association begging for donations.

    By Neal Kerschner Senior, Hamburg Area High School |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Rotary Club hears about Northern Berks Community Garden

    Pastor Dennis Ritter and Pastor Bruce Osterhout presented the program. Zion’s Lutheran Church started the Northern Berks Community Garden at Zion’s to provide fresh produce without cost through the local food pantry system to individuals and families in the community who are in need of assistance. No produce is ever sold. Dr. John Smith was the program chairperson.

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  • News

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files Jan. 21 edition

    25 Years Ago Jan. 24, 1990 >> The speaker at last week’s Rotary Club meeting was Hamburg Mayor John Swanger who shared interesting facts and figures about the borough as well as the plans that are being made to deal with the challenges that the 1990’s will bring.

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