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Food for Families sells out, benefits Twin Valley Food Pantry

By Carol Quaintance For Digital First Media |

Children’s book explores life, art of Keith Haring

Iconic Berks County pop artist Keith Haring will be introduced to a new generation of fans through a children’s book recently written by his sister Kay Haring. ...

Berks County Community Foundation|


  • News

    Amity Police arrest man found inside vacant home

    AMITY >> Police have arrested a burglary suspect after they allegedly found him inside a vacant home listed for sale.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

  • News

    Ninth Annual Polar Plunge set for Feb. 11

    POCOPSON >> Hundreds of people are expected to take a dip in icy waters on Feb. 11 for the ninth annual Polar Plunge at the Brandywine Picnic Park, just outside of West Chester.

    By Fran Maye @kennettpaper on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    ART: Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes expressive sculpture exhibition based on ‘The Kiss’

    After being closed during the month of January, Philadelphia’s Rodin Museum has reopened with a new installation with a stirring theme of passionate embrace.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    CONCERT PREVIEW: Maceo Parker presents 50 Years of Funk at Ardmore Music Hall

    Maceo Parker, the iconic saxophone player who got his start in James Brown’s band, brings his show 50 Years of Funk to Ardmore Music Hall on Feb. 19. The show will be a retrospective of his career and will feature material from his days with Brown, Parliament Funkadelic and from his own bands.

    By Fern Brodkin For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    Cirque Zuma Zuma’s acrobats tumble into West Chester University

    Want some non-stop action designed to keep you on the edge of your seat? That’s the promise of Cirque Zuma Zuma, which will tumble, dance, contort, and otherwise entertain on the stage at West Chester University (WCU).

    By Tara Lynn Johnson For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Clay on Main in Oley to offer felting workshop next weekend

    Clay on Main will offer a Felting Basics Workshop on Sat. Feb. 25 from 10 p.m. to 1 p.m.. Artist Sandra Britland will teach the basics of felting. Three techniques will be taught: needle felting, wet felting, and creating items using felted fabrics. No prior felting experience is necessary - all skill levels are welcome. Tools and materials will be provided.

    Clay on Main|

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    Celtic music star Charlie Zahm to play at State Theater in March

    Charlie Zahm, the legendary performer of Celtic music, will perform at the State Theatre on Fri. March 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $10.

    State Theater Preservation Soceity|

  • Entertainment

    1st Street Players present ‘The Last Five Years’ Feb. 10-11

    The 1st Street Players are offering a pre-Valentine’s treat, “The Last Five Years,” for two nights only, Feb. 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. at Birdsboro Community Theater, 301 E. 1st St., Birdsboro, PA 19508


  • Columns

    A look back at history: An amazing creativity in folk art developed in the New World

    Here in the New World in a land of plenty, pioneer immigrants had the resources to develop an American style of folk art never dreamed about in the Old Country, hence the creativity of these Rhinelanders blossomed into an amazing folk art form that was nurtured by freedom of religion and free private enterprise, thus becoming American Folk Art! Although the Plain Dutch, such as the Amish and Old Order Mennonites, seldom engaged in bold colorful folk art as seen by the Church PA Dutch, both...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • News

    Area school superintendents earn among top salaries statewide

    The salaries of eight of the nine school district superintendents in our area are among the top 22 percent in Pennsylvania, according to a report released in November.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

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