In Other News

Phillie Phanatic visits young Gilbertsville area fans

By Rebecca Blanchard|

New engine and passenger cars arrive for Colebrookdale’s scenic railroad

The Secret Valley Line keeps adding more railroad cars and engines to its collection in preparation for its planned fall kick-off of passenger excursions along the 9-mile Colebrookdale Railroad spur between Pottstown and Boyertown. ...

By Evan Brandt and John Strickler jstrickler@21st-centurymedia.com ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

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  • Religion

    Hamburg area church calendar

    St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church Street, Hamburg, would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us at our 9:30 a.m. summer services on Sundays. Come and join us.

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  • Features/People

    Celebrating Celtic with Dollops of Irish Cheer at the Berks Celtic Oyster Fest

    “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste… I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”

    By Arundhati Das For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Butterflies fly into Kutztown Library

    The Butterfly Guy brought his butterfly friends to Kutztown, much to the joy of local youth.

    Lisa Mitchell
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  • Events

    Enter the Kutztown Fair Potpie Cookoff

    (Kutztown, PA)- Following the traditions of the region, Kutztown Fair is hosting the first POTPIE COOKOFF. On Thursday August 16. Individuals, Groups & Organizations, and Professional Cooking personnel are encouraged to enter. These 3 categories will compete for a $75 cash prize, a large rosette and bragging rights.

    From 2014 Kutztown Fair Committee |

  • Sports

    PA Strikers 10U wins 2014 PONY National Championship

    Congratulation to the 10U PA Striker Fastpitch Softball team who, just a few weeks after winning the 2014 10U PA PONY State Championship in Philadelphia, went undefeated (8-0) in Sterling, VA the week of July 18-23 to win the 2014 PONY 10U National tournament!

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  • General news

    Light, Light, Light! Kutztown Library Teen Group Sparks A Reaction

    Spark A Reaction Teen Group celebrates science and sparks their imagination during imagination laboratories at Kutztown Community Library on Monday nights.

    By Steven Stolley For 21st Century Media |

  • Baseball

    Phillies win the 12U Kutztown youth baseball championship

    The Kutztown KYAA 12U baseball program has completed its spring-summer season with a 1-2-3 Kutztown sweep in the overall standings. The Kutztown program fielded three very solid teams with the Phillies, Dodgers and Tigers, finishing in that order against rival teams from Fleetwood, Muhlenberg, Brandywine and Oley Valley, totaling 10 teams representing the league.

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  • Events

    Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway this weekend

    Maple Grove will present the Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals presented by Mack Trucks and Denver Truck Painting on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27. The family-friendly diesel truck fest — the largest of its kind on the East Coast — will include a truck show (sponsored by Hunter Peterbilt), diesel truck drag racing, Jet Funny Cars, a wheelstanding exhibition car, live music and a model truck exhibit.

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  • Lifestyle

    Birdsboro Community Center gets everyone together to Zumba

    Children and seniors joined together in rhythmic dance with a special Zumba day at the Birdsboro Community Center Wednesday, July 16.

    Emily Thiel
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  • General news

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files

    25 Years Ago August 2, 1989 Jonathon Grimes and Christopher McGonigal of the Hamburg FFA Chapter recently attended the 1989 Washington Conference Program.

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