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Cool apps that help you get in touch with the environment

By E, The Environmental Magazine |

The jocund company of daffodils

Daffodil season lasts about a month, give or take. This is good, because daffodils have a way of mesmerizing gardeners. ...

By Adrian Higgins The Washington Post |


  • Arts and entertainment

    Douglassville resident to compete in 2014 Miss. Jr. Pre­Teen Allentown/Harrisburg pageant

    Nadine Dinnocenti, Douglassville, was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss. Jr. Pre­Teen Allentown/Harrisburg pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, May 11. 


  • Features/People

    Rotary Student of Month: Haley Bailey, Kutztown senior

    Kutztown Area High School senior Haley Bailey was honored April 2 as the Kutztown Rotary Student of the Month in ceremonies at the Kutztown Tavern.

    By Reno Unger Kutztown Rotary |

  • General news

    Downed pole leaves Amity residents without power

    Township police and area fire companies were busy the morning of Thursday, April 17 attending to two crashes on busy thoroughfares.

    By Caroline Sweeney For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Giant in Maxatawny donates more than 150 hams to Friend’s food pantry in Kutztown for Easter

    Giant in Maxatawny Township donated more than 150 of its own brand hams to Friend Inc. Food Pantry on April 15 as part of the store’s annual “Bag Hunger with Hams” giveaway.

    By Jake Austin For 21st Century Media |

  • Local governments

    Rotary Club, Police Department experience scheduling conflict

    A recent scheduling issue at the Caernarvon Township (Berks) building marked a major topic of discussion during the April 15 board of supervisors meeting.

    By Jake Austin For 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Abundant Life Church hosts first egg hunt

    On Saturday, April 12, several hundred people participated in the Abundant Life Church Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Birdsboro-Union Fire Company.

    By Nancy L.S. Kauffman For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Local growers are state winners in National Corn Yield Contest

    Three area corn growers have been honored as a state winner in the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association.


  • General news

    Tel Hai collects more than 500 pounds of food

    Tel Hai’s annual food drive concluded on March 31, but the needs of food insecure neighbors continues to grow across the region. Sybil Oswalt, Registered Dietician and event coordinator, announced that 520 pounds of food stuffs had been collected on campus during the community’s observation of National Nutrition Month. The donations will benefit the Twin Valley Food Pantry in Morgantown.

    From Tel Hai |

  • Community

    Ewing brothers earn Eagle Scout title

    Benjamin P. Ewing, 18, son of Dennis P. and Connie E. Ewing, Robeson Township has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For his project, Ben mapped the old section of the cemetery at St. Paul’s United Methodist


  • Columnists


    For many years I didn’t realize the virtues of fresh herbs, and until a few years ago, I didn’t know the joys of growing my own array of herbs. My endearing husband built a large planter out of old shelves, and I gleefully filled it with cilantro, Mexican oregano, chives and rosemary. The cilantro died within the week, the chives followed soon after, the rosemary shot up to an astounding two feet, and the oregano was, well…perfect. Or perhaps delicious would better describe it. I never...

    By Davina Weinhold |

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