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Student Column: Brandywine Heights students speak their minds at April 20 Walkout

By Ethan Strause Brandywine Heights freshman|

Morgantown Legion installs Remembrance Wall in memory of veterans

Commander Nick Hine, Sr. and fellow legionnaires installed the Veterans Remembrance Wall at Col. Jacob Morgan American Legion Post 537, Morgantown on April 21. Family members and friends of deceased veterans placed the plaques on the wall. ...

By Carol Quaintance For Digital First Media|


  • Entertainment

    ON STAGE: ‘Newsies’ burst with force at Media Theatre

    Once upon a time, an outstanding Broadway show would be turned into a great movie. There so many — “My Fair Lady,” “42nd Street,” “Lion King,” and many Rogers & Hamerstein musicals. In the last 25 years, the process has turned in the other direction as well, movies recreated for the Broadway stage. Such is the case of “Newsies.”

    By Frank Burd For Digital First Media |

  • Sports

    Snyder, Grim, Watt victorious on opening night at Grandview

    BECHTELSVILLE >> A full card of regular season NASCAR points paying events Saturday night at Grandview Speedway got the 2018 racing season underway on a very exciting note, as Danny Snyder, Brad Grim and Ryan Watt, all, took home Opening Night wins at the popular high-banked third-mile clay oval in Bechtelsville.

    By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Massive fire destroys garage, classic cars in Douglass (Berks)

    DOUGLASS (BERKS) >> A multi-alarm fire destroyed a steel commercial building and its contents at 56 Edge Hill Road Saturday afternoon.

    By Tony Phyrillas @tonyphyrillas on Twitter|

  • News

    Montco commissioners go on the road Monday in Pottstown

    For the sixth year in a row, the Montgomery County Commissioners are taking their message on the road. Constituents are encouraged to attend a “Conversations with the Commissioners” event to discuss issues important in their communities.

    Digital First Media|

  • News

    Julie Stark, Keith Haring named 2018 Distinguished Alumni of Year

    Kutztown Area School District Education Foundation announce the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Julie Stark and the late Keith Haring. They will be honored at a reception at Moselem Springs Country Club on June 5, 5 to 7 p.m. Stark will also deliver the commencement address to Kutztown Area High School’s graduating class of 2018 on June 8.

    From Kutztown Education Foundation|

  • News

    Vulakovich, Schwank introduce sextortion legislation to criminalize the coercion of sexual conduct

    Pennsylvania Sens. and Judy Schwank (D-11) and Randy Vulakovich (R-38) have introduced legislation that aims to criminalize the coercion of sexual conduct.

    From Sen. Schwank’s Office|

  • News

    Finalist backs out of Boyertown school superintendent job

    BOYERTOWN >> The top choice to be the next superintendent of the Boyertown Area School District has decided he doesn’t want the job after all.

    By Tony Phyrillas @tonyphyrillas on Twitter|

  • News

    Boyertown Elementary students plant trees for Earth Day

    BOYERTOWN >> Boyertown Elementary students got a head start on Earth Day Friday.

    Digital First Media|

  • News

    Berks History Center presented Achievement Award from PA Museums

    On April 16, the Berks History Center accepted an Institutional Achievement Award from PA Museums, Pennsylvania’s statewide trade association serving museum professionals and institutions, at PA Museum’s Annual Conference in State College, PA.

    From Berks History Center|

  • News

    Girl Scouts learn important babysitting skills

    The Boyertown Service Unit of Girl Scouts of Eastern PA held a Super Sitter event on Saturday, April 14, at St. Columbkill’s Roman Catholic Church in Boyertown. Forty six girls, under the leadership of Mary Flanagan, R.N., learned very important life-saving skills.

    From Sharon Smith|

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