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Police investigate road rage crash involving Harley, truck on Route 61 on June 6

By Lisa Mitchell|

Township managers from Maidencreek, Union graduate from Municipal Government Academy

Diane Hollenbach, manager of Maidencreek Township, and Jason Wager, manager of Union Township, recently completed the certificate and diploma programs, respectively, of the PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA), a leadership and municipal educatio...

From Brenda Wilt|


  • Governor Mifflin Annual Community Days July 2 to 7

    The Greater Governor Mifflin League (GGML) was founded in 1976 as non-profit organization devoted to giving back to the community. In every year since, the GGML has presented a unique community fair featuring food, games, rides, and some of the best regional entertainment, including a spectacular “One-of-a-Kind” Fireworks finale which will culminate this year on Saturday, July 8. Its main goal has been to return proceeds from the fair back into the community in the form of...

    From Erich Cawalla|

  • Building a Better Boyertown wins 2 Townie awards

    Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) recently presented 12 awards during the organization’s annual statewide Townie Awards gala. Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) was presented with awards in two categories: Organizational Excellence, sub-category Organization Development, BBB — Vision and Action Plan; and Chairman’s Award For Youth Involvement, BBB – Town Vision Video.

    Submitted to Digital First Media |

  • Agriculture in the schools at Robeson elementary

    State Representative Mark M. Gillen’s “AG in the Schools” program was at Robeson Elementary School recently. Gillen stated, “Our Southern Berks County 4-H farm family heritage and my membership on the PA State House Agricultural Affairs Committee led me to realize how important it is to bring our Commonwealth’s #1 industry directly to area students.” The agricultural lessons included animal care and behavior, in addition to animal fiber and...

    From Mark Gillen|

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    Greenwich Elementary third graders transform into historical wax statues

    Greenwich Elementary third graders transformed into wax statues of historical people during their annual historical wax museum on June 6.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Boyertown school budget will raise taxes 5.4%, per capita tax reinstated

    BOYERTOWN >> With a 6-3 vote Tuesday, the Boyertown Area School Board approved a $118 million final budget that raises property taxes by 5.4 percent.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    Boyertown School Board cuts ‘pay-to-play’ fee in half

    BOYERTOWN >> As the result of a 6-3 vote Tuesday, it is now less expensive to participate in extracurricular activities in the Boyertown Area School District.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    Area native shares recipes, advice in the ‘The Ultimate New Mom’s Cookbook’…

    One of the biggest challenges new moms face: feeding the whole family. When Lansdale native Aurora Satler welcomed a son, she made “wonderful purees for him” but sometimes forgot to nourish herself. “I was starting to think that this has to be easier, and everyone has to eat,” recalled the chef and food stylist.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

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    Hamburg Area High School Valedictorian: ‘Life is a run, not a race’

    Hamburg’s Class of 2018 said farewell to the halls of Hamburg Area High School during the 56th annual Commencement program held in the school gym on June 8.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • 284 graduate from Twin Valley, the school on the hill

    Alvernia University was bursting with smiles June 9 as the 2018 graduating class of Twin Valley High School streamed into the Physical Education Center. The crowd spilled into every possible seat, extending to the rafters. The majesty of Pomp and Circumstance carried the march of 284 graduates including its five sets of twins, along with school dignitaries.

    By Carol Quaintance For Digital First Media|

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