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Cars, bikes cruise into Shartlesville

By Carl Hess For Digital First Media|

Garden of Giving event raises funds for Oliva family of Honey Brook

The beautiful Honey Brook Golf Club was the venue for a Garden of Giving cancer fundraiser on Sept. 10 to help with medical bills for the Oliva family of Honey Brook. The family’s dentist, Dr. Marsha M. Kirschner, started the idea, and a team ...

Submitted by Dr. Kirschner’s Staff|


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    Emma Ketterer named a Budding Artist by Dancing Tree Creations

    Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio is proud to name Emma Ketterer as their next Budding Artist. An opening reception, with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet other local artists, will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 5pm to 7pm. The Budding Artist Program provides school-aged artists an opportunity to join over 200 local and national artisans in exhibiting and selling their crafts for a three-month period of time with all proceeds going to the Budding...

    From Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery & Studio |

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    Virginville Grange member selected for competitive National Grange Fellowship

    The National Grange has announced its 2016 class of Communication Fellows, which includes a Shoemakersville woman.

    National Grange|

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    Fleetwood Junior Troop tours BCTV

    On Sept. 15, Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop visited the BCTV Studios and appeared on Girl Scouts of Eastern PA’s monthly program, hosted by Carla Hickey. The girls introduced themselves and shared which school they attended and town they lived in. They discussed which Girl Scout cookie flavor was their favorite. One by one, the girls took the mic and explained what activities they do in their troop and what trips they go on. For anyone watching the show, they received a great...

    By Linda Yuengel Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager|

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    Fleetwood Junior Troop tours Sweet Frog, learns about business

    Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop 1793 started their Girl Scout year off with a trip to Sweet Frog! The girls worked on requirements to earn their Business Owner badge. They were given a tour of the facility and learned about owning and operating a business. The girls asked lots of questions and we instructed about good customer service and employee relations. What a fun, informative, interactive way to earn a badge.

    By Linda Yuengel Fleetwood Service Unit Manager|

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    Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act passes House with bipartisan vote

    The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan “Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2015” (H.R. 3537) on Sept. 26 sponsored by Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) through a vote of 258 – 101.

    Congressman Dent’s Office|

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    Committee passes bill to prohibit use of drones over certain facilities in PA

    The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a measure that would penalize unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators for flying their aircraft over certain facilities in Pennsylvania, according to a bill sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).

    Sen. Argall’s Office|

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    Schwank introduces legislation shielding farms from realty transfer tax

    State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) introduced legislation to reinstate a decades old program that exempts agricultural conservation easements from Pennsylvania’s Realty Transfer Tax.

    Sen. Swank’s Office|

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    State Police: Fleetwood teen rolls Jeep Cherokee

    State Police Hamburg reported that a 16-year-old Fleetwood teen was driving south on Garman Road in Greenwich Township at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 when a deer ran out in front of his 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, causing him to lose control.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Boyertown Area Multi-Service calls for new or gently used children’s Halloween costumes

    Boyertown Area Multi-Service is currently collecting new and gently used children’s Halloween costumes (that aren’t scary!). The costumes that are collected will be distributed to the children of our client families – those most in need within the community. Many parents don’t have the luxury of purchasing “extra items” like Halloween costumes.

    Boyertown Area Multi-Service|

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    Kutztown flower shop owner Shawn Brown earns international floral design certification

    Jackie & Daughter Flower Shop owner Shawn Brown CFD, Kutztown, recently participated in the American Institute of Floral Designers professional floral design evaluation in California. Brown is now an internationally certified floral designer.

    Lisa Mitchell

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