In Other News

Federal Reserve of Philly speaker presents positive economic forecast to Northeast Berks Chamber

By Laura E. Quain For Digital First Media|

Reflections: Waiting for a cancer cure is like waiting for Godot

We have been waiting for a cure for cancer for what seems an eternity. ...

By Mike Zielinski Columnist|


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    A look back at history The PA Dutch ‘Grossa Schrank’ that brought one million dollars continued

    Part 2 Quite often when a home was being built for a young PA Dutch farming couple, cabinet makers like Jacob and John Bieber were also busy designing and making the household furniture that would make their abode a functional and loving home. Parents sometimes assisted the newlyweds in building (or buying) furniture which represented the love and respect of their ethnic clan. Thus, master cabinetmakers in Colonial times prided themselves in creating unusual works of art that...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

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    PERSON TO PERSON — IMPACT: Elephants on parade

    Did you ever hear of a mother having a 200 pound baby? If you read the title of this column, you would not say: “preposterous”; rather, you would reply: “of course, an elephant.” I don’t know how I became so enamored with elephants. Could it have been the 2,000 word senior theme I wrote in high school, at which time I selected Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus (Ringling Brothers)? Imagine 2,000 words! Many times just two of my columns amount...


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    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Overlooked but valuable antiques

    Ever wonder what valuable antiques are hiding in your house? There are many antiques, works of art, and collectibles that have significant value which many people want you to just toss out with the trash or put out on your front lawn at a low market priced yard sale.

    By Lori Verderame|

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    Maloney announces $216,200 for Pedestrian Safety in Birdsboro

    On Jan 10, state Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) announced that a federal grant for $216,200 has been awarded to Birdsboro for sidewalks and ADA-compliant ramps.

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  • Opinion


    Sometimes, the simplest things in life create tension in you. A few days after Christmas I took our car to be serviced at a dealership. On the way, I passed close to the store that sells my favorite donuts. I know I should not have been thinking of this between Christmas and New Year’s when most of us have overeaten or anticipate doing so, but I thought if I could “get away” with a bill of less than $100 for the car, I would stop at the store on the way home for some...


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    Hamburg High School musicians Kissinger, Fegley, Freed participate in LVC Honors Band

    Hamburg Area High School musicians Tom Kissinger, trumpet; Trevor Fegley, alto sax; and Brittany Freed, oboe, participated in the Lebanon Valley College Honors Band on Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14. Musicians participated in all-day rehearsal Friday and Saturday. A concert was held on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Blair Music Center, Lebanon Valley College.


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    Hamburg Middle School musicians participate in LVC Bandfest

    Hamburg Area Middle School 6th through 8th grade band students participated in Lebanon Valley College Bandfest on Jan. 12.


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    Frecon Farms to launch new seasonal menu during winter open house

    Even though it may be cold outside this winter season, Frecon Farms still manages to keep active during the winter season.

    By Harrison Otto|

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    Adoptable pets from Montco SPCA

    Jinkies, it’s Velma! This Staffordshire Terrier has the brains of her namesake and a disposition to match. No need to glasses to see the potential in her though! She is a shy gal at first but can pick up tricks pretty quickly. Velma would need someone willing to work with her on socialization and continue her training. Release A269902


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    cat angel network: Sibling kittens will make great pets

    Abraham & Izzy are 9 month-old brother and sister who have the most beautiful glossy black coats. They are shy at first meeting, but once they warm up to their new home, they like to run and play. Like many kitties, they prefer to climb on the laps of their trusted family members rather than being picked up.


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