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Philadelphia Folk Festival still singing at 53

By David W. Wannop For 21st Century Media |

Be in the know for 2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival

From Aug. 15-17, the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will feature dozens of performers on seven stages. ...

By Brian Bingaman |


  • Features/People

    Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA holds annual Award Ceremony

    The Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA holds an annual Award Ceremony to recognize the girls who have earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. This year’s event was held on July 27, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown. The Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout (Grade 4-5) can achieve. Cadettes (Grades 6, 7, 8) can earn the Silver Award and the Gold Award is reserved for girls in High School.

    From Boyertown Service Unit of GSEP |

  • Arts and entertainment

    Playcrafters of Skippack presents The Crucible

    While the Delaware Valley surprisingly hasn’t experienced the dreaded dog days of summer typical of August, still there is an element of substantial heat simmering amongst the cast of Playcrafters as they prepare to bring Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony Award Winning Play, The Crucible, to the main stage this week.

    By Mary Cantell For Playcrafters |


    Concert in the Park in Honey Brook: Spirit Wing offers something for everyone

    Honey Brook Borough >> Burning sage, social dances, and contemporary Native American music. I’ve never been to an actual pow wow, but I can imagine that Honey Brook’s concert in the park would only be the start of one.

    By: Elizabeth Mazenko For 21st Century News Media |

  • Features/People

    Run4Sam gives back to community in runner’s memory

    Runners, walkers and supporters spent a rainy morning at Gring’s Mill Park on Sunday morning, Aug. 17, for the seventh annual Run4Sam. The 4 mile or 10K race and 2 mile walk followed by kids fun run is in memory and honor of Samuel Brooklyn Reed, a Schuylkill Valley High School graduate and cross country runner who was killed by a hit and run drunk driver while attending the University of Pittsburgh on September 1, 2007.

    Shea Singley

  • School boards

    Hamburg administrators introduce STEM initiatives, directors vote on new Tilden principal

    Hamburg Area administrators introduced school directors to the district’s STEM initiatives for the 2014-15 school year on Aug. 11, .

    By Arch Kurtz For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign announces ‘100,000 Pennsylvania Heroes’ drive on 14th anniversary

    The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers, following the 14th anniversary of John R. Elliott’s death, announced the launch of its ‘100,000 Pennsylvania Heroes’ drive.

    From the HERO Campaign |

  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: Get your ice bucket ready for a very worthy cause

    The world is not without worthwhile opportunities to be charitable is it? Every day we see commercials and receive solicitations in our mail box for various noble causes, all seeking donations to promote their cause or fund a cure. Sometimes we can roll our eyes and become desensitized to the next bandwagon that comes by because we have been hit up so many times for some many causes. That’s how the “Ice Bucket Challenge” frenzy sweeping the Facebook world kind of left me feeling, at least in...

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • Features/People

    No room for error

    After climbing 14,410 feet to the summit of Mount Rainier, Scott Wallace knew exactly how he wanted to live the moment.

    By Gene Morris For 21st Century Media |


    Fizz, Boom, Read summer readingButterflies take over finaleButterfly Guy introduces his winged companions to young readers at Village Library

    Moths, butterflies, silkworms, caterpillars — dumb bugs all, that is, until you hear Rick Mikula describe them.

    By Arundhati Das For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    National Penn Ranked 28th Largest Ag Lender in the U.S.

    National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPBC) announced on Aug. 6 it has been ranked the 28th largest agricultural business lender in total dollar volume, according to the most recent data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

    From National Penn Bancshares, Inc. |

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