In Other News

Kutztown Folk Festival kicks off with wine and history

By Roxanne Richardson For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

Amity to request ambulance RFPs

The Amity Township Board of Supervisors said June 17 that it will follow the necessary protocol to locate and contract with an ambulance service. ...

By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |


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    ‘Be a Star, Don’t Do Drugs’: Cougar Chronicle sending anti-drug message for Kutztown students to live healthy lifestyles

    Last Spring several kids died of Heroin overdoses in Topton and Kutztown. Everyone said someone should do something and meetings were held; and in many cases the issue faded away. In Kutztown, Kathy Metrick, KASD Superintendent, and many others stepped up and took action.

    By Hugh Smith Kutztown Strong |

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    Kutztown’s Centennial Celebration 100 Years Ago: As Kutztown prepares for its Bicentennial, committee looks back at past celebrations

    Kutztown pulled out all the stops to celebrate its centennial from July 1 to July 7 in 1915. A full week of celebrations, including four parades, enveloped the borough in a way that is almost unimaginable today. In an era before the Internet, television, radio, and universal car ownership, there was very little competition for the attention of Kutztown’s citizens, making the celebration the top attraction for the East Penn Valley in 1915.

    By Craig Koller Bicentennial Committee |

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    Kutztown area School District Student Art Show celebrates Kutztown Bicentennial

    Greenwich and Kutztown Elementary students celebrated Kutztown’s Bicentennial Day with daylong activities paying homage to their Pennsylvania Heritage.

    By Donna Hill-Chaney Elementary Art Teacher |

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    Schuylkill River Trail leads in national contest for ‘best urban trail’

    CONSHOHOCKEN >> In a Reader’s Choice contest between 20 trail systems nationwide the Schuylkill River Trail is currently leading the contest for the top choice among USA Today readers.

    By Carl Rotenberg @CarlWriter on Twitter |

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    Touch a Train at WK&S Railroad in Kempton

    The WK&S Railroad in Kempton offered the community a unique opportunity to view equipment that is seldom available to the public at their Touch a Train event on June 21.

    By Karen L. Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

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    Family Fun Fridays: Visit a Farmer’s Market for Culinary Adventures

    As summer weather settles in, home gardeners can get impatient, waiting for tender young plants to grow and produce juicy tomatoes, sweet corn and other garden delights. Our whole family was sharing this impatience, so we decided to spend a fun Friday outing visiting a local farmer’s market.

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Travel

    GLOBETROTTING GRADUATE: Why I keep going back to Paris

    Paris is not my favorite place to visit, yet I find myself consistently revisiting the city. Outside of London, it is the foreign city I know best.

    By Caitlin Burns For Digital First Media |

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    5 home gardens toured at Fourth Annual Hamburg Garden Stroll

    “Anyone in Hamburg who has a small area of sunshine can grow fruit and vegetables,” were the inspiring words offered to future gardeners by Paul Wikerd, a retired minister and resident of Hamburg since 1987.

    By Karen L. Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

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    Schuylkill Valley students recognized for participation in Berks County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet

    The highlight of the June 22 Schuylkill Valley School Board meeting was the recognition of the large group of students who participated in the Berks County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet.

    By Karen L. Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Parenting

    Perspective on Parenting: 10 years a mom

    Years ago, as a communications professional in the corporate world, I remember when my colleagues were honored for a decade or more of service. In a world where attention spans are gradually diminishing, doing anything constructive for 10 years can be considered quite an accomplishment. It illustrates responsibility, commitment and consistency. This is especially true for marriages. Milestone anniversaries are often celebrated with parties or vacations to commemorate a bond that is...


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