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Twin Valley 4th graders spend educational field trip at French Creek State Park

By Carol Quaintance For Digital First Media |

Healthy Lifestyles Expo fills Sunnybrook Ballroom

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> The Sunnybrook Ballroom was filled with people Thursday as area residents did yoga in a chair, received free health screenings and visited vendor tables for the 2016 Healthy Lifestyles Expo. ...

By Michilea Patterson mpatterson@21st-centurymedia.com @MichileaP on Twitter |

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  • Lifestyle

    Adoptables from the Montco SPCA

    Zuzu, also known as Ellie, is a young Staffordshire mix looking for a home with a PATIENT owner. Zuzu is very sweet with people, but when in a home environment, she can become protective over her family. Zuzu was never socialized very well, so new people and environments can make her anxious and afraid. She needs a home without other animals, or with a large-breed male dog. Zuzu was very tolerant of a young child in her last home. She is a staff favorite and has a specialness about her that...

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  • Lifestyle

    Cat Angel Network: Meet Bailey, an affectionate tabby looking for a home

    Do you enjoy being loved and having someone adore you? If so, Bailey just may be your soul mate. He is a handsome orange tabby, front declawed, who is only two years old. He has a wonderful personality and can be described as gentle, quiet, soft and affectionate. When you consider his other attributes of playfulness and good looks, Bailey is obviously a huge winner!

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  • Columns

    The Historian: The craft of the weaver

    For more than a century after settlement, linen and tow were the predominant fabrics of early Pennsylvania. Linen is produced from the long fibers of the flax plant, tow from the short fibers. Most farmers planted about two acres of flax each year in the early spring, which supplied enough fiber for their new clothing, towels, table cloths and other household uses such as cheese sieves, ball cheese covers and wrappers for market butter.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • News

    MCCC celebrates student success at 2016 Commencement ceremony

    Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) celebrated the success of 1,555 graduates during its 2016 Commencement ceremony on May 19 in Blue Bell.

    Montgomery County Community College |

  • News

    Pottstown Middle School concert and jazz bands celebrate sweet success at ‘Music in the Parks’

    Recently, the Pottstown Middle School’s concert and jazz bands filled the air with some sweet music as they participated in the annual “Music in the Parks” festival held in Hershey. The concert band placed second in its division with an overall score of “Excellent.” They performed their trademark numbers, “Air from County Derry” and “High Water Mark: The Third Day.”

    Pottstown School District |

  • News

    Top Dog Fest tops at Topton Street Fair

    Hot dog eating contest, Top Cake Baker, and Classic Car Cruise drew people out into the rain to Topton on Saturday.

    Lisa Mitchell
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  • Columns

    Out & About: Time to fly

    The small, white butterfly leisurely flew across my yard, like a stone skipping across a pond. It didn’t seem to be in any hurry, but then again, I’m not sure what its “hurried flight” looks like, or if it even has one. After watching it for several minutes, I realized this winged wonder did have a destination, however. The critter zoomed in on a single dandelion growing near the edge our fence. How did it see it? How did it find this one individual flower growing...

    By Rich Wood Columnist |

  • News

    Pottstown firm has two attorneys named to list of ‘Super Lawyers’ in PA

    Wolf, Baldwin & Associates, P.C. in Pottstown has announced that two of their attorneys have been named to the list of top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2016 as published by Super Lawyers magazine. Levi S. Wolf was renamed in the practice area of Workers’ Compensation; Julie J. Marburger was named as a “Rising Star” in the area of Family Law.

    Wolf, Baldwin & Associates, P.C. |

  • News

    Patriot Community Calendar May 26

    Send events to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com by Friday noon week prior to publication.

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  • News

    Kutztown Community Library hosts Book Sale

    On Friday, April 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 from 9:30 to 2 p.m., the Kutztown Community Library hosted a successful Book Sale event. The book sale included a Fill-a-Bag Sale on Saturday.

    Kutztown Community Library |

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