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Top Dog Fest tops at Topton Street Fair

By Lisa Mitchell|

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 a...



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    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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    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 |

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    Patriot Community Calendar May 26

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    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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    Kutztown Grange honors members, enjoys entertainment at Community Night

    Kutztown Grange hosted their annual Community Night, open to the public, in April. State Grange president Elizabeth Downey, along with other State and County Grange officers were in attendance.

    Kutztown Grange |

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    Topton Pioneer Grange hosts Community Night

    The Pioneer Grange in Topton held its annual Community Night Program in April. This is a night to honor grange members and get the community involved.

    Topton Pioneer Grange |

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    Tim Long, 36 year insurance professional, to retire

    After 36 years in the insurance business, Tim Long, associated with Nationwide Insurance, is retiring. The Long agency, currently located in the Topton Professional Building, State Street, Mertztown, was founded in 1952 by Tim’s father, Arlan W. Long. The agency has been designated a “Nationwide Insurance Heritage Agency: In honor of excellence and strength handed down from generation to generation.”

    Tim Long Insurance |

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    It’s music to their ears: New Community Theatre celebrating amazing response to September production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

    It was not long ago that The Talisman Players, originally a community theatre in New York City, presented themselves to our community for the first time. Invited to take up residence at Trinity Lutheran Church on Main Street, the “players” began with a liturgical play for Christmas in 2014 and followed with a melodrama, “Dora the Beautiful Dishwasher” in February 2015.

    The Talisman Players |

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    Fleetwood Area High School: May Students of the Month

    The Fleetwood Area High School Students of the Month for May are Cory Mullin and Nicole Spanier.

    Fleetwood Area High School |

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    Kutztown grad inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, receives award

    Muhlenberg College honored its Phi Beta Kappa recipients in an induction ceremony on Sunday, May 1. The ceremony was held in Seegers Union at 12 p.m.

    Muhlenberg College |

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