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Boyertown School Board to vote on 1-year contract extension for teachers

By Tony Phyrillas @tonyphyrillas on Twitter|

MUSIC: A quick look at area music festivals and some tips to make the best of each

Forget Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and the like; why spent time and money traveling to music festivals around the country when there’s more than enough of them right in our very own backyard? This year sees a record number of events that ...

By Michaeld Christopher For Digital First Media |


  • News

    Daniel Boone school budget still undecided

    With just weeks left to approve a final 2018-19 budget, the Daniel Boone School Board is still undecided on how it will balance a $1.48 million deficit.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Get fresh oven-baked bread at annual Kutztown Folk Festival

    The quaint bake oven as it is found in the Pennsylvania Dutch region was an outstanding invention for its time, far superior to any found elsewhere in America. As European families transferred their white man’s culture to the virgin forests of Pennsylvania introducing their frontier farmsteads to the area, there was no other invention, expect perhaps the large frontier fireplaces, that intrigued the native Indians more than these outdoor bake-ovens. There are still quite a few...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • News

    PHOTOS: Boyertown High School graduates the class of 2018

    Boyertown High School held its 2018 graduation ceremony at the Santander Arena in Reading on June 7, 2018.

    Digital First Media|

  • News

    CommUNITY Day planned for this weekend

    POTTSTOWN >> A community fair focused on bringing people together will be coming to Pottstown this weekend.

    Digital First Media|

  • Business

    Complete Family Eyecare has grown with the community

    New Hanover >> When Dr. Lori Gray was looking for a place to locate her private optometric practice — Complete Family Eyecare — she knew she wanted to be able to live in the community where she worked.

    By Donna Rovins @MercBiz on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    CONCERT PREVIEW: The Posies needs your help with album re-release project

    Seattle area indie rock/power pop band The Posies are marking their 30th anniversary this year by issuing three expanded re-releases of fan-favorite albums originally put out by Geffen Records.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • News

    2 killed in Centre Township house fire

    An early morning fire claimed the lives of two people in their Centre Township home on June 6.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Food

    FOOD & DRINK: Everything’s coming up rosé!

    As visitors sipped wine under a shade tree on a sunny afternoon, Raechel Kuehn poured a glass of Moscato Rose at Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford, smiled and said, “Rosé is kind of having a moment right now. Everyone wants to ‘rosé all day’ and ‘drink pink.’”

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Valedictorian tells Fleetwood grads, ‘Stay true to yourself’

    Kutztown University’s Keystone Hall was filled with friends and family on June 5 for Fleetwood Area High School’s commencement.

    By Jesi Yost For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Shoey Parade ‘Makes a Splash’

    “Let’s Make a Splash” was the theme of the 67th annual Shoemakersville’s Children’s Fair and Parade on June 2. The theme was chosen to honor the 50th anniversary of the community’s swimming pool, which recently underwent construction and opened in time for the summer season. This year’s grand marshal was Pool Supervisor Amy Botwright.

    Lisa Mitchell

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