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Recognizing Earth Day: Volunteers help clean up the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area

By Shea Singley|

Library referendum a contentious issue in Oley

The proposed library tax referendum set to appear on the May 20 primary ballot in Oley is generating strong feelings among township residents who must decide if a library is something for which they are willing to pay. ...

By Lynn A. Gladieux For 21st Century Media |

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  • General news

    Library referendum a contentious issue in Oley

    The proposed library tax referendum set to appear on the May 20 primary ballot in Oley is generating strong feelings among township residents who must decide if a library is something for which they are willing to pay.

    By Lynn A. Gladieux For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Recognizing Earth Day: Volunteers help clean up the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area

    Community members spent the day helping keep the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area clean on Saturday, April 19.

    Shea Singley
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  • General events

    ARL and CatWorks host ‘Spring Adoption Event & Dip Off’

    The Westy Bar and Grill will once again be welcoming some four legged customers, as well as their fans and advocates, this coming Saturday.

    Shea Singley
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  • General news

    Children challenged in Raptor Egg Hunt at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

    While others were looking for brightly colored and decorated eggs left by the Easter Bunny over the weekend, a group of 50 egg hunters took the challenge of finding hidden eggs left over by the Easter Raptor Passover at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton on Saturday, April 19.

    Shea Singley
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  • General news

    The Easter Bunny stops by Scaheffer’s Harley-Davidson

    Plenty of smiles and even some tears signified that it was that time of year again for pictures with the Easter Bunny at Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson in Orwigsburg.

    Shea Singley
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  • General news

    Tapestry of shapes and colors to fill sky on ‘Go Fly a Kite Day!’

    The Berks County Parks and Recreation Department and the Sky Pilots Kite Club join forces for the springtime tradition of kite flying, kite making and kite contests at the 27th annual “Go Fly a Kite! Day” set for Sunday, April 27, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Youth Recreation Facility, 1098 County Road, Bern Township. The event is held in tandem with National Kite Month.

    From Berks County Parks and Recreation Department |

  • General news

    Berks County’s Interfaith Labyrinth Walk for Peace set for May 4

    The sixth annual Interfaith Labyrinth Walk for Peace in Berks County is set for Sunday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Epler’s United Church of Christ in Bern Township.

    By Jennifer Hetrick For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Strausstown women hold ‘My Backyard Birds’ meeting

    The Woman’s Club of Strausstown held their April meeting, “My Backyard Birds” and were privileged to have as their guest Jack Holcomb, radio host from WEEU, whose knowledge of the avian world is extensive and colorful. Invited for this special meeting, husbands and guests of the club members were delighted to hear his anecdotes and remembrances. Mr. Holcomb told the group of his initiation into bird-watching in 1965 when he was called to the office at WEEU and asked, “How’d you like...

    By Peggy Behm Woman’s Club of Strausstown |

  • General news

    Hamburg directors recognize nine retiring teachers

    Hamburg Area School Directors recognized the retirements of nine teachers who have taught for a total of 245.5 years in the district (283.5 years overall) on April 14.

    By Arch Kurtz For 21st Century Media |

  • Features/People

    Congratulations to the Item & Patriot Egg Hunt Winner

    Congratulations to Tammy Schaeffer, of Mertztown, who won the Berks-Mont Newspapers Easter Egg Hunt! Tammy correctly found 25 egg logos and was randomly drawn as the winner. As the winner, Tammy received more than $500 in gift certificates and other prizes. Congratulations Tammy!

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