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Berks Mustang Car Club’s Car Show raises $2,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

By Carl Hess For Digital First Media |

Bernville man arrested for allegedly shooting gun toward Hamburg residence, injuring woman inside

Hamburg Police arrested a Bernville man on June 11 on charges related to a May 26 shooting incident on 4th Street, Hamburg. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


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    Soapbox Derby returns to Pottstown for 24th year

    POTTSTOWN >> And they’re off. Family and friends could be heard cheering racers on as the annual Soapbox Derby returned to Pottstown for its 24th year.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

  • Governor Mifflin Annual Community Days July 2 to 7

    The Greater Governor Mifflin League (GGML) was founded in 1976 as non-profit organization devoted to giving back to the community. In every year since, the GGML has presented a unique community fair featuring food, games, rides, and some of the best regional entertainment, including a spectacular “One-of-a-Kind” Fireworks finale which will culminate this year on Saturday, July 8. Its main goal has been to return proceeds from the fair back into the community in the form of...

    From Erich Cawalla|

  • Building a Better Boyertown wins 2 Townie awards

    Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) recently presented 12 awards during the organization’s annual statewide Townie Awards gala. Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) was presented with awards in two categories: Organizational Excellence, sub-category Organization Development, BBB — Vision and Action Plan; and Chairman’s Award For Youth Involvement, BBB – Town Vision Video.

    Submitted to Digital First Media |

  • Agriculture in the schools at Robeson elementary

    State Representative Mark M. Gillen’s “AG in the Schools” program was at Robeson Elementary School recently. Gillen stated, “Our Southern Berks County 4-H farm family heritage and my membership on the PA State House Agricultural Affairs Committee led me to realize how important it is to bring our Commonwealth’s #1 industry directly to area students.” The agricultural lessons included animal care and behavior, in addition to animal fiber and...

    From Mark Gillen|

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    Ashley Furniture receives 2018 Albert Boscov Economic Development Award

    On Thursday, May 31, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. was awarded the 2018 Albert Boscov Economic Development Award on behalf of the Greater

    From Bailey Waldera|

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    CONCERN receives grant from Dominion Energy

    On Friday, May 25, Robert Sauer, Director of Dominion Energy’s Fairless Power Station, located in Fairless Hills, PA, presented CONCERN’s Southeast Regional Office with a check in the amount of $5,000 from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

    From Art Silverman|

  • Entertainment

    The 60s Boys perform free concert at Kutztown Park June 23

    As part of the 2018 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series in the Park, The 60s Boys will take the stage on Saturday night, June 23, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. to entertain the crowd.

    By John Schmoyer Kutztown Recreation Director|

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    Summer Art Workshops with Ozzie Sneddon announced at Studio B

    Nine Weeks of Creative Fun! Creative Design Challenges! Outdoor Drawing opportunities in the area! Fantastical Figure Drawing! General Artistic Skill Development! Visiting Local Art Spots!

    From Emily A. Branch|

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    Hamburg Community Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour features fruits, vegetables, pollinator and native plants

    The Hamburg Community Wildlife Habitat Committee’s held its 7th annual Garden Tour was held on June 9, which began at the Hamburg Park. The various gardens reflected, fruits and vegetables, pollinator and native plants, fountains, and sculptures.

    By Sheryle Delewski Hamburg Community Wildlife Habitat Committee|

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