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Hamburg history painted in town mural

By Lisa Mitchell|

Hamburg Strand hosts Rocky Horror Picture Show event

Hamburg Strand Theater hosts a Rocky Horror Picture Show movie event, honoring the 1975 cult film’s 40th anniversary. ...

By Sheryle Delewski Hamburg Strand Theater|


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    column: What hangs in the balance this election?

    Whether you’re liberal, conservative, libertarian or a Green party member, on the eve of selecting the next American president there are some things to consider. Your vote is more than a just tally for a candidate; it’s a referendum on the future of our country.

    By Mary Cantell Guest columnist|

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    Time is the most precious commodity of all

    I’m sure I’m not the only one among us who has noticed that times flies.

    By Mike Zielinski Guest columnist|

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    Out & About: Trail Time

    Bikes loaded, check. Helmets and air pump loaded, check. Water and snacks packed, check. Backup water and backup snacks packed, check, check. It’s 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and Theresa and I are off to bike another trail. “Where are we headed?” Theresa asks curiously. “We’re going north, to the D & L Trail,” I responded with a grin. Time to get those legs ready!


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    Emma Ketterer named a Budding Artist by Dancing Tree Creations

    Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio is proud to name Emma Ketterer as their next Budding Artist. An opening reception, with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet other local artists, will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 5pm to 7pm. The Budding Artist Program provides school-aged artists an opportunity to join over 200 local and national artisans in exhibiting and selling their crafts for a three-month period of time with all proceeds going to the Budding...

    From Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery & Studio |

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    Keim Music Fest coming up Oct. 1

    There’s a fun-filled day of music, food, and history at the second annual Keim Music Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Jacob Keim Farmstead in Oley. This event is a one-day music event held outdoors to raise awareness and restoration funds for the Keim Farmstead, a property owned by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County.

    Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County|

  • Welcome to my World: The Tradition of Hope Chests

    When growing up in the ’50s, as a teen on a farm, I knew about hope chests. My understanding was that unmarried girls collected items, such as handmade embroidered linens, tablecloths, bureau scarves, and placed them in their “hope chest” in hopes of a future marriage.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    Cars, bikes cruise into Shartlesville

    A little of cooperation and planning between the organizers of the Appalachian RV Resort’s 6th Annual Car & Bike Show in Shartlesville and Salem-Berne UMC’s 12th Annual Country Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show in Hamburg, held earlier in the day, went a long way on Sept. 24.

    By Carl Hess For Digital First Media|

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    Garden of Giving event raises funds for Oliva family of Honey Brook

    The beautiful Honey Brook Golf Club was the venue for a Garden of Giving cancer fundraiser on Sept. 10 to help with medical bills for the Oliva family of Honey Brook. The family’s dentist, Dr. Marsha M. Kirschner, started the idea, and a team of people worked for many months to make this a special evening of generosity and giving.

    Submitted by Dr. Kirschner’s Staff|

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    Twin Valleys Garden Club competes, shares tips at Flower Show

    Floral artistry! Horticulture know-how! Tradition of teaching! Twin Valleys Garden Club brought these qualities together again this year at their recent In-House Flower Show “The World of Beatrix Potter.”

    By June Allred TVGC|

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    Twin Valley High School October Intern of Month: Kelly Loughery

    Twin Valley High School’s Intern of the Month for October is Kelly Loughery, who is interning with the school’s Raider Runway program.

    By Connor Miles TVHS|

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