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Crowds come out for 146th annual Kutztown Fair

By Lisa Mitchell|

Principals compete in Kutztown Fair Celebrity Swine Contest

Three local principals jumped at a unique opportunity by participating in the 2nd annual Celebrity Swine Showmanship Contest on Aug. 14 at the Kutztown Fair held at the Kutztown Fairgrounds. ...

By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Opinion

    THE HISTORIAN: Pigs played a large role in Pennsylvania German life

    A note in the publication American Farmer, 1819, reports that an exhibition at a fair showed a “pig with a wooden leg on the off side [left front] before which appears to walk with little lameness or inconvenience.”

    By Robert R. Wood|

  • Entertainment

    NOW STREAMING: ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ combines Netflix’s heroes into a punchy new series

    Don’t overthink this. “Marvel’s The Defenders” brings the paths of four New York City-based comic-book superheroes together so they can fight a common enemy. The eight-part Netflix series wastes no time getting into the action, but is somewhat slow picking up steam.

    By Rob Lowman Southern California News Group|

  • Entertainment

    NEW TO STREAMING AND VOD: ‘The Wall’ is a white-knuckle war movie

    In “The Wall,” director Doug Liman and scripter Dwain Worrell brilliantly reduce the Iraq War to a few skirmishes between a pair of American soldiers (Aaron Taylor- Johnson, John Cena) and an unseen sniper who has them pinned behind a crumbling wall.

    By Amy Longsdorf For Digital First Media|

  • News

    New Schuylkill Valley superintendent believes in being a servant leader

    Schuylkill Valley School District welcomed as new superintendent, Dr. Cindy Mierzejewski. From May 30 to June 30, Mierzejewski worked with former superintendent Dr. Warren Mata, who retired. Her first day was July 1.

    Lisa Mitchell
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  • KUTZTOWN LOCAL

    Meitzler, Brennan announce engagement

    Jennifer Lynn Meitzler and Michael Timothy Brennan, both of Bethesada, Md., announce their engagement.

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  • Entertainment

    BEST BETS: Next week’s concert highlights bring Jonny Lang, Miknna and others to our region

    Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media|

  • Music

    Doubleclicks’ ‘Love Problems’ is a leap forward

    Happiness has not spoiled the Doubleclicks. Singing sisters Angela Webber and Aubrey Turner, who return to Steel City Coffee House in Phoenixville Aug. 26, have both married since their previous appearance there last year. Angela, the nerd-folk duo’s guitar player and principal lyricist, has also moved with her husband from Portland, Oregon, to Los Angeles to pursue opportunities in music and comedy.

    By Joe Barron jbarron@21st-centurymedia.com|

  • News

    Schwank to hold Child Care Seminar on Aug. 22

    Sen. Judy Schwank will hold a Child Care Seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Exeter Community Library on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

    The office of Sen. Judy Schwank|

  • Lifestyle

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Vacation, tides, and the rhythms of life

    I just got back from our annual family vacation on the coast of Maine. There is something about the quantity and the quality of all the blue and green — the ocean and the forests — that keeps calling us back. And so does our hideaway — a little cottage that sits on a wooded bluff about fifty feet above a bay; it takes a hike down a series of wooden steps and ladders to actually get to the water’s edge.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • News

    Building a Better Boyertown announces Dog Days of August

    Building a Better Boyertown is hosting the annual Dog Days of August event this coming weekend, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on N. Chestnut Street. This is going to be an exciting event for all pet owners and their companions in walkable Boyertown.

    Building a Better Boyertown|

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