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Daniel Boone School District preparing assembly guidelines

By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

‘Active shooter’ in school training ongoing for Amity police

AMITY >> Amity Township Police Chief Andrew J. Kensey said Feb. 15 that his department continues to be proactive with “Active Shooter” trainings at the Daniel Boone Middle School, 1845 Weavertown Road, in Amity. ...

By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|


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    Boyertown Area Multi-Service prepares for 8th Annual Basket Raffle

    The Boyertown Area Multi-Service 8th Annual Basket Raffle is right around the corner! This event, guaranteeing fun for all ages, is scheduled for Friday, April 6, at a new location, Morning Star Fellowship. The doors open at 5:00 p.m. The Basket Raffle begins at 7:30 p.m.

    From Debra Brauner|

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    Historic Dreibelbis Farm hosts new activity, wintertime nature walk

    On Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m., the Historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville is hosting a new activity, a “wintertime nature walk” with a trek into the farm’s fields and nature trail.

    From Historic Dreibelbis Farm|

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    Salem Church Yard Sale includes bargains and food

    Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, will mark the 19th year for a spring tradition at Salem Church EC, Lenhartsville: their spring yard sale.

    By Kolleen Long Salem EC Church|

  • Business

    Sheetz holiday charity program sets record in 2017

    Altoona >> It was a record setting year for the Sheetz for the Kidz holiday program.

    By Donna Rovins @MercBiz on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Coming up next is a Mummers Mardi Gras Parade, music, art and more

    Bring it home Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: The Philly Home + Garden Show runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence. Special guests include Paige Davis of TLC’s “Trading Spaces” and Rachel Street of DIY Network’s “Philly Street Flippin’.” Admission is $10, $8 online at, free to children 12 and under.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

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    Panther Robotics Team wins 1st at regions, heads to states in March

    The Schuylkill Valley High School Panther Robotics Team won 1st place at the West Shore VEX Robotics In the Zone Qualifier in Shiremanstown on Feb. 3.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Douglassville man charged with sexually abusing girl, 13

    AMITY >> A 36-year-old township man is facing multiple sexual abuse charges connected to his alleged abuse of a 13-year-old girl.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    Fleetwood Borough Police Officer Dale Ulshafer promoted to Sergeant

    Fleetwood Borough Police Officer Dale Ulshafer was promoted to Sergeant at the Fleetwood Borough Council meeting on Feb. 12.

    From Fleetwood Borough|

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    Hamburg Community Group delivers 700 fastnachts to Hope Rescue Mission

    For the last five years, the Hamburg Community Group of Fleetwood Bible Church has been traveling to the Hope Rescue Mission in Reading to make hundreds of fastnachts for the men. This year, the number reached more than 700.

    By Kathi Bracy Fleetwood Bible Church|

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    Summer 2018 driving season may be most expensive since 2014

    PHILADELPHIA >> Like the stock market in recent weeks, gasoline prices across the region have been up and down over the last several months. And while prices may have dipped a bit in the last few days, AAA is forecasting a rise in prices — just in time for the summer driving season.

    By Donna Rovins @MercBiz on Twitter|

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