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Hay Creek Festival celebrates 40th anniversary Sept. 9-11

By Mark Zerr Hay Creek Valley Historical Society |

Boyertown’s Dog Days of August slated for Aug. 20

It wouldn’t be August without Building a Better Boyertown’s annual Dog Days of August. ...

Digital First Media staff |


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    Reading Symphony Orchestra opens season with A Grand Night of Music on Sept. 24

    The Reading Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Andrew Constantine, kicks off its 2016-17 season on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center, with A Grand Night of Music, a concert of beloved works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Holst.

    Reading Symphony Orchestra |


    A Look Back in History: Kutztown’s storied Pennsylvania Dutch heritage still widely celebrated

    With another successful Kutztown Folk Festival come and gone last month boasting attendances totaling over 120,000, Dr. Alfred Shoemaker its founder, in 1950 and the years leading up to its inception, vowed to himself to celebrate the humanitarian Folklife society of our ethnic Rhineland immigrants who fled to America to avoid inhumane ethnic cleansing, as he witnessed as an American soldier in World War II, fighting Adolf Hitler. In this 56th year of celebration, the hundreds of thousands...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |


    Welcome to my World: Breakfast in my Sister’s Bed

    Growing up on a farm with nine older siblings, I don’t recall having slept with my sister, Dorothy. She slept with Mary Alice, who was closer in age, while I slept with Gladys, who was closer to my age.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    AG Kathleen Kane faces October sentencing for perjury

    NORRISTOWN >> One day after a jury labeled her a convicted felon, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Granahan Kane learned her fate will be sealed come October.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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    Person to Person - Impact: Taking the aging test

    I was sitting at the end of the couch watching television when a series of commercials was aired so I looked to my left and saw Barb splitting her time at the other end of the couch reading a book on her Kindle and occasionally glancing up to see the television. The commercials over, I whipped my head back to see the ragtime piano player, Big Tiny Little, performing on the Lawrence Welk Show. This started me thinking: am I aging too much? With our forty-ninth wedding anniversary rapidly...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |


    Burglary at Dawn’s Deli, Lenhartsville

    Dawn’s Deli in Lenhartsville was the victim of a burglary sometime between 6 p.m. Aug. 15 and 6:30 a.m. Aug. 16.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane resigns

    HARRISBURG >> Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane Tuesday announced that she will resign her position as Attorney General effective at the close of business Wednesday, Aug. 17.

    By Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General For Digital First Media |

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    VIDEO: Berks County D.A. says husband responsible for murder-suicide

    LEESPORT >> Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams painted a grim picture of a marriage falling apart and a man driven past the edge of despair, as he announced the results of the homicide investigation that left all five members of the Short family dead.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

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    14th Annual Oley Fire Company Peach Festival sizzles

    In spite of temperatures in the mid- to upper-90’s, about 1,000 people turned out for the 14th annual Oley Fire Company Peach Festival held at the Oley Fairgrounds last Saturday.

    By Lynn A. Gladieux For Digital First Media |

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    Patriot Community Calendar Aug. 18

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