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OPERATION HOLIDAY: Pottstown woman takes in nephew, 11, in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

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PennDOT announces lane closures for Route 422, Route 100

Right lane closures are scheduled next week on Route 422 and Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) in Montgomery County, for guide rail repair, PennDOT announced. ...

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    Central Berks Lions Club awards Lion of the Year to Barbara Parker, Leesport

    The Central Berks Lions Club, Centerport, presented its 2017 Lion Of The Year Award to Barbara Parker, Leesport, for her exceptional service to the Club and community.


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    Pottstown Dance Theatre brings back a favorite Christmas classic, ‘The Nutcracker’

    The Pottstown Dance Theatre Repertory Ensemble will be doing a full version of the family classic “The Nutcracker” at The Hill School Center for the Arts on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. as well as Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m.

    From Michelle Jones Wurtz|

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    Coventry Singers to perform Christmas Concerts Dec. 2-3

    The Coventry Singers are performing its Christmas Concert “Songs of the Season” Dec. 2 and 3 in North Coventry and Birdsboro. The concerts are a musical program of sacred and secular works to welcome the holiday and features traditional carols and contemporary Christmas songs. Selections include arrangements of “Silent Night,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Breath of Heaven” and “White Christmas.”

    Submitted by Trinda Garner|

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    D.A.: Berks County man sold defective hearing aids to clients

    EXETER >> The Berks County District Attorney’s Office has charged an Exeter Township man after he allegedly defrauded three Berks Country residents.

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    Hamburg Middle School Principal McGorry awarded by Association of School Retirees

    On Nov. 13 Hamburg Area School Directors gave special recognition to Middle School Principal Dr. Gene McGorry, who recently received the Lauretta Woodson Award from the Pa. Association of School Retirees (PASR).

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    Scout installs electronic sign at First UCC Hamburg for Eagle Project

    A new sign stands prominently outside the First Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ in Hamburg. Truthfully, the sign is a double entendre.

    By Susan Leiby First UCC Church in Hamburg|

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    Vegetarian options offered at Hamburg High

    Hamburg Area High School is soon going to open the cafeteria doors to a whole new group of students. They will offer vegetarian options for those who prefer not to consume meat. With growing buzz around the animal-rights movement and health being a major focus of the newer generations, this change is a welcome one. In addition, those who have never given vegetarian food a shot will have the opportunity to try out the lifestyle.

    By Grant Doklan Hamburg High freshman|

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    Meet Lucy, the BCTC Therapy Dog

    A local Berks Career and Technology Center teacher, Tamzen Davis, is training a golden retriever, Lucy, to be a therapy dog. Lucy is currently 11 months old. Her owner has Lucy, since she was 8 weeks old.

    By Autumn Richard Hamburg High Senior|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Try this light, airy autumnal treat

    Not quite a pie, not quite a custard. This deliciously moist dessert is light, airy and bursting with that warm, “cuddly” taste, if that makes sense. There is just something about the smell of pumpkin cooking that instantly puts a smile on your face, and this treat will put a smile on even that one relative that is a little hard to crack.

    By Jim Bailey|

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    PennDOT project in Fleetwood enters final phase

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 5 announced that work on a project to improve two roads in Fleetwood Borough, Berks County is about to enter its final phase.

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