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Schuylkill Valley School board president advises grads to ‘smove’ through life

By Lisa Mitchell|

Pottstown to vote on reducing free parking, hiking rates as much as 143%

POTTSTOWN >> Pottstown Borough Council is set to vote Monday on changes to downtown parking rules that could, in some cases, result in a 143 percent hike in parking rates and allow drivers to pay for their parking using a mobile device. ...

By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|


  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Get fresh oven-baked bread at annual Kutztown Folk Festival

    The quaint bake oven as it is found in the Pennsylvania Dutch region was an outstanding invention for its time, far superior to any found elsewhere in America. As European families transferred their white man’s culture to the virgin forests of Pennsylvania introducing their frontier farmsteads to the area, there was no other invention, expect perhaps the large frontier fireplaces, that intrigued the native Indians more than these outdoor bake-ovens. There are still quite a few...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • News

    CommUNITY Day planned for this weekend

    POTTSTOWN >> A community fair focused on bringing people together will be coming to Pottstown this weekend.

    Digital First Media|

  • Business

    Complete Family Eyecare has grown with the community

    New Hanover >> When Dr. Lori Gray was looking for a place to locate her private optometric practice — Complete Family Eyecare — she knew she wanted to be able to live in the community where she worked.

    By Donna Rovins @MercBiz on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    CONCERT PREVIEW: The Posies needs your help with album re-release project

    Seattle area indie rock/power pop band The Posies are marking their 30th anniversary this year by issuing three expanded re-releases of fan-favorite albums originally put out by Geffen Records.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • News

    2 killed in Centre Township house fire

    An early morning fire claimed the lives of two people in their Centre Township home on June 6.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Food

    FOOD & DRINK: Everything’s coming up rosé!

    As visitors sipped wine under a shade tree on a sunny afternoon, Raechel Kuehn poured a glass of Moscato Rose at Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford, smiled and said, “Rosé is kind of having a moment right now. Everyone wants to ‘rosé all day’ and ‘drink pink.’”

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Valedictorian tells Fleetwood grads, ‘Stay true to yourself’

    Kutztown University’s Keystone Hall was filled with friends and family on June 5 for Fleetwood Area High School’s commencement.

    By Jesi Yost For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Shoey Parade ‘Makes a Splash’

    “Let’s Make a Splash” was the theme of the 67th annual Shoemakersville’s Children’s Fair and Parade on June 2. The theme was chosen to honor the 50th anniversary of the community’s swimming pool, which recently underwent construction and opened in time for the summer season. This year’s grand marshal was Pool Supervisor Amy Botwright.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    MOVIE REVIEW: In reasonably fun spinoff ‘Ocean’s 8,’ it’s Sandra Bullock’s turn to go for the big score

    George Clooney’s supposedly dead Danny Ocean hangs like a specter over “Ocean’s 8,” a reasonably enjoyable sequel of sorts to the Steven Soderbergh-directed trilogy of “Ocean’s” films that starred Clooney and also featured Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and other notables in the 2000s.

    By Mark Meszoros @MarkMeszoros on Twitter|

  • News

    Hamburg Area Education Foundation presents grants for exploring innovation

    The Hamburg Area Education Foundation presented grants totaling $7,582 to students and educators on June 4 during the Hamburg Area School District school director’s meeting.

    By Arch Kurtz For Digital First Media|

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