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Exeter board votes ‘no’ to merger

By Emily Thiel|

Amity board addresses fire hydrant operations

The former Sprinkles/Crab Crazy, and before that Friendship Farm Market, Old Swede Road, may not have been completely destroyed by fire on Jan. 26, but responding fire department volunteers did encounter two issues with a nearby fire hydrant. ...

By Denise Larive For 21st Century Media |

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    Local growers are state winners in National Corn Yield Contest

    Three area corn growers have been honored as a state winner in the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association.

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    Tel Hai collects more than 500 pounds of food

    Tel Hai’s annual food drive concluded on March 31, but the needs of food insecure neighbors continues to grow across the region. Sybil Oswalt, Registered Dietician and event coordinator, announced that 520 pounds of food stuffs had been collected on campus during the community’s observation of National Nutrition Month. The donations will benefit the Twin Valley Food Pantry in Morgantown.

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    Ewing brothers earn Eagle Scout title

    Benjamin P. Ewing, 18, son of Dennis P. and Connie E. Ewing, Robeson Township has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For his project, Ben mapped the old section of the cemetery at St. Paul’s United Methodist

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  • Columnists

    Herbivore

    For many years I didn’t realize the virtues of fresh herbs, and until a few years ago, I didn’t know the joys of growing my own array of herbs. My endearing husband built a large planter out of old shelves, and I gleefully filled it with cilantro, Mexican oregano, chives and rosemary. The cilantro died within the week, the chives followed soon after, the rosemary shot up to an astounding two feet, and the oregano was, well…perfect. Or perhaps delicious would better describe it. I never...

    By Davina Weinhold |

  • Columnists

    Focus on the Family: Family’s decision typical of ‘sandwich generation’

    Q: We’re considering taking my elderly mother into our home, rather than placing her in a nursing facility. This decision is especially difficult because we still have three children living with us. Would this new arrangement impact family dynamics?

    By Jim Daly |

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    Sound off On the Record Your public forum: Religion in Hollywood

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    By Carol Quaintance For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Amity board addresses fire hydrant operations

    The former Sprinkles/Crab Crazy, and before that Friendship Farm Market, Old Swede Road, may not have been completely destroyed by fire on Jan. 26, but responding fire department volunteers did encounter two issues with a nearby fire hydrant.

    By Denise Larive For 21st Century Media |

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    Boyertown and Oley sixth grade students compete in The Boyertown Area Times Spelling Bee

    There are some instances when a single letter can really make or break the situation—specifically when it comes to spelling bees.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • Berks Christian School’s 7th annual ‘Lending Hands, Lifting Hearts Serve-a-Thon’

    Berks Christian School will be hosting its 7th annual spring fundraiser, Serve-a-Thon, this May. Serve-a-Thon is a unique initiative which involves the whole BCS family – school staff, students, and parents – in a powerful event with two purposes: to serve the community and generate funds for the school. On May 6, all 130 BCS students and many of their parents will go out to serve the local community in various work projects throughout Berks County.

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  • General news

    Public comment eliminated during Boone meetings

    Daniel Boone School Board President Richard Martino said at the April 14 Committee of the Whole meeting that agendas will no longer allow for public comment at the end of each discussion topic.

    By Denise Larive For 21st Century Media |

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