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Hamburg students thank Hamburg hero, veteran William Becker

By Lisa Mitchell|

Albany Elementary playground finds new life in Kempton

Former Albany Elementary’s playground equipment has been given a new life at Kempton Community Center. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • News

    Birdsboro council eyes marketing plan for borough

    Birdsboro >> Peter Uhniat, a council member, shared a presentation discussing his market plan idea for Birdsboro borough at a recent council meeting.

    By Samantha Dix For Digital First Media |

  • News

    48 residents of Philadelphia region become US citizens at naturalization ceremony

    UPPER MERION >> America, the land of opportunity, became a reality Thursday for 48 candidates who became American citizens at a naturalization ceremony at the Valley Forge National Historical Park theater.

    By Carl Rotenberg @CarlWriter on Twitter |

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    Boyertown Junior High West art club donates to Berks ARL

    A group of Boyertown students is putting their artistic abilities to good use, making small impacts throughout the community.

    Rebecca Blanchard

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    Hamburg School District proposes .25 mill .25 mill tax increase for 8th year

    Hamburg Area school directors on May 23 approved the 2016-17 proposed final budget of $40,432,255 which includes a .25 mill increase.

    By Arch Kurtz For Digital First Media |

  • Columns

    PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: ‘Something the Lord Made’

    Two months ago my wife, Barb, and I were invited to lunch at the home of friends with several other people. One fellow, an excellent conversationalist, discussed some of the articles I have written with me. At one point he asked me if I had written any movie reviews. I said that I had not, at which time he was so enthusiastic about a movie he had recently seen entitled “Something the Lord Made” that it seemed almost like he was giving me an assignment to view the film and write...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

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    First Niagara presents $5,000 to Cradles to Crayons

    On May 13, First Niagara presented Cradles to Crayons with a $5,000 grant to support their Ready for School program. Ready for School focuses on the school preparedness of young children by fully equipping them with clothing for school together with backpacks filled with school supplies.

    First Niagara |

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    Parkesburg author releases another installment in children’s book series

    May marks the nationwide release of TJ the Squirrel Goes to the Beach, an enjoyable and delightful new children’s book by author Ellen D. Witmer.

    Key Marketing Group |

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    TVSD announces Middle School & Robeson Elementary administration changes

    The Twin Valley School District is pleased to announce the following changes in administration at Twin Valley Middle School and Robeson Elementary Center, effective the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year:

    Twin Valley School District |

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    Honey Brook Bocce springs into action

    With the theme “Keep On Rolling,” Saturday, May 14 brought a wonderful window of good weather over the Honey Brook Borough courts as three dozen people competed in the annual spring Bocce Ball Tournament. Close games, laughter, fun and fellowship filled up a seven hour day.

    Honey Brook Bocce |

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    Petra Church to host First Responders Appreciation Sunday June 5

    Petra Church, New Holland, will be recognizing local first responders on Sunday, June 5, as a way to convey their thanks for first responders’ courage, commitment and extraordinary service.

    Petra Church |

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