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Philadelphia Folk Festival still singing at 53

By David W. Wannop For 21st Century Media |

Be in the know for 2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival

From Aug. 15-17, the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will feature dozens of performers on seven stages. ...

By Brian Bingaman |


  • Letters

    Letter to the Editor: Support of the Willow Street Project

    Dear Editor, I was encouraged to write this letter in support of the Willow Street development project after reading Nancy Unger’s letter that appeared in the Patriot two weeks ago.


  • Opinion

    From Arthur’s Policy Desk: Ferguson, MO: The Mixture of Race, Crime, Police Use of Force and the Utility of Riots

    On August 9th, Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. As soon as the killing was made public, every politician, platitude, accusation, argument, justification, rationalization and defense that exists in these types of situations was heard on T.V. and radio. Nothing was new. Then, two nights later, fully armed in riot and militarized SWAT gear, the police moved onto the protestors with tear gas, flash grenades and armed vehicles. There was nothing new in the police...

    By Dr. Arthur H. Garrison, LP.D. Columnist |

  • General news

    Union wants a turn lane for River Bridge Road

    The Union Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Aug. 19 for Board Chairman Donald E. Basile to meet with Penn DOT officials on Sept. 10 or 11 regarding the installation of a left turn lane from Route 724 eastbound onto northbound River Bridge Road.

    By Denise Larive 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Amity to study road improvement costs

    The Amity Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved to accept the Roadway Sufficiency Analysis report prepared by Bogia Engineering, Inc., Wyomissing, during the Aug. 21 meeting. Supervisor Richard L. Gokey was absent from the meeting.

    By Denise Larive 21st Century Media |

  • Education

    Governor Mifflin board addresses grievances of a divorced dad and gives the nod to several projects, appointments

    A range of initiatives and activities for 2014-2015, covering the curriculum and extra-curricular, received the nod from the Governor Mifflin School District Board members at the Aug. 18 board meeting even as one parent drew attention to a particularly vexatious administrative loophole.

    By Arundhati Das 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Life is peachy at St. Paulís UCC

    St. Paulís UCC, Amityville, raised as much as $10,000 to help fund missions and to support the churchís Family Life Mission Center at their annual Peach Festival on Aug. 16. The festival included fun for the whole family and peaches, peaches, peaches.

    By Ambre Juryea-Amole 21st Century Media |

  • Crime

    Burglary and car thefts reported in Alsace and Pike Townships

    THEFT In the commission of a burglary, an unknown person gained entry into a Pike Township residence through an unlocked front door between Aug. 16 and Aug. 21. A hunting cross-bow and acoustic guitar were removed from the residence. The person then fled in an unknown direction. If anyone has any information, contact Pennsylvania State Police at 610-378-4011 and refer to incident number L01-1331946. Trooper Christopher Higdon is the investigating officer.

    By Berks-Mont News staff |

  • General news

    ALS fundraiser getting a cool reception

    So have you been challenged yet?

    By Evan Brandt |

  • General news

    Montgomery County Community College President returns to White House for college opportunity working session

    Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) President Dr. Karen A. Stout returns to the White House Aug. 12 to continue the national dialog on college readiness that began on Jan. 16, 2014 during a summit convened by U.S. President Barack Obama. That summit saw approximately 140 leaders from higher education, philanthropic organizations, businesses and local and state governments launch a plan of action for increasing college opportunity for low-income and disadvantaged students.

    From Montgomery County Community College |

  • Features/People

    Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA holds annual Award Ceremony

    The Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA holds an annual Award Ceremony to recognize the girls who have earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. This yearís event was held on July 27, 2014 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Boyertown. The Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout (Grade 4-5) can achieve. Cadettes (Grades 6, 7, 8) can earn the Silver Award and the Gold Award is reserved for girls in High School.

    From Boyertown Service Unit of GSEP |

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