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Fireman’s Block Party returns for its 18th celebration in Shartlesville

By Eliza Mosema For Digital First Media|

Elvis & Oldies performance raises funds for Shoey Fire Co. addition

On Aug. 5 Jeff Krick and Elvis & Oldies with the Essential Elvis Band will perform at the Shoemakersville Fire Company fundraiser event to help with the costs of the addition being built at the Fire Company. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


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    Chestnut Knoll At Home to hold Resource, Education and Support Series for Caregivers

    Are you caring for a senior loved one? Let’s talk about it! Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, is pleased to invite the public to a Caregiver Resource Group, held at the Boyertown Community Library, located at 29 E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, on Wednesday, August 16 at 2 p.m.

    Chestnut Knoll At Home|

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    Crew donates time to remove hazardous tree in Boyertown

    On Wednesday, July 12, Beyond the Leaf Tree and Shrub Experts, LLC donated their time and labor in removing a dead cherry tree deemed hazardous by the BBB Tree committee in the Borough of Boyertown.

    Building a Better Boyertown|

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    Boyertown Community Library and Frecon Farms host outdoor storytime program

    The warm weather has brought two groups together, kicking off a program for kids which brings reading out of the library and into the great outdoors.

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    CONCERT BEST BETS: Not-to-miss music highlights include Social Distortion, Queen plus Adam Lambert, Rocket Summer and more

    Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days. Here are seven of the best for the week beginning July 30:

    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media|

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    CONCERT: Dashboard Confessional at Sands Bethlehem, 5 Things To Know

    Though it has a rich recording history — six studio albums and a selection of EPs — Dashboard Confessional has become primarily a live act since returning five years ago from a hiatus.

    By Gary Graff, @GraffonMusic on Twitter|

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    Run4Sam along scenic trail celebrates 10 years of giving back!

    The tenth annual Run4Sam is set for Sunday, August 20th at Gring’s Mill Recreation Area in honor and memory of Samuel Brooklyn Reed. Registration on race day (rain or shine) will begin at 8 am. The 4-mile and 10K race begins at 9:30 am, with the two mile walk starting at 9:45 am. A Kids Fun Run for children 12 and under starts after the Race/Walk (about 1,600 feet).

    From Berks County Parks and Recreation|

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    On the Record with Carol: Medical Marijuana, What’s the Real Buzz?

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Rachel Levine, M. D. announced that physicians can now take the first steps to participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program, “Since April 2016, we’ve been working to implement a patient-focused Medical Marijuana Program for Pennsylvanians in desperate need of medication,” Dr. Levine said. “Many physicians treat these patients every day and understand the impact this medication...

    By Carol Quaintance For Digital First Media|

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    Celebrate summer with Establishment Day and other programs at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is happy to announce it is now open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until Saturday, October 14. In addition to offering programs daily, on Saturday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Hopewell Furnace will celebrate its 79th birthday with Establishment Day. The legislation creating Hopewell Furnace NHS was signed into law on August 3, 1938.

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site|

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    Genesius Theatre presents the musical ‘Dreamgirls’

    Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking, Michael Bennett, musical wowed Broadway audiences, Genesius, proudly presents, the regional premier of the electrifying, Motown-inspired, six-time Tony Award, and also, Olivier, Grammy and Oscar winning musical, “Dreamgirls,” that opens Friday, Aug. 4 and running thru Aug. 19. Book & Lyrics by Tom Eyen & Music by Henry Krieger.

    Genesius Theatre|

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    EAT & DRINK: Taste a wine slushie in Chadds Ford, check out a ‘street food’ event in Ambler, new eats at KoP and something sweet in Ardmore

    Now open in Exton: Bluefin Eagleview joins Eagleview Town Center’s growing restaurant row. The Japanese sushi BYOB is chef-owner Yong Kim’s third location.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

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