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    Veteran Benefit to be explained at Chestnut Knoll At Home

    Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, invites all veterans and their spouses to a free educational Veterans Benefits Seminar on Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, located at 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Learn about an eldercare benefit offered by VA that can reduce the cost of senior care for veterans and their spouses.

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  • Opinion

    A Slice of Life: Deep Fried Fare…

    Resistance is simply futile. Despite the fact that the nutritional benefits of anything which is deep-fried is essentially zilch, the scent of funnel cake batter hitting hot oil is oftentimes too great a temptation to resist.

    By Felicia Fisher Black Buggy Baking Company |

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    Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County to host three part event

    On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County will host a three part event. First and foremost, the day will celebrate 50 years of caring for their important collection of early buildings. All of the Trust properties will be open to the public that day. Finally, the Trust will unveil signs informing visitors of the history of the buildings at the historic park at Old Morlatten Village, 31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville.

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    Albright students to hold candlelight vigil for Matt Rein; funeral services set for later this week

    Albright College students will hold a silent candlelight vigil Wednesday night in remembrance of classmate Matt Rein, who died as a result of injuries sustained in a fire last weekend.

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    Reading Symphony doubles up on opening night guest artists

    On Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. the Reading Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 102nd Season at the Santander Performing Arts Center. The RSO will be featuring two world renowned soloists, Timothy Lees, violin and Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello. They will be performing the Brahms Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra. Also on the program is the Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 composed by Respighi and Symphony No. 4 composed by Tchaikovsky. There will also be a special opening...

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  • Opinion

    Up to Speed with David Barr: Keselowski starts Chase strong

    Hello readers, Brad Keselowski dominated last week at Richmond to prove that he would be someone to watch in the Chase. In case anyone still doubted Keselowski as a serious title contender, Keselowski silenced his critics on Sunday. He opened the Chase with a win and automatically advanced to the next round in the Chase. It wasn’t easy as Keselowski started deep in the field and took advantage of hard racing between Kevin Harvick and rookie Kyle Larson to pass both of them with a...

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    Winners announced in BMX, boards and scooters competition

    The autumn gloom failed to put a damper on the 8th Annual eXeter Games, which were initially postponed from Saturday, Sept. 13 due to weather and held instead Sunday, Sept. 14 at Pineland Park. The contestants, some of whom had been on their boards practicing well before the event’s afternoon start, demonstrated no shortage of enthusiasm for their craft, whether their interest included scootering, biking or skateboarding. In spite of a few hardships, including a damaged scooter and some...

    By Katie Gittings 21st Century Media |

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    Twin Valley plans first Sports Hall of Fame Night

    ELVERSON >> The Twin Valley High School Sports Hall of Fame Night will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, during the home football game against Wyomissing.

    By Barry Sankey bsankey@21st-centurymedia.com @BarryBsankey1 on Twitter |

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    Art of the Harvest dinner combines food, wine and paintings: Virginville Hotel chef pairs food with Bernville wine; Kempton artists Jonathan Bond demos his art

    Virginville >> The Art of the Harvest Dinner combines the art of food, wine and paintings at Virginville Hotel Sept. 20.

    Lisa Mitchell
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  • Business

    Walbert Funeral Home opens in Fleetwood: Sept. 21 Open house features tours, Veterans Dedication & Ribbon Cutting

    Fleetwood >> Walbert Funeral Home unveils to the community its recently constructed funeral home at an Open House Sept. 21.

    Lisa Mitchell
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