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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 |


  • Opinion

    Slice of Life: Mixing Up A Pie That’s Key For Summer

    Retailers’ use of interesting descriptions to depict ordinary things has always intrigued me. For instance, the color green is simply not called “green” it’s often called “hunter” or “kiwi” or “moss.” More recently, my admiration extends to the individuals responsible for employing fourteen different ways to depict the word “mix” on my blender.


  • General news

    Boone Area Library stays cools with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    A library’s responsibility is to flood the community with information and to encourage the local residents to absorb as much knowledge as possible. In the spirit of spreading the word, representatives from The Boone Area Library accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 after one library employee was nominated to participate. He accepted and chose to nominate library director Wayne Lahr.

    Emily Thiel

  • Education

    Revolutionary Camp Life to be Explored at Tel hai

    Honey Brook Twp. >> Tel Hai’s Life Enrichment Committee is pleased to begin their program year with a fascinating presentation exploring the lives of soldiers and camp followers during the 1700s.

    From Tel Hai |

  • Arts and entertainment

    Historic adventure continues at Joanna Furnace

    Morgantown >> Preparations are underway for the 2014 Hay Creek Festival, the region’s premier historic and family event. This year’s theme is an extraordinary historic family adventure again taking visitors back through the 160 year life span of the iron making community. And once again, this non-commercial classic will indeed have something for every member of the family.

    From Hay Creek Valley Historical Association |


    Behind-the-scenes tour: Twin Valleys Garden Club tours production greenhouses at Longwood Gardens

    Members and guests of Twin Valleys Garden Club got a behind-the-scenes tour of the production greenhouses at Longwood Gardens on June 25.

    From Twin Valleys Garden Club |

  • Education

    Day for Honey Bees: Kutztown bee keepers demonstrate honey extraction at Wildlands Conservancy

    Kutztown bee keepers, part of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, celebrated National Honey Bee Day.

    From Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association |

  • Living things

    Kutztown bee keepers in Lehigh Valley celebrate Honey Bees

    Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association invites Berks County residents to join them for a day of fun and education in the Lehigh Valley to celebrate National Honey Bee Day.

    Submitted |

  • 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

    A Look Back in History: American Oral History Recalled by Natives at Salem Church Picnic

    Sunday, August 3rd, Salem UCC Church of Spangsville, Oley Township, held its annual church picnic among the picturesque grove of trees in historic Earl Township. Frequently known as “Wood Choppertown,” among the Colonial natives of Oley Township, who recalled descendants supplying the Oley Furnace and Oley Forge with charcoal to produce iron manufactured goods to meet the needs of the United States Republic during Colonial times.

    By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

  • 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 |

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