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Carole Christman Koch: President’s Inauguration firsts, traditions, and more: Part 2

By Carole Christman Koch|

Hamburg Gallery spotlights high school artists

Artwork by two dozen Hamburg Area High School students is on display at the Gallery of Hamburg, 335 State Street. Pieces range from paintings and pastel drawings to ceramic pieces and graphic art. The artists, their family and friends gathered with me...

By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

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    A look back at history The PA Dutch ‘Grossa Schrank’ that brought one million dollars continued

    Part 2 Quite often when a home was being built for a young PA Dutch farming couple, cabinet makers like Jacob and John Bieber were also busy designing and making the household furniture that would make their abode a functional and loving home. Parents sometimes assisted the newlyweds in building (or buying) furniture which represented the love and respect of their ethnic clan. Thus, master cabinetmakers in Colonial times prided themselves in creating unusual works of art that...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

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    PERSON TO PERSON — IMPACT: Elephants on parade

    Did you ever hear of a mother having a 200 pound baby? If you read the title of this column, you would not say: “preposterous”; rather, you would reply: “of course, an elephant.” I don’t know how I became so enamored with elephants. Could it have been the 2,000 word senior theme I wrote in high school, at which time I selected Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus (Ringling Brothers)? Imagine 2,000 words! Many times just two of my columns amount...

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    Reflections: Waiting for a cancer cure is like waiting for Godot

    We have been waiting for a cure for cancer for what seems an eternity.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

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    Adoptable pets from Montco SPCA

    Jinkies, it’s Velma! This Staffordshire Terrier has the brains of her namesake and a disposition to match. No need to glasses to see the potential in her though! She is a shy gal at first but can pick up tricks pretty quickly. Velma would need someone willing to work with her on socialization and continue her training. Release A269902

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    cat angel network: Sibling kittens will make great pets

    Abraham & Izzy are 9 month-old brother and sister who have the most beautiful glossy black coats. They are shy at first meeting, but once they warm up to their new home, they like to run and play. Like many kitties, they prefer to climb on the laps of their trusted family members rather than being picked up.

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    Engagement: Bryski-Frederick

    The engagement of Sarah Bryski of Kutztown Road, Fleetwood, and Victor Frederick V, of West Miller Drive, Douglassville, has been announced.

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    WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Kristin Chenoweth, orchids and creepy, crawly creations among highlights

    What about the kids? Hedgerow Theatre: Child’s World presents the first episode of “The Raising of America” documentary, a five-part series aimed to spark a conversation about improving the lives of children and American families. Watch it at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, then join in a discussion led by Child’s World America. Admission is free but tickets need to be reserved by going to...

    By Brian Bingaman bbingaman@21st-centurymedia.com @brianbingaman on Twitter|

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    SEVEN IN SEVEN: Luka Graham, The Band of Heathens bookend next week’s best bets

    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.

    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media|

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    ‘Inheritance’ shares bond Media artist has with grandfather

    It’s a story of two generations, and a link between Delaware County and the eastern European country of Georgia.

    By Brian Bingaman bbingaman@21st-centurymedia.com @brianbingaman on Twitter|

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