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Teen, 19, cited for alcohol violation at Kernsville Dam

By Lisa Mitchell|

A Look Back in History: PA Dutch folk art images & scriveners in the New World

In studying early American folk art, there is no shortage of folk art documents that express early pioneer immigrants’ gratitude for reaching America in a time when many individuals still feared the world was flat, or worse, that sea serpents l...

By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

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    Steve Moyer Subaru to partner with Opportunity House for Pop Up OppShop fundraiser

    Steve Moyer Subaru has joined forces with Opportunity House to host the OppShop Pop Up sale. All clothes, shoes, accessories and housewares will be only $1, with books at two for $1. There will also be a variety of furniture for great prices. The event will take place just behind the main dealership building at 201 S. Centre Avenue in Leesport, on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be a preview on Friday, Aug. 5 from 4-8 p.m.

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    Shoemakersville Lions Club names ‘Citizen of the Year’

    Shilpa L. Moser was awarded the honor of being chosen and presented with a plaque as the “Citizen of the Year” by the Shoemakersville Area Lions Club. The presentation was made by Immediate Past President Lion James W. Seifert at the Annual Carnival of the Shoemakersviille Area Lions Club that was held on July 22 and 23 at the Shoemakersville Park. Mrs. Moser is greatly involved in the Shoemakersville Recreation Board, especially involved with the activities at the...

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    Volunteer reading tutors need for Ready.Set.READ! Program

    Help make a difference in a child’s life! Volunteers are needed to tutor second grade students who are struggling with reading in the Hamburg and Kutztown Elementary Schools. No previous teaching experience is required. This opportunity is for anyone interested in volunteering weekly for one hour.

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    Frystown Lions Club inducts two new members

    Frystown Lions Club has grown by two new members. Inducted at the club’s recent meeting were Betty Zerbe and Keirstan Edris. Doing the honors was PDG Bob Argot, currently president of the Shartlesville Lions Club. The candles were used to tell the story of Lionism as well as detail the duties of a Lions member to serve club, community, country and the world. Anyone wishing more information about the Frystown Lions Club can call club president Dennis Zerbe at 717-933-4801 or club...

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    Item Community Calendar Aug. 3

    Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to ldillon@berksmontnews.com. Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.

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    Experts: Technology and youth dominating the voting realm

    PHILADELPHIA >> A panel of U.S. representatives addressed how technology plays in their governing and why it’s important to be civically engaged from emailing to voting at a forum sponsored by SAP.

    By Kathleen E. Carey kcarey@21st-centurymedia.com @dtbusiness on Twitter |

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    Local Sanders supporters sad campaign is over, ‘but it’s kind of been coming’

    PHILADELPHIA >> The morning after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton, Pennsylvania Democrats were eager to recognize the former candidate for his work in championing progressive ideals, but were just as eager to unite behind Clinton for president.

    By Eric Devlin edevlin@21st-centurymedia.com @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

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    State Police: Honey Brook burglary under investigation

    On July 3 at approximately 10:15 a.m., State Police responded to Rock Road in Honey Brook Township for the report of an attempted burglary.

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    Big Shot sponsored by Petersheim Bros. Inc.: Local Garden Club members serve as judges for PHS Gardening Contest

    Twin Valleys Garden Club recently served as judges for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Gardening and Greening Contest, in which backyard and community gardeners in Philadelphia and surrounding counties competed for coveted blue ribbons. Carol Heilner noted that this contest encourages a commitment to green spaces. “As judges we were excited to see gardeners creatively using available space from large plots to a strip of land along a driveway,” she said. Judging in...

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    Chester County Recorder of Deeds launches Operation Fraud Guard

    Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery is introducing a new service to his office called Operation Fraud Guard. Operation Fraud Guard initiates an enhanced review of real estate transactions to protect the elderly and disabled persons from property fraud.

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