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Kutztown University faculty union, students rally for higher education

By Brady Tucker For Digital First Media|

Mayor Sandy Green presented KU President’s Medal

Kutztown University President Kenneth S. Hawkinson presented the KU President’s Medal to outgoing Kutztown Borough Mayor Sandy Green at a ceremony held in the President’s Residence on Dec. 5. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • News

    Daniel Boone School Board to re-evaluate closing Birdsboro Elementary

    The Daniel Boone Area School Board voted 5-3 on Dec. 4 to re-analyze the pros and cons of closing the Birdsboro Elementary Center as a district school in June.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Book signing with Boyertown author, historian Margaret Harner

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care is hosting a book signing with local author Margaret Harner on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown.

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  • News

    Berks Ballet Theatre presenting ‘The Nutcracker’ with Reading Pops Orchestra

    Berks Ballet Theatre will present “The Nutcracker” with the Reading Pops Orchestra on Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17. The ballet company is bringing back two traditions this year — live music and special guest dancers.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • Welcome to my World: Find the Christmas pickle in the tree

    As a youngster and into my teens, I remember a glass pickle ornament on our Christmas tree. It seemed a rather odd piece with all the pretty ones. Mom told us, “It’s a German tradition. After hanging all the ornaments, I try to hide the pickle way out of sight in the branches. The first youngster that finds it gets an extra surprise.”

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Entertainment

    WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Holiday lights, music and much more

    Arty party Wayne Art Center: The preview party for “Craftforms 2017” and “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Glass” is held 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 8. Enjoy contemporary crafts, food, wine, cocktails, live music, an auction and a raffle. Get ticket information at (610) 688-3553. The center is at 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • News

    Re-Creation, with Hamburg grad, performs holiday show at Journey Café

    The sounds of Christmas will fill the air on Wednesday, December 20, when Re-Creation brings their holiday show, “Believe,” to Hamburg. There is no charge to attend the 7 p.m. show, which will be held at the Journey Café, 320 Pine Street.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

  • News

    New Pottsgrove Middle School roof will cost $2.5 million

    UPPER POTTSGROVE >> The newly re-organized Pottsgrove School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to spend no more than $2.5 million to replace the 20-year-old roof and make other repairs to Pottsgrove Middle School.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    Hamburg School Board welcomes new member, 4 begin new terms

    Hamburg Area school directors welcomed a new member and four current school directors began new terms during the reorganization meeting on Dec. 4.

    By Arch Kurtz For Digital First Media|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Travel historic frontier road Boyer’s Junction at in the Oley Hills

    There is hardly a person who has traveled from the Oley Valley to Kutztown who has not passed through Boyer’s Junction at the intersection of the Pricetown Road and Rockland Township’s Forgedale Road, where Elwood Boyer built his Shurfine General Store some years ago. This historic frontier road was where Conestoga wagons brought iron, freight, and imported goods from the Port City of Philadelphia to the area. It was also a major artery for the settlement laid out in Kutztown...

    By Richard L. T. Orth Columnist|

  • Home and Garden

    LOCAL DESTINATION: Where sky meets water. Get to know Welkinweir in Chester County

    Tucked in a little valley in northwestern Chester County, there’s a place called Welkinweir — “where sky meets water.” Welkinweir is the former home of Everett and Grace Rodebaugh, who in 1935 purchased the property — which includes a large, stone estate house — as a weekend retreat and summer home. Over time, they restored the land, which had been used heavily in support of the Reading Furnace and also for farming. Their efforts stand out most...


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