In Other News

Berks Paralympics skier meets president during White House visit

By Michilea Patterson mpatterson@21st-centurymedia.com |

American Cancer Society thanks 3 mil volunteers, invites others to take part

In recognition of the 41st annual National Volunteer Week, April 6 to April 12, sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation, the American Cancer Society (ACS) applauds its more than 3 million volunteers who continue to on a daily basis pour passion in...

From the American Cancer Society |

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  • General news

    Cat Angel Pet of the Week: Big Bill, a gray and white Maine Coon type cat

    Big Bill has a touch of the “Big Bill Blues” in the Adoption Center of the Pottstown Petsmart. Being a large long-haired guy, he doesn’t much fancy being cooped up in a small cubicle watching the world go by. When he found out his picture showed the words “Petsmart” and “cat” above his head, he made us promise that the next photo would say, “EX- Petsmart Cat!”

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  • General news

    Quigley Chevrolet forges season-long partnership to aid Boyertown Midget Baseball League

    In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Quigley Chevrolet is supporting Boyertown Midget Baseball League through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2014 youth baseball season.

    From Chevy Youth Baseball Team |

  • General news

    American Cancer Society thanks 3 mil volunteers, invites others to take part

    In recognition of the 41st annual National Volunteer Week, April 6 to April 12, sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation, the American Cancer Society (ACS) applauds its more than 3 million volunteers who continue to on a daily basis pour passion into finishing the fight, and invites others to explore rewarding opportunities to save lives.

    From the American Cancer Society |

  • General news

    Berks Paralympics skier meets president during White House visit

    WASHINGTON — Tyler Carter never had the audacity to hope that he would one day visit the White House and get to meet the president.

    By Michilea Patterson mpatterson@21st-centurymedia.com |

  • Features/People

    Honey Brook resident, Kasey Hoffman, to compete in the 2014 National Poll Championships

    Kasey Hoffman of Honey Brook, Pa., qualified for the American Poolplayers Association’s (APA) 2014 9-Ball Shootout by winning in regional competition on March 2 in Baltimore, Md. Hoffman will join amateur poolplayers from throughout North America to compete in the world’s most rewarding 9-Ball singles championship-cash and prizes totaling $150,000 are guaranteed to be awarded.

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  • General news

    Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center hosts quilt show on Feb. 21

    On Friday, Feb. 21 the Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center hosted a quilt show. Over forty quilts were displayed, including resident’s quilts. A large variety of wall hangings, table runners, quilted clothing and framed quilted art were also included in the show. The residents displayed their no sew, folded star quilt in a hoop craft and the quests were amazed at how beautiful these were. Visitors, residents and staff voted for their favorite items and the winners received placement ribbons. A...

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  • Features/People

    Tel Hai Retirement Community’s annual sew-in benefits Veterans

    Tel Hai’s SEW Creative group invited neighbors and friends to join in the annual Veterans Quilt Sew-In on Thursday, March 13 in the Tel Hai Chapel. No sewing experience was required of the volunteers; light refreshments were served. The bitter cold outside was countered by the warm hearts of the 54 volunteers participating. Representatives from all neighborhoods on the Tel Hai campus were represented: Maple Knoll, Cedar Ridge and Woods Edge cottagers worked side-by-side with apartment...

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  • Opinion

    A Few Thoughts by Melynda Wagner: Boys to Men - Chivalry must live on...

    The other day my sons, ages 11 and 13, asked me, “Why do women drive the car nowadays instead of the guy?” And, “Why is the girl paying for dinner?” You see I’m old fashion in many ways. Chivalry cannot be dead. I am raising two boys and I work hard to teach them that they must be respectful, use their manners, be courteous to women and just be nice to people in general. But back to chivalry- I enjoy the courting in a relationship, a man opening my door, him asking me out to dinner - and...

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  • Education

    College News

    Millersville University Magenta J. Hensinger of Kempton and a sophomore at Millersville University has been selected for the Fall 2013 Dean’s List for the School of Science and Mathematics with a focus in chemistry. Students must attain at least a 3.50 grade point average to be named to the list. She is a graduate of Kutztown Area High School.

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  • Education

    On-Line Learning Opportunities

    You have probably seen television commercials for cyber charter schools. These commercials emphasize that the on-line curriculum allows students to learn at home at their own pace. Fleetwood operates its own cyber education program called the Fleetwood Virtual School.

    Dr. Paul Eaken, Fleetwood School District Superintendent |

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