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Hamburg making the most of Pa. Legion’s first ‘Division 2’ postseason

By Jeff Dewees For Digital First Media|

PASSHE Chancellor Frank Brogan announces retirement

Chancellor Frank T. Brogan announced he will retire Sept. 1 from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors will name interim leadership pending a national search for Brogan’s successor. ...

From Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education|


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    Amity Police investigate thefts from mailboxes

    AMITY >> Amity Police are conducting an investigation after a mail theft was reported on July 4.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

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    Summer fun curbs summer slide at Schuylkill Valley Teachers In The Parks

    Summertime, and the learning is easy for students enrolled in Schuylkill Valley Elementary School’s “Teachers In The Parks” program.

    By Anne Ostrowski For Digital First Media|

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    Roller Derby Rockstars will host kickoff of blood drive series tour in Lower Pottsgrove

    LOWER POTTSGROVE >> Roller derby players have been sustaining bloody injuries for as long as the contact sport has been around, but now, it’s the public’s turn to shed some blood in a lot less painful way and for a good cause. The Roller Derby Rockstars will be holding a blood drive next week to kickoff the “Make ’Em Bleed” roller derby blood drive series in partnership with the

    By Michael Sneff|

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    PASSHE consultant provides final report

    The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) July 21 delivered its final report on the strategic review of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education—a report commissioned by Chancellor Frank T. Brogan and the Board of Governors.

    From Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education|

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    WELCOME TO MY WORLD: Autograph books, then and now

    If you were a teenager in the ’50s, you probably had an autograph book. It was a 4-by-6-inch leather booklet, the cover reading “Autographs” printed in gold, with blank pages inside. In this booklet, which girls mainly kept, we’d ask our friends and family to sign. Some added a silly verse, such as, “Some write for pleasure, Some write for fame, But all I can do, Is write my name.” Others might write a personal note, like, “To my best friend,...

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

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    Spring-Ford Area School District to rename TV studio after late educator Steve Bonetz

    ROYERSFORD >> After the unexpected passing of the man who was instrumental in building Spring-Ford’s television production brand, the school community has found a fitting tribute to his legacy.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

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    Two Allstate agency owners earn $2,000 in grants for Tulpehocken Baseball Club

    Two Allstate agency owners Michael Greene, West Lawn, and Toni Van Horn, Bernville, recently came together to secure $2,000 from The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant program. The grants will support the Tulpehocken Baseball Club’s mission to provide baseball and softball learning opportunities for the youth of Tulpehocken.

    The Allstate Foundation|

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    Hamburg Item Community Calendar July 27

    Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to Note Hamburg-Item Calendar in e-mail subject.


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    Tri Valley YMCA hosts 70th Anniversary Celebration, YMCA Advocacy Day

    The Tri Valley Branch of the YMCA of Reading & Berks County, located at 607 Crisscross Road in Fleetwood, will host its 70th Anniversary Celebration, along with YMCA Advocacy Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 12. This day will be focused on displaying the variety of programs the YMCA has to offer.

    Tri Valley YMCA|

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    Tilden Township Police investigate fatal July 8 crash

    Tilden Township Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred sometime overnight and was discovered by a passerby at about 7:14 a.m. on July 8.

    Lisa Mitchell

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