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Fleetwood 6th graders perform in Berks String Fest

By Kristian Nygard Fleetwood School District|

15 from Fleetwood selected to perform in Jr. County Orchestra

After months of preparation and a round of auditions, fifteen Fleetwood students in grades 7 through 9 qualified to participate in this year’s MEBC Jr. County Orchestra Festival. These students will be representing Fleetwood during the weekend...

By Kristian Nygard Fleetwood School District|


  • News

    Fleetwood FBLA community service project makes positive impact on residents at Keystone Villa

    Fleetwood High School’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is conducting its own community service project, run by FBLA members Alicia Stitzel, Chris Logar, and Maija Kotsch. The main focus of their project is to connect the community with the local retirement home in Blandon known as the Keystone Villa at Fleetwood, and to bring joy and a smile to the faces of the senior citizens who reside there, some of which do not have relatives that visit.

    Fleetwood FBLA|

  • Features/People

    Skippack artist’s mural brightens children’s lives at Montgomery County Court Care

    NORRISTOWN >> A colorful, playful and inspirational mural with the theme “Keep Looking Up,” created by a Skippack artist, now greets children at Montgomery County Court Care, a licensed drop-in care center for families who have court business to attend.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter|

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    MedExpert tells Senate state could lower medical costs with new technology

    An experienced health care management firm told members of the Senate Majority Policy Committee on March 21 that the state could see an 8 to 15 percent reduction in all medical costs through the use of new technology and evidence-based medicine.

    Sen. Argall’s Office|

  • Announcements

    Pennsylvania American Water awards grants to Berks County fire departments

    Pennsylvania American Water announced today that seven emergency service organizations across Berks County received grants through the company’s annual Firefighting Support Grant Program. The company launched the program in 2009 to help local fire departments and emergency services in purchasing safety gear, lifesaving equipment, training materials and essential firefighting apparatus.

    Pennsylvania American Water|

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    Shillington Lions Club donates chairs for heart failure patients in new Community Paramedicine Program

    Reading Health System has embarked on a community partnership that is improving the health of congestive heart failure patients who are discharged from Reading Health’s inpatient unit and need in-home support. On Friday, March 24, two patients in the program will receive special chairs to aid in their recovery, thanks to a generous donation from a local Lions Club.

    Reading Health System|

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    Salem EC, Lenhartsville, hosts annual Sportsmen’s Banquet April 29

    Trappers and archers and fishermen, oh my! All will find fun at the 5th Annual Sportsmen’s Banquet at Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, on Saturday, April 29. The evening will feature trapper Brian Mohn, who will share furs and stories gathered from adventures starting in Berks County and spreading to Canada.

    By Kolleen Long Salem EC|

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    Hawk Mountain, Kempton, hosts author of ‘Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird’

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will host author Katie Fallon on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. as she presents a look into her newest book, ‘Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird.”

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary|

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    Hamburg area students speak passionately about causes at Rotary Speech Contest

    Explaining how the welfare of senior citizens benefit all in the community, Jose Galaraza was declared winner of a 4-Way Speech Contest on Thursday, March 23. The local-level event was held at Hamburg Area High School and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hamburg.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

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    Students win big at Kutztown

    Kutztown Superintendent George F. Fiore recognized student achievements during the March 22 school board meeting, including Odyssey of the Mind teams, Berks County Spelling Bee third place winner, and National History Day winners.

    By Laura E. Quain For Digital First Media|

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    Driving too fast for traffic leads to 4-vehicle crash in Penn Township

    State Police Reading report that Pamela Pluguez, 22, Pottstown, was stopped in traffic traveling east on Bernville Road when Ian Kennedy, 34, Shillington, was traveling behind her vehicle too fast to stop in time. His 2012 Cadillac CTS4 struck her 2015 Chrysler Town & Country.

    Lisa Mitchell

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