In Other News

Von Dohren, Sipe, Beltz win after unwelcome layoff

By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media |

Robert ‘Bob’ Brong presented AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

Kutztown resident Robert “Bob” Brong received the AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, which was presented by Terri Hilliard, President of the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club. ...

The Lehigh Valley Kennel Club |


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    Frog Holler to perform at Kutztown Park

    Saturday evening, June 4 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Kutztown Park Bandshell will host the widely known and popular local indie rock band Frog Holler. They will be performing as part of this year’s Borough of Kutztown’s “2016 Concert Series in the Park,” and are billing this as a New CD Release event, as they celebrate their 20th year in existence.

    Borough of Kutztown |

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    Out & About: Happy snappers

    “Go ahead, I dare you,” my brother Jimmy snickered to me. “It won’t hurt you,” he said staring at the gnarly-looking beast from the deep, which had just crawled out of the lake. It was at that exact moment when the ticked off reptile flung its large head and ferocious jaws at my hand, just missing my little finger! However, it did manage to SNAP the one inch stick I was holding, in half, like a thin toothpick. Jimmy just stood there laughing, as if he was...

    By Rich Wood Columnist |

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    Patriot Community Calendar June 2

    Send events to by Friday noon week prior to publication.


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    Dream Vacations opens new location in Kutztown

    Representatives from the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce, friends, family and valued clients recently joined Dream Vacations for its grand re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony of its Kutztown location at 181 West Main Street.

    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce |

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    Fleetwood Girl Scout Cadette Troop 1028 travels to Knoebel’s

    Fleetwood Girl Scout Cadette Troop 1028 planned an overnight trip to Knoebel’s, which included camping. The girls enjoyed some outdoor Girl Scout activities in the attached campgrounds, along with the amusements and entertainment of the Knoebel’s Amusement Park.


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    Fleetwood Girl Scout Senior Troop 1684 puts up blue ribbons

    Fleetwood Girl Scout Senior Troop 1684 put up blue ribbons in Fleetwood, supplied by Mayor Tammy Gore. Members of the Fleetwood Police Department greeted the girls as they began putting the ribbons out on signs and poles in the borough. Ribbons were placed on Richmond Street from the high school up to West Main Street, then along both sides of West Main Street from Franklin Street to the Fleetwood Park. It was estimated that the girls put up more than 80 ribbons.


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    Fleetwood Area School District Report: Student Achievements 2015-16

    Each year I enjoy sharing the many accomplishments of our students. These accomplishments range from excellence in academics and vocational skills to excellence in fine arts and athletics.

    By Dr. Paul Eaken Superintendent, FASD |

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    Fleetwood Area Middle School Students of the Month: March & April

    March Grade 5: Chloe Bower, Ailing Chen, Evangeline Crossley, Owen Kotsch, Ashely Stone, Kathryn Tanis, Christina Ventura, Delani Walker and Samuel Zelko


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    Boyertown EMS workers honored

    In honor of National Emergency Medical Responders week, the Boyertown Lions Community Ambulance service recently held a barbecue and luncheon to recognize its members.

    By Lynn A. Gladieux For Digital First Media |

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    Schuylkill Valley Dodgeball Tourney raises funds for CHOP

    A little girl’s spirit lives on in the game of dodgeball.

    Lisa Mitchell

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