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Fleetwood Hometown Holiday Celebration creates Hallmark night

By Kristen Jacobs Fleetwood|

Tulpe 7th graders enter Lions Club Peace Poster competition

The decision time at the Frystown Lions Club Peace Poster judging event was difficult. There were so many good entries from the Tulpehocken Junior High School visually defining this year’s Lions International Lions Peace Poster competition with...

By Adele Argot Lions Club|


  • News

    Welcome to my World: Just for fun

    I do a lot of research for most of my articles and sometimes “just for fun” I like to write something on the light side. I picked a few that seemed unusual and decided to see what they were all about.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

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    Foundation for Boyertown Education funds digital microscope for Middle School West

    Students at Boyertown Middle School West are now experiencing science in a new way — through a digital microscope.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • News

    Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit donates $2K to Boyertown Multi-Service

    The officers and captains of the Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit presented a check for $2,000.00 to Karen Youse, Director of the Boyertown Area Multi-Service.


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    Sixth-grader from Birdsboro excelling at Milton Hershey School

    Originally from Birdsboro, Gavin Gatone moved to Hershey when he was in kindergarten after his mother made the decision to enroll him and his two older siblings at Milton Hershey School —a cost-free, private, coeducational school for children from families of lower income in pre-k through 12th grade.

    Submitted to Digital First Media|

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    Lane closures scheduled for Route 422 in Pottstown

    POTTSTOWN >> Parts of eastbound Route 422 will be closed and detoured beginning Monday.

    Digital First Media|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Apples for the season

    When I saw them in the store, I knew I just had to have them. I don’t know if they would have turned any other heads or whether I’m alone in my obsession. But there they were, heaped up in a basket: Stayman winesap apples. I doubt that they’d win an apple beauty contest, but there’s more than one kind of beauty, and when it comes to apples the proof is in the eating. Excellent for eating fresh, Staymans also bake into the most delicious pies. I quickly grabbed a...

    By Pamela Baxter|

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    Schwank initiative to rename Route 176 Morgantown in honor of veterans passes Senate

    A road-naming bill to rename Route 176 in Berks County in honor of veterans was approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Berks County’s inclusion in the bill was the result of the efforts of State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks).

    From Sen. Schwank’s Office|

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    Kutztown author writes picture book in PA Dutch to carry on language

    Kutztown area author Mary Laub recently released a picture book, Uff der Bauerei, (On the Farm) written in PA German, aka PA Dutch.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    FOOD: Give these 3 holly, jolly holiday desserts

    This season, deck the halls with boughs of holly and stack the dessert table with showstoppers like Black Forest cake, white chocolate mousse trifle and vanilla cheesecake with thyme-cherry compote.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

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    Twin Valley Student Council “Season of Giving” is underway

    Every year, Twin Valley High School’s Student Council has our “Season of Giving” during the months of November - January. At the start of November, TVHS Student Council members sell paper pilgrims for a dollar, and each pilgrim sold equates to $20 worth of food for the Greater Berks County Food Bank. This year, the students were able to sell over 800 pilgrims. Another facet of our Season of Giving are the Angel Tree Tags for the Salvation Army. Angel Tree Tags are a...

    From TVHS|

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