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  • General news

    Boyertown’s eighth annual Oktoberfest brings cheers

    The Boyertown Alumni Band played the Pennsylvania Polka as Burgermeister Marianne Deery and former Burgermeister Frank Deery arrived in a horse-drawn carriage to this year’s eighth annual Oktoberfest. Holding their beer steins high, the pair welcomed all of Boyertown’s menschen or people and officially called for the festivities to begin in the ceremonial cracking of the first keg. Cheers from the crowds followed as someone yelled, “Burgermeister in the house!”

    By Hilda Hynes For 21st Century Media |

  • Drug-related crime

    More than $650,000 worth of marijuana found in grow house in District Township

    District Twp. >> More than $650,000 worth of marijuana was seized from a District Township home after police learned of a drug-growing operation there following a traffic stop.

    By Marian Dennis mdennis@21st-centurymedia.com |

  • General news

    Hamburg teachers serve up ice cream to raise funds for American Cancer Society

    A long line winded through and outside of Candy’s Homemade Icecream shop in Shoemakersville on Friday night, Sept. 19. Students, their families and the community waited for some familiar faces to serve up their favorite frozen treats as teachers from Hamburg Area Middle School, Perry Elementary Center and Tilden Elementary Center took their turns behind the counter, all to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

    Shea Singley
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  • General news

    Salem EC Church hosts sixth annual Pig Roast and Car Show

    People from all over, local and not so local, made their way to Salem EC Church in Lenhartsville on Saturday, Sept. 20, for the sixth annual Pig Roast and Car Show.

    Shea Singley
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  • General news

    Recital to help raise funds to repair and maintain Dieffenbach organs in Berks

    A benefit organ recital will be held on Friday, Sept. 26 at Altalaha Lutheran Church, Rehrersburg, to raise funds to repair and maintain Dieffenbach organs located in Berks County churches. Playing Altalaha’s historic organ that dates back to 1817 will be Adam Dieffenbach, a descendent of the original builder. The recital will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken during the recital. No admission will be charged. Refreshments will be served...

    By Sheila Miller Berks County Ag Center |

  • Arts and entertainment

    ArtFusion celebrates latest educational exhibit

    The greater Pottstown community was recently invited to the opening of ArtFusion 19464’s latest educational exhibit: Rainbow Crow and Other Stories. The exhibit features artwork inspired by Native American stories. Each participating artist have created a piece in their favorite medium, which range from clay to recycled cans to traditional acrylic and oil paints. The show, which opened Sept. 20, will run through Nov. 1.

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  • General news

    Indian Fort Inn honors first responders, raises funds for Derrick Redcay

    Indian Fort Inn, in Tilden Twp., honored first responders and raised funds for the Redcay Strong fund during their First Responders Day on Saturday, Sept. 20.

    Shea Singley
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  • General news

    Schuylkill Valley Community Library’s ‘Race to Read’ has a successful third year despite weather

    Reading and running came together at Schuylkill Valley Community Library, in Leesport, for the third annual Race to Read on Saturday, Sept. 13. Rain may have threatened the race and fun run, but the weather held off for both events.

    Shea Singley
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  • Features/People

    Schuylkill Valley class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunion

    Schuylkill Valley class of 1964 held its “50th Class Reunion” on Saturday, Aug. 16. The reunion was held at Giannotti’s Country Manor on Pricetown Road. Dinner, music by The Dogs of Falkner Swamp, prize and surprises were enjoyed by all. The class graduated 104 students. Forty-two classmates were in attendance as well as spouses and dates for a total of 61 attendees. Since 19 of our fellow classmates have passed on, we feel we had a very good attendance for this very...

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  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Rotary hears from co-owner of Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels at meeting

    Katie Meyer, right, was the speaker at the weekly meeting of the Hamburg Rotary Club. She and her husband Michael own Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels and won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Taste of Hamburg-er Festival. Last year they were the Grand Champion of the Best Burger contest. Sandra Christman was the program chairperson.

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