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Fleetwood alum Mitch Ottinger creates Park-a-Dot, founded M.O. Gizmo to develop products of everyday convenience

From M.O. Gizmo, LLC.|

Kutztown High School Odyssey of Mind team advances to World Finals

The Kutztown High School Odyssey of the Mind team placed second at the Pennsylvania State Odyssey of the Mind tournament April 7 and advances to the World Finals, held at Iowa State University on May 24 - 26. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • News

    Schuylkill River Sojourn celebrating 20 years on the river

    POTTSTOWN >> It has been 20 years since that first flotilla of kayaks and canoes made its way down the Schuylkill River from Schuylkill Haven to Philadelphia.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Once consistent Pa Dutch food staples

    Being a descendant from frugal Pennsylvania Dutch families mostly living in Berks County, many hillside farmers were hard pressed to feed their families when downturns in the national economy created not only a scarcity of jobs, but a deficiency of food in household pantries. But being Pennsylvania Dutch, there was always a traditional food or innovation which seemed to suffice until the economy resumed normalcy, and perhaps the hardest of times were in the winter months when our pantries...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to My World: The Pain of Laughter

    My mother died in her 80s. We, the ten children, inherited her sense of humor. We, the children, in Mom’s footsteps did anything to get a good laugh.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Reflections: Imprisoned in a single dimension by two-faced grass

    Brown patches of dirt (OK, that’s redundant because you seldom see green patches of dirt) should know their environment, their context, their place. They have no business acting like churlish interlopers and squatting where grass once grew in my lawn.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Entertainment

    Danlu; Main Line entrepreneur does things ‘his Wei’

    You would think that a 75-year-old entrepreneur with three massively successful businesses would be content and not want to burden himself with a whole new army of challenges and headaches. In the case of Michael Wei, you would be wrong.

    By Len Lear For Digital First Media |

  • Sports

    Golf: Ryan, Genuardi selected to compete in Valley Forge Pro-Am

    Helping the future leaders of Montgomery County — and, eventually the state and the nation — has been the mantra of the Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Council ever since it was organized in 2015.

    By Tony Leodara For Digital First Media|

  • Sports

    TATUM: Golden opportunities for Pa. turkey hunters

    You might say that this year’s upcoming spring gobbler season is a study in bronze and gold. After all, turkeys are often described as the state’s big “bronze” birds, and since this represents Pennsylvania’s 50th year of spring gobbler hunting, that makes it the golden anniversary for the sport. Suffice it to say that turkey hunting enthusiasts are more than eager to head afield later this month when the season opens to celebrate. That’s right folks,...

    By Tom Tatum For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Jenna Reed of Fleetwood awarded national speech-language scholarship

    Jenna Reed of Fleetwood has been named one of National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s first undergraduate scholarship recipients.

    From Misericordia University|

  • News

    Third Rock the Block cleanup set for Saturday

    POTTSTOWN >> Rock the Block, one of the largest one-day community improvement programs in Pottstown, will take place this year on Saturday, April 21.

    Digital First Media|

  • Sports

    Friesen first in inaugural Bruce Rogers Memorial at Grandview

    BECHTELSVILLE >> Mother Nature finally cooperated with the racing community on Saturday night and produced beautiful weather and the 56th racing season at Grandview Speedway got underway in front of a very large turnout of fans. Close to 50 small and big block Modifieds lined the pits to participate in the events leading up to the first annual Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker 50-lap race sponsored by VP Racing Fuels. The race was run in honor of the late Bruce Rogers, who passed away...

    By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media|

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