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"Over the coming years, we can all look with pride upon the playground and say 'Yeah, I helped with that.' Give yourself a pat on the back - we could not have done it without you," said Perry PTO Playground Committee members.

Principals, PTO members, teachers and community members came together on Saturday, July 26, for the Perry Playground Community Build.

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<![CDATA[Blue Devils ready to rehearse in Hamburg]]>

The Blue Devils, a drum and bugle corps part of Drum Corps International, will be bringing their talent to Hamburg as they rehearse at Hamburg Area High School stadium starting July 30.

Not only will music students and the community have the chance to see the 15-time World Champion marching unit rehearse, but they will also be treated to full run-throughs 30 minutes prior to the end of each rehearsal.

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<![CDATA[Attendees take a 'Step Back in Time' at Berks Heritage Center]]>

Several hundred people explored early American life at Berks County's annual "Step Back in Time" Day on Sunday, July 27 at the county's heritage center property in Bern Township. Sunny skies and heat accompanied attendees as they strolled the grounds - with humidity that made many attendees all the more appreciative of those wearing the layered and hot authentic 19th century costumes for the sake of history.

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<![CDATA[Haag family named 2014 Outstanding Farm Family]]>

"Community minded, family oriented and always willing to lend a helping hand, hardworking, these attributes describe the Michael Haag family and are the reasons the Ontelaunee Grange supports the Haag's as this year's Outstanding Farm Family," said Karen Mohn as she spoke about this year's Berks County Outstanding Farm Family at the Reading Fair Awards Banquet on July 23.

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<![CDATA[Survival fire staring program teaches kids how to start a fire in a survival situation]]>

The Schuylkill Valley Community Library hosted an evening of survival fire starting for kids presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, July 23.

Andy Yoder, local naturalist with a degree in wildlife and fishing from Penn State University welcomed local kids under the pavilion behind the library to view several techniques on lighting fires in a survival situation.

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<![CDATA[Searching for gnomes, visiting local shops and stopping at the park]]>

It all started about a week ago, when my son's music teacher mentioned a doughnut place near her house where they make the treats fresh to order for a mere 90 cents. When she mentioned that a great bookstore is located right next door, well, the die was cast and our next Fun Friday was planned for Kutztown.

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<![CDATA[Perry Township invites public to monument dedication ceremony Aug. 7]]> Perry Township recently created a monument from the cement work that was at the entrance of the old Perry Elementary School. Residents of the Hamburg Area School District are invited to attend a dedication ceremony of the new monument.

According to the Perry Township secretary and treasurer, "The township recycled the cement and made this monument.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: Keys, lost and found]]> When I was growing up on the farm, we hardly ever locked our front door, except at bedtime. Other times, Mom attached a long string to the kitchen door key. If we'd leave for the day, the key was slung into the crook of the tree, in front of the house. The string was quite visible, yet, we were never robbed.

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<![CDATA[Small Beginnings: Some lies your addiction wants you to believe]]> Some of the people I care about most in this world struggle with addiction. They are sweet and kindhearted. They are loveable and funny. They have hopes and dreams just like you and me, but for some reason, their lives are compromised by an addiction that seems to take hold of them and cause them to behave in ways very unlike their true selves.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events]]> Recurring

Centerport Lions Club. Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg. The Hamburg Seniors meet at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

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<![CDATA[Berks County Mustang Car Club's 5th car show at Evergreen Club, Fleetwood benefits Salvation Army of Reading]]> The Berks County Mustang Car Club's fifth annual car show at the Evergreen Club in Fleetwood on Sunday benefited the Salvation Army of Reading.

The Club presented a check for $750 to the Salvation Army that day.

The car show featured 80 entries of Mustangs.

"It (the car show) benefits the Salvation Army; we have door prizes, a Chinese auction and 50-50s.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area State Police reports]]> Woman taken into custody for throwing object at vehicle

Pennsylvania Sate Police report that the victim, Angela M. Diem, 26, of Myerstown, was driving her 2013 Jeep Compass north on Ketterman Hill Rd. in Tulpehocken Twp. on July 22 at 6:55 p.m. and the accused, Stephanie N. Kutys, 31, of Myerstown, was walking on the road.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area obituaries]]> Dennis C. Weaver

Dennis C. Weaver, 65, of Mohrsville died July 26 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Noecker) Weaver.

Dennis was born in West Reading, and was the son of the late Carl L. Weaver and Arlene A. (Bair) Weaver of Mohrsville.

Dennis was a 1967 graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School and also graduated from I.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Area Patriot Calendar of Events for July 31]]> Send events to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com by Friday noon week prior to publication.

KUTZTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Mondays 10am Preschool Story Time: Ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts.

Mondays 11 am Toddler Time: Ages 0-3. Stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mondays 6 pm Spark A Reaction Teen Time:

Wednesday 11 am Storyrider for Preschoolers: Ages 2-5.

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<![CDATA[Award: Kutztown Allstate named premier agency for 2014]]> As a business leader and involved citizen in the Kutztown area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Missy Fisher, of the Melissa Fisher Agency, has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed on less than 48 percent of Allstate's nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country.

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