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    Brandywine Community Library exhibit features two Berks photographers

    Brandywine Community Library hosts a reception for a Photography Exhibit featuring Brian Stunkard and DJ Siravo on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the library, 60 Tower Drive, Topton. Their photographs will be on exhibit at the library from Aug. 25 to Sept. 15.

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    ZooAmerica wows Bethel-Tulpe library patrons with live animals visit

    ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park of Hershey visited the Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library on Aug. 14 to showcase some of its animal friends.

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    Kutztown University, Symbiosis College in India sign articulation agreement

    Administrators from Kutztown University and Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce in Pune, India, signed an articulation agreement to facilitate the transfer of Symbiosis students into KU’s College of Business and KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Hex signs theories provided by local authorities

    Dr. Alfred L. Shoemaker, celebrated authority on Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs, noted these (hex signs) folk art symbols were found locally on Christian made fraktur birth and baptismal certificates (Taufscheins). Dr. Don Yoder cited area tombstones which hex signs could also be found on. Itinerant traveling folk artists spread hex-sign design motifs in Berks, Lehigh, and Montgomery Counties, where they lettered and embellished birth certificates for illiterate farm families who wished to...

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    Advanced Auto Parts Warehouse workers petition to unionize in Berks

    On Aug. 10, workers at an Advanced Auto Parts warehouse in Berks County took the first steps towards organizing with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Mid-Atlantic by filing a petition for an election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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    Starfest at Hopewell Furnace canceled due to bad weather

    The stormy summer has claimed another victim.

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    Reading Public Museum revives dinosaurs with new exhibit

    The Reading Public Museum is rounding out the year with an exciting array of exhibits that take visitors to the past with an interactive dinosaur exhibit, a look at political campaign posters of the past, and a journey across the Atlantic exploring French and American impressionist paintings.

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    Birdsboro Woman’s Club to host Annual Car Show Sept. 23

    The Woman’s Club of Birdsboro will host its Annual Car Show, rain or shine, on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Daniel Boone High School, 501 Chestnut St. (Route 345). Jack and Son’s Auto Body is the Premier Sponsor. As many as 300 cars have been shown in previous years. Come out for a great day of awesome cars, fun activities, music, raffles and delicious food. This event is family friendly.

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    Exeter Library reaches out to pen pals in Exeter, England

    Letter-writing enthusiasts gathered at the Exeter Community Library on Aug. 13 to listen to librarian and children’s book author JJ Landis speak in a program entitled The Lost Art of Letter Writing. Participants not only had the chance to listen to Landis, but also enjoyed crafting letters to newfound pen pals at the Exeter Library in Devon, England.

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    Walk for Literacy at Reading Country Club Aug. 25

    Berks Hometown Heroes presents the 2nd annual Exeter Walk for Literacy hosted by Reading Area Community College. This event will take place on Saturday, August 25, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the historic Reading Country Club. All proceeds will go to the Exeter Community Education Foundation (ECEF), a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the education of students in the Exeter School District. Learn more about them here at