Mrs. Lillian F. Losh (Gresh) will be celebrating her 90th birthday on August 31.She is a life-long resident of Boyertown, born in Colebrook dale Township, aka Little Oley.

She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at the Trinity Evangelical Congregation Church for many years. She is a blessing to her family and friends.

Happy Birthday Aunt Lillian!!!!!

A great egret, an endangered species in Pennsylvania, recently visited the backyard pond of Michelle Anderson of Boyertown.

Attached to the rare bird is a tracking device on his leg, providing valuable information about the territories it visits to researchers.

The only known nesting areas in the state are along the Susquehanna River's Wade Island.

The beautiful bird was nearly made extinct in the early 1900's for its feathers.

The National Audubon Society was founded largely in part to protect this bird, Anderson writes.

Looking for a great evening out with friends that includes an awesome dinner and a chance to win $5,000? The Boyertown Area YMCA is holding their 2nd Annual $5 Grand Club event on Friday, September 5, beginning at 6 pm at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie. Tickets are $100 and includes a fabulous buffet dinner prepared by the staff at Bear Creek, a chance to win $5,000, or other big prizes, like a Gift Certificate to E.G. Landis Jewelers or Bause's Super Drug Store, a Sharp 20" LCD TV and carry-on luggage. It's for a great cause too - proceeds benefit the Boyertown Area YMCA Golden Rule Scholarship program which provides financial assistance for YMCA memberships, programs and services to individuals and families in the Boyertown area. For more information, or to purchase a ticket, contact Dottie Fronheiser at the Boyertown Area YMCA 610-369-9622 ext. 229.

Amanda C. Swartz, 2008 Oley Valley graduate, daughter of Andrew and Mary Swartz, Fleetwood just completed seven weeks of Cadet Basic Training and the United States Military Academy and was accepted into the Corp of Cadets on Aug. 23.

She will now begin her academics at the Academy.

Way to go Amanda!

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