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Welcome to my world: The origins of the Wedding Party may surprise you

By Carole Christman Koch|

A LOOK BACK IN HISTORY: The Kutztown Folk Festival is right around the corner, literally

Our Kutztown Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival has long portrayed regional folkways that were always called “Deitsch” (Dutch), not German. A vernacular transferred here by ethnic sub-cultures living in the 18th Century Rhine Valley, thou...

By Richard L.T. Orth|


  • Opinion

    REFLECTIONS: Lent is doing hard time

    We’re now in the Lenten season and loving every minute of it, right?

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Columns

    a look back in history: Rare Fegley and Moyer photos show life in Oley Valley’s 19th century

    When photography was invented in the 19th century, few photographers took the time to photograph actual Folklife of people living in the Oley Valley except H. Winslow Fegley and Amandus Moyer, who lived near Lobachsville. In the early nineteen-hundreds, Webster Reinert from Pleasantville, Oley Township had the chore of helping clean up Amandus Moyer’s farm for a family who had just bought it. Acquainted with the village of Lobachsville, he was a great help adjusting the new couple to...

    By Richard L.T. Orth |

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