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40 youth Reach Out during Hamburg mission week

By Lisa Mitchell|

Investigation into complaints by neighbors leads to drug arrest in Hamburg

Hamburg Borough Police investigated complaints reported by neighbors that lead to a drug arrest on North Second Street in Hamburg on July 17. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|

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  • 28th annual Belt Sander Race benefits National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    The 28th Annual Belt Sander Race to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was held on July 14 at Bertie’s Inn, 160 Old Friedensburg Road in Exeter Township. All proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    By Jesi Yost For Digital First Media|

  • More than 7,000 come out for PA BBQ FEST at Leesport Market

    More than 7,000 people attended the PA BBQ FEST over two days at the Leesport Farmers Market on July 7 and 8, hosted by David Shefter, owner of the Penn Werner Hotel in downtown Wernersville, and his family.

    Lisa Mitchell
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  • News

    Berks official among graduates in county leadership training

    The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL), a premier professional development program, recently graduated six county officials from its two and a half-day intensive training.

    From Ken Kroski|

  • News

    An island paradise in the woods at Camp Edmar

    During the week of June 25 to 29, the woods of Camp Edmar became an island paradise for 60 Girl Scouts who attended a week-long Girl Scout day camp. Girl Scouts from Kutztown, Fleetwood, Brandywine, Tulpehocken and surrounding areas from all levels of Scouting — Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes attended the camp. Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts attended the camp as program aides.

    From Beth Harbonic|

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    Local students honored at SkillsUSA Workforce Development event

    Career and technical students in Pennsylvania won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2018 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 27 and 28. More than 6,300 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world and covers 1.4 million square feet, equivalent to 20 football fields or 25 acres.

    From SkillsUSA|

  • Music

    Swing Fever brings back swinging sounds of Big Bands to Kutztown Park

    Take a trip back in time to the sounds of the Big Bands during that Swing era, as we welcome the return of the renowned swing band Swing Fever to the Kutztown Park Bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 21.

    By John Schmoyer Kutztown Recreation Director|

  • News

    Charging stations to debut at Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

    The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles has taken a giant step into the future by installing electric vehicle charging stations for our visitors to utilize. These new chargers — four Tesla and two universal connectors — will be installed for use in the museum’s parking lot across from the main entrance along South Walnut Street.

    From Kendra Cook|

  • News

    Parkinson’s Therapy Programs helps residents at Chestnut Knoll

    Is it Parkinson’s disease or is it something else? Over 1 million people are living with Parkinson’s disease; but tremors, rigid muscles, shuffling walk or vocal changes could indicate other movement disorders. Though many disorders, like Parkinson’s disease, have no cure, treatments are available to help cope with or reduce symptoms.

    From Samantha Dix|

  • Mission Trip Birdsboro returns to July 18

    Mission Trip Birdsboro was started by St. Paul’s UCC in Birdsboro in 2014 to help local homeowners in need with maintenance and home repairs. Five years later, it has grown to six local churches working together to help in the community.

    From Stuart Wells|

  • News

    StarFest 2018 hosted by The ChesMont Astronomical Society

    Join the ChesMont Astronomical Society for a wonderful evening of astronomy on Saturday, Aug.11, from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson (off Route 345 at Hopewell Road). Rain/cloud date is Sunday, Aug. 12. The program will feature speakers, astronomy presentations, and activities for kids. Public viewing of the wonders of the Milky Way will be available through more than 20 amateur, high-end telescopes.

    From Rob Cordivari|

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