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Children explore nature, read at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Earth Day event

By Lisa Mitchell|

Julie Stark, Keith Haring named 2018 Distinguished Alumni of Year

Kutztown Area School District Education Foundation announce the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Julie Stark and the late Keith Haring. They will be honored at a reception at Moselem Springs Country Club on June 5, 5 to 7 p.m. ...

From Kutztown Education Foundation|


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    Sell out crowd: More than 300 attend Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods event in Shoey

    A sell out crowd of 311 people came out for the Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods event held at the Shoemakersville Fire Company on April 21.


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    Leesport residents outraged by delayed Wall Street Bridge project

    The October closing of Leesport’s Wall Street Bridge caused many commuting inconveniences. When news spread that the construction project was extended six months beyond the original competition date of December 2018, borough officials and residents were outraged and wanted answers.

    By David J. Reimer Sr. Leesport Borough Council|

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    Girl Scouts learn important babysitting skills

    The Boyertown Service Unit of Girl Scouts of Eastern PA held a Super Sitter event on Saturday, April 14, at St. Columbkill’s Roman Catholic Church in Boyertown. Forty six girls, under the leadership of Mary Flanagan, R.N., learned very important life-saving skills.

    From Sharon Smith|

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    Brownie Troop 1759 shows off their spring hats

    Brownie Troop #1759 celebrated the arrival of spring by decorating hats. Each girl created her own design. The troop then interrupted a BACA (Boyertown Area Choral Association) rehearsal and paraded through the Sanctuary at Good Shepherd UCC in Boyertown to show off their hats. The girls also paraded around the block.

    From Sharon Smith|

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    Boyertown Area Choral Association presents noteworthy tunes from the movies

    The Boyertown Area Choral Association went to the movies to draw inspiration for the start of its 28th season. “Movie Tunes: Songs Made Famous through Film from the 1930s to the Present” is the theme for this year’s spring concerts. On Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. the chorus will sing at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S. Main Street, Bechtelsville. The concert in Boyertown will be held the following week on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. at The Good Shepherd United Church of...

    From Allison Kelly|

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    Local dog and owner representing USA in agility championships in Italy

    Local dog agility competitor Linda Womer, of Gilbertsville, and her Papillon, Frenzi, are in Milan, Italy, to represent the United States at the 2018 IFCS World Agility Championships. The event takes place April 25 to 29 and is hosted by the International Federation of Cynological Sports (IFCS) with the help of their Italian affiliate Federazione Italiana Sport Cinofili (FISC).

    Submitted to Digital First Media|

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    Times & SBN Community Calendar April 26

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    New fitness center for special needs individuals open in Exeter

    All Abilities Fitness Center in Exeter, located at 3811 Perkiomen Avenue (Business Route 422), a first-of-its-kind fitness center is specifically focused on adapted exercise and movement classes for the special needs population.

    From John Cusatis|

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    Brew Fest celebrates all things beer

    The Berks History Center and Oakbrook Brewing Company invited the community to immerse in Berks County’s vibrant beer brewing culture, both past and present, at Berks Brewery & Breweriana Fest on April 14 at the Berks History Center in Reading.

    From Berks History Center|

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    Berks County residents join rally to end gerrymandering

    Citizens from Berks County were among more than 800 concerned Pennsylvanians who rallied in Harrisburg on April 16 to call for a permanent solution to the extreme partisan gerrymandering that has seeded political gridlock and apathy for decades and recently put the state in the national spotlight.

    From Jennifer Hanf|

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