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Berks History Center presented Achievement Award from PA Museums

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Visually impaired students scuba dive for first time

As a way of giving back to the community, The Heritage of Green Hills, Shillington, hosted a scuba diving class at its indoor pool for youth from VisionCorps, a Lancaster-based non-profit organization that empowers people who are blind or vision impai...

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    Boyertown Elementary students plant trees for Earth Day

    BOYERTOWN >> Boyertown Elementary students got a head start on Earth Day Friday.

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    PUC to investigate PECO rate hike request

    Harrisburg >> The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to investigate PECO Energy Company’s recent request for a rate increase. The commission voted unanimously to investigate the request.

    By Donna Rovins drovins@21st-centurymedia.com @MercBiz on Twitter|

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    Berks County Outdoor Sports Person of the Year awarded for clean up efforts at Kaercher Creek

    Tilden Township resident Tim Mazaika hauled his mower to the banks of Kaercher Creek four years ago with a simple motive: clearing fishing spots at the popular location east of Hamburg.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

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    Library Peep Show showcases all things chicken at Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library

    Are you a fan of chick lit? Was the chicken in Moana your favorite character? If Chicken Little saw our library, would he say ‘the sky is falling’? The Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library invites you to stop in between April 25 and May 25 to take a ‘peep’ at our expansion plans. And to celebrate Peep Show month, the library will be showcasing all things chicken!

    From Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library|

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    Local runner from Narvon wins Garden Spot Village Half Marathon

    Jeremy Dovin, 14, of Narvon, finished first in the Garden Spot Village Half Marathon on Saturday, April 14, with a time of 1:20:18. This was Jeremy’s second win at Garden Spot Village. He won 3rd place in 2017 with a time of 1:23:11. He returned this year, determined to beat his previous time and take first place. He won hands-down, finishing nearly a full three minutes before the second place runner.

    From Juanita Fox|

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    Community Homeschool Players, Morgantown performs ‘Cinderella’ May 4 and 5

    Community Homeschool Players will perform “Cinderella” on May 4 and 5 at Conestoga Mennonite Church in Morgantown.

    Lisa Mitchell
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    Chester County farm planting project for the hungry - volunteers needed

    The Knights of Columbus and St. Elizabeth’s parish are hosting a farm project to help feed the hungry of Chester County on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Knights are looking for volunteers to plant potatoes. Last year families, friends and many members of the community helped to harvest 1,800 pounds of potatoes in the fall, but it all starts with the spring planting. This is a family project so adults can come with children. Snacks and drinks are provided.

    From Dan Mahoney|

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    Chester County resident honored with Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award

    The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA) recently honored D. Andrew “Andy” Pitz with the Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award. Pitz received the award at the annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference, held this year at The Desmond in Chester County.

    From Nicole Faraguna |

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    Tri County Community Calendar April 24

    Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Tri County Record Calendar.

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    Shoey Pool renovation on track for May opening

    Construction equipment has been the norm at the Shoemakersville Swimming Pool, 1003 Main Street, for over six months. Pool Supervisor Amy Botwright said as of April 16 the $620,000 renovation project is on schedule and the Shoey pool will open on time for the summer season.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

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