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Saturday, October 21, 2017

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: St. John’s UCC, Laurys Station, having craft fair, quilt show

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, will have a craft fair and quilt show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14.

The event features crafters set up in rooms throughout the church and quilts displayed over the pews in the sanctuary.

Refreshments and homemade baked goods will be available, in addition to a Chinese auction and raffle.

The crafts are great for gifts and provide a chance to do some holiday shopping.

The quilts are not only...

lunch menus

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 5: M.S., H.S.: Parkland deli hoagie, mini corn dogs, french fries, celery sticks with dip. Elem.: Pizza and cereal meal, also.

Friday, Oct. 6: Elem.: Meatball or chicken Parmesan, both with pasta and sauce, pizza, cereal meal, tossed salad, steamed broccoli. M.S., H.S.: Meatball or chicken patty sandwich, tossed salad, steamed broccoli.

Monday, Oct. 9: Professional Development Day. No school.

Tuesday, Oct. 10: M.S., H.S.: Turkey sausage patty, yogurt,...

Guest View I

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

National Newspaper Week, Oct. 1-7, is the time to celebrate the impact newspapers have on their communities, and to recognize the dedicated individuals who work diligently so that you, the reader, receive the news and information that you want and need, day in and day out.

A free press is more important than ever and newspapers have always been at the forefront of serving our communities.

No media works harder than newspapers to provide you with credible information about what...

Guest View II

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

If you are reading this sentence, chances are you are doing so on a computer, a mobile phone, or a tablet.

Scroll or swipe up a few centimeters and you aren’t just in your home or in your office — you’re suddenly in a full-fledged casino that’s open 24/7.

Just as you are one click away from the dangers of predatory internet gambling companies, so too are our kids, seniors, low-income individuals, and those with debilitating gambling addictions.

I learned of the true...

Rep. Day having senior fairs

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, invites senior citizens age 55 and older, family members and caregivers to learn more about services and programs available to them at two upcoming senior fairs.

The first is Day’s annual Senior Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Kutztown Fire Company, 310 Noble St., Kutztown.

In addition to information tables and representatives from local, state and federal governments, and private agencies, the event will include door prizes and free...

Chosen Words

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

My Rubber Ducky

Splish ... splash ...

I was taking a bath,

With my little rubber ducky

by my side;

We pretended

he’s a train,

I waved goodbye and then —

He swirled around

and slid right down the drain!

Shirley Binkley Cedar View Apartments

Antique show on Oct. 21

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Antique Dealers Association of Berks County will present its fourth annual Kempton antique show and sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Kempton Community Recreation Center, 83 Community Center Drive, Kempton.

There is an admission fee.

For information, call 610-678-7669, 610-285-2249 or 610-944-3203.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.


Lauretta Ruch becomes a centenarian

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by WENDY WRIGHT in Local News

Lauretta Ruch, who was raised on a farm in Seipstown, turned 100 years old on Sept. 30.

One of six children of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Fiste, she married Edgar Ruch in 1939, and moved to their home in Fogelsville.

The couple had three children Betty, David and Peggy.

Edgar, a veteran of World War II, died at the young age of 57 leaving Lauretta a widow for many years.

Lauretta lived in the home she made with Edgar until she moved to Cedarbrook Nursing Home at the end...

Dorneyville Pharmacy looks upward

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Dorneyville Pharmacy, serving the public at 3300 Hamilton Blvd. since 1989, is planning to expand upward with a specially equipped lab to comply with governmental regulations.

The pharmacy compounds medications for humans and pets as prescribed by physicians and veterinarians.

Highly regulated by numerous federal agencies, the pharmacy is now directed to provide a hazard lab to prepare cancer chemotherapy medications, hormone prescriptions and some other compounds.