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EDITORIAL: A tribute and thank you to Albert Boscov

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    person to person — impact: Common, yes, but a treasure still

    It’s amazing how by happenstance you can be taught a lesson! Barb was walking on the sidewalk from our driveway to our front porch. She thought she saw a leaf on the sidewalk and was about to crunch it as she walked, when she focused more closely on the object. It turned out to be the butterfly she caught on her smartphone, above.

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    A Look Back in History: From Native Clay to Beautiful Roof tile Adorning our Most Primitive Homes

    In the Colonial years, when handmade brick was scarce, the availability of native clay also afforded Valley pioneers to build attractive brick chimneys with courses of brick corbelling. The result: the entire Oley Township being honored as a National Historic District by the United States Department of the Interior, for its heritage. Unlike the quickly fashioned frontier homes built by the Scotch-Irish, these sturdy Germanic homes with their clay-tiled roofs and salmon brick arches built...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

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    Think about it: The Literary Craftsmanship of Rudyard Kipling

    “After you have read Kipling fifty or seventy-five best stories you realize that few men have written this many stories of this much merit, and that very few have written more or better stories.” -- Randall Jarrell

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    JEFF EDELSTEIN: The 15 people you’ll meet at Thanksgiving this year discussing Donald Trump

    There may be five people you meet in heaven, but there will be 15 people you meet at Thanksgiving Hell 2016.

    By Jeff Edelstein jedelstein@21st-centurymedia.com @jeffedelstein on Twitter|

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    A Look Back in History: 19th Century cane carvers of the PA Dutch Country

    Locally, the most popular cane carver, “Schtockschnitzler Simmons” (1885-1910) from the Kutztown, Moselem, Hamburg area was a late German born immigrant who bartered his carved bird handle canes from farm to farm or tavern to tavern. His canes had an identifiable carving motif. Kutztown’s beloved collector of PA Dutch carvings, Richard Machmer and his wife, Rosemarie, published a very desirable book about these local carvers in 1991. Titled “Just For Nice:...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

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    Think about it: The Sponge Capital of the World

    “Do you ever wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.” — Stephen Hawking

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    person to person — impact: In His Time

    The main speaker in my column of November 8th, “Precious In His Sight: Bill Montgomery” (http://www.berksmontnews.com/opinion/20161103/person-to-person-precious-in-his-sight-bill-montgomery), which talked about the home going of Bill Montgomery, indicated his death was no accident. Even though God’s timetable may not be ours, God’s timetable is always right. He never is too early or too late. Was it a coincidence that Barb and I delayed a trip to Vermont to...

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    In our helter-skelter lives, Thanksgiving dinner with the family is good for the spirit as well as the belly

    Many of us, myself included, seldom are fully engaged in a given moment because we’re always in a hurry to move on to something else. Consequently, we skim along the surface of life. We exist in the topsoil of life and never seem to have the time to get to the root of the matter.

    By Mike Zielinski Guest columnist|

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    Think about it: Leading with creative style

    “If you want to build a high performance organization, you’ve got to play chess, not checkers.” — Mark Miller

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    person to person — impact: Voted Most Utilitarian

    I am on probation! I’ve been told that more and more copies of the Tri County Record are being sent back to the printer. I have no idea why, except that my boss has pinpointed my articles as the culprit. No hints or clues were given to me. I am in a state of consternation. In order to save my job, I have offered a bonus to my employees, Beetle Bailey and Miss (Ladybug) Victoria Witherspoone, to come up with a solution. After several weeks of investigation, they reached a...

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