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Thousands gather in Phoenixville to see Firebird set ablaze

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Proposed 11 percent Montgomery County tax hike sparks public debate

NORRISTOWN >> The room was packed at a Montgomery County budget hearing Thursday as members of the public alternated between criticizing a proposed 11 percent tax increase and praising the community college that a portion of that money will fund...

By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st-centurymedia.com @kaitlynfoti on Twitter|

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  • News

    WTIM: Music Around Town Nov. 30 edition

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

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  • News

    SALT Performing Arts sets the holiday mood with ‘Christmas Spectacular’

    Celebrate the holiday season with the entire family at SALT Performing Arts as they present “Christmas Spectacular 2016.” The show opens Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 11.

    From SALT Performing Arts|

  • Entertainment

    ‘A Wonderful Life, The Musical’ hits the main stage at Steel River Playhouse

    Pottstown >> “A Wonderful Life,” the music version of the classic story, opens Friday, Dec. 2, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 18, with a total of 12 performances to choose from, including four matinees.

    From Steel River Playhouse|

  • Opinion

    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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  • Opinion

    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|

  • Opinion

    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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  • News

    Rep. Ryan Costello meets with Pottsgrove High School students

    LOWER POTTSGROVE >> Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6th Dist., visited Pottsgrove High School recently to meet with students, teachers, and administrators as part of the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ Principal for a Day program and in recognition of National Principals Month.

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  • News

    Spring-Ford board to vote on next step toward $10M expansion

    ROYERSFORD >> The Spring-Ford Area School Board will vote on whether to approve the next step toward a possible $10 million expansion of the high school following the Dec. 5 reorganization meeting.

    By Eric Devlin edevlin@21st-centurymedia.com @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

  • Business

    Lasko sold to investment firms, family CEO to retire

    WEST GOSHEN >> A longtime West Chester-area family business has been sold for an undisclosed price.

    By Brian McCullough bmccullough@21st-centurymedia.com @wcdailylocal on Twitter|

  • News

    Chester County Intermediate Unit hosts second annual ‘Dining in the Dark’

    caln >> To put themselves in the shoes of their family member, several families gathered to have a meal without being able to see it.

    By Ginger Rae Dunbar gdunbar@21st-centurymedia.com @GingerDunbar on Twitter|

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