‘Blanketeers’ bring a special warmth to hospitalized children

By Brenda Maguire For Journal Register News Service Every Monday afternoon, a room in The Heritage of Green Hills living community’s clubhouse turns into a factory of sorts. A group of about ten women find themselves seated at tables piling through fabric after fabric after fabric to make quilts. At the same time, some womenContinue reading “‘Blanketeers’ bring a special warmth to hospitalized children”

BUFD offers reflective address panels

NOTE: Front page story By Brenda Maguire For Journal Register News Service “We want people to think about these like they do smoke detectors; it’s another life-saving step.” Barry Katzin, BUFD Fire Prevention SpecialistWhether it is an emergency that requires police, fire or EMS, every second counts. The last thing those who are in dangerContinue reading “BUFD offers reflective address panels”

Schuylkill River Sojourn floats through Berks

By Brenda Maguire News Writer After waiting about an hour past the 5 p.m. expected arrival time, staff and spectators were greeted by the glimmer of kayak paddles on the horizon June 6. Within minutes, the Allegheny Aqueduct Park in Gibraltar had turned into quite the scene. Kayakers came in very quickly, sometimes four atContinue reading “Schuylkill River Sojourn floats through Berks”

Remembering the fallen heroes

By Brenda Maguire News Writer Exeter American Legion Post 934 held their 30th annual Memorial Day Parade and Service on May 30. The parade started at Exeter High School and ended at Forest Hills Memorial Park, where the service was held. “It’s a recognition of our ambulance, police and fire fighters that are serving the communityContinue reading “Remembering the fallen heroes”

Amity Primary Center students learn about different vehicles

By Brenda Maguire News Writer Students at the Amity Primary Center in the Daniel Boone Area School District took part in the sixth annual Transportation Day May 23 as part of their “Things That Go” unit. “We’re really big on hands-on experiences and real life experiences. Having the kids see these up close and learnContinue reading “Amity Primary Center students learn about different vehicles”

Mifflin students get a hands-on history lesson

By Brenda Maguire News Writer he sun was shining last Monday when the fifth graders at Governor Mifflin Intermediate School took part in a day long Civil War reenactment. “We believe this is our 14th year doing this, and we’ve discovered this hands-on approach is good for them. In fact, many of our fifth gradeContinue reading “Mifflin students get a hands-on history lesson”