• Mum’s the word at East Cocalico

    Want to speak at an upcoming East Cocalico supervisors meeting? Better check out the new rules. At their Sept. 15 meeting, the supervisors voted 2-to-1 to put stricter regulations on public comment in what one citizen termed...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Displaying the 1961 Adamstown Bicentennial quilt donated to the Adamstown Area Library , and photos of the first library and proposed new library are (from left) Nancy and Rick Kriebel, quilt donors; Jane Webber, president of the library board; and Kathy Thren, librarian. Photo by Alice Hummer.
    Gifted: Adamstown Bicentennial quilt now in library collection

    A handstitched yellow quilt designed by the late Katie Kriebel, who lived at 58 W. Main St., in Adamstown, was officially donated to the Adamstown Area Library on Sept. 12 by Kriebel’s grandson, Rick, and his wife,...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Community events kick off library public capital campaign

    Adamstown Area Library officials will host a free community celebration in each one of the library’s five community service areas in October. There will be food, drinks, and kid-friendly games as well as models and information about...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Few attend follow-up Denver council meeting to address drug issues

    The problem hasn’t gone away, but it seems the people have scattered. One borough resident attended the Monday, Sept. 12, Denver council meeting to continue the conversation about addiction and how the community can help people battling...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • Two popular stops were the Luthercare table display and the petting zoo which Luthercare sponsored. Children could choose one free item. Shown are (left to right): Parker, age 5; Leanna, age 2; dad Rustin Kreider; and Brayden, age 7. Behind the table are Cindy McWilliams (left) and Brenda Pfautz, two of the Luthercare employees helping with the table display. Photo by Alice Hummer
    Reamstown Days 2016 a success

    The weather was sultry yet under the canopy of trees at Reamstown Park there was a breeze. This helped bring more than 200 attendees throughout Friday night’s opening festivities. These included a visit from Zoo America, the...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • Heralding the heroes: Denver fire chief thankful for help rendered in August house fire

    There was a heated exchange at the Aug. 29 Denver Borough Council meeting but it was a discussion of gratitude, not anger. Fire Chief Shannon Hiltor paid tribute to the work of his firefiighters who fought a...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Newly appointed East Cocalico Police Chief Terry Arment (left) and Supervisor Chair Doug Mackley. Photo by Alice Hummer.
    East Cocalico supervisors highlight police force

    East Cocalico supervisors appointed a new police chief, honored one of their own, and unanimously approved a new piece of police equipment at their Thursday, Sept. 1, meeting held at the Smokestown Fire Company. Corporal Terry Arment,...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • The Denver Volunteer Fire Company social hall was filled for the Denver Borough Council Monday, Aug. 29, meeting. Residents discussed community safety issues and urged council to facilitate some sort of citizen coalition. Photo by Alice Hummer
    Council urged to engage community to address drug-use issues

    Difficult issues challenging Denver Borough brought more than 80 residents to the Monday, Aug. 29, council meeting held at the Denver Volunteer Fire Company hall to accommodate the attendees. Concerns ran the gamut from belligerent teens and...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • East Cocalico resident Christine McHenry explains the game and the equipment used in pickleball. She urged township supervisors to consider lining existing courts for the popular sport. Photo by Alice Hummer
    In a pickle: East Cocalico supervisors urged to think progressively about recreation

    Christine McHenry, a resident of Old Homestead, asked supervisors at their Thursday, Aug. 18, meeting to consider installing pickleball courts. She said no new construction would be necessary, as tennis courts can be lined for pickleball, like...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Reamstown Days set to return

    Supper is served Friday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 9 p.m., in Reamstown Park as Reamstown Days starts cooking. Children can enjoy games and “train” rides. Adults can enjoy Blue Grass music plus a free family movie...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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