• A bunch of flags, a bunch of kids and lots of smiles as they anticipate the upcoming Adamstown Community Days set for Memorial Day Weeke
    Community Days just days away

    New features combined with old favorites will fill Memorial Day weekend at Adamstown Community Days. The 14th annual celebration will be held May 27, 28, and 29 at the community grove along Route 272 in Adamstown. The...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • West Cocalico Township Manager Carolyn Hildebrand makes a point to the supervisors (from center) Chairman James J. Stoner, Ray Burns, and Leon Eby, the newest member of the board.
    It’s pay to play — literally — in West Cocalico

    Parks, police, and permits dominated the discussion at the May 5 meeting of the West Cocalico supervisors. The board was updated on the status of work at Chapel Gate Park and the Schoeneck Community Park. Township Roadmaster...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Sherri Stull (center) portrayed Frances Devereux Polk, wife of Confederate Lt. General Leonidas Polk, portrayed by her real life husband, Gregory Stull. An Abraham Lincoln (left) also attended the Victorian ball, though Stull is careful to note their paths actually would not have crossed.
    Re-enacting the past to help education’s future in Cocalico

    Parts of Cocalico High School will be transformed into a Civil War encampment next weekend, with re-enactors and interpreters sharing stories straight out of history — and maybe even a bowl of Confederate bean soup. The Civil...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Ordinance addresses several issues in Denver

    The height of accessory buildings, total occupancy capacity for a boarding house and electronic message display signs were all addressed in the new ordinance adopted by Denver Council at the Monday, May 9, meeting. Almost a year...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Applicants abundant for East Cocalico township manager slot

    More than a dozen applications for the township manager position in East Cocalico Township have been submitted. This update was provided by Steve Gabriel, interim part-time East Cocalico manager, at supervisors Thursday, May 5, meeting. Mark Hiester,...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Cocalico area police log: East Cocalico and Denver coverage region

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: SCAM ALERT: A citizen received a call from a male claiming to be from the Treasury Department. He stated back taxes were owed and a $500 iTunes card needed...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • It’s about time at Denver Elementary

    Representatives from the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley recently visited Denver Elementary School to launch a “time capsule” project with Victoria Kreider’s first-grade students. This same project was presented earlier at the Adamstown and Reamstown elementary...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Grubb earns two new titles: physician, Army captain

    Seth M. Grubb received his medical doctorate and was promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army in ceremonies held April 21 at the Straz Center, Tampa, Fla. A member of the Cocalico High School...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Plucky duckies fired up for annual race

    The Little Muddy Creek in Adamstown will be filled with hundreds of multi-colored plastic ducks as part of the Adamstown FireQuacker 1000 set for Saturday, May 14. The duck convoy is expected to bob across the finish...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Cocalico Corner: Nurturing the news

    The inspiration for this column is Mildred M. Bodolosky. Who? Not likely anyone our readers would have known. She was a powerhouse of an English teacher at Muhlenberg Township High School in Berks County. She demanded much...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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