• Mike Straka talking to the kids about a T-Rex rib bone - smallest bone in the T-Rex body
    ‘Dinosaur Dig’ a dirty pleasure

    Field Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka brought their ‘Dinosaur Dig’ to the Adamstown Area Library Summer Reading Program on June 27 at Peace United Church of Christ, Swartzville. Children and their families were invited to participate in...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Cocalico Corner Donna Reed
    Cocalico Corner: Red, white, and true

    Okay, it’s the Fifth of July and I, for one, have had enough. I’ve had enough of the attacks and the viciousness played out in social media and led by no other than our President of the...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • East Cocalico Police Log, July 6, 2017

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: ROBBERY: Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Turkey Hill store, 300 Main St., Denver Borough, at 3:44 a.m. June 23. The two suspects, who were...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Third graders Lindsey Menet (left) and Madison Elliott consulted their iPad to figure out what command they need to add to their program. Photos by Kimberly Marselas
    Code: Learn — Innovative camp links primary programming skills and summer fun

    Blue lines zig zag across the floor of Adamstown Elementary School’s cafeteria on a recent Wednesday morning, test strips for 10 bright blue robots and their human partners. Twenty students in third through fifth grade have gathered...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Candidates surface for West Cocalico supervisor vacancy

    With the clock ticking on replacing West Cocalico Supervisor Ray Burns, two candidates introduced themselves to the board during a June 20 meeting. A third name is also on the township’s desk. Supervisors have 30 days, starting...

    • Posted June 29, 2017
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  • Ray Burns and his wife after taking his January 2016 oath of office.
    Change ‘Burns’ with departure

    When it comes to elected officials in the Cocalico area, change is not commonplace. Many of those sitting on the borough councils of Adamstown and Denver and the supervisor boards of East Cocalico and West Cocalico townships...

    • Posted June 29, 2017
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  • Honorary Survivor Jennifer Graybill is surrounded by fundraising stars collecting funds with their trendy purses. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    Relay for Life Norlanco showcases survivors, caregivers, but misses monetary goal in cancer fight

    With new strides in cancer research and exciting therapies that kill cancer cells while sparing healthy cells, one would think events supporting fundraising for fighting the disease would be up. However, locally this year, that did not...

    • Posted June 29, 2017
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  • Cocalico Corner Donna Reed
    Cocalico Corner: A lot of ‘Sweat’ing going on

    This past Saturday I journeyed with a busload of my fellow Berks Countians to Broadway to see Reading. Yup. You read that correctly. We left Reading to see Reading. Nearly 50 of us traveled to the Big...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • Live streaming…Pollution-reduction plan subject of East Cocalico session

    The East Cocalico supervisors at their June 15 meeting viewed a power point presentation by engineer Mike LaSala, Land Studies, explaining ways the township could meet the reduction of pollutants mandated by the municipal separate stormwater system...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • New annual budget has slight tax hike

    School property taxes will climb 1.5 percent in Cocalico next year, under a budget given final approval Monday night. The Cocalico School Board voted 8-0 with member Randall Renninger absent to pass a $59.9-million budget that is...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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