Muhlenberg Community Library Set to Launch Explore Earth Exhibit


Explore Earth Exhibit Launch Event

10am-3:30pm Enjoy the exhibit, refreshments, films, games and more!
12pm Kiddie Explorers Story and Craft Time
12pm Jeopardy-Style Trivia for All Ages
1pm H20 of Earth Game for K-6th Grade
2pm Shocking Discoveries with the Da Vinci Science Center! All Ages!
The exhibit will be on display at Muhlenberg Community Library January 13, 2018 until March 9, 2018. Free admission.
Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet, a traveling exhibit for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_NET) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Afterschool Alliance. Explore Earth is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Muhlenberg Community Library Set to Launch Explore Earth Exhibit

Muhlenberg Community Library is starting 2018 by digging into earth science. On Saturday January 13 th the library will launch the Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet exhibit with a kick-off event from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet is a national traveling exhibition exploring a global view of our changing environment. MCL is one of fourteen libraries in the country hosting the exhibit. At the launch in addition to delving into the exhibit, the public will be able to enjoy science-themed films, games, puzzle and trivia. At 2:00 PM the Da Vinci Science Center will present, “Shocking Discoveries!” its electrifying show about static electricity for all ages.

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REMINDER: Bally Community Preschool spaghetti dinner fundraiser Feb. 24

Bally Community Preschool will be serving a Spaghetti Dinner, including spaghetti with sauce, assorted meat toppings, salad, garlic bread and assorted homemade desserts, at Bally Mennonite Church in the church fellowship hall from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24.

The cost is a donation.
Take out is available.
Proceeds will provide funds for the Bally Community Preschool.
If you have any questions regarding this community event, you may call the Preschool office at 610-845-1600 or visit

Douglassville business set to open Jan. 12

Douglasville Community to Celebrate Grand Opening of Beyond Fit Gym, Presented by Kutztown University Small Business Development Center

Pennsylvania Representative David Maloney and Senator John Rafferty will join local community members to celebrate the grand opening of Beyond Fit, Douglassville’s newest small-group personal training gym, for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Jan.12, at 11 a.m. at 102 Park Lane.

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Reading resident has been named to the Champlain College dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester

Jessy Moyer of Reading has been named to the Champlain College Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester.

Students on the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the semester. Moyer is majoring in communication.

Santos named vice president of Communications, Marketing and External Affairs

Matt Santos

Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, president, Kutztown University has named Matt Santos vice president of communications, marketing and external affairs, effective Dec. 23.

In his new position, Santos will be responsible for the overall guidance of a diverse division that encompasses University Relations, University Marketing, Conference Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Sports Medicine, KU Presents!, Kutztown University Radio, Recreational Services and the Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center. Santos served as head of the division in an interim role this past semester, filling in for John Green, associate vice president, who retired July 28.

“Matt’s institutional knowledge and experience makes him an invaluable asset to KU,” said Hawkinson. “I look forward to his continued success and leadership at Kutztown University.”

“Matt has been a wonderfully dedicated member of the KU family for more than 25 years,” said Dr. Warren Hilton, vice president, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and chair of the search committee. “During his time here, he has demonstrated his capacity as a successful leader and gained a wide variety of experience that will serve the university well in his new role.”

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More than 220 Students Graduate from York College of Pennsylvania on Dec. 20

More than 220 students graduated from York College of Pennsylvania Dec. 20.

Daniel Reightneour of Birdsboro graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

Matthew Burns of Fleetwood graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Scott Showmaker of Hamburg graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.

Anastasia Goudy of Wernersville graduated Magna Cum Laude from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education – General Science.

Ashley Hiltebeitel of Reading graduated Cum Laude from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Adrianna Bates of West Reading graduated Magna Cum Laude from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.

Ethan Resh named to Kansas Wesleyan University dean’s honor roll

Ethan Resh of Birdsboro was one of 150 Kansas Wesleyan University students named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the Fall 2017 semester. Full-time students with a semester grade point average of 3.25-3.74 and no incompletes are listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Governor Mifflin musicians reunite for 65th anniversary concert

Who:  Governor Mifflin Music Department, Governor Mifflin Music Association, Governor Mifflin alumni

What: Governor Mifflin’s musical alumni will return to the stage where it all started for the Governor Mifflin Music Association’s 65th Anniversary Alumni Concert. The concert theme, “Strong and Mighty…Mifflin Music Lives On” is a tribute to the district and community’s longstanding commitment to the arts.

Governor Mifflin alumni from 1968 through 2017 will participate in the concert, which includes both instrumental and vocal performances. Notable alumni participating include two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Dale Badway (’84) and Erich Cawalla (’97), founder of The Uptown Band.

The Governor Mifflin Music Association is a non-profit organization formed to provide support for the Governor Mifflin music program. For the past five years, the Governor Mifflin School District has been awarded the national distinction of one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

Where: Governor Mifflin High School Auditorium

101 S. Waverly Street, Shillington

When:  Saturday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m.

Kutztown Voted Fourth in D2SIDA Atlantic Region Poll

12/20/2017 | Men’s Basketball
KUTZTOWN | Sporting a six-game winning streak, the Kutztown University men’s basketball team saw another rise in the rankings this week as it climbs up one spot from last week and voted fourth in the latest Division Two Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA) Atlantic Regional Poll.

In a five-week period, the Golden Bears (8-1 overall, 4-1 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) have risen from 10th-to-fourth.

KU has not played since an 84-64 victory over Seton Hill University on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Keystone Arena.

Kutztown garnered 41 points, up from 26 points a week prior. The Maroon and Gold leapfrogged

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