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Posts published in “Day: June 8, 2018”

New Jersey man claims $315 million Powerball jackpot

The New Jersey man who held the sole winning ticket for last month’s $315.3 million Powerball jackpot says he was so nervous after realizing he won that he had trouble driving home.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Philadelphia police update trespass policy after Starbucks arrests

The Philadelphia Police Department has updated its policy on when to arrest people accused of trespassing on private property nearly two months after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks where they were waiting for a meeting.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Tulpehocken Valedictorian: 'We are the phoenix'

Tulpehocken High School Valedictorian Coty Emerich told the packed stadium of family, friends, teachers and community members, during Commencement on June 6, that the biggest lesson that the Class of 2018 has learned is the importance of resiliency.

“This year we lost two pieces of our puzzle, Sean Orner and Shanon Althouse and a beloved teacher Carl Wolf.

Source: Berkscounty

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, The Nature Conservancy partner; 2,377 acres placed in perpetual conservation easement

Standing at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s South Lookout in Kempton, Hawk Mountain and The Nature Conservancy announced a major conservation partnership that coincides with National Trails Week on June 7.

Hawk Mountain President Sean Grace announced that Hawk Mountain Sanctuary placed 2,377 acres in a perpetual conservation easement.

Source: Berkscounty

Kutztown Class of 1943 celebrates 75th Reunion, offers advice to Class of 2018

The Kutztown High School Class of 1943 held their 75th Class Reunion at Janelle Restaurant & Catering Hall in Bowers on June 7.

“We have a get together every year, the first Thursday of June because that was our graduation day,” said LeRoy Brown. “We have seven people from our class here.”

In addition to Brown, from the Class of 1943 to attend the reunion were Ruth Follweiler, Claude Fritz, Rose Trumbauer, Joyce Hottenstein, and Paul Kunkel.

Source: Berkscounty

Berks artists showcase work along Schuylkill River in Hamburg

Art was in the air in Hamburg, Kempton, and surrounding areas on Saturday, June 2. It was the day for the annual Hawk Mountain Arts Tour and Sale featuring local artists. And 2018 marked the first year that the Hamburg Area Art Alliance (HAAA) participated fully in the event.

Artists booths were set up on the trail of Etchberger Memorial Park, Hamburg, with clear views of the Schuylkill River.

Source: Berkscounty

Senate approves tougher penalties for SNAP fraud

The Senate unanimously approved legislation today that will help reduce fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and hold perpetrators accountable, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Ryan Aument (R-36).

Senate Bill 1127 would create stronger penalties against individuals and businesses that fraudulently traffic SNAP benefits.

Source: Berkscounty