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Fleetwood Food Pantry Helps Those in Need

January 20, 2020 by

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Throughout the world, millions of people face problems with poverty and starvation. So, how can concerned citizens, such as high school students, help with this issue? The Fleetwood Food Pantry is an organization that has been running for twenty-two years now. It is dedicated to helping as many struggling families as possible and providing them […]

Local Girl Scout’s Troop Offers Many Opportunities

January 17, 2020 by

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“I have fourteen girls from three different school districts in the troop, and many of the girls said that this has been one of the first places they feel accepted and have made friends,” Fleetwood business teacher Rebecca Heiser said.  There are so many positive opportunities that come from joining the scouts, ranging from leadership […]

Fleetwood FBLA Partners with Superheroes for Autism

January 15, 2020 by

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Fleetwood students and FBLA members sophomore Nikki Kopycienski, senior Josh Kopycienski, and senior Megan Zimmerman are partnering with the non-profit organization Superheroes for Autism.  Superheroes for Autism is an organization whose main focus is to spread awareness of autism. They offer support to Berks County families who are struggling with autism.  The organization started as […]

Fleetwood Homecoming Offers a Wide Range of Events to Show School Spirit

October 10, 2019 by

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What’s a better way to spend a weekend than to join Fleetwood Area High School in various fun events to show school spirit?  Homecoming at Fleetwood Area High School is a fun and creative way to bring the student body together. There are many activities for students during the school day as well as after. […]

Local Pizza: Who Are the Winners and Losers?

June 14, 2019 by

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The small town of Fleetwood delivers some good soccer, a tight-knit community, and some pretty good pizza around town. The Tiger Times set out to try a regular cheese slice at each pizza joint in Fleetwood and determine which place offers the best tasting slice. McKenah Rapposelli and Sam Schappell tried a piece from each […]

Fleetwood Student Named Head of Marketing and Promotions for Advanced Comfort Specialists

June 10, 2019 by

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When you think of the word brand, you think of a company that can provide the services one needs. With that thought, someone might also think of how that brand makes him or her feel. When someone thinks of your own company and brand, you want them to feel positive and trusting of you. That […]

Fleetwood Area School District Hosts Community Forum

November 7, 2018 by

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The Fleetwood Area School District hosted a community forum on 11 October 2018 to discuss information presented regarding enrollment and demographics in the district. The district brought in Charles Watters of the Pennsylvania Economy League and James Thompson of Thompson Associates Architects and Planners to present information from studies they performed. The district held this […]

FBLA Partners with Fleetwood Bank

November 1, 2018 by

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FBLA is teaching kids to save! The group  has officially partnered with Fleetwood bank in July. Their plan is to teach kids from kindergarten to twelfth grade to save. FBLA has many activities planned to promote their message. The student representatives of this project are Brooke Gorman, Caitlin Bower, and Faith Readinger. All three girls […]

Fairgrounds Square to See Makeover

March 26, 2018 by

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Anyone who has been to the Fairgrounds Square Mall in recent years knows that it has been very empty. There are very few stores still open for business. Recently, the owners have been talking about reconstructing the mall. “Hull Property Group officials have personally visited with township, school board, and county officials on five different […]

Adopt-A-Shelf Earns Students Community Service Hours

January 23, 2018 by

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Adopt-A-Shelf is a way to help the Fleetwood Area Public Library have organized shelves, and it is an excellent way to get community service hours. So what is Adopt-A-Shelf? It is a system the Fleetwood Library has where community members can adopt a shelf of books. Once you do that, you are then responsible for […]

Reading Goes Up in Flames

December 14, 2016 by

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On 21 November, around 6:00 p.m., several fire departments were dispatched to the Reading Fire Tower to fight a fire that started in the mountain behind Reading Area High School. “Yeah the fire was pretty wild.  It was just a small fire when they ended basketball practice early, but then, as the day went on, […]

Interact Club Adopts a Highway

June 14, 2016 by

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Recently, the Interact Club at Fleetwood Area High School adopted a highway. On 30 April, members of the club picked up 25 bags of trash on Fleetwood Road. Adopt a Highway is a national campaign to help clean up litter off the sides of roadways across America. Different organizations are allowed to have their name […]

Interact Club Runs Food Drive

February 23, 2016 by

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Fleetwood’s Interact Club ran a Food Drive to help support the Brandywine Food Pantry. The Food Drive ran from 1 February until 15 February. The Brandywine Food Pantry recently moved its home and supplier. It is now supplied by the Greater Berks Food Bank.  However, because the move is so new, they are not yet […]

FBLA Donates Tech Experience to Senior Citizens

October 22, 2014 by

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Luckily, this article is also printed on paper in black and white ink, or the seniors would not be able to read it. Seniors? No, not the class of 2015, but the elderly whom the Fleetwood FBLA members are teaching how to use technology. Every Wednesday in October, the FBLA members travel over to Fleetwood […]

Accept, Interact Assist Animal League

April 3, 2014 by

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On 13 March 2014, Fleetwood’s members of both the Accept and Interact club went to Berks Animal Rescue League to do community service. “While we were there, we got to see the dogs, cats, and other animals,” explained sophomore Marissa Faranda, who went on the trip. The Accept club became official about three years ago […]

April Fools: No Ransom Yet for Fleetwood Camel

April 1, 2014 by

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On Sunday morning the 30 March, the famous Fleetwood camel residing next to Boyer’s Food Market was discovered missing from its enclosure. Local residents are distraught over the disappearance of their beloved camel. “We just want him to be returned safely,” senior Auston Clauss said. Surveillance videos from the Boyer’s parking lot show a large trailer […]

K&S Cake Creations Opens in Blandon

January 17, 2013 by

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K&S Cake Creations is a local cake business trying to lift off with the help of teachers, students, and other Fleetwood natives. Local Residents Kellee Younker and Stephanie Steiner are looking for customers in their new business. Located in Blandon and now with a Facebook presence, K&S Cake Creations has a wide variety of themes and pictures to […]

Hilbert and Co. Paint The Town Red and White

October 24, 2012 by

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Saturday, 22 September, Fleetwood students, art teacher Elaine Hilbert, and English teacher Karen Sahaydak were involved in painting downtown Fleetwood. Sahaydak came to Hilbert, and asked if she would help out with this homecoming tradition in the making. Students from Hilbert’s class were offered a free homework pass, but some students helped well beyond the proffered reward to […]

Rotary International Spreads Humanitarianism

June 5, 2012 by

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Among service organizations, one of the most distinguished is Rotary International. With over 1.2 million members, 34,000 clubs worldwide, and a century of assisting those in need, Rotary International deserves its reputation. Rotary was founded in Chicago, Illinois, on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris for the purpose of creating a professional club for […]

Fleetwood Hosts Fun-Filled Summer

May 29, 2012 by

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This summer in Fleetwood is going to be jam-packed with activities for the whole family. From music and pools, to cars and a carnival, Fleetwood has plenty in store for residents to enjoy this season. The Recreation Board will again sponsor Sunday Night Music in the Park. The kick-off date will be June 3rd with […]

Christie’s Memorable Cakes Bakes Memories

May 23, 2012 by

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Christie’s Memorable Cakes is a relatively new business featured on Main Street in Fleetwood, a great place to find delicious and custom-decorated cakes of your choice. The owner of this new bakery in town is Christie M. Coleman, a Fleetwood Area High School graduate. The storefront opened in November of this past year, but prior […]

Simmeria Hires New Head Chef

March 29, 2012 by

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Thinking about taking your significant other out to dinner? Are you going out to lunch with a group of friends? If so, Fleetwood’s Simmeria restaurant may be the right place for you, especially because of its new chef who is bringing some fresh items to the Spring menu. Chef Albert Sinisi started as food stylist […]

Brandywine-Kutztown Merger Called Off

February 27, 2012 by

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Was there really going to be a merger between the Brandywine and Kutztown school districts? According to recent talks, it could have been very possible. The Kutztown and Brandywine school districts were rumored to be merging sometime in the near future, but the talks recently stopped. The possibility arose during the Brandywine budget forums when […]

Fleetwood and the Car that Made It

February 17, 2012 by

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The town once known as Coxville, and now known as our home town of Fleetwood, has quite a bit of unexpected history behind it. There are two theories as to how the name Fleetwood came about. Some say Mr. Fleet and Mr. Wood were two railroad surveyors and the names were combined, while others say […]