Opinions Online, 7/30/16

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Man on cross-country mission to fight childhood cancer passes through Berks

WFMZ’s Maria Salizar profiles Ronnie Duvall, who is riding across the country to raise awareness for childhood cancer research.

Swimmers react to official warning of no trespassing at Peace Rock

State and local officials gathered for a private meeting to look for ways to increase safety in the area of the rock, which some call the Peace Rock.

They arranged the meeting weeks ago, but last Sunday, a swimmer drowned near the rock, highlighting…

QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning takes off

The largest hot-air balloon festival in North America has officially launched in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and will continue through the weekend.

The Quickcheck New Jersey Festival of Ballooning features over 100 hot air balloons, from 6 differ…

Woman allegedly admits to drugging baby

A Bucks County woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly mixing baby formula with Buprenorphine, an opioid, to make a baby go to sleep at night.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, Corinne Barndt, 28, of Quakertown, admitted giving an 8-mont…

Hundreds of Buicks roll into Allentown for car show

Buick lovers from across the country are descending on Allentown this weekend for a big celebration– an Italian jewelry mogul is offering the public a sneak peek into his personal collection.

From the Rivera to the Regal, hundreds of Buick automobiles have rolled into Allentown. It’s the Buick Club of America’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Bern Fritshaw and his 1947 Buick Roadmaster, are from Ontario, Canada.
His piece of art has only 5 miles on the odometer and the cars wooden ceiling really makes an impact.

Indiana’s Don Obermeyer is showcasing his Model F, a car his grandfather bought in 1908.

Notably, a lot of people who have these cars don’t like to drive them, but Obermeyer said he enjoys bringing his around.

“Oh it’s fun to drive,” he said.

The cars are camped at the NB Center for American Automotive heritage. A 27- acre hamlet for the historic, owned by Italian Jeweler and American car lover Nichola Bulgari.

“It’s a living breathing testament to American Automotive history,” said NB employee Gary Gartner.

The campus contains a driving track, 12 outbuildings, containing repair and restoration shops, as well as several garages for Bulgari’s 200 plus car collection which includes a 1930 taxi featured in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Bulgari passionately says American automotive pride is a big goal of the Center.

“In the past this country was very attached to their own product. This new generation has lost their minds with the Japanese and German cars.  You forgot your own history. Look around the history of the Bucks, look how magnificent.” He said.

Tickets are 5 dollars with all proceeds going to the America on Wheels Museum.

The show runs  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Buick Club rolls into Allentown for 50th anniversary (PHOTOS)

A variety of Buicks are on display during the four-day event.

Buick enthusiasts from all over the world are driving to Allentown for the Buick Club of America’s 50th&nb…

50-year mystery of missing table solved

It was the case of the missing dining room table, and now, after more than five decades, the mystery has been solved.

Following her death in 1951, Annie Kemerer’s estate donated her extensive collection to help start the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts in Bethlehem, but no one knew where her dining room table was until now.

According to a story passed down over decades, the table was sold to Ray Austin Sr.  and taken out west. Now, Austin’s son is gifting the table back to the museum in historic Bethlehem.

“I knew the story of my dad buying it at auction, and I thought maybe it should to back to where it came from,” Austin Jr. said.

The table is on permanent display at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts.

Boy Scouts treat RPD officers to lunch

Some Boy Scouts in Berks County had a run-in with police.

The Boy Scouts treated Reading police officers to lunch. Troop 459 bought about 140 officers pizza, drinks and snacks. The Boy Scouts said they were inspired to act after hearing about the re…

Officials working to make ‘Peace Rock’ safer

Less than a week after a drowning at a popular summer spot on the border between Berks and Schuylkill counties, officials are coming together to try to find a way to make it safer. The area is known as “Peace Rock” or “The Rock.”

“It seems like ever…