In Other News

Boyertown school van involved in crash, 2 sent to hospital

By Caroline Sweeney |

Taxpayers swarm Harrisburg to demand property tax relief

HARRISBURG — Hundreds of frustrated taxpayers boarded buses Tuesday morning to take their demand for property tax relief to the people who can make it happen — the members of the Pennsylvania Legislature....

By Frank Otto|


  • Exercise

    Douglassville’s Snap Fitness feature member of November

    We are recognizing Tracy Leaper as our featured member because of the results she is attaining through her dedication to improving her physical and mental well-being. Tracy, and her husband, Rick, and son, Dan, joined Snap as a family in mid-2011 and have been very active ever since. With Tracy’s encouragement, they are now “workout buddies,” motivating each other in pursuit of their individual exercise/fitness goals.

    Submitted by Snap Fitness|

  • Birdsboro

    Town center planned for Birdsboro

    If everything falls into place, Birdsboro may have a town center, complete with a 25,000-square-foot grocery store and “additional complementary shops.”

    By Donna Rovins|

  • Exeter

    Exeter adopts new requirements for graduates

    Students now have the option to graduate early as some new parameters have been approved for future grads of Exeter Township High School.

    Emily Thiel

  • Lifestyle

    From Broadway to Birdsboro

    Alpha Omega Players’ new production of 13, the 2008 Broadway musical by Jason Brown, is a “funny look at growing up.”

    By Melissa Reid For 21st Century Media|

  • Events

    A Three-Night 1863 Victorian Christmas at Joanna Furnace

    From 5 to 9 p.m., Dec. 6 through Dec. 8, visitors to Joanna Furnace will be whisked away from the stresses of their contemporary Christmas season—back to the joyous celebration of the Christmas of 1863. This was a bittersweet time for the ironmaster’s family and the village inhabitants at Joanna Furnace. They celebrated the Holiday, gave thanks that the Confederate Army was pushed back below the Mason-Dixon line in July of that year and were over joyed that the ironmaster’s three sons...

    Submitted by Joanna Furnace|

  • Obituaries


    CALVIN R. MILLERCalvin R. “Cally” Miller, 85, of Topton, died Nov. 19, 2013 in his residence surrounded by his loving family.


  • Opinion

    Forever documented JFK’s assassination

    Today, Friday, Nov. 22, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jr.

    Emily Thiel

  • Government programs

    Marcellus Legacy Fund provides more than $5.6 million for Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects

    Governor Tom Corbett announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved nearly $5.6 million in funding to support 32 watershed restoration and protection projects throughout Pennsylvania.

    From Governor’s Office|

  • Announcements

    Wedding Notice: Barron & Combs marry

    Natasha Barron and Adam Combs were married Sept. 28, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. The ceremony was held at Central Christian Church with the Rev. Stephanie Moon McCormick officiating.

    Submitted by Suzy Barron|

  • Announcements

    Stacy Schaeffer and Michael Kushner, both of Kutztown, were married April 13, 2013 at New Jerusalem Zion UCC. Rev. Elna Stratton officiated the double ring service.