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|


  • Birdsboro

    Leave the impersonal shopping malls, crowded parking lots and piped in music behind. Come experience the magic of the Christmas spirit at the Fifth Annual Christmas in Birdsboro celebration on Dec. 14, 2013. Christmas in Birdsboro is an “olde tyme” event that brings together our community. In these hard times, it is nice to know that the season of giving can include the gift of friendship, fellowship and good will.

    Submitted by Birdsboro Recreation Board|

  • Exeter

    Exeter Youth Cheerleading Organization place first in regional competition

    Local cheerleaders have rocked their way to Disney World.

    Emily Thiel

  • Small business

    Mishock opens sixth physical therapy location

    Mishock Physical Therapy opened a new location in the Stowe Crossing Shopping Center, 1630 West High Street, Stowe, on Dec. 2.

    Emily Thiel

  • Birdsboro

    Exactly 72 years after America lost 2,335 servicemen and 68 civilians at Pearl Harbor, Cub Scout pack #555, led by Greg Smith, honor the fallen with a flag ceremony at Main Bird Park in Birdsboro.

    By Melissa Reid For 21st Century Media|

  • Social affairs

    Give the gift of life Dec. 17

    ‘Tis the season for giving and what a better time to donate the gift of life.

    Emily Thiel

  • Green vehicle technology

    The team of nine students at Daniel Boone High School won the Lexus Eco Challenge: Scholastic, granting them with $10,000.

    Emily Thiel

  • Volunteerism

    Council recognizes efforts of St. Paul’s UCC

    Volunteerism in Birdsboro does not go unnoticed.

    Emily Thiel

  • Sports

    Governor Mifflin grad Ralph Porrazzo sets swimming records at Albright College

    During his two years on the Albright College men’s swimming team, I suppose you could say that Ralph Porrazzo, a Governor Mifflin High School grad, has been successful. He holds the school record in the 100 freestyle (46.44), the 100 backstroke (50.72) and the 200 backstroke (1:51.03), as well as being a member of three record holding relay teams.

    Ric Webb

  • General news

    Boyertown high school students add holiday spirit to downtown businessses

    Several students recently added their own holiday joy to the main street of Boyertown just in time for some of the town’s biggest festivities.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • Wineries

    Berks County Wine Trail shares in the holiday spirit at Calvaresi Winery and Bashore and Stoudt Country Winery

    Wineries in Berks County got into the holiday spirit Saturday and Sunday pairing cookies and wine with Christmas gifts and charitable donations. Wine enthusiasts took advantage of the event to sample prized wines paired with select cookies for a sweet experience and for each bottle of featured wine purchased, the wineries donated $1 to a charity of its choice.

    By Roxanne Richardson For 21st Century Media|