In Other News

Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations

By Monica Thompson Fragale For Digital First Media |

While teacher waits for a heart transplant, community rallies to help

Early last December – in her early 40s and happily employed as a history teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy – Linda Jara began doctoring for a sinus infection before “being blindsided” by a heart failure diagnosis two...

By M. English 21st Century Media Services |


  • News

    Schuylkill Valley School District Board reviews PSSA rating changes that could mean more basic or below students

    Schuylkill Valley School Board Superintendent Dr. Warren Mata announced that rating categories were changed by the state on PSSA scores after students completed testing in the April and May time frame. Due to the state’s changes, scores will reflect a larger percentage of students rated as basic or below.

    By Karen L. Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • News

    Boyertown Multi-Service is now holding Back-to-School Supply Drive

    It’s Back-to-School time again and Boyertown Area Multi-Service, Inc. is collecting a variety of school supplies for children of all ages for local families who come to Multi-Service for assistance.

    From the Boyertown Area Multi-Service, Inc. |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: I learned to love dancing

    I love to dance! When I was about 13 years old, my sister, Mary Alice, worked and bought lots of clothes. Whenever she left for work, and we didn’t have school, I’d sneak into her bedroom and try on her clothes. Then I’d dance and swirl in front of the floor length mirror in her room.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Business

    CrossFit Fidelity, Boyertown, to celebrate 2nd anniversary this weekend

    On Aug. 1, CrossFit Fidelity will be opening its doors to the public to celebrate its second anniversary.

    By Gabriella Ciaccio For Berks-Mont News |

  • Berks

    PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: Dogs will be Dogs

    The year was 1960, and I looked upon Miss McKee’s ninth grade English class as a big waste of time. Even though I sat near the front of the classroom, I just couldn’t write the spelling down letter for letter that she was writing on the blackboard. Who was going to use all those characters for mythology anyway? My spelling was so bad; she told me my parents should take me to an eye doctor (I’d try the more technical name, but I’d probably misspell it still today)...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: “The Quality Girls” keep Q-Shoppe customers coming back”

    Have you ever known someone for quite awhile, say 20 years in my case, exchanged pleasantries most of the time, but never really knew much about ‘em when one stopped to reflect upon it. Not until recently, at a chance meeting with a mutual friend (famed Farmer Younker) at a different locale, did I have a lengthy conversation with one, realizing we had basically grown up together as very young adults but with two different employers. We were newly graduated alum from rival high schools...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Rethinking old images: The nerd in each of us

    After having my first column printed, I naturally showed it to some of my friends and relatives. The overall response has been positive, but we seem to have a difference of opinion on one key aspect. They do not think that I should consider myself a nerd. For them, it seems that the word still carries a negative connotation; one even went so far as to offer up a description of nerds as skinny people with glasses who get beaten up on a daily basis.

    By Michael P. Hill Columnist |

  • News

    Nurse arrested for stealing drugs from Pocopson nursing home

    Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of defendant Carolyn Howett. The defendant was a nurse at the Pocopson Home, a nursing home located in Chester County.

    District Attorney’s Office of Chester County |

  • Events

    Living History Sundays at Pottsgrove Manor

    Come spend a casual summer Sunday afternoon at historic Pottsgrove Manor and enjoy the 18th century surroundings as volunteers demonstrate colonial trades and pastimes.

    From Pottsgrove Manor |

  • Events

    Oley’s 2015 Peach & Ice Cream Festival slated for Aug. 8

    Sponsored by the Oley Fire Company, Oley Fire Company Fairgrounds will once again be filling up with peach-lovers across the region for the annual Peach and Ice Cream Festival.

    By Berks-Mont News staff |

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