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Pedal Paddle offers taste of outdoor activities

By Eileen Faust |

Fleetwood Community Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan’ took audiences on a magical adventure

Young area actors got to soar to new heights in Fleetwood Community Theatre’s summer production of “Peter Pan,” much to the delight of the audience at Fleetwood Area High School last weekend. ...

By Cheryl Thornburg |


  • General news

    Boyertown Wellness Council votes for a change in name but not purpose

    Often considered an initiative of the Boyertown School District, the independent Boyertown Area Community Wellness Council voted at its quarterly meeting in April, to change its name to Wellness Council of Boyertown (WCB).


  • General news

    1 pulled from burning truck after four-car crash near Kutztown

    RICHMOND TWP. — A Mohnton man was pulled from his burning pickup truck by a passing motorist after a four-car crash on Route 222 around 1:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

    By Eileen Faust |

  • Columnists

    Pickin’ in Pa by Ellen Geisel Time is relative!

    Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Cuckoo. Cuckoo. Bong. Bong. Do you have old clocks in your house? Do you carry an old pocket watch or have an old wristwatch? If you do, then I’m sure you recognize the above sounds. There’s nothing like an old clock! Sometimes the sound of an old clock can be soothing, but other times, they tend to keep us awake at night, especially if they chime every 15 minutes!


  • General news

    Pottsgrove Manor to host summer textile workshops for kids

    On Sundays in August, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., historic Pottsgrove Manor will offer a series of workshops, focusing on a different colonial textile art each week. Kids 8 to 12 years old can learn historical crafts and take home their creations in these fun sessions.

    From Pottsgrove Manor |

  • Events

    WTIM: Music Around Town: July 30 edition

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.


  • Lifestyle

    Phillie Phanatic visits The Goddard School of Gilbertsville

    Thursday, July 24, seemed like an ordinary day at The Goddard School in Gilbertsville until a certain visitor entered the building.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • General news

    Community helps build new Perry Elementary Center playground

    “Over the coming years, we can all look with pride upon the playground and say ‘Yeah, I helped with that.’ Give yourself a pat on the back – we could not have done it without you,” said Perry PTO Playground Committee members.

    Shea Singley

  • General news

    Attendees take a ‘Step Back in Time’ at Berks Heritage Center

    Several hundred people explored early American life at Berks County’s annual “Step Back in Time” Day on Sunday, July 27 at the county’s heritage center property in Bern Township. Sunny skies and heat accompanied attendees as they strolled the grounds – with humidity that made many attendees all the more appreciative of those wearing the layered and hot authentic 19th century costumes for the sake of history. Spectators experienced a taste of the Civil War and 19th century life. The...

    By Mary Himmelberger For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Survival fire staring program teaches kids how to start a fire in a survival situation

    The Schuylkill Valley Community Library hosted an evening of survival fire starting for kids presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, July 23.

    By Hilda Hynes For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Searching for gnomes, visiting local shops and stopping at the park

    It all started about a week ago, when my son’s music teacher mentioned a doughnut place near her house where they make the treats fresh to order for a mere 90 cents. When she mentioned that a great bookstore is located right next door, well, the die was cast and our next Fun Friday was planned for Kutztown.

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

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