In Other News

Schuylkill Valley Dodgeball Tourney raises funds for CHOP

By Lisa Mitchell|

Boyertown EMS workers honored

In honor of National Emergency Medical Responders week, the Boyertown Lions Community Ambulance service recently held a barbecue and luncheon to recognize its members. ...

By Lynn A. Gladieux For Digital First Media |


  • News

    Tilden Elementary crowns Spelling Bee champ

    Tilden Elementary Center recently held its annual fourth and fifth grade Spelling Bee. This year’s champion, Annika Reinhard, received her first-place ribbon and certificate from Principal Lacie Cucciuffo. Reinhard is a fourth grade student in Mrs. Staudenmeier’s class. There were a total of 18 contestants who participated in the event. Fifth grade student Mckenna Ecker was the runner-up.


  • News

    Hamburg Rotarian Fred Sheeler shares the importance of exercise

    Rotarian Fred Sheeler did the program on May 26. He shared with Rotarians the importance of exercise each day. Exercise is not only good for your health; it improves balance and keeps you more mentally in tune with every day living. It is good for every age.


  • News

    Boyertown Area: Announcing student achievements

    Wilkes University awarded 715 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees to students graduating after the completion of the spring 2016 semester.


  • Entertainment

    RSO takes center stage at ballpark for July 4 concert

    The Reading Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Andrew Constantine celebrate the Fourth of July with a free Star-Spangled Spectacular concert of patriotic songs at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Reading Fightin’ Phils, followed by a fireworks display. The concert starts at 8 p.m. with entrance to the stadium beginning at 6 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the concert and fireworks will be held on July 5.

    Reading Symphony Orchestra |

  • Columns

    Welcome to my World - It’s the little things that make family memories: Part II

    Holidays Like me, everyone I know loves to open Christmas presents.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • News

    The Moving Wall® makes a local stop June 9-13

    The Moving Wall®, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will make a rare Berks County stop when it visits the Jim Dietrich Park in Muhlenberg Township, from June 9 to 13.

    Muhlenberg Township |

  • News

    Gov. Wolf signs law eliminating competitive disadvantage for PA dairy producers

    Governor Tom Wolf recently put Pennsylvania’s milk producers and haulers in a much stronger competitive position relative to other states as he signed Senate Bill 1108 into law, enacting reforms long-sought-after by the state’s dairy industry.

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) |

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    Homeownership benefits extend well beyond property boundaries

    Most Americans consider homeownership to be the single best long-term investment and a primary source of financial security, especially as home values continue to strengthen. Despite the economic roller coaster during the recession, homeownership has endured as the foundation of the American Dream. For that reason, the home building industry is celebrating National Homeownership Month in June.

    Home Builders Association of Berks County |

  • News

    Keep PA Beautiful urges adoption of local areas to fight litter

    Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites local residents, organizations, civic groups and businesses to join programs to adopt local areas, such as municipal roads, communities, parks, neighborhood blocks, greenways, waterways and trails to keep them litter free.

    Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful |

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    Kids’ science fun comes to Berks County Heritage Center

    Join us for a day of science fun at the Berks County Heritage Center as we explore several exciting topics, on Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m.

    County of Berks Parks & Recreation Department |

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