In Other News

September Farm makes new Dutch Style Gouda, based on Holland tradition

By Lisa Mitchell|

WTIM: Music Around Town

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

By Tim Dietterick |


  • Events

    Berks Humane Society announces pet adoption special for Valentine’s Day weekend

    Adoption fees for all pets will be waived at the Humane Society of Berks County (HSBC) from Feb. 12 – Feb. 14 during the organization’s “Runaway Train – Straight to Your Heart” adoption special sponsored by Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad. Throughout the weekend, the railroad will be hosting picture frame decorating for all of the families that adopt animals and each family adopting a pet has the opportunity to have their photo taken with...

    Berks Humane Society |

  • Features/People

    Boyertown Girl Scouts Valentine’s Dance offers memorable night

    More than 150 people recently attended the annual Valentine’s Dance, sponsored by the Boyertown Service Unit of Girl Scouts of Eastern PA.

    Girl Scouts of Eastern PA |

  • News

    Restoring Hope Foundation accepting 2016 build applications

    The Restoring Hope Foundation is now accepting applications for our 2016 build.

    HBA Restoring Hope Foundation |

  • News

    Ursinus sickness count reaches 192

    COLLEGEVILLE >> The total number of Ursinus College students sickened by the illness that swept across campus reached 192 as of Friday Feb. 12.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |

  • Columns

    Through My Eyes: A farewell to Berks-Mont

    It seems amazing to me now just how much can happen in so little time. At this time last year, I was a person with a vision impairment who had resigned himself to a job as a package assembler in a sheltered workshop working for piecework wages. This place hired me almost five years ago when no one else would, and, having been away from my college training for so long, I was convinced that it would be the only place that would ever want me.

    By Michael P. Hill Columnist |

  • Columns

    More promises, more students ignored

    In today’s 2016-2017 budget address, Governor Wolf proposed a dream for our state... A promise of more basic education funding for next year, based on the non-existent budget of this year.

    By Mary Steffey Guest Columnist |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: American youth restored the Keim Homestead

    At age 77, I’ve realized how important the youth of the Oley Valley have been in helping the American Folklife Society preserve our American heritage. Most recently, I was visited by Bill Morgan, one of the youthful students that helped me restore the Keim Homestead, near Lobachsville. Bill’s brother, Donald Morgan, was an active member of the American Folklife board who restored the Colonial wooden cider press that was removed to the Keimstead from the greater Reading area.

    By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

  • News

    U.S. Air Force Airman Justin M. Robinson graduates basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Justin M. Robinson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.


  • News

    MCCC gears up for 2016 RecycleMania Competition

    Coming off its most successful finish in eight years of competition, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) is gearing up for RecycleMania 2016, a national tournament among colleges and universities designed to increase student awareness of campus recycling and waste minimization.

    Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) |

  • News

    NBCC announces March Networking Mixer at the Tri-County Red Cross

    The Tri-County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 701 Centre Avenue, Reading, will sponsor and host an evening Networking Mixer for members and guests of the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce |

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