In Other News

Oley holds 68th annual community fair

By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |

Be in the know for 2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival

From Aug. 15-17, the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will feature dozens of performers on seven stages. ...

By Brian Bingaman |


  • General news

    Recital to help raise funds to repair and maintain Dieffenbach organs in Berks

    A benefit organ recital will be held on Friday, Sept. 26 at Altalaha Lutheran Church, Rehrersburg, to raise funds to repair and maintain Dieffenbach organs located in Berks County churches. Playing Altalaha’s historic organ that dates back to 1817 will be Adam Dieffenbach, a descendent of the original builder. The recital will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken during the recital. No admission will be charged. Refreshments will be served...

    By Sheila Miller Berks County Ag Center |

  • Arts and entertainment

    ArtFusion celebrates latest educational exhibit

    The greater Pottstown community was recently invited to the opening of ArtFusion 19464’s latest educational exhibit: Rainbow Crow and Other Stories. The exhibit features artwork inspired by Native American stories. Each participating artist have created a piece in their favorite medium, which range from clay to recycled cans to traditional acrylic and oil paints. The show, which opened Sept. 20, will run through Nov. 1.

    From Art Fusion |

  • General news

    Indian Fort Inn honors first responders, raises funds for Derrick Redcay

    Indian Fort Inn, in Tilden Twp., honored first responders and raised funds for the Redcay Strong fund during their First Responders Day on Saturday, Sept. 20.

    Shea Singley

  • General news

    Schuylkill Valley Community Library’s ‘Race to Read’ has a successful third year despite weather

    Reading and running came together at Schuylkill Valley Community Library, in Leesport, for the third annual Race to Read on Saturday, Sept. 13. Rain may have threatened the race and fun run, but the weather held off for both events.

    Shea Singley

  • Features/People

    Schuylkill Valley class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunion

    Schuylkill Valley class of 1964 held its “50th Class Reunion” on Saturday, Aug. 16. The reunion was held at Giannotti’s Country Manor on Pricetown Road. Dinner, music by The Dogs of Falkner Swamp, prize and surprises were enjoyed by all. The class graduated 104 students. Forty-two classmates were in attendance as well as spouses and dates for a total of 61 attendees. Since 19 of our fellow classmates have passed on, we feel we had a very good attendance for this very...


  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Rotary hears from co-owner of Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels at meeting

    Katie Meyer, right, was the speaker at the weekly meeting of the Hamburg Rotary Club. She and her husband Michael own Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels and won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Taste of Hamburg-er Festival. Last year they were the Grand Champion of the Best Burger contest. Sandra Christman was the program chairperson.


  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: Some helpful tips for flying the friendly skies

    You’ll never guess where I am right now. I’m cruising along in the atmosphere at approximately thirty two thousand feet above the earth’s surface. Yes, I’m returning home from an adventure with my family and as I sit here in my seat on the plane, I am considering a number of things that may in fact make the experience of flying just a bit more pleasant. With your permission I would like to share these thoughts with you here.

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • Neighborhood News

    Chestnut Knoll celebrates 14th Anniversary with residents, family, and community

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care celebrated their 14th Anniversary on Saturday, September 6, with residents, families, staff, and community members all coming together to celebrate.

    From Chestnut Knoll |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: A look at four-leaf clovers

    “I’m looking over a four-leaf clover

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Events

    Rediscover the night sky during Community Nights at MCCC’s Observatory

    Bring your family, friends and clubs to explore and take a closer look at the night sky during Montgomery County Community College’s free community nights in its state-of-the-art Observatory and Observation Deck.

    From Montgomery County Community College |

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