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King Frost Parade is homecoming for Hamburg

By Lisa Mitchell|

Elysian Camerata makes a second home in Ambler

True music lovers will brave any obstacle to hear a favorite piece — except, perhaps, the Schuylkill River. ...

By Joe Barron|


  • News

    Amity police investigate missing gun from shooting range

    Gun missing AMITY >> On October 12 at approximately 2:42 p.m., Amity Township Police received a report of a lost gun. It was reported that the individual went to the French Creek outdoor shooting range on Oct. 7 to shoot shotguns and pistols. At the end of the event, the individual and a friend gathered the firearms and left the range. On Oct. 8, the individual discovered a handgun was missing, police said. It was verified through the Pennsylvania Game Commission that no...


  • News

    Hopewell Furnace volunteer gifted with quilt

    ELVERSON >> A handmade quilt was presented to Pottstown resident Ellen Boyer at the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Visitor Center on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

    Digital First Media|

  • Events

    Get your Greek on at annual Berks County food festival

    READING >> Take a trip to the Greek isles without leaving Berks County at the 47th Annual Greek Food Bazaar at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

    By Tony Phyrillas @tonyphyrillas on Twitter|

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    Boyertown Area Senior High School to host open house to show off renovations

    Boyertown Area Senior High School has announced an open house to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated facility as the construction process has reached completion.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • Sports

    Outdoors: A crowded week for October hunters

    This marks an eventful week in the great out-of-doors for Pennsylvania’s fraternity of hunters as our increasingly crowded outdoors calendar swings into mid-October. Let’s take a look at the veritable cornucopia of outdoors options that kicked in Saturday, Oct. 14, starting with a few “one week only” specials.

    By Tom Tatum For Digital First Media|

  • Sports

    Kressley dominates Mods at the Madhouse at Grandview

    BECHTELSVILLE >> It was a spooky Halloween night, but there weren’t any tricks for Brett Kressley, as the 25-year-old scored his first NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series victory at the ‘Mods at the Madhouse Traffic Jam’ on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway.

    By Bob Miller For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Election website, candidate questionnaires mark Mercury election coverage

    The irony of “off-year” elections — when neither governorships nor presidencies are in the hands of the voters — is that they are the elections most likely to have a direct impact on our lives.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

  • Sports

    College Corner: Exeter grad Hangen setting the stage for Shippensburg volleyball

    The Shippensburg women’s volleyball team is off to a big start this fall and a key component on the squad is freshman setter Emily Hangen.

    By Bill Arsenault For Digital First Media|

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    Eastern Berks Fire Department visits St. Francis Academy

    Fire Prevention Week was held from Oct. 8 through Oct. 14, drawing attention to safety and preparedness in emergency situations. Eastern Berks Fire Department personnel visited St. Francis Academy in Bally to teach students in grades kindergarten through third about fire prevention and what to do in case of a fire. The students then learned about the different trucks and their purposes.


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    Friends of Exeter Community Library seek new home

    The Friends of the Exeter Community Library, a volunteer nonprofit association, has received an eviction notice from the township for the basement space of the Dunn Community Center. The group is now looking for a new place to call home.

    Rebecca Blanchard

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