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Berks County students are running the show! Fleetwood Community Theatre presents their first junior production ‘Chasing Charming’

Fleetwood Community Theatre |

Cazenove’s 1794 Pennsylvania Travel Journal, Part 2

As detailed last week, Theophile Cazenove, a wealthy European who was working for prosperous Dutch bankers, was employed to travel through Pennsylvania with an eye toward investments in land. He kept notes on his findings which were eventually publish...

By Robert Wood Columnist |


  • News

    Boyertown Fun Days marks the start of summer

    BOYERTOWN >> Fun Days kicked off the summer season at Boyertown Community Park Thursday and continues through Saturday, 30. Many popular events are back including the Rosaire family of Florida, who brought their lovable racing pigs. The races run approximately every two hours from the start of each day. There will be a variety of great food throughout the event.


  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: 2015 Kutztown Memorial Day Recollections

    There are few Memorial Day Parade as nostalgic as the village of Kutztown, where citizens and neighbors gather on the Main Street of this rural community to celebrate their Americana freedom of Liberty to renew Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, the lifeblood of our Democracy. While pondering the noble lives of brave Americans this past Memorial Day, I recollected one of Kutztown’s most famous Folklorist, Dr. Alfred L. Shoemaker, who was a prisoner of war fighting...

    By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Part 2: An Alma Mater State of Mind

    In January of 1956, at the start of the second semester of fifth grade, we made a new friend, one who hailed from Europe. Chris Manfre sat in the auditorium with us, waiting to be assigned to classes, looking like a stranger in a strange land. He differed from us in that, as a newly arrived immigrant from Italy, he did not understand much English. I can still see Vic Luksic holding up his regulation school neckwear and repeating “tie” for Chris several thousand times, in his...

    By Jim Lynch Columnist |

  • News

    Dated slated for 5th Annual Hometown Heroes Soccer Fundraiser

    Reading United A.C. is again partnering with members of the Reading United Fun League, S.A.A.R.A. (Social Activities for the Associates of the Reading Area), and other local businesses and organizations to present the 5th Annual “Hometown Heroes Soccer Fundraiser”.

    From Reading United A.C. |

  • News

    Elverson Memorial Day Celebration: Community shows their support, remembers those who gave their all

    The American Legion Post hosted a Memorial Day Observance at the cemetery in Elverson on May 25 at 10:30 a.m.

    By Carol Donahue Elverson |

  • Announcements

    Daniel Boone’s Odyssey of the Mind Team wins world championship

    The Daniel Boone Odyssey of the Mind Middle School team comprised of Taylor Eisenhuth, David Eurillo, Emma Hartman, Zoe Thompson and Rachel Woomer and coached by parents Fran Thompson and Steph Woomer won 1st place at the World Finals held at Michigan State University May 20 to May 23.


  • News

    Boyertown takes ‘swift action’ and suspends students

    Boyertown >> Boyertown Area School Board President Stephen Elsier commended the administration Tuesday night, May 26, for its handling of racially-charged comments made by students.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • Lifestyle

    Pets: Adoptables from the Montco S.P.C.A

    Please meet Jaxon, a handsome and loving bachelor hoping to stumble across the love of his life. Jaxon enjoys showing off his athleticism, going on walks, and spending time with his humans. He is just shy of a year and a half, but very mature for his age; he will gladly demonstrate sit, down, paw, stay, come, and grabs his toy on command if you ask. Jaxon, though very macho, doesn’t like going outside in the rain and is afraid of those scary lawn mowers! Release number A253077.


  • News

    Honey Brook: 32 compete in Spring Bocce Ball Tournament

    The Memorial Day weekend in Honey Brook got off to a great start on Saturday May 23 when 32 people representing 8 teams played in the annual Spring Bocce Ball Tournament at the Honey Brook Borough courts.

    By Tom Norlen Bocce Planning Committee |

  • Sports

    Local athletes take part in state track & field meet

    SHIPPENSBURG >> Garden Spot High School junior Javon McIntyre finished sixth in the boys Class AAA 400-meter dash with a time of 49.90 seconds during the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Seth Grove Stadium on the campus of Shippensburg University on May 22-23.

    By Barry Sankey @BarryBSankey1 on Twitter |

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