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A Look Back in History: The American Folklife Movement Part II

By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

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 |


  • News

    Berks County’s Lil Miss Dairy Princess Kalina Rhoads nears end of reign

    Kalina Rhoads, from Barto, has enjoyed serving as the 2015-16 Berks County Lil Miss Dairy Princess. She has had a lot of fun handing out ribbons and ice cream at the county fairs, riding in parades and singing her song, “Do you Want to Raise a Holstein,” at various meetings and banquets. She especially liked visiting the Kindergarten and first grade classes at the local elementary schools and showing the students different things that are found around a dairy farm.

    Submitted by Sandy Rhoads |

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    Kutztown wins 1st at Science Olympiad & Cantalobber competitions

    The Kutztown School District team placed first overall at the Science Olympiad April 30 and the high school’s Cantalobber team also won first.

    By Darius Pleasant For Digital First Media |

  • Crime

    Pottsgrove High School teacher arrested for sex with student

    LOWER POTTSGROVE >> A Pottsgrove High School teacher has been charged with sexual assauult after police discovered he had entered into a sexual relationship with a student.


  • Entertainment

    Honey Brook Library’s 1st Annual Beef & Brew a huge success

    More than 140 people attended the Honey Brook Community Library’s first Beef & Brew event on Friday, April 22, at Honey Brook Lions Club. Locals enjoyed a meal of “all you can eat” hot beef sandwiches, coleslaw, pasta salad, Herr’s snacks, home baked desserts and draft beer. Everyone in attendance enjoyed listening and dancing to classic rock favorites from 7 p.m. to midnight by local band, Voodoo Cadillac. Area businesses contributed items to raffle off, and...

    Honey Brook Community Library |

  • Entertainment

    Joanna Furnace to offer more themes of interest at 3rd Saturday event

    The Third Saturday Morning at Joanna Furnace for the month of May will feature more themes of interest for the entire family. This month the range of engaging activities ranges from the Iron Master’s Breakfast Buffet, to tours of the Historic Complex, to interpretations of iron production, to garbed interpreters and tour guides bringing the 225 year old iron making community to life, to the exciting Hay Creek Flea Market and the annual May Plant Sale.

    Joanna Furnace |

  • Columns

    Financial Column: Fixed annuities: A solid choice for retirement income

    For years, Americans have looked to the stock market to help meet their long-term retirement needs. Unfortunately for those near or in retirement, market gyrations can wreak short-term havoc with even the best designed pension funds, 401(K) plans and individual retirement accounts. For investors in need of retirement income stability, now may be a great time to consider the benefits of fixed annuity, including the retirement income stream it can provide.

    By John Lauer Thrivent Financial |

  • Entertainment

    Conestoga Christian to present ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ May 19-21

    On May 19-21, Conestoga Christian School will be presenting “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” written by Clark Gesner.

    Conestoga Christian School |

  • News

    Area residents will fight to end cancer at annual Relay for Life

    On Saturday, May 14, more than 200 Elverson, Morgantown and Honey Brook area residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Twin Valley to help save more lives from cancer. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday morning at the Twin Valley High School.

    Relay for Life of Twin Valley |

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    First Niagara donates $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Chester County

    First Niagara recently presented a $50,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity of Chester County. This is the fifth payment of a $600,000 six year commitment under Pennsylvania’s Neighborhood Partnership Tax Credit Program. The grant provides sustainable, long-term funding for the ongoing development of Cambria Homes/Community Lane in Coatesville. Using funds from First Niagara, Habitat volunteers have completed 19 homes and housed 67 people, with three more homes scheduled for settlement...


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    1st Educational Showcase Day spotlights technology in Brandywine Heights classrooms

    Legislators, clergy, local business owners and representatives, school board members and community members toured Brandywine Heights schools during the first Educational Showcase Day on May 3.

    Lisa Mitchell

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