In Other News

Honey Brook Legion Riders honors veterans at Festival for the Veterans

By Carol Quaintance For Berks Mont Newspapers |

Union Township to proceed with Geigertown sewer project

The Union Township Board of Supervisors said Aug. 17 that connecting 115 properties to the proposed Geigertown sewer line will be a financial burden of $110 to $125 per month, an expense that will be borne by all residents. ...

By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |


  • News

    Montgomery County Historical Society slates Intermediate Genealogy Workshop

    The Historical Society of Montgomery County is offering an “Intermediate Genealogy Workshop” presented by Rose Brown, Genealogist and former Society librarian. The four-week workshop, which will include research tips beyond the basic genealogy research, will run four consecutive Tuesdays, Sept. 8 through Sept. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

    From the The Historical Society of Montgomery County |

  • News

    54-Acre Arnold Farm now protected, Sen. Schwank announces

    A 54-acre tract in Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, is now under the commonwealth’s farmland preservation shield, state Senator Judy Schwank said on Aug. 13.

    From Mark Shade PA Senate |

  • Features/People

    Skippack Painting with a Twist hosts fundraising event in remembrance of Hurricane Katrina

    As part of the nation’s largest paint-and-sip franchise, Painting with a Twist of Skippack participated in the company’s national fundraising event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 26 through the company’s charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose.

    From Painting with a Twist |

  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: Pennsylvania honors Stephen Foster

    On the campus of the University of Pittsburgh is the only museum, concert hall and library dedicated to an American composer, Stephen Foster. His hometown memorialized him, even though he didn’t write our state song, but Florida and Kentucky adopted his tunes as their state songs.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Opinion

    PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: MJ Dougherty, Saved by God’s Grace (Part I)

    A neighbor came to visit us in recent weeks and said that I might be interested in writing a story about a new neighbor who experienced Sept. 11, 2001 firsthand. Barb and I invited MJ Dougherty to have dinner at our house one evening and invited her to dessert several days later. As we exchanged introductory comments, we were quite surprised that we both started to work for the same large insurance broker in 1998 and both left the same year, 2005. MJ worked in both the Harrisburg and...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • News

    Rick Hallman Day offers day of golf and music

    The LCB Band hosts Rick Hallman Day Sept. 13 at Honeybrook Golf Course with a 9 hole golf tournament starting at 8 a.m. followed by music starting at 2 p.m. until dusk. All of the proceeds will go to Rick Hallman of the LCB Band.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    Studio B invites submissions for third annual exhibit ‘To Be: Know Thyself…You Do You’ — combining literary and visual art

    Writers and artists are invited to submit work to Studio B’s third annual exhibit combining literary and visual art entitled “To Be: Know Thyself…You Do You.”

    From Studio B |

  • News

    Hamburg School Board hires school psychologist Jolee Keifer, of Hamburg, member of Hamburg Area Education Foundation and OTF

    Hamburg Area School Directors agreed on Aug. 24 to hire Jolee Keifer as a school psychologist at a salary of $85,500 effective upon her release from the Schuylkill Valley School District.

    By Arch Kurtz For Berks-Mont News |

  • Events

    Annual Apple Sales hosted at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

    Beginning Saturday, Aug. 29, and continuing while the crop lasts, the apple orchard at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will be available for picking apples, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day the park is open. This will be the 29th year the National Park Service has invited the public to harvest apples from the park’s trees. The proceeds of apple sales go toward maintaining the orchard and other historic entities of the park.

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site |

  • Columns

    The Historian: Early Cattle and ‘Watered Meadows’

    In 1683, William Penn reported to friends in England, “Here is plenty of cow cattle.” Cattle, together with all other farm livestock, were brought to the Delaware Valley from Europe by the Swedes, Finns and Dutch in the 17th century. There were no native farm animals here except the turkey. The Indians kept no livestock except dogs, which were used somewhat on the chase, but served mainly as food in times of famine.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

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