In Other News

Kempton artist Jonathan Bond hosts Farm Tour art show Oct. 15

Jonathan Bond|

New Bethel Church to share common heritage with visitors from Germany

New Bethel Church, Kempton, will host visitors from the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. A special program titled “Our Shared German Heritage” will emphasize the strong influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch in...

New Bethel Church|


  • Columnists

    Time is the most precious commodity of all

    I’m sure I’m not the only one among us who has noticed that times flies.

    By Mike Zielinski Guest columnist|

  • News

    Scatter Joy Center for the Arts hosts exhibit featuring work of Kutztown University students

    HORSHAM >> As an art student, it’s one thing to create, quite another to share your creations.

    Scatter Joy Center|

  • Events

    American Heart Association announces Strokes for Stroke art therapy

    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital invite stroke survivors, their caregivers and therapists to take part in the Strokes for Stroke art therapy painting class on Saturday, September 24 from 1-4 p.m. at HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital, 1623 Morgantown Rd., Reading.

    American Heart Association|

  • News

    Rotary Club launches Birdsboro Military Heroes Program

    BIRDSBORO >> Birdsboro may be a small town, but it has a big heart as evidenced by the recently launched Birdsboro Military Heroes Program. This program is a collaborative effort of the Birdsboro Rotary Club, American Legion Birdsboro Post 626, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Birdsboro Post 411. The program honors local men and women or those with a connection to Birdsboro.

    Birdsboro Rotary Club|

  • Entertainment

    Studio B announces opening of ‘Out of the Woods’

    Studio B Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Out of the Woods,” an exhibit featuring artwork created by two of the gallery’s favorite artists: Sandra and Bob Wood.

    Studio B|

  • News

    Young Berks County performers rocked ‘Camp Rock’

    The thing I love most about youth productions like Reading Civic Theatre’s “Camp Rock,” is the energy and positivity that young performers bring to the stage – and the audience. You come away feeling good about the future, knowing that it’s in good hands with this next generation.

    By Cheryl Thornburg|

  • Entertainment

    Berks County Art show to celebrate 35 years in business

    Greshville Antiques and Fine Art, Route 562 near Boyertown, will present the Annual Berks County Art Show Oct. 2 through 9, held in honor of the milestone anniversary of 35 years in business.


  • Opinion

    The Historian: Dowsing — the persistent superstition

    In these times, most of the old superstitions have fallen by the wayside, but dowsing’s many believers robustly defend this ancient practice. I am acquainted with scientists and engineers who have practiced dowsing and swear that it works for some people in finding water, buried pipes or water leaks in pipes.

    By Robert Wood|

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: The Old Order Mennonite Sect at Kutztown also preserving the Historic Oley Valley

    Living on the Lancaster Plain for many generations, the Plain People have bought as much tillable land as their economy will afford. However, since their families are quite large, there is just not enough land available to accommodate all their offspring in farming. Consequently, the large farms of the Plain People have been subdivided among the children, and today an average-size farm in Lancaster County consists less than 50 acres. With land continuing to bring outrageous sums of money in...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • News

    Montgomery County renews step to protect bog turtles

    NORRISTOWN >> What do you get when you cross construction work with an endangered species? A contract for a Bog Turtle Specialist, renewed Thursday by the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter|

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