In Other News

Music enthusiasts invited to KU International Summer Chamber Music Festival

Submitted to Digital First Media|

Morgantown Farmers Market opens this summer

Morgantown Farmers Market opens this summer on the site of the old farmers market, 2846 Main Street, and will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A Grand Opening is planned for late July. ...

By Carol Quaintance For Digital First Media|


  • News

    Soapbox Derby returns to Pottstown for 24th year

    POTTSTOWN >> And they’re off. Family and friends could be heard cheering racers on as the annual Soapbox Derby returned to Pottstown for its 24th year.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

  • Events

    Reading Orchestra to perform free July 4th concert at FirstEnergy Stadium

    The Reading Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Andrew Constantine celebrate the Fourth of July with a free Star-Spangled Spectacular concert of patriotic songs at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Reading Fightin Phils, followed by a fireworks display on Wednesday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) In the event of inclement weather, the concert and fireworks will be held on July 5.

    From Reading Symphony Orchestra|

  • Entertainment

    CONCERT BEST BETS: Harry Connick Jr. kicks off the concert week; Roger Daltrey, Street Dogs, among the week’s concerts

    Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each week we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media |

  • Governor Mifflin Annual Community Days July 2 to 7

    The Greater Governor Mifflin League (GGML) was founded in 1976 as non-profit organization devoted to giving back to the community. In every year since, the GGML has presented a unique community fair featuring food, games, rides, and some of the best regional entertainment, including a spectacular “One-of-a-Kind” Fireworks finale which will culminate this year on Saturday, July 8. Its main goal has been to return proceeds from the fair back into the community in the form of...

    From Erich Cawalla|

  • News

    Fleetwood Rotary Club’s Show of Wheels tops 300 entries for first time

    Thirteen proved to be a lucky number for the Fleetwood Rotary Club. After seemingly endless weekends of dismal weather, the sun was shining brightly for the 13th Annual Fleetwood Rotary Club’s Show of Wheels on June 9.

    By Carl Hess For Digital First Media|

  • Building a Better Boyertown wins 2 Townie awards

    Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) recently presented 12 awards during the organization’s annual statewide Townie Awards gala. Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) was presented with awards in two categories: Organizational Excellence, sub-category Organization Development, BBB — Vision and Action Plan; and Chairman’s Award For Youth Involvement, BBB – Town Vision Video.

    Submitted to Digital First Media |

  • Agriculture in the schools at Robeson elementary

    State Representative Mark M. Gillen’s “AG in the Schools” program was at Robeson Elementary School recently. Gillen stated, “Our Southern Berks County 4-H farm family heritage and my membership on the PA State House Agricultural Affairs Committee led me to realize how important it is to bring our Commonwealth’s #1 industry directly to area students.” The agricultural lessons included animal care and behavior, in addition to animal fiber and...

    From Mark Gillen|

  • News

    Healthier Living with Diabetes program hosted at The Lutheran Home

    Diakon Community Services is conducting a free “Healthier Living with Diabetes” program, a six-week workshop designed by Stanford University to help improve health for people ages 50 or older who have Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.


  • Entertainment

    Hamburg Hoopla showcases musicians, supports Hamburg girl, 9, thru-hiking AT for St. Jude Hospital

    The Hamburg Area Arts Alliance will be honoring local musicians during a one day music festival on Saturday, June 23. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy beer, wine and food available for purchase. All day music starting at 1 p.m. ’til dusk, Chinese auction, artisans and more.

    From Deena Kershner|

  • News

    Police investigate road rage crash involving Harley, truck on Route 61 on June 6

    State Police Hamburg investigated a road rage crash involving a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a truck on June 6.

    Lisa Mitchell

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