In Other News

Phillie Phanatic visits young Gilbertsville area fans

By Rebecca Blanchard|

Fleetwood Community Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan’ took audiences on a magical adventure

Young area actors got to soar to new heights in Fleetwood Community Theatre’s summer production of “Peter Pan,” much to the delight of the audience at Fleetwood Area High School last weekend. ...

By Cheryl Thornburg |


  • General news

    Brecknock joins Union Township Intergovernmental Agreement

    The Union Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on July 21 to add Brecknock Township to the Intergovernmental Agreement it has with Robeson Township and the Borough of Birdsboro. Participation in the Cooperation Agreement allows the municipalities to share municipal equipment and to jointly bid and contract public works projects.

    By Denise Larive For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Ribbon cutting celebrates grand opening of Frecon Farms bakery

    Boyertown—Friends, family and community members gathered inside Frecon Farms on Friday for the ribbon cutting and official grand opening of the farm’s new bakery.

    By Krista Zimmerman For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Driver charged with being on drugs in crash that killed Berks CEO

    A 56-year-old Berks County man allegedly was speeding and driving his pickup truck under the influence of a combination of prescription drugs when he struck and killed an area business executive during her morning jog on a rural road, according to state police.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. |

  • Religion

    Hamburg area church calendar

    St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church Street, Hamburg, would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us at our 9:30 a.m. summer services on Sundays. Come and join us.


  • General news

    First Berks Sustainbilty Festival blends nature with lifestyle

    As a way to promote the importance of an eco-friendly lifestyle, the paved parking lot at the VF Outlets was transformed into a festival dedicated to sustainability on Saturday, July 19 with approximately 1,000 people in attendance. Organizer Mark Ratcliff stated that he was “happy with the participation” from both local vendors and the public to represent interest in natural ways of living.

    Emily Thiel

  • Features/People

    Celebrating Celtic with Dollops of Irish Cheer at the Berks Celtic Oyster Fest

    “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste… I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”

    By Arundhati Das For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Butterflies fly into Kutztown Library

    The Butterfly Guy brought his butterfly friends to Kutztown, much to the joy of local youth.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Events

    Enter the Kutztown Fair Potpie Cookoff

    (Kutztown, PA)- Following the traditions of the region, Kutztown Fair is hosting the first POTPIE COOKOFF. On Thursday August 16. Individuals, Groups & Organizations, and Professional Cooking personnel are encouraged to enter. These 3 categories will compete for a $75 cash prize, a large rosette and bragging rights.

    From 2014 Kutztown Fair Committee |

  • Sports

    PA Strikers 10U wins 2014 PONY National Championship

    Congratulation to the 10U PA Striker Fastpitch Softball team who, just a few weeks after winning the 2014 10U PA PONY State Championship in Philadelphia, went undefeated (8-0) in Sterling, VA the week of July 18-23 to win the 2014 PONY 10U National tournament!


  • General news

    Light, Light, Light! Kutztown Library Teen Group Sparks A Reaction

    Spark A Reaction Teen Group celebrates science and sparks their imagination during imagination laboratories at Kutztown Community Library on Monday nights.

    By Steven Stolley For 21st Century Media |

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