In Other News

Berks Mustang Car Club’s Car Show raises $2,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

By Carl Hess For Digital First Media |

Bernville man arrested for allegedly shooting gun toward Hamburg residence, injuring woman inside

Hamburg Police arrested a Bernville man on June 11 on charges related to a May 26 shooting incident on 4th Street, Hamburg. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • 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|

  • 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

    Township managers from Maidencreek, Union graduate from Municipal Government Academy

    Diane Hollenbach, manager of Maidencreek Township, and Jason Wager, manager of Union Township, recently completed the certificate and diploma programs, respectively, of the PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA), a leadership and municipal education program of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS).

    From Brenda Wilt|

  • News

    Aqua Om Paddle debuts new line of programming this summer

    New outfitter to Berks County, Aqua Om Paddle combines paddle boarding with a holistic approach to recreation with their one-of a kind SUP (stand-up paddle board) yoga and other programs that connect participants to a mindfulness experience.

    Berks County Parks and Recreation|

  • 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

  • News

    Ashley Furniture receives 2018 Albert Boscov Economic Development Award

    On Thursday, May 31, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. was awarded the 2018 Albert Boscov Economic Development Award on behalf of the Greater

    From Bailey Waldera|

  • News

    CONCERN receives grant from Dominion Energy

    On Friday, May 25, Robert Sauer, Director of Dominion Energy’s Fairless Power Station, located in Fairless Hills, PA, presented CONCERN’s Southeast Regional Office with a check in the amount of $5,000 from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

    From Art Silverman|

  • Entertainment

    The 60s Boys perform free concert at Kutztown Park June 23

    As part of the 2018 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series in the Park, The 60s Boys will take the stage on Saturday night, June 23, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. to entertain the crowd.

    By John Schmoyer Kutztown Recreation Director|

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