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By Lisa Mitchell|


  • Columns

    The Historian: The Curious ‘Klingelbeutel’

    Another detail in the local life of yesteryear which is now totally gone from all but historical reference is the German Klingelbeutel — Glingelsock in the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, literally, “bellpocket.” The Glingelsock was a unique type of collection bag used to collect offerings in the Lutheran and Reformed churches in Pennsylvania from earliest colonial times until the mid-19th Century.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Earth Day

    Elmcroft Senior Living celebrates Earth day with life talks and butterfly tree planting

    Elmcroft Senior Living Community wanted to celebrate Earth Day with their moto “Here’s to Life.”

    By Berks-Mont News staff |

  • News

    Schuylkill River Heritage Area, Slyfox Brewing Company partner for trail cleanup

    Union Twp. >> You could hardly tell from the thick cloud of dust that filled the air, but the Schuylkill River Trail received a much-needed cleanup Sunday, April 19.

    By Eric Devlin edevlin@21st- @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |

  • News

    Exeter High School mourns the death of a senior

    Exeter >> In the wake of the death of senior student Jamie Lynn Kotas, Exeter High School will be providing counseling services to students starting Monday, April 20.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • Announcements

    Sens. Schwank, Rafferty announce pivotal $5.3M state investment for Geigertown

    Residents of a southeastern Berks County community will enjoy better drinking water following the completion of a sanitary sewer project that today was awarded a $5.3 million investment from the commonwealth.

    From the offices of Sens. Schwank and Rafferty |

  • News

    Girl Scouts plant garden at Honey Brook Library

    Great things are happening at our Honey Brook Community Library!

    By Jennifer Spade Honey Brook Library |

  • News

    Blue Marsh Insurance donates to Honey Brook Food Pantry

    Local independent insurance agency, Blue Marsh Insurance in partnership with one of its carriers, Grange Insurance, has donated $566 to the Honey Brook Food Pantry.

    Blue Marsh Insurance, Inc. |

  • Features/People

    Longswamp woman looks back on recent charity work in El Salvador

    Tillie Sodano is 79 years old, mother of eight children, grandmother to 21 and great grandmother to seven. She returned from a week of volunteering/working with the poor in the poverty-stricken Central American country of El Salvador from January 10 to January 17, 2015.

    By Martha Gehringer For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Part 5 Vietnam 1970 - 1971: Meet Private Beetle Bailey’s Protégé

    Shortly after taking up residence in base camp, I established a routine of going to a Vietnamese barber on a weekly basis. Each customer received the works: haircut, shave, shoulder massage and the unexpected neck crack, accomplished by the barber grabbing each side of your head firmly and giving it a quick 90 degree sharp turn. It only took one time to learn to tell the barber every time: “No neck crackie!” My other interaction with a Vietnamese was the hooch maid who...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • News

    Robeson Township Board of Supervisors authorize OLDS ordinance draft

    The Robeson Township Board of Supervisors reviewed and approved another draft of the On Lot Disposal System (OLDS) ordinance at a Tuesday meeting, April 21, and Allen Madeira, the township’s Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) proposed a fee schedule that will go into effect along with the ordinance.

    By Laura Dillon For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

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