In Other News

Zettlemoyer’s Bridge replacement talks move forward in Greenwich Township

By Joe Brown For 21st Century Media |


  • General news

    Monarchs flit through Berks on way to Mexico

    With their vibrant orange color and striking black accents, Monarchs are one of the most recognizable of butterflies. In Berks County, reports of the familiar insect begin in August and continue through September as the Monarchs begin their annual pilgrimage to Mexico.

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Colebrookdale rail project overcomes underground obstacle

    The ambitious effort to establish a historic excursion railroad between Boyertown and Pottstown overcame an underground obstacle Tuesday night with a unanimous vote of the Pottstown Borough Authority.

    By Evan Brandt |

  • General news

    Hamburg recognizes Armed Forces at Sept. 5 football game

    During halftime on Sept. 5, military personnel will take the field at Hamburg Area High School for the fourth annual Armed Forces Recognition Night.

    Shea Singley

  • General news

    Horizons Child Care bids farewell to summer, raises funds

    With most of the children in the area returning to school this week, Horizons Child Care and Learning Services Co. helped let summer go with a bang on Aug. 23 at Bern Grove in Leesport. Despite the rain, the staff from the center and founding members of the nonprofit We Agape You Inc., as well as those that have helped both get to where they are, held the annual End of Summer Bash for the community.

    Shea Singley

  • General news

    Northern Berks Community Garden in Perry Twp. assists food pantries in Berks County

    At Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Perry Township, a new ministry is growing. This past spring the church converted a 75’ x 100’ patch of its property into the Northern Berks Community Garden (NBCG). The NBCG is a nonprofit organization that was started in order to assist low and moderate income members of the community acquire healthy, locally grown produce through the local food pantry system. Although there is always a demand for fresh produce at these pantries,...

    By Deanna Puglia Northern Berks Community Garden volunteer |

  • Announcements

    Miller-Keystone Blood Center announces high school video contest: Winning video will receive $500 scholarship award

    Miller-Keystone Blood Center is encouraging high school students in our community to use their imagination to create a short video promoting the need for younger generations to become regular blood donors, and the importance of donating with Miller-Keystone Blood Center – the exclusive blood supplier to our regional hospitals.

    From Miller-Keystone Blood Center |

  • General news

    Head to the river for hiking and biking fun

    Summer is all but over, and school is looming around the corner (at least for Hamburg’s middle and high schoolers). That means dreaded back-to-school shopping has hit families’ pocketbooks, and many budgets are stretched to the limit. So this past Friday, our obvious choice was a favorite, and absolutely free, family outing: exploring the paths that wind around the Schuylkill River on the west side of Hamburg.

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Hamburg Library ends summer reading program with grand prize winner

    Aubrey Thompson, of Windsor Castle, won the Amazon Kindle Fire that we gave away for the grand prize here at the Hamburg Library. There were also 29 other winners of gift cards to Barnes & Noble, the Yocum Institute, the Miller Center, Weavers Orchard, Book Bonanza, Pizza Hut, Summer Reading backpacks and t-shirts. The library holds a summer reading program every summer for children and teens ages 1-17.


  • Lifestyle

    Master Kim’s Black Belt Academy students earn black belts

    It was a time that they were waiting for. Each person was thrilled and anxious at the same time. “What day? What time?” you may ask? It was the week end that they were testing for their Black Belts at Master Kim’s Black Belt Academy in Bechtelsville.

    From Master Kims Black Belt Academy |

  • Education

    MCCC, KU Officials Sign First ‘Reverse Transfer’ Agreement Between Community College and State System Institutions in Commonwealth

    Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) and Kutztown University (KU) signed a “reverse transfer” agreement on Aug. 20—the first agreement of its kind between a community college and a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (State System) university.

    Montgomery County Community College |

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