In Other News

Kutztown Folk Festival kicks off with wine and history

By Roxanne Richardson For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

Amity to request ambulance RFPs

The Amity Township Board of Supervisors said June 17 that it will follow the necessary protocol to locate and contract with an ambulance service. ...

By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |


  • Events

    Bertie’s Inn, Exeter, to host 25th Annual Belt Sander Race

    Bertie’s Inn is getting ready to host their 25th Annual Belt Sander Race on July 11 to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • News

    Touch a Train at WK&S Railroad in Kempton

    The WK&S Railroad in Kempton offered the community a unique opportunity to view equipment that is seldom available to the public at their Touch a Train event on June 21.

    By Karen L. Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • News

    Family Fun Fridays: Visit a Farmer’s Market for Culinary Adventures

    As summer weather settles in, home gardeners can get impatient, waiting for tender young plants to grow and produce juicy tomatoes, sweet corn and other garden delights. Our whole family was sharing this impatience, so we decided to spend a fun Friday outing visiting a local farmer’s market.

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Travel

    GLOBETROTTING GRADUATE: Why I keep going back to Paris

    Paris is not my favorite place to visit, yet I find myself consistently revisiting the city. Outside of London, it is the foreign city I know best.

    By Caitlin Burns For Digital First Media |

  • Parenting

    Perspective on Parenting: 10 years a mom

    Years ago, as a communications professional in the corporate world, I remember when my colleagues were honored for a decade or more of service. In a world where attention spans are gradually diminishing, doing anything constructive for 10 years can be considered quite an accomplishment. It illustrates responsibility, commitment and consistency. This is especially true for marriages. Milestone anniversaries are often celebrated with parties or vacations to commemorate a bond that is...


  • Visual arts

    ‘Legendary’ exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture

    Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

    By Tara Lynn Johnson For Digital First Media |

  • News

    5 home gardens toured at Fourth Annual Hamburg Garden Stroll

    “Anyone in Hamburg who has a small area of sunshine can grow fruit and vegetables,” were the inspiring words offered to future gardeners by Paul Wikerd, a retired minister and resident of Hamburg since 1987.

    By Karen L. Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • News

    Schuylkill Valley students recognized for participation in Berks County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet

    The highlight of the June 22 Schuylkill Valley School Board meeting was the recognition of the large group of students who participated in the Berks County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet.

    By Karen L. Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • News

    New Hanover man fined for trying to sell roadkill online

    NORRISTOWN >> He may have found the dead deer on the road, but a New Hanover man’s plan to sell its head on eBay was dead in the water.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • News

    Avian Influenza not yet in PA, but Sen. Schwank says state ready to act

    Because the latest avian influenza outbreak has wiped out 50 million birds across the country and appears to be headed this way, Sen. Judy Schwank is working with state agriculture officials as they develop response and recovery plans should the disease strike in Pennsylvania.

    From the office of Sen. Judy Schwank |

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