In Other News

5-vehicle crash, truck fire closes 78 overnight May 19

By Lisa Mitchell|

Leesport mom awarded home makeover

Leesport resident Jaime Noll heard sirens in her neighborhood on May 11. Not realizing they were for her, Noll went out her back door to investigate and discovered a crowd of people in her backyard. Noll and her two daughters were surprised by the ann...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • News

    American Legion of Exeter Township announces Memorial Day plans

    EXETER >> The American Legion of Exeter Township will host its annual Memorial Day services on Monday, May 29, with the parade beginning at 9 a.m. a the Exeter High School. It will conclude with a service at Forest Hills Memorial Park.

    Digital First Media|

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    Grand reopening set for Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

    boyertown >> The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles has reopened its doors to the public after a major renovation project.

    Digital First Media|

  • Elections

    Boyd, Nevius will face off in November for Berks judge seat

    Two private-practice attorneys will battle it out in November for an open seat on the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.

    By Tony Phyrillas @tonyphyrillas on Twitter|

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    Volunteer recognition celebration set for Sunday May 21

    A celebration of all volunteers, planned by The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, will be held at the Daniel Boone Homestead on Sunday, May 21, to honor all of the site’s volunteers and to recognize the Volunteer of the Year honoree for service in 2016, Deb Drager.

    From Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead|

  • News

    Kutztown businessman earns Lehigh Valley Business 40 under 40 Award

    What began as an “okay idea” in a dingy basement has now transformed into an award winning, full service digital marketing agency with more than 40 clients and eight full-time employees.

    Strunk Media Group|

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    Hamburg Leo Club volunteers for Habitat of Humanity in Connecticut

    Six Hamburg Area High School Leo Club volunteers went on an annual volunteer trip. This year they went to Connecticut to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Connecticut from April 10 to 13.

    By Leah Bertschy Hamburg Senior|

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    Evening of entertainment raises funds for children with medical issues to experience outdoors

    More than 800 supporters of the One Wish Foundation gathered at the Hamburg Field House on May 13 for an evening of entertainment and fundraising for children with life-changing medical or social conditions to experience the outdoors.

    By Arch Kurtz For Digital First Media|

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    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary receives international award for Silhouette Trail

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary received the Trail Accessibility Award for its ADA-approved Silhouette Trail from the American Trails National and International Trails Awards Program during the 2017 International Trails Symposium on May 9.

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association|

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    Kempton Community Center sponsors refurbished Kempton Fair

    The Kempton Fair – the one you remember from years ago, starting in 1957 – is alive and well and living in beautiful Kempton.

    Kempton Community Center|

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    Hamburg Grange pot pie dinner helps woman battling cancer

    I want to personally THANK the Hamburg community for supporting the Hamburg Grange’s recent pot pie dinner. Back on March 18, we served 400 people, plus 30 volunteers. All the proceeds are presented to Shanda Mengel, who is battling Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer. She has more treatments to go through. Hamburg Grange President Michael Adams presented a $2,270 check to Shanda and her two daughters, Kaitlyn and Brianna.

    By Michael Adams Hamburg Grange|

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