In Other News

Family and friends honor athlete at Run For Taylor

By Shea Singley|

New engine and passenger cars arrive for Colebrookdale’s scenic railroad

The Secret Valley Line keeps adding more railroad cars and engines to its collection in preparation for its planned fall kick-off of passenger excursions along the 9-mile Colebrookdale Railroad spur between Pottstown and Boyertown. ...

By Evan Brandt and John Strickler jstrickler@21st-centurymedia.com ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

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  • General news

    Brecknock joins Union Township Intergovernmental Agreement

    The Union Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on July 21 to add Brecknock Township to the Intergovernmental Agreement it has with Robeson Township and the Borough of Birdsboro. Participation in the Cooperation Agreement allows the municipalities to share municipal equipment and to jointly bid and contract public works projects.

    By Denise Larive For 21st Century Media |

  • Religion

    Hamburg area church calendar

    St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church Street, Hamburg, would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us at our 9:30 a.m. summer services on Sundays. Come and join us.

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  • Features/People

    Celebrating Celtic with Dollops of Irish Cheer at the Berks Celtic Oyster Fest

    “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste… I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”

    By Arundhati Das For 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Enter the Kutztown Fair Potpie Cookoff

    (Kutztown, PA)- Following the traditions of the region, Kutztown Fair is hosting the first POTPIE COOKOFF. On Thursday August 16. Individuals, Groups & Organizations, and Professional Cooking personnel are encouraged to enter. These 3 categories will compete for a $75 cash prize, a large rosette and bragging rights.

    From 2014 Kutztown Fair Committee |

  • General news

    Light, Light, Light! Kutztown Library Teen Group Sparks A Reaction

    Spark A Reaction Teen Group celebrates science and sparks their imagination during imagination laboratories at Kutztown Community Library on Monday nights.

    By Steven Stolley For 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway this weekend

    Maple Grove will present the Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals presented by Mack Trucks and Denver Truck Painting on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27. The family-friendly diesel truck fest — the largest of its kind on the East Coast — will include a truck show (sponsored by Hunter Peterbilt), diesel truck drag racing, Jet Funny Cars, a wheelstanding exhibition car, live music and a model truck exhibit.

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  • General news

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files

    25 Years Ago August 2, 1989 Jonathon Grimes and Christopher McGonigal of the Hamburg FFA Chapter recently attended the 1989 Washington Conference Program.

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  • General news

    Proposed Kutztown Silk Mill District redevelopment project sparks concerns

    The proposed Kutztown downtown redevelopment project in the Silk Mill District has sparked concerns.

    By Joe Brown For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    $200K grant bolsters plan for Boyertown-to-Pottstown rail service: the Colebrookdale Railroad

    BOYERTOWN — Progress on the revitalization of the Colebrookdale Railroad these days means more than pulling refurbished passenger cars along the picturesque 9-mile track on the shores of Manatawny Creek.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

  • Events

    Oley’s Peach and Ice Cream Festival slated for Saturday, Aug. 9

    The Oley Valley is getting ready to eat some peaches.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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