In Other News

Food is a major highlight of the annual Hay Creek Festival

By Gwen Bauer 21st Century Media |

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 |


  • General news

    Exeter board allows parental option for Chromebook insurance

    The Exeter Township School Board voted against the purchase of approximately over 1,000 Chromebooks at a price ranging between $375,000 and $405,000 during their Tuesday, Sept. 16 meeting. The requested purchase would result in providing Chromebooks for students in grades 10 through 12. The vote was eight to one against the purchase of the computers, and would have expanded an already existing program the district is currently using for the ninth graders this school year. One of the concerns...

    By Joshua Smith and Alma Anguiano 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    I-105 radio personality Casey Allyn to sign copies of new cookbook at Oley Fair

    I-105 radio personality Casey Allyn, will be signing copies of her newest cookbook at this year’s Oley Community Fair on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    By Hilda Hynes For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    2nd Annual Bark For Life of Boyertown area to be held Event will take place at Oley Valley Fairgrounds once again

    The second annual Bark For Life of Boyertown Area will take place Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Oley Valley Fairgrounds.

    From Bark For Life organizers |

  • General news

    Morgantown Hard to the Core Mud Run fundraises for cancer patients

    Moregantown >> The rain was not an issue for runners this past weekend. In fact, it made for a more exciting experience.

    By Gwen Bauer For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Boyertown Historical Society sells calendars, holds paranormal investigations

    The Boyertown Historical Society will begin rolling out their end of the year calendar of events beginning this weekend Sept. 19 and 20 with a paranormal investigation and several Haunted Boyertown ghost tours.

    By Hilda Hynes For the Boyertowbn Historical Society |

  • Education

    Kutztown University & Reading Area Community College sign reverse transfer agreement

    Kutztown University and Reading Area Community College announced Sept. 15 a reverse transfer agreement that will permit eligible students, who transfer from RACC to KU before earning an associate degree from RACC, the opportunity to transfer KU credits back to RACC to apply towards completion of the RACC associate degree concurrent with their enrollment at KU.

    From RACC |

  • General news

    Kutztown Overlay Districts fail to pass; Silk Mill District shelved

    Kutztown >> The motion for Overlay Districts failed to pass Tuesday night, shelving the Silk Mill District land development proposal.

    By Joe Brown For 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Oley Fair returns for 68th Year; Lego contest, pumpkin weigh-off among new events

    The 68th Annual Oley Valley Community Fair is right around the corner, and a team of administrators has worked diligently alongside volunteers to offer events, contests and entertainment for this popular event. The fair runs Sept. 18, 19 and 20 at the Oley Valley Fairgrounds.

    By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Veteran Benefit to be explained at Chestnut Knoll At Home

    Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, invites all veterans and their spouses to a free educational Veterans Benefits Seminar on Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, located at 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Learn about an eldercare benefit offered by VA that can reduce the cost of senior care for veterans and their spouses.

    From Chestnut Knoll |

  • General news

    Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County to host three part event

    On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County will host a three part event. First and foremost, the day will celebrate 50 years of caring for their important collection of early buildings. All of the Trust properties will be open to the public that day. Finally, the Trust will unveil signs informing visitors of the history of the buildings at the historic park at Old Morlatten Village, 31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville.


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