In Other News

Kutztown Area High School Leo Club hosts supply drive for Harvey victims in Texas

By Lisa Mitchell|

Firefighters battle residential fire in Greenwich Twp. on Sunday

Fire crews responded to a 2-alarm home fire at 345 Dietrich Valley Rd., Greenwich Twp. on Sunday afternoon. Most of the damage was on the second floor of the home. There were no injuries. ...



  • Events

    Third Saturday Program at Morlatton Village

    The Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County invites you to join us for our 3rd September Program, “Your Eighteenth Century Kitchen Garden,” at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16. These site-wide programs are offered April-October and include various formats and topics such as exhibits, demonstrations, interactive sessions, and oral and graphic presentations. Tours of Morlatton Village will be offered when applicable. Program begins at the White Horse Inn. Suggested donation $2/person. All...

    From Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County|

  • News

    Groundbreaking held for Berks medical marijuana grow facility

    SOUTH HEIDELBERG >> As Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry begins to take shape, Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday at its new Berks County location.

    Digital First Media|

  • News

    Pediatrics unit at PMMC closing, low admissions numbers cited

    Pottstown >> Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is temporarily closing its inpatient pediatric unit at the hospital due to low admissions.

    By Donna Rovins @MercBiz on Twitter|

  • News

    Fresh Life Outreach hosts 2nd Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Hamburg music teacher

    Fresh Life Outreach hosts its second Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Hamburg Area High School music teacher Christine Ryan from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 19 at Hamburg High School cafeteria.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Richmond Township 2-vehicle collision leads to vehicle fire

    Fleetwood Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with a fire at Crisscross Road and Lenhart Road in Richmond Township at 11:20 a.m. on Sept. 7.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Kutztown community links hands, takes unity pledge at University Unity Day

    Kutztown University hosted a Unity Day to link the community together in a pledge of unity on Thursday, Aug. 31.

    By Patrick Moyer Kutztown University sophomore|

  • News

    Registration open for 2017 Elverson Parade; theme is Under the Big Top

    Registration is now open for the 2017 annual Elverson Parade, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18 with a rain date of Oct. 19. The parade will begin promptly at 7 p.m. with entries lining up on South Pine Street by 6:30 p.m. when Main Street (Rte. 23) from Rte. 401 to Brick Lane will be closed to through traffic.

    From Parade Committee|

  • News

    Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale spars with Planned Parenthood advocates

    NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale sparred with advocates of Planned Parenthood following comments he made at a rally in Berks County recently.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

  • News

    Boyertown announces 10th annual OKTOBERFEST

    Ten years ago, a member of Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) suggested an event to celebrate Boyertown’s German heritage. As a result, Building a Better Boyertown’s Oktoberfest was born. On Sept. 15 and 16, Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) will stage its 10th annual Oktoberfest marking a full decade of celebration. This years event is set to be better than ever with more kids activities, more music and entertainment, a new 5K run, and, of course, delicious selections of...

    Submitted to Digital First Media|

  • Crime

    Boyertown man faces arson charges for apartment fire

    BOYERTOWN >> Police have charged a Boyertown man they allege set fire to his apartment building after barricading himself inside.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

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