In Other News

Thousands pack PA Farm Show Complex for 99th annual show celebrating agriculture

By Shea Singley|

School boards recognized for service in January

January is School Director Recognition Month and as area boards get together for their first meetings of the new year, many are starting the year off right with kudos and thanks. ...

By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |


  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Rotary Club hears about Northern Berks Community Garden

    Pastor Dennis Ritter and Pastor Bruce Osterhout presented the program. Zion’s Lutheran Church started the Northern Berks Community Garden at Zion’s to provide fresh produce without cost through the local food pantry system to individuals and families in the community who are in need of assistance. No produce is ever sold. Dr. John Smith was the program chairperson.


  • News

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files Jan. 21 edition

    25 Years Ago Jan. 24, 1990 >> The speaker at last week’s Rotary Club meeting was Hamburg Mayor John Swanger who shared interesting facts and figures about the borough as well as the plans that are being made to deal with the challenges that the 1990’s will bring.


  • News

    Donors are needed to donate whole blood and platelets

    Miller-Keystone Blood Center has issued an appeal for donors of all blood types and platelets.

    Courtesy of Miller-Keystone Blood Center |

  • News

    World Rhythms: Artist in Residence brings bucket drumming to students

    Artist in Residence Program: A Bucket Drumming Ensemble Program for sixth grade Reiffton students, running from Jan. 6 through Feb. 26, 2015, under the guidance of musician Leon Jordan, Sr.. This program will culminate with a school assembly at 1:45 p.m. and parent /community performance 6 p.m. on Feb. 26 (Feb. 27 snow date) by Reiffton Drumming Ensemble.

    Courtesy of Exeter Township School District |

  • News

    US Law Shield sues City of Harrisburg over its illegal gun laws

    Less than four blocks from the Harrisburg City government center, at the state capital, our legislature passed a bill that the Governor signed into law that unequivocally made local gun and ammo laws illegal. This morning, US Law Shield, a multi-state 100,000+ gun owner member organization, filed paperwork to sue the City of Harrisburg for its illegal gun laws.

    Courtesy of The McShane Firm, LLC-The Science Attorneys |

  • News

    Daniel Boone School Board to honor local police

    Daniel Boone School Board President Richard Martino introduced a resolution that will honor and recognize three local police forces at the Jan. 12 Committee of the Whole Meeting.

    By Denise Larive 21st Century Media |

  • News

    Birdsboro EMT saves woman’s life while off duty

    For Birdsboro-Union Fire Department EMT Erik Cleveland, the call of duty doesn’t end when he hangs his hat for the day.

    By Ambre Juryea-Amole 21st Century Media |

  • Politics

    Leslie Richards tapped as Tom Wolf’s transportation secretary

    Montgomery County commissioners’ Vice Chairwoman Leslie Richards will leave her post effective Friday, Jan. 16 to serve as the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation under Gov. Tom Wolf.

    By Dan Clark |

  • News

    Northeastern Berks EMS presents start-up plan; roller skating rink proposed for western portion of Route 222 at Grim and Church Road, Maxatawny Township

    The Maxatawny Township Board of Supervisors received a lot to think about following an in-depth presentation by Northeastern Berks Emergency Medical Service President Douglas Demchyk at their Jan. 14 meeting.

    By Joe Brown For 21st Century Media |

  • News

    Caernarvon Township Berks: Board discusses road maintenance, building plans and Morelli property assessment

    The Caernarvon Township Board of Supervisors Jan. 13 discussed road maintenance discrepancies, plans for the new Advanced Auto location and the negotiation of a settlement for the Morelli Rental Corporation’s previous Home Furnishings Factory Outlet Mall location.

    By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |

The Berks-Mont News: BLOGS