In Other News

Oley holds 68th annual community fair

By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |

Fifteen Boyertown students awarded $29,700 in scholarships

The Berks County Community Foundation recently distributed $29,700 in scholarships to 15 Boyertown Area Senior High School graduates. ...



  • Events

    Greshville Antiques and Fine Art to present The Annual Berks County Art Show

    Greshville Antiques and Fine Art will present The Annual Berks County Art Show opening on Sunday, Oct. 5, and continuing through Sunday, Oct. 12.

    From Greshville Antiques |

  • Food and drink

    A Slice of Life: The Great Corn Pie

    I stumbled up a great quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby the other day. I always loved the novel (and the recent film adaptation), in part because I grew up on Long Island where the story takes place. I know firsthand that the dichotomy of “old” money versus “new” that is so adeptly depicted is neither fictitious nor limited to the 1920s era. In fact, the residents of an elite beach community demonstrated a less than subtle show of snobbery this past Summer by displaying...


  • General news

    Knowles’ resolution to explore statewide elder abuse task force effort passes House

    The House voted in favor of a resolution sponsored by Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Schuylkill) calling for a study of Pennsylvania’s existing network of elder abuse task forces and to assess the feasibility of expanding the network across the state, on Sept. 24.

    From Representative Jerry Knowles’ Office |

  • General news

    Kutztown University students bring home Mid Atlantic Emmy awards

    Emmanuel Metayer, of Bernville, was awarded a Mid Atlantic regional Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Sept. 20 at a ceremony in Philadelphia.

    From Kutztown University |

  • General news

    Community comes together to ‘Keep Hamburg Beautiful’

    Residents of Hamburg gathered together on Saturday, Sept. 27 for the third Keep Hamburg Beautiful, a community-wide effort to clean up the town’s streets, parks and lots.

    By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Berks County Wine Trail ‘Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing Event Weekend’ this weekend

    The cheese and wine menu for the “2014 Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing Event Weekend” with the Berks County Wine Trail is pairing up nicely! A fabulous selection of cheeses will be enjoyed with locally produced wines during this popular harvest time event. Taking place Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5, from noon to 5 p.m. both days, this cheese-filled annual event is ideal for anyone who enjoys cheese, wine, fresh fruit and a peaceful Autumn day out on the rural by-ways of...

    From Berks County Wine Trail |

  • General news

    33rd annual Heritage Festival at Berks Heritage Center this weekend

    The days are filled with entertainment, crafts, vendors, fabulous food and amazing demonstrations at Berks Heritage Center in Bern Twp. on Oct. 4 and 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. New to the festival this year is master wood carver Barry Frank of Bucks County. Frank wields a chainsaw like no other artist. Environmentally conscious, he only uses wood from tree services – no trees are cut purposefully for his art.

    From Berks County Parks and Recreation |

  • General news

    Grube’s Dairy celebrates two years with open house event

    Tucked away on the corner of Main and Yoder on Shoemakersville, Grube’s Dairy Store has offered local milk and eggs and other farm-fresh groceries since 2012. This past weekend, the dairy celebrated two years of business with an open house event featuring music, tours, Dairy Royalty and – of course – cookies and milk.

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

  • School boards

    Hamburg Superintendent updates directors on Perry Elementary Center

    Perry Elementary Center Dedicated to Esther H. Ludwig should be completed by late October or early November, Superintendent Steven Keifer told school directors on Sept. 22.

    By Arch Kurtz For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Henne and Browder crowned Hamburg Area High School Homecoming King and Queen

    Hamburg varsity football earned their first, and possibly most important, win of the season so far on Friday, Sept. 26. The homecoming game was a success: the Hawks won against the Kutztown Cougars with a final score of 34-6. Junior Nick Kuhn ran the ball to score once and threw two touchdown passes to juniors Jared Lesher and Aaron Nelson. Freshman Ignasio Reynoso also scored one touchdown. Hamburg only allowed Kutztown a total of 94 total offensive yards. This is their sixth consecutive...

    By Sarah Hanlon Senior, Hamburg Area High School |

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