In Other News

District Township fire destroys building

From Eastern Berks Fire Dept |

Amity board addresses fire hydrant operations

The former Sprinkles/Crab Crazy, and before that Friendship Farm Market, Old Swede Road, may not have been completely destroyed by fire on Jan. 26, but responding fire department volunteers did encounter two issues with a nearby fire hydrant. ...

By Denise Larive For 21st Century Media |


  • Education

    Trip to Boyer’s Market, Fleetwood, serves as lesson in nutrition

    Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1793 visited Boyer’s Market, Fleetwood, in honor of March being National Nutrition month.

    By Kristin Santangelo Troop 1793 |

  • Lifestyle

    Cool apps that help you get in touch with the environment

    Dear EarthTalk: What are some cool apps that work with a mobile phone that can help me get in better touch with the environment?

    By E, The Environmental Magazine |

  • Lifestyle

    A front-yard garden gets squared away

    Soil is everything. That’s one thing my brother-in-law, Peter, succeeded in pounding into my head during my year of helping him and my sister grow their own food on their homestead in Maine. So when I bought my Washington townhouse last December and started dreaming of the vegetables I’d grow in the 150-square-foot front yard, I knew the first thing I needed to do was to start improving the dirt.

    By Joe Yonan The Washington Post |

  • Features/People

    The jocund company of daffodils

    Daffodil season lasts about a month, give or take. This is good, because daffodils have a way of mesmerizing gardeners.

    By Adrian Higgins The Washington Post |

  • General news

    Downed pole leaves Amity residents without power

    Township police and area fire companies were busy the morning of Thursday, April 17 attending to two crashes on busy thoroughfares.

    By Caroline Sweeney For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Giant in Maxatawny donates more than 150 hams to Friend’s food pantry in Kutztown for Easter

    Giant in Maxatawny Township donated more than 150 of its own brand hams to Friend Inc. Food Pantry on April 15 as part of the store’s annual “Bag Hunger with Hams” giveaway.

    By Jake Austin For 21st Century Media |

  • Local governments

    Rotary Club, Police Department experience scheduling conflict

    A recent scheduling issue at the Caernarvon Township (Berks) building marked a major topic of discussion during the April 15 board of supervisors meeting.

    By Jake Austin For 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Abundant Life Church hosts first egg hunt

    On Saturday, April 12, several hundred people participated in the Abundant Life Church Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Birdsboro-Union Fire Company.

    By Nancy L.S. Kauffman For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Local growers are state winners in National Corn Yield Contest

    Three area corn growers have been honored as a state winner in the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association.


  • General news

    Tel Hai collects more than 500 pounds of food

    Tel Hai’s annual food drive concluded on March 31, but the needs of food insecure neighbors continues to grow across the region. Sybil Oswalt, Registered Dietician and event coordinator, announced that 520 pounds of food stuffs had been collected on campus during the community’s observation of National Nutrition Month. The donations will benefit the Twin Valley Food Pantry in Morgantown.

    From Tel Hai |

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