In Other News

Douglassville man born on Valentine’s Day encourages organ donations

By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |

Birdsboro man killed in one-vehicle crash at Berks County state park

A driver was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Berks County after colliding into two trees at a high rate of speed Tuesday, Jan. 10 police said. ...

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter |


  • Education

    Kutztown University Council of Trustees recommends 2 Presidential Candidates

    Kutztown University’s Council of Trustees recommended two presidential candidates to move forward to the Office of the Chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education on Monday, February 16.

    Kutztown University |

  • News

    Bernville forum opens discussion on Medical Cannabis Act

    Residents filled the pews at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Bernville, on Wednesday night, Feb. 11, for a medical cannabis informational forum. The forum was hosted by Campaign for Compassion and featured the follow speakers: Luke Shultz (Campaign for Compassion, patient perspective), Dana Ulrich (Campaign for Compassion, caregiver perspective), Senator David Argall (29th District), Representative Barry Jozwiak (5th District) and Senator Mike Folmer (48th District).

    Shea Singley

  • News

    Salem EC Church takes aim at new archery program

    Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, is excited to announce the start of Centershot beginning this spring. The program is part of a larger ministry using NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) principles to teach students, from 10 years old to senior adults, the skills of archery. Classes, held in eight-week sessions, will begin Tuesday, March 10.

    By Kolleen Long Salem EC Church |

  • News

    Community group makes more than 600 fasnachts for local groups

    We are called to love one another in love. Some feel that love can be obtained thru one’s stomach. On Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Hamburg Community Group from Fleetwood Bible Church did just that. They traveled to Hope Rescue Mission in Reading to make more than 600 fasnachts.

    By Kathi Bracy Hamburg Community Group, Fleetwood Bible Church |

  • Social groups and organizations

    ‘Believe It or Not’ is the theme for Strausstown women

    For their February meeting the members of the Woman’s Club of Strausstown were treated to a two-part program incorporating a look back at one of their successful activities and a quiz to determine how well they know each other.

    By Peg Behm Woman’s Club of Strausstown |

  • News

    Applications being accepted for 2015 Home Makeover

    The national award-winning HBA Restoring Hope Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Home Remodeling Project that will brighten the home and spirits of one worthy Berks County family. Applications may be obtained by visiting the Foundation’s website or by visiting the HBA office. In order to be considered for this year’s build, applications must be received no later than Friday, March 13.

    By Dawn Wivell HBA Restoring Hope Foundation |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Strausstown scouts lead service for Scout Sunday

    Cub Scout’s and Boy Scout’s of unit 144 in Strausstown provided a Scout run service for Scout Sunday Feb. 8 at Zion Blue Mountain UCC. This is the first Scout Service with Zion’s new Pastor, Pastor Josh Knappenberger. The Scout Unit chartered by the Lions Club of Strausstown presented the Peace Light to the church, which they had received at a Wreaths Across America service at Indiantown Gap National cemetery. The boys along with hundreds of other volunteers place...


  • News

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files Feb. 25 edition

    25 Years Ago Feb. 28, 1990 >> Aaron Williamson ended his career at Hamburg High with a total of 2,012 points, third best in the history of Berks County.


  • Events

    Hamburg area calendar of events Feb. 25 edition

    Recurring Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.


  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Rotary Club hears about how to market your events

    Dawn Wivell who owns a Writing Service spoke to the club on how to market your events and for non-profits to increase awareness of what they have to offer. President Titus Miller welcomes Dawn.


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