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Elverson declared disaster area after Winter Storm Jonas

By Lisa Mitchell|

Winter wonderland at Joanna Furnace

Linda Jacobs shared photos of Joanna Furnace in Robeson Township after Winter Storm Jonas. ...



  • Education

    Governor Mifflin to open preschool program in March

    The Governor Mifflin School District is now accepting applications for a new preschool program that is scheduled to open March 7, thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). The Governor Mifflin Preschool will be fully funded by the state through the Pre-K Counts program and will open with slots for 20 children who meet the eligibility requirements. The funding for the program was released after Governor Tom Wolf signed a partial state...

    Governor Mifflin School District |

  • News

    PA German classes to be offered this spring

    Preservation of the distinctive language tradition of early German immigrants to Lancaster County continues at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. “Butch” Reigart will serve as the instructor for two 10-week courses on different levels this spring.

    Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society |

  • Entertainment

    VisionCorps Foundation announces art auction fundraiser

    VisionCorps Foundation is pleased to announce an art auction fundraiser being held for their benefit on Thursday, Feb. 18. The event will be held at the Federal Taphouse, 201 N. Queen Street in downtown Lancaster from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Unique plexi-glass artwork created by local artists, amateur to professional, will be available to the highest bidder via a silent auction.

    VisionCorps Foundation |

  • News

    Garden Spot Village to discuss ‘Grappling with the Gospel’

    Garden Spot Village ALIVE (Active Lifelong Learners in Vital Engagements) and Eastern Mennonite Seminary at Lancaster invite the community to an in-depth course titled “Grappling with the Gospel.” The six-session class will meet on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, 15, 22 and 29, and March 7 and 14, on the campus of Garden Spot Village at 433 S. Kinzer Ave. in New Holland.

    Garden Spot Village |

  • Features/People

    Group serves hot meal to homeless at Hope Rescue Mission of Reading

    It doesn’t take an army to feed one.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • News

    Multiple uses slated for new Amity recreation property

    The single family home at 888 Old Airport Road could be a new home for ambulance crew members, store little league baseball equipment, and also store old township records.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Tomorrow: Superintendent to present Governor Mifflin’s first annual State of the District

    Governor Mifflin Superintendent Steve Gerhard, Ed.D. will offer a look into the future of the school district during the first annual State of the District address on Thursday, Jan. 28. No RSVP is required and all are welcome to attend.

    Governor Mifflin School District |

  • Crime

    Topton man taken into custody for robbing Topton Dollar General with a kitchen knife

    A man wielding a kitchen knife robbed the Dollar General Store in Topton on Jan. 21.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Update: 78 now open after freezing rain, 11 accidents close highway in Berks

    Interstate 78 is now open after 11 multi-vehicle accidents involving five tractor trailers closed both west and east bound lanes in Berks County Tuesday morning. Freezing rain created rapidly forming ice patches on roadways.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Ex-Philly prosecutor named first assistant D.A. in Montgomery County

    NORRISTOWN >> The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office has a new second-in-command.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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