In Other News

Residents dedicate new features at pool to Hamburg’s first female lifeguard

By Shea Singley|

New engine and passenger cars arrive for Colebrookdale’s scenic railroad

The Secret Valley Line keeps adding more railroad cars and engines to its collection in preparation for its planned fall kick-off of passenger excursions along the 9-mile Colebrookdale Railroad spur between Pottstown and Boyertown. ...

By Evan Brandt and John Strickler |


  • School boards

    Hamburg Area School District directors vote in favor of hiring new social services coordinator

    Hamburg Area school directors voted, 8-0, to name Pamela Witman to the newly created position of social services coordinator for the district on July 14, .

    By Arch Kurtz For 21st Century Media |

  • General events

    Bertie’s Inn fights Multiple sclerosis — with belt sanders

    Bertie’s Inn raised over $7,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on July 12 at their 24th annual Belt-Sander Race.

    By Ambre Juryea-Amole For 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Boyertown’s Historic State Theatre offers free showing of ‘Back to the Future’ to celebrate launch of clock tower campaign

    The historic town clock at the Church of the Good Shepherd can be described as one of Boyertown’s most recognizable skyline feature. On July 10, 1920 the town clock bell struck for the first time. Now in its 94th year, Boyertown’s iconic clock and bell have been silenced.

    By Berks-Mont News staff |

  • General news

    Kutztown Park bathrooms to receive upgrade, borough seeks new finance director

    Kutztown Park on Main Street will receive a new bathroom facility after the bid was approved at the Kutztown Borough Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 15. According to council member Edwin Seyler, the facilities were the original ones from when the park first opened.

    By Joe Brown For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Habitat for Humanity re-images its ReStore to further Berks’ redevelopment

    Habitat for Humanity of Berks County, founded in 1988, is among the major housing leaders in Berks County for neighborhood revitalization, providing affordable housing and homeownership opportunities for its client families.


  • General news

    Ken Gehret & Friends perform Celtic music at Penn Street Market July 18

    “You can’t get it any fresher,” said Rako Zech, a Penn Street Farmers Market vendor to a customer last Friday. “I picked it this morning from my farm’s fields and you’re able to buy it the same day.” Zech and wife Melissa own and operate Sunrise Farm in Oley. They are new vendors at the Penn Street Market, located outdoors in the 800 block of Penn Street in Reading, which is open every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Zechs raise and market pastured poultry, along with fruits and...


  • General news

    Reading Symphony Orchestra hires Jon P. Mosbo as Executive Director

    The Reading Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the hiring of Jon P. Mosbo as the new Executive Director of the Reading Symphony Orchestra. As Executive Director, Mosbo will be responsible for the overall management and operation of the Reading Symphony Orchestra.


  • General news

    Register for Homestead Golf Open before Sept. 6

    The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead are hosting their third annual golf tournament fundraiser. Shotgun start at noon with four person scramble. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Cash prizes to teams that finish 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places (tie breakers to be determined by hardest hole). Additional prizes included hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest drive, and money hole (50/50). Prizes will be awarded during the meal. Entrance cost includes greens fee with cart, prizes, and catered...


  • General news

    Interpretive Sundays at the Daniel Boone Homestead throughout August

    Join volunteers in period dress for a relaxing summer afternoon featuring an eighteenth century trade, craft, activity, or demonstration noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2014.


  • General news

    Hopewell’s ‘Establishment Day-Fueling the Furnace’ to celebrate the park’s 76th birthday

    The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to join the Horse-Shoe Trail Conservancy in celebrating Hopewell Furnace’s 76th Birthday with a dedication of the Hopewell Big Woods Horse-Shoe National Recreation Trail. Establishment Day-- Fueling the Furnace—festivities will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, according to Superintendent Edie Shean-Hammond.


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