In Other News

Hamburg residents form CODE Red to combat drug problem

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 |


  • Education

    Fleetwood School District’s 2014-15 goals: meeting core standards, ensuring school safety and security

    At their August meeting, the Board of Education approved the district’s goals for the 2014-2015 school year.

    By Dr. Paul Eaken Fleetwood Superintendent |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Shartlesville Lions Club holds annual picnic

    Good friends, good food, good entertainment and good remembrances were intertwined as the Shartlesville Lions Club held its annual picnic recently at the Shartlesville Park. Lions members did the cooking, all did the eating and David Kline filled the air with recollections, banjo and guitar music and a set of strong vocal chords. Lion John Messner even joined in with his harmonica. The evening was topped off with the presentation of a plaque by club president Peggy Seitzinger to Paul Shade...

    By Adele Argot Lions Club |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Rotary: HADIT program

    Jennifer Pospisil and Lisa White, who are with the HADIT Hamburg Area Drug Intervention Team, presented the program to the Hamburg Rotary. Tom Roth was the program chairperson. Their mission is to educate and bring awareness to the growing illegal drug problem within Hamburg area. Involve residents, churches, and civic organizations and businesses to commit to the cause as quickly as possible. There will be guest speakers at the Hamburg Park on Sept. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. The public is...


  • Events

    Hamburg area calendar of events

    Shoemakersville Fire Company Line Dancing: Come out to the Banquet Hall on the second Friday of each month. There will be a DJ playing the best country music and a Cash Bar will also be available. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Must be 21 to enter.


  • Religion

    Hamburg area church calendar



  • School boards

    Hamburg school board approves 4 year technology lease, Upper Bern Elm. put up for auction Sept. 24

    Hamburg Area plans to have a grand opening for its new elementary school in Shoemakersville on Oct. 23, Superintendent Steven Keifer told school directors on Aug. 25.

    By Arch Kurtz For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    New school year kicks off at St. Francis Academy

    Students at St. Francis Academy in Bally began the new school year on Tuesday, Aug. 26. As a part of the first day, Students, kindergarten through eighth grade, were greeted by the school’s principal, Deacon Thomas Murphy.

    By Berks-Mont staff |

  • General news

    PennDOT, police focused on reducing impaired driving crashes through Labor Day

    As part of the national enforcement initiative, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” PennDOT, state police and municipal police are focusing their efforts on reducing alcohol-and drug-related crashes through Labor Day.

    From PennDot |

  • Education

    Boyertown’s Technology Student Association attends the national conference

    For the first time in twenty years, the Boyertown Area Senior High School Technology Student Association was able to attend the national conference located in Washington, D.C. from June 27 to July 2.

    From the Boyertown Technology Student Association |

  • General news

    Local historian focuses on the past of Berks County through photography

    From plate photography to the iPhone, Berks’ historian George M. Meiser, IX must adapt to the modernization of the world in order to preserve what is left of the county’s history.

    Emily Thiel

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