In Other News

Oley holds 68th annual community fair

By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |

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 jstrickler@21st-centurymedia.com ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

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  • General news

    Recital to help raise funds to repair and maintain Dieffenbach organs in Berks

    A benefit organ recital will be held on Friday, Sept. 26 at Altalaha Lutheran Church, Rehrersburg, to raise funds to repair and maintain Dieffenbach organs located in Berks County churches. Playing Altalaha’s historic organ that dates back to 1817 will be Adam Dieffenbach, a descendent of the original builder. The recital will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken during the recital. No admission will be charged. Refreshments will be served...

    By Sheila Miller Berks County Ag Center |

  • General news

    Indian Fort Inn honors first responders, raises funds for Derrick Redcay

    Indian Fort Inn, in Tilden Twp., honored first responders and raised funds for the Redcay Strong fund during their First Responders Day on Saturday, Sept. 20.

    Shea Singley
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  • General news

    Schuylkill Valley Community Library’s ‘Race to Read’ has a successful third year despite weather

    Reading and running came together at Schuylkill Valley Community Library, in Leesport, for the third annual Race to Read on Saturday, Sept. 13. Rain may have threatened the race and fun run, but the weather held off for both events.

    Shea Singley
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  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Rotary hears from co-owner of Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels at meeting

    Katie Meyer, right, was the speaker at the weekly meeting of the Hamburg Rotary Club. She and her husband Michael own Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels and won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Taste of Hamburg-er Festival. Last year they were the Grand Champion of the Best Burger contest. Sandra Christman was the program chairperson.

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  • Events

    Rediscover the night sky during Community Nights at MCCC’s Observatory

    Bring your family, friends and clubs to explore and take a closer look at the night sky during Montgomery County Community College’s free community nights in its state-of-the-art Observatory and Observation Deck.

    From Montgomery County Community College |

  • General news

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files

    25 Years Ago Sept. 27, 1989 >> Anne Mitchell, 18, who was selected as Berks Dairy Princess last May, was named Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess during a pageant held over the weekend at the Harrisburg Marriot.

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  • General news

    Students at Daniel Boone catch the service bug and join Key Club

    Students flocked to one room right as the school bell dismissed all of Daniel Boone High School’s students on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Wednesday was the first Key Club meeting of the school year and the turnout was fantastic.

    By Lindsey MacGregor Daniel Boone Student Reporter |

  • General news

    Union schedules public meeting

    The Union Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Sept. 15 to hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, regarding a left turn lane at River Bridge Road and Route 724.

    By Denise Larive 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Hamburg area calendar of events

    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.

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  • Religion

    Hamburg area church calendar

    Zion’s Lutheran Church 354 Zion Church Road, Shoemakersville. Saturday, Sept. 27 from 12-5 p.m. Cancer benefit for Terri (Gough) Yeager. There will be soup, baked goods and a Chinese Auction.

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