In Other News

The King’s Academy students turn classroom into coral reef

By Shea Singley|

Albright College presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’

Albright College’s Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Brickhouse Theater Co., of Wernersville, Pa., will present a stage version of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Dec. 12 to 14, in Albright’s Wachovia Theatr...



  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Rotary hears about Rotary Friendship Exchange

    Cindy Hornaman who is the Rotary Friendship Exchange chair person spoke to the club about hosting a group of Rotarians from Whales. President Titus Miller welcomes her.


  • Education

    Volunteer reading tutors needed for Ready.Set.READ! program in Hamburg

    Help make a difference in a child’s life! Volunteers are needed to tutor second grade students who are struggling with reading at Perry and Tilden Elementary Schools. No previous teaching experience is required. This opportunity is for anyone interested in volunteering weekly for one hour. Current background clearances are required prior to assignment. Please contact Darby Wiekrykas at United Way 610-685-4574 or


  • Parent-teacher associations

    Santa stops in Shoemakersville for workshop

    Santa took a break from his busy schedule at the North Pole to pay a visit to Shoemakersville for Perry PTO’s Santa’s Workshop earlier this month at Perry Elementary Center. The event, attended by hundreds of school children and their families, offered low-cost crafts and games like Comet’s Reindeer Cookies, as well as delicious food and lot of raffle and door prizes. Of course the man himself, Santa Claus, stopped by for a visit. Students and their siblings made sure to...


  • General news

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files

    25 Years Ago Dec. 20, 1989 >> George A. Francis, 77, of 1510 Pottsville Pike, Shoemakersville, died December 16, in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Mable (Lengel) Francis. He had worked as a printer for the Hamburg Item for 45years, retiring in 1974.


  • 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.


  • Religion

    Hamburg area church calendar

    St. Mary Roman Catholic Church Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Upcoming activities include:


  • Announcements

    National Penn donates $25,000 to Opportunity House; Contribution to support group’s ‘Ready to Read’ program

    On Dec. 4, National Penn Bancshares, Inc. announced a $25,000 contribution to Opportunity House. The donation is part of more than $1,000,000 contributed this year to eligible organizations across its marketplace by National Penn through its participation in Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

    From National Penn |

  • General news

    Exeter Township emergency services remain in distress

    After a two and a half hour discussion between Exeter Ambulance Association and the Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department, supervisors will ultimately decide how to revitalize 911 services for the township.

    Emily Thiel

  • General news

    Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center Christmas on the Farm featured PA Dutch traditions, food & Belsnickel

    The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University was bustling with holiday activity for Christmas on the Farm Dec. 6.

    Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center |

  • Opinion

    Reel Experiences with Rob Humanick: Laughter and tears mingle in bittersweet ‘The Skeleton Twins’

    More than likely than not, the cast of “The Skeleton Twins” will be looked over in the new year when Oscar nominations are announced.

    By Robert Humanick Columnist |

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