In Other News

A Look Back in History by Richard L.T. Orth: Congressman Daniel Hoch and our American Patriotism

|

MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Columns

    From the Hamburg Item editor: Upcoming schedule and early deadline reminder

    As many of you have seen when stopping by the office lately or more recently as a notice in the paper, we have moved all of our operations to our main office at 24 North Hanover Street, Pottstown. The only change for you as readers is that the office operations are out of our main office. Nothing else is changing with the paper.

    |

  • Columns

    Small Beginnings: Some graduation trivia to use at your next party

    Having just had the delightful pleasure of being the proud parents of a recent college graduate, I was curious to know about some of the traditions we have just participated in at the commencement exercises. Therefore, in honor of this momentous occasion, I have uncovered a bit of graduation trivia with which you can impress your friends and family at your next graduation event.

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: My brother, David

    My brother, David, was 4 years older than me. I had 3 older brothers, but David was special. I don’t know if anyone else ever saw his pearly white wings, but I did. They extended from his shoulders, up high into the air. You see, my brother, David, was my earth angel.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Columns

    For what it’s worth: Being gluten free isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

    Have you ever heard of gluten? Of course you have.

    Rebecca Blanchard
    |

  • BOYERTOWN LOCAL

    The Historian by Robert Wood: Harvesting was Communal in the old Days

    Before the invention of mechanical harvesting machinery in the later 19th century, harvesting grain in the region was often communal. Reports have more than a hundred harvesters in a single gang wielding sickles through the wheat and rye fields. Turning out for the harvest were all available hands: family, neighboring farmers, tradesmen from town and village, apprentices, women---everyone. Here in New Hanover we have a report in 1800 of a blacksmith’s helper being excused for a week for the...

    |

  • Columns

    The Historian by Robert Wood: Monday was Washday

    In the old days, the housewife’s work week was ordered by a strict schedule: Monday, washday; Tuesday, ironing; Wednesday, mending (repairing seams and tears as well as patching and darning); Thursday, upstairs cleaning (The washed, ironed and mended clothing was taken up, put away, and the upstairs cleaned and mattresses turned.); Friday, baking; Saturday, cleaning (downstairs); Sunday, church. Downstairs cleaning was done on Saturday because Sunday afternoon was visiting day. The routine...

    |

  • Columns

    Questions to Sophie

    Q: I am divorced and share custody of the children. Whenever they go to be with my ex, I get so angry. It’s hard for me to keep it inside, and I say mean things. I don’t like having to send my kids away and be without them part of the time. The way my ex parents the children is so different from how I’d like them to be raised.

    |

  • Columns

    Logano becomes second multi-time winner of year

    Hello readers, Races at Richmond are usually filled with drama and Saturday night was no exception. The drivers hadn’t even gone a quarter of a lap before the first caution of the night came out when Clint Bowyer and Kyle Larson made contact, which sent Larson into the wall. Eight more cautions followed, most due to tire problems, which claimed among others, Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

    By David Barr For 21st Century Media |

  • Columns

    Small Beginnings: The chilly mornings are calling for a cup of tea

    I’m not sure where the warm weather is. I suppose we are all impatient for it to arrive and remain. I for one am simply ready for my heat to stop running! I was hoping that last tank full of oil would last for a few months but I am beginning to doubt it. My one consolation is that when I get up early and it’s nippy in the morning, a piping hot cup of tea really hits the spot and wakes me up to boot. That’s why I am paying homage to the happy little leaves in the flow through bags in...

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: Pa Dutch youth celebrate Palm Sunday

    A former resident of the Lehigh Valley, where the 1741 Moravian Church at Bethlehem celebrated their church services with brass musical instruments, I was delighted when Salem United Church of Christ in Oley Township invited the Mount Laurel Brass Quintet to participate in Sunday’s Palm Sunday Worship Service. It also featured several youth from our PA Dutch congregation, who under the direction of Mrs. Leon Rhoads, entered the historic church edifice waving very colorful streamers as...

    |

The Berks-Mont News: BLOGS