In Other News

Historical Society to present program on the Speaker’s House

The Historical Society of Montgomery County |

Movie Review: ‘The Finest Hours’

Coastal storms. They wreak havoc on shorelines, structures and lives. History reveals the devastation and loss during these storms. But out of destruction, tales emerge of courage and bravery. Thankfully, the magic of movies makes it possible for us t...

By Tamera Lawrence For Digital First Media |


  • Crime

    Copper plates stolen from AT&T tower

    Copper plates were stolen from an AT&T communication tower at 329 Church Road, Maxatawny Township.



    2 charged with drug related offenses after DUI traffic stop on Route 222 in Fleetwood

    A suspected DUI traffic stop at 1:45 a.m. on Feb. 6 led police to discover that the driver and passenger had outstanding warrants. Various controlled substances were also found in the vehicle.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    ‘Chocolate & Wine Lovers Weekend’ returns for Valentine’s Day

    Looking for a sweet escape with your Valentine? Jump in the car and enjoy a day trip of winter landscapes filled with tastes of nearly a dozen wine and chocolate-loving stops along the way. It is the annual “Chocolate & Wine Lovers Weekend” with the Berks County Wine trail, Saturday, Feb. 13th and Sunday, Feb. 14, 12 to 5 p.m. both days. Two days of creative pairings of locally produced wines, chocolates and chocolate confections... And nearly 20 combinations of pairings!...

    Berks County Wine Trail |

  • News

    First-of-its-kind renewable natural gas option launches locally

    On Jan. 26, The Energy Co-op announced the launch of a new Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) product, which provides consumers in Eastern Pennsylvania with a first-of-its-kind, renewable alternative to pipeline natural gas derived from fracking. The new RNG product relies on a patent-pending Renewable Natural Gas Credit (RNGC), which incentivizes landfill operators to distribute landfill gas to local businesses as a sustainable alternative to fracked natural gas. The Energy Co-op, the only local,...

    Devine Partners |

  • News

    Police investigate Tilden Township fire; several propane tanks exploded

    State Police Reading are investigating a Jan. 29 fire at 41 Elm Ave., The Village at Pleasant Hills in Tilden Township.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Hamburg students create water purification system for Governor’s PA STEM Competition

    Hamburg Area High School sent five students to compete in the regional STEM Competition at the Berks County Intermediate Unit in Reading on Feb. 1.

    By Naomi Singer Hamburg H.S. Student Reporter |

  • News

    Tigers, Tigers! with StoryRider Miss Barb at Hamburg Public Library

    Parents and children make tiger masks during Tigers, Tigers! StoryRiders Preschool Storytime with Miss Barb at Hamburg Public Library on Feb. 5. The next StoryRiders Preschool Storytime will be Feb. 12 with the theme It’s in the Mail and Feb. 26 with Wibble Wobble Penguins.


  • News

    Tompkins VIST Bank, Children’s Home launch motorcycle fundraiser

    Scott Gruber, CEO of Tompkins VIST Bank, and Dr. Vincent LaSorsa, CEO of The Children’s Home of Reading, visited the bank’s Wyomissing branch recently to help launch the tour of a motorcycle called “Penny,” which was rebuilt by residents of the Children’s Home. The bike, a 2007 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, will be on display at the bank’s branches through Feb. 26 (see schedule below). The public is invited to view and purchase tickets to win the bike at...

    Tompkins VIST Bank |

  • News

    Berks County Parks & Recreation new volunteer meeting set in March

    The Berks County Parks and Recreation Department will welcome new volunteers on Thursday, March 3 at 9 a.m. at the Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township, for the first in a series of informational training sessions. Snow date for the session is Thursday, March 10.

    County of Berks Parks & Recreation Department |

  • News

    Senator Schwank announces re-election bid

    State Senator Judy Schwank announced on Feb. 2 that she will seek re-election to her second full term in the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing the Berks County-based 11th Senatorial District.

    Office of Senator Judy Schwank |

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