In Other News

Police investigate Tilden Township fire; several propane tanks exploded

By Lisa Mitchell|

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 |

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  • Crime

    Copper plates stolen from AT&T tower

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

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  • KUTZTOWN LOCAL

    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
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  • 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

    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 |

  • News

    Historical Society to present program on the Speaker’s House

    What is the Speaker’s House? Why is it being restored? How is it being restored? Why is this house important?

    The Historical Society of Montgomery County |

  • Events

    Mifflin Library to celebrate National Take Your Child to the Library Day, Feb. 6

    On Saturday, February 6, Mifflin Community Library welcomes families for fun activities from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on National Take Your Child to the Library Day.

    Mifflin Community Library w |

  • Entertainment

    Volunteers to present Valentine’s Day program at Hopewell Furnace

    On Sunday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., National Park Service volunteers will be in the conference center at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site to talk about how Valentine’s Day was celebrated in the 1800s. Participants will be encouraged to make a Valentine and try their hand at the art of Scherenschnitte (German paper cutting). Designed for visitors of all ages, the event is open to the public and free of charge.

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site |

  • Entertainment

    WTIM: Music Around Town

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

    By Tim Dietterick tdietterick@21st-centurymedia.com |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History - Operation: Community Cleanup

    Being out and about in the community and frequenting local businesses almost on a daily basis, I have made some observations during the recent blizzard that many of the businesses I patronize, as well as other citizens of Kutztown, have taken a substantial business hit over the week or so span of storm and cleanup. The biggest issue is the lack of available parking and ease in which senior citizens can get to their destinations of choice safely to partake in gatherings or chores.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

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