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Hamburg graduate featured speaker at Mercersburg Academy’s Opening Convocation

From Mercersburg Academy |


  • Occasions

    Boyertown community raises flag, remembers Sept. 11

    On Thursday, Sept. 11, Walnut Woods of Boyertown held a flag raising ceremony to reflect on the events and those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Area officials and emergency responders reflected alongside residents of Walnut Woods.

    By Berks-Mont News staff |

  • General news

    Reel experiences with Robert Humanick: Hear him roar: ‘Godzilla’ ‘14 raises the bar on Hollywood monsters

    The heck with beating around the bush: “Godzilla” was the best mainstream American release of the summer, with little serious competition. Those who complained that it didn’t have enough monster action weren’t by and large simply exhibiting impatience with the rare “popcorn” movie that actually cares about more than just giant things crashing into each other – they were clearly also not familiar with the dozens of Godzilla movies made in the last 60 years, many of which focus more on the...


  • Features/People

    Earnshaws of Morgantown: Couple sees one street Morgantown expand to a multi-street village

    Betty M. Ranck was born in Honey Brook April 13, 1926 to Fred W. Rank, Sr. (1888-1965) and Mary C. Richard (1892 - 1984).

    By Jere E. Brady Columnist |

  • Events

    Art show celebrating the Schuylkill River Region opens

    The 11th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Art Show will open to the public on Sept. 16 featuring 82 original works that celebrate the Schuylkill River region through art.

    From Schuylkill River Heritage Area |

  • General news

    Mascaro wins contract valued at $1.1 million to serve Hamburg

    Local solid waste and recycling company, J.P. Mascaro & Sons has been awarded a new three year contract to serve Hamburg Borough, Berks County. The contract started Sept. 2 and covers removal of waste and recyclables for all residents at a cost of $1.1 million.

    From J.P. Mascaro & Sons |

  • General news

    PennDOT, State Police participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week

    State Police and PennDOT are encouraging motorists to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14 - 20. Additionally, Saturday, Sept. 20, has been designated as “National Seat Check Saturday.”

    From PennDOT and Pennsylvania State Police |

  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: Some insight and history on the concept of vacations

    Did you know that according to a recent survey, forty-seven percent of Americans took at least one vacation in the past twelve months? That is nearly half the country and quite an intriguing statistic. In addition, three percent of the population travelled for leisure four or more times in the past twelve months. (whistles) That’s a bunch of frequent flyer miles!

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • Crime

    Hamburg Borough Police reports

    Man cited for Harassment: The Hamburg Borough Police report that Robert Lee Ruppert, 57, from Hamburg, was cited for Harassment. This stems from an incident that occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at approx. 2:26 p.m. in the 100 block of Chestnut Street in Hamburg where Ruppert allegedly harassed and shoved a 63 year-old male.


  • General news

    Area communities receive thousands in recycling grants

    Thousands of dollars in grant money was recently awarded to area municipalities for use in developing and implementing recycling programs in their communities. The Recycling Performance Grants are given out yearly by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and are based on the total tons of materials recycled by each community that applies. Materials collected by schools, universities, businesses and community events can be included in the yearly total.

    By 21st Century Media staff |

  • Columns

    Ask Esther: Rent being raised; What do I do?

    “Dear Esther, I graduated from college a few years ago and have a job I love. I’ve been renting a townhome and need to renew my lease. In so doing, I was told my rent is going to go up $100 per month. This got me thinking about buying a place. I’m wondering what you suggest I do.”

    By Esther Prosser Columnist |

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