In Other News

Swimmers & jumpers flock to Peace Rock in Hamburg, leave trash

By Lisa Mitchell|

Reach Out 9 puts paint brushes to work at Hamburg Park

Journey Café and Zion’s Church in Hamburg members put their paint brushes to work this summer during Reach Out 9. The group painted the bathrooms and the large pavilion at Etchberger Memorial Park in Hamburg. They also improved and painted...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • Crime

    DUI arrest in Richmond Twp. leads to discovery of stolen bank cards

    A driving under the influence arrest on July 17 led to the discovery of stolen bank cards, some of which were taken from a vehicle while the owners were camping on the Appalachian Trail.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    Antietam Community Theater to perform ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

    The Antietam Community Theater will be presenting “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a story set in biblical times about Joseph and his family on their journey to Egypt, on Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Penn Primary Center, 201 N. 25th Street, Mt. Penn.

    Antietam Community Theater |

  • News

    Veteran Benefit to be explained at Chestnut Knoll seminar

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care invites all veterans and their spouses to a free educational Veterans Benefits Seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at either 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. Tom Rutter, a Veterans Affairs (VA) accredited claims agent, will explain an eldercare benefit offered by VA that can reduce the cost of senior care for veterans and spouses.

    Chestnut Knoll |

  • News

    NHUMC to host annual ‘If You Build It, They Will Run’ 5K Run/Walk Aug. 13

    New Hanover United Methodist Church, Gilbertsville, will be hosting its annual “If You Build It, They Will Run” 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 13. Registration starts at 7:15 a.m., 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. and the Fun Run/Walk at 8:35 a.m.

    New Hanover United Methodist Church |

  • News

    Neighborhood Bible Time comes to Boyertown

    It’s Bible Time in our town! Colebrookdale Chapel, located at 2108 Farmington Avenue in Boyertown, is presenting Neighborhood Bible Time, a unique two-week program for all youth in the Boyertown area, directed by visiting Youth Evangelists.

    Colebrookdale Chapel |

  • News

    Item Community Calendar July 27

    Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.


  • News

    Royalty reigns at Shartlesville Lions Club

    Berks County Dairy Princesses spoke, sang, told jokes and tap-danced their way into the hearts of the Shartlesville Lions Club members as they presented the message of the importance of milk in everyone’s life.

    Shartlesville Lions Club |

  • News

    District Governor installs Frystown Lions Club officers

    The Frystown Lions Club welcomed District Governor Gus Meyer at the club’s recent meeting held at the Argot club members’ home on Frystown Road.

    Frystown Lions Club |

  • News

    Hamburg Rotary Club awards two scholarships

    The Hamburg Rotary Club recently awarded Rotary scholarships to two young women, both pursuing careers in teaching. Those awarded scholarships were Melanie Haas and Alyssa Muller. Martha Bertolet was the program chairperson.


  • News

    State Police: Shoemakersville man arrested for DUI

    On July 20 at 2:40 a.m., State Police from the Hamburg station were called to the Wal-Mart parking lot, 1800 Tilden Ridge Drive, in Tilden Township, for an unresponsive male behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Aveo.


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