In Other News

Pres. Lincoln visits Kempton Civil War Days

By Lisa Mitchell|

Schuylkill Valley High School breaks ground on new stadium

The Schuylkill Valley School District celebrated a milestone when they broke ground on their new stadium project at 6:30 p.m. in the current stadium on May 22. The project is set to be completed in September 2017. ...

By Laura E. Quain For Digital First Media|


  • Entertainment

    ‘The Little Mermaid’ comes to Steel River Playhouse May 26-June 11

    Disney magic comes to life with the Broadway hit “The Little Mermaid” at Steel River Playhouse May 26 – June 11.

    From Steel River Playhouse|

  • News

    Boyertown high school council adviser named finalist for Advisor of the Year

    Boyertown Area Senior High Social Studies Teacher and Student Council Advisor, Mr. Jeffrey Kusniez, has been named a finalist for the 2017 Warren E. Shull High School Student Council Adviser of the Year Award sponsored by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

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  • News

    Thunder Outreach to sponsor church services to honor first responders

    Thunder Outreach will be sponsoring a series of First Responder Appreciation Days at local churches this summer to honor those who serve and protect their communities.

    By Harrison Otto|

  • News

    Amity Township Supervisor Richard L. Gokey resigns

    Longtime Amity Township Supervisor Richard L. Gokey has resigned, effective with the board’s unanimous approval at its May 17 meeting. Gokey was serving the last year of his second, six-year term as an elected official.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Medi|

  • Lifestyle

    Boyertown, Pottstown can get their hands dirty with local Home Garden Contest (photos)

    Boyertown and Pottstown residents can win money for playing in the dirt with the 5th annual Home Garden Contest.

    By Michilea Patterson @MichileaP on Twitter|

  • News

    Boyertown Area Multi-Service announces Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

    The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides eligible seniors with resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from approved farmers’ markets in Pennsylvania. The purpose of the SFMNP is to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables with low income seniors and to expand sales at farmer’s markets.

    Boyertown Area Multi-Service|

  • Columns

    The Historian: Oak Splint Baskets

    Sturdy and inexpensive, oak-splint baskets were used in almost every kitchen and barn on the old homesteads. Prized now by collectors, these plain, undecorated, utilitarian forms tended to fall by the wayside in the twentieth century when inexpensive imported baskets, commercially made bushel and “peach” baskets, and all sorts of other containers came on the market.

    By Robert L. Wood|

  • Columns

    A Look Back In History: William Penn’s legacy of Christian love & the Pennsylvania Dutch

    Prior to 1727, a number of Rhineland immigrants who embarked at Philadelphia had the luxury of worldly possessions to enable them to become prosperous settlers. But after that year, those Rhinelanders that didn’t, were sold as redemptioners to pay off their passage to previous settlers. They became such a human labor force that collectively they rivaled black slaves entering the southern United States, and there were many sea captains eager to make a buck. These waves of Old World...

    By Richard L.T. Orth |

  • News

    Library announces Summer Reading and Garden Tour Countdown event

    Combining the theme of the 2017 Summer Reading Program with a green thumb in anticipation of their Annual Garden Tour, the Friends Group of Mifflin Community Library is planning an event to engage families and beautify Lancaster Avenue in Shillington.

    Submitted to Digital First Media|

  • News

    Oley Valley Memorial Day Parade & Memorial Ceremony announced

    Oley American Legion Post 878 invites you to the Oley Valley Memorial Day Parade & Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, May 28, at 6 p.m The parade includes the Oley High School Marching Band, Oley Legion Post 878 honor guard, emergency vehicles and crews, patriotic floats and representatives from other civic groups.

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