In Other News

Welcome to my World: Square dancing, barn dancing, hoe downs and more

By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

A Look Back in History: The French Huguenot connection to recent Paris attacks

The most recent attack on the people of France has reminded PA Dutch ancestors of their French Huguenot ethnology. Although the PA Dutch people speak in German dialect, my wife and I are actually French Huguenots, but very much considered PA Dutch, wh...

By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |


  • Events

    First Saturday of December means Chillin’ on Main in Boyertown

    Join Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) for Santa’s arrival at our Chillin’ on Main with Santa event scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be a day of family activities right on East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown. (Philadelphia Avenue will be closed from Chestnut Street to North Reading Avenue from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.).


  • Entertainment

    Playcrafters of Skippack’s ‘Love Happens’

    Stuff happens. So goes the adage (okay, slightly tweaked) we’re all familiar with. But on the flip side, there is a higher calling, and it’s happening now on Playcrafters’ stage.

    By Mary Cantell For Playcrafters |

  • News

    State Police: Crash in Bethel Township

    On Nov. 20 at approximately 6:45 a.m., State Police from the Hamburg station responded to a two vehicle at Lancaster Avenue in Bethel Township.


  • News

    TJSHS performs Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales with a twist

    Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School recently presented the annual fall play under the direction of teachers, Ms. Susan Behm and Mr. Reid Mosley. Productions in the past several years have successfully blended broad, modern humor with the presentation of actual literary works, including Shakespeare in 2013, Greek myths last year and this year, The Canterbury Tales, with a Monty Python twist.

    Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School |

  • News

    Blue Mountain 4-H Livestock Club ‘aims for 100’

    Four area youth are aiming for a 100, that is aiming to go to the 100 PA Farm Show in January as exhibitors. All four area youth are members of the Blue Mountain 4-H Livestock Club. Each youth is raising a market lamb. The dynamic duo of Strouse and Strouse, Stephani and Sara Strouse of Auburn, are raising two lambs. Then, over in Orwigsburg, Collin Felty and Casmira Keller are raising two other lambs.

    Blue Mountain 4-H Livestock Club |

  • News

    Circling the holiday season

    South Schuylkill Garden Club met recently to participate in a workshop on creating a Holiday Wreath with Forget-Me-Not Florists of Pioneer Evergreen Farms in Orwigsburg.

    South Schuylkill Garden Club |

  • Lifestyle

    Hamburg Item Community Calendar Dec. 2

    Submit to Calendar: Email event listings to Note Item Calendar in email subject.


  • Entertainment

    ‘Holiday Lights of Gring’s Mill’ returns for December

    Come visit Berks County’s favorite park decorated for the holidays between 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays in December. Walk through the serene country setting with thousands of lights illuminating the park landscaping and historic buildings. Warm up in the barn to live entertainment each night, visit with Santa or stop by the popular model train display. Refreshments and snacks will be available.

    Gring’s Mill Recreation Area |

  • News

    Habitat for Humanity takes ‘field trip’ through Reading

    The school bus, which was boarded by 45 adult passengers last evening to tour the city of Reading, may have inspired fond memories of a grade school field trip, but the passengers were also looking for memories of the town that Reading that used to be, a vibrant and beautiful Pennsylvania city of neighborhoods.

    Habitat for Humanity of Berks County |

  • News

    Tilden Township artist Martha Ressler exhibits at YR Club

    Tilden Township artist Martha Ressler exhibits her “Art Quilts Large and Small” at YR Club, Parkside Dr. South and Thrush, Wyomissing, Dec. 1 through Jan. 24. The Opening Reception is Dec. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. YR Club hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday 4 to 11 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

    Submitted |

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