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  • General news

    Downed pole leaves Amity residents without power

    Township police and area fire companies were busy the morning of Thursday, April 17 attending to two crashes on busy thoroughfares.

    By Caroline Sweeney For 21st Century Media |

  • Local governments

    Rotary Club, Police Department experience scheduling conflict

    A recent scheduling issue at the Caernarvon Township (Berks) building marked a major topic of discussion during the April 15 board of supervisors meeting.

    By Jake Austin For 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Abundant Life Church hosts first egg hunt

    On Saturday, April 12, several hundred people participated in the Abundant Life Church Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Birdsboro-Union Fire Company.

    By Nancy L.S. Kauffman For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Local growers are state winners in National Corn Yield Contest

    Three area corn growers have been honored as a state winner in the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association.


  • Community

    Ewing brothers earn Eagle Scout title

    Benjamin P. Ewing, 18, son of Dennis P. and Connie E. Ewing, Robeson Township has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For his project, Ben mapped the old section of the cemetery at St. Paul’s United Methodist


  • Columnists


    For many years I didn’t realize the virtues of fresh herbs, and until a few years ago, I didn’t know the joys of growing my own array of herbs. My endearing husband built a large planter out of old shelves, and I gleefully filled it with cilantro, Mexican oregano, chives and rosemary. The cilantro died within the week, the chives followed soon after, the rosemary shot up to an astounding two feet, and the oregano was, well…perfect. Or perhaps delicious would better describe it. I never...

    By Davina Weinhold |

  • Columnists

    Focus on the Family: Family’s decision typical of ‘sandwich generation’

    Q: We’re considering taking my elderly mother into our home, rather than placing her in a nursing facility. This decision is especially difficult because we still have three children living with us. Would this new arrangement impact family dynamics?

    By Jim Daly |

  • General news

    Amity board addresses fire hydrant operations

    The former Sprinkles/Crab Crazy, and before that Friendship Farm Market, Old Swede Road, may not have been completely destroyed by fire on Jan. 26, but responding fire department volunteers did encounter two issues with a nearby fire hydrant.

    By Denise Larive For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Boyertown and Oley sixth grade students compete in The Boyertown Area Times Spelling Bee

    There are some instances when a single letter can really make or break the situation—specifically when it comes to spelling bees.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • Kutztown Area Patriot News

    Berks Christian School’s 7th annual ‘Lending Hands, Lifting Hearts Serve-a-Thon’

    Berks Christian School will be hosting its 7th annual spring fundraiser, Serve-a-Thon, this May. Serve-a-Thon is a unique initiative which involves the whole BCS family – school staff, students, and parents – in a powerful event with two purposes: to serve the community and generate funds for the school. On May 6, all 130 BCS students and many of their parents will go out to serve the local community in various work projects throughout Berks County.


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