In Other News

Butterflies fly into Kutztown Library

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • General news

    Ribbon cutting celebrates grand opening of Frecon Farms bakery

    Boyertown—Friends, family and community members gathered inside Frecon Farms on Friday for the ribbon cutting and official grand opening of the farm’s new bakery.

    By Krista Zimmerman For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Driver charged with being on drugs in crash that killed Berks CEO

    A 56-year-old Berks County man allegedly was speeding and driving his pickup truck under the influence of a combination of prescription drugs when he struck and killed an area business executive during her morning jog on a rural road, according to state police.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. |

  • Religion

    Hamburg area church calendar

    St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church Street, Hamburg, would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us at our 9:30 a.m. summer services on Sundays. Come and join us.


  • General news

    First Berks Sustainbilty Festival blends nature with lifestyle

    As a way to promote the importance of an eco-friendly lifestyle, the paved parking lot at the VF Outlets was transformed into a festival dedicated to sustainability on Saturday, July 19 with approximately 1,000 people in attendance. Organizer Mark Ratcliff stated that he was “happy with the participation” from both local vendors and the public to represent interest in natural ways of living.

    Emily Thiel

  • Features/People

    Celebrating Celtic with Dollops of Irish Cheer at the Berks Celtic Oyster Fest

    “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste… I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”

    By Arundhati Das For 21st Century Media |

  • Lifestyle

    Birdsboro Community Center gets everyone together to Zumba

    Children and seniors joined together in rhythmic dance with a special Zumba day at the Birdsboro Community Center Wednesday, July 16.

    Emily Thiel

  • General news

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files

    25 Years Ago August 2, 1989 Jonathon Grimes and Christopher McGonigal of the Hamburg FFA Chapter recently attended the 1989 Washington Conference Program.


  • Baseball

    Boyertown boy, Easton Albert, named a Baseball Youth Magazine All-American

    Eight-year-old Easton Albert, who will be entering the third grade at Earl Elementary School in the Boyertown Area School District, was recently nominated, then named, to a Baseball Youth Magazine All-American 9U.


  • Business

    MABA hosts Mixer

    The July MABA monthly meeting was a little different than most of their meetings.

    By Carol Quaintance For Century 21 Media |

  • General news

    $200K grant bolsters plan for Boyertown-to-Pottstown rail service: the Colebrookdale Railroad

    BOYERTOWN — Progress on the revitalization of the Colebrookdale Railroad these days means more than pulling refurbished passenger cars along the picturesque 9-mile track on the shores of Manatawny Creek.

    By Evan Brandt |

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