In Other News

Dinner on Main is a smashing success; Residents and visitors pack streets to enjoy fare from local favorites

By Craig Koller Bicentennial Committee |


  • Announcements

    Master Kim’s Black Belt Academy to host free Self-Defense Seminar

    Master Kurt G. Miller, owner of Master Kim’s Black Belt Academy in Bechtelsville, will be presenting a free self-defense seminar on Friday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

    From Master Kim’s Black Belt Academy |

  • Announcements

    Boyertown Area Multi-Service makes call for basket builders

    The Boyertown Area Multi-Service Fifth Annual Basket Raffle is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28, in Binder Hall at the Gilbertsville Fire Company. Doors open at 5 p.m. The Basket Raffle starts at 7:30 p.m. with food and beverages available for purchase.

    From The Boyertown Area Multi-Service |

  • News

    A.D. Moyer launches new mobile-friendly website

    A.D. Moyer Lumber – voted as the Tri-County area’s #1 Window Dealer for 13 consecutive years, #1 Home Improvement Store six consecutive years, and #1 Contractor Supply Dealer three consecutive years – recently launched an all-new .NET (dot-net) mobile-friendly website to further enhance its levels of customer service.

    From A.D. Moyer Lumber & Hardware, Inc. |

  • Food

    Enjoy tomatoes fresh from the farm

    “I’m going to buy some tomatoes,” a woman told her 6-year-old daughter as they walked through the Downingtown Farmers Market toward Two Gander Farm’s stand.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Features/People

    Birdsboro Boy Scout Troop 595 sees 60th anniversary

    Boy Scout Troop 595 celebrated its 60th Anniversary at Rustic Picnic Area on Saturday, July 25.

    By Nancy L.S. Kauffman For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Entertainment

    Charlie Zahm & Friends to wrap up Mifflin Community Library’s 2015 Summer Concert Series

    The Mifflin Community Library will present Charlie Zahm & friends in a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mohnton Memorial Park Bandshell, Walnut Street, Mohnton, for the final performance of its 2015 Summer Concert Series.

    From Mifflin Community Library |


    The Historian: The Window Pane Tax of 1798

    The Federal Direct Tax of 1798, popularly called “the window pane tax,” precipitated an event called Fries (pronounced “freeze”) Rebellion, which has been described as “a sort of comic opera that provided excitement here in Montgomery County for some months in 1798 and 1799.”

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Events

    Fifth Annual Classic & Custom Car Show announced at Chestnut Knoll

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care is pleased to invite the public to their 5th Annual Car Show! The car show will be held Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    From Chestnut Knoll |

  • Announcements

    Boyertown student named recipient of the Karol Canfield Memorial Award at Agora Cyber Charter School

    For one Boyertown student cyber education helped defy the odds that were stacked against her as a young child. Before Kindergarten, Mariah Steffey was told that her learning disabilities would keep her from learning with others her age. In a traditional brick and mortar setting, many students like Mariah fall behind or are unable to receive the individualized attention they need to keep up, let alone excel in school. Discovering cyber education was a game changer for the Steffey family.

    From Agora Cyber Charter School |

  • News

    Colebrookdale Railroad announces ‘Vintage Baseball in the Park’

    The Colebrookdale Railroad is getting ready to host a vintage baseball game at Memorial Park — the community is invited to come out and ride through the Secret Valley Line with the players.

    Rebecca Blanchard

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