In Other News

Truck crosses into path of Accord on 737, Greenwich Township; driver of car sustains major injury

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • 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

  • Fires

    District Township fire destroys building

    On Thursday April 17, firefighters from Berks County fought a garage fire on Merkle Road in District Township on Thursday afternoon. The first call came in at 1:18 p.m.

    From Eastern Berks Fire Dept |

  • Arts and entertainment

    Douglassville resident to compete in 2014 Miss. Jr. Pre­Teen Allentown/Harrisburg pageant

    Nadine Dinnocenti, Douglassville, was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss. Jr. Pre­Teen Allentown/Harrisburg pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, May 11. 


  • 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 |

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