In Other News

Swimmers & jumpers flock to Peace Rock in Hamburg, leave trash

By Lisa Mitchell|

DUI arrest in Richmond Twp. leads to discovery of stolen bank cards

A driving under the influence arrest on July 17 led to the discovery of stolen bank cards, some of which were taken from a vehicle while the owners were camping on the Appalachian Trail. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • News

    World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. return to Hamburg Aug. 3

    World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. are returning to Hamburg Area High School for rehearsals for their upcoming shows in Allentown and Buffalo, New York.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Reach Out 9 puts paint brushes to work at Hamburg Park

    Journey Café and Zion’s Church in Hamburg members put their paint brushes to work this summer during Reach Out 9. The group painted the bathrooms and the large pavilion at Etchberger Memorial Park in Hamburg. They also improved and painted benches along the Legion ball field.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    Antietam Community Theater to perform ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

    The Antietam Community Theater will be presenting “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a story set in biblical times about Joseph and his family on their journey to Egypt, on Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Penn Primary Center, 201 N. 25th Street, Mt. Penn.

    Antietam Community Theater |

  • News

    Veteran Benefit to be explained at Chestnut Knoll seminar

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care invites all veterans and their spouses to a free educational Veterans Benefits Seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at either 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. Tom Rutter, a Veterans Affairs (VA) accredited claims agent, will explain an eldercare benefit offered by VA that can reduce the cost of senior care for veterans and spouses.

    Chestnut Knoll |

  • News

    NHUMC to host annual ‘If You Build It, They Will Run’ 5K Run/Walk Aug. 13

    New Hanover United Methodist Church, Gilbertsville, will be hosting its annual “If You Build It, They Will Run” 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 13. Registration starts at 7:15 a.m., 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. and the Fun Run/Walk at 8:35 a.m.

    New Hanover United Methodist Church |

  • News

    Neighborhood Bible Time comes to Boyertown

    It’s Bible Time in our town! Colebrookdale Chapel, located at 2108 Farmington Avenue in Boyertown, is presenting Neighborhood Bible Time, a unique two-week program for all youth in the Boyertown area, directed by visiting Youth Evangelists.

    Colebrookdale Chapel |

  • News

    Hawk Mountain earns coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary recently earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity monitor. This is the second consecutive year that the organization holds the highest possible rating.

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary |

  • News

    Senators urge reinforcement of Inspector General’s office to prevent welfare fraud, save tax dollars

    Two senators are looking at ways to curb welfare fraud by increasing staff responsible for investigating claims regarding misuse of public benefits.

    Senate of Pennsylvania |

  • News

    Local non-profits collaborate to help homeless single mother

    Bridge of Hope Berks County is serving a homeless single mother and her children in their Full Service Program. But, this service would not be possible without the collaboration with West Lawn United Methodist Church, Mary’s Shelter and QuadW Missional Internship Program. West Lawn UMC is renting an apartment in one of their buildings to this single mother at a reasonable cost. By doing so, the mother and her children will be safe and secure while Bridge of Hope Berks County works to...

    West Lawn United Methodist Church |

  • News

    Dent proud of staff member named to Governor’s Advisory Council on Veterans Services

    Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) proudly announced that Chrystal Foster, his Veterans Outreach Coordinator, has been named to serve on a subcommittee to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Veteran Services. Ms. Foster will Chair the Council’s Subcommittee for Women Veterans. Pennsylvania has the seventh highest number of female veterans in any state with 71,289. That’s 7.6 percent of the PA veteran population.

    Office of Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) |

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