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State System of Higher Education names next chancellor, Daniel Greenstein, formerly of the Gates Foundation


8 students awarded Fools’ Run scholarships to attend Kutztown University

Eight students promising and deserving students from high schools in northeast Berks County received scholarships from the Kutztown Area Optimist Club to attend Kutztown University in the fall. The scholarships are generated through proceeds from the...

From Kutztown University|


  • Entertainment

    Clay on Main announces ‘Around the Ancient World’ Summer Camp

    This summer, kids between the ages 6 to 12 can spend five days learning, playing and creating in Clay on Main’s ceramics studio. The camp runs from July 30 to August 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We have this great facility that we want to share with the community. A summer camp gives us a chance to spend some focused time with a group of young people and really explore through art. We love finding that perfect balance between being scholarly and having fun. The camp is about...


  • News

    Caltagirone: PUC order directing consumer utility credits is welcome

    House Consumer Affairs Committee Democratic Chairman Tom Caltagirone said today that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s order directing utility suppliers to pass along industry tax reductions to their customers is welcome news for families and seniors across the state.

    From Office of Rep. Tom Caltagirone|

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    Berks Parks & Recreation hosts Festivals, concerts and more

    Early Bird Fiddle Festival Join musicians and music fans from all over Berks County for this year’s Early Bird Fiddle Festival 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 9. This FREE event will highlight bluegrass, Celtic, and folk music on stage and in the field at the Berks County Heritage Center. Call 610-374-8839 for more information and for regulations of the fiddle contest.


  • Entertainment

    Frog Holler performs indie-rock at Kutztown Park June 2

    Frog Holler returns by popular demand to perform at the Kutztown Park Bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 2.

    By John Schmoyer Kutztown Recreation Director|

  • Entertainment

    Hawk Mountain Arts Tour features wide variety of art

    The 13th annual Hawk Mountain Arts Tour, held June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a free self-guided driving tour held every year on the first Saturday in June. The self-guided driving tour winds about a 25-mile radius all within scenic Albany Township, this year with a satellite location at Hamburg Park.


  • News

    Hamburg School Board approves proposed final budget with no tax increase

    On May 21, Hamburg Area School Directors voted, 8-0, to approve the proposed final budget of $41.82 million with no tax increase for the 2018-2019 school year.

    By Arch Kurtz For Digital First Media|

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    Samantha Haag crowned 2018-19 Berks County Dairy Princess

    The 2018-2019 Berks County Dairy Princess is excited to promote the Berks County Dairy Industry. Samantha Haag was crowned as the 2018-19 Berks County Dairy Princess on May 5 at the Mohrsville Church of the Brethren.

    By Jennifer Koller Berks County Dairy Princess Committee Member|

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    Grange supports Hamburg alum battling blood cancer

    On May 12, the Hamburg Grange #2103 presented a $2,800 check to Bonnie Henry of Shoemakersville.

    By Michael Adams Hamburg Grange|

  • Veterans, spouses invited to free seminar on long-term care benefits

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care invites all veterans and their spouses to attend a free seminar to learn about long term care benefits available to veterans who served on active duty on Thursday, June 7. Seminar times are 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


  • Former Boyertown Auto Body Works employees reunite at Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

    More than 120 former employees of the Boyertown Auto Body Works attended a Reunion at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles on May 19.

    From Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles|

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