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By Tim Dietterick |


  • News

    Raggedy Ann celebrates 100th birthday: Great-niece of originator, from Mohrsville, sells dolls at Leesport Auction Toy Show

    Iconic American toy Raggedy Ann celebrates her 100th birthday this week, and a local relative of the doll’s creator wants to make it a memorable celebration.

    By Anne Ostrowski For Berks-Mont News |

  • Lifestyle

    Fun Friday: Spend an afternoon on the wild side at Elmwood Park Zoo

    The Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown offers the ideal afternoon escape for families and animal lovers. Our family took our first visit to this zoo the last Friday before school started and time flew as we explored exhibits featuring diverse mammals, birds, reptiles and more. The property, which extends over 16 acres, dates back to the 1920s and is run as a non-profit by the Norristown Zoological Society.

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Hamburg Hole in One

    Sam Garland, Hamburg resident, 80, received a Hole in One plaque made by Rich Weigle from Kutztown. The plaque was on his breakfast table at 3rd Street Café on Aug. 25. The hole in one was on Aug. 14, 2014 at hole #6 at Perry Golf Club. Garland had been golfing 50 years.


  • News

    Three Chick-fil-A locations donate $2,500 to Food Bank’s Weekender Backpack Program

    After a daylong fundraiser this summer, three Chick-fil-A locations in Berks County have donated $2,500 to the Greater Berks Food Bank’s Weekender Backpack Program.

    From Chick-fil-A |

  • News

    ‘At-risk’ kindergarten presented at Boone

    Seven months after the Daniel Boone community heard the possibility of restoring full-day kindergarten to the curriculum, two kindergarten teachers presented on Aug. 24 a new model for an “at-risk” kindergarten program.

    By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Daniel Boone re-hires 2.5 elementary teachers

    The Daniel Boone School Board approved 5-3 on Aug. 24 to hire 2.5 elementary teachers to lower class sizes.

    By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Registration now open for 2015 Berks County Heart and Stroke Walk

    The American Heart Association invites workplaces, community groups, friends and family from across Berks County to lace up their sneakers and register now for the 2015 Berks County Heart and Stroke Walk to be held Sunday, Oct. 4 at Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk steps off at 10 a.m.

    The American Heart Association |

  • Entertainment

    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce presents Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night

    The Chamber announces its first Comedy Night to be held on Friday, Oct. 2 at the Kutztown Fire Company, 310 Noble Street. Hosted by Comic Steve Borkowski, with headliner Comic Chip Chantry, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night will also feature performances by Jason Brown and Tyler Rothrock.

    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce |

  • News

    Berks Heritage Council celebrates 25th anniversary

    The Berks Heritage Council is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Organized in the summer of 1990 as a consortium for combining marketing efforts and for the exchange of information and ideas, the Council was originally called the Berks County Museum Council. Initially, 11 founding members worked together to promote public interest and awareness of Berks County’s historic culture. Aided by a $10,000 grant from the Berks County Board of Commissioners, the Council was able to...

    From Berks Heritage Council |

  • News

    Morgantown Area Business Association members enjoy food, fellowship during picnic at Joanna Furnace

    Morgantown Area Business Association hosted its annual picnic at Joanna Furnace in Morgantown on Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

    Lisa Mitchell

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