In Other News

Birdsboro Carnival raises money for improvements

By Nancy L.S. Kauffman For 21st Century Media |


  • Events

    Boyertown to celebrate Earth Day in the park

    It may not feel like spring but take a walk over to the Boyertown Community Park and it certainly looks like spring. The one-mile walking trail is filled with those eager to shake off the winter blahs. The disc golf course is very active and the baseball fields are just about ready for the new season.

    From the Boyertown Borough Council |

  • Events

    Boyertown YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day on April 26 aims to help kids exercise minds and bodies

    On Saturday, April 26, the Boyertown YMCA will host Healthy Kids Day at the Boyertown Community Park, located at 417 South Madison Street, Boyertown. The Y is holding this free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® , the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, fitness programs, face painting and much more to motivate and teach families...

    From the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA |

  • General news

    School bus returning from field trip collides with car in Kutztown

    A school bus full of children returning from a Crayola Factory field trip collided with a car on Route 222 in Richmond Township at about 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 16..

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Local governments

    Developers propose to convert vacant Kutztown silk mill into apartment complexes

    Kutztown Silk Mill District redevelopment plan proposes to convert vacant buildings into residential apartment complexes.

    By Jake Austin For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    New mobile food pantry helps feed Honey Brook families

    A new Mobile Food Pantry helps feed families in the Honey Brook area.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • General news

    Boyertown school board approves financing to lease more than 1,000 computers

    Boyertown students will be getting their hands on some new technology next year.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • General news

    Johnny Cash visits The Heritage, Shillington

    “Hello – I’m not Johnny Cash!” Nearly 400 residents and guests at The Heritage of Green Hills, an active, over 55 independent living community in Shillington, enjoyed three free performances recently by singer and songwriter and Johnny Cash impersonator David Stone.

    From Heritage |

  • Lifestyle

    Chestnut Knoll At Home and Fox Rehabilitation offer Certificate Course for Professionals and Students

    Attention Physical and Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Case Managers, and Nurses: do you need contact hours? Chestnut Knoll At Home and Fox Rehabilitation are offering two free, two-hour certificate courses for professionals and students on Thursday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 29

    From Chestnut Knoll |

  • Lifestyle

    YMCA volunteers get the Boyertown pool in shape for summer

    Summer is just around the corner and for most Boyertownian’s that means packing up the beach bag with towels and sunblock for a day at the Boyertown Pool. Crystal clear and as blue as the Mediterranean it may not cross anyone’s mind just how much work it takes to get the pool and that refreshing aqua blue oasis ready for visitors.

    By Hilda Hynes For 21st Century Media |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: Pa Dutch youth celebrate Palm Sunday

    A former resident of the Lehigh Valley, where the 1741 Moravian Church at Bethlehem celebrated their church services with brass musical instruments, I was delighted when Salem United Church of Christ in Oley Township invited the Mount Laurel Brass Quintet to participate in Sunday’s Palm Sunday Worship Service. It also featured several youth from our PA Dutch congregation, who under the direction of Mrs. Leon Rhoads, entered the historic church edifice waving very colorful streamers as...


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