In Other News

Historical Society Of Montgomery County to offer genealogy workshop

The Historical Society of Montgomery County |

Hollenbach Construction receives 2016 Business/Enterprise of the Year Award

Hollenbach Construction, Inc. received the 2016 Business/Enterprise of the Year Award from the Tri County Area Chamber during the Annual Dinner on April 21 at Rivercrest Golf Club and Preserve in Phoenixville. ...

Hollenbach Construction, Inc. |


  • Sports

    Golf tournament benefits Hamburg Softball League

    As spring temperatures rise, parks are filling up with youngsters ready to play ball, including the Hamburg Area Girls Athletic Association.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: The American Folklife Movement

    With such a culture and region of storied past, academic folklife studies emerged worldwide in the wake of post-WWII modern lifestyle, created when natural fibers were replaced by new synthetic materials and mass produced commercial foods changed man’s traditional way of living. Folk cultures like Pennsylvania’s Amish and Old Order Mennonites had already surmised that some man-made innovations were to be avoided and were cautious of allowing social and material change in their...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • News

    Hamburg Rotary Club welcomes author Fritz Sprandel

    Greg Rautzhan, the program chairperson at a recent meeting of the Hamburg Rotary Club, welcomed Fritz Sprandel, who spoke about his time in Cuba. He is the author of the book Dare, a story of how he survived in Castro’s communist Cuba. There will be a movie made based on his experiences.


  • News

    Shartlesville Lions Club president welcomes newest member

    Shartlesville Lions Club president Bob Argot welcomed the club’s newest member, Wesley Raup-Konsavage upon having inducted him. The club is growing and is anticipating its next major event, a chicken barbecue on May 14. The meal offered includes a chicken half and a baked potato. It is being held at the Shartlesville Township Park on 4th Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will benefit the club’s outreach programs.


  • News

    Hamburg Leo Club attends annual volunteer trip

    Volunteerism is a driving aspect of the Leo Club, and members of the club find enjoyment in helping those who need it. The Hamburg chapter of the Leo Club, along with Governor Mifflin’s Service learning Club, reached out to three organizations from March 20 to 23 and offered their help wherever it was needed. Six students went on the trip, being chaperoned by Miss McCarthy, the club’s advisor. The students that attended the trip were Victoria Baumert, Leah Bertschy, Shannon...

    By Victoria Baumert Hamburg Area High School |

  • News

    Hamburg Police: Fight investigated on 200 block of N. 5th Street

    On April 22, Hamburg Police reported a fight at approximately 11:15 p.m. in the 200 block of N. 5th Street.


  • News

    Perry Elementary sign too bright for Shoemakersville resident

    The brightness of a programmable LED sign near one of Hamburg Area’s elementary schools caused a district resident to address school directors on April 25.

    By Arch Kurtz For Digital First Media |

  • Lifestyle

    Hamburg Item Community Calendar May 4

    Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.


  • News

    PennDOT announces first use of Flashing Yellow Arrow signals

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced it will be activating a new type of left turn signal that has been proven to improve left turn safety at intersections.

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) |

  • Entertainment

    ‘When Swing Was King’ opens 2016 Performing Arts in the Parks

    Sounds reminiscent of Benny Goodman and his Big Band will fill the park, as “When Swing Was King” takes the stage on Sunday, May 29 at the Berks County Heritage Center at 6 p.m. This concert kicks off the County’s Performing Arts in the Parks series that runs Sunday evenings, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    Berks County Parks and Recreation |

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