In Other News

Shed fire on Wednesday spread to adjacent Birdsboro homes

By Digital First Media Staff |


  • Easter

    Sweet treat busyness

    Becky Degler is just one of many members and friends of Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church, of Bernville, helping create the traditional sweet Easter treats that the church is known for making annually. She, along with many men and women volunteers, gives many volunteer hours to this traditional fellowship and fund-raising event.


  • Outdoor recreation

    Annual banquet celebrates beauty and bounty of outdoors at Salem EC Church

    The third Annaul Sportsmen’s Banquet at Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, included something for everyone. Organizers of the banquet were pleased with the event, with approximately 125 in attendance. The afternoon and evening included interactive vendors, tasty food and an entertaining speaker.

    By Kolleen Long Salem EC Church |

  • News

    Kutztown Jazz Festival: Kutztown Middle School hosted five guest bands

    Kutztown Middle School hosted its instrumental Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. There were five guest bands. Both the Elementary and Middle School Kutztown Jazz Bands performed. All proceeds benefit KASMA, the Kutztown Area Schools Music Association.


  • News

    Lower Macungie Township Historical Society honors Kutztown’s Dr. Don Yoder and Bob Ensminger as scholars of the barn

    The Lower Macungie Township Historical Society honored Dr. Don Yoder, co-founder and director of the Pennsylvania Folklife Society and the Kutztown Folk Festival, and Bob Ensminger, emeritus professor of geography at Kutztown University, during the Lower Macungie Barn Expo 2015.

    By Roxanne Richardson For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Entertainment

    10th Annual Art Students’ Exhibition and Competition to be held at MCCC, Pottstown

    Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) will be highlighting the talent of its art students at its Tenth Annual Art Students’ Exhibition and Competition, which opens Wednesday, April 1, and continues through Friday, April 24, at the Fine Arts Gallery, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown.

    From Montgomery County Community College |

  • Features/People

    Meet Lori Carnes, Boyertown’s 2015 Citizen of the Year

    “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.”

    By Lynn A. Gladieux For Berks-Mont News |

  • Announcements

    Chestnut Knoll earns top honor for 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, prepares for 2015

    For the second year in a row, Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care earned a trophy for being the Top Earning Memory Walk Team at the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Chestnut Knoll participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Kutztown University on Saturday, October 11, 2014 and raised $18,772.

    From Chestnut Knoll |

  • Food

    Through My Kitchen Window: Baking Anna’s Pumpkin Spice Cake

    My daughter Anna, 3, really wanted to make something with pumpkin after she found a can of pumpkin puree in the cabinet.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Garden Spot Village Drug Take-Back Service: Public may dispose of unwanted medications on campus April 18

    Although the national Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative has ended, Garden Spot Village and the New Holland Police Department are teaming up to build on the successful program’s momentum by offering their own drug take-back event on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Garden Spot Village |

  • News

    Community Care Coalition of Chester County: information for seniors on Medicare

    30 Day Hospital Readmissions Rates, calculated as the percentage of Medicare recipients who are discharged from a hospital stay and then return to the hospital within 30 days, have been a major focus of both The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and area health providers for a number of years. Beginning in 2013, area hospitals were penalized up to 1% of their entire Medicare revenues if their readmission rates were out of line. For 2015, that maximum penalty has grown to 3%. The...

    Hickory House Nursing and Rehab |

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