In Other News

Reading Symphony Orchestra to host 2nd annual Holiday Extravaganza

Reading Symphony Orchestra |

WTIM: Music Around Town

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know. ...

By Tim Dietterick |


  • Events

    First Saturday of December means Chillin’ on Main in Boyertown

    Join Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) for Santa’s arrival at our Chillin’ on Main with Santa event scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be a day of family activities right on East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown. (Philadelphia Avenue will be closed from Chestnut Street to North Reading Avenue from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.).


  • Entertainment

    Playcrafters of Skippack’s ‘Love Happens’

    Stuff happens. So goes the adage (okay, slightly tweaked) we’re all familiar with. But on the flip side, there is a higher calling, and it’s happening now on Playcrafters’ stage.

    By Mary Cantell For Playcrafters |

  • News

    State Police: Crash in Bethel Township

    On Nov. 20 at approximately 6:45 a.m., State Police from the Hamburg station responded to a two vehicle at Lancaster Avenue in Bethel Township.


  • News

    TJSHS performs Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales with a twist

    Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School recently presented the annual fall play under the direction of teachers, Ms. Susan Behm and Mr. Reid Mosley. Productions in the past several years have successfully blended broad, modern humor with the presentation of actual literary works, including Shakespeare in 2013, Greek myths last year and this year, The Canterbury Tales, with a Monty Python twist.

    Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School |

  • News

    Blue Mountain 4-H Livestock Club ‘aims for 100’

    Four area youth are aiming for a 100, that is aiming to go to the 100 PA Farm Show in January as exhibitors. All four area youth are members of the Blue Mountain 4-H Livestock Club. Each youth is raising a market lamb. The dynamic duo of Strouse and Strouse, Stephani and Sara Strouse of Auburn, are raising two lambs. Then, over in Orwigsburg, Collin Felty and Casmira Keller are raising two other lambs.

    Blue Mountain 4-H Livestock Club |

  • News

    Circling the holiday season

    South Schuylkill Garden Club met recently to participate in a workshop on creating a Holiday Wreath with Forget-Me-Not Florists of Pioneer Evergreen Farms in Orwigsburg.

    South Schuylkill Garden Club |

  • Lifestyle

    Hamburg Item Community Calendar Dec. 2

    Submit to Calendar: Email event listings to Note Item Calendar in email subject.


  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: Square dancing, barn dancing, hoe downs and more

    When I was a teenager, my friends and I enjoyed country dancing at Hummel’s Snack Bar and Dance Hall (now C.J. Hummel’s Restaurant, Bar and Gathering Place) in Lenhartsville. My friends and I always had to find a ride to get to the dances, but my classmate, Doris (Baver) Schlenker, told me, “I used to go to Hummel’s hoedowns. My cousin, MaryAnn (Merkel) Geist’s, Mom, my Aunt Grace, would pile neighbor kids in her car and take us there. She’d even...

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: The French Huguenot connection to recent Paris attacks

    The most recent attack on the people of France has reminded PA Dutch ancestors of their French Huguenot ethnology. Although the PA Dutch people speak in German dialect, my wife and I are actually French Huguenots, but very much considered PA Dutch, whose ancestors arrived in America to escape religious persecution in Europe. Thus, the horrible killing of peaceful Parisians by militant Islamic terrorists made American citizens realize that France was our political ally whose ancestors...

    By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

  • Entertainment

    Musical groups to perform all day at Christmas in Kutztown

    This year’s Christmas in Kutztown celebration, on Dec. 5, is slated to include an expanded set of musical offerings. Five musical groups from the Kutztown University Music Department, as well as bands and choirs from the Kutztown Area School District and area musicians will be preforming a wide variety of music including holiday songs throughout the day.

    By Vicki Schaffer Kutztown Community Partnership |

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