In Other News

New King Frost leads 51st consecutive parade in Hamburg

By Shea Singley|

Exeter Township School District is in search of bus drivers

The Exeter Township School District is in search of bus drivers to transport students to and from the schools, according to district transportation supervisor, Rick Wegman. ...

By Emily Thiel|

MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Events

    TreeVitalize Grant awarded to Boyertown for 21 new trees; Planting event rescheduled to Nov. 8

    The Borough of Boyertown in cooperation with Building A Better Boyertown was recently awarded a TreeVitalize grant to plant 21 trees in the Borough.

    From Building a Better Boyertown |

  • General news

    Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director to retire June 2015

    Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Kurt D. Zwikl has announced that he will retire, effective June 30, 2015.

    |

  • General news

    In the search of spirits: Moonlight Winery hosts ghost tour with Charles Adams III

    Have you ever sensed an energy that made you shudder, heard a pacing when you were home alone or felt a spirit in your presence?

    Emily Thiel
    |

  • Education

    Sarah Hanlon inducted into Quill and Scroll, Hamburg chapter

    On Friday, Oct. 17, Hamburg Area High School senior and editor in chief of the school newspaper, Sarah Hanlon, was inducted into the Hamburg chapter of the Quill and Scroll, which is the International Honorary Society for high school journalists. She is pictured with Miss Teresa McCarthy, the publications teacher at the high school.

    |

  • Education

    Perry Elementary students visit Shoemakersville Fire Company

    All of the Perry Elementary Center took turns walking down to the Shoemakersville Fire Company to review many tips on Fire Prevention and Safety on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The volunteers did a fantastic job talking to the students about smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, stop/drop/and roll, to name just a few of the topics.

    |

  • Education

    Tilden Elementary staff donates to Union Fire Company of Hamburg

    Tilden Elementary Center principal Lacie Cucciuffo, center, presents a check to Hamburg Fire Chief Troy Hatt as part of the school’s recognition of Fire Prevention Week. School staff held a Blue Jeans Day to raise money to donate to the fire company for their continued service and support in the area. Firefighters on Oct. 10 held demonstrations at the school about fire safety. Students Brandon Koch, left, and Mikya Dale-Huntsinger display some items used during the presentations. Fire...

    |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Leo Club donates 275 pounds of collected soda tabs to the Ronald McDonald House

    The Hamburg Leo Club and Miss McCarthy went to the Ronald McDonald House and Chocolate World on Oct. 19. The Ronald McDonald House is a place across from Hershey Medical Center for the children’s families’ to stay. It is tailored to be a home-away-from-home to keep the families together. Their houses are built on the simple idea that nothing should matter when a family is focused on the health of their children and not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their...

    By Kylie Clark Freshman, Hamburg Area High School |

  • Environment

    Lead-contaminated Hamburg site discussed at recent DEP meeting

    The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a public meeting on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss a proposal for excavation and restoration of a Hamburg site containing lead-contaminated soils and battery casings.

    By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Iron Chef competition returns to Hamburg Nov. 2

    Iron Chef is a fundraiser for the Hamburg Area Education Foundation (HAEF) which provides grants to students and teachers for educational opportunities and it is also a day about food. It will be Nov. 2 from 1 – 5 p.m. at Hamburg Area High School.

    By Alex Strausser Junior, Hamburg Area High School |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Rotary learns about the life of Jacob Balthaser

    Hamburg Rotarian Fred Sheeler gave a presentation at the Oct. 23 Rotary meeting on the life of Jacob Balthaser. Jacob was most well known in Hamburg as the owner of Balthaser’s Store at Third and State Sts. However he was also quite active politically having served on Hamburg Borough Council from the 1920s to the late 1950s, 12 years as Burgess (the former term for mayor), and serving three terms 1937-1943 in the PA State House representing the then 3rd district. Mr. Balthaser lived...

    |

The Berks-Mont News: BLOGS