In Other News

Living history at Kutztown Easter on the Farm: Demos, activities, egg hunts, food and music offer historical experience at Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center

By Amber Soto For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

Boone tables full-day kindergarten vote until next year

Despite emotional pleas from Daniel Boone School District residents about the merits of full day kindergarten, the board did not vote on March 9 to restore the full-day program. ...

By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |


  • Events

    On Tap

    Send your event listings to content manager Matt D’Ippolito at to have them listed in On Tap! Deadline for submissions is noon Tuesday.


  • Social groups and organizations

    Pack 184 participates in Scout Sunday

    Pack 184 participated in Scout Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hamburg.


  • News

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files April 1 edition

    25 Years Ago April 4, 1990 >> In appreciation for his generosity and service to the community, Herb Gebely was inducted as an honorary member of the Hamburg Exchange Club.


  • Events

    Hamburg area calendar of events April 1 edition

    Recurring Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.


  • Religion

    Hamburg area church calendar April 1 edition

    St. Mary Roman Catholic Church Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation every Saturday from 3:45-4:15 PM and before each daily Mass. Upcoming activities include:


  • Education

    Gov. Wolf’s state budget proposes increased educational funding: Fleetwood could received additional $321,244 in basic education funding and $171,262 in special education funding

    On March 3, Governor Tom Wolf presented his state budget proposal to the Legislature. Governor Wolf highlighted the importance of a strong public education system to our future. The funding of public education was a focus of the speech. He seeks to restore the cuts in education funding that have occurred in recent years. He also recognized the burden of funding schools primarily through property taxes. Governor Wolf proposed significantly reducing the school property tax and replacing it...

    By Dr. Paul Eaken Fleetwood Superintendent |

  • 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 |

  • Fires

    Shed fire on Wednesday spread to adjacent Birdsboro homes

    Firefighters responded to a fully-involved fire in a large shed at 119 Furnace St. in Birdsboro Wednesday afternoon, March 25.

    By Digital First Media Staff |

  • 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 |

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