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Listen Up: Chasing the music 2014

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers |

Reel Experiences with Rob Humanick: Hilarious and heartfelt ‘Obvious Child’ packs a contentious punch

“Obvious Child” is a deeply political film that is all the more potent for its subterfuge as a crowd-pleaser. Dealing with an inflammatory topic – abortion – the film is bound to provoke strong responses from women and men alike. While it can be argue...

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  • Columns

    The Historian: A Voyage up the Salt River

    Local historian Nancy Roan has her mother’s diary, which contains this curious entry for Nov. 17, 1932: “Up to Swamp to see the salt river parade tonight.”

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • General news

    Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: Presenting the “it” item of the season, cranberries

    Considering how good they are, it’s quite shameful that their popularity is seasonal. I am not referring to anything involving the words “pumpkin” or “spice” but to cranberries, the tart red berries that are a featured item during the upcoming holiday season yet seem to be forgotten the remainder of the year.

    By Felicia Fisher Black Buggy Baking Company |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: The Christman sisters’ occasional long trips

    I’ve told you some of the highlights from the sisters separate birthday parties. This time I’ll tell you about some of our longer trips to various places.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Columns

    Focus on the Family: Life’s difficulties can upset thanksgiving time

    Question: Thanksgiving is this week, and I’m having a hard time getting up for it. I’m usually a positive person, but all of life’s difficulties decided to visit me this year. And the mess the world is in only adds to my feelings of despair. How can I get past this?

    By Jim Daly Columnist |

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Chicken and waffles: a typical Pa Dutch meal

    Among the Americana inventions of our PA Dutch people who were famous for designing cast iron waffle irons in Colonial times are 18th Century waffle irons with attractive tulip designs molded in their long handle fireplace iron molds, where housewives took pride in creating motifs which were definitely PA Dutch. Similar in design to early American carved butter molds, they added to the family’s homemade style of living. Since several iron foundries were prevalent in the PA Dutch...

    By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: The Ice Industry, part 2

    Last week’s column noted that at the turn of the last century, the ice companies centered on Green Lane were shipping as much as 150,000 tons a year to Philadelphia and points beyond and providing seasonal work for hundreds of farm workers, many from the New Hanover area.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: The Ice Industry, part 1

    Since the creeks in New Hanover Township flow into the Swamp Creek, which joins the Perkiomen Creek at Zieglersville, New Hanover is part of the Perkiomen Creek watershed and region.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Columns

    Focus on the Family: Be cautious about revealing too much of your youth to kids

    Q: How much do my children need to know about my past? Is there any reason to be completely open with them about the moral failings of my youth?

    By Jim Daly Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: I’m too practical for my own good sometimes

    Last week I had a fleeting thought. It was so brief and fleeting that I never really considered it to be a viable option for my to do list, but it did pass through my brain. I can blame it on being too busy and having too few hours in the day but the truth is, I just don’t care.

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: A tribute to servicemen and women for Veteran’s Day

    Veteran’s Day was originally Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War 1, which took effect the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Later, it was known as Remembrance Day, marking the end of World War 11. By 1954, it was called Veteran’s Day, honoring all who fought for their country in war time or peace time.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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