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Genesius’ ‘American Idiot’ delivers a powerful portrait of the post 9/11 generation Green Day’s music reflects the ‘time of their lives’

By Cheryl Thornburg For Digital First Media |

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 tdietterick@21st-centurymedia.com |

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  • Entertainment

    Volunteers to present Valentine’s Day program at Hopewell Furnace

    On Sunday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., National Park Service volunteers will be in the conference center at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site to talk about how Valentine’s Day was celebrated in the 1800s. Participants will be encouraged to make a Valentine and try their hand at the art of Scherenschnitte (German paper cutting). Designed for visitors of all ages, the event is open to the public and free of charge.

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site |

  • Entertainment

    KU Planetarium to host immersive theater show on black holes

    Kutztown University’s Planetarium will be hosting a presentation on black holes, the mysterious and powerful anomalies of our universe, on Wednesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, April 6. The show will begin at 7 p.m. both nights and will offer free admission.

    KU University Relations |

  • Entertainment

    Movie Review: ‘The Finest Hours’

    Coastal storms. They wreak havoc on shorelines, structures and lives. History reveals the devastation and loss during these storms. But out of destruction, tales emerge of courage and bravery. Thankfully, the magic of movies makes it possible for us to take a glimpse into the past.

    By Tamera Lawrence For Digital First Media |

  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: Celebrating Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, is a day when people send expressions of affection through cards or gifts to loved ones. Although the custom of this day is to send love messages, the day originated in early Christianity.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History - Operation: Community Cleanup

    Being out and about in the community and frequenting local businesses almost on a daily basis, I have made some observations during the recent blizzard that many of the businesses I patronize, as well as other citizens of Kutztown, have taken a substantial business hit over the week or so span of storm and cleanup. The biggest issue is the lack of available parking and ease in which senior citizens can get to their destinations of choice safely to partake in gatherings or chores.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Columns

    Making the case for raising the minimum wage

    As we approach tax time again, we all would feel much better about this process if we thought everyone would be paying their fair share. Not happening.

    By Dr. Mary Theis Guest Columnist |

  • Lifestyle

    Hamburg Item Community Calendar Feb. 10

    Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to ldillon@berksmontnews.com. Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.

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  • News

    Hamburg Borough continues snow removal after Winter Storm Jonas

    Hamburg Borough continued to clear the snow and open the storm drains, even in the pouring rain on Feb. 3.

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  • News

    Generous benefactor to buy Historic State Theatre of Boyertown for community

    “My Grandparents, Edith (Mimi) and Frank Diehl, moved to the Boyertown area in 1941. In 1975, my Mom, (Dolly) moved back to the same farm house, and now two of my sisters, Bonnie Wren and Debby Meehan have also moved back to the area. We all share many fond memories of those earlier times, including visits to the State Theatre, to Bauses Drug Store, the Mansion House Restaurant and even Landis Store when it was a general store. We all want to see Boyertown’s history...

    Special release to The Boyertown Area Times |

  • News

    Blue Mountain Academy wins at Governor’s STEM Competition

    Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg scored the highest at the regional chapter of the Governor’s PA STEM Competition on Feb. 1, hosted by the Berks County Intermediate Unit in Reading.

    By Arundhati Das For Digital First Media |

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