In Other News

Senior Babe Ruth: Pine Forge wins sibling rivalry game over Boyertown Black

By Thomas Nash @Thomas_Nash10 on Twitter |

Racers Run to the Rock during Kernsville Dam area trail race

Runners ran from Hamburg Park to the top of the Rock posing for a celebratory picture, some being silly while others raised their arms in victory. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • News

    State Police: Bernville burglary under investigation

    State Police at the Reading station are investigating a burglary that occurred on June 7, between 10 and 11 a.m. on the 100 Block of North Main Street, in the Bernville Borough.


  • News

    Local student earns Dean’s List recognition at Norwich University

    Dustin Tyler Spatz, a student from Bernville, has earned the Dean’s List recognition at Norwich University for the spring 2016 semester.


  • News

    Early Files

    25 Years Ago July 10, 1991 Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Richard Mills, son of Loretta Mills of Bernville, recently reported for duty aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Gasconade, homeported in Omaha, Nebraska.


  • News

    Hamburg Farmers’ Market celebrates Grand Opening

    Come join the Hamburg Farmers’ Market in a warm, open-air atmosphere where you will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of homegrown and homemade items such as pastured meats, eggs, canned and baked goods, homegrown produce, seedlings, native perennial plants and more.

    Hamburg Farmers’ Market |

  • News

    Hamburg Item Community Calendar July 6

    Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.


  • Columns

    A Look Back in History - To the port of Philadelphia by way of six-horse Conestoga wagon teams: Part II

    In 1791, Alexander Hamilton’s Federal excise tax on whiskey caused the Whiskey Rebellion among Scotch-Irish farmers in Western Pennsylvania. George Washington, as President, took charge of having Federal troops to put down this misunderstood ethnic tax Rebellion, which these Scotch-Irish natives thought was only against them. It was at this time, while traveling through the lower end of the Oley Valley en route to Western Pennsylvania, that he and Rev. Henry Muhlenberg stopped off to...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • News

    Charlie Zahm to play Mifflin Community Library’s 2016 Summer Concert Series

    The Mifflin Community Library will present Charlie Zahm in a free concert on Sunday, July 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mohnton Memorial Park Bandshell, Walnut Street, Mohnton, for the second performance of its 2016 Summer Concert Series.

    Mifflin Community Library |

  • News

    First-ever Blazer Days held

    BIRDSBORO >> The Daniel Boone Area School District is turning to fun to raise money for school programs.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • Food


    Chef George Bieber enjoys fond memories of family cookouts featuring hamburgers and hot dogs. But “when we got fancy, it was sausages,” he recalled.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: A prickly business

    It’s possible that one reason why I love the natural world is that while it doesn’t always look organized, it always makes sense. What baffles me sometimes, though, is seeing how people choose to use plants in unnatural ways, for instance a giant blue spruce blocking the front entrance to a house or a forsythia hedge trimmed into ugly stubs.


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