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School bus returning from field trip collides with car in Kutztown

A school bus full of children returning from a Crayola Factory field trip collided with a car on Route 222 in Richmond Township at about 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 16.. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • Community

    Ewing brothers earn Eagle Scout title

    Benjamin P. Ewing, 18, son of Dennis P. and Connie E. Ewing, Robeson Township has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For his project, Ben mapped the old section of the cemetery at St. Paul’s United Methodist


  • Columnists


    For many years I didn’t realize the virtues of fresh herbs, and until a few years ago, I didn’t know the joys of growing my own array of herbs. My endearing husband built a large planter out of old shelves, and I gleefully filled it with cilantro, Mexican oregano, chives and rosemary. The cilantro died within the week, the chives followed soon after, the rosemary shot up to an astounding two feet, and the oregano was, well…perfect. Or perhaps delicious would better describe it. I never...

    By Davina Weinhold |

  • Columnists

    Focus on the Family: Family’s decision typical of ‘sandwich generation’

    Q: We’re considering taking my elderly mother into our home, rather than placing her in a nursing facility. This decision is especially difficult because we still have three children living with us. Would this new arrangement impact family dynamics?

    By Jim Daly |

  • General news

    Sound off On the Record Your public forum: Religion in Hollywood

    I asked and you responded. Thank you readers for your interest in my latest column where I discussed Hollywood and the Movies and recent books all on Christianity.

    By Carol Quaintance For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Amity board addresses fire hydrant operations

    The former Sprinkles/Crab Crazy, and before that Friendship Farm Market, Old Swede Road, may not have been completely destroyed by fire on Jan. 26, but responding fire department volunteers did encounter two issues with a nearby fire hydrant.

    By Denise Larive For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Boyertown and Oley sixth grade students compete in The Boyertown Area Times Spelling Bee

    There are some instances when a single letter can really make or break the situation—specifically when it comes to spelling bees.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • Berks Christian School’s 7th annual ‘Lending Hands, Lifting Hearts Serve-a-Thon’

    Berks Christian School will be hosting its 7th annual spring fundraiser, Serve-a-Thon, this May. Serve-a-Thon is a unique initiative which involves the whole BCS family – school staff, students, and parents – in a powerful event with two purposes: to serve the community and generate funds for the school. On May 6, all 130 BCS students and many of their parents will go out to serve the local community in various work projects throughout Berks County.


  • General news

    Public comment eliminated during Boone meetings

    Daniel Boone School Board President Richard Martino said at the April 14 Committee of the Whole meeting that agendas will no longer allow for public comment at the end of each discussion topic.

    By Denise Larive For 21st Century Media |

  • Features/People

    American Legion Eagle Scout Project

    Boy Scout Aaron Giniewski unveiled his Eagle Scout American Legion remodel project at the American Legion Post 626, Birdsboro, Saturday, April 12.

    By Nancy L.S. Kauffman For 21st Century Media |

  • Professional hockey

    This week’s Reading Royals notes

    The Royals completed the 2013-14 regular season by going 1-1-0-1 in a three game road trip through Florida, which started with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Florida Everblades on April 9, continued with a 3-2 regulartion loss to the Everblades on April 11, and finished with a 1-0 shootout win over the Orlando Solar Bears on Saturday.


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