In Other News

Two Allstate agency owners earn $2,000 in grants for Tulpehocken Baseball Club

The Allstate Foundation|

Hamburg Wendy’s hosts Grand Opening

Wendy’s held the Grand Opening for its new restaurant at 15 Dave’s Way, Hamburg on July 15. ...

From Wendy’s|


  • Columns

    Welcome to my world: Traveling with Harry

    My husband, Harry, and I have been traveling for 34 years. It’s one of our favorite activities. We’ve visited all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, and all 48 states on the continent. I did travel to Hawaii with my sisters, but I don’t count that as Harry was not along. Neither of us has been to Alaska. After my husband retired from teaching, we traveled to Western Europe, visiting some eight countries on a tour. As we’ve gotten older, we started taking shorter...

    By Carole Christman Koch|

  • News

    OPINION: Pipeline editorial raises valid concerns

    You correctly noted many of the valid concerns of residents along the proposed route of the Mariner East II pipeline in your recent editorial. In particular, you mentioned a school that is a “stone’s throw” away from the pipeline. In fact, that private school is only seven feet away from the pipeline and is one of 40 public and private schools along the route within the blast radius.


  • Events

    Turn back the hands of time at ‘Step Back in Time Day’ July 30

    Everything from old-time sports to vintage music will have you travelling back in time at the annual Step Back in Time Day set for Sunday, July 30, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Located at the Berks County Heritage Center, this special event offers educational fun for everyone.

    The Berks County Heritage Center|

  • News

    Patriot Games held on Honey Brook Bocce Courts

    Honey Brook Borough held its July Bocce Tournament on July 15.

    By Tom Norlen Bocce Planning Committee|

  • News

    Cedar Grove Presbyterian hosts Peach Fest Aug. 19

    On Aug. 19, the 18th Annual Peach Fest and Family Fun Day will be held at Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

    Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church|

  • News

    Rick Kauffman, Bern Twp., named to Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

    On Monday, July 17, the Pennsylvania Senate approved Rick Kauffman’s appointment by Gov. Tom Wolf to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Kauffman, Bern Township, was nominated by Sen. Judy Schwank.

    From Sen. Schwank’s Office|

  • News

    Hamburg Board hires Christopher Beissel as HS assistant principal

    On July 17, Hamburg Area School Directors hired an assistant principal for the high school and put the wheels in motion to create a policy dealing with nepotism.

    By Arch Kurtz For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Pottstown man faces jail for illegal gun possession

    NORRISTOWN >> A Pottstown man faces about five years of court supervision for illegally possessing a gun in the borough, a gun that was discovered when he had an alleged scuffle with police.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter|

  • Crime

    Amity Police seek identities of men accused of using counterfeit cash

    AMITY >> Amity Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects believed to have used counterfeit money.

    Digital First Media|

  • Movies & TV

    Movie Review: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ more fun than flaws

    Few cinephiles would accuse Luc Besson of being a master storyteller.

    By Mark Meszoros @MarkMeszoros on Twitter|

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