In Other News

Living history at Kutztown Easter on the Farm: Demos, activities, egg hunts, food and music offer historical experience at Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center

By Amber Soto For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

Boone tables full-day kindergarten vote until next year

Despite emotional pleas from Daniel Boone School District residents about the merits of full day kindergarten, the board did not vote on March 9 to restore the full-day program. ...

By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |


  • News

    Northern Berks Community Garden members ready for second year

    Pastor Bruce Osterhout is not new to ministry, having served in Reading city churches for over thirty years, but his position at Zion’s Lutheran Church, getting to know Northern Berks County, and having a large community garden as part of his ministry is all relatively new. September 1, 2014, marked the start of Pastor Bruce’s journey in Shoemakersville, Perry Township.

    By Karen Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Easter

    Children take part in second annual Eggstravaganza at Schuylkill Valley Community Library

    Schuylkill Valley Community Library held their second annual “Eggstravaganza” on Saturday, March 28. The event began at 10:30 a.m. with projects for the early birds, including coloring, word searches, and foam chicks to decorate.

    By Karen Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Sports

    Schuylkill Valley youth wrestler competes at State Championship

    Kyle Vernon, of Mohrsville, recently returned from the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championship tournament in Erie, where he placed 17th out of approximately 1,500 wrestlers. This was the first time in more than 10 years that a youth wrestler from Schuylkill Valley has made it to the state championship.

    Shea Singley

  • Easter

    Morning snow forgotten with the springtime spirit of Berks County Parks’ Annual Eggstravaganza

    Morning snow flurries and cool winds did not delay the Easter Bunny’s arrival to the annual Eggstravaganza at the Berks County Heritage Center. March 28 may have yielded a wintry weather feel outdoors, but it did not keep away families eager to celebrate spring with the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.

    By Mary Himmelberger For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Pets

    Cat Angel Network: Meet Lucky and Pebbles

    Lucky and her daughter, Pebbles, are a gorgeous pair of glamour girls, both long-haired calicos. They are young adults, with Lucky being only 3 years old and Pebbles only 1 1/2.


  • Lifestyle

    My View: I completed the Fools Run 5k!

    I was a runner in my youth, participating in track and cross country. Knee injuries put my running career to a halt in college but I still fondly remember that feeling of flying while out running. So when Don Sechler of the Kutztown Optimist Club asked if I’d be running in the Kutztown Fools Run this year, I couldn’t decline. This was the end of February and I hadn’t been training so I was a little nervous but eager to run again.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Columns

    The Historian: A Curious Old Deed

    A curious old deed has come to light. The well preserved parchment says that in 1789, the Rev. Johannes Christophe Kunze, D. D. (John Christopher Kunze) “of the City of New York” bought of Peter Richards, shopkeeper, and his wife Magdalena, a parcel containing 58 acres in New Hanover Township. By reckoning the meets and bounds described in the deed, we can position it somewhere near the Swamp Pike between Leidy Road and Romig Road.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • News

    Boyertown extends school year to make up for snow days

    Boyertown students will still be attending classes until June 8 to make up for days missed during the winter.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st- @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • News

    Boyertown offers teachers early retirement incentives

    The Boyertown Area School District will be offering early retirement incentives for teachers departing at the end of the current school year.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st- @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Pack 184 participates in Scout Sunday

    Pack 184 participated in Scout Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hamburg.


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