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Tulpehocken’s Isabelle Stull wins 2015 Berks County Outstanding Young Woman

By Emily Leayman For Berks-Mont News |

Mom accused of injecting daughter with heroin, boyfriend also sought by police

WEST CALN >> A West Caln woman and her boyfriend have been accused by authorities of supplying her 14-year-old daughter and another teenager with heroin and helping them get high, the woman at times injecting both of the teens with the drug. ...

By Michael P. Rellahan @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |


  • News

    Brandywine to host 16th annual Veterans Day Program and Luncheon

    On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Brandywine Heights Area School District will host its 16th annual Veterans Day Program and Luncheon for those veterans who reside in the community or are relatives of students. The objective of the program, which is held at the middle school, is to honor our country, thank our veterans for their service and promote citizenship within our student body and faculty.

    By Tess Woloszanski BHASD Veterans Day Coordinator |

  • News

    Spotted lanternfly meeting planned for mid-October in Berks County

    Pennsylvanians interested in learning more about the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species found in the state last fall, are invited to a public meeting in Berks County on Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Brandywine Heights Middle School auditorium located at 200 West Weis Street in Topton.

    Penn State Extension |

  • News

    Students of the Month from Brandywine Middle School

    For the month of September, Brandywine Heights Middle School focused on the character trait of “Respect.” These six students were selected by their teachers for exhibiting this trait on a daily basis: Cole Gross, Sarah Dougherty, Olivia Chovanes, Dylan Cortez, Jakob Hollenbach and Azy Drumheller.


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    Whoopie-pie named official dessert of KU Sesquicentennial Celebration

    The whoopie-pie has been named the official dessert of the Kutztown University Sesquicentennial Celebration.

    KU University Relations |

  • Features/People

    West Chester’s Kathy Finegan honored by Operation Smile for volunteer work

    Every time Kathy Finegan travels to a third-world country, she leaves behind smiles.

    By Monica Thompson Fragale For Digital First Media |

  • Lifestyle

    Perspective on Parenting: How the Pope’s message helps parents

    I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely feeling the Francis Effect. Pope Francis’s recent visit to the U.S. had me spilling tears of joy, glued to the TV watching his every move and the crowd’s reaction to his presence. I did my best to quiet everyone within ear shot so that I could make out the words the Pontiff was saying during his speech to Congress and masses in both New York and Philadelphia.


  • News

    More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast

    Even with Hurricane Joaquin no longer as big of a threat, the weekend promises little relief for the most waterlogged parts of the East Coast.The National Weather Service says the risk of flooding will continue through Monday morning, especially in parts of North and South Carolina that already have gotten up to 11 inches of rain this week. Forecasters say some areas could see storm totals as high as 15 inches.Once the rain ends, as early as Saturday in some places, the threat of...

    By SETH BORENSTEIN and DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press |

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    School House Rock! musician Bob Dorough, 91, performs at Kutztown High School, helps Kutztown junior with Grammy Band audition

    Bob Dorough, beloved artist known for writing songs for Schoolhouse Rock!, performed at Kutztown Area High School on Sept. 29.

    By Patrick Moyer For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Hamburg Police: Fraud incident investigated by local police

    The Hamburg Police reported an investigation of a fraud incident on Sept. 25 at approximately 3:15 p.m. This stems from an incident that occurred between Sept. 11 and Sept. 25, when Tina Dale, 47, of Pottstown used the victim’s identity information to obtain a library card at the Hamburg Library.


  • Business

    NBCC member invited to speak at Florida convention

    Photographic Research Organization (PRO) invited Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Member Pamela S. Gockley to speak at their 2015 Convention, Sept. 26 to 29, at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

    Gockley Associates |

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