In Other News

Community tours new Perry Elementary Center during grand opening

By Shea Singley|

Exeter Ambulance Association looks to township for aid

Emergency services in Exeter Township are in need of help. ...

By Emily Thiel|


  • General news

    Hamburg Area High School serves 137 at annual Veterans Breakfast

    The cafeteria at Hamburg Area High School was full with 137 veterans and spouses for the fifth annual Veterans Breakfast hosted by the Hamburg Area High School and the Military History Club on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

    Shea Singley

  • General news

    Keystone Military Families Pantry moves to Shoemakersville

    On a quiet side street in Shoemakersville, veterans and military families have found an oasis. The Keystone Military Families Pantry, which opened its new home on Noble Street just two months ago, provides food, household items, clothing and furniture – for free – for those who have given so much.

    By Anne Ostrowski For 21st Century Media |

  • School boards

    Teachers gather at Hamburg School Board meeting wanting a fair contract

    More than 100 Hamburg Area teachers gathered in the hallway outside of the James A. Gilmartin Community Room prior to the school directors meeting on Nov. 10.

    By Arch Kurtz For 21st Century Media |

  • Plays

    Tulpehocken students present ‘Circus Olympus: A Mythical Comedy in Two Acts’

    Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School will present its fall play on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, in the auditorium at the school on New Schaefferstown Road. This year’s offering promises to continue the zany take on classics begun with last year’s “Shakespeare Shenanigans,” and once again age-old stories will be seen in a novel light.

    By Peg Behm Tulpehocken Theater |

  • Children's books

    New Chippy Chipmunk book focuses on loss and healing through nature

    Dealing with loss is difficult for all involved. At times, talking about that loss can be even more difficult. This can become even harder when there is a child involved.

    Shea Singley

  • Student exchange programs

    Schools celebrate International Education Week

    International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of global education and student exchange worldwide.

    By Sheryle Delewski International Exchange Coordinator |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Grange offers free meals to veterans and active military

    The November pot pie dinner hosted by the Hamburg Grange on Nov. 15 offered free meals to all veterans and active military as a way to honor the men and women for their service and as a “thank you” for Veterans Day.


  • Events

    This weekend: Artists invite the public into their studios for annual Fall Into Winter Tour

    Artists and galleries in Barto, Boyertown, and Oley will open their spaces to the public for the fourth annual Fall Into Winter Tour the weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 22 and 23. Featured along with fine art and fine craft are two venues offering the artistry of Mother Nature: food and beverage products from the area’s orchards, gardens, and farms.

    From Studio B |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Frystown Lions Club welcomes first female member

    Two years ago the Frystown Lions decided it was time to have women in the club. Up to now, however, there had been none sponsored for membership. Now, through transfer from her previous club in Monroe County, Adele Argot has become the first female member of the club.

    By Bob Argot Lions Club |

  • General news

    Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: Presenting the “it” item of the season, cranberries

    Considering how good they are, it’s quite shameful that their popularity is seasonal. I am not referring to anything involving the words “pumpkin” or “spice” but to cranberries, the tart red berries that are a featured item during the upcoming holiday season yet seem to be forgotten the remainder of the year.

    By Felicia Fisher Black Buggy Baking Company |

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