In Other News

Residents dedicate new features at pool to Hamburg’s first female lifeguard

By Shea Singley|

New engine and passenger cars arrive for Colebrookdale’s scenic railroad

The Secret Valley Line keeps adding more railroad cars and engines to its collection in preparation for its planned fall kick-off of passenger excursions along the 9-mile Colebrookdale Railroad spur between Pottstown and Boyertown. ...

By Evan Brandt and John Strickler |


  • Education

    Montgomery County Community College offers workshop to help adults transition into college

    Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) will continue to offer its popular Career Transition Workshop for adults who may be thinking about returning to college.


  • Arts and entertainment

    Roaring 20s Dixieland Jazz Orchestra returns to Kutztown

    Back by popular demand, this Saturday evening, July 26 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Borough of Kutztown’s “2014 Concert Series in the Park” continues with the return of Ben Mauger’s Roaring 20’S Dixieland Jazz Orchestra.

    By John Schmoyer Kutztown Recreation Director |

  • Features/People

    Kutztown Troop 101 Boy Scouts Earn 50-mile Award

    Seasoned members of Boy Scout Troop 101 of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kutztown, recently spent 5 days and 4 nights on the Appalachian Trail to earn the 50-mile award.

    By John Mehltretter Committee Chairman Troop 101 |

  • General news

    Final fate of Zettlemoyer’s Bridge in Greenwich Township still undecided

    Nearly two years since Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation declared Zettlemoyer’s Bridge deficient after its yearly inspection, the bridge, which connects Long Road and about a dozen property owners to Route 143, has yet to receive any work, but that could change in the near future.

    By Joe Brown For 21st Century Media |

  • Opinion

    Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Vampires are cool again in anti-’Twilight’ film ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

    “Nosferatu.” “Dracula.” “Vampyr.” “Near Dark.” It isn’t too soon to add “Only Lovers Left Alive” to the list of the greatest vampire films – although this newest entry into the genre isn’t exactly a horror film, per se. The staples of the myth are there (sunlight = bad, etc.), but this film is more concerned with the attitudes of these centuries-old beings than with the terror they inflict upon we humans. That they are in fact, vampires, is almost incidental, but that status affords an easy...

    By Robert Humanick For 21st Century Media |

  • Automobile racing

    Area racing round-up

    Lincoln Speedway (Outlaws) Daryn Pittman led all 35 laps, but it was Brian Montieth who was the show July 17 at the Lincoln Speedway. Pittman started on the pole and bested Outlaw “King” Steve Kinser into turn one as the field trailed with Brian Montieth way back in 15th lap after lap Montieth picked off the Outlaws before passing Joey Saldana for second on lap 23, and then set his sites on Pittman. On lap 26 Montieth got under Pittman to take a brief lead,however Pittman was able to...

    By Ken Johnson For 21st Century Media |

  • School boards

    Hamburg Area School District directors vote in favor of hiring new social services coordinator

    Hamburg Area school directors voted, 8-0, to name Pamela Witman to the newly created position of social services coordinator for the district on July 14, .

    By Arch Kurtz For 21st Century Media |

  • Arts and entertainment

    Playcrafters of Skippack brings Hair to the summer stage

    Give me a head with hair…long, beautiful hair. It’s the crowning glory of women and some men pay good money to have it. Besides being a commodity, of sorts, it’s the name of a theatrical musical legend and Playcrafters of Skippack is prepping for its summer unveiling.

    By Mary Cantell For Playcrafters |

  • General news

    Amity police join Berks FOP

    The Amity Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution stating that the Amity Township Police Department is now represented by Berks Lodge #71 Fraternal Order of Police on July 16.

    By Denise Larive For 21st Century Media |

  • Swimming

    Fleetwood swimmers defeat Wyomissing

    The Fleetwood swim team improved to 2-1 in the Berks County Swimming Association after defeating Wyomissing on July 7, 272-187. Below are the top finishers for Fleetwood in the meet.


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