In Other News

Boyertown celebrates 150 years with parade

By Rebecca Blanchard|

Smokin’ Peppers is back in business in Fleetwood

About 20 years ago Dan and Amy Faust had a hot sauce and salsa retail store on Main Street in Kutztown across from the Turkey Hill. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • News

    Hamburg Police: Oley woman taken into custody for suspected DUI

    On May 13, Hamburg Police reported that at 2:30 a.m. a traffic stop was conducted in the area of State Street and Front Street.


  • News

    Celebrate ‘Get Outdoors Day’ at Blue Marsh Lake

    National Get Outdoors Day at Blue Marsh Lake will be held Saturday, June 11. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Berks County Parks & Recreation Department will offer a full day of outdoor activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be more than 30 clubs and organizations on site to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day, and Let’s Move Outside campaign at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area.

    Blue Marsh Lake |

  • News

    Four Tompkins VIST Bank branches celebrate 15th anniversary

    To celebrate their 15 years of service and thank customers for their loyalty, four Berks and Schuylkill county branches of Tompkins VIST Bank will host week-long anniversary celebrations in June. The offices will provide refreshments and gifts to customers stopping in during the celebrations.

    Tompkins VIST Bank |

  • News

    Exeter’s American Legion Post 934 announces Memorial Day plans

    On Monday, May 30, American Legion Post 934 of Exeter Township will hold their 35th Memorial Day Parade and Service.

    American Legion Post 934 |

  • News

    House passes Meehan opioid addiction bill

    On May 11, the House of Representatives approved H.R., 4969, the John Thomas Decker Act, legislation that will help prevent young athletes injured on the field to succumbing to addiction after receiving a prescription for painkillers. The legislation was approved by unanimous voice vote and was one of a number of bills passed by the House to combat the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic.

    Office of Congressman Patrick Meehan |

  • Entertainment

    Movie Review - ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’

    The first “Neighbors” was a fun, exciting and surprising comedy that not only made you laugh, but also make you think a little differently about all of the wacky hijinx that ensued. In a way, there was a heart and a message about growing up and doing something with your life after college that hit home and made it more than just your average R-rated comedy.

    By Dan O’Neill Columnist |

  • Entertainment

    Berks County Early Bird Fiddle Festival part of June Jamboree

    Plans for the 34th annual Berks Country Early Bird Fiddle Festival are being finalized and this year we are excited to be a part of the 2016 Berks Country Fest: An Americana Music Jamboree!

    County of Berks Parks & Recreation Department |

  • Columns

    Transforming the CCRC into a Healthy Life Plan Community

    For the past 53 years, May has been a month when Americans have celebrated the contributions of older Americans in our society. First celebrated as Senior Citizens Month, May is now designated as Older Americans Month.

    By Doug Walther Guest Columnist |

  • News

    Daniel Boone Homestead hosts Evening on the Green June 18

    On June 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., join the Daniel Boone Homestead for a relaxed, summer evening with live music by Bob Hassler and The American Masters. This year’s program will also include horse-drawn wagon rides, wine sampling, the Amity Colonial Dancers and old-fashioned ice cream making.

    Daniel Boone Homestead |

  • News

    Heritage of Green Hills residents support New Journey Community Outreach, Inc.

    Residents and staff of The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community in Shillington, recently delivered food and 30 large bags of clothing donated by their community to the New Journey Community Outreach, Inc. food pantry and clothing center. The group from The Heritage visits the organization’s soup kitchen each month to serve lunch to low income individuals and families in the Reading community and support New Journey’s community outreach activities.


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