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Philadelphia Folk Festival still singing at 53

By David W. Wannop For 21st Century Media |

Be in the know for 2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival

From Aug. 15-17, the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will feature dozens of performers on seven stages. ...

By Brian Bingaman |


  • General news

    Local historian focuses on the past of Berks County through photography

    From plate photography to the iPhone, Berks’ historian George M. Meiser, IX must adapt to the modernization of the world in order to preserve what is left of the county’s history.

    Emily Thiel

  • General news

    Boyertown Museum showcases history of the Pennsylvania Turnpike—A ‘Tunnel Highway’

    When the Pennsylvania Turnpike opened in 1940, the Turnpike Commission promoted their new road as the “tunnel highway.” This is due to no less than seven tunnels making up part of the Turnpike through the mountainous terrain it crossed between the Carlisle and Irwin interchanges. Originally, there were nine tunnels proposed by planners. Eventually, the Quemahoning and Negro Mountains near Somerset were by-passed, taking that final number down to seven.


  • General news

    Daniel Boone School Board considers audio policy for school buses

    The Daniel Boone School Board is considering adding audio recording to its video monitoring of district school buses.

    By Denise Larive 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    2 injured after plane crash in Amity (video)

    Two people were injured Wednesday, Aug. 27 afternoon after a small airplane crashed and caught fire, police said.

    By Frank Otto |

  • Arts and entertainment

    WTIM: Music Around Town: Sept. 3 edition

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.


  • Swimming

    Kutztown Dolphins complete successful swim season

    The Kutztown Dolphins swim team had numerous team members qualify to compete at the Berks County Swimming Championships meet and the Berks County Silver Championship meet. Dolphin swimmers turned in some great individual and relay performances at each of these meets.


  • General news

    Jam for Krista set for Sept. 6

    The Second Annual Jam for Krista fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at the Reading Liederkranz. Money from the fundraiser benefits the Krist Staudt Memorial Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to Berks County high school seniors who have overcome a medical challenge and are continuing their education at a technical school, business school, junior college, or four year college. The fund is administered by the Berks County Community Foundation.


  • Seniors

    SilverSneakers love story inspires nomination for national contest

    Nelson and Mary Walter, a couple from Berks County, found love through their involvement with a fitness program called SilverSneakers.

    By Laura Dillon 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Dreibelbis Farm hosts PA German Farm Festival

    Virginville >> Time comes to a standstill where history chooses to leave its footprints.

    By Arundhati Das For 21st Century Media |

  • Arts and entertainment

    What’s This?! presents Found Objects of Industry Exhibit Aug. 30: Industrial Salvage Owner Collaborates with Innovative Production Company

    Kutztown >> Found Objects of Industry owner Leonard Schechter will have an extended gallery exhibit Saturday at the What’s This?! Media studio at 13 East Main St., Kutztown, featuring historical architectural pieces and assorted oddities including an Operay light, an antique drafting table and an 1800s clock face displayed in a modern 8-foot frame.

    From Kate Quinlan |

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