In Other News

Food is a major highlight of the annual Hay Creek Festival

By Gwen Bauer 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 |


  • Features/People

    Hamburg graduate featured speaker at Mercersburg Academy’s Opening Convocation

    Matthew Caretti, who is entering his 13th year on the faculty at Mercersburg Academy, was the featured speaker at the school’s 2014–2015 Opening Convocation Sept. 7. Caretti grew up in Shoemakersville and graduated from Hamburg Area High School. He later earned a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University (where he played football) and a master’s degree from Shippensburg University.

    From Mercersburg Academy |

  • General news

    Strausstown community does not let rain stop Fall Festival.

    The gloomy skies and often times steady, heavy rain may have washed out quite a few events on Saturday, Sept. 13, but not the third annual Strausstown Community Fall Festival at Strausstown Lions Club Park.

    Shea Singley

  • General news

    Golden Age Air Museum hosts Barnstormers Day and open house

    Old engines could be heard as airplanes from the golden age of aviation soared through the beautiful Berks County sky on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Golden Age Air Museum in Bethel for the Barnstormer Day as well as open house.

    Shea Singley

  • Social groups and organizations

    Strausstown women go back in time at meeting

    At their first meeting of the club year, the members of the Woman’s Club of Strausstown took a virtual tour through their town, past and present.

    By Peg Behm Woman’s Club of Strausstown |

  • Music

    Andulhea Heritage Chorus takes music lovers down ‘The River’

    Music and river lovers filled the pews at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hamburg for the sixth annual Andulhea Heritage Chorus concert on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14. This year’s concert celebrated Pennsylvania’s 2014 River of the Year, the Schuylkill River.

    Shea Singley

  • General news

    Kauffman’s 18th annual Antique & Custom Car Show draws large Labor Day crowd

    The Labor Day heat and humidity did little to “wilt” the turnout for Kauffman’s 18th annual Antique & Custom Car Show as more than 450 entries participated and countless spectators viewed the popular event. The seemingly ever present forecast for “a chance of thunder showers” never materialized although the Northern Berks skies darkened a few times throughout the afternoon. Kauffman’s is one of the biggest car shows in our area and it is always...

    By Carl Hess For 21st Century Media |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Virginville Grangers are all aboard at the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum

    There was something for every Virginville Grange member of any age to enjoy at this delightful event. Virginville Grange meets on the first and third Wednesday night of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginville Grange Hall, Route 143, Virginville. But the Wednesday, Sept. 3, meeting was a special night.

    Submitted by Virginville Grange |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Rotary honors first responders, hears from author at meeting

    Jean Yukkonis was the program chairperson, Hev Saing was the speaker and author of a book, “Cash In On Your Differences.” He is also a Rotarian of North Philadelphia. He holds a masters degree in Project Management from Boston University and an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Royal University pf Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is also a certified Management Professional (PMP). Pictured, Rotary President Titus Miller with Jean Yukkonis and Hey Saing.


  • General news

    Application period open for volunteer fire, EMS grants

    Local volunteer fire departments and emergency medical services organizations can apply now for grants through the Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29).

    From Senator David Argall’s Office |

  • General news

    Mascaro wins contract valued at $1.1 million to serve Hamburg

    Local solid waste and recycling company, J.P. Mascaro & Sons has been awarded a new three year contract to serve Hamburg Borough, Berks County. The contract started Sept. 2 and covers removal of waste and recyclables for all residents at a cost of $1.1 million.

    From J.P. Mascaro & Sons |

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