In Other News

Solidarity March shows Kutztown University is no place for hate

By Lisa Mitchell|

Ford Explorer rolls after collision with truck on I-78

A Ford Explorer failed to yield to traffic while entering Interstate 78 in Tilden Township and struck a tractor trailer truck. The impact sent the Ford Explorer rolling over the guard rail and down an embankment early on Feb. 17. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • Opinion

    The Historian: Clothing the family

    During the 18th and first half of the 19th centuries, clothing the family as well as providing fabric for such things as bed sheets, ticking, pillow cases, hand towels and table cloths was, as we would say, “labor intensive,” and no small undertaking to the already burdened farm wife.

    By Robert Wood Columnist|

  • News

    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce hosts 1st Working Lunch

    The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce introduced the new Working Lunch series, holding the first program on wellness at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood on Feb. 15.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Hamburg School Board reviews elementary after-school program

    Hamburg Area school directors are looking at an after-school program for the district’s elementary school students.

    By Arch Kurtz For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    Studio B hosts ‘Muse,’ exhibit and book release combining literary and visual art

    “Muse,” the Studio B’s fourth annual show and book release combining literary and visual art opens Feb. 17, with a reception from 5 to 8:p.m. at Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, The exhibit runs until March 12.

    From Studio B|

  • News

    ‘How to Be a Cat’ book-signing at Studio B opening reception

    Tired of the stress and complications of modern life? Does watching your cat sleeping in sunbeams look like heaven to you?

    From Studio B|

  • News

    Girl Scouts have fun at father-daughter dance

    The 28th annual Valentine Dance, sponsored by the Boyertown Service Unit of Girl Scouts of Eastern PA was held on Friday, Feb. 10 at New Hanover Methodist Church in Montgomery County. Girl Scouts and their father/significant male mentors danced, made bookmarks for local retirement communities and contributed canned goods for the Boyertown Salvation Army. More than 250 people attended the event.


  • News

    SEVEN IN SEVEN: Gozu thunders into city; Pop Evil, Japandroids and others have local dates

    Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Salem EC, Lenhartsville, hosts 18th Annual Yard Sale

    Bargain-priced goods and home-baked treats will be available at Salem EC Church on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, during the church’s annual yard sale. The event will be held rain or shine in the church’s indoor gymnasium.

    Salem EC|

  • News

    Dent cosponsors bill to make colorectal cancer screenings more accessible, affordable

    Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) on Feb. 14 joined his fellow colleagues, Representatives Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D, NJ-10) and Leonard Lance (R, NJ-7), in introducing legislation to eliminate an unintended, hidden cost for Medicare beneficiaries who undergo colorectal cancer screenings.

    Congressman Charles W. Dent’s Office|

  • News

    FriendFest Feb. 25 benefits Optimist programs, helps Friend end poverty

    FriendFest 2017 is approaching rapidly. Feb. 25 is the date for the 9th Annual FriendFest Beer and Wine tasting event to be held in Beltzner Hall on the Kutztown Fairgrounds. Featuring beer and wine tasting, live music, delicious food and various vendors, all proceeds going to help the Optimist Club of Kutztown’s children’s programs in local communities, as well as assisting Friend, Inc. end poverty and hunger in rural Northeastern Berks County.

    Kutztown Optimist Club|

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