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Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations

By Monica Thompson Fragale For Digital First Media |

While teacher waits for a heart transplant, community rallies to help

Early last December – in her early 40s and happily employed as a history teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy – Linda Jara began doctoring for a sinus infection before “being blindsided” by a heart failure diagnosis two...

By M. English 21st Century Media Services |

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  • Events

    This Saturday - 2015 Eastwood Summer Classic kicks off in Pottstown

    Take a step back in time with the 2015 Eastwood Summer Classic, where special interest vehicles will capture the attention of both young and old alike.

    By Gailynne M. Ferguson For Berks-Mont News |

  • Features/People

    Boyertown community celebrates van purchased with donated funds

    Friends and family of Alaina Derecola of Boyertown gathered on the sidewalk in front of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church to celebrate her new van. The van was purchased with money donated by friends, family and strangers.

    By Martha Gehringer For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Break-in at Elverson Borough Hall; Office equipment destroyed, computers taken

    Elverson Borough Hall had a break-in to the building recently. Office equipment was destroyed and computers taken. State Police from Chester County conducted an initial investigation of the incident. They need YOUR help, if you have ANY information, please contact the Pennsylvania State Police at 610-486-6280.

    Elverson Borough website http://elversonboro.org/home/ |

  • News

    New Holland man found unconscious due to possible overdose, police recover drug paraphernalia in residence

    On July 19 at 11:17 p.m., New Holland police responded to the home of Andersan Beamer, 24, at the 500 Block of Main Street after he was found unconscious due to a possible overdose.

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  • News

    Honey Brook Bocce Planning Committee hosts July bocce tournament

    Honey Brook’s July 18 evening bocce tournament had a flair of patriotism as the top three teams won medals in gold, silver and bronze sporting the red, white and blue of our country’s colors.

    By Tom Norlen Honey Brook Bocce Planning Committee |

  • News

    Olympic Day with Para Olympian: More than 300 campers from across Berks met Para-Olympian Tyler Carter and competed in field events

    More than 300 children competed in Olympic Day field events and had the opportunity to meet Para-Olympian Tyler Carter on July 16.

    Lisa Mitchell
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  • Columns

    The Historian: A most interesting diary, conclusion (Part III)

    For the last two weeks this column dealt with the 1839-1845 diary of Norristown resident Mary Markley Boyer (1802-1858). Found by historian Nancy Roan some years ago, the diary pages are interleaved into The Lady’s Annual Register, a publication which included monthly almanac pages. Pasted opposite the almanac page for each month is her diary for that month. Occasionally her husband, John Boyer, would add some notes in a beautiful, cultivated hand. It is primarily a record of their...

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Columns

    The Historian: A Most Interesting Diary, continued (Part II)

    Last week’s column dealt with the 1839-1845 diary of Norristown resident Mary Markley Boyer (1802-1858). Found by historian Nancy Roan some years ago, the diary pages are interleaved into The Lady’s Annual Register, a publication which included monthly almanac pages. Pasted opposite the almanac page for each month is her diary for that month. It is primarily a record of their gardening, housekeeping, and other items thought worthy to record.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Announcements

    Monocacy Bridge closed for 3 months

    The Amity Township Board of Supervisors reminded residents on July 15 that the Monocacy Bridge will be closed for repairs, from July 21 to approximately Oct. 21.

    By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

  • Columns

    Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: For the love of coffee and not baking…

    I had the most surreal food experience yesterday. I opted to go inside my local Starbuck’s to peruse the coffee menu. I usually use the drive through although oftentimes I simply drive by rather than wait behind a line of six to seven cars. As usual, their was an inordinate amount of people crammed inside this small retail space enjoying their coffee creations. I don’t think the powers that be at Starbuck’s corporate realize that people in Berks county are flocking to...

    By Felicia Fisher Columnist |

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