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Kutztown students across community celebrate Peace Day

By Lisa Mitchell|

No tax increase in Union Township 2018 budget

Union Township’s preliminary budget for 2018 indicates no tax increase for its residents. ...

By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|


  • News

    Contestants vie for Outstanding Young Women Scholarships

    Young women in Berks County will participate in the Outstanding Young Women Scholarship Program on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Kutztown Area High School in Kutztown.


  • News

    Trooper Philip Melley Lodge attends Nashville Fraternal Biennial Conference

    In attendance at the National Conference of the Fraternal Order of Police in Nashville, Tenn., recently were 17 members of Trooper Philip Melley Lodge, including those from Northeast Berks County, as well as 4,235 delegates representing more than 330 thousand current and former law enforcement officers from all over the country and other parts of the world.

    From Trooper Philip Melley Lodge|

  • News

    Pottstown gears up for annual Carousel of Flavor this Sunday

    POTTSTOWN >> Pottstown’s Carousel of Flavor will be celebrating its 14th year and mouths are already watering in anticipation.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Rev up for Grad Prix in Coatsville, cheesesteak feast, some scares and much more.

    Happy motoring Coatesville International Vintage Grand Prix: In the spirit of auto and motorcycle racing through the streets and roads of towns across America, in the early days of auto racing, the 2017 Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix is an individually timed driving event, run over a 2.2-mile road course through the streets and neighborhoods of the City of Coatesville Sept. 23. The event gets started at 8:30 a.m. with a color guard ceremony. Find out more at...

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Business

    Rotelle Studio(e) looks to make a custom-built home attainable

    South Coventry >> Rotelle Development Co. CEO Peter Rotelle has created an experience for homebuyers looking for a custom-built home. It’s an experience that can fit every price point, he says.

    By Donna Rovins @MercBiz on Twitter|

  • Business

    MCCC accepts $10,000 donation from TD Charitable Foundation

    Pottstown >> Montgomery County Community College students enrolling in the college’s Fast-Track to Employment Programs will benefit from a $10,000 contribution presented to the college by the TD Charitable Foundation.

    Digital First Media|

  • Business

    Small Business Administration seeks temporary workers to help with disaster response

    Washington, D.C. >> The U.S. Small Business Administration is looking to add to its staff to help with the agency’s disaster recovery efforts in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

    By Donna Rovins @MercBiz on Twitter|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUN UP: Pawpaws bring garden club members, friends together

    Last Saturday, my friend Sharon Richardson reached out to several master gardeners and members of her garden club who live nearby. She also reached out to me. The email subject line read, “The sweet smell of success.” When I walked into Richardson’s house the next day, it was as she had promised: the air was laden with the aroma of pawpaws — sweet, fruity, tropical.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Entertainment

    ‘Rock ‘n Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story’ is rockin’ the house at Bucks County Playhouse

    Like others, I go to be entertained. But every so often, a show that is filled with good music and a good story, gives me more — it gives me an understanding of a person or a time in the world that I knew little about. “Rock ‘n Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story,” making it’s world debut at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, has it all. Full of life, featuring an incredibly talented ensemble, it is fascinatingly informative, and it is a winner. If I assigned...

    By Frank Burd For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    ART: Pay-what-you-wish admission for Art Museum’s multifaceted ‘Philadelphia Assembled’

    Too many cooks can spoil a kitchen.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

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