In Other News

Kutztown University students run through campus in Boxer Trot; KU fraternity raises $1,250 for charity

By Emily Leayman For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

Berks County appeals to state legislators for 911 funding

The Berks County commissioners moved their meeting off-site for the first time Thursday, April 9, to draw the attention of state legislators to an issue that they have been emphasizing for several years — a better way to fund the 911 system.

By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |


  • Business

    Morgantown Marketplace celebrates first anniversary

    Morgantown Marketplace, 2490 Main St., Morgantown, is celebrating its first anniversary May 1 to 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events include numerous door prizes, a spinning prize wheel, silent auction, and refreshments.

    By Cathy Coffman For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Events

    Upcoming events for Boyertown Area

    Thursday, April 23 Hubble Birthday Party: Community members are invited to a very special birthday party. The Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 this year and to celebrate the Boyertown Planetarium will have a special program highlighting its accomplishments. Bring the family out for a night of amazing images, stories and prizes as we celebrate the most famous telescope out of this world! This event will be held at 7 p.m. at the planetarium located in the back of the Junior High East...


  • Crime

    Berks County man arrested after police find 600,000 child porn files

    An Earl Township man was arrested last week after a search warrant yielded more than 600,000 child pornography computer files.

    By Marian Dennis mdennis@21st- @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |

  • Events

    Frecon’s Cidery announces ‘Wassailing’; Orchard Festival to celebrate cider and the new growing season

    Pennsylvania local hard cider producer, Frecon’s Cidery, is teaming up with event promoter, Starfish Junction Productions, to continue the English tradition of ‘wassailing’ in an American way.

    Frecon’s Cidery |

  • Events

    On Tap

    Send your event listings to content manager Matt D’Ippolito at to have them listed in On Tap! Deadline for submissions is noon Tuesday.


  • Pets

    Montgomery County S.P.C.A. Pets of the Week

    Newman has proven to be a smart boy who is very willing to please. He is obedience trained and a proud loose-leash walker/runner. He prefers walks or runs over toys, but is also content being a couch potato from time to time. He does great in the car and is housebroken. Newman is a big baby and the sweetest guy, but prefers to be the only canine in the house. Release Number A243245


  • Pets

    Cat Angel Network: Meet Tiki

    Hi, my name is Tiki! I am a dramatically colored short-haired tortoiseshell, with beautiful swirls of orange and black. These are set off with my white bib and delicate white feet. Everyone tells me how pretty I am so I don’t think it counts as boasting if I tell you that.


  • Announcements

    DEP study reveals Lyme Disease risk in all 67 counties of Pennsylvania

    For the first time, blacklegged (deer) ticks have now been observed in all 67 counties of Pennsylvania, according to researchers at The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The range expansion took place in just decades, as similar studies conducted in the mid-1960s found no specimens.

    From the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection |

  • News

    Petra Church, New Holland, breaks ground for its new Student Life Center

    The Student Life Center at Petra Church, New Holland, is one step closer to reality.

    Petra Church |

  • News

    Twin Valley junior Brianna Bonaduce wins 2015 Congressional Art Competition’s Best in Show Award for her “Self Portrait

    Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA-07) congratulated Twin Valley High School junior Brianna Bonaduce on April 20 on winning “Best in Show” in the 2015 Congressional Art Contest in Pennsylvania’s 7th District.

    Congressman Patrick Meehan’s Office |

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