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

By Lisa Mitchell|

NEW BEGINNINGS: First trip to Europe brings back memories of past travels

Much of life seems to be made up of a series of mundane occurrences that happen day after day — alarm sounds, press snooze, get up, brush teeth, dress, and on and on it goes. ...

By Jarreau Freeman jfreeman@21st-centurymedia.com @JarreauFreeman on Twitter |

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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 |

  • 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 |

  • News

    Cadets2 pageantry open to the public; group rehearsing at Daniel Boone High School

    Birdsboro residents who may have already heard the drum line — or the trumpet line — performing in June, will have several opportunities this summer to hear and watch the esteemed Cadets2 Drum Corps rehearse at the Daniel Boone High School.

    By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

  • Features/People

    Omen weighs in at healthy 317 pounds at Ryerss Farm in Warwick Township

    Roly Poly Omen had a thyroid condition when he came to Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines in Warwick Township is now healthy and trimmed down.

    By Gail Morris Ryerss Farm |

  • News

    New Kutztown Playground: New equipment installed at Kutztown Park

    Construction at the Kutztown Park drew children’s and parents’ attention last week as work on the newly installed playground equipment nears completion. Children shouted and talked excitedly in anticipation, eager for the playground to be open for play.

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  • News

    Kunkel family from Kempton named Outstanding Farm Family by Reading Fair and Berks County Grange

    The road was a dirt and gravel lane overgrown on the sides and its surface rutted by heavy rains. Just when it seemed like the road could go no further, a house emerged from the dense vegetation. It was nestled in between fields of corn and just beyond that were large barns where Ethan Kunkel and one of his employees were looking under the hood of a farm tractor.

    By Roxanne Richardson For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Events

    Walnut Woods, Boyertown, is hosting car show in memory of Tyler Dierolf

    Tyler Dierolf, a young Boyertown resident who tragically died in June after a motorcycle accident, is being honored at a car show this Saturday hosted by Walnut Woods retirement community. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Tyler’s family.

    By Krista Zimmerman For Berks-Mont News |

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