In Other News

5th annual Food for Families raises record breaking $9,000 for Twin Valley Food Pantry

By Carol Quaintance For Digital First Media |

‘Opaque Radiance’ falls over Churchtown landscape Feb. 6

Conrad Wolff, of Seawolf Photography, shares photos, entitled “Opaque Radiance,” of Churchtown on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 6. ...



  • News

    Berks County District Attorney’s office receives complaints of IRS tax fraud

    The Berks County District Attorney’s Office has received numerous citizen complaints that residents of our County have been targeted by unknowns, who are engaging in a scam to obtain monies under the pretense that they work for the IRS. We would like to provide citizens with a few tips to prevent them from being victims of IRS tax fraud. Since 2013, the IRS has identified more than 5,000 victims nationwide. Collectively, these victims have lost more than 26.5 million dollars to...

    Office of the Berks County District Attorney |

  • News

    Thrivent Financial releases 2015 Money Mindset report; study explores Americans’ relationship with money

    Despite the financial uncertainties faced by many Americans, generosity is surprisingly at the forefront of their minds. According to the 2015 Money Mindset Report by Thrivent Financial, 61 percent of Americans said they would rather be called generous than financially successful. In fact, more than one in three Americans think the purpose of the money they make is to give back, whether during their lifetime or after. While this is positive, the emerging theme from Thrivent’s research...

    Thrivent Financial |

  • News

    Hopewell Furnace celebrates African American history

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will commemorate African American history month with a talk about the African American experience at Southeastern Pennsylvania iron furnaces. The experience at these sites differed dramatically from that in urban centers of the United States.

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site |

  • News

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan has tax hikes to plug budget deficit

    NORRISTOWN >> Gov. Tom Wolf’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal aggressively proposes tax increases to address structural budget shortfalls caused by the failure of Wolf and the Legislature to reach an agreement on the fiscal 2015 budget.

    By Carl Rotenberg @CarlWriter on Twitter |

  • News

    30th Annual Lancaster County 4-H Benefit Auction to be held Feb. 20

    Come help 4-H in Lancaster County by supporting our annual 4-H benefit auction, to be held Feb. 20 at Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, at 9 a.m. Specialty items to be sold include an Ariens Zoom 42” zero turn lawn mower donated by Weaver Turf Power; table top and road trip grills; certificates to the Sight & Sound, Laser Dome, Dutch Wonderland and Dutch Apple Dinner Theater; and more.

    PennState Extension |

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    Twin Valley kindergarten registration announced for 2016-17

    Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year will take place on March 30 and 31.

    Twin Valley School District |

  • Columns

    Ask Esther: Why is the municipality weighing in on my sale?

    Dear Esther: We have a contract on our home and are close to settlement. I just found out that I need to contact our municipality to get their okay on our sale. We’ve had inspections and our buyers are satisfied with everything. Why do we need to involve the municipality?

    By Esther Prosser Columnist |

  • Columns

    PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: The Right One? Part II

    As a freshman at Drexel and still looking for the right girl for me, I decided to go the familiar route and ask Ann on a date. She is the younger sister of my best friend since eighth grade. We took a train from Delaware County to Drexel, in Philadelphia and went bowling. I was sure things were getting more serious in my life because the train tickets, bowling and I assume we got something to eat, but I don’t remember, cost me a lot more than my movie date with Connie back in the...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • Crime

    Jewelry stolen from 2 residences in Albany Township; burglaries may be related to others

    Jewelry was stolen from two residences on Hawk Mountain Road in Albany Township on Feb. 4. Police believe the burglaries may be related to others.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    BREAKING: Lower Pottsgrove Police confirm car in river belongs to missing man

    NORTH COVENTRY >> A vehicle belonging to a missing Lower Pottsgrove man was recovered with a body inside from the Schuylkill River early Tuesday afternoon.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter |

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