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Food is a major highlight of the annual Hay Creek Festival

By Gwen Bauer 21st Century Media |

Be in the know for 2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival

From Aug. 15-17, the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will feature dozens of performers on seven stages. ...

By Brian Bingaman |


  • Occasions

    Boyertown community raises flag, remembers Sept. 11

    On Thursday, Sept. 11, Walnut Woods of Boyertown held a flag raising ceremony to reflect on the events and those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Area officials and emergency responders reflected alongside residents of Walnut Woods.

    By Berks-Mont News staff |

  • General news

    Reel experiences with Robert Humanick: Hear him roar: ‘Godzilla’ ‘14 raises the bar on Hollywood monsters

    The heck with beating around the bush: “Godzilla” was the best mainstream American release of the summer, with little serious competition. Those who complained that it didn’t have enough monster action weren’t by and large simply exhibiting impatience with the rare “popcorn” movie that actually cares about more than just giant things crashing into each other – they were clearly also not familiar with the dozens of Godzilla movies made in the last 60 years, many of which focus more on the...


  • Features/People

    Earnshaws of Morgantown: Couple sees one street Morgantown expand to a multi-street village

    Betty M. Ranck was born in Honey Brook April 13, 1926 to Fred W. Rank, Sr. (1888-1965) and Mary C. Richard (1892 - 1984).

    By Jere E. Brady Columnist |

  • Events

    Art show celebrating the Schuylkill River Region opens

    The 11th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Art Show will open to the public on Sept. 16 featuring 82 original works that celebrate the Schuylkill River region through art.

    From Schuylkill River Heritage Area |

  • Features/People

    Hamburg graduate featured speaker at Mercersburg Academy’s Opening Convocation

    Matthew Caretti, who is entering his 13th year on the faculty at Mercersburg Academy, was the featured speaker at the school’s 2014–2015 Opening Convocation Sept. 7. Caretti grew up in Shoemakersville and graduated from Hamburg Area High School. He later earned a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University (where he played football) and a master’s degree from Shippensburg University.

    From Mercersburg Academy |

  • General news

    Strausstown community does not let rain stop Fall Festival.

    The gloomy skies and often times steady, heavy rain may have washed out quite a few events on Saturday, Sept. 13, but not the third annual Strausstown Community Fall Festival at Strausstown Lions Club Park.

    Shea Singley

  • General news

    Golden Age Air Museum hosts Barnstormers Day and open house

    Old engines could be heard as airplanes from the golden age of aviation soared through the beautiful Berks County sky on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Golden Age Air Museum in Bethel for the Barnstormer Day as well as open house.

    Shea Singley

  • Social groups and organizations

    Strausstown women go back in time at meeting

    At their first meeting of the club year, the members of the Woman’s Club of Strausstown took a virtual tour through their town, past and present.

    By Peg Behm Woman’s Club of Strausstown |

  • Music

    Andulhea Heritage Chorus takes music lovers down ‘The River’

    Music and river lovers filled the pews at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hamburg for the sixth annual Andulhea Heritage Chorus concert on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14. This year’s concert celebrated Pennsylvania’s 2014 River of the Year, the Schuylkill River.

    Shea Singley

  • General news

    Kauffman’s 18th annual Antique & Custom Car Show draws large Labor Day crowd

    The Labor Day heat and humidity did little to “wilt” the turnout for Kauffman’s 18th annual Antique & Custom Car Show as more than 450 entries participated and countless spectators viewed the popular event. The seemingly ever present forecast for “a chance of thunder showers” never materialized although the Northern Berks skies darkened a few times throughout the afternoon. Kauffman’s is one of the biggest car shows in our area and it is always...

    By Carl Hess For 21st Century Media |

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