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 |


  • News

    Rodale Institute, Kutztown hosts spring Plant Sale

    “The plants we have are of unusual varieties that you can’t find in stores.” Maggie Saska, Rodale Institute’s Plant Production Specialist, knows first-hand that this Plant Sale will be well worth the trip.

    By Aaron Kinsman Rodale Institute |

  • News

    Pea-Nut the Flying Elephant visits area, baffles Bally residents

    Local residents looked to the sky last Wednesday evening, April 29, asking, “What is that thing?”

    By Krista Zimmerman For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Female Students Participate in Montgomery County Community College’s New Legislator Shadowing Program

    As part of Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) new Legislator Shadowing Program, four female students recently spent a day with female members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Harrisburg to get a firsthand experience of leadership careers in public service.

    From Montgomery County Community College |

  • Announcements

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and At Home Services to hold Job Fair

    Are you looking for a job that will make a difference in someone’s life? You’re in luck! Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Chestnut Knoll At Home are growing their team of caregivers! A job fair will be held for interested applicants on May 13 from 1-6 at four different locations for convenience. This is your chance to be a part of a local team that makes a difference in the community they serve!

    From Chestnut Knoll |

  • Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day: Bridging the generations by bridging the miles

    In times past, families stayed put. Young mothers lived near their parents, and ties between mothers and daughters, grandmothers and grandchildren, were easy to maintain. But the modern family finds generations stretched across states, countries, even the world. Families are more challenged to stay connected, and holidays like Mothers’ Day can be a difficult. Using a mix of technological and time-honored tricks, here’s how today’s children, mothers and grandmothers...

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Mother's Day

    Hamburg mom a role model for her own children as well as others

    As a school counselor and mother, Marybeth Mell has had ample opportunities to be a role model for not only her own children, but hundreds of other children in her position as a school counselor at the Hamburg Area Middle School during the last 11 years.

    By Karen Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Mother's Day

    Hamburg mother helps son reach his dreams

    Eileen Leiby, a graduate of the Kutztown Area School District, and currently a resident of Hamburg, is a well-known staff member at the Hamburg Area Middle School, having been an aide in the library since 2001. What people may not know is that Eileen had a career as a court reporter for almost ten years.

    By Karen Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • News

    Hamburg Area School District honors five community members at annual Arbor Day program

    Hamburg Area School District honored five community members and educators for their dedication to helping the children in the district during the sixth annual Arbor Day program on Friday, April 24, at Perry Elementary Center.

    Shea Singley

  • Education

    Schuylkill Valley High School hosts first Technology Showcase

    Schuylkill Valley High School welcomed local business members into the school and into the classrooms for the first Technology Showcase on April 23.

    Shea Singley

  • Parent-teacher associations

    Perry Elementary Center PTO Bingo fundraiser raises nearly $14,000 for students

    Perry Elementary Center PTO raised around $14,000 with the community’s help during its third annual Bingo/Raffle fundraising event on April 19 at the Hamburg Field House.

    Shea Singley

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