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Souper Holiday Luncheon helps feed hungry KU students

By Lisa Mitchell|

Reflections: Christmas shopping and decorating don’t bring joy to my world

The steamy breath of the holidays is upon us. I love the holidays. What’s not to love when there’s plenty of food, drink and parties involved? ...

By Mike Zielinski Columnist|


  • Welcome to my World: Find the Christmas pickle in the tree

    As a youngster and into my teens, I remember a glass pickle ornament on our Christmas tree. It seemed a rather odd piece with all the pretty ones. Mom told us, “It’s a German tradition. After hanging all the ornaments, I try to hide the pickle way out of sight in the branches. The first youngster that finds it gets an extra surprise.”

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • News

    New Pottsgrove Middle School roof will cost $2.5 million

    UPPER POTTSGROVE >> The newly re-organized Pottsgrove School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to spend no more than $2.5 million to replace the 20-year-old roof and make other repairs to Pottsgrove Middle School.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

  • Home and Garden

    LOCAL DESTINATION: Where sky meets water. Get to know Welkinweir in Chester County

    Tucked in a little valley in northwestern Chester County, there’s a place called Welkinweir — “where sky meets water.” Welkinweir is the former home of Everett and Grace Rodebaugh, who in 1935 purchased the property — which includes a large, stone estate house — as a weekend retreat and summer home. Over time, they restored the land, which had been used heavily in support of the Reading Furnace and also for farming. Their efforts stand out most...


  • Food

    HOLIDAY TREATS: Locals share the art of clear toy candy

    Wearing a long skirt and apron, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans worked tirelessly in the kitchen of Perkiomen Township’s historic Pennypacker Mills. During last year’s Victorian Christmas, curious visitors filled the room, watching her make an old-fashioned favorite: clear toy candy.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Christmas tradition continues with performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ at Kutztown High

    The tale of Clara and the Nutcracker will unfold on the Kutztown High School stage as 60 dancers from across Berks perform the classic Christmas ballet “The Nutcracker” Dec. 16 and 17.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Wolf Alice, The Score, Elephant Stone among upcoming best concert bets

    Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    CONCERT PREVIEW: Aimee Mann doing things on her own terms. Appears at the Colonial in Phoenixville

    Rising from Boston’s punk music scene to international prominence as the lead vocalist, bassist and contributing songwriter for the ‘80s band ‘Til Tuesday, Aimee Mann continues to enjoy a thriving solo career.

    By Rob Nagy For Digital First Media|

  • Events

    Boyertown calendar of events Dec. 7 edition

    Dec. 7 Lions Club: The Boyertown Lions Club will hold their dinner meeting at the Friendship Hook & Ladder Fire Co., S. Reading & Warwick St., Boyertown at 6:30 p.m. This is the monthly board meeting. Our guest this evening will be Stephen Wagner, District Governor 14P. This is the only meeting for December.


  • News

    Boyertown high school TSA announces 4th annual spaghetti dinner

    The Technology Student Association at Boyertown High School has been growing over the past few years. With such a large group, paying for events including the regional, state, and national conference can be on the challenging side. That being said, on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. the Boyertown High School TSA will be hosting its 4th annual spaghetti dinner in the high school cafeteria, with the BASH Winter Choral Concert immediately following.

    Submitted to Digital First Media|

  • News

    Chestnut Knoll announces holiday concert featuring Pottsgrove Community Band

    “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Get in the holiday spirit with Chestnut Knoll during the annual holiday concert featuring the Pottstown Community Band on Monday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

    Submitted to Digital First Media|

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