In Other News

Living history at Kutztown Easter on the Farm: Demos, activities, egg hunts, food and music offer historical experience at Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center

By Amber Soto For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

Boone tables full-day kindergarten vote until next year

Despite emotional pleas from Daniel Boone School District residents about the merits of full day kindergarten, the board did not vote on March 9 to restore the full-day program. ...

By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |


  • Pets

    Cat Angel Network: Meet Lucky and Pebbles

    Lucky and her daughter, Pebbles, are a gorgeous pair of glamour girls, both long-haired calicos. They are young adults, with Lucky being only 3 years old and Pebbles only 1 1/2.


  • Lifestyle

    My View: I completed the Fools Run 5k!

    I was a runner in my youth, participating in track and cross country. Knee injuries put my running career to a halt in college but I still fondly remember that feeling of flying while out running. So when Don Sechler of the Kutztown Optimist Club asked if I’d be running in the Kutztown Fools Run this year, I couldn’t decline. This was the end of February and I hadn’t been training so I was a little nervous but eager to run again.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Columns

    The Historian: A Curious Old Deed

    A curious old deed has come to light. The well preserved parchment says that in 1789, the Rev. Johannes Christophe Kunze, D. D. (John Christopher Kunze) “of the City of New York” bought of Peter Richards, shopkeeper, and his wife Magdalena, a parcel containing 58 acres in New Hanover Township. By reckoning the meets and bounds described in the deed, we can position it somewhere near the Swamp Pike between Leidy Road and Romig Road.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • News

    Boyertown extends school year to make up for snow days

    Boyertown students will still be attending classes until June 8 to make up for days missed during the winter.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st- @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • News

    Boyertown offers teachers early retirement incentives

    The Boyertown Area School District will be offering early retirement incentives for teachers departing at the end of the current school year.

    By Kaitlyn Foti kfoti@21st- @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Pack 184 participates in Scout Sunday

    Pack 184 participated in Scout Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hamburg.


  • Music

    Schuylkill Valley High School Marching Band, Concert Band And Chorus perform at the Walt Disney World Resort

    Members of Schuylkill Valley High School Marching Band, Concert Band and Chorus became stars of their own Disney show on March 15 and March 16 when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park and Melody Gardens Theater in the Epcot Park. The group traveled more than 1,000 miles from Leesport to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.

    From Disney Performing Arts Program |

  • Music

    WTIM: Music around town April 1 edition

    By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers


  • Opinion

    A recipe for your Easter celebration

    A popular treat during the Easter season is peanut butter eggs covered in milk chocolate.

    By Ashley Mohn PA State Dairy Princess and Berks County Dairy Princess |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: April Fool’s stories

    “Let us be thankful for the fools.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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