In Other News

Hamburg Police Chief Rivera fired by 5-1 Council vote Tuesday

By Lisa Mitchell|

2 Tulpe teens killed after vehicle strikes tree, splits in half

Two Tulpehocken Jr. Sr. High teens were killed as the result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Upper Tulpehocken Township on Dec. 26. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • Welcome to my World: There are some senior moments you’d just like to forget

    I think the most obvious for seniors is the memory lapse. My husband and I always let each other know where we are going when we leave the house. My problem is, one hour later I forget where he told me he was going.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Entertainment

    NEW ON CD: Holiday tunes for all to enjoy

    Well, the holidays are here once again… And once again, we try to help all of our music lovers out there find just the right collection of music to enhance their celebrations and help to make these days all the more memorable. It’s a veritable musical minefields out there every season what with releases from the current ‘popular’ folks (Gwen, Blake, Sia, and the like) – to the ‘head-scratchers’ (like a holiday offering from Cheap Trick?...

    By Sean Hickey Courtesy|

  • News

    St. John’s children visit tree farm

    Children from St. John’s Day Care in Kutztown visited Lenhart’s Tree Farm and chose the perfect Christmas tree to bring back to the center and decorate for the holiday. There was caroling at the Kutztown Manor, baking cookies, preparing for Santa, and celebrating the reason for the season together with families, friends, staff, church members, and members of the community.

    From St. John’s Day Care|

  • News

    KU professor Kevin McCloskey releases ‘Snails are just my speed!’

    Kutztown University professor Kevin McCloskey has completed his fourth children’s book for Toon Books. His “Snails are Just my Speed!” has been awarded the distinction, “A Junior Library Guild Selection” for Spring, 2018. The Junior Library Guild’s medallion will appear on the book cover when the first edition is released next April.


  • Opinion

    Reflections: There is a reason why New Year’s resolutions are not carved in stone

    Many of us over the years have made New Year’s resolutions. And then failed to keep any of them.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Rare H. Winslow Fegley & Amandus Moyer photos show early life in rural Berks

    The treasure trove of culinary secrets that have been passed down to our Pennsylvania Dutch people by their ancestors explains only in part their unique fulfillment of life. As an industrious, diligent people, some of which still long prefer to do things by hand rather than machine, the challenge of hard work is met willingly, and the satisfaction that ensues comes from the accomplishment of meeting the challenge.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Sweet cannoli for your holiday table

    These intensely flavored cannoli are just as satisfying on any cold weather night when you can smell the house filling up with aroma of baking, but are especially pleasing when family and friends are around for the holidays. If you desire to leave out any liqueur (in the way of Calvados seen below), simply boil ½ cup apple cider or juice until it reduces to ¼-cup. Cool completely before proceeding with the recipe. Omit the schnapps altogether if desired, replacing with either rum,...

    By Jim Bailey|

  • News

    Meals on Wheels makes local delivery to family of fallen Officer Brad Fox

    GILBERTSVILLE >> Meals on Wheels made a few special stops this year, including to the family home of fallen police officer Brad Fox.

    Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    CONCERT PREVIEW: Delbert McClinton to welcome fans at Colonial Theater in Phoenixville

    A seasoned veteran of the road, music legend Delbert McClinton has spent a lifetime sharing his straight-ahead roadhouse blues with adoring audiences around the world.

    By Rob Nagy For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    FOOD: Area innkeepers share recipes for holiday breakfasts

    “This is the finishing touch,” said Rick Carro of Fairville Inn in Chadds Ford as he sprinkled pecorino Romano over a vegetable frittata. “I’m going to make a second one of these later on for tomorrow morning because we have 29 guests.”

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

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