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Kutztown University petition: replace Columbus Day, celebrate Indigenous People’s Day

By Lisa Mitchell|

Three Kutztown University faculty members recognized for exceptional work

Three members of the Kutztown University faculty have been recognized for their exceptional work. ...

Kutztown University Relations|


  • Announcements

    Berks County historian George Meiser finishes final volume of ‘Passing Scene’ series

    Eighty-year-old historian George Meiser of Exeter Township plans to put an end to his career as an author following the publication of his 24th and final volume of “The Passing Scene” — his continuing book series that shows Berks County history through old and rare photographs.

    By Harrison Otto|

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History — To Allemangel and Westward: Travels by a PA Dutch Conestoga Wagon …

    By the mid-1700’s, when immigrant Colonial wagon trains passed through the beautiful Oley Valley and East Penn region from Philadelphia en route to frontier lands northeast of Kempton (upper part of county), the Germans called this new territory “Allemangel,” meaning all wants, for its lack of fertility and farmable land. A rugged terrain, that was eventually tamed, the land did not match the rich Oley Valley bottomlands or its rate of productivity. The Pennsylvania...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • News

    Odor investigated at Boyertown high school

    This morning, several students and one adult raised concern about an odor they detected in a renovated section of Boyertown Area Senior High.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • News

    Church news for the Hamburg area

    The Bridge Church 3561 Old 22, Hamburg


  • News

    Colonial Candlelight Holiday Reception showcases the Beidler House

    Come celebrate the holiday season with music, dance, and good food at the Beidler House on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1-6 p.m. (Snow date: Dec. 17). Experience the essence of a colonial-era German Christmas at this 18th century house in Gibraltar at our Colonial Candlelight Holiday Reception.

    Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.|

  • News

    WTIM: Music Around Town 12-7 edition

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.


  • News

    Visit Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight Dec. 11

    Revel in the spirit of the season at historic Pottsgrove Manor with the annual “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight” open-house on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 to 8 p.m., and enjoy the beauty of the manor lit by candlelight and bedecked with greenery.

    From Pottsgrove Manor|

  • News

    The Weight Band is coming to the Colonial Theatre Dec. 9

    The Weight Band is bring the sound of The Band to Phoenixville at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Colonial Theatre.

    Point Entertainment |

  • News

    Montco elections board authorizes review of voting systems, procedures

    NORRISTOWN >> After a chaotic month surrounding the general election, the Montgomery County Board of Elections announced that it will review its systems and practices.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter|

  • Food

    Frozen! Chefs’ freezers ... revealed

    This holiday season, save yourself some hassle and put your freezer to work. Need inspiration? Area chefs share a glimpse inside their iceboxes.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

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