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Art of the Brew event in Hamburg to feature scratch keg

The phenomenon of craft beer has taken the adult beverage industry by storm. In many ways more like an art form than mere food science, the craft beer movement has showered consumers with a diverse menu of beers appealing to all tastes and preferences...

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  • News

    ‘Go Fly a Kite! Day’ joins with YMCA ‘Healthy Kids Day’

    Every April, the YMCA celebrates “Healthy Kids Day,” our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. April is also National Kite Month, when the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department hosts “Go Fly a Kite! Day.” The YMCA of Reading & Berks County and the County of Berks have joined forces to create one fantastic event combining healthy activities and information for kids and their families with kite-flying fun! This free family...

    County of Berks Parks & Recreation |

  • News

    Community invited to participate in ‘Best Kept Secrets Tour’

    The community is invited to an unusual shopping, food and fun adventure featuring 37 off-the-beaten path businesses, hand-picked for their uniqueness. Set up like a home or garden tour, you will travel place to place, in your own vehicle, enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, workshop tours, make & take projects and more) the businesses have planned for you.

    Berks County Best Kept Secrets Tour |

  • Entertainment

    Movie Review: ‘Eye in the Sky’

    Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) wakes up early, day in and day out, to carry on secret drone missions that are already controversial as is, but still continue in today’s day and age of the war against terrorism. And on this one fateful morning, the Colonel leads a secret mission to capture a terrorist group living in a safe house in Nairobi, Kenya. However, once more and more information comes to her, she soon finds out that the terrorists are planning for a suicide bombing,...

    By Dan O’Neill Columnist |

  • Entertainment

    Movie Review: ‘Miracles from Heaven’

    From the birds, trees, flowers and, yes, even the bugs, we see a rejuvenation of life each spring. The days begin to warm. The grass grows. Summer vacations, picnics and swimming may stir our thoughts. In many ways, we ourselves wake from our winter stupor. But for many believers in faith, spring is also a sign of life returning to the earth - in many ways resembling the resurrection of Christ. Some might even say spring is a miracle in its own right. But do miracles exist? Would we even...

    By Tamera Lawrence Columnist |

  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: The art of barbering

    When I was a youngster on the Maxatawny (Berks County) farm, Pop would take me along to his Maxatawny barber. I only knew him by the name “Schmitty.” Even though I had to sit still on a bench on these trips, inside the barber shop, I had a child’s view of everything. Pop sat on a high-backed metal chair that went up or down from a foot peddle the barber used. His shoulders were draped in a white cloth to catch his hair. I’d sit mesmerized by the buzzing of...

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Events

    Boyertown Relay For Life prep in full swing

    Relay For Life of Boyertown is slated for June 25 and 26, 10 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the community park on Madison Street. Teams, survivors, sponsors, and volunteers are currently being sought for the 2016 event.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • Sports

    Wrestling: Exeter’s Austin DeSanto settles for state silver behind world champion Lee of Franklin Regional

    Exeter junior Austin DeSanto had just competed in the 120-pound final of the PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships and lost the first match of his season – after winning the first 50 consecutively – to Franklin Regional junior Spencer Lee.

    By Austin Hertzog @AustinHertzog on Twitter |

  • News

    Central Berks Lions Club awards two members

    The Central Berks Lions Club recently distributed awards to two of its honorable members.

    Central Berks Lions Club |

  • Features/People

    Meet Boyertown’s 2016 First Responder — Bob Rothermel

    Bob Rothermel admits he was shocked when he received the call naming him as Boyertown’s first responder of the year.

    By Lynn A. Gladieux For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Montco eligible for more than $5M in blizzard disaster funds

    NORRISTOWN >> The sunny March weather has all but erased the recollection of January’s blizzard for some, but Montgomery County’s wallet has a longer memory.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |

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