In Other News

Thousands pack PA Farm Show Complex for 99th annual show celebrating agriculture

By Shea Singley|

School boards recognized for service in January

January is School Director Recognition Month and as area boards get together for their first meetings of the new year, many are starting the year off right with kudos and thanks. ...

By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |


  • Features/People

    Fleetwood Lions Club and Grange honor senior citizens for lifetime contributions to community

    The 49th annual Senior Citizens Banquet was held on November 29, 2014 at the Fleetwood Grange Hall. The banquet is held each year and is to honor the senior citizens for their lifetime contributions they have made to our community.

    Submitted by Eileen Schuler Fleetwood |

  • Berks Local

    Bluegrass Jam wows judges at 2015 PA Farm Show’s Got Talent

    A group of Berks and Lancaster County teenage musicians picked up the grand prize at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show Talent Competition on Sunday, Jan. 11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

    From the Pennsylvania Farm Show |

  • News

    Hamburg LEO Club hosts blood drive Feb. 5

    One of the most important points to any successful surgery is the usage of blood transfusions. Blood, though seemingly common, almost in excess, is sometimes very hard to come by. With a lack of donors in recent times, it has been stressful for all those involved. Personally, I am a donor, and have been getting frequent emails from the heart association begging for donations.

    By Neal Kerschner Senior, Hamburg Area High School |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Rotary Club hears about Northern Berks Community Garden

    Pastor Dennis Ritter and Pastor Bruce Osterhout presented the program. Zion’s Lutheran Church started the Northern Berks Community Garden at Zion’s to provide fresh produce without cost through the local food pantry system to individuals and families in the community who are in need of assistance. No produce is ever sold. Dr. John Smith was the program chairperson.


  • News

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files Jan. 21 edition

    25 Years Ago Jan. 24, 1990 >> The speaker at last week’s Rotary Club meeting was Hamburg Mayor John Swanger who shared interesting facts and figures about the borough as well as the plans that are being made to deal with the challenges that the 1990’s will bring.


  • News

    Donors are needed to donate whole blood and platelets

    Miller-Keystone Blood Center has issued an appeal for donors of all blood types and platelets.

    Courtesy of Miller-Keystone Blood Center |

  • News

    World Rhythms: Artist in Residence brings bucket drumming to students

    Artist in Residence Program: A Bucket Drumming Ensemble Program for sixth grade Reiffton students, running from Jan. 6 through Feb. 26, 2015, under the guidance of musician Leon Jordan, Sr.. This program will culminate with a school assembly at 1:45 p.m. and parent /community performance 6 p.m. on Feb. 26 (Feb. 27 snow date) by Reiffton Drumming Ensemble.

    Courtesy of Exeter Township School District |

  • Entertainment

    Montgomery County Community College: TriCounty High School Art Exhibition to be held

    High school students from Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties will showcase their artwork at Montgomery County Community College’s second annual TriCounty High School Art Exhibition and Competition at its Fine Arts Gallery, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown.

    From Montgomery County Community College |

  • News

    US Law Shield sues City of Harrisburg over its illegal gun laws

    Less than four blocks from the Harrisburg City government center, at the state capital, our legislature passed a bill that the Governor signed into law that unequivocally made local gun and ammo laws illegal. This morning, US Law Shield, a multi-state 100,000+ gun owner member organization, filed paperwork to sue the City of Harrisburg for its illegal gun laws.

    Courtesy of The McShane Firm, LLC-The Science Attorneys |

  • Berks Local

    Skin Cancer Foundation shares tips for reversing sun damage

    Summers spent pool side and sunny vacations during winter can do more than provide relaxation. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays leaves behind lasting damage on the skin - including wrinkles, leathery or sagging skin and brown spots. In fact, more than 90 percent of these visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun. Though sun damage is cumulative, there are ways to repair, and even reverse the damage.

    Skin Cancer Foundation |

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