In Other News

‘Legendary’ exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture

By Tara Lynn Johnson For Digital First Media |

Amity to request ambulance RFPs

The Amity Township Board of Supervisors said June 17 that it will follow the necessary protocol to locate and contract with an ambulance service. ...

By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |


  • Columns

    For what it’s worth: My personal food challenge

    I’ve had the house to myself for about a week, and I have another week to go. When there’s only one person—it’s easy to downsize a bit. And I decided to downsize in regards to hastily purchasing food.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • News

    Avian Influenza not yet in PA, but Sen. Schwank says state ready to act

    Because the latest avian influenza outbreak has wiped out 50 million birds across the country and appears to be headed this way, Sen. Judy Schwank is working with state agriculture officials as they develop response and recovery plans should the disease strike in Pennsylvania.

    From the office of Sen. Judy Schwank |

  • News

    Boone eliminates 7 teachers, terminates 29 cafeteria workers

    The Daniel Boone School Board unanimously approved June 22 the termination of 29 cafeteria employees “due to the outsourcing of their positions” to Nutrition Group, Inc., Irwin, Westmoreland County, for cafeteria fund savings of $150,000 and new cafeteria fund revenue of $150,000.

    By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Readers are the real super heroes this summer at Hamburg Public Library

    Summer programming is in full swing at the Hamburg Public Library on North Third Street, but it is not too late for readers to join in on the fun. Children who participate can earn prizes, attend special programs and — not coincidentally — read lots of books.

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Railroad Museum ‘Rails Go Bragh’ event celebrates Irish heritage

    On Saturday, June 13, the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum hosted “Rails Go Bragh” to celebrate the contribution of Irish workers to the Reading Railroad. Volunteers, sporting festive green top hats, greeted visitors to the event at the museum on Third Street in Hamburg.

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont News |

  • Opinion

    From the Item Editor: A Farewell to the readers

    This past March marked two years that I have been the editor of The Hamburg Area Item. It’s hard to believe how much has changed between that first day and now. Prior to starting, I had very little knowledge of the Hamburg area. I may have lived in Berks County all my life, but anything past Kutztown was an unknown land.

    Shea Singley

  • Social groups and organizations

    Woman’s Club of Strausstown disbands during 60th year

    The Woman’s Club of Strausstown had its final meeting, which also happened to be during its 60th year, with a farewell luncheon in May that was attended by members, past and present, as well as quite a few husbands.

    Shea Singley

  • Entertainment

    Studio B resurrects ART Attack for Summer 2015

    Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, is resurrecting ART Attack, a show of artwork in all media, opening June 26 and running through Aug. 29.

    From Studio B |

  • News

    DCNR reveals statewide recreation plan at Pottstown Volleyball Rumble (photos, video)

    POTTSTOWN >> About 15 people riding yellow Bike Pottstown bicycles pedaled their way onto the lush green fields of Memorial Park Thursday to center court of the 24th annual Pottstown Volleyball Rumble.

    By Michilea Patterson @MichileaP on Twitter |

  • News

    Boyertown man jailed for sex with teen girl

    NORRISTOWN >> A 20-year-old Boyertown man faces several years of court supervision after he admitted to having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in Lower Providence after meeting her on the social networking site Facebook.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

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