In Other News

SAXTON: Richard Petty selling part of legendary personal collection

By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media|

Construction to begin on New Holland Road Bridge in Cumru Township

Construction for the New Holland Road bridge, spanning Angelica Creek in Cumru Township, Berks County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge...

Submitted to Digital First Media|


  • Hamburg students create 1920s Speakeasy, portray historical figures

    Giving the password provided entry into a 1920s Speakeasy created by AP U.S. History students at Hamburg High School on March 15.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Hawk Mountain updates Silhouette Trail with new raptors

    The international award-winning, ADA accessible Silhouette Trail, which meanders through Hawk Mountain’s ridge-top forest between the Trail Head and South Lookout, has undergone another display transformation. The trail-side gallery now features 7 new raptor silhouettes, this time of a specific bird of prey.

    From Hawk Mountain Sanctuary|

  • News

    Stadium problems force Boyertown to move graduation to Reading

    BOYERTOWN >> Due to unresolved questions about the safety of the high school stadium, the Boyertown Area School Board voted Tuesday night to move the June 7 high school graduation to the Santander Arena in downtown Reading.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

  • News

    Hamburg Jazz Jam offers young musicians real-life performance experience on Strand’s stage

    Hamburg Area High School hosted Jazz Jam on Feb. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hamburg Strand.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    Kiss A Pig candidate hosts Adult Easter Egg Festival at Setter Ridge Vineyards, Kutztown

    Kiss A Pig Candidate, Heather Moyer, for Olivet Boys & Girls Club will be hosting her first fundraising event an Adult Easter Egg Truck & Food Truck Festival on March 24 at Setter Ridge Vineyards, Kutztown.

    From Heather Moyer|

  • Entertainment

    Brandywine Library hosts Wine and Stein April 14

    Brandywine Community Library will be holding its annual community fundraiser, at 6 p.m. on April 14 at the Henry Auditorium located on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus.

    From BCL Board|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Planting Onions and Peas on Saint Patrick’s Day

    Among the wise and prudent, self-sufficient PA Dutch people, their Americana folk calendar has always called for the planting of onions and peas on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day. Since Colonial times, gardeners were urged to hedge themselves against a shorter sporadic growing season in North America, a folk practice learned by early Americans who had suffered devastating, long, winter storms. Having survived the early American winters without any fresh vegetables, when the spring...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Reflections: Baseball season – when we can park the real world in right field

    Another major league baseball season soon will be upon us as the players knock off winter’s rust in spring training. For those of us who follow the game, it’s time to be eternal adolescents once again.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to My World: The Day of Palms

    We all know palm branches were cut from trees and strewn on the streets the first Palm Sunday when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a colt. Before that time, the early Israelites used “palm fronds, leafy branches and poplars” (Leviticus 23:40 NIV) to adorn the booths at an autumn festival.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Berks 4-H Dairy Club members presented awards

    Berks County 4-H Dairy Club members were recognized during the recent Berks County 4-H Dairy Banquet at Virginville Grange Hall.

    From Penn State Extension|

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