In Other News

Residents dedicate new features at pool to Hamburg’s first female lifeguard

By Shea Singley|

New engine and passenger cars arrive for Colebrookdale’s scenic railroad

The Secret Valley Line keeps adding more railroad cars and engines to its collection in preparation for its planned fall kick-off of passenger excursions along the 9-mile Colebrookdale Railroad spur between Pottstown and Boyertown. ...

By Evan Brandt and John Strickler jstrickler@21st-centurymedia.com ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

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    Bluegrass and gospel come to Centerport with Days of Old

    Old-timey bluegrass and gospel songs take center stage when local band Days Of Old resins up the bow. And it’s not just the toe-tapping tunes that delight; the ages of the band members offer hope for the future of good, old-fashioned music.

    By Anne Ostrowski For 21st Century Media |

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    Mack trucks and classic diner fare on menu for family fun

    In our quest to keep boredom at bay this summer, my family has found lots of low-cost or free activities in the Hamburg area. This week, however, I had the chance to do a special outing with just my middle-school son, and he was set on venturing a little farther to tour the Mack Truck Museum in Allentown. Since his sister was away at camp, and since tours of the museum are free of charge, we decided to go for it and pointed our car eastward

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

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    Etchberger Foundation and OTF screen ‘MURPH THE PROTECTOR’ at Hamburg Strand

    Our Town Foundation and the CMSgt Richard L. Etchberger Foundation teamed up on Sunday, July 20, for a private screening of “MURPH THE PROTECTOR” at the Hamburg Strand Theater that benefited both foundations.

    Shea Singley
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    Hamburg Area High School class of 1953 celebrates 61st reunion

    Hamburg High School class of 1953 held its 61st reunion on June 18 at Blue Mountain Restaurant in Shartlesville.

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    Hamburg’s From the Early Files

    25 Years Ago July 26, 1989 Mr. and Mrs. C. Benton Wert, 545 West State Street, Hamburg, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party given by their children at the Shartlesville Grange Hall.

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  • General news

    Power outage affects 15,000 in tri-county area

    UNION TWP — Approximately 15,000 Met-Ed customers across the tri-county area lost power late Sunday morning.

    By Frank Otto fotto@21st-centurymedia.com |

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    While Governor Mifflin awaits pre-k grant, families begin enrolling in new pre-k program

    With the passage of the Pennsylvania State Budget, which included an additional $10 million for pre-K education, the Governor Mifflin School District is continuing to move forward with a district-wide preschool program. The district has applied for a Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Grant, and has already started receiving applications from families interested in enrolling students in the program in the fall. If the grant is approved, Governor Mifflin will move forward with creating a preschool...

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    Penn Street Market welcomes Alvernia student farm food as vendor

    Alvernia University students are getting a hands-on education on what it takes to grow and market vegetables at the Penn Street Market this year. The university’s farm is called Bog Turtle Creek Farm and is located near Mohnton.

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    Fight for Sight 5K Starts at the Daniel Boone Homestead Sept. 6

    The Amity Township Lions Club presents the “mane” event of running season....The Fight for Sight Run will be held during Community Days weekend on Saturday, Sept. 6 The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the Lion Cub Fun Run will begin at 9:10 a.m. This family-friendly event starts at the Visitors Center of the Daniel Boone Homestead. Ample parking is available and walkers are welcome.

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  • Baseball

    Lee Mecherly retires from coaching after 37 years with the Bear-Cubs

    For 37 years, Lee Mecherly coached the Boyertown Bear Cubs Junior Legion team. He won numerous league titles, regional and state titles. Mecherly stepped down as the coach in November of 2013, but still spends numerous hours working on the field which bears his name, making sure that it’s one of the best fields, if not the best field, in Berks County.

    By Phil Haddad For 21st Century Media |

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