In Other News

A Look Back In History: The rare feature of a ‘Schpriggel bar,’ still seen in a Maxatawny Township barn

By Richard L.T. Orth|

REFLECTIONS: The price of a too early spring

Unless you’re an avid skier or for some strange reason love to have the wicked, winter winds carve you up with an icy scythe, we can’t wait to embrace spring. ...

By Mike Zielinski Columnist|


  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: More than plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show

    Each year I go to the Philadelphia Flower Show with hope in my heart. This is not because I am pining for green, growing things and fragrant flowers. It’s because I hope that behind all the grandeur and amazement that is the Flower Show, I will find something that informs and inspires me. In all the years I’ve attended, it never occurred to me that I might find something that touched my heart.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Announcements

    Boyertown Junior High West Dance Marathon raises $30,000 to fight cancer

    On Friday, March 17, Boyertown Junior High West held their 13th annual Dance Marathon. The West Dance Marathon committee set a goal of $20,000 for the event — the students raised just over $30,000. The school record was previously $27,800.


  • Food

    Soup’s on! Celebrate spring with five fresh recipes

    After a warm February and snowy March, it’s officially spring ­­‑ a time when chefs eagerly await tendrils, shoots and other tempting ingredients for seasonal soups.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: A peach pudding to welcome Spring

    I think this “pudding” is out of this world. It reminds me of a chocolate pudding cake.....moist and decadent. To me, it is a mixture of the New England Cobbler and a Buckle. This classic is usually prepared using a sugar syrup that is poured over the top, but I find the natural sweetness of peaches and oranges is far superior, sorry Tennessee purists.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • News

    Kutztown Middle School wins 4th overall at Regional Science Olympiad

    The Kutztown Middle School Science Olympiad team who placed 4th overall at the Centraleastern Regional Science Olympiad competition held at Kutztown University on March 17. There were 23 individual events with Kutztown Middle School receiving a combined 14 medal count.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Road naming ceremony honors East Penn founder DeLight Breidegam Jr.

    East Penn Manufacturing Co., Lyon Station, held a ceremony on March 17 to announce the designation of a portion of State Route 1010, which passes by the Lyons Station manufacturing facility, as the DeLight Breidegam Jr. Memorial Highway.

    East Penn Manufacturing Co.|

  • News

    Talisman Players present ‘George Washington Slept Here’

    Talisman Players present “George Washington Slept Here” on March 30 and 31 and April 1 at 7 p.m. and April 2 at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Auditorium, 357 W. Main St., Kutztown.

    By Tom Nardone Director|

  • News

    Did George Washington stay at inn in Kutztown?

    Did George Washington stay at an inn in Kutztown?

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Lifestyle

    PHOTOS: Boyertown Wellness Fair promotes healthy living

    The Wellness Council of Boyertown had their 12th Annual Wellness Fair on Saturday. The event included more than 50 vendors and hundreds of people in attendance. Through the day, there were several healthy breakout sessions on topics such as nutritious snacks and how gratefulness is good for health. The fair also included demonstrations about karate, CrossFit and more. There was a kids cook-off where students made healthy dishes. The winner of the chef competition took home a bicycle. For...


  • Sports

    Twin Valley’s ascent culminates with trip to states

    Shortly after he was named Twin Valley girls basketball coach back in 2015, Mark Morrow had a conversation with the returning Raiders trio of Taylor Knorr, Julie Wallace and Gabby Parlaman.

    By Darryl Grumling For Digital First Media Twitter: @DarrylGrumling|

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