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Philadelphia Folk Festival still singing at 53

By David W. Wannop For 21st Century Media |

Be in the know for 2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival

From Aug. 15-17, the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will feature dozens of performers on seven stages. ...

By Brian Bingaman |


  • The competition amps up for eXeter Games, Sept. 13

    For those who love the rush of adrenaline, unpredictable outcomes and extreme sporting, the 8th annual eXeter Games is where you want to be Saturday, Sept. 13.

    Emily Thiel

  • Business

    Potts’ U hosts Grand Opening in Kutztown: Northeast Berks Chamber hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new hot dog business

    Kutztown >> Potts’ Hot Dogs is pleased to announce the grand opening of Potts’ U on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    From Pott’s U |

  • General news

    Celebrate Harvest Time at Hopewell Furnace, Sept. 13

    The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to “Harvest Time” --a historic harvest day at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site(NHS)on Saturday, Sept. 13, according to Hopewell Furnace NHS Superintendent Edie Shean-Hammond. The day-long free event will feature the behind-the-scenes work and harvest activities of a 19th century “iron plantation.”


  • General news

    Reading Community Players and Feeney’s Funeral Home Present Jeffrey Hatcher’s ‘Three Viewings’

    Reading Community Players and Feeney’s Funeral Home Present Jeffrey Hatcher’s ‘Three Viewings,’ a play that reveals that sometimes only at death do we fully realize how we feel about the departed -- and perhaps ourselves; that death can bring out the best and worst in survivors; and that no matter how familiar the deceased may be, he can still surprise us.


  • Events

    Tickets on sale for 2014 Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing Event Weekend

    Tickets on sale now for the “2014 Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing Event Weekend” with the Berks County Wine Trail. Taking place noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5. This popular annual event is ideal for the wine lover, the foodie, the cheese gourmand or anyone who seeking a delightful day out in the countryside of Berks County visiting local wineries. Or simply, a carefree excuse to enjoy Fall weather with friends or family. Tickets, for those earlybirds who purchase in...


  • General news

    Oley Community Fair hosts Pumpkin Patch weigh off

    Monster pumpkins will amaze spectators at the Oley Community Fair Pumpkin Patch weigh off Wednesday Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Grim’s Orchard Family Farms, cash prizes will be larger this year than any time in the fair’s sixty-eight year history.

    By Hilda Hynes 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Josh’s Angels Foundation organizes carnival to combat pediatric cancer, raise awareness

    A new event has been organized by the Josh’s Angels Foundation in an effort to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Boyertown Community Park will be transformed into a carnival designed for kids of all ages,.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • Features/People

    Zion Spies holds 2nd Annual Car Show Event and Apple Harvest Festival

    The Zion Spies Evangelical Lutheran Church held their 2nd Annual Car Show Event and Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 30. Despite competition from Boyertown’s Duryea Days and heavily overcast skies the event attracted about fifty entries and was spared from even a single drop of rain.

    By Carl Hess For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Shoemakersville Borough Council president steps down, vice president now acting president

    Paul Gruber stepped down as president of Shoemakersville Borough Council citing work responsibilities as the reason on Sept. 2.

    By Arch Kurtz For 21st Century Media |

  • Education

    Hamburg Area School District responds to Attorney General’s audit findings

    The Auditor General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s recently released audit of the Hamburg Area School District contains a “finding” that Hamburg Area School District “lost approximately $4.4 million” on an interest rate swap. In press discussions that followed the release of the report, the Auditor General stated “Every possible dollar needs to get into the classroom. Four million dollars could have gone towards improving education in the...

    By Steven Keifer Superintendent, Hamburg Area School District |

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