In Other News

Super Duper Seafood fire ruled accidental

By Lisa Mitchell|

Route 183 Penn Twp. fatal crash: driver was passing truck on a curve

The driver of a 2007 Audi Q7 was killed after a crash on Route 183 in Penn Township early on Dec. 1. The driver had been attempting to pass a truck while negotiating a left curve, swerved abruptly to avoid oncoming traffic and lost control of the vehi...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • Events

    Boyertown Area Multi-Service announces 10th Annual Festival of Trees

    Boyertown Area Multi-Service will be hosting the 10th Annual Festival of Trees Open House on Friday, Dec. 2.

    Boyertown Area Multi-Service|

  • News

    Garden Spot Village Holiday Train Room Open House returns

    New Holland >> The 2016 Christmas season will mark the 12th year the Model Railroad Club at Garden Spot Village has opened its model train room to the public for their Holiday Train Room Open House. Since 2005, visiting the elaborate O- and HO-gauge displays has become a Christmas season tradition for many Eastern Lancaster County families. For the past 11 years, the open house has attracted over 24,000 visitors.

    From Garden Spot Village|

  • News

    Laura Dietrich named 2016 PA Outstanding 4-H Horse Member

    Leesport >> Laura Dietrich was announced as the 2016 Pennsylvania Outstanding 4-H Horse Member at the 2016 State 4-H Horse Show Recognition Ceremony Oct. 29 at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg.

    Penn State Extension|

  • News

    Calendar of Events for Nov. 30

    Nov. 30 Symphony discussion: Rusty Banks, composer and guitar instructor at Millersville University, will discuss the next concert of the Reading Symphony orchestra which features world-renowned guitarist Jason Vieaux. Banks will lead the discussion Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Highlands of Wyomissing beginning at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by Penn State Berks and the symphony League. The concert performance Saturday Dec. 3 will also feature works by Brahms and Dvorak.


  • News

    WTIM: Music Around Town Nov. 30 edition

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.


  • News

    SALT Performing Arts sets the holiday mood with ‘Christmas Spectacular’

    Celebrate the holiday season with the entire family at SALT Performing Arts as they present “Christmas Spectacular 2016.” The show opens Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 11.

    From SALT Performing Arts|

  • Entertainment

    ‘A Wonderful Life, The Musical’ hits the main stage at Steel River Playhouse

    Pottstown >> “A Wonderful Life,” the music version of the classic story, opens Friday, Dec. 2, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 18, with a total of 12 performances to choose from, including four matinees.

    From Steel River Playhouse|

  • News

    A Look Back in History: The Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas Putz and implementation of trains

    Almost every American whose family roots predate the American Revolution has fond memories of yuletide folkways, sharing with their family, the warmth and joy experienced living in a real life “Christmas Putz” we call the American homeland. Our ancestors, so very proud of pioneering the United States since 1776, and much earlier, developed the Christmas folkway of putting a miniature landscape resemblance of our native countryside underneath the Christmas tree to celebrate...

    By Richard L.T. Orth & Richard H. Shaner|

  • Opinion

    person to person — impact: Common, yes, but a treasure still

    It’s amazing how by happenstance you can be taught a lesson! Barb was walking on the sidewalk from our driveway to our front porch. She thought she saw a leaf on the sidewalk and was about to crunch it as she walked, when she focused more closely on the object. It turned out to be the butterfly she caught on her smartphone, above.


  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: From Native Clay to Beautiful Roof tile Adorning our Most Primitive Homes

    In the Colonial years, when handmade brick was scarce, the availability of native clay also afforded Valley pioneers to build attractive brick chimneys with courses of brick corbelling. The result: the entire Oley Township being honored as a National Historic District by the United States Department of the Interior, for its heritage. Unlike the quickly fashioned frontier homes built by the Scotch-Irish, these sturdy Germanic homes with their clay-tiled roofs and salmon brick arches built...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

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