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Pfeil takes Firecracker 40; Weiss, Papiez other winners at Grandview

By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media |

Berks families host NY children for summer fun in country

Berks County host families held up home-made signs welcoming 10 New York City children to Berks County as their bus arrived at Salem Evangelical Congregational Church in Lenhartsville on July 8. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • News

    NBCC calls for nominations for the 2016 Shining Star Awards

    On Thursday, Sept. 29, the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce will announce its Member of the Year at the 3rd Annual Shining Star Event to be held at Berkleigh Golf Club. In 2015, Berks Encore, represented by LuAnn Oatman, President & CEO, was recognized, and Deborah Berger, Hasch Daal Custom Embroidery, Silk-Screening & Promotional Products, was named the year before.

    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce |

  • News

    State Police: Sobriety checkpoint yields two arrests

    State Police of the Hamburg station conducted a stationary sobriety checkpoint between July 9 at 10 p.m. and July 10 at 3 a.m. on Krumsville Road in Greenwich Township.


  • News

    State Police visit Hamburg Rotary Club for presentation on Camp Cadet

    State Police David Boehm and Matthew Deck of Troop L presented a recent program about their involvement in Camp Cadet, a leadership camp for young people ages 12 to 15 in Berks and Schuylkill Counties. Kim Bagenstose was the program chairperson.


  • News

    Seniors of Blue Mountie all ears for impressionist Eric Kearns

    Impressionist Eric Kearns had the Seniors of Blue Mountie 50+ Club all ears as he did a show for them. His songs ranged from Willie Nelson to Nat King Cole to Dean Martin and Chubby Checker, with any number of artists in between. Feet were moving, smiles were in great visibility, as the man of many voices delighted the group and sometimes had members singing accompaniment as well. Anyone wanting more information about the Seniors of Blue Mountie 50+ Club can contact Peggy Ritchie at...


  • Lifestyle

    Item Community Calendar July 20

    Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.


  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: That part of my life is over now

    Over the years, I’ve learned to accept whatever happens in life, whether positive or traumatic. But last month, when my 91 year old sister, Anita, died peacefully in her sleep, her death, even though it could be anticipated, affected me differently than all my other siblings’ deaths. I could easily accept my previous siblings’ deaths, because they were ill. With Anita, I felt more of a loss. What was this strange feeling I had and why? One by one, the siblings were gone.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Columns

    Prayer in the schools

    Dear Editor: Belief triumphs over fact every time. Columnist Mary Cantell is a believer. She believes that religious prayer belongs in the public schools and was upset that Pottsgrove School Directors removed prayer form the graduation ceremony. I am sure her mind is locked, the key is long gone and no mind-changing fact can penetrate her mighty fortress of belief. So all you true believers, reading further would waste your time. The following facts are aimed at the person of...


  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: Harsh winters and immigrant survival in the New World - Part II

    Among PA Dutch historians who have researched homes of our Palatine immigrants, the late, astute Brethren sect members, Robert Bucher and Clarence Kulp, were some of the first to call attention to the concept of central heating developed by our PA Dutch pioneers. Unlike log cabins and stone structures built by English and Scotch-Irish frontier settlers, they put fireplaces on the gable-end walls of their houses, as well as the first Swedish log cabin builders who also built and used...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Entertainment

    GUIDE: How does ‘Pokemon Go’ work?

    At this point you’ve probably heard of “Pokémon Go,” but you might not be sure how it works. If you’re interested in playing the game that’s sweeping the nation but need some insight, check out the helpful guide below.

    Digital First Media Staff |

  • News

    OPEN DOOR hosts 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

    Join OPEN DOOR, International at our 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on July 30, at 1 p.m. at the Manor Golf Club. OPEN DOOR, International is a non-profit, social service agency specializing in foster care in Berks and surrounding counties. OPEN DOOR has been providing services to our community for more than 30 years. Our mission is to help children secure a safe living situation with a nurturing environment. Join us for a day of food, fun, contests and prizes to benefit our children.

    OPEN DOOR, International |

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