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Genesius’ ‘American Idiot’ delivers a powerful portrait of the post 9/11 generation Green Day’s music reflects the ‘time of their lives’

By Cheryl Thornburg For Digital First Media |

WTIM: Music Around Town

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

By Tim Dietterick tdietterick@21st-centurymedia.com |

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  • News

    Historical Society to present program on the Speaker’s House

    What is the Speaker’s House? Why is it being restored? How is it being restored? Why is this house important?

    The Historical Society of Montgomery County |

  • Events

    Mifflin Library to celebrate National Take Your Child to the Library Day, Feb. 6

    On Saturday, February 6, Mifflin Community Library welcomes families for fun activities from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on National Take Your Child to the Library Day.

    Mifflin Community Library w |

  • News

    CASA of Berks County announces upcoming info sessions

    Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and underrepresented children living in foster care? Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Berks County invites you to attend their upcoming informational sessions to learn how CASA makes a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children of Berks County. A CASA is a trained community member, appointed by a judge, to represent the best interest of a child in court.

    CASA of Berks County |

  • News

    KU panel discussion to focus on police use of force

    The Kutztown University Criminal Justice Department will host a panel discussion “Police Use of Force: An American Crisis” on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The panel will consist of Mark Talbot, chief, Norristown Police Department; Dennis J. Skayhan, Berks County District Attorney’s Office; Ashley Heiberger, captain, Bethlehem Police Department; and John Dillon, chief, Kutztown University Public Safety and Police Services. The discussion will be...

    KU University Relations |

  • Entertainment

    Volunteers to present Valentine’s Day program at Hopewell Furnace

    On Sunday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., National Park Service volunteers will be in the conference center at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site to talk about how Valentine’s Day was celebrated in the 1800s. Participants will be encouraged to make a Valentine and try their hand at the art of Scherenschnitte (German paper cutting). Designed for visitors of all ages, the event is open to the public and free of charge.

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site |

  • Entertainment

    KU Planetarium to host immersive theater show on black holes

    Kutztown University’s Planetarium will be hosting a presentation on black holes, the mysterious and powerful anomalies of our universe, on Wednesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, April 6. The show will begin at 7 p.m. both nights and will offer free admission.

    KU University Relations |

  • Entertainment

    Movie Review: ‘The Finest Hours’

    Coastal storms. They wreak havoc on shorelines, structures and lives. History reveals the devastation and loss during these storms. But out of destruction, tales emerge of courage and bravery. Thankfully, the magic of movies makes it possible for us to take a glimpse into the past.

    By Tamera Lawrence For Digital First Media |

  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: Celebrating Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, is a day when people send expressions of affection through cards or gifts to loved ones. Although the custom of this day is to send love messages, the day originated in early Christianity.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History - Operation: Community Cleanup

    Being out and about in the community and frequenting local businesses almost on a daily basis, I have made some observations during the recent blizzard that many of the businesses I patronize, as well as other citizens of Kutztown, have taken a substantial business hit over the week or so span of storm and cleanup. The biggest issue is the lack of available parking and ease in which senior citizens can get to their destinations of choice safely to partake in gatherings or chores.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Columns

    Making the case for raising the minimum wage

    As we approach tax time again, we all would feel much better about this process if we thought everyone would be paying their fair share. Not happening.

    By Dr. Mary Theis Guest Columnist |

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