In Other News

West Chester’s Kathy Finegan honored by Operation Smile for volunteer work

By Monica Thompson Fragale For Digital First Media |

More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast

Even with Hurricane Joaquin no longer as big of a threat, the weekend promises little relief for the most waterlogged parts of the East Coast.The National Weather Service says the risk of flooding will continue through Monday morning, especially ...



  • Entertainment

    Reading Library presents ‘Haunted Berks County’; program to feature noted local author Charles J. Adams III

    The Reading Public Library will host a presentation of “Haunted Berks County” by Charles J. Adams III, noted Berks County author and lecturer, at the Library’s Foundation Building, 113 South 4th Street, on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m.

    Reading Public Library |

  • Events

    Update: Second Annual Autism Fall Festival at Fellowship Farm moved to Oct. 17

    UPDATE: Due to weather forecasts, this event has been changed from Oct. 3 to Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    By Krista Zimmerman For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Transportation planners seek early public input in plan development

    The Reading Area Transportation Study announced Sept. 30 that throughout the month of October it will be accepting recommendations from the public for transportation projects to be considered for inclusion in its four-year and 25-year plans scheduled to be adopted next year.

    Reading Area Transportation Study |

  • News

    CASA invites you to make a lifelong difference

    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 and how you can volunteer to lift up a voice of a child. A CASA is a trained community member, appointed by a judge, to represent the best interest of a child in court. Volunteer advocates get to know the child and the situation by researching the current and background facts of the case, and in...

    CASA of Berks County |

  • News

    Hopewell Furnace welcomes public to pick apples

    On Saturday, Sept. 26, Hopewell Furnace announced that they still have plenty of apples to pick. The public is welcome to come, find their perfect apple among the orchards and pick it themselves.

    By Berks-Mont News staff |

  • Columns

    Letter to the Editor: Longing for the ‘good old days’

    Dear Kutztown Patriot: For the past 8 years, I have helped out building the sets for the Kutztown High School Musicals.


  • Columns

    Christ, the Pope and what Christianity says about those in prisons

    In the Book of Isaiah 42 and 61, two things are said of prison. It is written that it is the will of God “to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house.” The Prophet Isaiah wrote of Jesus, that God sent Him “to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

    Arthur H. Garrison Guest Columnist |

  • News

    Sly Fox Brewing Company Donates Over $4,000 to the Schuylkill River Trail

    Sly Fox Brewing Company presented a check for $4,018 to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area recently to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail.

    From Schuylkill River Heritage Area |

  • News

    Boyertown residents vocal on partial road closure for Colebrookdale Railroad

    BOYERTOWN >> While neighbors oppose a proposal to close part of Third Street for use by the Colebrookdale Railroad, borough merchants say they welcome the move as a way to boost tourism and business.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: Mom’s (6) Favorite Daughters

    I’m the youngest of 10 children. I have four older brothers, Lester, Paul, Carl and David, and five older sisters, Anita, Jannetta, Mary Alice, Dorothy and Gladys. It’s the older sisters I’ve had a problem with in life. Each one of them honestly thinks she was Mom’s favorite daughter!

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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