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Public meetings hosted to address Spotted Lanternfly

Penn State Extension|

Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities celebrates 50 years

POTTSTOWN >> Pottstown has a rich history of dedication to community service. ...

By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|


  • News

    Welcome to my world

    On the farm, where I was raised with nine older siblings, was a large rocking chair that sat next to the kitchen stove. It was made of sturdy pine wood, wide flat arms, a high slatted back as broad as the red-cushioned seat.

    By Carole Christman Koch|

  • A LOOK BACK IN HISTORY: Our best models of Christianity live right here in Kutztown for nearly 70 years

    Living on the Lancaster Plain for many generations, the Plain People have bought as much tillable land as their economy would afford. However, since their families are quite large, there is just not enough land available to accommodate all their offspring in farming. Consequently, the large farms of the Plain People have been subdivided among the children, and today an average-size farm in Lancaster County consists less than 50 acres. With land continuing to bring outrageous sums of money...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Coming to America: The immigration factor

    Every once in a while there are Facebook memes and comments posted whose purpose is to point a finger at Christians for not having more compassion toward foreigners who wish to come to America. Immigrants have been coming to America — legally — for decades; however, the mindset of the postings suggests a cart blanche importation — legal or not.

    By Mary Cantell|


    Police ID body found in Schuylkill River in Exeter

    EXETER >> The body of a man found floating in the Schuylkill River has been identified by authorities.

    Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Have you heard of ‘Graeme of Thrones’?

    Bring the beat back Santander Performing Arts Center: Catch international percussion sensation “Stomp” at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at 136 N. Sixth St., Reading. Tickets range from $35.50-$125. Go to or call (610) 898-7299.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • News

    Snowstorm Stella

    Snowstorm Stella arrived in full force evening of March 13 but cleanup continued throughout the week, closing schools and public buildings.


  • News

    Hamburg Mayor presents program to Hamburg Lions Club

    At the March Hamburg Lions Club meeting, Hamburg Mayor Pete Kalabisko presented a program. Hamburg Lions meet the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.


  • News

    Berks County Dairy Princess Committee seeks contestants for 2017 title

    The Berks County Dairy Princess Committee is looking contestants to compete for the title of 2017-18 Berks County Dairy Princess as well as contestants for the Berks County Li’l Miss Dairy Princess.

    Berks County Dairy Princess Committee|

  • Lifestyle

    Boyertown wellness event on Saturday will be a fair to remember

    BOYERTOWN >> People looking to get out of the house after some late winter snow days should attend the 12th Annual Boyertown Wellness Fair this weekend.

    By Michilea Patterson @MichileaP on Twitter|

  • Roller derby

    Reading Derby Girls open 2017 season

    On Sunday, March 12, the Reading Derby Girls (RDG) opened their 2017 roller derby season in a bout against Dutchland Derby Rollers (DDR) of Lancaster at Skateaway, Shillington, RDG’s home rink.


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