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WTIM: Music Around Town

By Tim Dietterick |

Golf tournament benefits Hamburg Softball League

As spring temperatures rise, parks are filling up with youngsters ready to play ball, including the Hamburg Area Girls Athletic Association. ...

By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media |


  • News

    Hamburg Leo Club attends annual volunteer trip

    Volunteerism is a driving aspect of the Leo Club, and members of the club find enjoyment in helping those who need it. The Hamburg chapter of the Leo Club, along with Governor Mifflin’s Service learning Club, reached out to three organizations from March 20 to 23 and offered their help wherever it was needed. Six students went on the trip, being chaperoned by Miss McCarthy, the club’s advisor. The students that attended the trip were Victoria Baumert, Leah Bertschy, Shannon...

    By Victoria Baumert Hamburg Area High School |

  • News

    PennDOT announces first use of Flashing Yellow Arrow signals

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced it will be activating a new type of left turn signal that has been proven to improve left turn safety at intersections.

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) |

  • Entertainment

    ‘When Swing Was King’ opens 2016 Performing Arts in the Parks

    Sounds reminiscent of Benny Goodman and his Big Band will fill the park, as “When Swing Was King” takes the stage on Sunday, May 29 at the Berks County Heritage Center at 6 p.m. This concert kicks off the County’s Performing Arts in the Parks series that runs Sunday evenings, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    Berks County Parks and Recreation |

  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: Bonding with our baby

    My older sisters, Anita, Jannetta, Mary Alice, Dorothy, Gladys and I, Carole, never expected to have any more babies at our age. After all, we ranged in ages 40 to 55. But, we ended up with one anyway - our very own mother.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • News

    Sen. Schwank announces fire and EMS grant awards for Berks County

    More than five dozen Berks County EMS and fire companies will receive state grants totaling more than $840,000 to help with training, equipment purchases and construction or renovation of facilities, Sen. Judy Schwank announced on April 25.

    Office of Senator Judy Schwank |

  • News

    Old-fashioned ‘sewing circle’ open to public May 14

    On Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., an old-fashioned sewing circle will be held at the Berks County Heritage Center. This is a free event.

    Berks County Parks and Recreation |

  • News

    Berks County Astronomical Society to host spring Starwatch

    Join Parks staff and the Berks County Astronomical Society for a spring Starwatch and program to learn about and see the many stars in the night sky. This informative program will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13, with the Starwatch to follow.

    Berks County Parks and Recreation |

  • News

    Local organizations come together to offer ‘Aging Parent Fair’

    In the midst of a busy career, another aspect of life often unexpectedly enters lives: caring for aging parents. Unlike college, where parents are aware of the timing needed to make advanced plans, aging issues tend to be crisis driven and become a priority without warning.

    Comfort Keepers® |

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    Albright College presents annual fashion showcase

    Albright College’s fashion designers and merchandisers will host a high-energy fashion showcase on Saturday, May 7.

    Albright College |

  • Entertainment

    Movie Review: ‘Keanu’

    Recently dumped by his girlfriend and without much of a reason to live, Rell (Jordan Peele) seems to spend most of his days crying, smoking a ton of pot and not even attempting to get over his ex. His cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key), on the other hand, seems to be just fine with his life, where he’s got a wife (Nia Long) that loves him and a daughter that is fine enough with him, too. Eventually though, Rell finds some happiness when a cute kitten winds up on his doorstep and he...

    By Dan O’Neill Columnist |

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