In Other News

Daniel Boone band now co-curricular, activity fee no longer applies

By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

Amity Fire & Rescue slates 10th anniversary carnival May 2-6

When Amity Fire & Rescue Company first launched its carnival in 2007, members never thought the annual event would become the company’s biggest fundraiser. ...

By Gil Cohen For Digital First Media|


  • News

    Jury will not learn about Bill Cosby civil settlement

    NORRISTOWN >> A jury will not learn about entertainer Bill Cosby’s October 2006 civil settlement with Andrea Constand, the woman who accused him of the sexual assault for which he will stand trial in June, a judge has ruled.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter|

  • Bigger Than the Beatles, Who Does God Say I Am?

    On May 6, Pequea Presbyterian Church will host a free ladies event from 9 a.m. to noon. This event is open to women and teen girls ages 12 and up and will focus on identity and who we are in Christ.

    Pequea Presbyterian Church|

  • News

    Piano donation brings more than music to Hamburg Area High School

    In early January of this year Mr. Metz, who is a substitute teacher, donated his family’s piano to Hamburg Area High School, adding it to a small collection of practice pianos that reside in the music hallway. However there is much more to the piano than meets the eye. Not only does it bring joy and beautiful music to the present, but it also tells a delightful story of the past.

    By Jennifer Guldin Hamburg Senior|

  • News

    Grant sends Hamburg High teacher to Germany to integrate STEM into German class

    Hamburg Area High School German teacher, Brynell Stevens, has received a grant from the German government that will send her to Germany for three weeks this coming summer. The grant includes flights, room and board for participation in a STEM program for German teachers.

    By Gabby Krick Hamburg Sophomore|

  • News

    Hamburg Area High School April Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the Hamburg Area High School Students of the Month for April. Freshman Emma Riegel is the daughter of Brian and Stephanie Riegel of Hamburg. Sophomore Isaiah Blatt is the son of Eric and Tina Blatt of Shoemakersville. Junior Alyssa Marzili is the daughter of Sheri Marzili of Shoemakersville and Michael Marzili of Pottsville. Senior Helen Kerschner is the daughter of Diane and Glenn Kerschner of Hamburg.

    Hamburg Area High School|

  • News

    New chief sworn in May 8 for Northern Berks Regional Police

    Northern Berks Regional Police Department will swear in Det. Sgt. Brian Horner, Officer in Charge, as the new chief of police during a ceremony at 11 a.m. on May 8 at the Ontelaunee Township Municipal Building.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Crime

    M&T Bank robbery arrest in Honey Brook Borough

    On April 24, 2017 the Honey Brook Borough Police Department and Chester County Detectives arrested Megan Courtney Collins, age 31, from the 2500 block of Conestoga Avenue, Honey Brook, in connection with a bank robbery on Feb. 22, 2017.

    By Patrick Ely Chief of Police|

  • News

    BASD Special Education Liaison presented with Annie Sullivan Award

    The Boyertown Area School District has announced that Barbara VanBuskirk, special education liaison and 20-year employee with the District, was presented with the 2017 Annie Sullivan Award during a ceremony at the Berks County Intermediate Unit.

    Submittted to Digital First Media|

  • Events

    Boyertown Area Choral Association announces broadway-themed concerts

    Songs of Broadway is the theme of the Boyertown Area Choral Association’s 27th annual Spring concert. Two free performances will be offered the first weekend in May.

    Submitted to Digital First Media|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Gardening and community — plant sales, contests, and more

    Gardening creates so many opportunities to build community — from the simple act of sharing a spring bouquet or own-grown produce, to hobnobbing with growers at local plant sales or taking part in a community garden contest.


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