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State System of Higher Education names next chancellor, Daniel Greenstein, formerly of the Gates Foundation


TreeTop Quest Philly offers a higher adventure in Fairmout Park

If you have ever watched an old movie and wondered what it might be like to be Tarzan, then Treetop Quest Philly is the place to visit. ...

By Vince Carey @vincecarey on Twitter|


  • Youth invited to Shoey Children’s Fair and Parade June 2

    “Let’s Make a Splash” is the theme of the 67th annual Shoemakersville’s Children’s Fair and Parade. The theme was chosen to honor the 50th anniversary of the community’s swimming pool.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    Potluck salads: New recipes in time for Memorial Day

    With the unofficial start of summer just days away, wondering what to bring to that next potluck, picnic or pool party? These tasty salads will have friends and family asking for seconds … and the recipes.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Entertainment

    EAT & DRINK: Kick off summer with local new eats, plenty of refreshments

    Beer and strawberries and fundraisers, oh my! But first, here’s what’s new on the restaurant scene.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    QUICK COOK: Mini croque monsieurs make grilled cheese even better

    In France, croque monsieurs are served in cafes and bars as a snack. Every food seems to taste better in its French derivation and these grilled ham and cheese sandwiches are no exception. The difference is a rich bechamel, a white sauce made from a roux base (a cooked butter-and-flour paste) and flavored with nutmeg. I add fresh lemon, too.

    By Bibby Gignilliat Special to Digital First Media|

  • Boyertown Auto Body Works employees reunite at Museum of Historic Vehicles

    More than 120 former employees of the Boyertown Auto Body Works attended a Reunion at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles on May 19.

    From Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles|

  • News

    Samantha Haag crowned 2018-19 Berks County Dairy Princess

    The 2018-2019 Berks County Dairy Princess is excited to promote the Berks County Dairy Industry. Samantha Haag was crowned as the 2018-19 Berks County Dairy Princess on May 5 at the Mohrsville Church of the Brethren.

    By Jennifer Koller Berks County Dairy Princess Committee Member|

  • News

    Grange supports Hamburg alum battling blood cancer

    On May 12, the Hamburg Grange #2103 presented a $2,800 check to Bonnie Henry of Shoemakersville.

    By Michael Adams Hamburg Grange|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History America’s early hinterland houses were built of native stone

    America’s early hinterland houses built of native stone were more than well-constructed abodes as they reveal the desire of the frontier inhabitants to be part of the architectural fashion of the day. Even simple l8th century field-stone dwellings having no obvious Georgian architectural style for that period, may very well contain large “quoins” (pronounced coins) or cornerstones, which architecturally gave the home symmetry and framed the random laid walls. It was...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to My World: From Marriage by Capture, by Contract, to Mutual Love

    Reprint (2017 Screamin Mamas) Marriage for the bride has certainly evolved over the centuries from “marriage by force or capture,” during ancient tribal days. It wasn’t unusual for a tribe, when in the process of conquering and pillaging a rival tribe, a groom, with the help of his “best man” to assist him, literally kidnapped the woman he desired for marriage. The origin of “carrying the bride over the threshold” comes...

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Veterans, spouses invited to free seminar on long-term care benefits

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care invites all veterans and their spouses to attend a free seminar to learn about long term care benefits available to veterans who served on active duty on Thursday, June 7. Seminar times are 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


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