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Boyertown Area Fire & Rescue report to early morning structure fire

From Boyertown Area Fire & Rescue |

Mind Your Body: A Perfect Time for Turning Inward

Winter has arrived and the nights have grown longer. Along with increased darkness, there is more quietude. As we look around us, we see bare branches. Many plants have gone dormant, there are fewer birds about, and numerous animals hibernate or go in...

By Dorian Abel Columnist |


  • General news

    Oley farmer wins Sunoco’s Free Fuel 5000 Contest Grand Prize of $5,000 in fuel

    Sunoco marks the first decade of its popular Free Fuel 5000 contest by giving out $5,000 Grand Prizes to 10 lucky customers from across the country.

    Sunoco |

  • Opinion

    ‘Tis the Season: A six-year tradition visiting Koziar’s Christmas Village

    The first time I visited Koziar’s Christmas Village I was a fourth grade Girl Scout. Our leaders rounded us up in a bunch of cars, and we waited in the mile-long traffic to see the shimmering, magical lights. Coming down over the final hill on what seemed like a forever-long back road, the car filled with “ooh’s” and “ahh’s.”

    By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |

  • Opinion

    Small Beginnings: Christmas confessions, getting caught up in the commotion of the holiday

    I’m caught up in the middle of the hubbub. I’m shopping and frantically looking for the perfect gift for the people I love. I want them to have that WOW moment when they open the package and love what I got them. I don’t want to get my nephew socks and underwear. I want him to think I’m the coolest aunt in the world.

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • General news

    Roundabouts, widening and additional turning lanes planed for Route 222, Maidencreek, Richmond and Maxatawny townships

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation representatives presented plans for Route 222 during a public open house at Fleetwood High School Dec. 17.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: The Christmas tree

    Our Christmas tree is again decorated with glowing lights, ornamental glass balls, icicles of tinfoil, long strips of popcorn chains, and topped by an angel. Starry eyed, I repeat the familiar carol’s words: “Oh, Christmas tree, Oh, Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches!”

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Dairy recipe: ‘Tis the season to be dairy

    Tis’ the season to be dairy! From setting cookies and milk out for Santa, enjoying hot chocolate by the fire or even baking one of your favorite holiday recipes, this time of year is filled with dairy. Having dairy in our diets allows us to grow stronger bones, shinier hair, and have a brighter smile. Here is a breakfast bake you can enjoy when spending time with your family.

    By Ashley Mohn PA State and Berks County Dairy Princess |

  • Music

    WTIM: Music around town Dec. 24 edition

    By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers


  • General news

    Hamburg’s From the Early Files

    25 Years Ago Dec. 27, 1989 >> Army Captain Thomas Muir, 29, was injured last week in the U.S. invasion of Panama. Captain Muir is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Muir, 100 Club House Drive, Bernville. A bullet pierced Muir’s helmet and struck his face. The serviceman suffered cheek and nose fractures and cuts that required 72 stitches.


  • Events

    Hamburg area calendar of events

    Recurring Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.


  • Religion

    Hamburg area church calendar

    Salem-Berne United Methodist Church


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