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Kutztown University faculty union, students rally for higher education

By Brady Tucker For Digital First Media|

Lyons salon hosts Gatsby-themed benefit gala

The staff at La Amorah hosted a Gatsby-themed Gala to benefit Support Homeless Veterans, Inc. on Dec. 2 to celebrate their first anniversary. ...



  • Welcome to my World: Find the Christmas pickle in the tree

    As a youngster and into my teens, I remember a glass pickle ornament on our Christmas tree. It seemed a rather odd piece with all the pretty ones. Mom told us, “It’s a German tradition. After hanging all the ornaments, I try to hide the pickle way out of sight in the branches. The first youngster that finds it gets an extra surprise.”

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • News

    New Pottsgrove Middle School roof will cost $2.5 million

    UPPER POTTSGROVE >> The newly re-organized Pottsgrove School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to spend no more than $2.5 million to replace the 20-year-old roof and make other repairs to Pottsgrove Middle School.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

  • News

    Hamburg School Board welcomes new member, 4 begin new terms

    Hamburg Area school directors welcomed a new member and four current school directors began new terms during the reorganization meeting on Dec. 4.

    By Arch Kurtz For Digital First Media|

  • Home and Garden

    LOCAL DESTINATION: Where sky meets water. Get to know Welkinweir in Chester County

    Tucked in a little valley in northwestern Chester County, there’s a place called Welkinweir — “where sky meets water.” Welkinweir is the former home of Everett and Grace Rodebaugh, who in 1935 purchased the property — which includes a large, stone estate house — as a weekend retreat and summer home. Over time, they restored the land, which had been used heavily in support of the Reading Furnace and also for farming. Their efforts stand out most...


  • Food

    HOLIDAY TREATS: Locals share the art of clear toy candy

    Wearing a long skirt and apron, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans worked tirelessly in the kitchen of Perkiomen Township’s historic Pennypacker Mills. During last year’s Victorian Christmas, curious visitors filled the room, watching her make an old-fashioned favorite: clear toy candy.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Tilden Township residents oppose warehouse near Cabela’s

    A crowd of about 180 to 200 area residents voiced their opposition to proposed zoning changes and a warehouse construction project near Cabela’s in Tilden Township.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Christmas tradition continues with performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ at Kutztown High

    The tale of Clara and the Nutcracker will unfold on the Kutztown High School stage as 60 dancers from across Berks perform the classic Christmas ballet “The Nutcracker” Dec. 16 and 17.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: Wolf Alice, The Score, Elephant Stone among upcoming best concert bets

    Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    CONCERT PREVIEW: Aimee Mann doing things on her own terms. Appears at the Colonial in Phoenixville

    Rising from Boston’s punk music scene to international prominence as the lead vocalist, bassist and contributing songwriter for the ‘80s band ‘Til Tuesday, Aimee Mann continues to enjoy a thriving solo career.

    By Rob Nagy For Digital First Media|

  • Events

    Boyertown calendar of events Dec. 7 edition

    Dec. 7 Lions Club: The Boyertown Lions Club will hold their dinner meeting at the Friendship Hook & Ladder Fire Co., S. Reading & Warwick St., Boyertown at 6:30 p.m. This is the monthly board meeting. Our guest this evening will be Stephen Wagner, District Governor 14P. This is the only meeting for December.


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