In Other News

Residents dedicate new features at pool to Hamburg’s first female lifeguard

By Shea Singley|

New engine and passenger cars arrive for Colebrookdale’s scenic railroad

The Secret Valley Line keeps adding more railroad cars and engines to its collection in preparation for its planned fall kick-off of passenger excursions along the 9-mile Colebrookdale Railroad spur between Pottstown and Boyertown. ...

By Evan Brandt and John Strickler |


  • General news

    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.


  • General news

    Hamburg VFW Commander honored for achieving ‘All American Status’

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States announced that the following Pennsylvania VFW Post Commanders are being honored for achieving “All American Status” as a Post Commander.

    By David A. Sandman Director, Public Affairs & Communications, PA VFW State HQ |

  • General news

    Small Beginnings: A dream is a wish your heart makes? I surely hope not!

    I am baffled by my own dreams. I know some folks claim to never dream or at least never remember their dreams but that is not me. I am a fairly frequent dreamer although as I have aged, I am either dreaming less often or remembering the details less clearly. Nonetheless, I continue to have vivid dreams that linger after I awake. These dreams often leave me shaking my head in confusion saying “Where in the world did that come from?”

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

  • General news

    Welcome to my World: The cold facts about ice cream

    Reprint, First Rights in 2006 to Cappers

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    Hamburg area obituaries

    Robert Lauser Robert “Bob” Lauser, 73, of Leesport, passed away early Saturday morning, July 19, 2014 at the Reading Hospital.


  • General news

    Hamburg area church calendar

    St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church Street, Hamburg, would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us at our 9:30 a.m.summer services on Sundays. Come and join us.


  • General news

    Bureau of Forestry announces funding for rural firefighters

    Harrisburg - More than $590,000 in grants will be awarded to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other undeveloped areas, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti announced today.

    From DCNR |

  • General news

    Morgantown American Legion celebrates Community Day

    What’s summer without a yummy clambake, some hip outdoor music and cold drinks?

    By Carol Quaintance For 21st Century Media |

  • Opinion

    Sound Off: Morgantown American Legion stands up for patriotism

    My Fourth of July “On The Record Column” questioned the patriotism of local residents, how they live that out and where they stand on the national news about the veteran’s association and the border crisis.

    By Carol Quaintance For 21st Century Media |

  • Arts and entertainment

    Remington Ryde performs in East Earl at Music in the Grove

    Music in the Grove at St. John Center Lutheran Church is happy to take this opportunity to introduce you to Remington Ryde on Sunday, July 27 at 7 p.m. This will be their first appearance at the programs so we invite you to come to the grove and give them a big welcome.

    By Rebecca Wallace St. John Center |

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