In Other News

Dent re-elected as co-chair of House’s Tuesday Group

Rep. Charlie Dent’s Office|

Kutztown Community Library Board increase Youth Librarian hours to better serve community

The Kutztown Community Library Board of Directors voted in December to make the Youth Librarian position from part time to full time to better serve the youth of the community, effective Jan. 15. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • News

    Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources applauds plans to close Hamburg State Center

    Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability (PAR) applauds the plan announced by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dallas yesterday to close the Hamburg State Center. The Center is one of five remaining state-operated institutions where individuals with intellectual disability reside and receive services. As Pennsylvania’s largest association exclusively representing providers of services to people with intellectual disability or...


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    American Red Cross of Reading to participate in MLK Day of Service

    As part of the nationwide Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the American Red Cross and other organizations will be teaming up to improve community safety through the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign.

    American Red Cross|

  • Entertainment

    SEVEN IN SEVEN: Pat Metheny, Jill Scott, a Winter Jawn, Kings of Leon and more

    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|

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    Life insurance 101: What you need to know

    Life insurance; everyone says it’s important but it can be a difficult topic to talk about and even more difficult to understand. However, it is a critical topic to grasp because of its importance when building a financial strategy.


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    Glad Tidings mission team delivers education, a way out of poverty to Haiti

    Changed. That’s how Louise Keim and her niece, Sage Bausher, feel after a mission trip to Haiti in November. The pair say they will never look in their stocked fridges or filled closets without picturing how life is just a short plane ride away.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE BREWHOLDER: Karamoor Estate teams up with Goose Island for farmhouse style beer

    Collaboration brews — when 2 or more breweries work together to brew a single beer — have become more and more common over the past decade. What is less common is when a winery and a brewery come together to create a beer; but that is exactly what happened recently when Chicago-based Goose Island Beer Co. approached Montgomery County’s acclaimed Karamoor Estate with the idea to barrel age a beer in Karamoor’s wine casks. The result: a farmhouse style beer named...

    By Matt Brasch For Digital First Media|

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    Hamburg State Center to close

    HARRISBURG >> The Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas has announced that DHS plans to close the Hamburg State Center for people with intellectual disabilities in Berks County. DHS will also close the civil section of Norristown State Hospital. The closures are expected to take approximately 18 to 24 months to complete as residents transition to the community.

    By The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services|

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    Spring Street Center members ring in the New Year

    Members of The Center at Spring Street, Boyertown, really know how to welcome the New Year! On December 29th, members “cut a rug” to polkas and oldies played by “Bob Kreitz and Friends”. On January 5th, Lee Ford of the Good Timers Comic Division, Southside Shooters Brigade, helped members into authentic Mummers’ costumes and led them in the Mummer’s Strut all over the Center’s Main Room. On or off the dance floor, members sang and enjoyed...

    Boyertown Area Multi-Service|

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    Chestnut Knoll invites public to monthly Alzheimer’s support group meeting

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care is pleased to invite the public to a free Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting on Thursday, January 19 from 6:30–8 p.m. to learn more about caring for your senior loved ones with dementia.

    Chestnut Knoll|

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    Gilbertsville Elementary School introduces Green Screen technology to students

    Green Screen Technology Transports Students to New Worlds of Learning

    Boyertown Area School District|

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