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Kutztown dedicates new stadium May 6, day opens with Running of the Cougars 5K

By Brady Tucker For Digital First Media|

Letter: Truck traffic is over the top on Philadelphia Ave. in Boyertown

I am speaking as a Boyertown community member, retired PE teacher, and advocate for community wellness. I live in a neighboring township in the Boyertown Area School District very close to Route 73, and I am impacted by traffic created by the Delaware...



  • Events

    Berks Parks and Rec hosts 31st annual ‘Go Fly a Kite! Day’ and Healthy Kids Day

    The skies will be filled with bright colors and many varieties of kites for the 31st annual “Go Fly a Kite! Day” on Saturday, April 28 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Youth Recreation Facility in Bern Township.

    From Berks County Parks and Recreation Department|

  • News

    Exeter Police investigating possible police impersonator

    EXTER >> Exeter Police are investigating a possible police impersonator after a real Exeter Township officer noticed an unusual traffic stop taking place on Friday.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

  • News

    Community invited to 64th Annual Boyertown Area Citizen of the Year Awards Gala hosted April 21

    The 64th Annual Boyertown Area Citizen of the Year Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 5 To 7 p.m. at the Boyertown Museum Of Historic Vehicles, 85 South Walnut St., Boyertown.


  • News

    Boyertown Church News

    Huff’s Union Church 540 Conrad Rd., Alburtis


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    Times & SBN Community Calendar April 19

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  • News

    Beth Shive honored as ‘Life-Long Friend of Career and Technical Education’

    The staff and administration at Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) was pleased to honor Beth Shive of Boyertown Area School District with a “Life-Long Friend of Career and Technical Education”plaque and award. As a true friend of BCTC, Shive has always advocated for the career center and educated students and parents about the benefits of attending BCTC.

    From Abby Showalter|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Colonial Fresh-Baked Bread and Hard Cider

    As we look back over 250 years of American history, certainly nobody thinks about the history of bread, maybe hard cider, but certainly not Colonial bread. I hope most people realize the spongier type of bread manufactured today is not the same bread as yesteryear, let alone centuries ago. Expanding on my initial thought, it becomes even more interesting when one realizes that our forefather’s wives baked bread traditionally only once a week (Friday) and did not have plastic...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • Sports

    Kutztown swimmers enjoy successful season

    The Kutztown Area High School swim team enjoyed another successful season this winter. This year’s team was comprised of returning swimmers senior Nikolette Nolte, sophomores Greta Feiertag and Annika Gally, and the team’s newest swimmer, freshmen Devon Becker.

    By Jason Feiertag Kutztown swimming|

  • News

    Boyertown street fair to welcome spring on April 21

    BOYERTOWN >> East Philadelphia Avenue in downtown Boyertown will be closed to traffic between Chestnut and Washington streets on Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help celebrate spring.

    Digital First Media|

  • News

    Diversity awareness art project unites Kutztown, North Philly students

    Kutztown Area High School received a visit from students from Hill Freedman Academy of North Philadelphia, creating a diversity awareness art project with a select group of Kutztown students on April 11.

    Lisa Mitchell

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