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 |


  • Baseball

    Boyertown Legion Bears fall short of Berks League title

    It was an interesting Berks County playoff tournament. It featured weather delays and postponements, exciting contests (including an upset), and, of course, some controversy. In the end, however, the Boyertown Bears came up just short in their bid for yet another Berks County Championship.

    By Rob Zambaninni For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    New York City children arrive in Hamburg for a summer in Berks County

    Cars filled the parking lot of Wendy’s in Tilden Twp. on July 16 with parents and children anxiously awaiting the arrival of their host child for the upcoming week or two weeks. Fourteen children from New York City between the ages of 6 and 18 packed their bags for a summer trip to Berks County as part of the Fresh Air Fund program.

    Shea Singley

  • Lifestyle

    Boyertown Girl Scouts go galactic at Twilight Camp

    “Galaxy Quest” was the theme for this year’s Twilight Camp, sponsored by the Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA. The camp was held at Calvary UCC on Route 100 in Barto.


  • 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

    Perry Elementary playground community build is this Saturday

    The Perry Elementary PTO community playground build is just days away.

    By Andrew Raugh Hamburg Area School District school director |

  • General news

    Letter to the Editor: Also a concerned resident of Perry Township

    Dear Editor; I read the Letter to the Editor in [the July 9 issue of the] Hamburg Item, and I’m also a concerned resident of Perry Township.


  • 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 |

  • General news

    Hamburg area obituaries

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


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