In Other News

Volunteers key to Colebrookdale Railroad project

By Evan Brandt |

Be in the know for 2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival

From Aug. 15-17, the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will feature dozens of performers on seven stages. ...

By Brian Bingaman |


  • General news

    Garden Spot Village hosts National Take-Back Initiative IX: Public invited to dispose of unwanted medications on Sept. 27

    New Holland >> Once again, Garden Spot Village and the New Holland Police Department are partnering to provide a collection site in New Holland for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.


  • Features/People

    ColumnHaving lunch with Walt Funk

    The last four and a half years I have been treasurer for Honey Brook Meals on Wheels. I have had contact with many of the Meals on Wheels’ clients and much more contact with them in the last two years since I have also been a substitute coordinator and substitute driver delivering meals. Most of the clients are anywhere from their 70s to their mid-90s. I started to think how I really don’t know much about them and they probably have many memorable experiences as well as much...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • Music

    Farm Country Shindig hosts The Martin Brothers and Aspen Run

    An evening of bluegrass music will open the Farm Country Shindig season at the Fivepointville Fire Hall along Route 897 in Fivepointville on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. Featured will be The Martin Brothers and Aspen Run.


  • Lifestyle

    Celebrate Harvest Time at Hopewell Furnace Sept. 13

    The National Park Service invites the public to “Harvest Time” --a historic harvest day at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 13, according to Hopewell Furnace NHS Superintendent Edie Shean-Hammond.


  • General news

    Warwick County Park hosts Community Day

    On Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Warwick County Park will be hosting Community Day in partnership with South Coventry, Warwick and East Nantmeal Townships.


  • General news

    Friends of Hopewell Furnace to Present Program on Oldest African American Cemetery in Berks County

    On Sunday, Sept. 14, the Friends of Hopewell Furnace will present a special program at the Mount Frisby African Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery—the oldest African American Cemetery in Berks County and the man who donated the land for it, Isaac Cole.


  • Sports

    Ashley Hoffman signs to play at University of North Carolina

    Ashley Hoffman, Twin Valley High School senior field hockey player, signed her letter intent Sept. 2 in the HS main gym. Ashley is an early graduate. She signed her letter to the University of North Carolina to play field hockey.


  • Lifestyle

    A home cook’s guide to oil options

    My husband and I are having a slight disagreement. He says peanut, I say olive.

    By Davina Weinhold For 21st Century Media |

  • Arts and entertainment

    Program on ‘Doing Your Best Work’ to be presented

    The Perkiomen Valley Art Center will hold its monthly membership meeting and educational program on the arts on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30pm at Encore Experiences (formally Harleysville Senior Center) 312 Alumni Drive, Harleysville. The program is free and open to the public.


  • Events

    Boyertown Area Historical Society to hold photography show

    If you are a photography hobbyist or took some great pictures of your family, here is an opportunity to show off your photos.

    From The Boyertown Area Historical Society |

The Berks-Mont News: BLOGS