In Other News

Food is a major highlight of the annual Hay Creek Festival

By Gwen Bauer 21st Century Media |

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 |


  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: Early Americana weathervane was one of a kind

    A couple weeks back, I was pleased to write about the rare Americana weathervane on the Levan barn in the Oley Valley. But ironically, Clarence Shirk had a local farm auction with an identical weathervane for sale at an Emmaus farm auction Sept. 6.

    By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

  • Opinion

    From Arthur’s Policy Desk: President Obama: It’s in our national interest to return to Iraq

    One of the first lessons in studying policy making is that a single event can change everything. Vice President Chaney and others in the Bush Administration wanted regime change in Iraq before they came to power but did not have the political means (opportunity) to implement that policy. September 11, 2001 created those means.

    By Dr. Arthur H. Garrison Columnist |

  • Columns

    Thrivent Financial Column: September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, Think about your needs, protect your family

    Think you don’t need life insurance? Think again!

    From Thrivent Financial |

  • General news

    Exeter man found passed out in car with two children arrested for homemade bombs

    A DUI arrest turned explosive Thursday when an officer investigating a man passed out behind the wheel in the Sheetz parking lot noticed homemade bombs in the car.

    By Eileen Faust |

  • Business

    Digital First Media announces sale strategy

    NEW YORK -- Digital First Media, the operator of and Berks-Mont Newspapers, announced Friday that it will “evaluate and consider strategic alternatives” that could lead to the sale of some or all of the company.

    By Digital First Media |

  • Events

    Boyertown Oktoberfest slated as two-day event

    Two hundred years ago, the people of Bavaria, in what is now Germany, beggar to gather together each September to celebrate the harvest. They called their celebration Oktoberfest.

    By: Jeffrey C. Karver, Esq. and Joy Rota Boyertown Oktoberfest |

  • General news

    John Middleton Company’s employees donate $220,000 to Greater Philadelphia nonprofits

    John Middleton Company’s (Middleton’s) employees have donated $220,000 in grants to 16 nonprofits based in the greater Philadelphia area through the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund (ACECF). This marks the fourth year that Middleton’s employees, part of the Altria family of companies, have made donations to support those most in need.

    From Jon Middleton Company |

  • Arts and entertainment

    Oley’s Clay on Main to show new exhibit ‘Reflections: Women Viewing Women’

    Clay on Main is pleased to present an exhibition curated by Amanda Condict, a local artist, graphic designer and teacher. Amanda has organized seven local artists with one common thread - how they depict women in their work. This diverse group of artists use women as inspiration in their work.

    From Clay on Main |

  • General news

    Families flock to Daniel Boone Optimist Club’s 42nd Community Days in Douglassville

    Community talent, live entertainment, joyrides and home-made flavors, showcasing local fervor and entrepreneurship, injected exuberance and buoyancy into the relaxed Sunday afternoon Sept. 7 that stretched out under a sky washed a brilliant blue after thunder showers the night before at the 42nd Community Days in Douglassville.

    By Arundhati Das 21st Century Media |

  • Religion

    Hamburg area church calendar

    St. Mary Roman Catholic Church Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Reconciliation every Saturday from 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. and before each daily Mass. Upcoming activities include:


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