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Cazenove’s 1794 Pennsylvania Travel Journal, Part 2

As detailed last week, Theophile Cazenove, a wealthy European who was working for prosperous Dutch bankers, was employed to travel through Pennsylvania with an eye toward investments in land. He kept notes on his findings which were eventually publish...

By Robert Wood Columnist |


  • Opinion

    Focus on the Family: Daughter’s put-downs with boyfriend worry parents

    Q: Am I being too sensitive about the put-downs and insults my daughter and her boyfriend toss back and forth at each other? She acts like it’s no big deal, but I’m alarmed and don’t consider this to be healthy behavior.


  • Opinion

    So you’re saving for retirement- Now what?

    When discussing retirement, there are dozens of questions you can ask yourself. Do you want immediate access to your money or do you want guaranteed income over your lifetime? Keep in mind guarantees are based on the financial strength and claims paying ability of the issuing insurance company. Are you concerned how long your retirement savings are going to last you? Do you want to harness the market to potentially grow your retirement assets or would you want to be more conservative?

    Thrivent Financial |

  • Features/People

    Volunteers serve meal at Hope Rescue Mission

    A group of fifteen people, members of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown, travelled out to Reading to serve a meal at Hope Rescue Mission on Sunday, May 3.


  • Lifestyle

    Chestnut Knoll residents show off green thumbs and passion for gardening

    The gardens at Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care are flourishing once again, thanks to the hard work and dedication of residents at Chestnut Knoll and members of the Pottstown Garden Club. This season, residents have been able to get some fresh air and plant vegetables in the garden, in preparation for later use in the kitchen to be part of their daily meals.

    From Chestnut Knoll |

  • Track and field

    Boyertown’s Dylan Eddingher takes home a bronze at PIAA Track & Field Championships

    It was a weekend to remember for Boyertown senior Dylan Eddingher at the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium May 22 and 23. Eddinger came home with a third-place bronze medal in the Class AAA 800-meter run withd a time of 1:51.19 in the finals.

    By Barry Sankey Bsankey |

  • News

    Hamburg Game Association holds 58th Children’s Fishing Rodeo

    Area children enjoyed the sport of fishing at the Hamburg Game Association’s Children’s Fishing Rodeo, a long-time annual event held this year on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. Over both days, 283 youngsters — accompanied by parents and grandparents — caught 537 trout, pulled from the association’s beautiful pond.

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont News |

  • Events

    Shoemakersville Children’s Parade and Fair kicks off 250th anniversary celebration

    The residents of Shoemakersville are helping to celebrate the town’s big birthday with a series of events throughout summer, starting with the popular 64th annual Children’s Parade and Fair on Saturday, June 6. This year’s theme is “Happy Birthday Shoemakersville” in honor of the town turning 250 years old.

    Shea Singley

  • News

    Kutztown High School Class of 2017 hosts first Running of the Cougars 5K Race and Fun Walk

    On Saturday, May 16, the Kutztown Area High School Class of 2017 hosted the first annual “Running of the Cougars” 5K Race and Fun Walk.

    By Garrett Moyer Sophomore Class Historian |

  • Social groups and organizations

    Hamburg Rotary Club hears from Bestonium owner

    Tim Best, the owner of Bestonium, presented the program on May 21, at the Hamburg Rotary. He has graphics for the masses. Screen printing signage, lamination, banners, t-shirts, photo enlargements, custom wallpaper, fabric printing and more. Tom Roth was the program chairperson.


  • News

    Hamburg Art Alliance hosts Arts Fest in Downtown Hamburg

    Locals braved an iffy forecast and were awarded with a beautiful, sunny day at the 2015 Hamburg Arts and Crafts Fest held in downtown Hamburg on Saturday, May 16. Attendance to the fest was free, as was parking. Participants in the accompanying “Rolling Art” Car and Motorcycle Show paid an entry fee, but had the chance to win door prizes as well as show prizes. About 50 vehicles, ranging from classic cars to street rods to motorcycles, were on display.

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont News |

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