In Other News

Awards go to top cars at Salem EC Church Car Show

By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

Home makeover revealed to Leesport mom and her kids

Leesport mom Jaime Noll and her daughters Samantha, 14, and Aubrey, 9, pulled up in front of their home in a white limo on Sept. 16 for the Big Reveal after a one-week home makeover. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • News

    Contestants vie for Outstanding Young Women Scholarships

    Young women in Berks County will participate in the Outstanding Young Women Scholarship Program on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Kutztown Area High School in Kutztown.


  • News

    Trooper Philip Melley Lodge attends Nashville Fraternal Biennial Conference

    In attendance at the National Conference of the Fraternal Order of Police in Nashville, Tenn., recently were 17 members of Trooper Philip Melley Lodge, including those from Northeast Berks County, as well as 4,235 delegates representing more than 330 thousand current and former law enforcement officers from all over the country and other parts of the world.

    From Trooper Philip Melley Lodge|

  • Business

    MCCC accepts $10,000 donation from TD Charitable Foundation

    Pottstown >> Montgomery County Community College students enrolling in the college’s Fast-Track to Employment Programs will benefit from a $10,000 contribution presented to the college by the TD Charitable Foundation.

    Digital First Media|

  • Business

    Small Business Administration seeks temporary workers to help with disaster response

    Washington, D.C. >> The U.S. Small Business Administration is looking to add to its staff to help with the agency’s disaster recovery efforts in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

    By Donna Rovins @MercBiz on Twitter|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUN UP: Pawpaws bring garden club members, friends together

    Last Saturday, my friend Sharon Richardson reached out to several master gardeners and members of her garden club who live nearby. She also reached out to me. The email subject line read, “The sweet smell of success.” When I walked into Richardson’s house the next day, it was as she had promised: the air was laden with the aroma of pawpaws — sweet, fruity, tropical.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Entertainment

    ‘Rock ‘n Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story’ is rockin’ the house at Bucks County Playhouse

    Like others, I go to be entertained. But every so often, a show that is filled with good music and a good story, gives me more — it gives me an understanding of a person or a time in the world that I knew little about. “Rock ‘n Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story,” making it’s world debut at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, has it all. Full of life, featuring an incredibly talented ensemble, it is fascinatingly informative, and it is a winner. If I assigned...

    By Frank Burd For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    ART: Pay-what-you-wish admission for Art Museum’s multifaceted ‘Philadelphia Assembled’

    Too many cooks can spoil a kitchen.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • News

    Berks County Coroner IDs body found along Schuylkill River

    ROBESON >> The Berks County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of a man in hospital garb found along the Schuylkill River by kayakers on Saturday, Sept. 16.

    Digital First Media|

  • Columns

    SEN. BOB MENSCH: Pennsylvania’s financial state is getting worse

    As I write this in mid-September, Pennsylvania is without a final budget. In the past decade, we’ve had on-time budgets in only four years. The question is why? For a very long time I’ve been arguing that our deficits, along with our budget stalemates, are predictable given the lack of growth in the Pennsylvania economy. If Pennsylvania is ever to solve our state budget woes, it is essential that we focus on our state’s economic growth.

    By State Sen. Bob Mensch Guest Columnist|

  • News

    Berks Coroner seeks help locating Muhlenberg woman’s next of kin

    MUHLENBERG >> The Berks County Coroner’s Office is looking for the next of kin for a recently deceased woman.

    Digital First Media|

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