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Fans of ‘Little House’ books celebrate author’s 150th birthday

By Lisa Mitchell|

700 Brandywine students celebrate World Read Aloud Day

All 700 students in the Brandywine Heights Elementary and Intermediate schools read to a partner, celebrating World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 16. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • Entertainment

    Oasis of orchids: Horticultural display at Longwood highlights varieties of orchids

    The party is called “Orchid Extravaganza” and you can come see it through March 31.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Entertainment

    Bruce Hornsby tours with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, stops at AMC

    Country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and renowned pianist and songwriter Bruce Hornsby are back touring with Skaggs’ band, Kentucky Thunder on new material and bluegrass classics. The Grammy award winning pair share a love of mountain music, delivering a show full of high-lonesome sound, full throttle blusegrass picking, and improvisational piano.

    By Chris Cameron For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Boyertown teachers get creamed at this year’s Mini-THON Pep Rally

    This year’s Mini-THON fundraiser kicked off with its usual pep rally on Friday, Feb. 10.

    By Eddie Wagner and Guilianna McGinniss Cub staff writers|

  • Columns

    From Arthur’s Policy Desk: Trump’s Order and the Ninth Got it Wrong

    Columnist On February 9th the political drama of President Trump’s executive order took an old turn when his opponents translated a political fight into a constitutional question and thus dragged the courts into the ring of battle. This is nothing new. But I will leave discussion of that political truth for another day.

    By Dr. Arthur H. Garrison |

  • Columns

    Reflections: Albert Boscov had a heart of gold and the golden touch of King Midas

    The injection of energy and the infusion of personality that personified Albert Boscov were as remarkable as his marvelous accomplishments that will remain vivid in the folds of time.

    By Mike Zielinski Columnist|

  • Columns

    Look back in history: King George III of England was actually a German!

    A few years back when the PA German Society and the offices of the American Folklife Institute hosted a modern Germanic television film crew to televise our current PA Dutch territory for an European Broadcasting Company, we were glad to meet local PA Dutchmen, some of which were Palantine Germans, who came from New Jersey and were celebrating their 300th anniversary of arriving in America. As were French Huguenots in the Oley Valley also commemorating their Colonial anniversary in the...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Entertainment

    Music Around Town: Feb. 22 edition

    22 Feb – Kevin & Donney at Klingers at the Airport, Reading (8 p.m. start)


  • Entertainment

    Genesius Theatre’s younger set brings back the 60s with ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

    The up-and coming talent from Berks County will bring the upbeat “Bye Bye Birdie Young Performers Edition” to Genesius Theatre Feb. 24 to March 5. Talented kids and teens ages 5 to 17 years old from a cross section of Berks, Lehigh Valley and Lancaster County schools present this special adaptation of the four-time Tony Award-winning, including Best Musical of 1961, Broadway Musical. This is a one-hour adaptation, specially tailored for elementary school, middle school and...

    From Genesius Theatre|

  • News

    Daniel Boone School Board approves preliminary budget

    Following a three-week public review period, the Daniel Boone School Board approved 8-1 its 2017-18 preliminary budget of $56,336,312.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

  • News

    Woman visiting husband’s grave dies after cemetery crash in Pottstown

    POTTSTOWN >> A Berks County woman died of natural causes Saturday, just hours after an asthma attack caused her to crash an SUV into a tree at a cemetery, trapping her inside for hours before help arrived. The woman’s death comes just over a week after the death of her husband.

    By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|

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