In Other News

ADA Walk celebrates 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

By Karen L. Chandler Board of Directors, National Federation of the Blind, Greater Berks Chapter |

While teacher waits for a heart transplant, community rallies to help

Early last December – in her early 40s and happily employed as a history teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy – Linda Jara began doctoring for a sinus infection before “being blindsided” by a heart failure diagnosis two...

By M. English 21st Century Media Services |



    The Historian: The Window Pane Tax of 1798

    The Federal Direct Tax of 1798, popularly called “the window pane tax,” precipitated an event called Fries (pronounced “freeze”) Rebellion, which has been described as “a sort of comic opera that provided excitement here in Montgomery County for some months in 1798 and 1799.”

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • Events

    Fifth Annual Classic & Custom Car Show announced at Chestnut Knoll

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care is pleased to invite the public to their 5th Annual Car Show! The car show will be held Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    From Chestnut Knoll |

  • Announcements

    Boyertown student named recipient of the Karol Canfield Memorial Award at Agora Cyber Charter School

    For one Boyertown student cyber education helped defy the odds that were stacked against her as a young child. Before Kindergarten, Mariah Steffey was told that her learning disabilities would keep her from learning with others her age. In a traditional brick and mortar setting, many students like Mariah fall behind or are unable to receive the individualized attention they need to keep up, let alone excel in school. Discovering cyber education was a game changer for the Steffey family.

    From Agora Cyber Charter School |

  • News

    Colebrookdale Railroad announces ‘Vintage Baseball in the Park’

    The Colebrookdale Railroad is getting ready to host a vintage baseball game at Memorial Park — the community is invited to come out and ride through the Secret Valley Line with the players.

    Rebecca Blanchard

  • News

    ADA Walk celebrates 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

    ADA Walk – July 24th Shouts of “Hey, hey, hey! ADA!” could be heard on the streets of Reading the morning of July 24, as people from across Berks County living with disabilities, their friends and coworkers, and supportive community members traveled to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    By Karen L. Chandler Board of Directors, National Federation of the Blind, Greater Berks Chapter |

  • News

    Hamburg High School program change: Juniors, seniors can earn credit for professional field experience

    Hamburg Area School Board approved changes to the high school program of studies for the 2015-16 school year on July 27.

    By Arch Kurtz For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Accidents

    State Police: Driver strikes tree, overturns vehicle in I-78 collision

    On July 23 at 3:30 p.m., State Police Trooper William Spayd responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-78 west.


  • Entertainment

    WTIM: Music Around Town

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

    By Tim Dietterick |

  • Entertainment

    Fun Friday: Take a break from summer heat and explore Crystal Cave

    Pennsylvania summers are no joke. While we are fortunate enough to enjoy beautiful seasonal weather in fall and spring, we also experience freezing winters and blistering summer days. One Friday was such a day, with temperatures soaring and humidity rising, so our family decided to check out a local site that promised much cooler temperatures: Crystal Cave.

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • News

    Exeter School Board: Presentation heard on LERTA program; recommendation made on length of shorts

    Exeter High school student Hunter Ahrens recently led the monthly meeting of the Exeter School Board meeting with an informative presentation relating to the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) program.

    By Samantha Dix For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

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