In Other News

Up close view of bald eagle, golden eagle at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton

By Lisa Mitchell|

Skippack Painting with a Twist hosts fundraising event in remembrance of Hurricane Katrina

As part of the nation’s largest paint-and-sip franchise, Painting with a Twist of Skippack participated in the company’s national fundraising event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 26 through the company&#...

From Painting with a Twist |


  • Columns

    PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: MJ Dougherty, Saved by God’s Grace Part II

    Next came the ugly part of human nature. Those on the ferry scrambled in fear for life jackets. When they thought there were none left, they started pulling them away from people who had already gotten them. The captain stopped them by saying there were enough jackets for all. The ferry reached Staten Island where only fire, police and rescue personnel by the hundreds were allowed to board for the trip back to lower Manhattan. Even though MJ wanted to go back to Manhattan to the Avenue of...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • News

    2 Kutztown Girl Scouts make blankets for Good Shepherd residents, earn Silver Award

    Two Kutztown students spent their summer working on their Girl Scout Silver Award. Morgan Kunkel and Erin Randall, ninth grade students at Kutztown Area High School, spent the last few months making fleece knot blankets for the residents of Good Shepherd Home in Allentown.

    Submitted by Michele Randall |

  • Music

    Hope 4 Joy benefit concert will raise funds to help little girl

    A Christian Benefit Concert featuring Mark Schultz, Jean Watson and Heaven’s Thunder will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Calvin & Janet High Fine Arts Center located on the Lancaster Mennonite School campus.

    Calvin & Janet High Fine Arts Center |

  • News

    Garden Spot Village unveils life-size tree sculpture in Village Square

    On Aug. 27, To the sound of “ooh’s” and “aah’s” and vigorous applause, Garden Spot Village unveiled a sculpture of a nearly life-sized red maple tree in its recently remodeled Village Square atrium.

    Garden Spot Village |

  • Entertainment

    18th and 19th century processes highlighted at Hay Creek Festival

    The spirit of 18th and 19th century Historic Joanna Furnace comes to life Sept. 11, 12 and 13 with the 2015 edition of The Hay Creek Festival. Each year, 1,500 craftsmen, artisans, interpreters, mechanical technology folks, food service workers and parking aids (all volunteers) bring the Joanna Furnace community to life through the years 1791 to 1950.

    Hay Creek Festival |

  • Columns

    Young families: The cost vs. protection challenge; finding right balance of protection and affordability is critical

    Being young and starting a family is one of the most exciting times in many people’s lives, with lots of opportunities ahead and so many memories to make together. Unfortunately, young families are often the most vulnerable to life’s uncertainties. They’re the ones with many peak earning years ahead of them and lots of potential unknowns to encounter.

    By John Lauer Thrivent Financial |

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy wholesome fall family fun at Weaver’s Orchard

    Families are invited to Weaver’s Orchard in the rolling hills of Berks County for wholesome, kid-centered fun in the great outdoors as the orchard starts its fall festivals, which run every Saturday, Sept. 12 through Oct. 31 and Columbus Day Monday.

    Weaver’s Orchard |

  • News

    Community church builds with “living” bricks

    Community Evangelical Free Church, 52 South Brick Lane, Elverson, broke ground Aug. 31 for construction of a new building. With almost everyone present holding shovels to participate in ceremonially breaking ground for construction, Pastor Steve Estes reminded them that the construction is not just so the church can have a bigger building. Rather, it is so that the church can “present Biblical truth, build strong relationships and offer practical help” to even more people in...

    Community Evangelical Free Church |

  • News

    Hearts United with Haiti hosts dinner at Shady Maple; founder from Narvon seeks volunteers

    Hearts United with Haiti hosts its inaugural Fund Raising Dinner at Shady Maple Banquet Hall Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.

    By Carol Quaintance For Berks-Mont News |

  • Entertainment

    Celebrate harvest time at Hopewell Furnace

    The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to “Harvest Time,” a historic crafts day at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (NHS) on Saturday, Sept. 26. The day-long, free event will feature the apples available for picking and autumn harvest activities of a 19th century “iron plantation.”

    Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site |

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