In Other News

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

By Lisa Mitchell|

Union Township to proceed with Geigertown sewer project

The Union Township Board of Supervisors said Aug. 17 that connecting 115 properties to the proposed Geigertown sewer line will be a financial burden of $110 to $125 per month, an expense that will be borne by all residents. ...

By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |


  • News

    Brandwyine Heights welcomes new Intermediate and Middle School Principal Robert Farina

    Brandywine Heights School District welcomed Robert Farina as new Intermediate and Middle School principal to replace Principal Dr. Johnson who retired after 18 years in the district.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    Warwick County Park hosts Community Day to “explore your own backyard”

    On Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Warwick County Park will be hosting Community Day in partnership with South Coventry, Warwick and East Nantmeal Townships.

    Warwick County Park |

  • Columns

    The Historian: Hinkel und Oyer (Chicken and Eggs) Part I

    In the old days, the morning light of farms, villages and towns was filled with the sound of roosters crowing, for almost every place had some chickens. Chickens of yesteryear were perhaps not the calm, fat hens of today, but tended rather to be thin, tough, rangy and somewhat wild.

    By Robert Wood Columnist |

  • News

    Pets of the Week: Adoptables from the Montco SPCA

    Greetings! Many of you probably know my famous cousin, Chewbacca, from Star Wars. Long hair seems to run in our family, but there’s no need to worry because there’s no such thing as a bad hair day. With Spitz and Pomeranian in my lineage, it seems as though I got the short gene in the family, weighing in at a plump 28 pounds of fluffiness. This is a big transition for me, so I want to apologize in advance if I’m a little shy when we first meet. Please take some time to...


  • News

    Cat Angel Network: Meet Mimi, a gentle love bug looking for a family

    Hello, my name is Mimi, and I am a super-sweet tortoiseshell kitty who was born in 2012. I was living outside in a mobile home park in Honey Brook when I came up to a nice lady who reached out her hand to pet me. As I came up closer, she realized I was expecting kittens. She picked me up and took me inside so my kittens would not be born out in the cold.


  • News

    Brandywine alum graduates basic training

    Air Force Guard Airman 1st Class Dennis J. Parks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.


  • News

    Fritz T. Sprandel, author of Adventure on a Dare, speaks at Hamburg Rotary

    On Aug. 27, Fritz T. Sprandel, the author of Adventure on a Dare, spoke at the Hamburg Rotary. He previously shared his book with the Rotary a few years ago, and there will probably be a movie made from the book. Fritz shared a personal testimony on his life since publishing the book. Greg Rautzhan was the program chairperson.


  • News

    Statewide conservation group honors Sen. Schwank with “Legislator Leadership Award”

    State Senator Judy Schwank, who has worked to protect Berks County farmland, enhance open spaces throughout Pennsylvania and safeguard natural resources, has been named a “legislative leader” by the organization that advocates for the commonwealth’s 66 conservation districts.

    From Mark Shade PA Senate |

  • News

    Congressman Ryan Costello tours Frecon Farms orchard, touts the CIDER Act

    The growing appeal of alcoholic cider in recent years has apple growers like Frecon Farms branching out to new customers.

    From the office of Congressman Ryan Costello |

  • Crime

    Mertztown man threatens woman with gun in domestic incident

    On Aug. 26 at 3:41 a.m., State Police from the Reading station were called to a domestic disturbance on Sally Ann Furnace Road in Rockland Township.


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