In Other News

Kutztown 8th grader Joanna Herrlin knitted to support after-school program Oasis

By Brady Tucker For Digital First Media|

Hamburg School Board opposes proposed budget

It’s back to the drawing board for the Hamburg Area School District and its budget for the 2018-19 school year. ...

By Arch Kurtz For Digital First Media|


  • Railfest in Hamburg features demonstrations and exhibits

    The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum invites everyone to “Railfest 2018: Hauling Black Diamonds on the Reading Railroad” on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, June 10, from noon to 5 p.m.

    From Reading Railroad Heritage Museum|

  • New exhibit at Clay on Main: ‘Working Surface’

    Clay on Main will showcase works by local artists in a new exhibit, “Working Surface: Indulging in Appearances,” open now through June 17 from 4 to 6 p.m.

    From Clay on Main|

  • Twin Valley Middle School celebrates ‘Schools To Watch’ designation

    On May 11, 2018, Twin Valley Middle School celebrated its 2018 Don Eichborn Schools “Schools to Watch®” designation with a school wide pep rally, followed by a reception with artistic and musical performances, and recognition given to its students, staff and leadership by Board President Gary McEwen, Superintendent Robert Pleis, Senator Judith Schwank and Senator John Rafferty Jr.

    From Emily A. Branch|

  • Chester County artist, Doug Mott, opens his home

    The minute you walk in the door, you’re looking out a window. In other words, as soon as you’re in, you’re out again. Sort of.

    From Doug Mott|

  • Conestoga Church hosts program on Lazarus Project fighting opioid crisis

    People gathered at the Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main Street in Morgantown, May 14, at 7 p.m. to learn about the Lazarus Project, a Lancaster County project fighting the national crisis of overdose deaths from opioids.

    By Carol Quaintance For Digital First Media|

  • Entertainment

    Updated space at Penn Museum covers 10,000 years of history

    The way you look at ancient history and world cultures is about to change.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: What is a May Pole Dance?

    My oldest sister, Anita, told me, “I used to go to Kutztown to see the May Pole dances. They were really nice.” It never occurred to me to ask more questions, but recently I decided to find out more about these dances.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Tribute to the late folklorist & potter, Lester P. Breininger

    A veteran collector of PA Dutch redware, I was among many Berks County customers who admired the earthenware folk artistry kept alive by Lester Breininger and his apprentices in rural Robesonia. In revisiting my Lester file, I came across an old newspaper clipping of Ron Devlin’s article from the Reading Eagle where he wrote about the amazing Americana collection the late Breininger and subsequent auction and talking of Lester’s legacy. It made me realize once again how...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • Food

    FOOD: Throw a royal wedding watch party

    Royally excited – that describes the mood at A Taste of Britain in Wayne just days away from when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Entertainment

    Eastern State Penitentiary announces three new art installations for 2018

    Eastern State Penitentiary isn’t imprisoned in the past.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

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