In Other News

Kutztown University hosts 150th birthday party

By Lisa Mitchell|

Lauralynn White guest speaker at September Pottstown Area Artists Guild Meeting

The Pottstown Area Artists Guild will host its first meeting of the 2016-2017 year ...

The Pottstown Area Artists Guild|



    Filled with ‘kisses’

    Dedicated bocce ball lovers braved heat and humidity at the Sept. 10 tournament on the Honey Brook Borough courts, and the quality of play was as scorching as the sun. A “kiss” in bocce is when a player throws the large ball at the smaller ball, called the pallina, and the two balls touch or “kiss.” It means it’s a great shot. The throws were so amazing all day long, with one kiss after another. In the end the Salami’s were champions, fending off...


  • Berks Local

    Playcrafters brings ‘Next to Normal’ to area theater fans

    You may often wonder … is it normal to forget your keys or where you parked? Or the name of the person to whom you were just introduced ten minutes ago? What passes for normal these days anyway? While the boundaries of normal may be flexible, there is ultimately a tipping point when the fence begins to splinter and crack, and it’s the theme of Playcrafters’ upcoming production when the spotlight falls on the topic of mental illness in “Next to Normal”...

    By Mary Cantell For Playcrafters|

  • News

    Patriot Community Calendar Sept. 15

    Send events to by Friday noon week prior to publication.


  • News

    Kutztown Strong elects permanent board

    Kutztown Strong has elected a permanent board of directors, Vice President Kelley Neyhart announced.

    By Reno Unger|

  • News

    Hamburg Item Community Calendar Sept. 14

    Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.


  • Entertainment

    Talisman Players, Kutztown, present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

    Talisman Players, Kutztown, present “Fiddler on the Roof” at Schaeffer Auditorium of Kutztown University from Sept. 23 to 25.

    By Talisman Players|

  • Entertainment

    WTIM: Music Around Town Sept. 14 edition

    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|

  • Opinion

    Guest Columnist

    A sense of community is important in life. We all want to belong to somebody or something.

    By Mike Zielinski Guest columnist|

  • Opinion

    Stoudt’s work on native rural people and folk art speaks volumes about their lives

    As a Fleetwood kid and later folklorist living a town over from the historic Oley Valley, I was proud to have read the “PA Dutch Cultural Histories,” written by the articulate Professor-Clergyman, John Joseph Stoudt, a Dutchman who lived on the Fleetwood-Lyons Road in a very historic Georgian mansion, just outside Fleetwood Borough limits.

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: Discovering the history behind Tom Thumb weddings

    Someone asked me if I ever heard of Tom Thumb weddings at churches. The only thing I knew was a Tom Thumb was involved with a circus. I then asked my breakfast friends, if they ever heard of Tom Thumb weddings in churches. Fay Marko, told me, “Yes, we had one at the Dryville Church many years ago. Youngsters --- both boys and girls --- dressed up like an adult couple about to be married.” Now I was intrigued that a Tom Thumb wedding had once been a local event, so I did my...

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist|

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