In Other News

Kutztown University students run through campus in Boxer Trot; KU fraternity raises $1,250 for charity

By Emily Leayman For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

Berks County appeals to state legislators for 911 funding

The Berks County commissioners moved their meeting off-site for the first time Thursday, April 9, to draw the attention of state legislators to an issue that they have been emphasizing for several years — a better way to fund the 911 system.

By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |


  • Pets

    Cat Angel Network: Meet Dale

    My name is Dale, and everyone says I’m a very charming and handsome fellow. I recently lost my loving home due to the death of my special person so now I’m looking for a new home and family.


  • Pets

    Montgomery County S.P.C.A. Pets of the Week

    Strudel is a sweet and loving 8-month-old Staffordshire mix. She is very eager to please and willing to learn. She is rather calm for a puppy and has a great deal of potential. The sky is truly the limit with Strudel. Release Number A253718


  • News

    BACA celebrates 25th anniversary with free spring concert

    The Boyertown Area Choral Association will celebrate the start of its 25th Anniversary season with a free spring concert on Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, located at 35 W. Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown.

    Courtesy of The Boyertown Area Choral Association |

  • News

    Hamburg Area School District to induct five into Alumni Academic Hall of Fame

    Hamburg Area School District will be inducting five members into the Alumni Academic Hall of Fame on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school. The school district is recognizing alumni for their career and life achievements which were developed through their academic preparation while a student in Hamburg Area schools. Nominees must have graduated at least 20 years before they are considered.

    From Hamburg Area School District |

  • News

    Hamburg’s First Mini-THON a success

    Hamburg’s first Mini-THON took place at the Hamburg Area High School on Saturday, April 18. Going into the student run and organized event, the goal was to raise $5,000 with all proceeds directly benefiting the Four Diamonds Fund. At the time of the interview with junior Hannah Schreffler, who brought the event to Hamburg, the event raised just shy of $6,300.

    Shea Singley

  • News

    Hamburg residents work to keep town beautiful

    “Keep Hamburg Beautiful” is more than just a catchphrase, at least for the dozens of volunteers who gathered Saturday morning, April 25 in the Primrose Alley Tot Lot. The group was part of a clean-up initiative organized by the Our Town Foundation and sponsored by several businesses.

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • News

    Shoemakersville Fire Company’s Lights and Sirens Parade set for May 2

    To describe the upcoming Shoemakersville Fire Company No. 1’s Lights and Sirens Parade, the Parade Chairman and 17-year volunteer at the fire company, Tim Seyfert, said, “It’s a very long-term fundraiser and it’s for the community to join us in our celebration.”

    By Karen Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • News

    Hamburg Fire Company visits Hamburg Junior Mountaineers Adventurer Club

    Members of the Hamburg Fire Company gave a fire safety presentation to the Hamburg Junior Mountaineers Adventurer Club. This fulfilled the fire safety honor for the eager beaver level. The presentation was held on Wednesday, April 22 at Hamburg Seventh-day Adventist Church. A $500 check was presented to the fire company.


  • Education

    Perry Elementary Center fourth graders ‘Meet the Plants’

    Fourth grade students at Perry Elementary Center were given the opportunity to learn more about plants and gardening through the Berks County 4H program on Friday, April 17. Each year, the 4H program, which is funded by Penn State Berks, offers the “Meet the Plants” program to interested schools in order to promote agriculture by teaching students about plants and their importance to us. This program has become a favorite activity for the fourth grade students at Perry...

    By Amy Schreffler Perry Elementary Center |

  • Musical theater

    Hamburg Area High School students perform ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

    Hamburg Area High School’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” will take to the stage May 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Hamburg Area High School. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a comedy about a die-hard theatre fan putting on a record of his favorite musical. As the music plays the characters come to life before you in this outstanding musical comedy. All seats can be purchased at the door, or call 610-562-3861 ext. 2599. For more information...

    By Lyndsey Carr Hamburg Area High School |

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