In Other News

U.S. 422 West to close overnight next week at Route 100 Interchange for bridge construction

From the PA Department of Transportation |

Berks County man collects coats for North Philadelphia schoolchildren

A Berks County man has launched a winter coat drive to help underprivileged children in Philadelphia. ...

By Rebecca Blanchard|


  • News

    French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust to hold biggest fund raiser of the year

    French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust announced Oct. 5 that the “Protecting Our Watersheds: It’s Working” Annual Auction Party will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at Stonewall Golf Club in Elverson.

    French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust |

  • News

    Local resident to be inducted in Springfield HS Athletics Hall of Fame, among others

    Springfield High School Athletics Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the selection of six candidates and two coaches for the 24th annual induction. Members of the class of 2015 include Sarah Dougherty Trout ’00, Albert Grundy ’98 (of Elverson), Matt Kass ’94, Debby McAllister Mazza’67, Coach Sue Purvis, Marty Shane ’59, Coach Kim Caffey Smith and Chris Wilkins ’84. In addition, the 1996 Field Hockey team will be honored. Shana Goane Foody...

    SHS Hall of Fame |

  • Columns

    Final Expense Life Insurance: A simple option for an inevitable issue

    Do you have a way to pay for final expenses after you’re gone?

    By John Lauer Thrivent Financial |

  • News

    Real Estate Column: STAGED TO MOVE! These top 3 must do’s will help your house move quickly in today’s real estate market

    We all want to get the most bang for our buck when we choose to sell anything, especially a house. And no matter what the reason is for selling a home, there is always preparation involved.

    By Rachel Ingram Garden Spot Real Estate |

  • News

    Hope Lutheran Church in Bowers raises funds for World Hunger

    Before the Lyons Fiddle Festival begins, there is a Gospel Worship Service beginning at 9 a.m. shared by members of Hope Lutheran Church in Bowers. We usually have more than 100 people attend the worship. During the service, we take an offering for World Hunger through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In the past we have raised a lot of money for this project. This year we raised $440. I want to thank those who attended the service, the community in which I serve and those...

    By Pastor Elizabeth Haines Hope Evangelical Lutheran |

  • News

    Mom admits providing heroin to teenage daughter

    NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Salford mother has admitted to charges that she introduced her teenage daughter to heroin and injected the girl with the dangerous drug during trips to Philadelphia.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • News

    Halloween at Boone Homestead slated for Oct. 25

    Goblins, ghosts, monsters, oh my! Children and adults alike will delight in our annual trick-or-treating event. Costumed children can visit the historic buildings and receive a fun treat, have their face painted, and pick and decorate their own pumpkin. They can also play with colonial toys and games, listen to scary stories, and help a scarecrow stuff his friend. This event will be held Sunday, Oct. 25, 12 to 4 p.m.

    From the Daniel Boone Homestead |

  • Entertainment

    Exeter Community Library to host yearlong film series

    On Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. the Exeter Community Library, led by Ben Sneeringer (a Native Berks Countian, library supporter, and avid film enthusiast) and Executive Director, Mallory Hoffman, will be hosting their first film in a yearlong film series entitled “The Best of the 2000’s: 2000-2009”.

    From Exeter Community Library |

  • Entertainment

    Tel Hai to host The Wheatland Chorale for ‘shimmering’ performance

    Tel Hai Retirement Community invites the public to a Tel Hai Concert Series performance by The Wheatland Chorale on Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in the community’s StoneCroft Center for Worship & Performing Arts, located at 4000 Tree Line Drive in Honey Brook. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

    Tel Hai Retirement Community |

  • News

    Borough invites spectators to swoop, chug and motor along at the Elverson Halloween Parade

    Planes will swoop, trains will chug and automobiles will motor down Main Street in this year’s Elverson Halloween Parade, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. at the corner of South Pine and Main Streets. This year’s theme of Planes, Trains and Automobiles should provide an exciting variety of floats and rousing band music as the parade progresses down Main Street to the National Penn Bank. Spectators will also be treated to pre-parade entertainment at the...

    Elverson Borough |

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