In Other News

Annual Taste of Phoenixville event serves up support for Good Samaritan Shelter

By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media|

Royersford church, scientist team up to tackle climate change

ROYERSFORD >> Katharine Hayhoe may have found the book that can help evangelical Christians skeptical of climate change begin to change their minds — the Bible. ...

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|


  • News

    Josh Shapiro looks back at time as Montgomery County commissioner

    NORRISTOWN >> Josh Shapiro, discussing the diversity of Montgomery County, couldn’t stay put in his seat.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter|

  • News

    Democrats endorse Ken Lawrence for Montgomery County board of commissioners

    NORRISTOWN >> Ken Lawrence, Temple University’s vice president for alumni relations and a resident of Plymouth Meeting, has been nominated by Montgomery County Democrats to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Board of Commissioners.

    By Katie Kohler For Digital First Media|

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    Protesters rally in Blue Bell urging Meehan not to repeal Affordable Care Act

    WHITPAIN >> Protesters rallied Sunday at Route 73 and Wentz Road urging Congressman Pat Meehan not to repeal the Affordable Care Act, citing it would take health insurance benefits away from tens of millions of Americans.

    Digital First Media staff|

  • Business

    Pennsylvania Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be open on MLK Day, other holidays

    HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has announced that hundreds of Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be open Monday, Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – as well as on Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July this year.

    By The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board For Digital First Media|

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    Agri-CULTURE, art show opens Jan. 20 at Studio

    Studio B opens its 9th annual Agri-CULTURE show featuring art inspired by agriculture.


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    Man surrenders after six-hour standoff in Limerick

    Digital First Media LIMERICK >> A man held police at bay for nearly six hours from the back seat of his car Friday in the 200 block of Masters Drive. The man was reportedly armed.


  • Entertainment

    WTIM: Music Around Town Jan. 4 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.


  • News

    New leadership, new commissioner for Montco in 2017

    NORRISTOWN >> As Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro prepares to leave office to assume the role of Pennsylvania Attorney General, his departure signals a new era for the board.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter|

  • News

    Montco buys software aimed at helping Good Samaritans, first responders

    NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County has invested $86,500 dollars in software that will help first responders and individuals in need of emergency assistance.

    By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter|

  • Columns

    A Look Back: How PA Dutch Are You: Did you eat your good luck pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day?

    This folk practice still creates a yearning, especially among our older folk people and those still appreciative of our heritage and a good, hot Pennsylvania Dutch meal. Many Dutch families over the generations and years never forget this dish on New Year’s Day and eagerly partake in the consumption of pork and sauerkraut. In Berks and Lehigh counties, natives raised and ate a huge quantity of potatoes and cabbage that was also a common and cheap dish eagerly eaten by the farming...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

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