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Driving Away The Cold Program brings coats to area children

By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

Limerick Fire Company to break ground on new $3.5M facility

LIMERICK >> Big things are coming down the pike for the Limerick Fire Company as construction on its new facility gets underway in just a few short weeks. ...

By Eric Devlin @Eric_Devlin on Twitter|


  • News

    Think about it: It’s Just at the Barn

    “If at first you don’t succeed, do it the way your mother told you to.” — Anonymous


  • News

    Flying Colors fall art show set for Oct, 28-30

    Flying Colors Fine Artists will hold its annual art show Oct. 28, 29 and 30 at the Montgomery School, Route 113, in Chester Springs. An artists’ reception with live music and refreshments will be held on Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Hours on Saturday and Sunday are 10 to 5. All hours are open to the public free of charge. All paintings will be for sale. An art activity for children is planned for Saturday and Sunday as well as informal artist demonstrations.


  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: Graph Epitaphs

    Every summer that I can remember as a kid, Mom insisted Pop drive to visit the gravesites of both the Christman’s, in Lehigh County, and the Kohler’s, in Berks County. Mom also took us on walks to the family cemetery of the Siegfried’s, from Siegfriedsdale, located near our farm. In the early days of rural America, families were allowed burial plots near their home.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: Interesting Folk Days rooted in Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers (pun intended)

    Pennsylvania Dutch rural folklore was important in providing Rhineland peasants with knowledge of becoming successful American farmers. Although most PA Deitsch folklore revolved around their religion, it is dubious that Grundsau Day (Groundhog Day) was purely an American idea. Perhaps it was a wise trick of a minister or public citizens in wanting to make local peasants aware they should be checking their farm equipment for the current spring planting. This myth about the hibernating...

    By Richard L.T. Orth|

  • Entertainment

    WTIM: Music Around Town Oct. 19 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|

  • Events

    Learn the history of Halloween traditions at ‘A Hopewell Halloween’

    An evening of Halloween traditions and historical folklore will be hosted by Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Historic games, crafts, and folktales from the different cultural groups that worked at Hopewell Furnace will be featured. All activities will take place near the park’s historic village. Admission and parking are free.

    From the National Park Service|

  • News

    Prosecutors to seek state prison time for Kathleen Kane

    NORRISTOWN >> Saying former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has shown no remorse and that her conduct was particularly egregious, prosecutors revealed they favor state prison time against her for perjury and abuse of power convictions.

    By Carl Hessler Jr. @MontcoCourtNews on Twitter|

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    Gymnasts turn dog walking on its ear to benefit regional charities

    Chester County teens from GymOlympic Sports Academy Gymnastics Team in Exton kicked off the third annual National Dog Show Charity Walk at Wilson Park in Tredyffrin Sunday by walking on their hands while walking their dogs, the leashes attached to the gymnasts’ ankles. The gymnasts have been practicing their feat since summertime.

    By Pete Bannan @petebannan on Twitter|

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    Runner who collapsed after running Kennett Square Mushroom Cap Half Marathon is recovering

    KENNETT SQUARE >> At 60 years old, Shawn Stevens was nearing the finish line of the Kennett Square Mushroom Cap Half Marathon on Saturday, and he was about to do it in under two hours. The 13.1-mile race included several grueling uphill challenges that tested even seasoned runners.

    By Fran Maye @kennettpaper on Twitter|

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    Landhope Farms raises $5,700 to fight childhood cancer

    Dennis McCartney believes a cure for childhood cancer will only be realized when local businesses join the battle.

    By Fran Maye @kennettpaper on Twitter|

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