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Crowd comes out for Kutztown Kruizz

A crowd of car enthusiasts viewed a display of more than 300 cars at the Kutztown Kruizz on July 30. All proceeds help Kutztown Strong to continue programs and activities that support the behavioral health and wellbeing of local children, youth and families. → Read More

Masks remain optional for Kutztown schools

Before voting to approve the policy, the board amended it to keep the decision in its hands. → Read More

Home gardeners can donate surplus produce to northern Berks pantry

One of the challenges that Friend Inc. faces is accessing and distributing fresh produce for its food pantry. Home gardeners can donate produce by completing an online form with Ample Harvest. → Read More

Patrons paint kindness rocks for Morgantown Village Library rock garden

As you walk into the library, see rock creations and positive messages from the community in the new rock garden at The Village Library in Morgantown. → Read More

Zuber Realty delivers busload of donations for Berks veterans in need

Zuber Realty delivered a busload of donations for veterans in need thanks to a month-long food drive. → Read More

Floor repair project at Kutztown High School running into more money

An investigation uncovered that the previous contractor had added incompatible layers beneath the High School cafeteria floor and improperly installed materials. Also, the water table is rising and causing damage. To fix the issue, a water barrier will be put in to try to minimize that. → Read More

Friend Inc.’s benefit bike ride through northern Berks aims to Brake the Cycle of Poverty

Cyclists at Friend Inc.'s 13th Annual Brake the Cycle of Poverty Benefit Bike Ride will once again tour the rural roads and covered bridges of Northern Berks County, all in an effort to help those in need. → Read More

Kutztown School Board approves $100,000 Communities In Schools contract for social services

The program connects students and families with social service resources. → Read More

Crystal Cave near Kutztown celebrates 150th anniversary of Grand Illumination

On Saturday, historic Crystal Cave near Kutztown celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Grand Illumination when the cave was first opened to the public on May 25, 1872. The event featured live music, jugglers, giveaways, cave tours and cake. → Read More

Kutztown Kruizz returns to Kutztown’s Main Street July 30

Kutztown Strong event features cars, live music, food and activities on Kutztown's Main Street from noon to 4:30 p.m. followed by a 6 p.m. free concert by The Fabulous Greaseband at Kutztown Park. → Read More

Boyertown retailer donates to Berks-based nonprofit to drive change in community

R Wireless partnered with Berks-based nonprofit We Agape You to help drive changes in the community by donating $2,100 of funds raised by customers in its Boyertown and Sinking Spring stores. → Read More

Crystal Cave near Kutztown celebrates 150th anniversary

Crystal Cave near Kutztown celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Grand Illumination of the cave on July 16 with cave tours, music by Condor and performances by Brandywine's Cascade Brigade Jugglers, free giveaways and anniversary cake. → Read More

Building a Better Boyertown hires new Main Street manager

Building a Better Boyertown's new Main Street manager, Ellen Martignetti, wants downtown Boyertown to be a celebration of agricultural region, artists and makers that honors the past and looks toward the future. → Read More

Kutztown Folk Festival returns to fairgrounds with new logo, Fresh Market

The Kutztown Folk Festival returns to Kutztown Fairgrounds for the first in-person event since 2019. Amid the pandemic the past 2 years, festival organizers hosted a virtual event. → Read More

Fireside Cafe in East Earl launches Fireside Fridays this summer

Fireside Café in East Earl near Shady Maple launched Fireside Fridays as a way for the community to come together and enjoy the summer evenings. The weekly Friday night event features live music, corn hole and door prizes. → Read More

Hamburg Mayor swears in boy, 5, as honorary police officer

The Hamburg Borough Mayor swore in Ryder Knechtle, 5, as an honorary Hamburg Police Officer during the 3rd Annual Camp for Hope, a fundraising event celebrating Ryder for his courage while battling cancer. → Read More

Muhammad Ali time capsule buried at boxer’s former training camp

Fans and friends of Muhammad Ali gathered at Fighter’s Heaven to witness the burial of a 50-year time capsule at Ali's former training camp, from its establishment in 1971 to its restoration and present day museum. → Read More

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary outdoor concert benefits Road to Recovery for local artist

An estimated 250 to 300 people came out for the Todd Gladfelter's Road to Recovery Benefit Concert at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, raising $15,500 to help pay for medical bills, therapies and adaptive services. → Read More

Boyertown living history event offers new way to learn local history

Boyertown Area Historical Society offers a new way to learn history at “Not Your Run Of The Mill.” The free living history event at Bahrs Mill includes tours, demonstrations, music. → Read More

Losito Family Benefit raises nearly $8K for Kutztown family after house fire

The Losito Family Benefit, featuring live music on May 14, raised nearly $8,000 for a Kutztown family who are rebuilding after a house fire. → Read More