Succulent and savory, pork and saurkraut welcomes the New Year

The New Year can’t arrive soon enough for this COVID-19 weary world. As people near and far welcome 2021, many will include local traditions in their celebrations, all in the hopes of securing a healthier, happier, and wealthier year ahead. Many of these “lucky”...

Holiday Guide to Shopping Small in Berks County

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time to give thanks, celebrate the joys of the season, and honor family traditions with your loved ones. For many, the day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, traditionally kicks off the start of the holiday shopping...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Traditional Irish Fare

Pennsylvania’s Americana Region may be known for its PA Dutch heritage and delicacies, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of Irish food choices in the area. With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, we compiled a list of traditional Irish and European fare...

Celebrate News Year’s in Berks County

3, 2, 1 — Happy New Year! If you’ll be closing out the year and beginning 2020 in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Americana Region, you won’t be disappointed in the wide variety of activities that will be held on New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re looking for family friendly...

What – or Who – is Belsnickel?

“He’s making a list. He’s checking it twice. He’s going to find out who’s naughty or nice.” For many children, having one’s name on Santa’s naughty list means coal in your stocking and no gifts under the tree come Christmas morning. But the Belsnickel, a creature of...