In Other News

Family and friends honor athlete at Run For Taylor

By Shea Singley|

New engine and passenger cars arrive for Colebrookdale’s scenic railroad

The Secret Valley Line keeps adding more railroad cars and engines to its collection in preparation for its planned fall kick-off of passenger excursions along the 9-mile Colebrookdale Railroad spur between Pottstown and Boyertown. ...

By Evan Brandt and John Strickler jstrickler@21st-centurymedia.com ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

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  • Features/People

    Celebrating Celtic with Dollops of Irish Cheer at the Berks Celtic Oyster Fest

    “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste… I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”

    By Arundhati Das For 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Enter the Kutztown Fair Potpie Cookoff

    (Kutztown, PA)- Following the traditions of the region, Kutztown Fair is hosting the first POTPIE COOKOFF. On Thursday August 16. Individuals, Groups & Organizations, and Professional Cooking personnel are encouraged to enter. These 3 categories will compete for a $75 cash prize, a large rosette and bragging rights.

    From 2014 Kutztown Fair Committee |

  • Events

    Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway this weekend

    Maple Grove will present the Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals presented by Mack Trucks and Denver Truck Painting on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27. The family-friendly diesel truck fest — the largest of its kind on the East Coast — will include a truck show (sponsored by Hunter Peterbilt), diesel truck drag racing, Jet Funny Cars, a wheelstanding exhibition car, live music and a model truck exhibit.

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  • General news

    $200K grant bolsters plan for Boyertown-to-Pottstown rail service: the Colebrookdale Railroad

    BOYERTOWN — Progress on the revitalization of the Colebrookdale Railroad these days means more than pulling refurbished passenger cars along the picturesque 9-mile track on the shores of Manatawny Creek.

    By Evan Brandt ebrandt@21st-centurymedia.com |

  • Events

    Oley’s Peach and Ice Cream Festival slated for Saturday, Aug. 9

    The Oley Valley is getting ready to eat some peaches.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • Announcements

    Fifty cadets graduate from Montgomery County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy

    Fifty police cadets of Classes 1303 and 1401graduated from Montgomery County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy on July 16 during a ceremony held at the College’s Science Center Theater, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell—a fitting number as the College celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

    From Montgomery County Community College |

  • General news

    Boyertown’s recent fire company merger seeks to offset decline of volunteers

    Improved firefighting services, greater operational efficiencies and savings in tax dollars are among the benefits that residents are expected to realize through the recent merger of the three Boyertown area fire companies.

    By Gil Cohen For 21st Century Media |

  • Events

    Tri County Record Calendar of Events July 22

    Ongoing Events Rockin’ VBS – Make Music with the Go Fish Guys: Vacation Bible School will be located at the Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson, PA for children ages 4 through those who have completed 6th grade. They are welcome to join for a fun FREE week of songs, games, and learning from the Bible July 21-25, 6:30-8:45 p.m. To register, please visit www.cefcelverson.org and click on the VBS photo or call the church ofice at 610-286-6790. The church is located at 52 S.

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  • General news

    Hamburg residents visit revolutionary times

    Michael Jesberger presented a Revolutionary War program, “Citizen to Soldier,” including a live muzzle-loading demonstration, for a crowd of about 50 who gathered around him at the Hamburg Park off Island Street. The July 15 program was arranged by the Hamburg Public Library.

    By Kolleen Long For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    River House PA ready to help veterans and their families

    Port Clinton Park was filled with veterans, family members, supporters, music, food, activities and more on Saturday, July 19, for the River House PA fundraiser.

    Shea Singley
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