KUTZTOWN LOCAL

Hamburg Item Community Calendar |Feb 2, 2018

Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Hamburg Item Calendar in e-mail subject.

Hamburg firefighter and EMS visit Lions |Feb 2, 2018

Frystown Firefighter angels help local seniors |Feb 2, 2018

Angels do not just wear flowing gowns of white or gold. They also wear reflective striping on tan uniforms.

Hamburg VFW awards $21,000 to local non-profits, to support veterans |Feb 2, 2018

Wagner-Good VFW Post 216, 1 south 4th Street, Hamburg, is pleased to announce that the post has once again been able to support our local veterans organizations along with numerous other local non-profits this year we were able to award over $21,000 to the below listed organizations.

Hamburg Area High School students perform on Strand’s stage |Feb 2, 2018

Hamburg Area High School students performed a concert on the Hamburg Strand Theatre stage in front of an audience of family, friends and community members on Jan. 30.

Kempton resident Kayla Fusselman, 23, crowned American Honey Queen |Feb 2, 2018

The American Beekeeping Federation crowned Kayla Fusselman, 23, of Kempton, Berks County, as the 2018 American Honey Queen at the American Beekeeping Federation Conference and Trade Show in Reno, Nev.

‘Casablanca’ kicks off Classic Film Series at Hamburg Strand |Feb 1, 2018

Classic films will return to the big screen in Hamburg via an upcoming movie series at the Strand Theater, 6 South Fourth Street.

Heaven’s Thunder Band donates to Safe Berks Playground Renovation |Feb 1, 2018

Mark Malizzi, executive director of Thunder Outreach Ministries in Boyertown, and other members of Heaven’s Thunder Band of Boyertown, visited Safe Berks on Sunday, Jan. 28, and delivered a check for $4,191 to help renovate the Safe Berks Playground.

Honey Brook Food Pantry continues to see a rise in need for assistance |Jan 31, 2018

Honey Brook Food Pantry continues to see an increase in the need for assistance in the community.

Waterfall Gardens, Mohnton, donates to Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks |Jan 31, 2018

Angela Wambaugh, owner, office Manager of Waterfall Gardens a local landscape firm in Mohnton presented a check for $500 to the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County. Waterfall Gardens took up a month-long challenge installing Colorscapings of Pink Supertunia Vista Bubblegum flowers to clients and donating part of the proceeds to raise funds for the non-profit group.

Annual Prom Dress Drive announced by Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club |Jan 31, 2018

Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club announced today they will once again be hosting their local prom dress drive. BJWC will be collecting dresses through March 1st for their upcoming Once Upon a Prom event.

Times and SBN Community Calendar |Jan 31, 2018

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com.

Dean’s List announced at Alvernia University |Jan 31, 2018

The following students have been named to Alvernia University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester.

Community Reader Day at Gilbertsville Elementary |Jan 31, 2018

On behalf of the Gilbertsville Elementary School’s Home and School Association, every year we sponsor an event at our school called “Community Reader Day,” in which we ask members of our community to volunteer approximately 30 minutes to serve as a guest reader in one of our classrooms.

Boyertown Times Church News |Jan 31, 2018

St. Joseph’s Hill Lutheran Church

Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, hosts AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course |Jan 31, 2018

Changes in traffic patterns and increasing vehicles on the roadway create a stressful driving environment. Become a better driver with Chestnut Knoll At Home and AARP. Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, will hold an AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course on Tuesday, Feb.

Alvernia students earn Real World Experience Awards |Jan 31, 2018

Alvernia University students have earned competitive awards this fall to explore unique real world learning experiences. Funds are provided through the university’s Real-World Experience Award program - geared to expand students’ access to experiential learning opportunities in all academic areas.

Ruscombmanor Township Head-on collision kills passenger, injures drivers |Jan 31, 2018

A vehicle went out of control on a snow and ice covered roadway, colliding head on with another vehicle, killing a passenger and injuring both drivers in Ruscombmanor Township on Jan. 30.

Pennsylvania State Police is hosting a Citizens’ Police Academy |Jan 31, 2018

The Pennsylvania State Police will be hosting a Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) in the Berks County area at the Pennsylvania State Police Reading station, 600 Kenhorst Blvd., Reading, PA 19611.

From Tree to Table: Maple Sugaring 101 at Gring’s Mill |Jan 31, 2018

Join the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department in experiencing a long-standing American tradition: maple sugaring. This program will be offered from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Gring’s Mill Recreation Area.

Senate committee approves bipartisan legislation on prison closings |Jan 31, 2018

The Senate State Government Committee unanimously approved bipartisan legislation on Jan. 29 reforming possible state prison closures in Pennsylvania.

Berks County Genealogical Society hosts Genealogy 101 classes |Jan 31, 2018

Berks County Genealogical Society is offering a series of four classes for the beginning genealogist. Classes will meet in the society’s library, Room 413 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington Street, Reading.

Police make arrest after investigation into drug-related death in northern Berks |Jan 31, 2018

A police investigation into a drug related death has led to an arrest of the person who allegedly delivered the drug that resulted in death.

College News |Jan 31, 2018

Hamburg Area High School 1989 graduate Dr. Pamela J. Reifinger, Hummelstown, earned a doctoral degree from United States Sports Academy in Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis, with honors.

Mountain Springs Country Fair, Shartlesville, awarded Zone 4 Fair of the Year |Jan 31, 2018

Jan. 17 through 20, four members of the Mountain Springs Country Fair, Shartlesville, attended the 106th Annual Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Convention at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey.

Hamburg students participate in LVC High School Honors Choir |Jan 31, 2018

Eight students from Hamburg Area High School attended the second annual Lebanon Valley College (LVC) High School Honors Choir Jan. 11 to 12.

Quilts greet visitors to Honey Brook Community Library |Jan 30, 2018

Community and friendship thrive at the Honey Brook Community Library located on Route 10, where visitors are greeted with a welcoming smile. What was once just a normal library building, now stands out among any other local building in the township because of the newly decorated outside walls.

Elverson United Methodist Church hosts Grief and Loss Support Group |Jan 30, 2018

The Elverson United Methodist Church GriefShare Group will begin a new session for those seeking support during a time of grief and loss. The group will meet Mondays at 6:30 p.m., running February through mid-April, at Elverson United Methodist Church, 32 East Main St.

Tri County Record Community Calendar |Jan 30, 2018

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Tri County Record Calendar.

SALT Performing Arts presents “Back to Broadway: Heroes, Villains and Dreamers” |Jan 30, 2018

SALT Performing Arts presents Back to Broadway: Heroes, Villains and Dreamers, February 10 at 7:00 PM featuring Broadway veteran Bart Shatto (Les Mis, War Paint, Cats).

Twin Valley names February’s intern of the month |Jan 30, 2018

Brad Hertzler, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named February’s intern of the month. Hertzler has proven his excellence in recent months for his hard work as an intern at the Olivet Boys and Girls Pendora Park Club in Reading.

Twin Valley Rotary Club honors “Students of the Month” |Jan 30, 2018

On January 24, the Twin Valley Rotary club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Erica Wolfgang and Ryan Levengood as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

Heritage of Green Hills names director of sales and marketing |Jan 30, 2018

The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community in Shillington, has appointed Sandy Shirk as director of sales and marketing. In this position, Shirk is responsible for the community’s overall marketing and communications and for sales and marketing of the community’s independent living accommodations.

Miller Center presents ‘The Mountain Top,’ Dr. Kings last day on earth |Jan 30, 2018

READING >> L.A. Theatre Works comes to stage at the Miller Center on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance of “The Mountaintop” by the acclaimed playwright Katori Hall and performed by L.

Talisman Players, Kutztown, present their first children’s production, ‘Pinnochio’ |Jan 30, 2018

The Talisman Players present their first children’s production, “Pinnochio,” at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kutztown on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Feb. 11 at 3 p.

Dean’s list announced at Alvernia University |Jan 30, 2018

The following students have been named to Alvernia University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester.

Berks Gas Truth: DEP meeting left more questions on Birdsboro Power Plant |Jan 30, 2018

Berks Gas Truth and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network questioned representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Jan. 26 about contamination on the site of the proposed Birdsboro power plant during a meeting organized by Sen.

Police Chief Pedro Rivera says farewell to Hamburg |Jan 26, 2018

Hamburg Borough Police Chief Pedro Rivera patrols the streets of Hamburg for the last time in the days leading up to Feb. 10.

Pilot program uses technology to teach language, literacy in Hamburg elementaries |Jan 26, 2018

The Hamburg Area School Board heard from administrators and a student during its Jan. 22 meeting about the benefits of a program that the district is piloting for language and literacy in its elementary schools.

Kutztown Community Partnership names Sandy Green community liaison |Jan 26, 2018

Kutztown Community Partnership with support of Kutztown Borough and Kutztown University, has named Sandy Green as the community liaison, which is a new position.

Berks County students learn about starting and running a business |Jan 26, 2018

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is supported by businesses across Pennsylvania, resulting in a minimal fee for the student to pay for the entire week at $285. Berks County businesses have provided additional monetary support allowing Berks County high school juniors and sophomores to participate in the one-week summer business camp for $100.

J-Walkers host Benefit For Bryce in Bally |Jan 26, 2018

The J-Walkers Volunteer Team of the Boyertown area will host Benefit For Bryce on Saturday, March 3, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at Goodwill Fire Company Social Hall, 537 Chestnut Street, Bally. The event will raise funds for Bryce Werner and his family.

Wall Street Bridge in Leesport removed |Jan 26, 2018

The Wall Street Bridge in Leesport has been removed during the construction project to replace the bridge. A temporary walking bridge has been erected.

Koziar’s Christmas Village celebrates 70th anniversary |Jan 26, 2018

Sen. David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) presented a congratulatory citation on Jan. 19 to Koziar’s Christmas Village on its 70th anniversary.

Historical Society hosts PA German ice harvesting demo in Virginville |Jan 26, 2018

The Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host a presentation of Pennsylvania German ice harvesting on Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.

Vote to limit Boyertown schools tax hike fails by 5-4 margin |Jan 25, 2018

WASHINGTON TWP. >> Facing a budget deficit of nearly $6 million in the coming school year, a proposal to hold the line of taxes and not raise them above the 2.9 percent increase allowed under the state index failed on a 5-4 vote Tuesday night.

Progress: Elverson Supply offers hometown feel, quality hardware & lumber for 140 years |Jan 25, 2018

“One of the oldest businesses around,” that’s what the locals say about Elverson Supply Co. Inc. at 101 East Main Street in Elverson. “It’s been a local landmark for 140 years.

3 charged in Maxatawny apartment burglary; victim tied up by duct tape, assaulted |Jan 25, 2018

Three men have been taken into police custody and charged after a man was restrained with duct tape and physically assaulted in his apartment on Jan. 24.

Chestnut Noll resident Thomas Miller Jr. celebrates 100th birthday |Jan 25, 2018

Thomas R. Miller Jr., a resident of Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, Boyertown, recently celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 18.

The Everyday Heroes of Boyertown Area School District |Jan 25, 2018

Pennsylvania public schools educate nearly 2 million students and approximately 7,000 of those students are in Boyertown Area School District. Each one of those students has an individual story and a different path they are taking into adulthood.