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Shoemakersville Fire Company Tree sale benefits fire company |Nov 16, 2017

A annual Christmas tree sale, benefiting Shoemakersville Fire Company, begins Black Friday.

Judge convicts distributor in pot ring targeting Montgomery and Berks counties |Nov 15, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> The Philadelphia distributor of a multi-million dollar cross country marijuana trafficking ring, linked to California, that targeted southeastern Pennsylvania, primarily Montgomery, Berks and Bucks counties, is behind bars after being convicted by a judge.

Illustration student from Boyertown channels Hollywood icon with vintage look |Nov 15, 2017

With bright blue hair, piercings, tattoos and unusual clothing the norm for some art-school students, it can be difficult to stand out.

47th Annual Belsnickel Craft Show returns to Boyertown Nov. 24-25 |Nov 15, 2017

The 47th Annual Belsnickel Craft Show will be held on Friday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Middle School East students collect donations for Boyertown Area Multi-Service |Nov 15, 2017

The Boyertown Area School District has announced that Boyertown Middle School East donated 620 nonperishable food items to the Boyertown Area Multi-Service.

Kaitlin Didinger, Boyertown, to participate in Assisi Pilgrimage |Nov 15, 2017

Alvernia University student Kaitlin Didinger of Boyertown, will participate in a university-funded Franciscan Leadership Pilgrimage in Assisi, Italy, this winter.

Sound off on the record: Can you Top Josh? In response to last week’s On the Record: It’s hunting season! |Nov 15, 2017

In response to last week’s On the Record with Carol: It’s hunting season! I received several replies and I am waiting for their stories. Joshua Quaintance, 12, told his hunting tales. Josh told us he was going to Minnesota for a hunt and true to form, he tagged another deer.

Ivan Stoltzfus shares cross-country trip stories at Village Library book signing |Nov 15, 2017

If you were up early on Veterans Day on Nov. 11, you may have seen Johnabilt a restored 1948 John Deere Tractor with a Peterbilt cab putting along Rt. 10 in Honey Brook on his way to the Village Library in Morgantown.

Tri County Record Community Calendar 11-21 |Nov 15, 2017

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to editor@tricountyrecord.com.

Hamburg Community Calendar Nov. 23 |Nov 15, 2017

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

M.A.S. Imports reopens in Fleetwood after fire |Nov 15, 2017

M.A.S. Imports on Route 222, Fleetwood, hosted a Grand Reopening on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Owners Leann and Mike Sacks rebuilt after their business experienced a fire about 10 months ago.

Holiday food drives in full swing at Kutztown High |Nov 15, 2017

The students at Kutztown Area High School are not only working hard in the classroom and on the athletic fields, but also are working hard to give back to their community.

Kutztown elects James Schlegel as new mayor |Nov 15, 2017

Lifelong Kutztown resident James Schlegel has been elected the new mayor of Kutztown. His term will begin January 2018. He ran uncontested on both Democratic and Republican ballots in the Nov. 7 general election.

‘Chicago’ dancer Colt Weiss makes appearance at Hamburg dance studios |Nov 15, 2017

“Chicago” dancer Colt Weiss visited Hamburg to teach a master dance class at local studios. Horizons Dance Conservatory enjoyed Weiss’ class on Oct. 18, whereas Culture Shock Performing Arts Center held the class on Oct.

Hamburg Art Gallery hosts artist reception for former Hamburg art teacher |Nov 15, 2017

The Arts and Crafts Gallery of Hamburg hosted a reception for Orwigsburg artist Brenda Binns, a retired Hamburg Area School District art teacher, on Nov. 9.

Kutztown Holiday House Tour takes public on path into history |Nov 15, 2017

The Friends of the Kutztown Community Library hosts their 2017 Holiday House Tour, Pathways through History on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Antietam Valley Community Partnership announces Tree Lighting in the Park |Nov 15, 2017

Antietam Valley Community Partnership has announced the 7th annual Tree Lighting in the Park for Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Tulpe AP Government class honors local veterans |Nov 14, 2017

Tulpehocken High School’s AP Government class hosted a Veterans Day program Nov. 10, honoring local veterans during the program. The first of its kind for the school, they hope the program will be an annual event.

Chippy Chipmunk visits Art Gallery in Hamburg |Nov 14, 2017

Chippy Chipmunk waved to people walking and driving by him as he waved from out front of The Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg on State Street Oct. 28. Those passing by waved back to Chippy, smiling.

Two Kutztown seniors selected to perform in All-National concerts in Disney |Nov 14, 2017

Kutztown Area High School seniors Maria Marmarou and Olivia Sica will perform in the National Association for Music Education’s 2017 All-National Honor Ensembles Jazz Band and Choir concerts at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

Boyertown Community Calendar Nov. 16 edition |Nov 13, 2017

Nov. 16 Lions Club: The Boyertown Lions Club will hold their dinner meeting at the Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., S. Reading Ave & Warwick St., Boyertown at 6:30 pm. Amity Lioness will be joining us.

Southern Berks Calendar Nov. 16 edition |Nov 13, 2017

Nov. 16 Crime watch: The Amity Township Crime Watch monthly meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville.

A Salute to Veterans: Brandywine Patriot Award presented to John Henschel |Nov 13, 2017

The Brandywine Heights High School Fife and Drum Corps. opened Brandywine’s 17th annual Veterans Day Program and Luncheon Nov. 10 with an Assembly Call and Salute to the Colors and the playing of Taps.

Hamburg High School, Military History Club host 8th annual Veterans Breakfast |Nov 13, 2017

Hamburg Area High School & the Military History Club hosted the 8th Annual Veterans Breakfast on Nov. 10.

Author Dori Hoch led children on a Bunny Brothers story adventure at Fleetwood Community Center |Nov 13, 2017

Children hopped on rocks made of construction paper, tossed stones in a creek made of blue poster board that had been creased to create a rippled water effect, and discovered a box turtle along a hike through the woods where they got lost with Dori Hoch, author of “The Bunny Brothers: Lost in the Woods.

Yocum Gallery: An exhibit of small works |Nov 12, 2017

WYOMISSING >> Yocum Institute for Arts Education is pleased to host Peintures de Petit Format, an exhibit through January 13, 2018. The exhibit is free to the public. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on November 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.

Chestnut Knoll At Home employees recognized for exceptional caregiving |Nov 10, 2017

Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, proudly recognized employees for their dedication to caregiving over a significant length of time during the annual “One in a Million Club” luncheon held Thursday, Oct.

Thanksgiving Dinner Drive benefits Boyertown Area Multi-Service |Nov 10, 2017

Gilbertsville businesses Complete Family Eyecare, Mishock Physical Therapy, Lords and Ladies Salon and Medical Spa, New Hanover Chiropractic and Hoffman and West Certified Public Accountants, participated in a Thanksgiving Dinner Drive and collected twenty-three complete meals which have been delivered to Boyertown Area Multi-Service.

Daniel Boone Girl Scouts sponsor first Color Run |Nov 10, 2017

Daniel Boone Girl Scout Troop #1797 hosted its first fundraising Color Run on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Amity Community Park.

Hamburg Community Calendar Nov. 16 |Nov 10, 2017

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

Berks County artist studios invite the public into their studios |Nov 9, 2017

Artists and galleries in Barto, Boyertown, and Oley will open their spaces to the public for the seventh annual “Fall Into Winter Tour” the weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18-19, from 10 a.

Art show celebrates 14th year with 96 original works depicting Schuylkill River Region |Nov 9, 2017

For 14 years, the Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show and Sale has provided a platform for regional artists whose work depicts the beauty and character of the Schuylkill River valley. Over that time, it has developed a following in the art community, and grown to attract numerous talented artists who work in a variety of mediums and styles.

Tulpe presents ‘The Write One’ written by Tulpe director Susan Behm |Nov 9, 2017

Tulpehocken Jr.-Sr. High School will present the fall play “The Write One” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 18, in the school auditorium on New Schaefferstown Road.

Kutztown University hosts first Human Library to challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue |Nov 9, 2017

Kutztown University hosted its inaugural Human Library on Nov. 9, in the Rohrbach Library.

news College |Nov 9, 2017

Daniel Gotshall of Kutztown was recently honored during the 2017 Michaelmas Convocation for Saint Peter’s University. Daniel is a sophomore at the University and he received a gold medal from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Fleetwood Area High School October Students of the Month |Nov 9, 2017

Jacob McGarry Jacob is the son of Ms. Catherine Bleyer of Blandon. Jacob’s aspires to enter the medical field and pursue a career as a psychiatrist. Jacob has been involved in the following clubs at Fleetwood Area High School: Student Council, Mock Trial, Book Club, National History Day Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, and Magic Club along with being a class officer.

Kutztown teacher selected as Duquesne University’s Mind, Heart and Spirit Awardee |Nov 9, 2017

Duquesne University recognized Kutztown Area School District teacher Kylie E. LaSota, a 2011 School of Education graduate, with the Mind, Heart and Spirit Award during the October President’s Dinner.

Kutztown University Professor named 2017 Pennsylvania Higher Ed Art Educator |Nov 9, 2017

Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder has been named the 2017 Pennsylvania Outstanding Higher Ed Art Educator by the Pa. Art Education Association (PAEA). She is a professor of art education at Kutztown University.

Hamburg War Memorial gets a rehab |Nov 9, 2017

This month the Wagner-Good VFW Post started a refurbishment project of the Veteran’s Memorial located at 2nd and State streets in Hamburg.

State Police: Woman’s body found in Birdsboro |Nov 8, 2017

BIRDSBORO >> State Police are investigating a suspicious death after a woman’s body was found in a wooded area Wednesday.

La Amorah Salon, Lyons, celebrates first anniversary with Gatsby-themed Gala |Nov 7, 2017

The staff at La Amorah Salon, 100 S. Kemp St., in Lyons, are proud to host its First Anniversary Gala to benefit Support Homeless Veterans, Inc. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Tickets for the Gala are on sale through Nov.

Vergess Net, book commemorating bicentennial, debuts at Holiday Festival |Nov 7, 2017

Vergess Net, the Kutztown Area Historical Society’s book commemorating Kutztown’s bicentennial celebration, will debut at the society’s annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, November 11.

Longswamp hosts Pumpkin Hunt at the Park |Nov 7, 2017

Longswamp Township Park hosted a Pumpkin Hunt on Nov. 4. Children up to 10 years old hunted for pumpkins. There was 1,000 small and 100 bigger pumpkins. They had a bonfire, hayride, prizes, pumpkins and a lot of goodies to eat.

Fleetwood Girl Scouts Brownie Troop 1956 tours BCTC |Nov 7, 2017

Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1956 met with Chef Lynch and Chef Kuhwald for a tour of the culinary department at Berks Career & Technology Center.

|Nov 7, 2017

Dear Esther, We’ve been looking at homes with an agent and have found some to be for sale for a few months while others are selling in a couple of days. I’m wondering if we should only look at the new ones on the market as maybe something’s wrong with the others?

Tri County Record Community Calendar 11-14 |Nov 7, 2017

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to editor@tricountyrecord.com.

“Plymouth Rocks” the Bocce Turkey Tourney in Honey Brook |Nov 7, 2017

Thanksgiving arrived early again this year on the Honey Brook bocce ball courts on Saturday, November 4th. Now a long time annual tradition, the November tournament focuses on the spirit of being thankful, in addition to the competitive bocce ball games.

Historic Welkinweir opens its doors for a Holiday Open House |Nov 7, 2017

The historic Welkinweir Estate is opening its doors to the public for a festive Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. The estate house will be decorated in holiday splendor for all to enjoy! Stop by to visit, and celebrate the season with joyful music from the estate’s Skinner pipe organ; take in wintry views of forests and ponds from inside the estate; and learn about the history of the estate, which spans three centuries.

Tel Hai resident Elsie Geiger turns 100 |Nov 7, 2017

Tel Hai Retirement Community recently hosted a celebration birthday party in honor of Elsie Schweitzer Geiger, who turned 100 on November 6, 2017.

Twin Valley High School Intern of the Month for November is Julia Danilak |Nov 7, 2017

The Twin Valley Intern of the Month for November is Julia Danilak. Julia interns at Brandywine Hospital in the anesthesiology department observing operations and working closely with various surgeons.