TRI COUNTY LOCAL

Fleetwood Police Chief provides more details on 1923 Ford car, Harley motorcycle collision |Aug 14, 2018

Police provided more details regarding a July 29 collision between a 1923 Ford convertible car a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Flooding in Kutztown area |Aug 14, 2018

Heavy rain brought more flooding to the Kutztown area on Aug. 13.

Fast water flows at Wall Street bridge site, Leesport |Aug 14, 2018

Virginville Farm Fest demonstrates historic PA German life on the farm |Aug 14, 2018

On Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host its annual Farm Festival at the Historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville.

Update: More details revealed in 1923 Ford and Harley collision |Aug 10, 2018

Police provided more details regarding a July 29 collision between a 1923 Ford convertible car a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

1,200 attend Northern Berks Regional Police National Night Out |Aug 9, 2018

Northern Berks Regional Police Department hosted its inaugural National Night Out with about 1,200 community members in attendance on Aug. 7.

Community dines together at Kutztown Dinner on Main |Aug 9, 2018

Hundreds gathered in the 200 block of West Main Street, Kutztown, for the 4th Annual Dinner on Main on Aug. 4.

Kutztown Day celebrates community camaraderie |Aug 8, 2018

The 2018 Kutztown Day celebrated the community of Kutztown with food, sweets, music, activities, contests, Mini Golf, Bingo and more, all held at Kutztown Park on Aug. 5.

Rodeo’s Drive-Thru Hollywood News: Kid Reviewer says Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper nail spectacular performances |Aug 8, 2018

Rod Stewart and his special guest Cyndi Lauper both nailed spectacular performances at their concert event on Aug. 3, and made fans at the PPL Center in Allentown go crazy!

Maloney slams Wolf Administration’s spotted lanternfly efforts |Aug 8, 2018

Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) has concluded that Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration are not serious about containing and eradicating the spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania after he viewed the administration’s hastily-arranged press conference at 9:30 a.

Walkers wanted for Berks County Heart Walk, new 5K race |Aug 8, 2018

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, invites workplaces, friends and families from across Berks County to join the 2018 Berks County Heart Walk and 5K.

Elvis impersonator Jeff Krick hosted by The Center at Spring Street |Aug 8, 2018

Jeff Krick and The Essential Elvis Tribute Band rocked the auditorium of Morning Star Fellowship, Bechtelsville, on Aug. 3 to the delight of nearly 250 fans! Jeff delivered a knock-out Elvis Tribute performance singing and swiveling to all of Elvis’ hits.

Times & SBN Community Calendar Aug. 16 |Aug 8, 2018

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

Building a Better Boyertown presents Dog Days of August |Aug 8, 2018

Building A Better Boyertown is pleased to announce the annual Dog Days of August event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. The pet focused event is held just off East Philadelphia Avenue on North Chestnut Street in downtown Boyertown, between Robin Zimmer’s Pets, and Tompkins VIST bank.

Topton girl, 13, crowned Teen Miss PA |Aug 8, 2018

Britney Jeschonek, 13, a resident of Topton in Berks County, has become state royalty with PageantDoor as the 2018-19 Teen Miss Pennsylvania. She will be representing the state of Pennsylvania at nationals in March 2019 in Orlando, Fla.

State Police investigate Maxatawny house fire as possible arson |Aug 7, 2018

State Police are investigating a Maxatawny Township residential fire as possible arson.

Kutztown Borough applies for grant to study housing, commerce |Aug 6, 2018

Kutztown Borough is applying for a grant to study housing and commerce in downtown Kutztown.

Kutztown declares disaster Saturday when Saucony Creek crests banks |Aug 6, 2018

Heavy rainfall on Friday, Aug. 3 lead to early morning flooding on Saturday, Aug. 4. Saucony Creek crested its banks and flooded nearby roadways, school property, and the pool. Kutztown Borough declared a disaster due to flooding.

A look behind the scenes of prepping for the Kutztown Fair |Aug 4, 2018

Lolly Lesher of the Kutztown Fair Board said the faces of the fair board volunteers are changing and there are many cool and fun things the many volunteers are doing to make the fair educational, fun and a real showcase.

Kutztown Fair offers Wile & Wooly family fun Aug. 13 to 18 |Aug 4, 2018

The 2018 Kutztown Fair will be a wild and wooly time at the Kutztown Fairgrounds Aug. 13 to 18.

Boyertown teacher launches campaign to restore 100-year-old painting |Aug 2, 2018

In a storage room in Boyertown Area High School, a painting nearly a century old and once proudly displayed rots away in the dark. But, one teacher is working to bring this painting back into the light.

Retired Pennsylvanians can access free tuition at Kutztown University |Aug 2, 2018

With the fall course registration deadline right around the corner, Kutztown University is reminding the local community of the KU Advant*age program, which allows retired Pennsylvania residents 62 and older the ability to access free tuition at KU for college-level courses, while only being responsible for minimal fees.

Local resident receives Morgantown Legionnaire of the Year award |Aug 2, 2018

Tri County Record Community Calendar Aug. 7 |Aug 2, 2018

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

Book Review: Author Lisa Scottoline’s new release ‘Feared’ is a page turner |Aug 2, 2018

From pre-school through high school and even into college one might run into a test that says, “Which of these things does not belong?” The subject matter can refer to different fruits, shapes, simple numbers, geometry, calculus, etc.

Chester County Fire Chiefs Association highlights junior firefighters who answered the call to help the community |Aug 2, 2018

This month the Chester County Fire Chiefs Association will be highlighting on Facebook junior firefighters from across the county who have answered the call to help their community.

North Main Street closes in Amity for bridge rehabilitation over Monocacy Creek |Aug 2, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 5 announced that North Main Street will be closed and detoured for work to rehabilitate the bridge over Monocacy Creek in Amity Township, Berks County.

Berks County schools receive state grant for emergency preparedness App |Aug 2, 2018

Efforts continue in Berks County to promote school safety and emergency preparedness. School leaders and staff members across the county are committed to supporting our 70,000 students and addressing concerns about safety in schools.

Goschenhoppen Folk Festival takes place Aug. 10-11 |Aug 2, 2018

This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the Goschenhoppen Historians’ Authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival. The Folk Festival is sponsored and enacted by the Goschenhoppen Historians Inc.

GoggleWorks Dog Days of Summer Studio Crawl |Aug 2, 2018

The GoggleWorks Studio Artists are hosting a Dog Days of Summer Studio Crawl on Sunday August 12, from noon to 4 p.m. Come see painters, photographers, potters, glass-blowers, fiber artists, printers, woodworkers and many others create while you stay cool, browse and purchase original art.

Berks Parks and Recreation host Full Moon Float, Peach Picking Basket Workshop, Bats lecture, and Vinegar Painting Workshop |Aug 2, 2018

Berks County Parks and Recreation Department presents programs from kayaking under the stars to learning about bats and even painting with vinegar.

Police Blotter: Hamburg Police investigate hit and run car fire; driver in custody suspected of DUI |Aug 2, 2018

During the week of June 29 to July 5, the Hamburg Police responded to approximately 65 calls for service, including two crashes, one wanted persons, two domestics and two death investigations. The following is a brief summary of the most notable incident:

Schwank hosts Aging Parent Conference in honor of her late mother |Aug 2, 2018

State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is hosting a free Aging Parent Conference on Sept. 5, at the McGlinn Conference Center, 460 St. Bernardine Street, adjacent to Alvernia University.

Berks Book Bonanza raises $45,000 for non-profits |Aug 2, 2018

On July 13, Berks Book Bonanza opened its doors to a line of shoppers waiting to browse the selection of gently used books at the three-day fundraiser. By Sunday afternoon, Book Bonanza declared they were sold out of the nearly 50,000 books, DVD’s, and other materials collected in the three months prior to the sale.

New AED units installed in Berks County Parks thanks to gift from Run4Sam |Aug 2, 2018

The Run4Sam has a long history of giving back to the community and to the County Parks that host this exceptional race. This year, the non-profit will equip the County Park System with three fixed AED units as well as replacing two obsolete portable AED units to the same type used by other county agencies and Berks County EMS organizations.

Education News: Kutztown University offers new bachelor’s degree in public relations |Aug 2, 2018

Kutztown University will offer a new bachelor of science degree in public relations, with enrollment beginning fall 2018.

Barto resident conducting neuroscience research at Muhlenberg College |Aug 2, 2018

Julia Rocereta of Barto is conducting neuroscience research this summer at Muhlenberg College. Rocereta, class of 2019, a neuroscience major, views research as a place where creativity and scientific techniques meet, and where complex problems can be solved.

Zuber annual meeting held on Colebrookdale Railroad |Aug 2, 2018

Rich Zuber, owner of Richard A. Zuber Realty, treated his agents and staff to lunch and a two-hour ride on the Colebrookdale Railroad during the annual organization meeting.

Times & SBN calendar Aug. 9 |Aug 2, 2018

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

Show cars, classics cruise down Main Street, Kutztown |Aug 1, 2018

A parade of show cars, muscle cars, antiques, trucks, motorcycles and everything in between rumbled down West Main Street for the Kutztown Kruizz on July 28.

Sing for America performs ‘Godspell’ at First Reformed Church |Aug 1, 2018

First Reformed UCC, 76 S. Third St. in Hamburg, hosted Sing for America’s performance of the 1970s Broadway musical Godspell in July.

Hamburg children enjoy crafts, stories and songs at VBS |Aug 1, 2018

First Reformed UCC, Hamburg held its annual Vacation Bible School at the Hamburg Community Park this July.

Kutztown Community Library offers teens chance to gain real-world working experience |Aug 1, 2018

Libraries present an infinite number of opportunities for people to learn in new and exciting ways. One of those ways is volunteering.

Kutztown Community Library reaches for the stars |Aug 1, 2018

In 2017 the Kutztown Community Library took the first steps toward “gold status” with the PA Forward’s Star Library Program, a statewide initiative created by the Pennsylvania Library Association designed to highlight ways in which libraries enrich the lives of residents.

1923 Ford car collides with Harley on Route 222, Richmond Township July 29 |Aug 1, 2018

A 1923 Ford convertible car collided with a Harley Davidson motorcycle after pulling out from a parking lot onto Kutztown Road in Richmond Township on July 29, sending the motorcyclist to the hospital.

Killion Resolution on Heatstroke Prevention Day in Pa. |Jul 31, 2018

The Senate adopted a resolution sponsored by Senator Tom Killion (R-9) declaring Tuesday, July 31, 2018 as “Heatstroke Prevention Day” in Pennsylvania.

Animal Rescue League scheduling appointments for owner-surrendered animals |Jul 31, 2018

In an ongoing effort to provide better customer service and animal care at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, effective August 1, the shelter has begun taking appointments for community members who wish to surrender their pets.

Property tax circuit breaker proposed; awaits referral to House committee |Jul 31, 2018

Homeowners would be protected from property tax overload under legislation (H.B. 2577) introduced by state Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton.

Berks couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary |Jul 30, 2018

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Breidegan, Jefferson Township, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Cruise Night brings 2,000 people to Boyertown event |Jul 30, 2018

Vehicles filled downtown Boyertown for Building A Better Boyertown’s 11th annual Cruise Night on July 28.