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Tri County Community Calendar April 10 |Apr 3, 2018

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

Twin Valley graduate inducted into honor society |Apr 3, 2018

Evlynn Hofbauer, a 2016 Twin Valley graduate, has been welcomed into the Penn State Engineering Honor Society Eta Kappa Nu. As a Penn State sophomore with junior credit status Evlynn enjoys the rigor of simultaneous enrollment in the college of engineering for computer science, and the college of science for mathematics with a PhD option.

Twin Valley Rotary Club honors students of the month |Apr 3, 2018

On March 28 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Lauren Peterman and Alex Carvalho as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

Twin Valley High School proudly presents “Tarzan” |Apr 3, 2018

Twin Valley High School presents their 2018 spring musical “Tarzan.” Show Dates are Wednesday, April 11th at 9:00 a.m. *Special Sr. Citizen’s show with brunch (starts at 7:45 a.

Twin Valley Agriculture Leadership students take part in GLAG 2018 conference |Apr 3, 2018

In January, students in the Agriculture Leadership capstone course at Twin Valley High School, participated in an international conference, GLAG (Global Learning in Agriculture), now in its 4th year.

Twin Valley students chosen as scholarship recipients for horticulture symposium |Apr 3, 2018

For a second year, students from Twin Valley High School applied and were granted a $150 scholarship to attend the prestigious 2018 Longwood Gardens Horticulture Symposium event held annually. Five students received this scholarship for the 2018 symposium, held on Feb.

Living God Lutheran Church hosts financial discussion April 16 |Apr 3, 2018

On Monday, April 16 Living God Lutheran Church in Honey Brook will host a financial discussion led by Patti Brennan, CFP founder of Key Financial in West Chester. Brennan is rated as one of the best financial advisers in PA, one of the top 250 in the United States by Forbes, and Top 100 Women in America by Barons.

Spring Breakfast and Early American Craftsmen Day April 21 at Joanna Furnace |Apr 3, 2018

Jump into spring with the historians of the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association. On Saturday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 12 noon, families are invited to the Early American craftsman Day at Joanna Furnace.

March Madness scores big for Honey Brook Food Pantry |Apr 3, 2018

The Honey Brook Food Pantry sponsored a spirited March Madness Food/Money Drive, drafting the “Elite 8” made up of Honey Brook businesses to compete over a three-week duration.

PA German traditions shared at ‘A Homestead Easter’ |Apr 2, 2018

Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead in Exeter Township hosted “A Homestead Easter” on Saturday, March 31.

EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA! Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson event raises over $6,700 for Muscular Dystrophy Association |Apr 2, 2018

By Carl Hess For Digital First Media

800 come out to Kutztown Egg Hunt |Apr 2, 2018

By Lisa Mitchell lmitchell@21st-centurymedia.com @kutztownpatriot on Twitter

Honey Brook man killed in crash with garbage truck |Apr 2, 2018

East Brandywine >> Police have identified the man killed in the March 30 accident on Horseshoe Pike, and police are still seeking eyewitnesses to the accident.

Walmart expands its grocery pickup service into Berks County |Mar 30, 2018

Bechtelsville >> Grocery shopping … everyone does it. From list writing to shopping to putting away — it’s an activity that takes hours every week.

New Hanover looking ahead to future needs |Mar 30, 2018

NEW HANOVER >> When the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission ranked projected percentage population growth by 2025 in the Philadelphia region,

Boyertown parents get update on stadium repairs |Mar 30, 2018

COLEBROOKDALE >> Decisions about the fall sports season at Boyertown High School will probably have to wait until at least May, a group of parents was told Tuesday night.

Kutztown residents among those to March For Our Lives |Mar 30, 2018

The Schnell family from Kutztown, along with many other locals, participated in the March For Our Lives held in Allentown on March 24. A March was also held in Reading that day.

360 runners, walkers participate in 2018 Kutztown Fools Run |Mar 30, 2018

The Kutztown Optimist Club welcomed 360 runners and walkers to the 28th running of the Kutztown Fools Run, which starts and finishes on College Blvd. in front of the Kutztown Fairgrounds, on March 24.

School librarians support reading literacy throughout Berks |Mar 29, 2018

Berks County school librarians are once again actively reaching out throughout the county promoting access and literacy, working within their local school librarian association.

National Library Week reminds us to connect with local libraries |Mar 29, 2018

Berks County Public Libraries joins libraries throughout Pennsylvania and the country in celebrating all that libraries have to offer as part of National Library Week 2018. Libraries and their credentialed staffs lead their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.

Free adoption day at Berks Humane Society |Mar 29, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Donna Yarri, all adoptable pets at The Humane Society of Berks County are free to a great home on Saturday, April 7, during its “Think Spring” Free Pet Adoption Day in memory of Donna’s mother, Dorothy Yarri.

Rosie the Riveter garden dedication held |Mar 29, 2018

The Berks Military History Museum recently dedicated their Rosie the Riveter garden behind the museum in Mohnton.

Free veterans benefits assistance from VFW Service Officer |Mar 29, 2018

The Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars invites veterans of all ages and from all service eras to utilize its Service Officer Network to receive free information and assistance for government benefits including VA healthcare, compensation, pension, education and dependent benefits.

SALT Performing Arts presents ‘Titanic The Musical,’ April 13-29 |Mar 29, 2018

SALT Performing Arts presents the Tony Award winning drama, Titanic the Musical, April 13-29. The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century.

Reading Symphony Orchestra presents “Picture This!” |Mar 29, 2018

The Reading Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Andrew Constantine, concludes its 105th season with “Picture This!” on Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center.

Kid movie reviewer: ‘Jumanji’ sequel entertains with action and adventure |Mar 29, 2018

If you have an interest in Hollywood like me, then you know that The Academy Awards on March 4 are now history. That means Spring will soon be here even though kids like me got to stay home from school on a snow day just the other week! I chose “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” to review because it takes place in a hot jungle, and it kept me warm during the past few cold windy, and snowy days.

Virtual realty technology engages student learning at Hamburg |Mar 29, 2018

From virtual reality headsets to a professional level printer to flexible seating options, students in the Hamburg Area School District are provided with a variety of options that help create a learning environment that fully engages them.

Hamburg students discuss opioid crisis, impact of social media, teen stress at Rotary contest |Mar 29, 2018

Is it the Truth? Is it Fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Is it beneficial to all concerned? These are the questions raised in applying the 4-Way Rotary Test to one’s belief.

Berks County Heritage Center offers 8-week Pa German Language Classes |Mar 29, 2018

PA German Language Classes will be held Tuesdays, April 17 to June 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Berks County Heritage Center in Bern Township, located at 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading.

Diakon celebrates 150 years of service, rededicates Topton’s Old Main |Mar 29, 2018

Magic had already occurred. That is how Shari VanderGast, Diakon’s senior vice president for administration and child and family services operations, described what had happened in the new Helen N.

Aqua Pennsylvania has program for low-income families |Mar 29, 2018

West Chester >> Aqua Pennsylvania is reminding customers that its Helping Hand assistance program is available to low-income families who find it difficult to pay their water bills.

Nominations needed in 6th Annual No Roof Left Behind program |Mar 29, 2018

Local company, Mast Roofing & Construction Inc. of Oley, is now accepting nominations for a free roof on their website, www.mastsroofing.com. They are working with the national No Roof Left Behind initiative to install a free roof system to a family or individual in need.

Sweet Treats dessert shop opens on State Street in Hamburg |Mar 29, 2018

Customers were waiting as doors opened at the newly-imagined dessert shop on State Street, Hamburg. Sweet Treats, formerly known as A La Mode, held a grand opening event on March 24 and 25.

Hamburg 8th graders win What’s So Cool About Manufacturing Outstanding Editing Award |Mar 29, 2018

The Hamburg Area Middle School team won the Outstanding Editing Award in their first year competing at the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing competition. The 8th graders competed against 29 teams from Berks and Schuylkill counties.

Schuylkill Valley Library Egg Hunt |Mar 29, 2018

Schuylkill Valley Library hosted Easter activities on March 24, which included an Egg Hunt.

Middle Schoolers compete in You Be the Chemist Challenge |Mar 29, 2018

Middle school students from the Berks County area demonstrated their knowledge of chemistry concepts, important discoveries, and chemical safety awareness on March 17 at the local level of a national chemistry competition of the You Be The Chemist Challenge, an academic question-and-answer competition created by the Chemical Educational Foundation.

Discover the many programs, resources offered at Kutztown Community Library during National Library Week |Mar 29, 2018

National Library Week April 8 to 14 is a celebration to highlight changes within the library, promote new programs and projects, and advocate reading. The 2018 Celebration marks the 60th anniversary promoting the theme “Libraries Lead”.

US Senate candidate Lou Barletta talks tax cuts, immigration at Chesco firm |Mar 28, 2018

UWCHLAN >> Congressman Lou Barletta, a Republican planning to challenge Sen. Bob Casey Jr., met with a Chester County business leaders and elected officials Wednesday and toured the Sheree Boulevard factory floor DFT Inc.

Fire closes Rep. Day’s office, temporary office opened at Trexlertown Fire Co. |Mar 27, 2018

Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) is extremely grateful that no one was hurt in a fire on March 23 at the Star Plaza along Route 309 in New Tripoli. His district office there will be temporarily closed.

Keeping Kids Safe forums presented to 250 community members in Berks |Mar 27, 2018

The Berks County Intermediate Unit, along with event partners, the PA Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, and the Pennsylvania State Police, hosted Keeping Kids Safe: Cyber Security forums for more than 250 community members, parents, educators, business leaders, mental health providers, and law enforcement officials.

Sword fighters from 9 states compete at Kutztown Longsword Tournament |Mar 27, 2018

L’Arte Della Bellica, a historical fencing school in Kutztown, hosted the 2nd annual FlowerPoint Longsword Tournament at the Kutztown University Student Recreation Center on March 24.

Kutz Patty’s Day draws unruly crowds to Kutztown |Mar 26, 2018

Kutztown Borough Police responded to many alcohol related offenses, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, underage drinking, DUI and numerous noise complaints and fight calls during Kutz Patty’s Day in Kutztown on Saturday, March 24.

Update: fatal house fire in Hamburg ruled accidental |Mar 23, 2018

A State Police fire marshal ruled a fatal fire in Hamburg as accidental.

Good Shepherd opening rehab facility at Penn State Health St. Joseph |Mar 22, 2018

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is planning to open a 14-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Bern Township, pending approval from the Department of Health.

St. Patty’s Day Marsh Madness! 200 jump into Blue Marsh to raise funds for Berks YMCA |Mar 22, 2018

Digital First Media More than 200 plungers and 500 spectators gathered at Blue Marsh Lake in Bern Township for St. Patty’s Day Marsh Madness. The YMCA of Reading and Berks County hosted its 12th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on March 17 to raise funds for the community to participate in programs.

Team effort saves Bernville man after sudden cardiac arrest at game |Mar 22, 2018

Community members assisted Shawn White of Bernville after he suffered sudden cardiac arrest at his daughter’s basketball game on Feb. 10 in Topton.

Kutztown University awarded It’s On Us PA grant to prevent and respond to sexual assaults |Mar 22, 2018

Kutztown University has been awarded a $20,672 It’s On Us PA grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to prevent and respond to sexual assaults.

Organizing your business, co-working are topics at Chamber meetings |Mar 22, 2018

Organizing your business and co-working are topics for the next breakfast meetings hosted by Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce.

‘Auction Action’ on BCTV airs next on March 29 |Mar 22, 2018

Berks Community Television has announced the next airing of its hit program “Auction Action” on BCTV, a unique show that brings live auctions right into the living rooms of viewers, on Thursday, March 29, at 6 p.

Reading Choral Society presents jazz concert on April 8 |Mar 22, 2018

Under the direction of RCS Music Director, Dr. Graham Bier, Reading Choral Society will be singing Bob Chilcott’s “A Lille Jazz Mass” at the Abe Lincoln Ballroom, 100 N. Fifth St.