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Reading Library offers teen Summer Job Readiness Workshops |May 6, 2016

The Reading Public Library will hold a series of Summer Job Readiness Workshops for teens during the month of May. Each workshop, sponsored by the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.

Heritage of Green Hills hosts 4th Annual Golf Outing June 10 |May 6, 2016

The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community, will hold its fourth annual Heritage of Green Hills Golf Outing on Friday, June 10 at the Flying Hills Golf Club located off Route 10 in Shillington.

Albright College receives Bronze Award for supporting United Way of Berks County |May 6, 2016

Albright College has received the Bronze Award from the United Way of Berks County for its support and contributions to the organization’s 2015 campaign.

Reading Public Library sponsors teen art contest & exhibit |May 6, 2016

The Reading Public Library is sponsoring an art contest and exhibit for teens in grades seven through 12. Submissions will be accepted in the categories of drawing, painting and photography, with a winner from each category receiving a $50 cash award.

Friends of Hopewell Furnace to present ‘Mexican Petroglyphs’ |May 6, 2016

On Sunday, May 15, archaeologist Jim Wosochlo will present his program “Mexican Petroglyphs.” Sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Furnace, the free program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Hopewell Furnace Conference Room.

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ |May 6, 2016

After years and years of constant controversy over their extreme efforts to stop evildoers in the world, the Avengers are now facing public scrutiny. So much so that now, the government wants to find a way to intervene with their ways in how they go about stopping the evil, while also making sure that no innocent citizens get killed in the process.

‘Dinosaurs Around the World’ comes to Reading Museum |May 6, 2016

The Reading Public Museum presents “Dinosaurs Around the World,” sponsored locally by McDonald’s, open now, and running until Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. “Dinosaurs Around the World” takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life!

WTIM: Music Around Town |May 6, 2016

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

American Legion announces 35th Community Memorial Day Parade & Service |May 6, 2016

American Legion Post 934 of Exeter Township is pleased to announce the 35th Community Memorial Day Parade and Service. It will be held Monday, May 30. We are privileged to have Judge Jim Lillis, Brigadier General (ret.

Letter to the Editor: Mother’s Day |May 6, 2016

Dear Editor: This Mother’s Day, May 8, many of us will celebrate the powerful bond between mother and child.

Berks County’s Lil Miss Dairy Princess Kalina Rhoads nears end of reign |May 6, 2016

Kalina Rhoads, from Barto, has enjoyed serving as the 2015-16 Berks County Lil Miss Dairy Princess. She has had a lot of fun handing out ribbons and ice cream at the county fairs, riding in parades and singing her song, “Do you Want to Raise a Holstein,” at various meetings and banquets.

Movie Review: ‘Mother’s Day’ |May 6, 2016

Mother’s Day is a time to honor that special person whom we pay tribute to as mother. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a birth mother, but the distinctive women in our lives who we want to honor on that one special day, or perhaps in memory for those who have passed on.

Letter to the Editor: Shallow or deep thinking |May 6, 2016

Dear Editor: I am beginning to understand that the past days of political parties seem to be becoming obsolete. Of the age of having been a member of most parties, I now consider myself an independent, voting for what political party I consider to be the party of life and the one that follows our Constitution and, most emphatically, the right to free speech.

Welcome to my World: A-Mothering Cake |May 6, 2016

In England, Mothering Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent, was a day when young people who lived away from home while working as apprentices or domestics received a holiday to visit their parents. It was a day not only to visit their home church with gifts, but also to visit their own mothers carrying gifts of flowers, candies and usually the traditional Simnel or “A-Mothering Cake.

Pottsgrove High School teacher arrested for sex with student |May 5, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> A Pottsgrove High School teacher has been charged with sexual assauult after police discovered he had entered into a sexual relationship with a student.

Kutztown wins 1st at Science Olympiad & Cantalobber competitions |May 5, 2016

The Kutztown School District team placed first overall at the Science Olympiad April 30 and the high school’s Cantalobber team also won first.

Tri County Community Calendar May 10 |May 4, 2016

Event Submissions: send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com week prior to publication. Note Tri County Record calendar in e-mail subject.

Bill Cosby takes appeal to state Supreme Court in alleged sex assault case |May 4, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Entertainer Bill Cosby has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to halt his upcoming preliminary hearing on alleged sexual assault charges and to review a county judge’s pretrial ruling in the case.

Boyertown student question featured in First Lady’s discussion panel |May 4, 2016

Boyertown Senior High School students recently took part in a unique opportunity

1st Educational Showcase Day spotlights technology in Brandywine Heights classrooms |May 4, 2016

Legislators, clergy, local business owners and representatives, school board members and community members toured Brandywine Heights schools during the first Educational Showcase Day on May 3.

PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: Looking for a ray of sunshine |May 4, 2016

I suspect that each of us has had a cloud hanging over our head at one time or another. The cloud may have been caused by a present a young child really wanted but did not receive. As we reach senior high school, that cloud may be a big test we don’t feel we are ready for or a rejection notice from the college we applied to.

First Niagara donates $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Chester County |May 4, 2016

First Niagara recently presented a $50,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity of Chester County. This is the fifth payment of a $600,000 six year commitment under Pennsylvania’s Neighborhood Partnership Tax Credit Program.

GSK Science in the Summer offers free local genetics classes |May 4, 2016

Registration is now open for Chester County students entering second through sixth grade who want to attend GSK Science in the Summer, a free enrichment program celebrating 30 years of bring fun, hands-on science learning to more than 150,000 elementary students.

Financial Column: Fixed annuities: A solid choice for retirement income |May 4, 2016

For years, Americans have looked to the stock market to help meet their long-term retirement needs. Unfortunately for those near or in retirement, market gyrations can wreak short-term havoc with even the best designed pension funds, 401(K) plans and individual retirement accounts.

Joanna Furnace to offer more themes of interest at 3rd Saturday event |May 4, 2016

The Third Saturday Morning at Joanna Furnace for the month of May will feature more themes of interest for the entire family. This month the range of engaging activities ranges from the Iron Master’s Breakfast Buffet, to tours of the Historic Complex, to interpretations of iron production, to garbed interpreters and tour guides bringing the 225 year old iron making community to life, to the exciting Hay Creek Flea Market and the annual May Plant Sale.

Honey Brook Library’s 1st Annual Beef & Brew a huge success |May 4, 2016

More than 140 people attended the Honey Brook Community Library’s first Beef & Brew event on Friday, April 22, at Honey Brook Lions Club. Locals enjoyed a meal of “all you can eat” hot beef sandwiches, coleslaw, pasta salad, Herr’s snacks, home baked desserts and draft beer.

Area residents will fight to end cancer at annual Relay for Life |May 4, 2016

On Saturday, May 14, more than 200 Elverson, Morgantown and Honey Brook area residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Twin Valley to help save more lives from cancer.

Conestoga Christian to present ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ May 19-21 |May 4, 2016

On May 19-21, Conestoga Christian School will be presenting “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” written by Clark Gesner.

Fecho Productions invites you to “Bobbi & Bobbee’s Big Fat Gay Wedding” on May 6 |May 3, 2016

READING >> Fecho Productions, in association with the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Reading, presents a hysterical and raucous new interactive event, “Bobbi & Bobbee’s Big Fat Gay Wedding” on Friday, May 6.

1st Street Players bring an area ‘first’ to Birdsboro — ‘Murder Ballad’ |May 3, 2016

BIRDSBORO >> The 1st Street Players present the area premiere of the hit new musical “Murder Ballad” for two weekends only.

Fleetwood Brownies explore ‘sensing stations’ with Junior Girl Scouts |May 2, 2016

Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop 1811 recently took a trip across town to visit Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1956 and help them earn their Brownie Senses badge.

Fleetwood’s Brownie Troop 1956 earns Household Elf badge at Angelica Park |May 2, 2016

Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1956 recently took a trip to the Education and Watershed at Berks Nature, at Angelica Park.

Local financial professional recognized for top performance by Signator Investors, Inc. |May 2, 2016

Andrew Maron, Partner of Client 1st Financial, LLC of Fogelsville, a member of Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, has qualified for the ACE ’16 conference by finishing as a top finalist under the company’s “Best of Class” category.

Patriot Community Calendar May 5 |May 2, 2016

Send events to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com by Friday noon week prior to publication.

KCP to take over management of Kutztown Pool |May 2, 2016

The Kutztown Community Partnership will take over management of the snack stand at the Kutztown Community Swimming Pool as of opening day, May 28, announced Nancy Brooks, KCP Main Street Manager.

Kutztown Fair receives $5,000 grant from Land O Lakes |May 2, 2016

The Kutztown Fair Association has accepted the generosity of national milk cooperative, Land O Lakes, for its assistance in upgrading the Fair’s computer registration and record keeping for the more than 4,000 entries at the 2016 Kutztown Fair.

Rep. Mackenzie announces fire and EMS grant awards |May 2, 2016

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh) announced on April 29 that volunteer fire and emergency medical services (EMS) companies in the 134th District will share more than $110,000 in state grants.

Finals Week Food Pantry feeds hungry Kutztown University students |May 2, 2016

A call for donations went out to the Kutztown University campus to donate food to the Finals Week Food Pantry.

Kutztown High School SADD lobbies Senator Argall about teen driving laws |May 2, 2016

Kutztown High School Students Against Destructive Decisions lobbied Sen. David Argall about teen driving and distracted driving laws during a recent visit to Harrisburg.

Kutztown man, 54, found with suspected child porn |May 2, 2016

A Kutztown man was one of four men found with suspected child pornography after investigations by Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s Child Predator Section.

A prom to remember |May 2, 2016

Cat Angel Network: Meet Puss, a love bug looking for a new family |May 2, 2016

Hello! My name is Puss, and I a lovable girl who is looking for a new family.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |May 2, 2016

Are you looking for the total package in a man? Looks, brains and athleticism? Then please allow us the honor of introducing Peter. This handsome young man doesn’t like to brag, but he is quite intelligent and will demonstrate a variety of commands, including sit pretty.

The Historian: Black walnuts in local folk culture |May 2, 2016

The venerable black walnut trees have so far escaped the blights, insects and droughts that have all but destroyed some other local species.

Daughters of American Revolution honor two PSD students |May 2, 2016

Taylor Smith and Sabrina Butler, of Pottstown School District, were recently honored by the Mahanatawny Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Taylor, an eighth grade student, received the honor for her award wining essay on “The Stamp Act.

Annual Colonial May Fair offers historical fun at Pottsgrove Manor |May 2, 2016

Celebrate spring at the Annual Colonial May Fair held at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Playcrafters to present Rent |May 2, 2016

Attention: MTV generation. Playcrafters’ debut performance this season is the award-winning rock musical (Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony for Best Musical) that set Broadway on fire 20 years ago.

Rain dampens 1st Kutztown Art Crawl |May 2, 2016

Kutztown Community Partnership’s first annual Kutztown Art Crawl was dampened by the rain on Thursday, April 28.

Blue Hazel wins gold at Sly Fox Bock Fest and Goat Race in Pottstown |May 2, 2016

Pottstown >> It appears the luck of a lucky penny can rub off. After last year’s Sly Fox Brewery Bock Fest and Goat Race saw Penny, the Nubian goat from Blythe Township, Schuylkill County, take home the gold, many were wondering if she could defend her title again this year.

Montgomery County prosecutors call AG Kane’s claim of vindictive prosecution ‘frivolous’ |May 2, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County prosecutors maintain embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s claim that she is the victim of “selective and vindictive prosecution” is frivolous and not a basis on which to dismiss the alleged perjury charges she’s facing.