Santo D. Marabella’s new play ‘Getting Complete!’ tackles tough issue, the bully |Sep 27, 2014

Getting COMPLETE! is the new work from playwright Santo D. Marabella.

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Artistic bus trip benefits Kutztown Community Library |Sep 27, 2014

Join the Friends of the Kutztown Community Library on Thursday Oct. 2 for an extraordinary bus tour of the artistic genius of Bucks County.

What’s Cooking with Linda: Rosemary Potatoes offer subtle flavor |Sep 27, 2014

What I liked most about these potatoes is that they offer a subtle flavor, not overwhelming, yet enough to make it feel like a special side dish. If you don’t have dried Rosemary in your spice cabinet, you should definitely stock some for these roasted potatoes.

Kyle Quinn Memorial 5k Run |Sep 27, 2014

From Eric F. Johnson Six Kutztown area residents ran in the 7th annual Kyle Quinn Memorial 5k Run recently. This 5k raises funds for a scholarship in Kyle Quinn’s name after he was murdered in Kutztown in 2007.

Walbert Funeral Home hosts Open HouseMore than 400 attended ribbon cutting and veterans ceremony in Fleetwood |Sep 27, 2014

Walbert Funeral Home, Fleetwood, hosted its Open House on Sept. 21. More than 400 people attended the event, which included a veterans ceremony. Attendees included soldiers from Fort Indiantown Gap, as well as active duty United States Marine, Command Master Sergeant Barry Frain who is based in New York, but lives locally and the retired United States Marine Ralph Hilborn, a local resident.

Potts’ U in Kutztown celebrates Grand Opening, gives out nearly 200 free hot dogs |Sep 27, 2014

Kutztown >> Potts’ U held its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 20 and gave out nearly 200 free hot dogs.

Northeast Berks Chamber honors Shining Stars, celebrates 25th anniversary |Sep 26, 2014

Kutztown >> The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 25th anniversary with the first ever Shining Star Awards Banquet Sept. 25.

Adorable Adoptables: Bubba |Sep 26, 2014

#6527 My name is Bubba, and I am a 2-year-old domestic short hair. I am black and white with an adorable face! I came in as a stray so not much else is known about me. I am searching for my new forever home, stop in and meet me today!

Candlelight ceremony honors POW/MIA |Sep 26, 2014

The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary of Post 11 Birdsboro, Pa. help their third annual candlelight ceremony on Sept. 19, 2014 to remember all POWs and MIAs. Sergeant Major, USMC Rocco DeCamillo of Exeter, Pa.

Boyertown class of 1944 holds 70th reunion |Sep 26, 2014

Members of the Boyertown Senior High School Class of 1944 recently gathered to celebrate their 70th class reunion. The event took place on Friday, Sept. 19 at Kings Buffet in Pottstown.

Fifteen Boyertown students awarded $29,700 in scholarships |Sep 26, 2014

The Berks County Community Foundation recently distributed $29,700 in scholarships to 15 Boyertown Area Senior High School graduates.

Studio B announces Thursday Series: Life in the Old Days: Stories of the Past with Bob Wood |Sep 26, 2014

Join artist, historian, and author Bob Wood in conversations about local life in the early days. Folks are welcome at Studio B every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. to enjoy video presentations and shared conversations on selected topics.

Oley’s 3rd Annual Dr. Jeffrey F. Zackon Memorial 5K Run |Sep 26, 2014

There is only about a month remaining to register for the 3rd Annual Dr. Jeffrey F. Zackon Memorial 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Transformers 4: Giving sequels, robots, movies, and numbers a bad name |Sep 26, 2014

Whatever your opinion is on him, it’s probably not news to you that Michael Bay is someone who movie fans tend to have opinions about. A populist creator of excess that has managed to land two films in the Criterion Collection series, his movies make money no matter how much people hate them.

Hazardous waste firm tells Amity officials it poses no harm |Sep 26, 2014

Representatives of the hazardous waste management firm Environmental Enterprises Inc. have assured officials that its new location in the Township would not be a hazard to residents.Environmental Enterprises has a conditional use hearing scheduled 7 p.

Emergency Responders take tour of Martin Stone Quarry in Colebrookdale |Sep 26, 2014

On Monday, Sept. 15, Emergency Responders from Eastern Berks Fire, Boyertown Area Fire and Rescue, and Gilbertsville Fire and Rescue, as well as EMS personnel from Boyertown, Bally and Gilbertsville, were given a guided tour of the Martin Stone Quarry operation in Colebrookdale Township.

A sweet taste of Birdsboro’s history |Sep 26, 2014

For two Lancaster residents, investing in a way to pass the time could not have evolved into anything sweeter.

David Updike will share photos, narrative and excerpts at upcoming conference |Sep 26, 2014

David Updike, son of John Updike, will share his family’s story, works and photographs at Alvernia University’s Third Biennial John Updike Society Conference 2 p.m. Oct. 2.

Virginville Hotel’s Art of the Harvest unites food, wine and art |Sep 26, 2014

After four years of wine, beer and food pairings, Wendy and Rich Hess, Virginville Hotel, decided this fall was the perfect time to warm up with a harvest of artists Sept. 20.

Farmer for a Day teaches agriculture at Oley Fair; Oley High School staff, students bring farm to kids |Sep 26, 2014

Oley High School students and teachers brought the farm to the fair this past weekend with their Farmer for a Day tent, inviting kids to engage in a fun, educational approach to understanding agriculture.

Announcing the winners from the 2014 Oley Fair |Sep 26, 2014

The 68th annual Oley Fair was held Sept. 18 to 20 at the Oley Fairgrounds. The list of winners follows; winners are arranged by category.

Alpha/Omega Players director charged with corruption of minors |Sep 25, 2014

A local theater director is facing charges involving inappropriate behavior with a minor.

Traffic Advisory: Streets to close for Albright College Homecoming Parade Friday, Sept. 26 |Sep 25, 2014

The annual homecoming parade at Albright College will cause several streets in northeast Reading to be closed Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

4 arrested in 2 theft schemes at Amity retirement home |Sep 25, 2014

Township Police announced the arrest of four different women in relation to three different theft incidents at the Keystone Villa Independent Living retirement community last month.

2 Honey Brook firefighters killed in fatal vehicle collision & fire |Sep 24, 2014

Two Honey Brook firefighters and one passenger were killed in a Sept. 19 fatal crash in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County.

District Township marijuana grow house fugitive Cho Van Le surrenders to police |Sep 24, 2014

Marijuana grow house suspect Cho Van Le, 61, District Township, surrendered to police this morning, Sept. 24, at about 11 a.m. at the Berks County District Attorney’s Office.

Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Less is more: wartime documentary overplays its hand |Sep 24, 2014

In 2008, CNN correspondent Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos were based with U.S. forces in Afghanistan, video cameras in hand, capturing award-winning footage of the ongoing operation. Despite some extraordinary subjects and harrowing circumstances, the documentary compiled from some of this footage, “The Hornet’s Nest,” is thoroughly ordinary, forgoing the intensity of verite cinema for something closer to propaganda, save for how dramatically inert it is.

Harmony Day fosters atmosphere of togetherness: Moment of silence held for Honey Brook firefighters |Sep 24, 2014

Honey Brook residents, businesses and organizations united for a day of celebration at the 2014 Harmony Day, Sept. 20.

Mind Your Body: Quieting your mind leads to increased awareness |Sep 24, 2014

My primary teacher of yoga therapy used to say, “You can’t heal what you can’t feel.” This certainly offers a hint that awareness is an important key to our well-being.

WTIM: Music Around Town: Sept. 24 edition |Sep 24, 2014

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

Twin Valley shows school spirit, no matter the score |Sep 24, 2014

Whether they had an undefeated season or a season full of hard losses, Twin Valley’s sports teams have always been a point of interest for students.

Robeson Township Board wants to meet with DEP before voting on proposed Wastewater treatment plant for Green Hills Estates and Green Hill Lakes |Sep 24, 2014

The Robeson Township Board of Supervisors discussed a proposed sewage treatment plant Sept. 16, but the board wants to meet with the Department of Environmental Protection before voting.

APPRISE volunteer provides update on Medicare at Tel Hai |Sep 23, 2014

Honey Brook Twp. >> Open enrollment is around the corner.

Fall Apple Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4 |Sep 23, 2014

Any way you slice it, visitors can expect to have bushels of fun at the Fall Apple Festival at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Douglassville. Celebrate fall’s favorite fruit and the many delicious ways to enjoy it – from apple pancakes to apple tarts to apple dumplings, and more! The annual Fall Apple Festival will be held 9 a.

Fine Craft is a Window to the World: Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen returns to Rittenhouse Square |Sep 23, 2014

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen brings American-made fine craft to the autumn environs of Rittenhouse Square for a second year. During the 3-day event, patrons can peruse and buy original, hand-crafted works of contemporary furniture, functional and decorative pottery, designer clothing, fine jewelry, blown glass, and more.

Hospice-Veteran Partnership recognizes Tel Hai resident Walter Nauta for his military service |Sep 23, 2014

Honey Brook Twp. >> Hospice-Veteran Partnership recognized Tel Hai resident Walter Nauta for his military service.

Free ice cream cake for blood donors Sept. 25 |Sep 23, 2014

State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks) is inviting Berks County residents to join him on Thursday, Sept. 25, anytime between 2-7 p.m. for the Miller-Keystone Blood Drive at the Dairy Queen near Shillington, where those attendees who donate blood will receive a free ice cream cake.

The Heritage participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge |Sep 23, 2014

The staff of The Heritage of Green Hills, an active 55+ living community in Shillington, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday, Aug. 25. Staff participating in the challenge included Cheryl Anderson, community life services director; Kate Fisher, dining room manager; Mark Olszewski, food and beverage director; Rebecca Parish, housekeeper; Elizabeth Proffitt, sales and marketing director; and Douglas Walther, executive director.

Tips and recipes for cooking with essential oils |Sep 23, 2014

I love cooking with fresh herbs. But keeping them fresh is hard and costly during the winter months. Dried herbs can’t provide the same burst of flavor as their fresh counterparts. But I’ve found that essential oils can.

Fall Craft Fair benefits the Berks Food Bank: Grace Lutheran Church in Shillington welcomes 25 local artisans and crafters |Sep 23, 2014

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 30 Liberty Street, Shillington, will host one of the season’s first craft fairs on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

‘Be a Hero’ Day: Superhero & Super Princess event Oct. 5 |Sep 23, 2014

Happily Ever After Play and Party Palace ( at 10 Tranquility Lane in Green Hills (Reading), is hosting a Superhero and Super Princess event on Oct 5th from noon - 4 p.m. as a charity benefit for the Olivet Boys and Girls Club of Reading.

Boyertown’s eighth annual Oktoberfest brings cheers |Sep 23, 2014

The Boyertown Alumni Band played the Pennsylvania Polka as Burgermeister Marianne Deery and former Burgermeister Frank Deery arrived in a horse-drawn carriage to this year’s eighth annual Oktoberfest.

Kutztown Elementary students harvest, donate food from their school garden to Friend Inc. |Sep 23, 2014

A group of Kutztown Elementary fifth graders harvested food from their school garden, donating to Friend Inc.’s food pantry.

Grandkids benefit from grandfather’s career of travel |Sep 23, 2014

Not everyone can say that they have found a career that they truly love or suits them, but at 74 years old, Norman Barker does not look towards retirement. Born in Rhode Island, Barker, now a resident of the Heritage of Green Hills, has traveled to a good portion of the world’s countries as part of his job as a mechanical engineer.

Tri County Record Community Calendar of Events & Notices |Sep 23, 2014

Ongoing & Upcoming Events Shepherd’s Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church FREE meal: Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. 610-273-2848 or email pastor@honeybrookpres.

Next step for dance studio is new location |Sep 23, 2014

For Next Step Dance Studio, a move to Birdsboro has provided a larger studio with additional dance rooms, ample parking spots for dancers and their families and a better location.

Night of entertainment at the Historic State Theatre to benefit Colebrookdale Railroad effort |Sep 23, 2014

There will be an opportunity to participate in fundraising for the Colebrookdale Railroad on Sept. 26, when the railroad will join forces with the Historic State Theater of Boyertown for

‘Healthy Me’ Walk in the Park set for Oct. 4 in Boyertown |Sep 23, 2014

Get some fresh air and have a healthy season! Join St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, the Boyertown Lions Club, the Rotary Club, and the Kiwanis Club for an Intergenerational Walk in the Park on Saturday, Oct.

Schwank ‘encouraged’ by new report’s next steps on heroin, opioid epidemic |Sep 23, 2014

Urged by state Sen. Judy Schwank to examine the growing problem of heroin and prescription drug abuse, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania canvassed the state and issued its report Tuesday, Sept. 23.