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Jesse Rothacker presents Animal Olympics Family Reptile Show |Jul 30, 2016

Jesse Rothacker presented Animal Olympics Family Reptile Show at the UCC Church on 3rd and Pine streets in Hamburg on July 29.

Volunteer reading tutors need for Ready.Set.READ! Program |Jul 29, 2016

Help make a difference in a child’s life! Volunteers are needed to tutor second grade students who are struggling with reading in the Hamburg and Kutztown Elementary Schools. No previous teaching experience is required.

Shoemakersville Lions Club names ‘Citizen of the Year’ |Jul 29, 2016

Shilpa L. Moser was awarded the honor of being chosen and presented with a plaque as the “Citizen of the Year” by the Shoemakersville Area Lions Club. The presentation was made by Immediate Past President Lion James W.

Steve Moyer Subaru to partner with Opportunity House for Pop Up OppShop fundraiser |Jul 29, 2016

Steve Moyer Subaru has joined forces with Opportunity House to host the OppShop Pop Up sale. All clothes, shoes, accessories and housewares will be only $1, with books at two for $1. There will also be a variety of furniture for great prices.

Frystown Lions Club inducts two new members |Jul 29, 2016

Frystown Lions Club has grown by two new members. Inducted at the club’s recent meeting were Betty Zerbe and Keirstan Edris. Doing the honors was PDG Bob Argot, currently president of the Shartlesville Lions Club.

Welcome to my World: Hats galore! |Jul 29, 2016

In the early 1940s, like most children, I enjoyed dressing up in Mom’s dresses and the few hats she owned. At 70, I’m still enamored with hats, whether it’s today’s fashionable ones or the vintage kind.

Judge bars testimony about porn email scandal from Kane trial |Jul 29, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> A Montgomery County judge has ruled that testimony about a pornographic email investigation conducted by embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane cannot become part of the defense strategy at Kane’s upcoming perjury trial.

Spring 2016 Student Achievements |Jul 29, 2016

Dean’s List Saint Joseph’s University

Local students get work experience at Chestnut Knoll through Goodwill SWEAP |Jul 29, 2016

Over the summer, Chestnut Knoll was fortunate to have three students working at the community, as part of the Goodwill Keystone Area Summer Work Experience Assessment Program (SWEAP). This program provides students aged 16 to 21 with real work experience, and Chestnut Knoll was thrilled to work hand-in-hand with the Boyertown High School for this special program.

Area organizations host ‘Healthy Me’ Walk in the Park |Jul 29, 2016

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, Aug.

New trail links Hopewell Big Woods to French Creek State Park |Jul 29, 2016

The connection has been made: There is now a trail connecting Hopewell Big Woods to French Creek State Park.

A Look Back in History: PA Dutch folk art images & scriveners in the New World |Jul 29, 2016

In studying early American folk art, there is no shortage of folk art documents that express early pioneer immigrants’ gratitude for reaching America in a time when many individuals still feared the world was flat, or worse, that sea serpents lurked in the troubled ocean currents enduring their lives.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 29, 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.

Movie Review: ‘Jason Bourne’ |Jul 29, 2016

After nearly a decade of supposedly closing the door on the “Bourne” franchise, somehow Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have decided to bring Jason Bourne back in the most obvious way imaginable: by doing the same story line over again.

Item Community Calendar Aug. 3 |Jul 29, 2016

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

LIVE: Hillary Clinton visits business in Hatfield |Jul 29, 2016

A day after becoming the first woman to accept the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton will be in Hatfield, Montgomery County, this afternoon and we will be right there with here.

Boyertown Multi-Service teams up with Berks & Beyond |Jul 29, 2016

Boyertown Area Multi-Service and Berks & Beyond Employment Services are teaming up to offer employment services to residents in the Boyertown area.

Search the night sky and learn about exploring the heavens at StarFest 2016 |Jul 29, 2016

An evening of space education and exploration will be hosted by Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and the Chesmont Astronomical Society on Saturday, Aug. 6 (weather permitting). This will be the fifth year Hopewell Furnace and Chesmont have partnered to present this event to the public.

Schwank looks forward to future of hemp industry in Pennsylvania |Jul 29, 2016

Legislation recently signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf legalizing the growing of industrial hemp in Pennsylvania represents a significant step forward for the agricultural industry in Pennsylvania, State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) said on July 22.

Hawk Mountain launches Autumn Hawk Watch on Aug. 15 |Jul 29, 2016

Hawk Mountain invites visitors to watch and monitor the annual passage of raptor migrants as they move south during the Autumn Hawk Watch, held daily Aug. 15 through Dec. 15 at the Sanctuary’s famous North Lookout.

Officials, DEP, police meet to discuss solutions for ‘The Rock’ |Jul 29, 2016

With a sign “Rules for ‘The Rock’” posted on his motorcycle, Hamburg resident Phil Kissinger waited outside the closed Tilden Township Building while officials, police and Department of Environmental Protection met behind closed doors to discuss ‘The Rock’ on July 29.

Annual Elverson dance of the sunflowers open to the community |Jul 28, 2016

Rick Frey, owner of Please Wash Me Carwash, 1 Yingst Dr., Elverson, announced that his sunflower crop is blooming and ready for free picking to the community.

Teen, 19, cited for alcohol violation at Kernsville Dam |Jul 28, 2016

Tilden Township Police cited a teen for an alcohol violation at Kernsville Dam on Kernsville Dam Road, Lot #2, in Tilden Township on July 27 at 1:23 p.m.

Hamburg’s Our Town Foundation hosts Party on the Square |Jul 28, 2016

Hamburg’s Our Town Foundation dedicated the State Street Square at Party on the Square with music, pie eating contest, magic, food and a Dunk Tank on July 23.

Celtic band Down by the Glenside performs in Honey Brook Aug. 7 |Jul 28, 2016

Honey Brook Borough Park Free Concert in the Park series will continue on Sunday, Aug. 7, with a performance by the seven piece high energy Celtic band Down by the Glenside. The band will perform from 5:30 to 8 p.

Public art installed at State Street Square in Hamburg |Jul 28, 2016

Our Town Foundation aims to beautify State Street Square in Hamburg by adding landscaped areas and public art.

Hamburg Borough Council approves final plan for Manderbach Ford dealership |Jul 28, 2016

Hamburg Borough Council on July 25 approved the final plan for Manderbach Ford dealership and approved a liquor license transfer to Rutter’s Farm Store on Grand and Front streets.

State Police: Honey Brook burglary under investigation |Jul 27, 2016

On July 3 at approximately 10:15 a.m., State Police responded to Rock Road in Honey Brook Township for the report of an attempted burglary.

Local Sanders supporters sad campaign is over, ‘but it’s kind of been coming’ |Jul 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> The morning after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton, Pennsylvania Democrats were eager to recognize the former candidate for his work in championing progressive ideals, but were just as eager to unite behind Clinton for president.

Experts: Technology and youth dominating the voting realm |Jul 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> A panel of U.S. representatives addressed how technology plays in their governing and why it’s important to be civically engaged from emailing to voting at a forum sponsored by SAP.

Local students earn degrees, honors from Cabrini |Jul 27, 2016

The following local students were awarded degrees from Cabrini College, now Cabrini University, at its 56th Commencement on Sunday, May 22. Cabrini officially became a University on July 1, making the Class of 2016 the last graduates of the College.

PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: If only we could be kids again! |Jul 27, 2016

No, forget it. I will not accept the Nobel Peace Prize. However, I will let you in on a BIG secret. I have figured out why there is such hatred and violence in our world today. We adults grew up! In other words, we just didn’t stay like innocent kids.

Chester County Recorder of Deeds launches Operation Fraud Guard |Jul 27, 2016

Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery is introducing a new service to his office called Operation Fraud Guard. Operation Fraud Guard initiates an enhanced review of real estate transactions to protect the elderly and disabled persons from property fraud.

Big Shot sponsored by Petersheim Bros. Inc.: Local Garden Club members serve as judges for PHS Gardening Contest |Jul 27, 2016

Twin Valleys Garden Club recently served as judges for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Gardening and Greening Contest, in which backyard and community gardeners in Philadelphia and surrounding counties competed for coveted blue ribbons.

Applicants for Montco jobs won’t be asked about felony convictions |Jul 27, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County has “banned the box.”

Chester County ranked in top 10 most innovative digital counties in nation |Jul 27, 2016

Chester County took its place among the digital elite this week, when it was presented with a Digital Counties Survey award that recognizes the most innovative digital counties in the nation. Chester County ranks 10th among America’s 3,000-plus counties.

West Nantmeal Historical Commission to erect memorial plaque |Jul 27, 2016

The West Nantmeal Historical Commission would like to erect an historical marker near the site, in West Nantmeal where a B-24 bomber crashed during WWII.

Ask Esther: How can we improve our home to get the best and quickest sale? |Jul 27, 2016

Dear Esther: We are thinking of selling in a year or two. We want to do all we can to improve our home so it sells for the most money and quickly. What advice can you give to guide us in this?

Just Friends and Potter’s Clay to perform Music in the Grove |Jul 27, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church again welcomes Just Friends and Potter’s Clay to Music in the Grove on Sunday evening, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. Just Friends is a local group that plays old time country and gospel music.

State Theatre of Boyertown readies to reopen |Jul 27, 2016

The State Theatre is getting ready to reopen to the public for the first time since its closure in March 2015. Major renovation work is happening right now to prepare for an October opening.

Tri County Community Calendar Aug. 2 |Jul 27, 2016

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

CVC’s Carol Intintoli receives PCCD Victim Services Award |Jul 27, 2016

Amidst accolades such as “a gifted ally for young people in the community,” “a dedicated victim advocate and educator,” “a constant pillar of support for the agency” and “a treasured mentor and friend,” a stunned Carol Intintoli received the 2016 Governor’s Victim Service Pathways’ Individual Prevention/Education and Outreach Award from the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).

Satoyama Homestead offers tips for raising backyard chickens |Jul 27, 2016

Whether you are looking for fresh eggs or meat (or both), chickens are an excellent way to begin producing your own food on your own terms. Like other livestock, chickens need appropriate shelter, nutrition, clean water and care.

Boyertown, Pottstown gardeners take home cash prizes at contest awards ceremony |Jul 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Money ... money ... money and plants ... plants ... plants were a big part of this year’s Home Garden Contest award ceremony since winners took home as much as $200.

Grow, exercise and enjoy with Mosaic community garden events |Jul 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> The Mosaic Community Land Trust is showing that gardens are for growing and enjoying with Sunset Fridays this month.

Wilkerson invited Pottstown to town-wide talk |Jul 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> A high school senior when he was elected last year, Pottstown School Board member Emanuel Wilkerson brings a uniquely youthful perspective to that august body.

Sanatoga Green wins zoning variances from Lower Pottsgrove |Jul 26, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> The project looking to put more than 500 housing units, office space and a 100-room hotel on more than 50 acres near the Limerick outlets took another step forward Tuesday night.

Community urged to take part in Pottstown childhood trauma initiative |Jul 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> “Do you know anyone who has been divorced? I bet most of us could say yes. That is a person or a family that has been impacted by trauma.”

Pottstown’s outdoor market now has produce fresh off the farm |Jul 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Get fresh with it at the local outdoor farmers market which now has a variety of fruits and vegetables available along with weekly entertainment.

Stop the Drugs, Stop the Violence event brings community groups together |Jul 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> The 95-degree heat wasn’t enough to keep some of Pottstown’s best community crusaders from spreading their message.