Cat Angel Network - Georgie |Oct 21, 2016

Georgie is a very social kind of guy who wants more than anything else in the world to have your love and attention. He adores cuddling and petting and will respond with kitty hugs by rubbing against your legs to tell you how happy he is.

ON TAP |Oct 21, 2016

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ASK THE FITNESS TRAINER: Get in shape with calisthenics, brisk walking |Oct 20, 2016

Q: Is it possible to get in shape using traditional calisthenics-type exercises?

TriCounty Area Chamber unveils ‘Shop TriCounty’ discount card program |Oct 20, 2016

Lower Pottsgrove >> Responding to area business owners’ needs to encourage customers to shop locally, the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce outlined a new program Wednesday at its annual Economic Development Luncheon.

LIVE: Teachers, students, organizations react Thursday to APSCUF strike |Oct 20, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> For the first time ever, professors across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) went on strike Wednesday at 5 a.m., following 15 months of failed negotiations between their union and the state system.

Boyertown Community Library announces plans to move |Oct 20, 2016

The Boyertown Community Library is in the process of changing locations with plans to move into the former National Penn Bank office building at 24 North Reading Avenue.

Exeter Police receive grant for ballistic vests |Oct 20, 2016

EXETER >> The Exeter Police Department is one step closer to purchasing new bulletproof vests.

Honey Brook’s Ivan Stoltzfus sets off for cross country journey on tractor |Oct 20, 2016

Ivan Stoltzfus began his “Across America for Wounded Heroes 2016” on a tractor from Honey Brook farm on Oct. 15.

On the Record with Carol: Morgantown Village Library hosts Fall Book and Bake Sale |Oct 20, 2016

The annual Fall Morgantown Village Library and Book Sale was held October 13-15.

A Look Back in History: The Warmth and Charm in Georgian Architecture |Oct 20, 2016

In a very attractive Georgian mansion, the stone mason will not just simply lay up the stone helter-skelter, but select large stones for the corners known as quoins. The 1808 Spang, 1805 Hunter, and 1815 Reiff mansions of the Oley Valley have fine quoins in their corners that make the structures imposing, as many others.

Wedding donations provide new computers for Morgantown’s Village Library |Oct 20, 2016

A Morgantown couple celebrated their vows, and their wedding donations provided new computers for Morgantown’s Village Library.

Petra Fall festival offers family fun Oct. 28 |Oct 20, 2016

Families looking for a Halloween alternative — and lots of fun — are invited to the 2016 Petra Fall Fest at Petra Church, New Holland, on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. All are welcome, and everything but the optional purchase of food from food trucks is free!

Person to Person — Impact: Many tricks ... Few treats |Oct 20, 2016

I have a reoccurring nightmare! The year was 1954 and my parents, my siblings and I were about to arrive in the small borough where we kids would see our new home for the first time. As we turned off the commercial highway in the spring, we were greeted by nice houses lining avenues and places, many of which were named after colleges.

Elverson holiday parade reaches new heights |Oct 20, 2016

ELVERSON >> It was a beautiful night for a parade. Hundreds of people lined the streets of Elverson watching all the participants. American Legion Morgantown Post 537 once again won Best in Show with their float of an Astronaut in Space.

Forge Theatre presents ‘The Addams Family’ — a musical |Oct 20, 2016

From the imagination of Charles Addams, to the pages of The New Yorker, to television screens, to the big screen, to the Broadway stage, The Addams Family has captured our hearts and secured a place in Americana right alongside Lil’ Abner and Peanuts.

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents ‘Love , Sex and the IR$’ Oct. 20-30 |Oct 20, 2016

Love and laughter take the stage when Fleetwood Community Theatre presents “Love, Sex and The IR$,” by Billy VanZandt and Jane Milmore, Oct. 20 through Oct. 30. This 8 character play, directed by Brian Miller, with all the great comedy elements: mistaken identity, a love triangle, and of course deception will take the stage in Kutztown at 201 E.

Local pastor honored for years of service |Oct 20, 2016

On Sunday, Oct. 2, Pastor Edward Kurtz and his wife, Helen, were honored for more than 40 years of service to the Living Waters Fellowship Church. More than 50 members from past to present met at The Torch Community Center for a surprise celebration reunion to show their appreciation.

Think about it: It’s Just at the Barn |Oct 19, 2016

“If at first you don’t succeed, do it the way your mother told you to.” — Anonymous

Flying Colors fall art show set for Oct, 28-30 |Oct 19, 2016

Flying Colors Fine Artists will hold its annual art show Oct. 28, 29 and 30 at the Montgomery School, Route 113, in Chester Springs. An artists’ reception with live music and refreshments will be held on Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.

person to person — impact : Do you have a funny bone? |Oct 19, 2016

If a group of people was asked if they had a funny bone, many people would say: “Of course I have a funny bone (ulnar nurve). It’s part of my elbow that I have knocked against walls, doors and many other objects and boy does that hurt!” But wait, I’m not talking about that kind of funny bone.

Hamburg Rotarians learn about the bees |Oct 19, 2016

Eric George was the program chairperson at the Hamburg Rotary on Oct. 16. Steve Finke owner of Meadow View Beekeeping, LLC did a very interesting program about his work with bees.

Chefs share tips to reduce food waste |Oct 19, 2016

Want to spend less on groceries and help the environment? Area chefs are sending out an SOS, asking home cooks to “save our scraps.”

UPDATE: State university faculty go on strike |Oct 19, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> According to an announcement on their Twitter feed, the faculty across the state system of higher education are on strike.

THE YANKEE CHEF: Make time for this sweet treat |Oct 19, 2016

Just like the classic cocktail flavor, these muffins are easy, delicious and will give you a natural high after one bite.

Kutztown University APSCUF faculty on strike |Oct 19, 2016

Kutztown University faculty held “APSCUF on Strike” signs on the edge of KU’s campus on Oct. 19, while passing drivers honked car horns and people cheered from open car windows.

Kutztown University President addresses students about strike |Oct 19, 2016

Kutztown University President Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson hosted an open forum today, Oct. 19, in an effort to ease staff and student’s concerns regarding the APSCUF faculty union strike.

Chestnut Knoll makes strides to end Alzheimer’s through annual walk |Oct 19, 2016

Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care recently helped the Alzheimer’s Association by participating in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, as well as holding their annual Beef and Beer Fundraiser, all on Saturday, Oct.

Oley Valley native takes the stage in ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at Lebanon Valley College |Oct 19, 2016

Jacob Kanavins of Oley will participate in the upcoming production of the musical “Kiss Me Kate,” by Lebanon Valley College’s Wig and Buckle Theater Company. The event will open Friday, Oct.

More sleep for Philly area students? Facts to know about later school start times |Oct 19, 2016

Several schools in the region have been discussing later start times. This has spurred a lot of discussion about the sleep schedules and logistics about a later start times for middle and high school students.

Montgomery County DA fights Cosby’s latest attempt to dismiss sex assault charges |Oct 18, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The discovery of new evidence properly led to a renewed investigation of entertainer Bill Cosby in 2015 and his claims he was prejudiced by a decade-old delay in bringing sexual assault charges against him have no merit, prosecutors contend.

Grand Opening for Wellness Studio in Elverson |Oct 18, 2016

From fashion to fitness and wellness, Melynda Wagner, local business woman and entrepreneur, is at it again. This year she celebrates with her mother six years as co-owners of local consignment shop, French Creek Boutique located on Route 23 in Elverson.

Buyer of western pen and ink drawing sought; piece sold as part of Englesville Hotel contents |Oct 18, 2016

Tina Swavely, former resident of Pottstown and Boyertown, is trying to track down a piece of artwork — a pen and ink drawing of an old western town. She is in need of the community’s help.

Blandon Troop 183 plants native trees at Kutztown’s North Park to attract native wildlife |Oct 18, 2016

In late September, Blandon Boy Scout Troop 183 participated in an environmental project, in conjunction with the Kutztown Borough, at North Park along the Sacony Creek in Kutztown.

Flying Colors fall art show set for Oct, 28-30 |Oct 18, 2016

Flying Colors Fine Artists will hold its annual art show Oct. 28, 29 and 30 at the Montgomery School, Route 113, in Chester Springs. An artists’ reception with live music and refreshments will be held on Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm.

Conestoga Christian School Chicken BBQ and Country Auction set for Oct. 21 and 22 |Oct 18, 2016

Conestoga Christian School will hold the 43rd annual benefit Chicken Barbecue and Country Auction on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22,.

Woman must put self-worth ahead of doomed relationship |Oct 18, 2016

Q: Do you have any advice for a single woman who’s in love and romantically involved with a married man? I know the decision to go down this path was foolish, but there’s nothing I want more than to begin a new life with this man.

Conestoga Christian School students will serve the community Oct. 21 |Oct 18, 2016

Conestoga Christian School’s 43rd annual BBQ & Auction will add a student service component to Friday morning, Oct. 21. From 8:30 to 11 a.m. students will serve our community and the school during our CCS Service Day 2016.

TVEC students get involved in NFL Play 60, got visit from Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and Mascot, Swoop |Oct 18, 2016

Twin Valley Elementary Center’s 4th graders were treated to an assembly featuring the Philadelphia Eagles Mascot, Swoop, and several Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to kick of a month-long activity challenge.

Stephanie Grace to headline sold-out concert for State Theatre grand opening |Oct 18, 2016

Singer-songwriter Stephanie Grace is set to headline a sold out concert for the grand opening of The State Theatre.

Fleetwood opens new town square |Oct 18, 2016

Fleetwood Borough celebrated the official opening of its new Town Square, Fleetwood Walkway, at 28 W. Main St. with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 16.

Kutztown Project captures essence of Kutztown in book, documentary |Oct 18, 2016

Kutztown High School students have begun Phase 2 of the Kutztown Project, which will capture the essence of the Kutztown community in a student created book and documentary.

WTIM: Music Around Town Oct. 19 edition |Oct 18, 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.

Kutztown University faculty Prepared to strike |Oct 18, 2016

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties went into negotiations over the weekend with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education prepared to call a faculty strike if the two parties could not settle on a new contract by Oct.

Learn the history of Halloween traditions at ‘A Hopewell Halloween’ |Oct 18, 2016

An evening of Halloween traditions and historical folklore will be hosted by Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Historic games, crafts, and folktales from the different cultural groups that worked at Hopewell Furnace will be featured.

TriCounty Community Calendar Oct. 18 |Oct 18, 2016

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Crowds raise money for childhood cancer at 8th Annual Red Corner Benefit |Oct 17, 2016

DOUGLASSVILLE >> Nothing helps get you through hard times more than support from the people around you.

Welcome to my World: Grave Epitaphs |Oct 17, 2016

Every summer that I can remember as a kid, Mom insisted Pop drive to visit the gravesites of both the Christman’s, in Lehigh County, and the Kohler’s, in Berks County. Mom also took us on walks to the family cemetery of the Siegfried’s, from Siegfriedsdale, located near our farm.

Shop keeper from Pottstown turns job change into new career in Kutztown |Oct 17, 2016

Renée Spaide of Pottstown transformed a job change into a new career opportunity, opening Renée’s Finders Keepers at 19 E. Main St. in Kutztown, a high-end consignment store.

Kutztown Rotary names October Students Of The Month |Oct 17, 2016

The Kutztown Rotary Club honored Paige Fenstarmacher and Ashley Bleiler as the first Students of the Month for the 2016-17 school year in ceremonies at the Kutztown Tavern Oct. 5.

23,000 pounds of potatoes picked for local food banks |Oct 17, 2016

127 volunteers descended on a small farm field near the Rich Maiden Golf Course Sept. 25 and harvested over 23,000 pounds of potatoes that are destined for food banks throughout five counties.