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Travis Wetzel Trio will liven up the Reinholds Fire Company Oct. 1 |Sep 29, 2016

Farm Country Shindig opens its 2016-2017 season on Saturday, Oct. 1 featuring “The Travis Wetzel Trio” at the Reinholds Fire Company Banquet Hall.

Emma Ketterer named a Budding Artist by Dancing Tree Creations |Sep 29, 2016

Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio is proud to name Emma Ketterer as their next Budding Artist. An opening reception, with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet other local artists, will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 5pm to 7pm.

Keim Music Fest coming up Oct. 1 |Sep 29, 2016

There’s a fun-filled day of music, food, and history at the second annual Keim Music Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Jacob Keim Farmstead in Oley. This event is a one-day music event held outdoors to raise awareness and restoration funds for the Keim Farmstead, a property owned by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County.

Experience Adele, A Live Tribute Show to benefit theater |Sep 29, 2016

Our Town Foundation hosts award winning singer, Andrea Taylor, in her iconic performance of “Experience Adele”, a phenomenal live tribute of the popular singer Adele, at the Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 South 4th St.

Calendar of events Boyertown |Sep 29, 2016

Sept. 30 Friday Night Fun Show : Good Fellowship Riding Club at Monocacy Creek Road, Birdsboro will hold a fun show Friday Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. For more information, go to goodfellowship#Hotmail.

Church news for Boyertown area |Sep 29, 2016

Shepherd of the Hills Church, Bechtelsville

Hamburg Strand hosts Rocky Horror Picture Show event |Sep 29, 2016

Hamburg Strand Theater hosts a Rocky Horror Picture Show movie event, honoring the 1975 cult film’s 40th anniversary.

Hamburg history painted in town mural |Sep 29, 2016

Large painted scenes of Hamburg’s history are quickly coming to life on a wall adjacent to the Hamburg State Street Square.

Virginville Grange member selected for competitive National Grange Fellowship |Sep 28, 2016

The National Grange has announced its 2016 class of Communication Fellows, which includes a Shoemakersville woman.

Dollar General variances approved in Amity |Sep 28, 2016

AMITY >> The Board of Supervisors announced Sept. 21 that the Zoning Board has approved two of three variances needed for a Dollar General to open along Route 422.

Twin Valley High School October Intern of Month: Kelly Loughery |Sep 28, 2016

Twin Valley High School’s Intern of the Month for October is Kelly Loughery, who is interning with the school’s Raider Runway program.

Garden of Giving event raises funds for Oliva family of Honey Brook |Sep 28, 2016

The beautiful Honey Brook Golf Club was the venue for a Garden of Giving cancer fundraiser on Sept. 10 to help with medical bills for the Oliva family of Honey Brook. The family’s dentist, Dr.

Twin Valleys Garden Club competes, shares tips at Flower Show |Sep 28, 2016

Floral artistry! Horticulture know-how! Tradition of teaching! Twin Valleys Garden Club brought these qualities together again this year at their recent In-House Flower Show “The World of Beatrix Potter.

Cars, bikes cruise into Shartlesville |Sep 28, 2016

A little of cooperation and planning between the organizers of the Appalachian RV Resort’s 6th Annual Car & Bike Show in Shartlesville and Salem-Berne UMC’s 12th Annual Country Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show in Hamburg, held earlier in the day, went a long way on Sept.

Letter: Kutztown University prof writes to students about possible strike |Sep 27, 2016

As has already been widely reported in local media, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (the union representing public higher education faculty) has announced a possible strike to begin on Wednesday, Oct.

Boyertown Area Multi-Service calls for new or gently used children’s Halloween costumes |Sep 27, 2016

Boyertown Area Multi-Service is currently collecting new and gently used children’s Halloween costumes (that aren’t scary!). The costumes that are collected will be distributed to the children of our client families – those most in need within the community.

Police seek suspect, truck that struck Corvette |Sep 27, 2016

Fleetwood Borough Police Chief Steven Stinsky reports that an orange 2006 Corvette convertible was parked and unattended in the parking lot of Klinger’s at 24 East Main St., Fleetwood.

Chevy Cobalt found disabled in field |Sep 27, 2016

Fleetwood Borough Police Chief Steven Stinsky reports that a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt was found disabled and unattended, with the airbags deployed, in a field at Richmond Road and Hefner Lane in Richmond Township at 8 p.

Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act passes House with bipartisan vote |Sep 27, 2016

The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan “Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2015” (H.R. 3537) on Sept. 26 sponsored by Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) through a vote of 258 – 101.

Committee passes bill to prohibit use of drones over certain facilities in PA |Sep 27, 2016

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a measure that would penalize unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators for flying their aircraft over certain facilities in Pennsylvania, according to a bill sponsored by Senator David G.

Schwank introduces legislation shielding farms from realty transfer tax |Sep 27, 2016

State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) introduced legislation to reinstate a decades old program that exempts agricultural conservation easements from Pennsylvania’s Realty Transfer Tax.

State Police: Fleetwood teen rolls Jeep Cherokee |Sep 27, 2016

State Police Hamburg reported that a 16-year-old Fleetwood teen was driving south on Garman Road in Greenwich Township at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 when a deer ran out in front of his 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, causing him to lose control.

Fleetwood Junior Troop tours BCTV |Sep 27, 2016

On Sept. 15, Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop visited the BCTV Studios and appeared on Girl Scouts of Eastern PA’s monthly program, hosted by Carla Hickey. The girls introduced themselves and shared which school they attended and town they lived in.

Fleetwood Junior Troop tours Sweet Frog, learns about business |Sep 27, 2016

Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop 1793 started their Girl Scout year off with a trip to Sweet Frog! The girls worked on requirements to earn their Business Owner badge. They were given a tour of the facility and learned about owning and operating a business.

Eastern Berks Fire celebrates additions with Lights and Siren parade |Sep 27, 2016

It was a 5-mile-long party. Eastern Berks Fire Department, Station 97, held a Lights and Siren parade to celebrate its latest additions — a new engine, utility truck and ambulance.

Kutztown Queen & King crowned; Metrick honored |Sep 27, 2016

Tori (Victoria) VanDuren and Beckham Sibiski were crowned Kutztown Homecoming Queen and King on Friday night.

Short film shot in Kutztown, Fleetwood premieres Saturday at Kutztown University |Sep 27, 2016

Fleetwood resident Kellen A. Cunningham directed the short film “This Time Tomorrow,” which was shot entirely in Kutztown and Fleetwood.

Kutztown roller rink slated for demo |Sep 27, 2016

Kutztown Borough Council approved Sept. 20 the demolition of the roller rink in Kutztown Park.

Kutztown flower shop owner Shawn Brown earns international floral design certification |Sep 27, 2016

Jackie & Daughter Flower Shop owner Shawn Brown CFD, Kutztown, recently participated in the American Institute of Floral Designers professional floral design evaluation in California. Brown is now an internationally certified floral designer.

Seat-belt check leads to arrest outside Pottstown school |Sep 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> A commotion with police in front of Barth Elementary School Wednesday afternoon was caused when a driver attempted to evade a seat-belt check and was found to have an outstanding warrant, officials said.

Pottstown stormwater fee looming to cover coming costs |Sep 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> You can blame that new $94 annual fee you may soon be paying on the rain.

New restricted traffic pattern planned in front of Pottstown Middle School |Sep 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> There are few places more intimidating to the uninitiated driver than the pick-up and drop-off zones around a local school.

Pottstown School Board seeks replacement for Kefer |Sep 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Those interested in replacing Andrew Kefer on the Pottstown School Board should start brushing up their resumes.

Barth Elementary students have lessons in the garden |Sep 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Barth Elementary students got a chance to explore the community garden right next to their school before the growing season will soon come to a close.

Pottstown stadium lights campaign still needs $130,000 |Sep 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> There is now a lot more money that needs to be raised to pay for new lights in Grigg Memorial Stadium.

Fall/Winter Vintage Fashion Show moves to Reading Pagoda |Sep 26, 2016

As the seasons change, so do the fashion trends.

1932 Ford Roadster wins Best in Show at Hamburg Salem-Berne’s 12th annual Country Car Show |Sep 26, 2016

A rainy start to the day likely kept a few entries, especially motorcycles, home but when the weather cleared there were plenty of great vehicles on display at the 12th Annual Country Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show at Salem-Berne United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept.

Club hosts A-Team fundraiser to get 11-year-old Amity boy a new heart |Sep 25, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> When the Norristown Maenner-Chor Club recently hosted The A-Team’s latest display of generosity, Maenner-Chor President Jim McMonigle said that, like many people, he continues to be bowled over by the group’s tireless humanitarian efforts.

Kempton artist Jonathan Bond hosts Farm Tour art show Oct. 15 |Sep 24, 2016

Artist Jonathan Bond of Kempton will present Farm Tour on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his gallery in Kempton. The show will feature Bond’s original works and limited edition prints.

New Bethel Church to share common heritage with visitors from Germany |Sep 24, 2016

New Bethel Church, Kempton, will host visitors from the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. A special program titled “Our Shared German Heritage” will emphasize the strong influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch in the lives of area residents and their communities.

Boyertown/Oley Valley Bark For Life set for Oct. 2 |Sep 23, 2016

For those affected by cancer, it is friends and family that come together to help them fight the long and intensive struggle — pushing through daily hardship to stay strong while their loved one battles a deadly disease.

A-Team fundraiser helps get Berks County 11-year-old new heart |Sep 23, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> When the Norristown Maenner-Chor Club recently hosted The A-Team’s latest display of generosity, Maenner-Chor President Jim McMonigle said that, like many people, he continues to be bowled over by the group’s tireless humanitarian efforts.

Mohnton motorcyclist killed in crash on Route 61, Perry Twp. |Sep 23, 2016

Motorcyclist Bryan Adams, 39, Mohnton, was killed in a crash on Route 61 in Perry Township on Friday morning, Sept. 23.

Pickle Ball Courts coming to Boyertown Community Park |Sep 23, 2016

Local clubs are working together to bring the game of Pickle Ball to Boyertown.

APSCUF President announces university faculty strike date |Sep 23, 2016

A university faculty strike date of Oct. 19 has been set for all 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities.

Hamburg School directors approve $81,741 contribution for Perry Elementary playground expansion |Sep 22, 2016

Hamburg Area school directors approved a contribution in the amount of $81,741 for the expansion of the playground at Perry Elementary dedicated to Esther H. Ludwig on Sept. 19.

Boyertown ambulance company offers medical equipment |Sep 22, 2016

Eighty-five-year-old Edward Allen of Gilbertsville has just returned home after spending three days in the hospital for hip surgery. During his recovery, he’ll be needing a walker, a cane and a shower chair.

Scatter Joy Center for the Arts hosts exhibit featuring work of Kutztown University students |Sep 22, 2016

HORSHAM >> As an art student, it’s one thing to create, quite another to share your creations.

Studio B announces opening of ‘Out of the Woods’ |Sep 21, 2016

Studio B Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Out of the Woods,” an exhibit featuring artwork created by two of the gallery’s favorite artists: Sandra and Bob Wood.

Twin Valley Rotary honors Students of the Month |Sep 21, 2016

On Sept. 21, the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Maria Dioguardo and Jordan de Garay as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.