Fleetwood Police seek information after three armed men rob Grand Central Taproom |Oct 9, 2015

Fleetwood Borough Police are seeking three men responsible for an armed robbery that occurred at Grand Central Taproom, 45 West Main Street in Fleetwood, on Oct. 7 at approximately 11:15 p.m.

Northeast Berks Chamber presents Internship Program at Moselem Springs Golf Club, networking lunch at Cristina’s Blandon |Oct 9, 2015

The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce invites registration for its October Breakfast Program. On Friday, Oct. 16, at Moselem Springs Golf Club, 684 Eagle Road, Fleetwood, Mike Kistler, Brandywine Heights Area School District; Tom Miller, Kutztown Area School District; and Chris Spohn, Hamburg Area School District will present Internships: Partnering with Businesses to Mutually Benefit Employers and Students.

St. John’s Evangelical, Thrivent team up to donate to Hamburg Fire Company |Oct 9, 2015

The Thrivent Members and members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hamburg sponsored a stand at the recent Hamburg-er Festival in Hamburg. Rather than serve hamburgers, the group sold waffle and ice cream and ice cream sundaes with a choice of strawberry or peach topping.

Northeast Berks Chamber presents Internship Program at Moselem Springs Golf Club, networking lunch at Cristina’s Blandon |Oct 9, 2015

The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce invites registration for its October Breakfast Program. On Friday, Oct. 16, at Moselem Springs Golf Club, 684 Eagle Road, Fleetwood, Mike Kistler, Brandywine Heights Area School District; Tom Miller, Kutztown Area School District; and Chris Spohn, Hamburg Area School District will present Internships: Partnering with Businesses to Mutually Benefit Employers and Students.

One person killed in Colebrookdale crash |Oct 9, 2015

COLEBROOKDALE >> A woman was killed and her son seriously injured in a crash at Route 73 and Funk Road Friday morning.

Hamburg Police: Two vehicles collide at 100 block of N. 4th Street |Oct 9, 2015

On Oct. 2, at approximately 9:50 a.m., Hamburg Police responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash at the 100 block of North 4th Street in Hamburg.

Alzheimer’s Friendly Business program addresses isolation among family caregivers |Oct 9, 2015

The Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Berks County is launching a new campaign designed to make the community more Alzheimer’s friendly. Through the Alzheimer’s Friendly Business program, the Home Instead Senior Care office will provide free training to local businesses to help equip employees with information and resources needed to welcome families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

House approves Argall super load transport bill |Oct 9, 2015

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a measure on Sept. 29 sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) that would allow private companies to assist with the movement of super-sized transport vehicles.

More farmland preserved in Berks County, Schwank says |Oct 9, 2015

Additional acres of Berks County farmland will be preserved following an Oct. 8 approval of the purchase of conservation easements by the state Agricultural Land Preservation Board, according to state Sen.

Local experts encourage families to take action to help keep seniors out of the hospital |Oct 9, 2015

As flu season begins, the risk of area seniors being hospitalized increases significantly. However, according to a study conducted of nurses who primarily work with seniors, almost half of all senior hospitalizations (49 percent) can be avoided with proper prevention.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Oct 9, 2015

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

Turning Leaf Festival returns, bringing autumn excitement |Oct 9, 2015

One of Boyertown’s favorite Parks and Rec events will be happening this Saturday (Sunday if it rains). The 8th Annual Turning Leaf Fall Festival kicks off with the Boyertown Rotary’s Fall Frolic 5K run/walk that will take off from the Rohrbach Pavillion at 8:15 a.

‘Toast with a Ghost’ at Brinton Lodge and Ridgewood Winery |Oct 9, 2015

Brinton Lodge and Ridgewood Winery will partner this October for a new seasonal event, “Toast with a Ghost Tour.” The tour is scheduled every Sunday from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary celebrates 25th Season with two new attractions |Oct 9, 2015

Terror Behind the Walls, America’s largest haunted house, is located inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia,. This extraordinary theatrical production, consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in the nation, runs select evenings from Sept.

Oley Valley calendar of events |Oct 9, 2015

Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11

OVCEF to sponsor Dr. Zackon 5K Memorial Run and Walk |Oct 9, 2015

The Oley Valley Community Education Foundation is sponsoring the 4th Annual Dr. Jeffrey F. Zackon 5K Memorial Run and Walk, which is set to take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Registration for the race starts at 8 A.

100th Pennsylvania Farm Show Celebrates 100-Days Until the Show With Call For Farm Show Stories and Photos |Oct 9, 2015

With the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show only 100 days away, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding is calling on past and present visitors, vendors and exhibitors to share their blue-ribbon Farm Show memories.

U.S. 422 West to close overnight next week at Route 100 Interchange for bridge construction |Oct 8, 2015

U.S. 422 west will be closed and detoured at the Route 100 Interchange on Tuesday, October 13, through Friday, October 16, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for the placement of 10 concrete beams on the new bridge being built over the Schuylkill River in North Coventry Township, Chester County, and West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.

Twin Valley Rotary hosts Empty Bowls Event for Food Pantry |Oct 8, 2015

The Twin Valley Rotary Club of Morgantown is hosting its first annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Friday, November 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at he Conestoga Christian Church, 2279 Main Street, Morgantown.

Berks County man collects coats for North Philadelphia schoolchildren |Oct 8, 2015

A Berks County man has launched a winter coat drive to help underprivileged children in Philadelphia.

Real Estate Column: STAGED TO MOVE! These top 3 must do’s will help your house move quickly in today’s real estate market |Oct 7, 2015

We all want to get the most bang for our buck when we choose to sell anything, especially a house. And no matter what the reason is for selling a home, there is always preparation involved.

Chester County Commissioners test clarity and coverage of $42.1 million emergency voice radio system |Oct 7, 2015

The Chester County Commissioners tested the clarity and coverage of Chester County’s new emergency voice radio system this week at Pickering Valley Elementary School in Chester Springs. The “can you hear me now” test process confirmed voice radio coverage throughout the school, which was selected because the location and solid construction made radio broadcasting difficult.

New Holland Police: Van robbed at West Cedar Street, police investigate |Oct 7, 2015

On Monday, Oct. 5 at approximately 8:25 a.m., New Holland Police took a report about a theft from a motor vehicle that had occurred sometime over the weekend in the 400 block of West Cedar Street in New Holland.

Local resident to be inducted in Springfield HS Athletics Hall of Fame, among others |Oct 7, 2015

Springfield High School Athletics Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the selection of six candidates and two coaches for the 24th annual induction. Members of the class of 2015 include Sarah Dougherty Trout ’00, Albert Grundy ’98 (of Elverson), Matt Kass ’94, Debby McAllister Mazza’67, Coach Sue Purvis, Marty Shane ’59, Coach Kim Caffey Smith and Chris Wilkins ’84.

Chester County Community Foundation to host 2015 Institute for Board Trustees |Oct 7, 2015

Developing an effective nonprofit board is key to helping guide your organization to success. By cultivating board members who are well informed and understand all aspects of nonprofit leadership, nonprofit leaders better your chances of leading your nonprofit to achieve its mission.

French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust to hold biggest fund raiser of the year |Oct 7, 2015

French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust announced Oct. 5 that the “Protecting Our Watersheds: It’s Working” Annual Auction Party will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.

Local non-profit and The Heritage team up to raise funds for breast cancer |Oct 7, 2015

Hearts & Hugs of Hope is partnering with The Heritage Restaurant in Morgantown every Monday night in October to help raise funds for breast cancer.

Get ready for Winter with this heating checklist |Oct 7, 2015

With the first day of autumn well behind us, it’s time for all of us to begin planning for the heating season. No matter how you heat your home, Rhoads Energy has developed a list of simple steps that can add up to big savings, and peace of mind, during the coming winter.

Beyond Fit, Douglassville, to celebrate grand opening on Saturday |Oct 7, 2015

There’s a new gym in town. Beyond Fit will be celebrating a grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 10, at their new studio located in Douglassville

Budget impasse puts pressure on Pa. charter schools |Oct 7, 2015

Pennsylvania charter schools are being “strangled” by the state budget impasse that’s dragged on for three months and has cut off funding to school districts, says one charter school advocate.

Dr. Chris Kraft to speak on early arrival and settlement of Americans |Oct 6, 2015

Dr. Chris Kraft, Geology Professor Emeritus of the University of Delaware, and well-known local resident, will present an interesting program on the earliest arrivals of people to the Americas at the October meeting of the Goschenhoppen Historians.

SunnyBrook Foundation presents Dance with Jerry Blavat, The Geator with the Heater, at SunnyBrook Ballroom |Oct 6, 2015

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Blavat, the Geator with Heater, the Boss with the Hot Sauce, the King of Philly Rock & Roll, returns to the SunnyBrook Ballroom in Pottstown, on Friday, Oct. 9th, at 7 p.

Diakon Adult Day Services program receives grant to support area seniors |Oct 6, 2015

Diakon Adult Day Services at Manatawny, 30 Old Schuylkill Road, in Pottstown was recently awarded a nearly $5,000 grant from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, providing a subsidy to seniors with low to moderate incomes who need adult day services and are currently waiting for financial assistance from the county or state.

Kutztown lantern release honors memory of Michael Bailey and Heather Delp |Oct 6, 2015

The Kutztown/Brandywine Youth Football and Cheer Association will be holding a Memorial Sky Lantern Release on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 9 at the Kutztown Park youth football field to benefit the families of the late Michael Bailey and the late Heather Delp who were coaches in the Kutztown /Brandywine youth football and cheer program.

Borough invites spectators to swoop, chug and motor along at the Elverson Halloween Parade |Oct 6, 2015

Planes will swoop, trains will chug and automobiles will motor down Main Street in this year’s Elverson Halloween Parade, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. at the corner of South Pine and Main Streets.

Tel Hai to host The Wheatland Chorale for ‘shimmering’ performance |Oct 6, 2015

Tel Hai Retirement Community invites the public to a Tel Hai Concert Series performance by The Wheatland Chorale on Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in the community’s StoneCroft Center for Worship & Performing Arts, located at 4000 Tree Line Drive in Honey Brook.

New Innkeeper brings changes to Main Street Inn in Kutztown |Oct 6, 2015

Shena Corrado is the new Innkeeper and General Manager at Main Street Inn, 401 W. Main St., Kutztown, which has also brought a few changes to the Inn.

The King’s Heralds to perform as part of Tel Hai Concert Series |Oct 6, 2015

Tel Hai Retirement Community and Conestoga Mennonite Church invite the public to a concert performance by The King’s Heralds on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the community’s StoneCroft Center for Worship & Performing Arts in Honey Brook.

Halloween at Boone Homestead slated for Oct. 25 |Oct 6, 2015

Goblins, ghosts, monsters, oh my! Children and adults alike will delight in our annual trick-or-treating event. Costumed children can visit the historic buildings and receive a fun treat, have their face painted, and pick and decorate their own pumpkin.

Kutztown senior Tyler Akers joins school board; middle school theater’s future discussed |Oct 6, 2015

The Kutztown School Board unanimously approved Tyler Akers as the 2015-16 student representative and Dean Delp as an alternate Monday, Oct. 5 at its monthly workshop meeting.

Chestnut Knoll to offer Virtual Dementia Tour to help caregivers understand the struggles of living with dementia |Oct 6, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live life in the day of someone who has dementia? What is their perspective? Thanks to Chestnut Knoll, caregivers and family members are able to “walk in their loved ones’ shoes” and experience dementia for themselves, so they can better understand the physical and mental challenges of those who have dementia.

Hope Lutheran Church in Bowers raises funds for World Hunger |Oct 6, 2015

Before the Lyons Fiddle Festival begins, there is a Gospel Worship Service beginning at 9 a.m. shared by members of Hope Lutheran Church in Bowers. We usually have more than 100 people attend the worship.

Mom admits providing heroin to teenage daughter |Oct 6, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Salford mother has admitted to charges that she introduced her teenage daughter to heroin and injected the girl with the dangerous drug during trips to Philadelphia.

Exeter Fire Department’s fire-based EMS a model of success |Oct 5, 2015

Exeter Fire Department Chief Robert Jordan said the department’s recent restructuring — based on a model of fire-based EMS services — is not just fighting fires but also providing EMS and paramedic services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Governor Mifflin to host Substitute Teacher Job Fair |Oct 5, 2015

As part of a continued effort to strengthen the roster of qualified substitute teachers,the Governor Mifflin School District will hold a Substitute Teacher Job Fair.

More than 235 volunteers turn out for Kutztown Street Cleanup |Oct 5, 2015

More that 235 volunteers from the Kutztown borough and Kutztown University turned out Sept. 27 for a street cleanup sponsored by the Clean and Green committee of the Kutztown Community Partnership, with support from local merchants.

Mom accused of injecting daughter with heroin, boyfriend also sought by police |Oct 5, 2015

WEST CALN >> A West Caln woman and her boyfriend have been accused by authorities of supplying her 14-year-old daughter and another teenager with heroin and helping them get high, the woman at times injecting both of the teens with the drug.

Brandywine to host 16th annual Veterans Day Program and Luncheon |Oct 5, 2015

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Brandywine Heights Area School District will host its 16th annual Veterans Day Program and Luncheon for those veterans who reside in the community or are relatives of students.

Spotted lanternfly meeting planned for mid-October in Berks County |Oct 5, 2015

Pennsylvanians interested in learning more about the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species found in the state last fall, are invited to a public meeting in Berks County on Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.

Whoopie-pie named official dessert of KU Sesquicentennial Celebration |Oct 5, 2015

The whoopie-pie has been named the official dessert of the Kutztown University Sesquicentennial Celebration.