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Liberty Bell to fund turn lane improvements in Union |Nov 23, 2014

A representative of Ethan Michael, Inc. (EMI) -- developer of the Liberty Bell Motorsports Park, Route 724, Union Township -- said Nov. 17 that EMI will provide the remaining $400,000 needed to add a left turn lane at Route 724 and River Bridge Road.

Something’s Looming Fiber Arts Gallery ‘Handmade Holiday 5’ show |Nov 23, 2014

This year’s “Handmade Holidays 5” show at the some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery and Studio, 526 Washington St., Reading, will not only celebrate the festive season, but also the importance of small businesses like the gallery.

The Mainliners male chorus returns to Tel Hai for Christmas-themed free concert Dec. 18 |Nov 22, 2014

Tel Hai’s concert series continues on Thursday, Dec. 18, as The Mainliners male chorus returns to the stage. This Christmas-themed concert will begin at 7:30 PM in the Chapel on Tel Hai’s campus located off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook Township, east of Route 10.

Police Reports: Car travels over embankment, enters stream |Nov 22, 2014

Car travels over embankment, enters stream

John’s Supply hosts Honey Brook holiday food drive Dec. 6 |Nov 22, 2014

For the fourth year, John’s Supply and Rental owners, John and Dorothy Seldomridge, and their family are hosting a holiday food drive at the Honey Brook Food Pantry, located at Door 8 of the Good Food Distribution Center, on Dec.

Robeson Elementary Center students jump for their hearts and help save lives |Nov 22, 2014

Students at Robeson Elementary Center in Birdsboro are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.

Hamburg area residents have ‘H.A.D.I.T.’ with the illegal drug problem |Nov 21, 2014

“Make no mistake about it. This is not just a little bit of a problem. This is not just a minor item. This is something that has been referred to by many people as an epidemic, a plague, a disaster,” said Representative Jerry Knowles, on the statewide illegal drug problems.

Hamburg area church calendar |Nov 21, 2014

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at www.rc.net/allentown/stmaryhamb. Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.

Hamburg’s From the Early Files |Nov 21, 2014

25 Years Ago Nov. 29, 1989 >> During a special meeting last Wednesday afternoon the Hamburg Borough Council approved the borough’s $899,860.00 proposed general fund budget for 1990, an increase of $20,857.

Hamburg area calendar of events |Nov 21, 2014

Recurring Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Boyertown Area Choral Association presents two free holiday concerts |Nov 21, 2014

This year the Boyertown Area Choral Association will celebrate the holiday season by offering two free concerts to the community. The first will be held on Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.

Fleetwood School Board approves refinancing; Interest rates on new bonds lower |Nov 20, 2014

Fleetwood School Board unanimously approved a resolution for bond issue refinancing Nov. 18, in the hopes of bringing savings to the district.

Montgomery County Community College’s 50th Anniversary Event Honors 50 Exceptional Alumni and Launches $9 Million Fundraising Campaign |Nov 20, 2014

In celebration of its 50-year milestone, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) honored 50 exceptional alumni and launched a comprehensive fundraising campaign to raise $9 million for student scholarships during a special award ceremony on Nov.

Colebrookdale Railroad gets $20,000 grant |Nov 20, 2014

The Colebrookdale Railroad was the biggest beneficiary of this year’s round of grants from the Boyertown Area Charitable Program.

PennDOT driver license, photo centers closed for Thanksgiving holiday |Nov 20, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov.

Tri County Record Community Calendar of Events & Notices Nov. 18 |Nov 19, 2014

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

Calling all bakers: Enter your recipe for the Berks-Mont Cookie Contest |Nov 19, 2014

You’re invited to enter the Berks-Mont Cookie Contest! Bake your favorite, most delicious holiday cookie recipe and bring us a sample.

Calling all bakers: Enter your recipe for the Kutztown Area Patriot and Hamburg Area Item Cookie Contest |Nov 19, 2014

You’re invited to enter the Berks-Mont Cookie Contest! Bake your favorite, most delicious holiday cookie recipe and bring us a sample.

Additional Berks County Townships, Communities Quarantined Because of Spotted Lanternfly |Nov 19, 2014

More Berks County townships and communities are quarantined in the fight to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect new to the United States that was found in the area earlier this fall.

Truck driver charged in fatal Route 222 Maidencreek Township, Berks County crash; Police Chief: ‘He told us he dozed off at the wheel’ |Nov 19, 2014

Two were declared deceased at the scene of an early morning crash on Route 222 in Maidencreek Township, and nine were sent to the hospital for injuries.

Local Boy Scout landscapes memorial in honor of veterans |Nov 19, 2014

Amity Township’s Korean and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, located at the Amity Township Municipal Building, 2004 Weavertown Road, has recently been “redecorated” by a local Boy Scout for his Eagle Scout Service Project.

Amity to change traffic impact fee amount |Nov 18, 2014

The Amity Township Planning Commission and the township-appointed Act 209 Committee approved on Nov. 12 to lower its two traffic impact fees from more than $2,000 each to $899.52 and $705.12.

Kutztown School District awarded for Kutztown Strong efforts; Board assesses impact of state standardized testing |Nov 18, 2014

Kutztown School District Superintendent Katherine Metrick presented a trophy the district received for their efforts in the Kutztown Strong efforts.

400 attend Boyertown Rotary’s 14th Annual Veterans Salute |Nov 18, 2014

From the Presentations of Colors to the Retiring of Colors by the NJROTC, an audience of 400 projected an energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for the 100 student musicians from Boyertown Junior High School, East and West, at the 14th Annual Veterans Salute.

Senate Bill 1077: Local railroad lieutenant’s two-year initiative capped off by governor’s signature, ceremony at Capitol |Nov 18, 2014

In January of 2012, Reading and Northern Railroad Lieutenant Matthew Johnson, Kutztown, approached Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asking for the senator’s help on strengthening the state’s scrap material theft prevention law.

State Police: Driver flips vehicle; Motorcycle crash on Baldy Hill Road |Nov 18, 2014

Driver flips vehicle on Pricetown Road

Kutztown Senior Citizen’s Dinner hosted Dec. 7 |Nov 18, 2014

The Optimist Club of Kutztown, in cooperation with the Kutztown Grange, will host the Annual Senior Citizen’s Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 7 at Kutztown Grange Hall at 5 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.

Hamburg’s From the Early Files |Nov 17, 2014

25 Years Ago Nov. 22, 1989 >> According to Hamburg Borough police there have been 140 traffic accidents in the borough during the period from last January to October 31. A bulletin issued by the Department states that since Maple Drive was closed this past summer there has been an increase in car and truck traffic in town, and 60 % of the accidents are caused by failure to observe the posted speed limits.

Shartlesville Lions Club welcomes Past District Governor at meeting |Nov 17, 2014

Shartlesville Lions Club welcomed Past District Governor Paul A. Moyer from neighboring Schuylkill County at its last club meeting. PDG Moyer spoke about the Lions of Pennsylvania Foundation and its formation and foci as well as how someone could become a Foundation Fellow.

Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: Presenting the “it” item of the season, cranberries |Nov 17, 2014

Considering how good they are, it’s quite shameful that their popularity is seasonal. I am not referring to anything involving the words “pumpkin” or “spice” but to cranberries, the tart red berries that are a featured item during the upcoming holiday season yet seem to be forgotten the remainder of the year.

Frystown Lions Club welcomes first female member |Nov 17, 2014

Two years ago the Frystown Lions decided it was time to have women in the club. Up to now, however, there had been none sponsored for membership. Now, through transfer from her previous club in Monroe County, Adele Argot has become the first female member of the club.

Hamburg Area Education Foundation receives donation |Nov 17, 2014

Pictured, Peter Phillips, the president of Phillips Office Solutions, and Dr. Shawn Gravish. Hamburg Area Education Foundation was very fortunate to be chosen by Phillips Office Solutions to receive a $2,500 donation to help fund one of our EITC state approved projects.

This weekend: Artists invite the public into their studios for annual Fall Into Winter Tour |Nov 17, 2014

Artists and galleries in Barto, Boyertown, and Oley will open their spaces to the public for the fourth annual Fall Into Winter Tour the weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 22 and 23. Featured along with fine art and fine craft are two venues offering the artistry of Mother Nature: food and beverage products from the area’s orchards, gardens, and farms.

Schools celebrate International Education Week |Nov 17, 2014

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of global education and student exchange worldwide.

Hamburg area calendar of events |Nov 17, 2014

Recurring Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Hamburg area church calendar |Nov 17, 2014

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at www.rc.net/allentown/stmaryhamb. Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.

Keystone Military Families Pantry moves to Shoemakersville |Nov 17, 2014

On a quiet side street in Shoemakersville, veterans and military families have found an oasis. The Keystone Military Families Pantry, which opened its new home on Noble Street just two months ago, provides food, household items, clothing and furniture – for free – for those who have given so much.

Teachers gather at Hamburg School Board meeting wanting a fair contract |Nov 17, 2014

More than 100 Hamburg Area teachers gathered in the hallway outside of the James A. Gilmartin Community Room prior to the school directors meeting on Nov. 10.

Hamburg Grange offers free meals to veterans and active military |Nov 17, 2014

The November pot pie dinner hosted by the Hamburg Grange on Nov. 15 offered free meals to all veterans and active military as a way to honor the men and women for their service and as a “thank you” for Veterans Day.

Community tours new Perry Elementary Center during grand opening |Nov 17, 2014

Students, faculty and staff have been moved into Perry Elementary Center dedicated to Esther H. Ludwig since the day after Labor Day. On Thursday, Nov. 13, it was the community’s turn to enter the new elementary school in the Hamburg Area School District during the grand opening ceremony and open house.

Hamburg Area High School serves 137 at annual Veterans Breakfast |Nov 17, 2014

The cafeteria at Hamburg Area High School was full with 137 veterans and spouses for the fifth annual Veterans Breakfast hosted by the Hamburg Area High School and the Military History Club on Tuesday, Nov.

Montgomery County Community College honored for ‘Environmental Impact’ in Pottstown |Nov 17, 2014

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) earned the 2014 Environmental Impact Award for its “green” approach to business during the Tri County Area Chamber of Commerce’s economic development luncheon last month.

Police Reports: New Holland man arrested for terroristic threats, endangering others after pointing gun at neighbors |Nov 15, 2014

Local man arrested for terroristic threats, released on unsecured bail

Christmas at Joanna: a three night 19th century Christmas experience |Nov 15, 2014

For three evenings in December, Historic Joanna Furnace glows with the warmth of a 19th century Christmas season.

Berks County Patriots hosts meeting on Extortion 17 - The Search for Truth |Nov 15, 2014

Local conservative organization Berks County Patriots announced that it will be hosting a general meeting on Nov. 20 focused on Extortion 17 – The Search for Truth. Their free monthly meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Leesport Auction Hall and Farmers’ Market.

Present day milkman Doorstep Dairy delivers local dairy products to Robeson Elementary |Nov 15, 2014

Robeson Elementary Center and Doorstep Dairy are happy to announce their continued collaboration through the fall and winter months, and are waiving the $35.00 sign-up fee for those who sign up by Nov.

Mentalist Jesse Dameron to offer ‘mystery, comedy and inspiration’ at Historic State Theatre of Boyertown |Nov 15, 2014

On Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Historic State Theatre of Boyertown will host an “Evening of Entertainment” to include three mind-bending acts of illusion and mentalism, as well as live music.

Prescription drug drop-off box set up in Borough of Boyertown |Nov 14, 2014

Boyertown Borough Hall is the newest location for the county’s prescription drug drop off box. The Berks County Pharmaceutical Drop Box Initiative Program, is the second in the state. The drop box allows people to drop off unused pharmaceutical and over the counter drugs anonymously.

Shoemakersville property owners upset with future reactivation of railroad lines |Nov 14, 2014

Shoemakersville Borough Council’s meeting on Nov. 11 turned into a sometimes heated discussion between residents and representatives from the Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad Company.

Maxatawny Township new supervisor sworn in: Judith Daub replaces Mel Fishburn |Nov 14, 2014

With her right hand raised, Judith Daub repeated the words of the oath of office in front of a sizable audience at the Maxatawny Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Nov. 12.