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Coco & the Grandfathers of Funk to perform at Ridgewood Winery |Jul 21, 2016

Performing as part of Ridgewood Winery’s Backyard Tent Concert Series on July 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., will be Coco & the Grandfathers of Funk.

Amity Township swears in new officer |Jul 21, 2016

New Amity Township Police Officer Patrick Hedgepeth was sworn into service at the Board of Supervisor’s July 6 meeting.

Roland Zimmerman Family to perform at Welsh Mountain Home |Jul 20, 2016

The Roland Zimmerman Family will be performing bluegrass/country style gospel music in the chapel on Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. at the Welsh Mountain Home. The concert is open to the public. The Welsh Mountain Home is located along Route 897 at 567 Springville Road, in New Holland.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church announces new Rector |Jul 20, 2016

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Glenmoore has a new Rector. The Vestry and the Search Committee are happy to announce, after a 15 month long process, that the search for the next Rector of St.

Chester County 4-H Fair returns Aug. 8-13 |Jul 20, 2016

Driving along Route 322 in Honey Brook, one can’t miss the hustle and bustle surrounding the 4-H Romano Center during 4-H Fair week!

Bluegrass Gospel Concepts to perform Music in the Grove |Jul 20, 2016

Bluegrass Gospel Concepts will present a program on Sunday, July 31 at 6 p.m. in the St. John Center Lutheran Church grove. We invite you to come and make them welcome.

Humane PA announces Pints for Pups 2016, a rockabilly beer bash under the big top |Jul 20, 2016

Pints for Pups is the original dog and family friendly beer fest event and features delicious food, loads of beer for the tasting and live music! But that’s not even the best part; all proceeds from this beer tasting event go directly to veterinary, sheltering and adoption programs for animals in Berks and Lancaster Counties.

Honey Brook Bocce heats up July evening |Jul 20, 2016

The humidity was high and so were the high fives in another exciting summer bocce tournament at the Honey Brook Borough courts on July 16.

Big Spring Farm Days slated for Aug. 5 & 6 |Jul 20, 2016

The public is invited to a free demonstration of early farm life at the Big Spring Farm Days sponsored by the Swiss Pioneer Preservation Association. The event will be held Aug. 5 and 6 at 735 Spruce Road, in New Holland.

Photos: Phillie Phanatic visits fans in Gilbertsville |Jul 20, 2016

Somewhat of an annual event at The Goddard School of Gilbertsville — Phillies’ mascot Phillie Phanatic visited fans on Tuesday, July 19.

Tri County Community Calendar July 26 |Jul 20, 2016

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

Pottstown Police hold K9 demo in Memorial Park |Jul 19, 2016

POTTSTOWN>> Pottstown residents got a first-hand look at K-9 police work during a special demonstration.

Second annual Pottstown Half Marathon returns |Jul 19, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> More than 400 people gathered bright and early Saturday morning at the starting line of the second annual Pottstown Half Marathon.

Hobart’s Run hosts pop-up cafe in Pottstown |Jul 19, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Take a stroll down High Street and you may notice some unfamiliar music and seating outside The Hill School.

Yoga for Kids at Kutztown Community Library |Jul 19, 2016

Youth librarian Taylor Kutz led children through Yoga for Kids during the July 14 Summer Reading Program at the Kutztown Community Library. The children stretched and balanced doing yoga movements. There was balancing a bean bag on their feet and then on their heads.

Great Eastern Balloon Camp held at Kutztown University campus |Jul 19, 2016

Kutztown University’s campus was brightened up by the Great Eastern Balloon Camp, held July 10 to 14. Twenty teenagers attended the proceedings and learned much of the technical information necessary to prepare them for balloon pilot lessons later on.

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Honey Brook Township |Jul 18, 2016

HONEY BROOK TOWNSHIP >> Pennsylvania State Police at the Embreeville barracks are investigating a fatal crash that left a motorcyclist dead July 17.

Maxatawny proposed ordinance prevents KPD from patrolling, making arrests in township |Jul 18, 2016

The Maxatawny Township supervisors discussed during their July 13 meeting a proposed ordinance that would prevent Kutztown Borough police from patrolling and making arrests in Maxatawny Township.

KU campus brightened by Great Eastern Balloon Camp |Jul 18, 2016

Kutztown University’s campus was brightened up last week by the Great Eastern Balloon Camp, held Sunday through Thursday. Twenty teenagers attended the proceedings and learned much of the technical information necessary to prepare them for balloon pilot lessons later on.

Patriot Community Calendar July 21 |Jul 18, 2016

Send events to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com by Friday noon week prior to publication.

Fleetwood Police: Trumbauersville man arrested for burglary |Jul 18, 2016

On June 13 at approximately 9:06 p.m., Fleetwood Police Department was dispatched to the rear of 117 W. Poplar Street, in Fleetwood, for a male attempting to break into a garage.

State Police: Theft from motor vehicle under investigation |Jul 18, 2016

State Police from the Reading station are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle that occurred between July 12 at 5 p.m. and July 13 at 8 a.m. on E. Hunter Street in Lyons Station.

Financial Column: Have college-bound kids? Now is the time to revisit legal and life insurance needs |Jul 18, 2016

If you are the parent of a college-bound student, you may soon face a whole new world of an empty nest, financial aid and questions about doing laundry. What you might not realize, though, is that with this new transition, there are some important considerations you need to keep top of mind, specifically life insurance and updating of legal documents.

Local student attends Business Leadership Workshop at Susquehanna |Jul 18, 2016

Abbie Boyer, of Kutztown, participated in a week-long educational course in business leadership at Susquehanna University’s Sigmund Weis School of Business, from June 26 to July 2.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Fern & Edith, a playful pair in need of a forever family |Jul 18, 2016

Fern, a very pretty tortie, and her sister, Edith, a beautiful brown tabby, were born in July 2015. They were living outside as kittens with their mom when a nice woman found them in her yard in Elverson and took them inside so they would all be safe.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Jul 18, 2016

We would like to introduce everyone to the very adorable sister pair, Cupcake and Snowflake. These dazzling Cocker Spaniel and Spitz mix sisters are hoping there is a home big enough for both of them.

20th Annual Cash Raffle benefits seniors |Jul 18, 2016

The 20th annual TriCounty Active Adult Center’s cash raffle has begun! Formerly the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center car raffle, the contest has been updated along with the image of the Center.

PLCB celebrates grand opening of Gilbertsville’s Fine Wine & Good Spirits |Jul 18, 2016

On July 18, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) reopened a re-branded and refurbished Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at the Gilbertsville Shopping Center, 1050 East Philadelphia Avenue, in Gilbertsville.

8th annual Run for Taylor in Hamburg honors Taylor Seitzinger’s love of community and competition |Jul 18, 2016

Sunny skies welcomed participants in the 8th Annual Run for Taylor this Sunday, July 17, at the Hamburg Area High School outdoor track.

Art teacher and family show their pride while playing mini golf |Jul 18, 2016

There is nothing mini about the “We Are Pottstown” pride that Rupert art teacher Athena Procsal and her husband Pottstown Borough Councilman Ryan show as they play a round of family golf at the Pottstown Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course.

John Armato and Matt Moyer show Trojan pride while enjoying outdoor adventure |Jul 18, 2016

With Pottstown Trojan Pride, you can climb any mountain, or in this case, once you’re at the top you can repel down the waterfall. Pottstown School District Director of Community Relations, John Armato, and Rupert Elementary Principal, Matt Moyer, enjoy the outdoor adventure at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Family Services’ Project HEARTH needs volunteers to work with seniors |Jul 18, 2016

Family Services’ Project HEARTH (Helping Elderly Adults Remain in Their Homes) is in need of dedicated volunteers to work with seniors living in Pottstown, Royersford and the Lower Perkiomen Valley.

Ice Cream, art and history featured at Clay on Main event |Jul 18, 2016

A chance to beat the heat and enjoy ice cream, art demonstrations, and learn about the history of Clay on Main’s building were some of the highlights of the studio’s third annual Ice Cream Social and Open House, July 18.

August 2016 Events at The Center at Spring Street |Jul 18, 2016

All events at The Center at Spring Street are open to anyone 55 years of age or older unless otherwise noted as open to the public. The Center at Spring Street is located at 200 West Spring Street, in Boyertown.

Playcrafters presents Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream |Jul 18, 2016

Next up for Playcrafters is a rollicking romantic comedy of love in all of its incantations. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of William Shakespeare’s most enduring and imaginative stage plays of the 16th century, where men and woman find both euphoria and chaotic confusion while in the thralls of Cupid.

Editor Nancy March leaving The Mercury, Digital First Media |Jul 18, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Nancy March is retiring from The Mercury after 41 years, 21 of them as editor.

Swing Fever returns to Kutztown Park July 23 |Jul 18, 2016

Swing Fever returns to the Kutztown Park Bandshell this Saturday evening, July 23, from 7 to 9 p.m., as part of this year’s Borough of Kutztown’s 2016 Concert Series in the Park.

Berks 4-H Club youth and their farm animals visit Fleetwood Encore |Jul 18, 2016

Berks County 4-H Club members brought goats, sheep, beef steer and a dairy cow to Fleetwood Encore for a visit with senior citizens and YMCA daycare children on July 13.

Berks families host NY children for summer fun in country |Jul 17, 2016

Berks County host families held up home-made signs welcoming 10 New York City children to Berks County as their bus arrived at Salem Evangelical Congregational Church in Lenhartsville on July 8.

East Penn Manufacturing security guard arrested for stealing from the company |Jul 17, 2016

East Penn Manufacturing security guard Matthew Allmendinger, 21, Boyertown, was arrested on theft charges for allegedly stealing from the company he was hired to provide security services.

OPEN DOOR hosts 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament |Jul 15, 2016

Join OPEN DOOR, International at our 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on July 30, at 1 p.m. at the Manor Golf Club. OPEN DOOR, International is a non-profit, social service agency specializing in foster care in Berks and surrounding counties.

GUIDE: How does ‘Pokemon Go’ work? |Jul 15, 2016

At this point you’ve probably heard of “Pokémon Go,” but you might not be sure how it works. If you’re interested in playing the game that’s sweeping the nation but need some insight, check out the helpful guide below.

Dent supports measure to address national opioid epidemic |Jul 15, 2016

On July 8, the House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, through a vote of 407-5. The Conference Report is the result of negotiations between the House and the Senate on their respective opioid packages, which were passed earlier this year.

Keep PA Beautiful accepting applications for 25 Grants in 25 Days, Fresh Paint Days Programs |Jul 15, 2016

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced on July 12 it is accepting applications for the 25 Grants in 25 Days Program that will award 25 grants of up to $1,000 for community improvement projects, including planting natives, restoring habitats, restoring our parks, cleaning up our rivers and communities, providing recycling opportunities at special events and so many more.

State Police: Sobriety checkpoint yields two arrests |Jul 15, 2016

State Police of the Hamburg station conducted a stationary sobriety checkpoint between July 9 at 10 p.m. and July 10 at 3 a.m. on Krumsville Road in Greenwich Township.

State Police visit Hamburg Rotary Club for presentation on Camp Cadet |Jul 15, 2016

State Police David Boehm and Matthew Deck of Troop L presented a recent program about their involvement in Camp Cadet, a leadership camp for young people ages 12 to 15 in Berks and Schuylkill Counties.

Item Community Calendar July 20 |Jul 15, 2016

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

Local author holds signing at Starr Books for The Separation |Jul 15, 2016

Local author Stormy Corrin Russell will be holding a book signing for her most recent novel The Separation on Saturday, July 23 at Starr Books/Gently Used Books in Douglassville. Russell, author of one other novel, Divine (2011), will be signing and selling books in addition to hosting some giveaways.

Amity accepts turkey farm plan for review |Jul 15, 2016

AMITY >> The Amity Township Planning Commission unanimously approved on July 13 to accept the Barry Shirey turkey farm preliminary land development plan for review.

NBCC calls for nominations for the 2016 Shining Star Awards |Jul 15, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 29, the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce will announce its Member of the Year at the 3rd Annual Shining Star Event to be held at Berkleigh Golf Club. In 2015, Berks Encore, represented by LuAnn Oatman, President & CEO, was recognized, and Deborah Berger, Hasch Daal Custom Embroidery, Silk-Screening & Promotional Products, was named the year before.