Politics

Berks Encore’s Annual Summer Picnic set for July 28 |Jun 23, 2016

Berks Encore’s Annual Summer Picnic will take place on Thursday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Highlands at Wyomissing, 2000 Cambridge Avenue, Wyomissing. This picnic is open to anyone over the age of 50; tickets can be purchased at any Berks Encore location.

The Heritage of Green Hills displays resident artwork |Jun 23, 2016

The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community in Shillington, recently exhibited paintings and photos of resident Paul Laincz. The exhibition included more than 50 of Laincz’s works.

Boyertown church garden promotes community effort |Jun 23, 2016

A community garden launched back in 2014 continues to thrive, with plans to donate a majority of food to local food banks.

Hamburg Middle School: 4th Quarter Honor Roll |Jun 23, 2016

Grade 6 Distinguished Honor Roll

Belleman’s serves flood victims in South Carolina |Jun 23, 2016

Recently, eight individuals from Salem Belleman’s Church, in Mohrsville, took a mission trip to Andrews, South Carolina to serve flood victims by rebuilding their homes.

Fox Music Den hosts recitals |Jun 22, 2016

On June 4, at Conestoga Mennonite Church, Fox Music Den’s music lessons studio held two recitals, with about 15 students participating in each.

ConGRADulations to the WCLC |Jun 22, 2016

Time flies when you’re having fun! It is hard to believe that another Pre-Kindergarten class has graduated from The Whole Child Learning Center. On Saturday, June 3, The WCLC held its graduation ceremony and proudly watched 28 children march down the aisle to “Pomp and Circumstance.

Tri-County 50 & Over Senior Modified Men’s Softball League Scores |Jun 22, 2016

June 20 Scores Road Scholar Transport 15, Carlson’s Auto Body 4

CVC hosts 6th Annual Madeline Degville Memorial Golf Tournament |Jun 22, 2016

Calling all golfers! Registration is now underway for the Fifth Annual Madeline Degville Memorial Golf Tournament to be held Monday, July 18 at the Broad Run Golfers Club, located at 1520 Tattersall Way in West Chester.

2nd annual Morgantown Carnival unites community |Jun 22, 2016

The 2nd Annual Morgantown Carnival brought back nostalgia of the Old Fireman’s Carnival from years past, uniting the community and offering five days of fun.

Tri County Community Calendar June 28 |Jun 22, 2016

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

The Horst Brothers to perform at Music in the Grove |Jun 22, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church will continue their Music in the Grove program on Sunday, July 3 at 6 p.m. with The Horst Brothers. The Horst Brothers have been with us before and always have a crowd pleasing program.

Re-Creation to perform at Grace and Truth Fellowship |Jun 22, 2016

Re-Creation provides entertainment programming for Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in the United States. They are a group of dynamic young people who present both religious and family-oriented music, and they will be at Grace and Truth Fellowship on Sunday, July 3, at 10:30 a.

Cedar Grove Presbyterian invites children to ‘Expedition Norway’ VBS |Jun 22, 2016

A summer kids’ event called “Expedition Norway” Vacation Bible School will be hosted at Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church, 4833 Division Highway, East Earl, from Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14.

Chester County earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 25 consecutive years |Jun 22, 2016

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has named Chester County as a recipient of its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year beginning 2015, marking a milestone 25 consecutive years that the County has earned this accolade.

Stephanie Grace to perform at Ridgewood Winery June 25 |Jun 21, 2016

Local singer-songwriter Stephanie M. Grace will be performing at Ridgewood Winery this Saturday, June 25.

Pottstown Soap Box Derby racers return to Wilson Street |Jun 21, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Drivers took to the streets Saturday as the annual Pottstown Soap Box Derby took over Wilson Street once again.

Pottstown K9 injured while apprehending fugitive |Jun 21, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> A K9 officer was injured Friday while apprehending a wanted man who allegedly eluded police late last month.

Girl Scouts paint mural at New Hanover Recreation Center |Jun 21, 2016

Members of Troop 1380 spent several hours last week working on a garden-themed mural at the New Hanover Recreation Center.

$65.4M Pottsgrove School District budget won’t raise taxes |Jun 21, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> After rejecting by a 7-2 margin a proposal to lower taxes by a quarter percent, the Pottsgrove School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a $65.4 million budget that does not raise taxes.

New garden takes root at Barth Elementary in Pottstown |Jun 21, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Barth Elementary students got down and dirty when they planted tomatoes in a new community garden.

VIDEO: MCCC graduates over 1,000 in GED program in a decade |Jun 21, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> For many, a high school diploma means the end of four years of hard work and the first step toward a bright future. Yet for those receiving a GED diploma, it means the first step toward a fresh start in life.

Cluster wins variances from to convert former Pottstown mansion to offices, classrooms |Jun 21, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> With two unanimous votes, the borough zoning hearing board approved both variances that will allow the Cluster of Religious Communities to use a former mansion on North Franklin Street as offices and classrooms.

VIDEO: Winners announced for Pottstown’s first In Focus film festival |Jun 21, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Between 75 and 100 people attended the final gala celebration of the first-ever Pottstown In-Focus film festival Friday at Steel River Playhouse.

Lower Pottsgrove zoning chief files missing finance forms |Jun 21, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> A Right to Know request has revealed that Zoning Hearing Board Chairman Keith Diener’s financial disclosure forms for the past two years are in fact on file with the township — but they only just arrived.

PHOTOS: Walkers explore historical Pottstown structures |Jun 21, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Community members strolled up and down East High Street Thursday for the Historical Pottstown Walking Tour. There were 11 stops on the tour with a narrator at each to explain the significance and evolution of historical structures.

PHOTOS: 100 children take home free bicycle at Pottstown PAL rodeo |Jun 21, 2016

Free, free and free was the theme of the day during the Pottstown Police Athletic League (PAL) bike rodeo Saturday at Lincoln Elementary School.

Shouting match erupts in Pottsgrove over math curriculum debate |Jun 21, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> Dissatisfaction by some Pottsgrove School Board members over the speed with which the administration is working to improve student math performance boiled over into shouting and angry accusations Tuesday night.

Pottstown School Board member Thomas Hylton blasts borough for 30 percent payroll hike in 4 years |Jun 21, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> In the past four years, the borough payroll has increased almost 30 percent during a time when the rate of inflation has risen less than four percent, and pay hikes should stop.

Kutztown illustrator’s ‘The Real Poop on Pigeons’ book recommended reading by New York Public Library |Jun 21, 2016

Kutztown illustrator Kevin McCloskey’s new children’s book “The Real Poop on Pigeons,” has been named as recommended reading by the New York Public Library.

Rhythm in Motion Dance Company, Kutztown, dances on Royal Caribbean cruise ship |Jun 21, 2016

Rhythm in Motion Dance Company, Kutztown, took their dance shoes on the high seas.

New signs direct readers to Kutztown Community Library |Jun 21, 2016

A new sign on Constitution Blvd. directs readers along a walking path to Kutztown Community Library on Bieber Alley. Another new sign greets them at the entrance to the building.

Pa. Supreme Court refuses to hear Bill Cosby’s appeal of pretrial decisions |Jun 21, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from comedian Bill Cosby on a pretrial hearing that determined there was no agreement with former District Attorney Bruce L.

Boyertown Relay For Life set for this weekend |Jun 20, 2016

For the ninth consecutive year, the greater Boyertown region will be center-stage in late-June, as the 24-hour Relay For Life of Boyertown takes place at the spacious Boyertown Community Park, South Madison Street, Boyertown.

Testimony concluded for Turkey Farm |Jun 20, 2016

Economic concerns and health and safety fears pervaded the public comments at the final conditional use hearing for a turkey farm operation by Barry Shirey at 6359 Boyertown Pike, Douglassville.

Chestnut Knoll residents get involved in Boyertown community |Jun 20, 2016

As people get older, they tend to stop doing things they once loved, due to declining physical abilities or lack of interest. At Chestnut Knoll, the goal is to keep residents engaged and entertained in life, and they are proud to offer an array of opportunities for seniors to get involved with social and physical activities at the community with their new friends, or to expand into the Boyertown community and stay connected to their roots.

Kim Hemingway Auctions holds 3rd auction for Estate of Elmer Heintz |Jun 20, 2016

Kim Hemingway Auctions held its third auction for the Estate of Elmer Heintz of Sumneytown. The collections of Mr. Heintz filled the building and attracted close to 200 attendees on Saturday, June 11.

Get set to vote in parks contest, win prizes for you and the park |Jun 20, 2016

Residents that visit parks across the tri-county area can help their favorite park win thousands of dollars and also win prizes themselves.

Hamburg artist Brian Warfel takes paints, easel to Plein Air West Reading June 17 to 18 |Jun 20, 2016

Hamburg artist Brian Warfel took his paints and easel to West Reading, along with about 39 other Berks County artists, to the first annual Plein Air West Reading competition June 17 to 18.

Patriot Calendar June 23 |Jun 20, 2016

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

Kutztown Folk Festival launches new exhibits for 2016 |Jun 20, 2016

The 67th annual Kutztown Folk Festival will return on July 2, with the launch of new a new one-room school house.

241 enter Fleetwood Rotary Show of Wheels, despite hail forecast |Jun 20, 2016

Despite a weather forecast that included potential thunderstorms and possible hail, the Fleetwood Rotary Club wound up with the hottest day in June (to date) for their 11th Annual “Show of Wheels” show, and not a drop of rain or hail to be seen.

Brandywine Heights High School: 4th Quarter Honor Roll |Jun 20, 2016

Distinguished Honor Roll Grade 9

Kutztown Area Middle School: 4th Quarter Honor Roll |Jun 20, 2016

Grade 8 High Honors Berk, Grayce Lillian

Kutztown Area High School >> 4th Quarter Honor Roll |Jun 20, 2016

Grade 12 High Honors Balthaser, Kyle Ryan

Livestock Exhibitor entries for Kutztown Fair due July 5 |Jun 20, 2016

The 145th Kutztown Fair will open on Monday, Aug. 15 at the fairgrounds in Kutztown at 4 p.m. Livestock Exhibitors are reminded that entries for the 2016 Kutztown Fair are due to the Fair Office by July 5.

Kutztown Borough Police Reports >> June 3 to June 9 |Jun 20, 2016

June 3 After completing their investigation, Police arrested Ryan Schlegel, 20, of Fleetwood, for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana and for Possession/Use of Drug Paraphernalia following an incident that occurred in the 100 block of W.

Family celebrates four generations |Jun 20, 2016

This photo, submitted by Carissa M. Robles (Neiss) of Fleetwood, celebrates four generations of family members from the Topton and Fleetwood areas, including great grandmother, grandmother, mother and son.

Grace and Truth Fellowship presents ‘Ocean Commotion’ VBS |Jun 20, 2016

Come on out and join in the “Ocean Commotion” VBS excitement at Grace and Truth Fellowship, from June 26 to 30. Noah experienced challenges during the time of the great Flood thousands of years ago.

The 60’s Boys to perform as part of ‘2016 Concert Series in the Park’ |Jun 20, 2016

Back by popular demand, The 60’s Boys take the stage on Saturday night, June 25 from 7 to 9:15 p.m., as part of the Borough of Kutztown’s “2016 Concert Series in the Park.” The sounds of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s will come alive as The 60’s Boys, under the leadership of Sam Alonge, bring their unique showmanship and vocals to the stage.