Politics

Broadway’s Telly Leung hosts Master’s workshops with Birdsboro theatre |Jul 12, 2014

BIRDSBORO - One Broadway star brought his talents straight from the Big Apple to the Alpha/Omega Players with workshops designed for children to embrace the camaraderie of theatre. Over 50 students collectively signed up for first-hand lessons with Telly Leung, who has performed in Broadway productions “Company,” “Pacific Overtures,” “Wicked,” “Rent,” and, most recently, “Allegiance.

The King’s Brass to perform at Exeter Bible Church Aug. 3 |Jul 11, 2014

The King’s Brass will perform a concert at Exeter Bible Church on Sunday, August 3 during the morning service (10:15 a.m.). Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass provide innovative worship for young and old alike through the “best in sacred brass music.

PennDOT, Turnpike Commission urge drivers to watch for workers during busy construction season |Jul 11, 2014

Following the June 1 death of a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission worker in a work-zone crash and reports of public vehicles entering work zones or narrowly missing workers, PennDOT and the commission recently called on drivers to use caution and obey laws in work zones.

Boil water advisory lifted in Birdsboro |Jul 11, 2014

The municipal water authority has lifted the boil water advisory for customers on the west side of the borough.

Berks County man charged with shaking infant |Jul 11, 2014

A 10-month-old girl is in the hospital after her mother’s boyfriend allegedly shook her when she wouldn’t stop crying during the night.

Family of murder victim found in 1968 in Berks County appeals for info |Jul 11, 2014

READING — Forty-six years after a Philadelphia teen’s disappearance and murder, the girl’s family accepted her cremated remains Monday and asked for the public’s help in finding her killer.

Area parks compete in Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation ‘On Your Park, Get Set, Go’ contest |Jul 11, 2014

The Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation is sponsoring a “Favorite Park” contest for the month of July and the Boyertown Community Park was in third place according to Lori Carnes at the council meeting on July 7.

Exeter Ambulance vehicle catches on fire |Jul 10, 2014

Exeter Ambulance Association was in need of a rescue themselves on Tuesday, July 8 as the cab caught on fire after a routine trip to the service station in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania..

Sen. Schwank says $110k heading to Berks County to increase recycling efforts |Jul 10, 2014

More Berks County residents will be able to recycle their waste now that $110,000 in new state grants is headed to two local governments’ recycling programs, state Sen. Judy Schwank announced today.

Jenckes Farm approved for 3 lots, final land development for East Penn Manufacturing approved |Jul 10, 2014

The Maxatawny Township Board of Supervisors approved the Jenckes Farm property to become three lots and approved final land development for East Penn Manufacturing July 9.

Local Albright College Students Named to Dean’s List for the 2014 Spring Semester |Jul 10, 2014

The following local Albright College students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2014 spring semester:

Berks County goes green with first Berks Sustainability Festival July 19 |Jul 10, 2014

The host of the Reading Pretzel Festival is bringing the first ever sustainability festival to the residents of Berks County with water bottles, bikes, fresh farm food, drinks and local musical performances.

Addressing weekend hunger: Junior high student Logan Miller and family seek to bring Weekender Backpack program to Boyertown schools |Jul 10, 2014

Logan Miller, a student at Boyertown Junior High West and former student at Pine Forge Elementary, is one day looking to serve his county—and right now he’s trying to help his community.

Mad Science explodes at Kutztown Community Library |Jul 10, 2014

Chemical experiments with acids and bases became explosive at Kutztown Community Library Thursday, July 10.

Supervisor honored for 20 years service |Jul 9, 2014

The Caernarvon Township, Berks Board of Supervisors opened up Tuesday’s meeting by presenting Charles Byler a certificate of appreciation for 20 years of service as a township supervisor.

Caernarvon Township, Berks Board reviews draft ordinance addressing vacant properties |Jul 9, 2014

The Caernarvon Township, Berks Board of Supervisors continued discussions about safety concerns regarding vacant properties during Tuesday’s meeting, July 8.

Chester County Commissioners approve $2.9M in Community Revitalization grants |Jul 9, 2014

Honey Brook Borough awarded more than $200,000 for its business district streetscape improvements

The Blob Invades Phoenixville |Jul 9, 2014

During the weekend of July 11 through the 13 Sci-Fi, horror, B film movie fans and curiosity seekers will converge on downtown Phoenixville, Pennsylvania for the 15th annual “BlobFest.”

Twin Valley students travel to Costa Rica on Spanish Trip |Jul 9, 2014

Twin Valley Middle and High School students, along with Cocalico and Ephrata students, went on Spanish trip to Costa Rica June 25 to July 2.

Wetlands Plant Species Walk at Historic Dreibelbis Farm on July 20 |Jul 9, 2014

The Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society (DFHS) will be hosting a Wetlands Plant Species Walk at the Historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville on Sunday, July 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Birdsboro issues boil water advisory |Jul 9, 2014

The borough has issued a boil water advisory for customers of the municipal water authority. According to the notice posted to the borough’s website, customers are advised not to drink any water from their faucets without boiling it first for at least one minute.

Hamburg area calendar of events |Jul 8, 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’s From the Early Files |Jul 8, 2014

25 Years Ago July 12, 1989 At a recent meeting at the Hamburg Rotary Club, incoming president for 1989-90, Kenneth A. Smith, gave his message for the New Year to the club. Some weeks ago the club celebrated its 65th anniversary at the Moselem Springs Country Club.

Exeter resident and author Norma Tamayo named award winning author |Jul 8, 2014

Aperture Press announces local author Norma Tamayo has been named an Award Winning Author on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, for her young adult novel, “A Girl Named Nina,” by the International Latino Book Awards, the largest awards in the United States celebrating achievements in Latino literature and culture.

Hamburg Strand reopens July 10 with new projector, screen & sound system |Jul 8, 2014

Just three months into their capital campaign, Our Town Foundation has raised the funds to meet its first goal in the Save Our Strand Campaign which began this past March. A new digital projector, screen and sound system were purchased and installed while the Strand Theater was closed from July 1 to July 10.

Thunder For Bella slated for this Saturday; proceeds to benefit girl with advanced Lyme Disease |Jul 8, 2014

This Saturday a concert will be held to help change the life of a local girl.

Four suspects from Operation Tourniquet arrested in Florida, one arrested in Hamburg |Jul 8, 2014

Inn the early morning hours on July 3, the following four drug dealers from last week’s Operation Tourniquet were arrested in Florida by the U.S. Marshals, Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Hamburg Rotary news: Christine Roth receives Rotarian of the Year award |Jul 8, 2014

Christine Roth, secretary of the Hamburg Rotary Club, received Rotarian of the year award from Committee Chair Ken Buck at the annual Presidents’ Night on June 26.

Shoemakersville Borough Council votes to transfer $50,000 to sewer fund |Jul 8, 2014

Shoemakersville Borough Council voted, 5-0, on July 1 to transfer $50,000 from the borough’s general fund to its sewer fund.

Small Beginnings: An unexpected blessing launches a mystery |Jul 8, 2014

Some of you frequent readers of this column may recall that a year ago I had the pleasure of taking a fiber spinning lesson from a local alpaca farmer. The experience was challenging as well as addicting and I vowed at that time to someday own my own spinning wheel and learn to spin my own yarn.

Letter to the Editor: Concern for Perry Township and its residents |Jul 8, 2014

Dear Editor; My family and I are citizens and tax payers of Perry Township for almost 20 years and I am deeply concerned for the future of our township and the future of our families. I am also a disabled veteran, serving in the US Marine Crop in the Vietnam War.

Hamburg area State Police reports |Jul 8, 2014

One vehicle crash on Hawk Mountain Road

Hamburg Borough Police reports |Jul 8, 2014

Man cited for Harassment The Hamburg Borough Police report that Thomas R. Schaeffer, 60, from Hamburg, was cited for Harassment. This charge stems from an incident that allegedly occurred on Sunday, June 29, at approx.

Welcome to my World: Pennsylvania’s Liberty Bells |Jul 8, 2014

Reprint: First Use, 1995 Pennsylvania Magazine.

Hamburg Middle School principal ends time as a Hawk |Jul 8, 2014

After eight years as the Hamburg Area Middle School principal and nine years with the district, Kenneth Buck is ready for a change. As of July 1, he is now the middle school principal for the Conrad Weiser School District.

Blue Mountain Academy students cook, serve traditional dishes at International Food Fair |Jul 8, 2014

Blue Mountain Academy students served up some unique and traditional dishes around lunch time on July 3 in the Gallery of Hamburg during the International Food Fair.

Military highlights: Southern Berks region |Jul 8, 2014

Air Force Airman Ethan A. Fox graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Digital First Media announces the appointment of Steven B. Rossi as president |Jul 8, 2014

Digital First Media today announced the appointment of Steven B. Rossi as President, in addition to his previous role as Chief Operating Officer.

Salem Belleman’s Church members take Mission Trip to Illinois |Jul 8, 2014

Members from Salem Belleman’s Church recently returned from a Mission Trip to Washington, Ilinois, where they helped rebuild after a tornado hit in November of 2013.

Community Members Speed Network, learn how to build their businesses with TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce |Jul 8, 2014

On June 19, the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce (TCACC) hosted a Business Builder for new and prospective members at the Chamber’s Office, 152 E. High St., Suite 360, Pottstown. Attendees participated in speed networking for an hour, met the Chamber staff and received an overview of the Chamber.

Kutztown Area Calendar of Events |Jul 8, 2014

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

Hamburg area church calendar |Jul 7, 2014

The Bridge Church (TBC), 3561 Old 22, would like to extend an invitation to the following:

Hamburg area obituaries |Jul 7, 2014

Maynard D. Powell Maynard D. Powell, 75 of Jefferson Township died July 2, 2014 in his residence. He was the partner of Gloria Prizer with whom he resided.

Pottstown parade brings spectators from near and far to celebrate Independence Day |Jul 7, 2014

For many people in the Pottstown area, the Fourth of July parade is an annual ritual.

Celebrating Independence Day at Fourth of July Car Show in Fleetwood and Kutztown Folk Festival |Jul 7, 2014

Area residents showed their Independence Day spirit at a Car Show in Fleetwood and at the Kutztown Folk Festival on Friday, July 4.

Extreme Illusion 8 Car & Bike Show in New Smithville |Jul 7, 2014

Extreme Illusion 8 Car & Bike Show at Advance Auto Part Warehouse in New Smithville June 28.

Boy struck by car at church gathering in Douglass (Berks) |Jul 7, 2014

DOUGLASS (Berks) — A 7-year-old boy is in the hospital after being hit by an SUV Wednesday afternoon.

Glee’s Telly Leung brings youth performing workshops to Alpha/Omega Players |Jul 7, 2014

All hands will be on deck at Alpha/Omega Players as one Broadway star is bringing his showstopping skills to Birdsboro.

Amity Township park cameras installed this week |Jul 6, 2014

Amity Township’s Public Works Foreman Alistair Howell-Clarke said the three previously approved security cameras, monitor and phone line will be installed this week at Lake Drive Park.

Boyertown East Jr. High hosts STEM camp |Jul 5, 2014

Dr. Constructo’s Robotics and More summer camp is in session.