Pottstown man admits to illegal drug activity in borough |Mar 21, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Pottstown man will be under court supervision for six years after he admitted to illegal drug activity in the borough.

Fleetwood native helps organize benefit concert for boy, 6, with spina bifida |Mar 20, 2018

The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association Chapter at Misericordia University is holding its fourth annual NSSLHA Benefit Concert on April 8 at 3 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.

League of Women Voters hosts Hot Topics Luncheon ‘Criminal Justice Reform in Pennsylvania’ |Mar 20, 2018

The League of Women Voters of Berks County is hosting a Hot Topics Luncheon on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12:00 noon – 2:30 p.m. at the Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road, Wyomissing.

Berks History Center awarded the PA Museums 2018 Special Achievement Award |Mar 20, 2018

The Berks History Center is pleased to announce that PA Museums, Pennsylvania’s statewide trade association serving museum professionals and institutions, has awarded the Berks History Center (BHC) an Institutional Achievement Award for the BHC’s Collections Management Project.

Berks Parrot Head Club Cabin Fever event benefits CONCERN foster care programs |Mar 20, 2018

On Saturday evening, Jan. 20, the Berks County Parrot Head Club hosted their annual “Cabin Fever” event at the DoubleTree Hotel in Reading to benefit CONCERN’s Greater Berks foster care programs and raising $11,580 in the process.

‘House Hunters’ episode shows Jared & Liz Trout’s return to home area |Mar 19, 2018

Liz Trout says it has been fun decorating the new home she and her husband, Jared, moved into last October.

$12.3 million project improves Route 61 in Berks |Mar 19, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced work began March 19 on a project to improve PA 61 in Leesport and Shoemakersville boroughs and Ontelaunee and Perry townships in Berks County.

Berks County man draws prison for drug crimes in Pottstown, Lower Providence |Mar 19, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> A Berks County man who previously spent time behind bars for a drug dealing habit has been sent back to prison for similar crimes in Pottstown and Lower Providence.

Pottstown School Board speaks out against YMCA closure |Mar 18, 2018

POTTSTOWN >> The Pottstown School Board Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution which “adamantly opposes” the closure of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA on North Adams Street.

Daniel Boone Music Boosters hosting The Mattress Fundraiser April 7 |Mar 18, 2018

If you’re in the market for a new bed or bedding accessories and want to support local students, be sure to stop by Daniel Boone Middle School Gym on Saturday, April 7. You will find adjustable bed frames, luxury pillows, box springs and a vast array of mattresses, including latex and memory foam, along with a team of experts on hand to answer any questions.

Construction to begin on New Holland Road Bridge in Cumru Township |Mar 18, 2018

Construction for the New Holland Road bridge, spanning Angelica Creek in Cumru Township, Berks County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.

Oley Valley residents may apply for open school board seat |Mar 17, 2018

The Oley Valley School District is seeking residents interested in applying for an anticipated two-year vacant position on the school board.

Police warn against drinking and driving on St. Patrick’s Day |Mar 16, 2018

Police are reminding area residents to be smart about driving this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Updated: 2 crashes involving stolen min-van lead to fatality |Mar 16, 2018

State Police responded to two crashes in Upper Bern and Upper Tulpehocken townships, both involving a stolen mini-van early morning on March 16. The second crash led to a fatality.

Pottstown library to host ‘Bridges out of Poverty’ program March 20 |Mar 16, 2018

POTTSTOWN >> The Pottstown Regional Public Library will host Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities on Tuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m.

Brandywine suspends 21 students for Walkout; safety concerns cited |Mar 16, 2018

Brandywine Heights Area School District suspended 21 high school students for walking out of the school building on March 14.

Charges filed against teen driver for double fatal crash in Upper Tulpe |Mar 15, 2018

Charges have been filed against a teenage driver who caused the Upper Tulpehocken Township crash that killed two other teens on Dec. 26, 2017.

Hamburg Jazz Jam offers young musicians real-life performance experience on Strand’s stage |Mar 15, 2018

Hamburg Area High School hosted Jazz Jam on Feb. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hamburg Strand.

Lions show their appreciation |Mar 15, 2018

Frystown Lions Club President Dennis Zerbe presented Gregg Smith, manager of Esther’s Restaurant in Fredericksburg, with a certificate of sincere appreciation and personal thanks for allowing the club to “sell” its nuts at Esther’s in the club’s only yearly fundraiser and also for the staff’s warm hospitality.

Hawk Mountain updates Silhouette Trail with new raptors |Mar 15, 2018

The international award-winning, ADA accessible Silhouette Trail, which meanders through Hawk Mountain’s ridge-top forest between the Trail Head and South Lookout, has undergone another display transformation.

Hop on over to EGGstravaganza at the Berks County Heritage Center |Mar 15, 2018

The Berks County Parks and Recreation Department’s annual EGGstravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Berks County Heritage Center, in Bern Township.

Stadium problems force Boyertown to move graduation to Reading |Mar 15, 2018

BOYERTOWN >> Due to unresolved questions about the safety of the high school stadium, the Boyertown Area School Board voted Tuesday night to move the June 7 high school graduation to the Santander Arena in downtown Reading.

Area students join national walkout protesting school shootings |Mar 14, 2018

Seventeen minutes for 17 victims.

Kutztown School Walkout honors memory of school shooting victims |Mar 14, 2018

Kutztown students silently walked out of class at 10 a.m. on March 14 for the #Enough National School Walkout.

Kutztown Strong reports positive outcomes for substance abuse prevention curriculum |Mar 14, 2018

Kutztown Strong, Kutztown Area School District and Kutztown University Institute of Addiction Studies report positive outcomes for students of substance abuse prevention curriculum.

Kutztown High School Walkout joins student-driven movement that rejects fear and hate, embraces compassion |Mar 14, 2018

More than 140 Kutztown Area High School students walked out of their classes at 10:13 a.m. on March 14 for the #Enough National School Walkout in honor of the victims of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Anniversary Notice: Sheryle and Scott Delewski, Hamburg, celebrate 50 years of marriage |Mar 13, 2018

Sheryle and Scott Delewski, of Hamburg, celebrate 50 years of marriage.

Honey Brook Food Pantry Dinner featured speaker is Steveanna Wynn, of Share |Mar 13, 2018

Honey Brook Food Pantry serves 10 percent of Honey Brook residents every month and they seek the community’s support. The pantry invites the community to a fundraising Dinner on April 7, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.

Daniel Boone School Board working to trim $3.3M budget deficit |Mar 13, 2018

The Daniel Boone Area School Board is scheduled to meet Wednesday night to begin reducing its 2018-19 budget deficit of $3.3 million.

Ex-treasurer charged with $31K theft from Daniel Boone Music Boosters |Mar 12, 2018

The former treasurer of the Daniel Boone Music Boosters has been charged with stealing more than $31,000 from the group, according to state police.

Women leaders inspire girls at Fleetwood Girl Power Story Hour |Mar 12, 2018

Fleetwood Public Library hosted Girl Power Story Hour with girl empowering stories read by Sen. Judy Schwank, District Justice Judge Gail Greth, Fleetwood Mayor Tammy Gore, and Maidencreek Church Pastor Sara Hertzog on March 10.

Pottstown workshop to help seniors avoid scams |Mar 10, 2018

POTTSTOWN >> Pennsylvania Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell, Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne and Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann will travel to Pottstown for an event focused on helping senior citizens protect themselves from financial fraud and scams.

Slick roads cause crashes in Hamburg Friday: truck strikes bridge; vehicle strikes school bus |Mar 10, 2018

Slick road conditions due to snow and ice lead to poor driving conditions early in the morning in Hamburg on March 9. Hamburg Borough Police responded after a pickup truck slid on ice and struck a bridge overpass and responded to another accident scene after a car slid head on into a school bus.

Senior-Senior Prom unites young and old on Boyertown dance floor |Mar 10, 2018

Seniors of all ages danced the night away during the annual Senior-Senior Prom.

Citizen Police Academy gives behind-scenes view of police work |Mar 9, 2018

Bern Township, Muhlenberg Township, Northern Berks Regional and Laureldale police combined forces to host Citizen Police Academy, providing the community an opportunity to go behind the scenes and experience police work.

Fire destroys large barn off Route 100 in Berks County |Mar 9, 2018

WASHINGTON TWP. >> A two-alarm fire destroyed a large barn off Route 100.

Kutztown SADD educates students on dangers of DUI, distracted driving |Mar 9, 2018

The Kutztown Area High School SADD’s DUI and Distracted Driver program on March 2 simulated drunk and distracted driving, showing students how common distractions like texting, a loud passenger, or chemical/alcohol impairment can lead to disastrous results.

Sew much fun! |Mar 9, 2018

Submitted by Linda Yuengel, Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager

Girl Scout World Thinking Day |Mar 9, 2018

Submitted by Linda Yuengel, Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager

B&B and winery story open in Hamburg |Mar 8, 2018

Two sets of business owners found what they were looking for in Hamburg. Both couples – Jess and Rick Bouchette of Bouchette Winery and Charlotte Golden and George Holmes of the Bismarck Bed and Breakfast – noted the combination of small-town charm and beautiful setting plus proximity to larger metro areas drew them to open their doors for business in Hamburg.

Wolfgang the dog helps visually impaired student during visits at Hamburg library |Mar 8, 2018

Hamburg Area High School sophomore Mason Ansel, 16, who has Usher syndrome type II, which affects his vision and hearing, has been visiting with therapy dog in training, Wolfgang, in the school library.

New Hamburg police chief to focus on community policing |Mar 8, 2018

New Hamburg Borough Police Chief Anthony M. Kuklinski brings a focus on community policing to Hamburg.

Shoey Auxiliary hosts Flamin’ Dick and Hot Rods April 21 |Mar 8, 2018

The Auxiliary of the Shoemakersville Fire Co. is holding a night of live entertainment by Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods on April 21 to raise funds for the fire company.

Tri-Valley YMCA hosts Daddy Daughter Dance |Mar 7, 2018

Tri-Valley YMCA in Fleetwood held a special night for Dads and their daughters, hosting the annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Feb. 24.

Kutztown man stole sign; police chase ended at closed road for down wires |Mar 7, 2018

A Kutztown man stolen a speed limit sign in Richmond Township and then led Fleetwood Police on a chase that ended at a closed road due to down wires.

Schuylkill Valley Panther Robotics team wins 2 out of 6 rounds at state competition |Mar 7, 2018

The Schuylkill Valley High School Panther Robotics team competed at the Eastern PA State High School VEX Robotics Tournament on March 4 in Norristown. The team won 2 out of 6 qualifying rounds against the best Vex Robotics teams in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Read across america: Hamburg student athletes advocate, model reading as worthwhile activity |Mar 7, 2018

During the Read Across America Celebration at Hamburg Area School District, members of Hamburg Area’s Leadership In Student Athletes (LISA) traveled to Tilden and Perry Elementary on Feb. 26 and 27 to advocate and model reading as a worthwhile activity.

Boyertown man arrested on drug charges in Amity |Mar 7, 2018

AMITY >> A Boyertown man was arrested after police say they found him in possession of drug paraphernalia in the parking lot of a township supermarket.

Blessing Bags assembled at new joint Lenton service |Mar 7, 2018

Supper, service and sermon are three main ingredients to a new Lenten worship experience sister congregations, Frieden’s Lutheran of Bernville and Friedens Lutheran of Shartlesville, are having together during Lenten services this pre-Easter season.

Four interviewed for open Boyertown School Board seat |Mar 7, 2018

COLEBROOKDALE >> Four applicants are seeking the vacant Boyertown Area School Board Region 1 seat held until last month by Robert Caso.