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Boyertown graduate Andy Schön travels world, shares experiences in new book |Nov 20, 2014

He knew what he wanted to do, and he knew when he was finished doing it.

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.

Healthy & Fitness: A Chiropractic Thanksgiving |Nov 19, 2014

Thanksgiving is the holiday just about everyone can agree on, and why not? After all, everyone has something they can be thankful for, particularly in the United States.

Honey Brook Community Library luncheon thanks volunteers |Nov 19, 2014

Honey Brook Community Library Director Jennifer Spade was all smiles Friday, Nov. 14.

Eagle Scout candidate Weylin Eck’s project updated WWII Memorial at Longswamp UCC Cemetery |Nov 18, 2014

Weylin Eck, 16, Mertztown, Life Scout, embarked on a project that took nine months to a year and $6,100 to complete in his quest to be an Eagle Scout.

Kutztown Rotary CLub hosts Foundation Night Dinner |Nov 18, 2014

The Kutztown Rotary Club held a special Rotary Foundation Dinner on Nov. 12.

Kutztown artist Jan Crooker’s painting hangs in new Lehigh Valley Health Network’s sports medicine center |Nov 18, 2014

Kutztown artist Jan Crooker was happy to announce the sale of her work for the new offices of the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown for the new sports medicine center. The painting “Candy Case” is from a continuing series of acrylic paintings of brightly lighted objects.

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.

Hamburg Area High School class of 1944 celebrates 70th anniversary |Nov 17, 2014

Hamburg Area High School class of 1944 celebrated its 70th anniversary. Out of 42 students in the class, 17 are living and eight members attended the reunion.

Meredith Browder named Hamburg’s Student of the Month for October |Nov 17, 2014

Congratulations to Meredith Browder, the October Senior Student of the Month at Hamburg Area High School. She is the daughter or Hugh and Amy Browder of Hamburg.

Big Shot: David Hume, Honey Brook, completes 50-mile Ulta Marathon |Nov 15, 2014

David Hume of Honey Brook completed an Ultra Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 1 in Nashville, TN.

Wounded Warrior Project: C. Ivan Stoltzfus reports on his journey across America |Nov 15, 2014

Hickory House is pleased to sponsor a gathering to hear the travel tales of C. Ivan Stoltzfus after his journey across America on Thursday November 20th, 2 p.m. on the Hickory House campus.

Tel Hai Wood Craft Shop open house Dec. 3 & Holiday Bazaar Dec. 4 |Nov 15, 2014

The Tel Hai community located off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook Township is offering two new reasons to visit campus in early December—the Wood Craft Shop’s Open House and the return of the popular Holiday Bazaar!

Genesis Performance Chiropractics Grand Opening Nov. 15 features door prizes, refreshments and open house |Nov 14, 2014

Dr. Ryan Vermeesch will officially open the doors of Genesis Performance Chiropractics in Elverson to the public with a Grand Opening event, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Boyertown High School: News from the NJROTC |Nov 14, 2014

The Boyertown Area Senior High’s division of Naval Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (NJROTC) had a busy Saturday last month on Oct. 18. The division started their day with their first Orienteering competition; the team spent hours using their navigational skills to traverse the dense New Jersey woods.

Barto resident designs to make a difference; donates decor to Susan G. Komen 13th annual Pink Tie Ball |Nov 13, 2014

One local man continues to use to his skills the best ways he knows how—by taking part in causes that are important to him. Barto resident Scott Rothenberger recently took on a large role in the The Susan G.

Education, awareness and positivity key in fight against MS |Nov 13, 2014

In the quiet heart of Oley, Union Jack’s Inn on the Manatawney came alive the evening of Oct. 25 in an effort to support an important cause.

Canine Partners for Life visit Tel Hai; Public invited to Nov. 24 presentation |Nov 10, 2014

Honey Brook Twp. >> Tel Hai’s Life Enrichment Committee welcomes the public to a presentation by Canine Partners for Life on Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. in the campus chapel.

The Men’s Club: Keeping residents active and engaged at Chestnut Knoll |Nov 10, 2014

Chestnut Knoll takes the extra steps to ensure their residents are happy and comfortable within the community, but also have opportunities to explore their interests and keep busy outside the community walls.

A salute to our servicemen and women: Veteran Mac Chandler shares his life story |Nov 7, 2014

WRITER’S NOTE: As Veterans Day approached, I contacted friends of mine, Mac Chandler, and his wife, Joyce, about doing an interview for the purpose of writing an article for the Tri County Record.

Elverson Mayor swears in Twin Valley fire police officers |Nov 5, 2014

Elverson Mayor Bob Broderick swore in Twin Valley firefighters as Special Fire Police Officers Nov. 2 in front of the Twin Valley Fire Station.

Elverson Cub Scouts tour Caernarvon Township Police Station |Nov 5, 2014

Elverson Cub Scout Pack 37 made a visit to the Caernarvon Township Police Station. Sergeant John Scalia lead to tour and Officer Chad Eberly was also on hand to answer the MANY questions the boys had.

Vietnam veteran Dennis Bucks, Kutztown, awarded Kutztown High School diploma |Nov 4, 2014

For Kutztown resident Dennis Bucks, there was “nothing” to it when it came to enlisting in the Marine Corps back in 1964. As he put it quite succinctly:

Perry PTO holds Trunk-or-Treat at Family Night |Nov 3, 2014

Perry PTO was in the Halloween spirit for their Family Night which included a Trunk or Treat.

From Trick-or-Treat to Trunk-or-Treat to Illuminate to parties, the Hamburg area celebrates Halloween |Nov 3, 2014

Ghosts, ghouls, princesses, bugs, beloved characters and more filled the streets and sidewalks in the area to celebrate Halloween with more than just the traditional Trick-or-Treat. Along with the annual nights of finding the lighted porches and asking residents for some treats, there were Trunk-or-Treats and Illuminate.

Fleetwood Girl Scouts Cadette and Senior troops host Halloween party for Daisy troop |Nov 3, 2014

Fleetwood Girl Scout Troops celebrate Halloween and earn Leadership hours at the same time!

Kutztown High School National Honor Society honors vets with two events: Grace For Vets & Wreaths Across America |Nov 3, 2014

National Honor Society students at Kutztown High School will honor veterans by participating in two events: a Grace For Vets car wash on Nov. 11 and a wreath sale with Wreaths Across America beginning Nov.

A Look Back in History: Kutztown’s familiar Farmer Yonkers |Nov 3, 2014

Among the most endearing farmers of the area, widely seen and easily accessible, is Bryan Yonkers, a dairy farmer, whose operating farmstead is just northeast of Kutztown Borough limits along Hottenstein Road.

Kindergarten students carve pumpkins with eighth graders at St. Francis Academy |Oct 31, 2014

Kindergarten students at St. Francis Academy in Bally recently carved pumpkins with their eighth grade buddies.

Eat, drink and be scary -- Spooktacular Halloween treats |Oct 30, 2014

This Halloween, scare up some fun… with food. Dust off the cauldron, try some bewitching new recipes and become the ghostess with the mostess.

Halloween: Trick or Treaters visit residents of Walnut Woods, Boyertown |Oct 30, 2014

Trick or Treaters recently visited Walnut Woods, a senior living community in Boyertown.

Hamburg resident pushes for bill to increase nail technician hours |Oct 29, 2014

“This is what I do every day. This is my passion,” said Kim McCloud, Hamburg native and professional nail technician. “This is my calling. This is what I want to do.”

Hamburg student athletes advocate quality character at Tilden Elementary |Oct 29, 2014

Thirty-eight members of Hamburg Area’s Leadership In Student Athletes (LISA) group traveled to Tilden Elementary Center to advocate for being a person of quality character on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Rep. Charlie Dent honored by the National Association of Manufacturers |Oct 29, 2014

Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) was praised by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) for his voting record in the current Congress. The organization recognized Representative Dent with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence.

Twin Valley High School November Intern of the MonthGwen Bauer learns much at Tri County Record |Oct 28, 2014

Gwen Bauer, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named November’s Intern of the Month.

Twin Valleys Garden Club shares flower arranging at Camphill Soltane |Oct 28, 2014

As part of their community outreach program, members of the Twin Valleys Garden Club conducted a “Michaelmas Celebration” for residents and counselors at Camphill Soltane on Sept. 24.

Getting to know your Sunny Crest Neighbor: Meet Grace Martin |Oct 28, 2014

I was born in Lancaster County at home in 1964 and I will be 50 years old in the end of November. In 2007 my dad passed on and my mom is 94 years old and lives with my sister.

Kutztown Girl Scouts, Kutztown University students trick-or-treat for food, donate to Friend Inc. |Oct 27, 2014

Kutztown Girl Scouts collaborated with Kutztown University’s International Student Organization trick-or-treating on Sunday for non-perishable items to donate to Friend, Inc.

Fleetwood High School Senior Students Of The Month for October |Oct 24, 2014

The Fleetwood Area High School would like to announce their senior students of the month for October.

Lenhartsville couple celebrates 40 years of marriage |Oct 24, 2014

Gene and Diane (Siegfried) Schuler of Lenhartsville celebrated 40 years of marriage on Oct. 12. The couple was married in 1974 in Alburtis. In honor of this milestone, Gene and Diane’s children and siblings threw them a surprise party with 100 of their closest family and friends at the Virginville Grange.

Lancaster native Michelle Kemper Brownlow signs debut romance series in Elverson |Oct 23, 2014

Best selling author Michelle Kemper Brownlow will be signing her debut romance novel, “In Too Deep,” as well as the next two books in the series, “On Solid Ground” and “Above the Noise,” on Saturday, Nov.

Photos: Oley’s 2014 Halloween Parade |Oct 23, 2014

The Oley Valley held it’s annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Twin Valley Elementary Center Student Awarded 1st Place in Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Contest |Oct 21, 2014

Nicholas Bertz, a first grader at Twin Valley Elementary Center was awarded 1st Place in the state of Pennsylvania for a multi-media art piece he created in art class. First Lady Susan Corbett launched the statewide art contest, titled, “Art: The Universal Language”.

Berks County Dairy Princess named Pennsylvania Dairy Princess |Oct 20, 2014

Ashley Mohn, of Womelsdorf, was crowned as the Pennsylvania 2014-2015 Dairy Princess Sept. 20 after a three-day competition with 26 county dairy princesses.

Bernville teen follows passion for wildlife, completes Wildlife Leadership Academy field school |Oct 20, 2014

Since she was young, Bernville resident Hannah Krause has had a love of animals and interest in wildlife. That passion is leading her toward becoming a conservation biologist. To reach that goal, she is jumping at every opportunity that comes her way to further her knowledge and become as well-rounded in the field of wildlife as she can.

Fall into a dairy recipe with Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie |Oct 20, 2014

Rustling of the leaves, becoming darker earlier, sweater weather, and hot apple cider are all signs fall is among us. Fall is a season where many athletes are back in season. A great after game or practice drink is chocolate milk.

Scott and Barbara Snyder celebrate 30 years of marriage |Oct 20, 2014

Scott A. Snyder and Barbara J. (Levan) Snyder of Kutztown celebrated 30 years of marriage on Sept. 1. The couple enjoyed their anniversary by taking a scenic drive in their Mustang convertible down the East Coast, visiting many landmarks along the way: the Biltmore Estate in the Blue Mountains of North Carolina, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville and Colonial Williamsburg.

Kutztown High School Student Council hosts 5th Quarter free concert for students |Oct 20, 2014

Last Friday, October 17, Kutztown Area High School Student Council hosted the “5th Quarter” after their home football game. This free event was created in order to allow kids to hang out after the game in a safe and fun environment.

A final walk through the haunts of Hamburg with Charles J. Adams III |Oct 20, 2014

If Friday, Oct. 10, had rained according to the predictions the weatherman called for, this story would have started out with, ‘It was a dark and stormy night,’ but instead it turned out to be a chilly autumn evening as a group of 20 people followed a man in a black cape.