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Morgantown Village Library welcomes new director Natasha Donaldson |Feb 27, 2015

Village Library in Morgantown welcomes new director Natasha Donaldson, who started on Feb. 9.

Murder mystery event ‘Murderoulsy Uncorked!’ slated at Moonlight Winery |Feb 26, 2015

A classic whodunit at Moonlight Winery has been sponsored by Moonlight Winery, Fecho Productions and Genesius Theatre.

Daniel Boone grad Navy Petty Officer David Hurley serves as Yeoman |Feb 25, 2015

In addition to his civilian professions as hospital security and a health fitness specialist, Petty Officer 2nd Class David Hurley has committed to serving our nation as a Yeoman in the U.S. Navy Reserve assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Lehigh Valley.

Twin Valley High School senior Amy Carvalho named March Intern of the Month |Feb 25, 2015

Amy Carvalho, a senior at Twin Valley High School, was named March’s Intern of the Month. She currently interns at Twin Valley Elementary Center and Robeson Lutheran Preschool.

Twin Valley Rotary honors Twin Valley students Alyssa Lahoda and Aaron Wildonger as February Students of the Month |Feb 25, 2015

On February 18 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School juniors, Alyssa Lahoda and Aaron Wildonger, as their Students of the Month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

DJ Jon Gosselin mixing music at Bally Hotel |Feb 23, 2015

The former star of TLC’s hit show “Jon and Kate Plus 8” has moved on from television, but is still in the limelight while changing careers to become a disc jockey.

Elverson girl, 13, wins 2nd in Cricket League art competition |Feb 19, 2015

Eva Dillon, 13, of Elverson, won second prize in the October 2014 Cricket League art competition.

Through My Kitchen Window: Your Questions & Recipes |Feb 18, 2015

It’s time! This is the week I answer your food and cooking questions, and share your favorite recipes.

Museum opens Fegely’s Reading Diner for first annual Fastnacht Day |Feb 18, 2015

In celebration of Fat Tuesday on Feb. 17, the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles opened the Fegely’s Reading Diner for their first annual Fastnacht Day.

Pottstown Roller Derby’s fresh meat program back on the track for 2015 |Feb 16, 2015

They are at it again. The Pottstown Roller Derby League has kicked off their Fresh Meat program for 2015; the first of two sessions is underway.

Hamburg Lions Club holds successful Valentine Dance |Feb 16, 2015

The Hamburg Lions Club Valentine Dance at the Hamburg Field House on Saturday night, Feb. 7 was a success with 500 people attending to hear the Fabulous Grease Band. There was lots of dancing to 50s, 60s and 70s songs.

Valentines hit the Berks County Wine trail for special weekend |Feb 16, 2015

Valentines of all kinds hit the Berks County Wine Trail on a snowy Valentine’s Day weekend, Feb. 14 and 15, for the annual “Chocolate & Wine Pairing Event Weekend” at eight wineries in the county.

Snowshoeing offers sweet outing for Valentine’s Day |Feb 16, 2015

A dozen people braved freezing temperatures to strap on snowshoes and hit the trails by the Kernsville Dam this past Saturday. They took part in “Snowshoeing with Your Sweetie,” a free and new program organized by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department on Valentine’s Day, Feb.

Boyertown Service Unit holds 26th annual Valentine Dance |Feb 11, 2015

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, one local group have wasted no time to celebrate their loved ones.

Ice fishers brave low temps at Marsh Creek Lake to reel in good catch |Feb 10, 2015

upper uwchlan >> It is 20 degrees outside with a nice brisk wind. Most people would rather stay inside where it is warm, but for a select group of people, they would rather be sitting out on a frozen lake; they are ice fishers.

Safe Transition Council appoints Susan Fitzgerald from Hickory House in Honey Brook |Feb 10, 2015

Susan Fitzgerald, a physical therapist with Hickory House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Honey Brook, has been appointed a member of the Safe Transition Council for Life Care Centers of America.

Scot Guldin from Kutztown honored by Thrivent Financial for outstanding performance |Feb 10, 2015

Scot R Guldin, ChFC, FIC, Kutztown, a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial, has qualified for the Pinnacle Council conference by providing outstanding financial guidance, solutions and service to members of the organization in 2014.

A call for gently used prom and other formal dresses; Boyertown Junior Women’s Club to hold ‘Once Upon a Prom’ dress drive |Feb 9, 2015

The Boyertown Junior Women’s Club has announced that they will hold the local dress drive “Once Upon a Prom” for a second year.

Participants ‘keep the red in the shed’ at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary |Feb 9, 2015

“Keep the red in the shed,” is a saying that will not be forgotten by the participants of “Intro to Orienteering” at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Spend time with your valentine on the Berks County Wine Trail |Feb 9, 2015

Calling all Valentines! Enjoy a chocolate filled weekend with your sweetheart when visiting the eight wineries of the Berks County Wine Trail on Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15 (12 to 5 p.m. both days) for the wine trail’s annual event: “Chocolate & Wine Pairing Event Weekend.

Keystone Villa Retirement Communities: Young at heart after 70 years together; Keystone Villa at Fleetwood couple celebrates wedding anniversary |Feb 6, 2015

Richard A. and Alvera N. Correll reminisce about 70 years of loving and living.

Through My Kitchen Window: Share a little love with chocolate treats |Feb 4, 2015

Friday is Valentine’s Day! Share a little love with these easy chocolate desserts.

Meet Your Sunny Crest Neighbor Mary Becker |Feb 4, 2015

My name is Mary Becker and I was born in 1969 I am 45 years old. At 6 years of age I had a high fever for days which caused a ruptured ear drum and this is why I have had some special needs throughout my life.

High Point senior competes in District/Region Honor Bands |Feb 4, 2015

On Dec. 6, 2014, Philip Arcuri, a senior at High Point Baptist Academy, Geigertown, auditioned alongside over 600 area high school students for the 2015 Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association (PMEA) District 10 Honor Band.

Building a Better Boyertown sees highest total of volunteer hours in 2014 |Feb 3, 2015

Thanks to the volunteers in the community, Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) has hit over 19,473 volunteer hours, double the amount compared to prior years. Adrianne Blank, Manager of the BBB couldn’t be more grateful.

Brewery planned at Brinton Lodge, formerly Covatta’s restaurant |Jan 30, 2015

If you brew it, they will come.

Scouts team up with seniors to build Pinewood Derby cars |Jan 30, 2015

For the past four years, residents of The Heritage of Green Hills, Shillington, have been assisting boys of Exeter Township Cub Scout Pack 358 craft their cars for the annual Pinewood Derby competition.

Wedding Anniversary: Michael and Debra Turner celebrate 25 years |Jan 30, 2015

Michael T. and Debra E. (Levan) Turner, of Fleetwood, celebrated 25 years of marriage on December 23, 2014. The couple were married December 23, 1989 at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Oley, by Rev.

Wedding Announcement: Leslie Kerchner and Corey Weaver wed |Jan 30, 2015

Leslie Ann Kerchner and Corey D. Weaver, both of Allentown, were married December 20, 2014 at Immanuel UCC in Shillington. Rev. Frances Merkel officiated the ceremony. The reception was held at The Barn, Flying Hills, and the wedding trip was to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Boyertown’s Mikaela Axman recognized for Outstanding Leadership and Civic Contributions by Widener University |Jan 30, 2015

Widener University, one of the nation’s premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, is proud to recognize Mikaela Axman of Boyertown as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.

Reading-based artist brings ‘sparkle’ to the Animal Rescue League |Jan 30, 2015

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, a shelter that transforms the lives of animals, has recently received a transformation of its own.

Kutztown Rotary Club honors Kutztown & Brandywine seniors as January students of the month |Jan 27, 2015

The Kutztown Rotary Club honored seniors Erika Matrone and Rebecca Merkel as students of the month for January at ceremonies at the Kutztown Tavern January 8.

Master Gardeners hold winter gardening series in February |Jan 26, 2015

Penn State Master Gardeners are offering a Winter Gardening Series of how-to topics for area gardeners on four Thursday evenings in February, at the Berks County Agricultural Center in Bern Township.

Celebrating ‘Hat Day’ |Jan 26, 2015

Students at St. Francis Academy, Bally, recently celebrated ‘Hat Day.’

Engagement Notice: Hoffert and Paterno to wed in March |Jan 23, 2015

Tracy Hoffert and Dr. Stephen Paterno, both of Coppell, Texas, announce their engagement.

Sly Fox Brewing Company’s newest release hits the trail in April to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail |Jan 23, 2015

The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is pleased to announce its collaboration with Sly Fox Brewing Company, Pottstown, Pa., on the release of a new canned beer that benefits and celebrates the Schuylkill River Trail.

Wedding Announcement: Felter and Loch married in September |Jan 23, 2015

Sarah Felter and Matthew Thomas Loch were married on September 13, 2014 at Mellon Park in Pittsburgh.

Guest Column: Eating My Way Down Main Street |Jan 23, 2015

At the top of Main Street in Kutztown sits a quaint coffee shop. Uptown Espresso Bar: A second library for Kutztown University students and a common pit stop for the town regulars in need of their daily dose of coffee.

New Year, real you: Try a plant-based diet |Jan 21, 2015

Outside, traffic whizzed by on Lancaster Avenue in Devon. Inside the Raw Can Roll Cafe, a blender whirred.

Honey Brook mother and daughter host bone marrow donor registration drive |Jan 21, 2015

Honey Brook mother and daughter Carol Rathgeber and Caitlin Mooney are teaming up with Delete Blood Cancer to hold a bone marrow donor registration drive on Jan. 30 from 5-8 p.m. at St. Peter UCC in Knauertown.

A lover’s feast filled with chocolate treats: Valentine’s Breakfast Buffet at Historic Joanna Furnace will be held Feb. 14 |Jan 21, 2015

You and your Valentine (and don’t forget the rest of the family) can enjoy a unique Valentine’s Day experience. Indulge in a chocolate enhanced buffet menu and become acquainted with the site and the people of Historic Joanna Furnace.

Tri County RecordChristmas 2014 Coloring Contest Winners |Jan 21, 2015

The following youth won the Tri County Record Christmas 2014 Coloring Contest:

First Fire and Ice Festival brings warmth to Reading with local flare |Jan 18, 2015

As the Russian author Anton Chekhov said, “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” And there were hundreds of happy people in downtown Reading this past weekend for the First Annual Fire and Ice Festival.

Fleetwood Lions Club and Grange honor senior citizens for lifetime contributions to community |Jan 16, 2015

The 49th annual Senior Citizens Banquet was held on November 29, 2014 at the Fleetwood Grange Hall. The banquet is held each year and is to honor the senior citizens for their lifetime contributions they have made to our community.

Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: Thinking outside the (brownie) box |Jan 16, 2015

I cannot tell a (baking-related) lie. I use boxed, store-bought brownie mix. To me, the ultimate brownie not only has an over-the-top, amazing, “Oh my gosh I need a glass of milk right now to wash this down” chocolate flavor but is of the fudge and not the cake variety.

‘Huggy Bear’ added to Boyertown’s Bear Fever Project to bring greater understanding of emotional and mental health issues |Jan 16, 2015

Students from Boyertown Junior High West’s Healthy Kids Club: Kids Who Care Club, welcomed “Huggy Bear,” to their campus on Thursday, Jan. 15, by giving him just what he wants for himself and what he thinks everyone needs: lots of hugs.

Skin Cancer Foundation shares tips for reversing sun damage |Jan 15, 2015

Summers spent pool side and sunny vacations during winter can do more than provide relaxation. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays leaves behind lasting damage on the skin - including wrinkles, leathery or sagging skin and brown spots.

Dairy Industry: White Gold Milk ‘puts milk back into milk;’ New brand is U.S. produced and sold locally |Jan 14, 2015

White Gold milk, sold at Shady Maple and Stoltzfus Market in Honey Brook, touts “high standards” and “superior taste” and challenges consumers to “taste the difference.

Tasty Ways to End Your New Year’s Resolutions at the Pa. Farm Show |Jan 12, 2015

The Pennsylvania Farm Show food court is the place where New Year’s resolutions go to die. The food court is filled with fried goodies that for decades have drawn thousands of people to brave the lines.

Pa. Farm Show butter sculpture highlights Fill a Glass with Hope campaign |Jan 12, 2015

Nearly every morning since he was a little boy, Joe Arthur has poured 2 percent milk onto his breakfast cereal. He slurps down the last drops with satisfaction. As the executive director for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Arthur admits that he takes this simple pleasure for granted.