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Boyertown Junior Women’s Club announces 3rd ‘Once Upon a Prom’ dress drive |Feb 11, 2016

For the third year in a row — One local women’s club is holding a prom dress drive for girls in need.

5th annual Food for Families raises record breaking $9,000 for Twin Valley Food Pantry |Feb 11, 2016

Another record breaking success toped $9,000 at Fifth Anniversary Food for Families Fundraiser to benefit the Twin Valley Food Pantry.

Tri County Record Community Calendar Feb. 16 |Feb 10, 2016

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On Tap |Feb 9, 2016

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Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Feb 9, 2016

Pepper is a young adult female Staffordshire mix looking for a place to call her own. She needs an experienced owner that is able to help her break out of her shell and work through some insecurities.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Jasper, a beautiful Siamese who needs a forever family |Feb 9, 2016

Hello! My name is Jasper, and I am a beautiful flame point Siamese kitty who is looking for a family who will love me forever.

Residents of The Heritage of Green Hills visit Art Ability |Feb 8, 2016

Residents of The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy living community in Shillington, recently visited Art Ability, a juried art exhibition for artists with disabilities held annually at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern.

Patriot Community Calendar Feb. 11 |Feb 8, 2016

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Steel River’s ‘Love Letters’ delivers a poignant message |Feb 8, 2016

You might think that seeing a play for the 14th time would get a little boring, but Steel River’s production of A. R. Gurney’s Pulitzer-nominated play, “Love Letters” is so well done that I felt like I was reconnecting with old friends.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar Feb. 10 |Feb 5, 2016

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Hamburg pays tribute to teacher Guy Ketch Jr. |Feb 3, 2016

The Hamburg education community pays tribute to the late Guy R. Ketch, Jr., a former Hamburg teacher for 39 years.

Tri County Record Community Calendar Feb. 9 |Feb 3, 2016

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Philadelphia Auto Show welcomes debut of eKEY |Feb 3, 2016

EAST NORRITON >> A cutting edge tool designed to jump-start the love affair between buyer and vehicle has hit the auto show circuit.

Patriot Community Calendar Feb. 4 |Feb 1, 2016

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On Tap |Feb 1, 2016

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Cat Angel Network: Meet Honey & Starlight, a lovable pair looking for a home |Feb 1, 2016

Honey and Starlight are two best friends whose owner is ill and unable to care for them. A beautiful dilute tortoiseshell, Honey is presently being featured as part of Cat Angel Network’s ongoing Senior Adoption Event on our Facebook page.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Feb 1, 2016

Not much is known about our boy Snowman. He was brought into us by animal control and is now in search of a new human to call his own. Snowman is about five years of age and is a Rottweiler mix. We know that Snowman lived with a small dog and not only did well with that dog, but also had a very close bond with his canine sibling.

Paint a healthy picture with Healthy Selfie Contest |Jan 30, 2016

Keep health in the picture even after the hype of New Year’s resolutions through a photo contest which awards winners $50 in gift cards to local businesses.

30-year-old donated Red Oaks given new life by Western Center students |Jan 30, 2016

Nearly 30 years ago, two red oak trees were planted at New Hanover Lutheran Church and now these trees have been transformed into benches.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar Feb. 3 |Jan 29, 2016

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Big Shot sponsored by Petersheim Bros. Inc.: Morgantown brothers pay homage to Dr. Who in midst of snowstorm |Jan 28, 2016

Gavin and Gabe Karczeski, of Morgantown, paid homage to Dr. Who by putting the several feet of snow recently received in the area to use, building the iconic Tardis from the series.

On the Record with Carol: The Battle of Plowville during the Blizzard of 2016 |Jan 28, 2016

The following story is what this column is all about…YOU…the reader.

Tri County Record Community Calendar Feb. 2 |Jan 27, 2016

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Group serves hot meal to homeless at Hope Rescue Mission of Reading |Jan 27, 2016

It doesn’t take an army to feed one.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Jan 26, 2016

Ladies, I know what you’re thinking... And to answer your question... Yes, I am single! I just ended a relationship of four years, so my heart is still a little broken, but sometimes you just need to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and jump back into the dating world.

On Tap |Jan 26, 2016

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Cat Angel Network: Meet Buddy, a sweet guy looking for a family |Jan 26, 2016

Hi! My name is Buddy, and I’m looking for my new home. I was found living outside in a mobile home park in Honey Brook. I walked right up to my rescuer, and she could tell instantly that I was a sweet guy.

Patriot Community Calendar Jan. 28 |Jan 25, 2016

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Hamburg Item Community Calendar Jan. 27 |Jan 22, 2016

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Tri County Record Community Calendar Jan. 26 |Jan 20, 2016

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Frecon Farms announces culinary classes |Jan 19, 2016

Last Thursday, Frecon Farms held their first Bread Making Class.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Sweet Pea, a friendly kitty who needs a home |Jan 19, 2016

For the next several months, Cat Angel Network will be featuring our senior cats. While kittens are certainly appealing, we have a special place in our hearts for those cats who have a few years behind them but have the most beautiful and loving of spirits.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Jan 19, 2016

Angel is a young adult Staffordshire mix looking for a home with an experienced owner. Angel does not get along well with small animals and can be selective of her canine friends. She is a rather calm dog and has a gentle disposition with her people.

2016 marks 275 years for Most Blessed Sacrament Parish |Jan 19, 2016

Most Blessed Sacrament Parish started their anniversary celebration year by simultaneously looking back and looking forward.

Patriot Community Calendar Jan. 21 |Jan 18, 2016

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Hamburg Item Community Calendar Jan. 20 |Jan 15, 2016

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Snowshoe race to be held at Spring Mountain in Upper Salford on Jan. 30 |Jan 15, 2016

UPPER SALFORD >> With above average temperatures and limited flurries this winter; people in need of a snow fix should attend the annual Pennsylvania Snowshoe Race.

Tri County Record Community Calendar Jan. 19 |Jan 13, 2016

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Parish member looks back as Bally church celebrates 275th anniversary |Jan 12, 2016

She has been a member of the parish for more than one-third of its 275 years but her family has been part of it for generations before she arrived.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Cocoa, a gorgeous Siamese looking for a home |Jan 12, 2016

Hi! My name is Cocoa, and I am a gorgeous female Seal Point Siamese who is looking for my new home.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Jan 12, 2016

Puppy, puppy, puppy describes little Landon. This very active dude is in need of an owner who is willing to put a lot of time and effort into training. Landon would do best as an only child. Release A260917.

Patriot Community Calendar Jan. 14 |Jan 11, 2016

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Dine in this New Year with easy, healthy recipes |Jan 11, 2016

With 2015 in the past and 2016 full of New Year possibilities; many people are in the mist of healthy resolutions. Staying fit and losing weight were the top 2015 resolutions according to a Nielsen survey.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar Jan. 13 |Jan 8, 2016

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Hamburg native Rich Etchberger named Utah’s Carnegie Professor of the Year |Jan 8, 2016

Hamburg native and son of Hamburg war hero, Rich Etchberger, has been named Utah’s 2015 Carnegie Professor of the Year.

Tri County Record Community Calendar Jan. 12 |Jan 6, 2016

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Cat Angel Network: Meet Lucky, a well-behaved gentleman looking for a home |Jan 5, 2016

Lucky is a very sweet and gentle cat. He loves to be pet and brushed. He is very loving but still a little timid. He also likes to sleep by your side at night and under the bed or a good hiding place during the day.

Hamburg native changes the world through dance |Jan 4, 2016

Hamburg native Vanessa Long choreographs pieces about social and political issues. Her goal is to create change in the world through dance.

Girl Scouts announce 2016 Berks County ‘Take The Lead’ Honorees |Jan 4, 2016

In preparation for its 20th Annual Take the Lead Berks County event, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) is excited to announce the 2016 Honorees to be recognized by local Girl Scouts. Take the Lead honors the community’s most distinguished women, whose leadership and achievements have made the world a better place.

Through My Kitchen Window: Peanut butter cookies were big hit as gifts |Jan 4, 2016

My early baking experiments began with peanut butter cookies. This recipe, or some version of it, probably dates back to high school or middle school. Peanut butter cookies are my Dad’s favorite.