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Tri County Community Calendar Aug. 2 |Jul 27, 2016

Event Submissions: send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com week prior to publication. Note Tri County Record calendar in e-mail subject.

Chocoholics rejoice! |Jul 26, 2016

Gail Warner circled tomorrow on her calendar as a day to celebrate. And if you love chocolate, you should too.

Cat Angel Network: Meet LuLu, a gentle and affectionate kitty looking for a home |Jul 25, 2016

LuLu is a beautiful female red patched tabby born in 2013, and here is her story:

On Tap |Jul 25, 2016

Send your event listings to ldillon@berksmontnews.com to have them listed in On Tap! Deadline for submissions is Friday week before publication. Please mark e-mail subject as Connection On Tap.

Tri County Community Calendar July 26 |Jul 20, 2016

Event Submissions: send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com week prior to publication. Note Tri County Record calendar in e-mail subject.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Fern & Edith, a playful pair in need of a forever family |Jul 18, 2016

Fern, a very pretty tortie, and her sister, Edith, a beautiful brown tabby, were born in July 2015. They were living outside as kittens with their mom when a nice woman found them in her yard in Elverson and took them inside so they would all be safe.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Jul 18, 2016

We would like to introduce everyone to the very adorable sister pair, Cupcake and Snowflake. These dazzling Cocker Spaniel and Spitz mix sisters are hoping there is a home big enough for both of them.

Ice Cream, art and history featured at Clay on Main event |Jul 18, 2016

A chance to beat the heat and enjoy ice cream, art demonstrations, and learn about the history of Clay on Main’s building were some of the highlights of the studio’s third annual Ice Cream Social and Open House, July 18.

Item Community Calendar July 20 |Jul 15, 2016

Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to ldillon@berksmontnews.com. Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.

VIDEO: Experts share tips for DIY sushi success |Jul 13, 2016

Craving crunchy shrimp or California rolls? Have a taste for spicy tuna? Make your own with help from sushi experts like Tai Ha.

Gilbertsville Cub Scout wins Pinewood Derby World Championship |Jul 12, 2016

Cub Scout JJ Habres not only won the Pinewood Derby World Championship on Saturday, June 25, in New York City – he also broke the record.

VIDEO: The best simple grilled cheese |Jul 11, 2016

Do you like or love grilled cheese but don’t care for the fancy recipes all over the internet? Check out this recipe that differs from the original just a little bit with different kinds of cheese.

Pets of the Week: Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Jul 11, 2016

Say hello to A265357. This purebred Scotty meandered away from his home and no one bothered to come looking for him. The joke is on them though, because this handsome fellow is moving on to bigger and better things!

Cat Angel Network: Meet Fonzie and Felix, a pair of sweet brothers looking for a family |Jul 11, 2016

My name is Fonzie, and I am a handsome guy with short hair. My brother Felix is a gorgeous guy with long hair. We are both black and white kitties and were born on June 14, 2011.

Sanatoga retirement community helps seniors age gracefully and healthy |Jul 11, 2016

SANATOGA >> A local retirement community wants to help older adults in the area age healthy by keeping active mentally and physically.

Tri County Community Calendar July 12 |Jul 6, 2016

Event Submissions: send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com week prior to publication. Note Tri County Record calendar in e-mail subject.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Mina, a beautiful girl who needs a forever family |Jul 4, 2016

Mina is a beautiful all gray female kitty who resembles the Russian Blue breed. She was born in May 2012, and here is her story:

On Tap |Jul 4, 2016

Send your event listings to ldillon@berksmontnews.com to have them listed in On Tap! Deadline for submissions is Friday week before publication. Please mark e-mail subject as Connection On Tap.

Patriot Community Calendar July 7 |Jul 4, 2016

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

Want to find out where the fireworks will be over the next couple of days? Check out the interactive map |Jul 3, 2016

In the mood to see some fireworks before the July 4th holiday is gone? Here is where you can find them.

FROM THE GROUND UP: A prickly business |Jun 30, 2016

It’s possible that one reason why I love the natural world is that while it doesn’t always look organized, it always makes sense. What baffles me sometimes, though, is seeing how people choose to use plants in unnatural ways, for instance a giant blue spruce blocking the front entrance to a house or a forsythia hedge trimmed into ugly stubs.

NEW ON THE GRILL |Jun 30, 2016

Chef George Bieber enjoys fond memories of family cookouts featuring hamburgers and hot dogs. But “when we got fancy, it was sausages,” he recalled.

Tri County Community Calendar July 5 |Jun 29, 2016

Event Submissions: send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com week prior to publication. Note Tri County Record calendar in e-mail subject.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Minx, a gentle kitty looking for a home |Jun 27, 2016

Hi, my name is Minx! I am a dramatically colored long-haired tortoiseshell kitty. Everyone tells me how pretty I am so I don’t think it counts as boasting if I tell you that.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Jun 27, 2016

Hillary is a two year old Staffordshire mix looking for a home without small animals. She was turned in as a stray back in March and has spent the past three months looking for a new home. Release A262702.

On Tap |Jun 27, 2016

Send your event listings to ldillon@berksmontnews.com to have them listed in On Tap! Deadline for submissions is Friday week before publication. Please mark e-mail subject as Connection On Tap.

Patriot Community Calendar June 30 |Jun 27, 2016

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

Teens perform Duck for President at libraries in Berks this summer |Jun 24, 2016

Dressed in animal costumes, The Yocum Institute for Arts Education Teen Ensemble presented Duck for President at The Hamburg Strand on June 22. They are touring libraries in the Berks County area this summer.

Hamburg Item Calendar June 29 |Jun 24, 2016

Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to ldillon@berksmontnews.com. Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.

Tri County Community Calendar June 28 |Jun 22, 2016

Event Submissions: send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com week prior to publication. Note Tri County Record calendar in e-mail subject.

Girl Scouts paint mural at New Hanover Recreation Center |Jun 21, 2016

Members of Troop 1380 spent several hours last week working on a garden-themed mural at the New Hanover Recreation Center.

PHOTOS: Walkers explore historical Pottstown structures |Jun 21, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Community members strolled up and down East High Street Thursday for the Historical Pottstown Walking Tour. There were 11 stops on the tour with a narrator at each to explain the significance and evolution of historical structures.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Kelley, a charming girl looking for a family |Jun 20, 2016

Meet our charming Kelley girl! This pretty lady was found in an abandoned house and left to a very uncertain fate. She is an exceptionally attractive gray and white two-year-old sweetie who will make a wonderful addition to the lucky family who takes her home.

Patriot Calendar June 23 |Jun 20, 2016

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Hamburg Item Community Calendar June 22 |Jun 17, 2016

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Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Jun 13, 2016

This sweet little girl is looking for a place of her own. When she was brought in she didn’t have a name, so we’re still working on that; hopefully her new humans already have one picked out! She is not only a pretty lady, but a friendly one as well.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Romeo, a social and affectionate kitty who needs a new home |Jun 13, 2016

Is it surprising that a cat named Romeo likes to give kisses? In addition, he will greet you at the door with his beautiful little meows and show you in every way possible that he is happy to see you!

Spend summer in rays of sunshine for good health (photos) |Jun 10, 2016

The official first day of summer is June 20, which means it’s time to take it outdoors for swimming, bicycling, running and more.

Tri County Community Calendar June 14 |Jun 8, 2016

Event Submissions: send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com week prior to publication. Note Tri County Record calendar in e-mail subject.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Hansel & Gretel, a loving pair of kitties who need a home |Jun 6, 2016

Hi! My name is Hansel, and my sister Gretel and I need to find a new home because our owner is sick and can no longer care for us and the other kitties in our home.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Jun 6, 2016

Guinness is a stray cockatiel looking for a new home. Release A264196.

Patriot Community Calendar June 9 |Jun 6, 2016

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PHOTOS: 1,000 compete in BMX Quaker State Nationals in Pottstown |Jun 6, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> More than 1,000 riders from 30 states competed in this year’s USA BMX Quaker State Nationals held at the Pottstown Trilogy Park. The track include twist, turns and hills meant to challenge cyclists’ ability.

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Shake it up with vibration exercise machines |Jun 3, 2016

Vibration exercise machines are creating a buzz and it’s not just from the sound the platform makes when it’s on.

Item Community Calendar June 8 |Jun 3, 2016

Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to ldillon@berksmontnews.com. Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.

YANKEE CHEF: An egg salad for kids to try |Jun 1, 2016

Although I omitted the nuts (for those who simply cannot tolerate them), this is a tremendously flavorful egg salad that will quickly remind you of that classic Waldorf salad. If you are having issues with your children trying egg salad for the first time, this just may be a way to open that stubborn door for you.

Tri County Community Calendar June 7 |Jun 1, 2016

Event Submissions: send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com week prior to publication. Note Tri County Record calendar in e-mail subject.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Bruzer, an affectionate fellow who needs a home |May 30, 2016

Bruzer is an affectionate fellow and has so much love to share. He’s been with Cat Angel Network for a short time but has let us know how desperately he wants affection. He’s still learning about all the new things he’s being introduced to since losing his owner who passed away.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |May 30, 2016

Wags is a special looking little guy; he is a nine year old Basset Hound, Rottweiler mix. Wags was adopted from our facility many years ago and was recently returned because his owner was moving. Wags needs a home without small children.

Item Community Calendar June 1 |May 27, 2016

Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to ldillon@berksmontnews.com. Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.