Cat Angel Network: Meet China, a delightful tabby looking for a home |Dec 1, 2015

China is a pretty tabby and white cat who is about three and a half years old. She came to Cat Angel Network the way many female adults come to us, as a mother cat with babies. She and her tiny babies were trying to survive in a neighborhood in Pottstown when a kind person gave them shelter in her garage.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Dec 1, 2015

K.C. is a purebred Akita looking for a home with breed experience. K.C. would be best suited in a home without other animals. She has a typical Akita personality and can be a little timid upon first encounters.

Kutztown Patriot Calendar Dec. 3 |Nov 30, 2015

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‘Creed’ gives the ‘Rocky’ legacy new life |Nov 28, 2015

“Creed” director Ryan Coogler never imagined setting his long-in-the-works “Rocky” spin-off anywhere but Philadelphia, the location of the original “Rocky” movie and all five of its sequels.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar Dec. 2 |Nov 27, 2015

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Tilden Township artist Martha Ressler exhibits at YR Club |Nov 25, 2015

Tilden Township artist Martha Ressler exhibits her “Art Quilts Large and Small” at YR Club, Parkside Dr. South and Thrush, Wyomissing, Dec. 1 through Jan. 24. The Opening Reception is Dec.

Tri County Record Community Calendar Dec. 1 |Nov 24, 2015

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Group serves Thanksgiving dinner during Reading’s tree lighting |Nov 24, 2015

Organized by the church’s Director of Compassion Ministry, Julie Natoli, 25 volunteers from Reading’s ‘City Reach Church’ served a Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who came to the group’s table on Friday, Nov.

Winter is the time for garden tool cleaning, maintenance |Nov 24, 2015

The trees have shed their leaves, the perennials have gone dormant and the garden beds have been dressed for the winter as we celebrate the season’s harvest and blessings. But, it’s not time for gardeners to put their feet up just yet! Winter is a great time for cleaning and maintaining lawn and garden tools.

Boyertown Area Choral Association presents free Holiday Concert |Nov 24, 2015

To conclude its 25th anniversary season, the Boyertown Area Choral Association will offer a free Christmas concert on Sunday, December 6th. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. at The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, located at 35 W.

Morgantown Area Business Association names Jim McIntyre new vp of marketing |Nov 24, 2015

James “Jim” McIntyre, Nationwide, has been named the new vice president of marketing for the Morgantown Area Business Association.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Fiona and Junior, a loving pair of cuddly kittens |Nov 23, 2015

What could be a more wonderful addition to the magic of the holiday season than a pair of cuddly kittens? Fiona, a dilute tortoiseshell female, and her tabby brother Junior love to snuggle, both with each other and with their favorite people.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Nov 23, 2015

Please allow us to introduce Gatsby. This handsome man is the total package, from looks to personality. Gatsby was turned in as a stray, so severely matted that he was walking on mats instead of paw pads.

Kutztown Patriot Calendar Nov. 26 |Nov 20, 2015

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Game Day! Fan-favorite foods |Nov 19, 2015

’Twas the week before game day when all through the house, football fans planning parties were scrambling about. They wanted their guests to have good food and fun, but without any recipes, hadn’t begun.

Seat-Belt Use, Impaired Driving a focus for ‘Operation Safe Holiday’; Agencies encourage SaferRide App use |Nov 19, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) are combining enforcement, education and smartphone technology to make this holiday season a safer one through “Operation Safe Holiday” and the SaferRide app.

Tri County Record Community Calendar Nov. 24 |Nov 18, 2015

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Hamburg Item Calendar Nov. 25 |Nov 18, 2015

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Easy holiday apps — Start off your festivities with special appetizers |Nov 18, 2015

With the holidays fast approaching, choose some new apps — no smart phone required! Impress guests with six simple starters like fig crostini, featuring fig jam, Granny Smith apples and pecorino.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Nov 17, 2015

Say hola to Pepe! This awesome little guy is very sweet with all humans that he meets. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Wrong! Pepe is a little Brainiac who enjoys learning new ways to make his people smile and laugh.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Parker, a laid back cat who’s always ready to give love |Nov 17, 2015

Parker is a fairly new addition to Cat Angel Network, BUT he’s impressed us tremendously with his ability to quickly become part of the “team” at the shelter.

Boyertown grad tours UK, spreads message of love via ‘Kevin Onedr’ project |Nov 17, 2015

“This will be the generation to defeat hate. #NoTolerance. We know what we need to do, spread #Love like wildfire. Share a smile, say hello, evaporate hate with the force of Love. United we stand family.

Kutztown Patriot Calendar Nov. 19 |Nov 16, 2015

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Living with Asperger’s — Douglassville native perseveres through obstacles |Nov 13, 2015

They said he couldn’t do it. They tried to marginalize him. They didn’t know what to do with him.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar Nov. 18 |Nov 13, 2015

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Squash! A ‘taste of fall’ |Nov 12, 2015

On a crisp, sunny afternoon, happy voices filled the hay-bale maze at Sugartown Strawberries in Malvern. Three school buses parked nearby as children enjoyed a fall field trip. Meanwhile in the country shop, a woman filled bags with candy corn.

Barto artist Julie Longacre donates paintings to annual bazaar |Nov 12, 2015

Julie Longacre has always been innovative in her artwork. Two years ago she produced an adult coloring book, long before the current trend. This is in addition to the projects she continues annually such as a calendar, Christmas cards, Christmas tree print, books, and several ongoing painting projects at her Barto studio.

‘Plymouth Rocks’ players rock the Honey Brook bocce courts |Nov 11, 2015

On Saturday, Nov. 7, 32 modern day Pilgrims sailed into the Honey Brook Borough Park to participate in its unique Thanksgiving/Turkey Bocce Ball Tournament.

Tri County Record Community Calendar |Nov 11, 2015

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Couple follows dreams, opens ‘Simply Sherry’ bakery in Boyertown |Nov 11, 2015

Simply Sherry — a bakery designed to serve the community — will open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Nov 10, 2015

Harley is a very shy and timid little girl looking for a quiet, patient home. Harley is not yet completely housebroken, but is working very hard at crate training and is doing well. She is a friendly and active little girl who gets along well with people, but can frighten easily and does not like sudden, quick movements.

Limerick Bowl, Crossroads Church announce Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl; event will provide holiday meal and fun to 400 local homeless |Nov 10, 2015

The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those without a home, and those living alone. Identifying thousands in the area like this, Limerick Bowl will be warming up their lanes on Thanksgiving Day while partnering with Crossroads Church to provide a free meal and bowling.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Mona and Buster, a perfectly loving pair in need of a home |Nov 10, 2015

Mona, a gray female, and Buster, a black male, were adopted a few months apart by a lady who adored both of them. The kitties became fast friends, and when she was no longer able to care for them due to her health, the owner’s family begged us to find a home for them together, if possible.

Kutztown Patriot Calendar Nov. 12 |Nov 9, 2015

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Permission to be messy? |Nov 7, 2015

My name is Donna and I’m a bit of a neat freak. I could use some help.

Holiday Entertaining: No more starving dinner guests |Nov 6, 2015

Guests arrive for your holiday dinner at various times, some arrive early because they traveled far to get there, some are overnight guests and some are sliding in right before dinner is served. Putting out some appetizers helps to give you some slack in preparing the meal, also.

Holiday Entertaining: Happy, busy kids make holiday dinners sail through smoother! |Nov 6, 2015

Keeping kids busy at holiday dinners is a task in itself. If the kids are happy and busy, then the adults feel more at ease and often they can have a more enjoyable time themselves. Here are some ideas that just might make your family gathering a little more successful this year!

Local author to host book signing during Bethlehem’s Holiday Cocktail Trail |Nov 6, 2015

David J. Reimer, Sr., of Leesport, will have a book signing at Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem, on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. The book signing is part of the Holiday Cocktail Trail. Reimer’s book, Craft and Micro Distilleries in the U.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar Nov. 11 |Nov 6, 2015

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Tel Hai Volunteer Spotlight: Sew Creative |Nov 4, 2015

The Sew Creative sewers meet once a week to do what they love to do. Not only do they sew pillowcases for children with cancer but they also sew walker bags for residents at Tel Hai, veteran quilts and pillowcases for breast cancer patients.

Meet Marvin, a hound mix looking for a forever home |Nov 4, 2015

This is Marvin, a young Hound Mix. He is a smart boy that had a tough start in his young life but has proven to be quite a fighter. He is lovable and very intelligent, he knows several commands such as sit, down, and come.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Nov 3, 2015

Say hello to Kiki, a two year old Spaniel mix. Kiki has been bounced in and out of at least four homes that we are aware of in her short lifetime, and we are hoping to find her a forever home. Kiki is a very smart and active girl that needs something to keep her both mentally and physically stimulated.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Dusty, a perfect kitty for an autumn adoption |Nov 3, 2015

Dusty (AKA “Diva”) is a gorgeous Maine Coon type kitty with luxurious tortoiseshell coloring. Her orange, gold and brown hues make her the perfect kitty for an autumn adoption!

Local volunteers prepare bagged lunches for Hope Rescue Mission in Reading |Nov 3, 2015

On Thursday, Oct. 22, a group of volunteers were busy making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches — preparing approximately 100 bagged lunches to be delivered and handed out at Hope Rescue Mission in Reading.

Photos: Trick or treat night at Walnut Woods |Nov 3, 2015

A local senior living community recently opened up their doors to local children in the spirit of Halloween for trick or treat night. Children were able to make their way around Walnut Woods, Boyertown, to visit with the residents and collect candy.

Best of the best Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Show set for Nov. 14-15 |Nov 3, 2015

Xoloitzcuintli? For most of us, it would be a lot easier to just say “Mexican Hairless Dog.”

Patriot Calendar Nov. 5 |Nov 2, 2015

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Pennsylvania Farm Table Co. creates tables that bring families together |Nov 2, 2015

Douglass (Mont.) >> Sometimes, you just have to take a chance — a leap of faith.

Perspective on Parenting: Telling children what friendship really means |Oct 31, 2015

Thomas Aquinas said: “There is nothing on this Earth more to be prized than true friendship.” One of my friends likes to say: “Girl time is good for the soul.”

Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation dedicates ADA-compliant recreation facilities |Oct 30, 2015

Making recreational facilities at Leaser Lake accessible to every person who wishes to fish or kayak is the goal of the Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation and the many donors and volunteers who support the organization’s charitable goals.