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Patriot Community Calendar June 30 |Jun 27, 2016

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

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.

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.

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.

LIVE BLOG: Chester County Hot Air Balloon begins today |Jun 24, 2016

For many in Chester County and the tri-state area, June means hot air but not so much in terms of temperature nor misleading messages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Patriot Calendar June 23 |Jun 20, 2016

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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.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar June 22 |Jun 17, 2016

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

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.

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.

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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Item Community Calendar June 8 |Jun 3, 2016

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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.

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.

|May 25, 2016

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

Celebrate Memorial Day with fried chicken |May 25, 2016

There’s something about the smell of fresh, crispy, tender, juicy fried chicken.

YANKEE CHEF: Sweet treat is ripe for fresh strawberries |May 25, 2016

Tapioca is quite confusing. It is marketed in several forms, with each company portraying their product in different manners. To put all this in a nutshell, minute, quick cooking and instant are all the same.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Bailey, an affectionate tabby looking for a home |May 23, 2016

Do you enjoy being loved and having someone adore you? If so, Bailey just may be your soul mate. He is a handsome orange tabby, front declawed, who is only two years old. He has a wonderful personality and can be described as gentle, quiet, soft and affectionate.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |May 23, 2016

Zuzu, also known as Ellie, is a young Staffordshire mix looking for a home with a PATIENT owner. Zuzu is very sweet with people, but when in a home environment, she can become protective over her family.

Healthy Lifestyles Expo fills Sunnybrook Ballroom |May 23, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> The Sunnybrook Ballroom was filled with people Thursday as area residents did yoga in a chair, received free health screenings and visited vendor tables for the 2016 Healthy Lifestyles Expo.

PHOTOS: Hill School has running fever with community events |May 23, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> The Hill School was full of running children Friday as families came out to two free community events.

|May 20, 2016

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Sample different oils, from walnut to butternut squash |May 19, 2016

Amy Cullen stood smiling behind a display table set with samples and trays of tasting cups.

Washington Elementary students in Barto run the distance |May 19, 2016

BARTO >> Hundreds of kids, parents and teachers gathered outside of Washington Elementary School Thursday, May 12, for a big fitness event that ended with children running a 2K distance.

YANKEE CHEF: Fire-roasted bell peppers key to tasty sauce |May 18, 2016

If you have never had fire-roasted bell peppers, you are in for a treat, not just for the superb taste, but how easy it is to do. Follow the instructions at the end of this recipe for an addition to the sauce that is remarkably great tasting.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Gibby, a friendly tabby looking for a family |May 16, 2016

Gibby is a handsome white and orange tabby with distinctive markings. He is friendly, loving and cuddly. He enjoys sitting near and interacting with his owners but can also amuse himself when necessary.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |May 16, 2016

Rambo and Goldee are looking for a quiet home where they can stay together. Rambo and Goldee have grown up together; Goldee has lived with Rambo since she was three months of age and they’ve only ever had one home.

Patriot Community Calendar May 19 |May 16, 2016

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

Tri County Calendar May 17 |May 11, 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 Dyson, a sweet and friendly kitty in need of a home |May 9, 2016

Hello! My name is Dyson, and I am a very nice kitty who is hoping to find my new home very soon. I was once part of a family, but no one really knows why that all ended. I was found abandoned in a carrier, with a note that said that I was an inside cat who liked dogs and older children.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |May 9, 2016

Meet Paisley, a six month old Terrier mix puppy. This little girl is a big bundle of energy and needs someone that’s able to keep up with her. She is a puppy; she is not housebroken, can be destructive and needs lots of training.

Infographic: Mother’s Day and The Icon of Mom |May 7, 2016

Sunday marks the nation’s 102nd observance of Mother’s Day, which has been ocially celebrated on the second Sunday of the month since 1914. Its creator was Anna Jarvis, who would later speak against the commercialization of the celebration of mom.

Item Community Calendar May 11 |May 6, 2016

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

Tri County Community Calendar May 10 |May 4, 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 Puss, a love bug looking for a new family |May 2, 2016

Hello! My name is Puss, and I a lovable girl who is looking for a new family.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |May 2, 2016

Are you looking for the total package in a man? Looks, brains and athleticism? Then please allow us the honor of introducing Peter. This handsome young man doesn’t like to brag, but he is quite intelligent and will demonstrate a variety of commands, including sit pretty.