Kindergarten students carve pumpkins with eighth graders at St. Francis Academy |Oct 31, 2014

Kindergarten students at St. Francis Academy in Bally recently carved pumpkins with their eighth grade buddies.

Eat, drink and be scary -- Spooktacular Halloween treats |Oct 30, 2014

This Halloween, scare up some fun… with food. Dust off the cauldron, try some bewitching new recipes and become the ghostess with the mostess.

Halloween: Trick or Treaters visit residents of Walnut Woods, Boyertown |Oct 30, 2014

Trick or Treaters recently visited Walnut Woods, a senior living community in Boyertown.

Rep. Charlie Dent honored by the National Association of Manufacturers |Oct 29, 2014

Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) was praised by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) for his voting record in the current Congress. The organization recognized Representative Dent with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence.

Hamburg resident pushes for bill to increase nail technician hours |Oct 29, 2014

“This is what I do every day. This is my passion,” said Kim McCloud, Hamburg native and professional nail technician. “This is my calling. This is what I want to do.”

Hamburg student athletes advocate quality character at Tilden Elementary |Oct 29, 2014

Thirty-eight members of Hamburg Area’s Leadership In Student Athletes (LISA) group traveled to Tilden Elementary Center to advocate for being a person of quality character on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Twin Valleys Garden Club shares flower arranging at Camphill Soltane |Oct 28, 2014

As part of their community outreach program, members of the Twin Valleys Garden Club conducted a “Michaelmas Celebration” for residents and counselors at Camphill Soltane on Sept. 24.

Twin Valley High School November Intern of the MonthGwen Bauer learns much at Tri County Record |Oct 28, 2014

Gwen Bauer, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named November’s Intern of the Month.

Getting to know your Sunny Crest Neighbor: Meet Grace Martin |Oct 28, 2014

I was born in Lancaster County at home in 1964 and I will be 50 years old in the end of November. In 2007 my dad passed on and my mom is 94 years old and lives with my sister.

Kutztown Girl Scouts, Kutztown University students trick-or-treat for food, donate to Friend Inc. |Oct 27, 2014

Kutztown Girl Scouts collaborated with Kutztown University’s International Student Organization trick-or-treating on Sunday for non-perishable items to donate to Friend, Inc.

Fleetwood High School Senior Students Of The Month for October |Oct 24, 2014

The Fleetwood Area High School would like to announce their senior students of the month for October.

Lenhartsville couple celebrates 40 years of marriage |Oct 24, 2014

Gene and Diane (Siegfried) Schuler of Lenhartsville celebrated 40 years of marriage on Oct. 12. The couple was married in 1974 in Alburtis. In honor of this milestone, Gene and Diane’s children and siblings threw them a surprise party with 100 of their closest family and friends at the Virginville Grange.

Lancaster native Michelle Kemper Brownlow signs debut romance series in Elverson |Oct 23, 2014

Best selling author Michelle Kemper Brownlow will be signing her debut romance novel, “In Too Deep,” as well as the next two books in the series, “On Solid Ground” and “Above the Noise,” on Saturday, Nov.

Photos: Oley’s 2014 Halloween Parade |Oct 23, 2014

The Oley Valley held it’s annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Twin Valley Elementary Center Student Awarded 1st Place in Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Contest |Oct 21, 2014

Nicholas Bertz, a first grader at Twin Valley Elementary Center was awarded 1st Place in the state of Pennsylvania for a multi-media art piece he created in art class. First Lady Susan Corbett launched the statewide art contest, titled, “Art: The Universal Language”.

Scott and Barbara Snyder celebrate 30 years of marriage |Oct 20, 2014

Scott A. Snyder and Barbara J. (Levan) Snyder of Kutztown celebrated 30 years of marriage on Sept. 1. The couple enjoyed their anniversary by taking a scenic drive in their Mustang convertible down the East Coast, visiting many landmarks along the way: the Biltmore Estate in the Blue Mountains of North Carolina, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville and Colonial Williamsburg.

Bernville teen follows passion for wildlife, completes Wildlife Leadership Academy field school |Oct 20, 2014

Since she was young, Bernville resident Hannah Krause has had a love of animals and interest in wildlife. That passion is leading her toward becoming a conservation biologist. To reach that goal, she is jumping at every opportunity that comes her way to further her knowledge and become as well-rounded in the field of wildlife as she can.

Kutztown High School Student Council hosts 5th Quarter free concert for students |Oct 20, 2014

Last Friday, October 17, Kutztown Area High School Student Council hosted the “5th Quarter” after their home football game. This free event was created in order to allow kids to hang out after the game in a safe and fun environment.

Berks County Dairy Princess named Pennsylvania Dairy Princess |Oct 20, 2014

Ashley Mohn, of Womelsdorf, was crowned as the Pennsylvania 2014-2015 Dairy Princess Sept. 20 after a three-day competition with 26 county dairy princesses.

Fall into a dairy recipe with Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie |Oct 20, 2014

Rustling of the leaves, becoming darker earlier, sweater weather, and hot apple cider are all signs fall is among us. Fall is a season where many athletes are back in season. A great after game or practice drink is chocolate milk.

A final walk through the haunts of Hamburg with Charles J. Adams III |Oct 20, 2014

If Friday, Oct. 10, had rained according to the predictions the weatherman called for, this story would have started out with, ‘It was a dark and stormy night,’ but instead it turned out to be a chilly autumn evening as a group of 20 people followed a man in a black cape.

Spicing up the fall with Hay Creek Apple Festival |Oct 17, 2014

The weekend of Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12, the historical Joanna Furnace was home to the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association’s Apple Festival.

Pottstown Zoning Board OKs continued operation of iCreate Cafe |Oct 17, 2014

A popular vegetarian cafe and computer training center on King Street will be allowed to continue operating as it already does thanks to a unanimous ruling by the zoning hearing board Wednesday night.

Phillie Phanatic asks Northeast Chamber of Commerce members to become Phanatics |Oct 17, 2014

The high energy of the Phillie Phanatic bounded into Berkleigh County Club in Kutztown for a lunch with the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Oct. 17.

Moms Club of New Hanover Township holds open house at Wilcox Farms |Oct 16, 2014

Throughout the area, local moms are supporting local moms.

Fire Prevention: Eastern Berks Fire Company visits St. Francis Academy, Bally |Oct 15, 2014

Eastern Berks Fire Company visited St. Francis Academy on Friday, Oct. 10. as part of Fire Prevention Week. First graders learned about the different trucks and got a chance to climb in the rescue truck as fireman Jesse Cook explained the different tools first responders use.

Boyertown’s Turning Leaf Fall Festival sees Sunday sunshine |Oct 15, 2014

For this year’s Turning Leaf Fall Festival it was a year of firsts.

‘A Day in the Life Of...’ shares Lenhartsville author’s hysterical life misadventures |Oct 15, 2014

Lenhartsville author Dodie Sable announces the nationwide release of her new book, “A Day in the Life of ... ,” where she tells her funny and interesting adventures with her various pets.

Daisy Troop 1956 host fall sale, recruit scouts |Oct 15, 2014

Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1956 was recently at a community gathering and set up a table for the Fall Product Sale for Girl Scouts of Eastern PA. The girls also tried to recruit new girls to join the wonderful world of Girl Scouting in their local communities! The Fall Product Sale allows the girls to earn income to start their Girl Scout year.

Alexandra Diamond of Elverson earns Venturing Silver |Oct 15, 2014

Alexandra Diamond, Elverson, of Venturing Crew 23 in Chester County Council has earned the Venturing Silver Award.

Big Shot: Vicki Eastridge, lead housekeeper at Hickory House, recognized by Life Care Centers of America’s Northeast Division |Oct 15, 2014

Vicki Eastridge, lead housekeeper at Hickory House Nursing Home in Honey Brook, received Life Care Centers of America’s Northeast Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award on Sept. 24 for her dedication to customer service.

Morgantown American Legion Post 537 honors boy, 11, for work with veterans |Oct 15, 2014

The Morgantown American Legion Post 537 hosted honored an 11-year-old boy, who received a U.S. Congressional Citation for his work with veterans.

St. Joseph Regional Health Network entry screening helps determine if infection control precautions are warranted due to suspected Ebola |Oct 14, 2014

St. Joseph Regional Health Network, Reading, has extensive Centers for Disease Control-compliant Infection Control precautions in place normally, and those precautions are equally applicable to any patient who, on the slim chance, presents with Ebola virus symptoms at a St.

Alexandra Diamond of Elverson earns Venturing Silver |Oct 14, 2014

Alexandra Diamond, Elverson, of Venturing Crew 23 in Chester County Council has earned the Venturing Silver Award.

Conestoga Christian School: New members inducted into the National Honor Society |Oct 14, 2014

Ten new members joined the Conestoga Christian School chapter of the National Honor Society on Sept. 23.

PHOTOS: NCPD’s Fallen Heroes Auto Show a hit despite date change |Oct 14, 2014

The North Coventry Police Department took a chance with an October date for their third annual Fallen Heroes Auto Show and despite having to opt for a rain date, everything came together in the end.

Kutztown teen Emma Ketterer, 12, creates Art of Insomnia, finds silver lining in diagnosis of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome |Oct 14, 2014

Kutztown >> Out of insomnia comes art.

Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: No-Nonsense Bran Muffins |Oct 14, 2014

Consuming grass has never appealed to me. When the juice bar craze arrived in New York City I often started my workday with a combination of beet and carrot but I always cringed at the thought of trying wheatgrass.

Military Dad surprises preschooler: Erik Sperber, Maxatawny, returned home after five months deployed in S. Korea |Oct 13, 2014

A Maxatawny Township preschooler received a big surprise at her school, a visit from her father who has been away on deployment.

Hamburg Forest Fire Crew member honored in Delaware for selfless efforts and contributions |Oct 13, 2014

In recognition of “Wildland Firefighter Day” in Delaware, Jack A. Markell, Governor of the State of Delaware, Matthew Denn, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee, Senators and Representatives honored the Delaware Forest Service Initial Attack Crews.

Grace Carpenter celebrates 100th birthday |Oct 13, 2014

Grace Carpenter celebrated her 100th birthday a little early last week with a party on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Pictured are Grace and her daughter as well as her cake for the festivities.

Hamburg residents embrace fall at State Street Pumpkin Patch |Oct 13, 2014

Nestled between Dietrich’s Men’s Shop and Hop Po on State Street in Hamburg, was the second State Street Pumpkin Patch on Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11. Sponsored by Dietrich’s Men’s Shop and Willow Tree Primitives and Antiques Country Store, the patch helped residents prepare for the fall season with plenty of decorations and Hawks’ clothing and blankets to keep warm as temperatures begin to drop.

Bernville doctor warns community on decorative contact lenses |Oct 13, 2014

Stores that sell contact lenses without a prescription is illegal. Those who purchase decorative contact lenses as an accessory for a Halloween costume can put their eyes at risk, warns Dr. Brendon J.

Downtown windows painted in Pottstown to raise donations for parade |Oct 13, 2014

By Berks-Mont News staff The MOMS Club of Pottsgrove/Pottstown, a national group of stay at home Moms, under the umbrella group POST - Pottstown Organizations Serving Together, organized Halloween Window Painting to help raise money for the Pottstown Halloween Parade.

Miller family of Boyertown awarded in the Fresh Air Fund’s annual photo contest |Oct 11, 2014

Boyertown residents, the Miller family, celebrated the pure joys of summer with The Fresh Air Fund and were among the winners of The Fresh Air Fund’s 2014 Photo Contest! All winners were selected from the hundreds of pictures sent in by volunteer host families across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada, reflecting the memorable experiences they shared with their New York City visitors this past summer.

Brandywine Heights Key Club wants Halloween Parade “changed,” collects for UNICEF |Oct 10, 2014

The Brandywine Heights High School Key Club is once again asking the community to bring spare change to the Topton Halloween Parade Oct. 11.

David Updike shares stories of father’s past |Oct 10, 2014

Through a journey of personal photographs and insight, David Updike, son of Pulitzer Prize winning author and Shillington native John Updike, spoke about his father’s childhood Oct. 2.

Draggin Wagons Car Club Show rolls into Honey Brook |Oct 10, 2014

The 5th annual Draggin Wagons Car Club Fall Car, Truck & Bike Show in Honey Brook Sept. 28.

Elmcroft resident takes a drive to her past |Oct 10, 2014

Some of the most memorable moments of Luella Unger’s life have revolved around transportation. It has been wheels that keep her going year to year, from traveling the country with her husband, Lester, to driving students to school and home.

Class of 1948 gathers for 66th reunion at Orioles |Oct 8, 2014

The graduating class of 1948 Boyertown High School held their 66th reunion on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Boyertown Orioles at 4th and Washington Street.