Lifestyle

Chestnut Knoll At Home to hold Resource, Education and Support Series for caregivers |Jul 21, 2014

Are you caring for a senior loved one? Let’s talk about it! Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, is pleased to invite the public to a Caregiver Resource Group, on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m., at the Home Care Office, located at 1041 E.

Kutztown Troop 101 Boy Scouts Earn 50-mile Award |Jul 21, 2014

Seasoned members of Boy Scout Troop 101 of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kutztown, recently spent 5 days and 4 nights on the Appalachian Trail to earn the 50-mile award.

Boyertown Girl Scouts go galactic at Twilight Camp |Jul 21, 2014

“Galaxy Quest” was the theme for this year’s Twilight Camp, sponsored by the Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA. The camp was held at Calvary UCC on Route 100 in Barto.

Reinert Family Reunion |Jul 21, 2014

Tel Hai senior staff member honored |Jul 21, 2014

Honey Brook Twp.—On June 18 the state-wide association of not-for-profit senior services providers, LeadingAge PA, presented their 2014 Professional Advancement Award to Sue Verdegem, Tel Hai’s Senior Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration.

Swift Technique and Historic State Theatre of Boyertown to present benefit concert for 6-year-old with CF |Jul 16, 2014

Lucas Paxson of Gilbertsville is very much a normal 6-year-old. His mother, Annette, describes him as a ‘sports fanatic’. He plays soccer and tee-ball, does karate, bikes, rollerblades and skateboards.

A Slice of Life: The Lore of the Cherries… |Jul 14, 2014

While the debate rages on whether or not six year old George Washington actually cut down his father’s cherry tree with an ax, what’s indisputable is that American’s are fascinated with cherries. Not only do we celebrate the arrival of the cherry tree blossoms each year with a national festival, Americans consume over a pound of cherries per person, per year.

Girl Scout holds Robotics Camp for Children to receive Gold Award |Jul 13, 2014

With a goal of earning her Gold Award, Girl Scout Lucy Horn, 17, Reading, hosted a two-week long robotics camp for students interested in learning how to build and operate robots at the Dunn Community Center, Exeter Township, recently.

Hay Creek Watershed Association holds fundraiser for Birdsboro bridge |Jul 11, 2014

POTTSTOWN — The Hay Creek Watershed Association is holding a fundraising event at the Sly Fox Tasting Room on Thursday, July 10.

Chestnut Knoll At Home caregivers receive ‘Caregiver of the Year’ Award |Jul 10, 2014

Chestnut Knoll At Home in Phoenixville and Gilbertsville provides caregivers to seniors in the community who need a little assistance in their own home. Out of all the caregivers employed at Chestnut Knoll At Home, four of them were recently recognized as “Caregiver of the Year” for their outstanding service.

Painting Workshop at Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, PA’s ReStore Montco |Jul 10, 2014

ReStore Montco of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County (Norristown) is hosting a hands on painting workshop on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday, Aug. 16 at 11:30 a.m.

Berks County goes green with first Berks Sustainability Festival July 19 |Jul 10, 2014

The host of the Reading Pretzel Festival is bringing the first ever sustainability festival to the residents of Berks County with water bottles, bikes, fresh farm food, drinks and local musical performances.

Sawmill Operation Days at the Daniel Boone Homestead this summer |Jul 10, 2014

By BerksMontNews Staff This summer there’s a chance to see the Bertolet Sawmill in action at Daniel Boone Homestead. Demonstrations continue July 16, 23, and 30 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is one of only a few water powered, vertical-blade sawmills in the United States.

Ficco family shares their Summer Fun photos |Jul 9, 2014

Ficco family from Honey Brook shared a few summer fun photos with Tri County Record.

Meet Your Sunny Crest Neighbor: Bryan Hilt |Jul 9, 2014

I grew up in York, Pennsylvania and am 43 years old. Growing up I went to public school and graduated high school after high school I went to a sheltered workshop where I cut tar paper five days a week.

Chesco athletes excel at Special Olympic Games |Jul 9, 2014

Two athletes from Chester County who represented Pennsylvania at the 2014 Special Olympics National Games returned home victorious from the competition.

Schuylkill Valley senior brings technology to the trails |Jul 8, 2014

A local teen has combined his love of the outdoors and of technology in a project designed to help him attain the rank of Eagle Scout as well as help folks learn more about the Union Canal Towpath trail.

‘Healthy Me’ Walk in the Park slated Saturday, July 12, in Boyertown |Jul 7, 2014

Get some fresh air and have a healthy season! Join St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, the Boyertown Lions Club, the Rotary Club, and the Kiwanis Club for an Intergenerational Walk in the Park on Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.

Pottstown parade brings spectators from near and far to celebrate Independence Day |Jul 7, 2014

For many people in the Pottstown area, the Fourth of July parade is an annual ritual.

Eagle Scout Project Dedication in Longswamp |Jul 7, 2014

June 29, Pastor Dr. Kathy Brearley of Longswamp U.C.C. in Mertztown dedicated the Eagle Scout Project of Troop 575 Scout Jacob Moyer. Matthew Hensinger, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 575, was also on hand to explain the significance of the Eagle Scout Rank and Eagle Project.

Project Schuylkill Outdoor Leadership Odyssey kayaks children down the Schuylkill |Jul 6, 2014

Children from Bethany Children’s Home got drenched and muddy kayaking the Schuylkill River for an upclose and personal experience of a watershed right in our own backyard.

Boyertown East Jr. High hosts STEM camp |Jul 5, 2014

Dr. Constructo’s Robotics and More summer camp is in session.

Summer treats bring back memories to seniors |Jul 3, 2014

Special moments can arise when least expected.

Star-spangled side dishes |Jul 3, 2014

This July 4th, declare independence from the same-old side dishes, and celebrate the freedom to try something new. Revolutionize the menu with help from three area chefs and recipes ranging from avocado mousse to roasted garlic grape tomato crostini.

Corner House Farm challenges 100 people to horse around |Jul 2, 2014

One local farm is asking you how well do you know you neigh-bors? This year, Corner House Farm is inviting residents from far and wide to stop by and meet a horse.

Boy Scout Troop 140 recognizes six Eagle Scouts at Court of Honor |Jul 2, 2014

Boy Scout Troop 140 celebrated the achievements of six Eagle Scouts with an Eagle Court of Honor on May 18 at the Ludwig’s Corner Fire Company Griffith Hall in Glenmoore.

Eagle Scout: Blandon Scout leads soccer kick-back wall rebuild |Jul 2, 2014

Fleetwood High School student Dustin J. Carbaugh, 17, from Shoemakersville, completed his Eagle Service Project in Maidencreek Park June 28 and 29.

Honey Brook Township Volunteer is a Friend of Bargain Hunters |Jul 2, 2014

Honey Brook Twp.—Pat Richey and her husband, Tom, have enjoyed eleven years as cottage residents on the Tel Hai campus. Both have been active all their lives—frequently participating in what used to be known as “Elder Hostel” programs and as volunteers in Girl Scouting as well as at Tel Hai.

Hamburg Area High School class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunion |Jul 1, 2014

Hamburg Area High School class of 1964 recently held their 50th reunion at the Indian Fort Inn in Hamburg on June 21.

Herb Real Estate, Inc. congratulates Kurt L. Davidheiser, Real Estate Associate Broker |Jul 1, 2014

Congratulations go to Kurt Davidheiser for becoming an Associate Broker at Herb Real Estate. Davidheiser offers over 20 years of sales, marketing, and real estate development experience as he celebrates the addition of Associate Broker to his résumé demonstrating the education, dedication and superior, professional experience he offers to his clients.

Tara Schumaker of Gilbertsville to compete in World Choir Games |Jul 1, 2014

Tara Schumaker of Gilbertsville, PA will compete with the Mansfield University Concert Choir, directed by Peggy Dettwiler, at the 2014 World Choir Games, the largest international choral competition in the world, July 9-19 in Riga, Latvia.

Master Gardeners to feature crafts for the garden |Jul 1, 2014

Berks County Master Gardeners will host a free Garden Open House on Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m. till 12 noon, featuring garden-related demonstrations. The event takes place at two locations: the Demonstration Garden at the Berks County Ag Center, and the Heritage Herb Garden at the Berks County Heritage Center.

Red Cross issues top 4th of July safety steps for travel, grilling and fireworks |Jun 30, 2014

This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend.

Red Cross issues top 4th of July safety steps for travel, grilling and fireworks |Jun 30, 2014

This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend.

65th annual Kutztown Folk Festival immerses visitors into Pa Dutch culture |Jun 30, 2014

The 65th annual Kutztown Folk Festival opened Saturday, immersing visitors into the Pennsylvania Dutch culture.

Kutztown teen Amy Reiss wins First Runner Up at 2014 Miss Teen Harrisburg |Jun 30, 2014

Amy Katherine Reiss, 19, Kutztown, recently won First Runner Up in the 2014 Miss Teen Harrisburg competition.

Oley’s Clay on Main jams around the world in celebration of World Music Day |Jun 30, 2014

For its second year in a row, Clay on Main celebrated World Music Day with friends and family from local and neighboring communities. People brought their ukuleles, guitars, and violins for a grassroots music jamboree.

Big Shot: Two Heritage of Green Hills residents win second place prizes |Jun 28, 2014

Shillington – Two residents of The Heritage of Green Hills, an active, 55+ independent living community in Shillington won second place prizes in the 8th annual Senior Festival of the Arts held June 1-8 at the Miller Center for the Arts in Reading.

‘You can accomplish anything...’ Paralympic skier Tyler Carter, Topton, visits Fleetwood Camp Olympics |Jun 27, 2014

Paralympic skier Tyler Carter, 20, Topton, spoke with summer campers at Tri Valley YMCA Fleetwood’s Camp Olympics in celebration of Olympic Day June 26.

Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club announces community donations |Jun 25, 2014

Recently members of the Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club (BJWC) presented a check in the amount of $1,000 to Lindsey Reigner, Director of The J.K. Boyer Boyertown Community Library. BJWC’s donation was made possible because of the success of their Annual Spring Fever 5K run / 2 mile walk which was held on March 30th at The Camp at Cannon Hill in Boyertown.

A Slice of Life: Lemon Sponge Pie |Jun 24, 2014

The phrase “when life hands you lemons” is grossly overused. While I have lots of lemons (along with occasional sour moments in life outside of the bakery), what to do with the naked ones is troubling to me.

Boyertown Relay for Life fills community park, seeks to meet goal of $220,000 |Jun 24, 2014

The seventh annual Relay For Life of Boyertown filled the park with hope and life last weekend.

Residents tour gardens during third annual Garden Tour in Hamburg |Jun 23, 2014

The Hamburg Community Wildlife Habitat Committee held its third annual Garden Tour on Saturday, June 6. The gardens presented each year are all certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a wildlife habitat garden.

Fleetwood Girl Scout Bronze Award |Jun 23, 2014

Members of Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop 1773 completed all the requirements to earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award. The girls chose to do outdoor projects and some volunteer service for Keystone Villa Fleetwood’s Senior Residents.

Declaration of Independence to be read at Hopewell Furnace on Fourth of July |Jun 20, 2014

UNION TWP. — To celebrate Independence Day, the National Park Service invites the public to attend an inspirational reading of the Declaration of Independence accompanied with music and traditional patriotic songs.

Kutztown Folk Festival showcases PA Dutch cooking |Jun 19, 2014

The Kutztown Folk Festival is celebrating Pennsylvania Dutch cooking for the 65th year from June 28 to July 6. From homemade ice cream to a 1200-pound ox roast, the Kutztown Folk Festival provides a variety of traditional menu items that capture Pennsylvania Dutch kitchen culture.

Summer Reading Fun at Village Library |Jun 18, 2014

Ryerss Farm celebrates Family Fun Day June 14 in Warwick Twp |Jun 18, 2014

By horses Henry and his best friend Caputo

BIG SHOT: Elverson resident to begin Peace Corps service in Macedonia |Jun 18, 2014

Paige Gibbons, a Parkside resident in Elverson, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Macedonia on Sept. 12 to begin training as a volunteer. Paige will live with a host family and will serve in the education program, teaching students English as a Second Language.

My time on the Schuylkill River Sojourn |Jun 17, 2014

Have you ever been attacked by a friendly river pirate? Had to wade in knee-deep water from the small island where you left your kayak in order to eat lunch? Or had the chance to push away thoughts of work and stress while cultivating newly forged friendships?