Craig Thatcher Band to present free concert at Musikfest’s Main Stage |Jul 28, 2014

BETHLEHEM ­— Just when it seemed dark — as in the first dark night ever at Musikfest’s main stage — local blues icons The Craig Thatcher Band and Musikfest partner Coordinated Health have come together to shine the spotlight on the elements that make Musikfest one of the most unique music events in the nation.

Little Mates Graduates |Jul 28, 2014

Little Mates CDC, 3025 North Street, Morgantown, presents the Little Mates Pre-K 2 Graduating Class of 2014.

Author presentation ‘Boys of the Civil War’ at Hopewell |Jul 28, 2014

Aug. 10 Narvon author Joel Moore will give a presentation titled “Boys of the Civil War” and sign copies of his books, set in the Civil War, in the conference room at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site at 2 p.

Celebrating Celtic with Dollops of Irish Cheer at the Berks Celtic Oyster Fest |Jul 25, 2014

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste… I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”

Tribute for Rep. Hennessey held at Tel Hai, Honey Brook Township |Jul 22, 2014

Honey Brook Twp.—On Monday, July 21 State Rep. Tim Hennessey of the 26th Legislative District was honored for his long service and advocacy of issues important to older Pennsylvanians.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summer Reading Fun at Village Library |Jun 18, 2014

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?

Twin Valleys Garden Club tours Meadowbrook Farm |Jun 16, 2014

Members and guests of the Twin Valleys Garden Club recently toured the house and formal gardens at Meadowbrook Farm, Abington Twp. The former estate of Liddon Pennock, “Mr. Flower Show” is open for group tours and there is also a retail garden shop open to the public.

Girl Scout News: Ripley Price, Fleetwood, organizes Flag Retirement |Jun 16, 2014

Girl Scout Silver Award Candidate, Ripley Price, an 8th grade student at Fleetwood Area Middle School (age 14 years). Ripley was born in Australia but has lived in the USA for 10 years and is very patriotic towards her new country.

Exeter Township laces up for Relay for Life |Jun 15, 2014

Hundreds of residents throughout Exeter Township laced their best walking shoes this past weekend to participate in the annual Relay for Life.

Boone’s Buddy Ball wraps up for season |Jun 14, 2014

One local organization is helping children to hit a home run.

Charles Maddona, Douglas Township, enforcing the law while preserving a lifestyle |Jun 13, 2014

When Antonia Maddona emigrated from Italy in 1905 to the United States, he purchased an “unseen” property in Douglas Township on the Berks/Montgomery County line.

Bringing back the beat: Birdsboro girl saved through AED program |Jun 13, 2014

One doctor was able to save the life of 15-year-old Birdsboro resident Skylar Livinghouse without ever meeting her.

College News: Honey Brook student graduates valedictorian |Jun 12, 2014

As the Class of 2014 Valedictorian, Aryn Nicole Doll, graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA from the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce at Philadelphia University on May 17.

Center at Spring Street, Boyertown, hosts ‘Senior Senior Prom’ |Jun 12, 2014

The Center at Spring Street partnered with the Boyertown Area Senior High School to host the Annual Senior Senior Prom at the Center located at 200 West Spring Street in Boyertown on Friday, May 30, 2014.

Warbirds soar over Reading at 24th annual World War II weekend |Jun 11, 2014

With the event attracting masses to the 24th anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II weekend held June 6, 7, 8, efficiency is the key.

Pottsgrove High School senior wins $10,000 Arts Scholarship |Jun 10, 2014

On Saturday, May 31, the Greater Pottstown Foundation awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Jaid Mark, a Pottsgrove High School senior.

Scholarship News: Jordan Tucker awarded Fleetwood Bank Scholarship |Jun 10, 2014

Fleetwood Bank is pleased to announce that Jordan M. Tucker, a 2014 Kutztown Area High School graduate, has been awarded the 2014 Fleetwood Bank Scholarship. Jordan plans to continue her education at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown.

Skier Tyler Carter, Topton native, awarded Senatorial Citation |Jun 10, 2014

Tyler Carter, Topton native, spoke at Brandyiwne Heights High School awards assembly and was presented with a Senatorial Citation from Senator Judy Swchank.

Fleetwood Girl Scout Cadettes make, donate blankets |Jun 10, 2014

A blanket to give and one to keep...Fleetwood Girl Scout Cadette Troop 1043 made blankets to donate in the beginning of their troop year and they are celebrating the end of their troop year by making blankets to keep.

Thousands run with the bulls in The Great Bull Run at Maple Grove Speedway |Jun 9, 2014

“We’re adrenaline junkies,” Julian O’Neill, Villanova, said why he signed up to risk his life to run with the bulls. For those who love an adventure and can’t just hop a plane to Spain, have had a wild dream come true when the famous Running of the Bulls came to Berks County this past weekend.

Service dog brightens boy’s outlook |Jun 9, 2014

When first grader Talon Cleveland falls, it’s Jaxx, a one year old pure bred German Shepherd medical alert service dog, who is there to pick him up. Thanks to one special “man’s best friend,” Cleveland is more outgoing and social, as well as safer at school with Jaxx by his side.

Big Shot |Jun 7, 2014

Grad News: Conestoga Christian School names top of the class |Jun 7, 2014

The Conestoga Christian School valedictorian this year is Jonathan Michael Shoup, and salutatorian is Madison Hemingway Duncan.

Grad News: Twin Valley HS names top of class |Jun 7, 2014

Twin Valley High School are proud to announce our Valedictorian:

Twin Valley students gain exposure to careers, gain work experience |Jun 7, 2014

The Twin Valley High School Internship Program offers students opportunities to gain exposure to various career fields. Juniors and Seniors gain valuable work experience as they determine and confirm their career choices.

Jake and Gretchen Lea to be honored by Steel River Playhouse |Jun 5, 2014

Long time local residents and patrons of the arts in Pottstown and Boyertown, John ‘Jake’ and Gretchen Lea are being honored for their many contributions to the arts at a Gala in their honor at Steel River Playhouse, 245 E.

Young ballet student dances in honor of uncle |Jun 5, 2014

Father’s Day is when we take the time to honor the men in our lives, and show our appreciation for what they have accomplished.

Getting to Know Your Sunny Crest Neighbor: Kathleen Foester |Jun 5, 2014

I grew up in Beaver Falls, Western PA and I have Cerebral Palsy. One of my favorite things growing up was when my sister Nancy and I used to play school. I used to take trips with my parents to Longwood Gardens to see the flowers and go and visit my grandmother.