Features/People

Boyertown graduate Andy Schön travels world, shares experiences in new book |Nov 20, 2014

He knew what he wanted to do, and he knew when he was finished doing it.

Honey Brook Community Library luncheon thanks volunteers |Nov 19, 2014

Honey Brook Community Library Director Jennifer Spade was all smiles Friday, Nov. 14.

Eagle Scout candidate Weylin Eck’s project updated WWII Memorial at Longswamp UCC Cemetery |Nov 18, 2014

Weylin Eck, 16, Mertztown, Life Scout, embarked on a project that took nine months to a year and $6,100 to complete in his quest to be an Eagle Scout.

Kutztown Rotary CLub hosts Foundation Night Dinner |Nov 18, 2014

The Kutztown Rotary Club held a special Rotary Foundation Dinner on Nov. 12.

Kutztown artist Jan Crooker’s painting hangs in new Lehigh Valley Health Network’s sports medicine center |Nov 18, 2014

Kutztown artist Jan Crooker was happy to announce the sale of her work for the new offices of the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown for the new sports medicine center. The painting “Candy Case” is from a continuing series of acrylic paintings of brightly lighted objects.

Hamburg Area High School class of 1944 celebrates 70th anniversary |Nov 17, 2014

Hamburg Area High School class of 1944 celebrated its 70th anniversary. Out of 42 students in the class, 17 are living and eight members attended the reunion.

Meredith Browder named Hamburg’s Student of the Month for October |Nov 17, 2014

Congratulations to Meredith Browder, the October Senior Student of the Month at Hamburg Area High School. She is the daughter or Hugh and Amy Browder of Hamburg.

Big Shot: David Hume, Honey Brook, completes 50-mile Ulta Marathon |Nov 15, 2014

David Hume of Honey Brook completed an Ultra Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 1 in Nashville, TN.

Wounded Warrior Project: C. Ivan Stoltzfus reports on his journey across America |Nov 15, 2014

Hickory House is pleased to sponsor a gathering to hear the travel tales of C. Ivan Stoltzfus after his journey across America on Thursday November 20th, 2 p.m. on the Hickory House campus.

Boyertown High School: News from the NJROTC |Nov 14, 2014

The Boyertown Area Senior High’s division of Naval Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (NJROTC) had a busy Saturday last month on Oct. 18. The division started their day with their first Orienteering competition; the team spent hours using their navigational skills to traverse the dense New Jersey woods.

Barto resident designs to make a difference; donates decor to Susan G. Komen 13th annual Pink Tie Ball |Nov 13, 2014

One local man continues to use to his skills the best ways he knows how—by taking part in causes that are important to him. Barto resident Scott Rothenberger recently took on a large role in the The Susan G.

Canine Partners for Life visit Tel Hai; Public invited to Nov. 24 presentation |Nov 10, 2014

Honey Brook Twp. >> Tel Hai’s Life Enrichment Committee welcomes the public to a presentation by Canine Partners for Life on Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. in the campus chapel.

A salute to our servicemen and women: Veteran Mac Chandler shares his life story |Nov 7, 2014

WRITER’S NOTE: As Veterans Day approached, I contacted friends of mine, Mac Chandler, and his wife, Joyce, about doing an interview for the purpose of writing an article for the Tri County Record.

Elverson Mayor swears in Twin Valley fire police officers |Nov 5, 2014

Elverson Mayor Bob Broderick swore in Twin Valley firefighters as Special Fire Police Officers Nov. 2 in front of the Twin Valley Fire Station.

Elverson Cub Scouts tour Caernarvon Township Police Station |Nov 5, 2014

Elverson Cub Scout Pack 37 made a visit to the Caernarvon Township Police Station. Sergeant John Scalia lead to tour and Officer Chad Eberly was also on hand to answer the MANY questions the boys had.

Vietnam veteran Dennis Bucks, Kutztown, awarded Kutztown High School diploma |Nov 4, 2014

For Kutztown resident Dennis Bucks, there was “nothing” to it when it came to enlisting in the Marine Corps back in 1964. As he put it quite succinctly:

Fleetwood Girl Scouts Cadette and Senior troops host Halloween party for Daisy troop |Nov 3, 2014

Fleetwood Girl Scout Troops celebrate Halloween and earn Leadership hours at the same time!

Kutztown High School National Honor Society honors vets with two events: Grace For Vets & Wreaths Across America |Nov 3, 2014

National Honor Society students at Kutztown High School will honor veterans by participating in two events: a Grace For Vets car wash on Nov. 11 and a wreath sale with Wreaths Across America beginning Nov.

A Look Back in History: Kutztown’s familiar Farmer Yonkers |Nov 3, 2014

Among the most endearing farmers of the area, widely seen and easily accessible, is Bryan Yonkers, a dairy farmer, whose operating farmstead is just northeast of Kutztown Borough limits along Hottenstein Road.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Throughout the area, local moms are supporting local moms.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.