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Owen J. teacher uses passion for scuba and outdoors to help students |Dec 17, 2014

How does a school district deal with truancy and behavior issues when the students simply have no interest in traditional education? Challenge them!

Big Shot: Elverson teen gets her first buck |Dec 16, 2014

Grace Brown, age 14, of Elverson, hunted her very first buck - a large 8 point! Grace’s dad, Andrew, and good friend, Craig Shenk were with Grace on this exciting day! Way to go Grace!! We’re all proud of you!

Brownies Brighten the Day for Seniors |Dec 16, 2014

Brownie Troop 1905 of Honey Brook paid a visit to residents of the Meadows Health Care Center on Saturday, December 7. Troop leader, Jennie Pratt, led the girls on a day long community service project at Tel Hai.

Pottstown Halloween Window Decorating awards distributed |Dec 12, 2014

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, awards for the Downtown Pottstown Halloween Window Decorating were issued at Pottstown’s Committee of the Whole Meeting.

Gilbertsville resident volunteers, raises puppies for Canine Companions for Independence |Dec 10, 2014

Raising a puppy is a tough job. From the normal tasks of teaching it to not chew the furniture and not eat anything it’s not supposed to, to teaching basic commands. But in the end, “sit”,“stay”, and “roll over” are usually sufficient enough.

Twin Valleys Garden Club decorates Coatesville Veterans Affairs building for holidays |Dec 10, 2014

Members of the Twin Valleys Garden Club recently decorated the lobbies of one of the Coatesville Veterans Affairs medical center buildings as part of the club’s annual community outreach. This has been a long-standing club effort and an important part of the club year.

Congratulations to the Item and Patriot Pumpkin Hunt winner |Dec 8, 2014

Congratulations to our Pumpkin Hunt winner, Holly Keller of Hamburg. Holly correct found 20 Pumpkin Hunt logos in the section. Be sure to keep an eye out for our next hunt contest.

Hamburg Area High School November Student of the Month |Dec 8, 2014

Congratulations to senior Kristen Wade, the November Student of the Month at Hamburg Area High School. She is the daughter of Diana Davenport of Hamburg and Michael Wade of Port Carbon.

Micro Sprint drivers and fans race to help Mertztown boy Bradley Heater, 3, fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia |Dec 6, 2014

Micro Sprint drivers and fans race to help a Mertztown three-year old fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Kutztown University sophomore Katy Douillette serves community as firefighter, volunteers for Campbelltown and Kutztown fire companies |Dec 5, 2014

Kutztown University sophomore Katy Douillette is a thrill-seeker—she loves the excitement of a call from the fire station in the middle of the night; the rush of speeding to the scene; the majesty of a wave of water falling over flames that lick the sky far above her head.

Chamber honors juniors for business leadership and excellence |Dec 5, 2014

The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce recently recognizes students from Kutztown, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Oley, and Brandywine during their breakfast meeting.

Pitching coach teaches more than softball |Dec 4, 2014

Many Twin Valley softball pitchers know Dan DeMarco for his life lessons, not just as a coach.

Ride along with Elverson farmer: Bill Beam talks about new high oleic soybean |Dec 4, 2014

Earlier this harvest season, I had the opportunity to ride along with Elverson farmer Bill Beam.

Morgantown/Elverson Lions Club grocery shopping spree winner donates food to Twin Valley Food Bank |Dec 4, 2014

Lions Carl Gundrum and Paul Dymond and Walmart store manager Rnita are shown with the supply of food items donated to the Twin Valley Food Bank.

Big Shot: Junior Troop earns Get Moving Journey Badge |Dec 4, 2014

Pictured here is Junior Troop 1441 (4th graders at HBEC) working on their Get Moving Journey Badge. Homeowners Barney and Nancy Leonard along with their architect Matthew Moger provide the troop with a tour of their Sustainable Home.

On the Record with Carol: Reading Royals honor Morgantown area veteran |Dec 1, 2014

Nov. 22, the Reading Royals hosted Veteran’s Appreciation Game Day at the Santander Arena, Reading.

Kutztown graduate takes Ultimate Frisbee to Armed Forces |Dec 1, 2014

Kutztown High School graduate Sam Esser, a professional Ultimate Frisbee player with the Philadelphia Phoenix, recently returned from a trip overseas to teach the game to our Armed Forces’ men and women stationed in the South Pacific.

Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop crafts turkeys, just for fun! |Dec 1, 2014

Fleetwood Daisy Girl Scout Troop 1956 made Turkey crafts at their meeting held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fleetwood. These first grade girls just finished collecting and learning about other children that are not as blessed as they are.

Publishing techie switches to emergency medical services career |Nov 26, 2014

Here’s how Richard Becker spent his vacation in Disneyworld.

Fleetwood Girl Scouts plant fall mums at Willow Creek Elementary |Nov 26, 2014

Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1793 planted mums at Willow Creek Elementary School in Fleetwood.

Twin Valley High School December Intern of the Month Sarah Mundell |Nov 25, 2014

Sarah Mundell, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named December’s Intern of the Month.

Twin Valley Rotary Club honors Twin Valley senior Ashley Hoffma, and junior Jared Lawler |Nov 25, 2014

Twin Valley School District officials are pleased to announce that on November 19 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School senior Ashley Hoffman, and junior Jared Lawler as their Students of the Month.

‘Adventures in the Land of Art’: Kutztown Middle Schoolers, KU art students offer art experience with senior citizens |Nov 24, 2014

Kutztown Middle School and Kutztown University art students collaborated for “Adventures in the Land of Art,” offering an art experience with community senior citizens.

Engagement notice: Steinbrecher and DelRossi to wed |Nov 22, 2014

Heather Steinbrecher, Elverson, and Terry DelRossi, Honey Brook, announce their engagement.

Big Shot: Bill McClarin |Nov 22, 2014

With Thanksgiving only days away, many people pause to contemplate why they are thankful. They may show their thanks during church, in an assignment written for school or in the form of a prayer at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

John’s Supply hosts Honey Brook holiday food drive Dec. 6 |Nov 22, 2014

For the fourth year, John’s Supply and Rental owners, John and Dorothy Seldomridge, and their family are hosting a holiday food drive at the Honey Brook Food Pantry, located at Door 8 of the Good Food Distribution Center, on Dec.

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.