Bank robber holds tellers, customers at gunpoint in Oley |May 21, 2015

Oley >> National Penn bank tellers and several customers at the Main Street branch in Oley were held at gunpoint Wednesday as a man robbed the bank.

Boyertown launches investigation into claims of racist student remarks |May 21, 2015

The Boyertown Area School District is investigating claims that racial comments were made by its students at a recent track meet against Pottstown students.

Twin Valley Middle School Girls Track And Field Team Undefeated |May 21, 2015

Submitted by Amy Wittorff The 2015 Twin Valley Middle School girls Track and Field team went undefeated 7-0 and also won the Oley Al Knabb Relays, The Wilson girls only County Championship and the overall Governor Mifflin County meet.

2 Twin Valley athletes sign letters of intent to play at university |May 21, 2015

Twin Valley School District is pleased to announce that two Twin Valley High School Seniors have signed a letter of intent to play sports for a university in the Fall of 2015.

Person to Person Impact: Photographic Memories Part #1 |May 21, 2015

Now that the six part series of the adventures of Beetle Bailey’s Protégé has concluded, I would like to start an intermittent mini-series of Photographic Memories. This will include a photo and the memories attached to it which are contained in my small memory box, each representing a fun, serious or emotional time in my life.

On the Record with Carol: Sometimes God just walks right into your life when you’re not even looking |May 21, 2015

This Memorial Day I will be going to Washington, D.C. with my daughter-in-law Gloria Quaintance and my two grandsons Caleb and Joshua.

Daniel Boone Homestead announces History Day Camp |May 21, 2015

History Day Camp is a week-long, colonial adventure where kids will experience and learn what Daniel did while growing up here. Each day will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited to 15 children.

Full day of events scheduled for Memorial Day in Mohnton |May 21, 2015

A full day of events will highlight the Memorial Day celebration in Mohnton this year, beginning with the 55th Annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade, which begins at 9 am at the Mohnton VFW Post on Wyomissing Avenue, will feature many walking groups, as well as the World Champion Reading Buccaneers and the Gov.

Tel Hai President Joe Swartz honored by Cairn University |May 21, 2015

Tel Hai Retirement Community President & CEO, Joseph J. Swartz, was awarded the Alumni Recognition Award by the Cairn University Alumni Association on Thursday, April 16.

‘Tel Hai Goes Pop!’ concert features vocalists Kristine Fraelich & Jeffery Coon |May 21, 2015

Tel Hai Retirement Community invites the public to a ‘Tel Hai Concert Series’ performance by vocalists Kristine Fraelich and Jeffery Coon in ‘Tel Hai Goes Pop!’ on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 p.

Tel Hai hosts Annual Public Bargain Book Sale June 4 & 5 |May 21, 2015

Tel Hai Retirement Community welcomes the public to participate in their annual bargain book sale scheduled for Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the community’s auditorium/chapel located on Tel Hai’s campus at 1200 Tel Hai Circle in Honey Brook.

Tel Hai celebrates volunteers at Appreciation Banquet |May 21, 2015

Tel Hai Retirement Community celebrated their valued and honored volunteers at their annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet held Tuesday, April 14 at Shady Maple Banquet Facility in East Earl. During the calendar year, more than 39,000 hours of service were amassed by 375 volunteers, including Tel Hai residents and local community members.

Tel Hai Concert features Keystone Brass Quintet on June 16 |May 21, 2015

Tel Hai Retirement Community invites the public to a ‘Tel Hai Concert Series’ performance by the Keystone Brass Quintet on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 PM in the community’s chapel located off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook Township.

Whole Health and Wellness Weekly Group kicks off |May 21, 2015

Berks Encore of Reading will host a weekly seminar series tackling a variety of whole health issues related to aging.

Boyertown YMCA to host Senior Fitness Day |May 21, 2015

The Boyertown YMCA, 301 W. Spring Street, will host Senior Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Focus on the Family: Parent searching for advice on how to help son lose weight |May 21, 2015

Q: Do you have any advice for the parent of a preteen child who’s extremely overweight? I want to help him lose weight while he’s young, before it becomes a serious problem later in life.

Ask Esther: They Need To Love What They See |May 21, 2015

Dear Esther – We are ready to sell our home so we contacted a realtor to get it on the market. She gave us a long list of items to do before selling. We have always taken good care of our property and feel the list is unnecessary.

Morgantown Area Business Association Expo exhibits businesses, police, fire & EMT vehicles, Cessna airplane |May 21, 2015

Morgantown Area Business Association held its annual spring Expo at the Morgantown Crossings Mall on Saturday, May 16.

Morgantown Book lovers of all ages come out for Village Library’s Book Sale |May 21, 2015

The Village Library at 207 N. Walnut Street in Morgantown was teeming Saturday May 16 as a beautiful spring day brought out a steady stream of book lovers browsing and picking out their favorites and popping them into big thirsty brown shopping bags at the semi-annual bag sale from 9 a.

“Every Hero Has A Story” Summer Reading Schedule At The Village Library In Morgantown |May 21, 2015

Mon., June 8: @ 6:30pm: Summer Kick Off with “Two of a Kind”

Children sell items at Book Sale to help Village Library, Morgantown |May 21, 2015

From Thursday, May 14, through Saturday, May 16, the doors of the Village Library of Morgantown were open to all shoppers as they held their Bi-Annual Used Book Sale, offering thousands of gently used items.

East Earl ‘Ride for Kenny’ motorcycle ride benefit ride for Kenny Patterson |May 21, 2015

Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church will have a Blessing of the Motorcycles service on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Worship will begin at 10:00 a.m. We will provide a lunch at 11:30 a.m. Kick Stands are up at 12:30 p.

Twin Valley Coffee, Buckman’s discounts support Elverson couple’s missionary work |May 21, 2015

Love coffee? Enjoy the outdoors? If so, you can enjoy both while supporting an area couple’s upcoming missionary work in Italy. Elverson residents Bob and Sue Kummer will soon be on their way to Italy to provide outreach services on behalf of Crossworld, an organization that works to establish churches while supporting communities.

Honey Brook Community Library Paperback Book Sale Saturday, May 30 |May 21, 2015

Friends of the Honey Brook Community Library are holding their annual paperback book sale on the parking lot of the library on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Fill a bag full of your choice of books for a donation of $5.

Shartlesville Lions Club presents Pennsylvania Lions Fellowship in honor of late Lion |May 20, 2015

The Shartlesville Lions Club presented a Pennsylvania Lions Fellowship to Betty Riegel in honor of her late husband Lion Vincent Riegel. He was a Lion for 54 years, from October 1959 through February 14.

Upper Bern Twp. resident, Purple Heart veteran recognized in Pa. Senate |May 20, 2015

The Senate of Pennsylvania recognized the achievements of two-time Purple Heart recipient and Upper Bern Township resident Dennis Essig during session on May 11.

Mohrsville farmer directs funds to Northern Berks 4-H Dairy Club |May 20, 2015

Northern Berks 4-H Dairy Club has received a $2,500 donation from local farmer Charles Zimmerman and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization subsidize the Berks County 4-H Dairy Field Day in 2015.

Argall, Knowles recognize Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad’s “Regional Railroad of the Year” achievement |May 20, 2015

Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) congratulated the Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad for recently being named 2015’s Regional Railroad of the Year according to Railway Age, a railroad magazine publication.

Kutztown Middle Schoolers explore careers; More than 40 professionals participate in Career Day |May 20, 2015

Kutztown Middle School students explored different career options during Career Day on May 20.

Update: Elderly woman killed in Honey Brook house fire |May 20, 2015

HONEY BROOK >> A woman was killed when flames roared through her Chester County home Tuesday morning, officials said.

Fightin’ Phils visit Schuylkill Valley Elementary School |May 19, 2015

Students at Schuylkill Valley Elementary School were rewarded with another special assembly, the last being when they pied their principal and assistant principal in the face, for being the number one school in Berks County in raising funds to fight adult illiteracy in a campaign run by the Literacy Council of Reading-Berks.

Kreitz finishes with a flurry at Kutztown U. |May 19, 2015

It turned out to be a very good way for Boyertown grad Travis Kreitz to end his college baseball career. He hit .302 in his senior season at Kutztown University this spring, led the team in home runs with eight, and was tied for second on the team n doubles with eight.

Colebrookdale Railroad honors service men and women throughout Memorial Day weekend |May 19, 2015

Thank you and your family and friends for your service to our Country. Now? Relax and enjoy a scenic ride through the bucolic landscape of yesteryear. The Colebrookdale Railroad deeply thanks all of our vets for their service to this nation.

Studio B announces June events; Party with friends, make art, meet writers and learn history |May 19, 2015

Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, a space for art and artists, has a host of experiences to have fun, meet new people, establish friendships, and participate in the visual and literary arts throughout June 2015.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church project workers make quilts to distribute to people around the world |May 19, 2015

Throughout the school year a group of project workers at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Hamburg are busy making quilts. These quilts were blessed during worship on Sunday, May 10 at 10:15 a.

2015 Berks County Dairy Princess and Li’l Miss crowned |May 19, 2015

The new 2015 Berks County Dairy Princess and Li’l Miss Dairy Princess were crowned during the 2015 Berks County Dairy Princess Coronation Banquet on Saturday, May 9 at Mohrsville Church of the Brethren.

Hamburg Area Historical Society takes a walk down memory lane with Pagoda program |May 19, 2015

Another quality program was sponsored on Thursday, May 7, by the Hamburg Area Historical Society, with their invitation to Corrie Crupi, Chairman of the Board of Pagoda-Skyline, Inc., to come to the Hamburg Area High School to talk about the history of the Pagoda and Skyline Drive area.

Visitors explore camping, wildlife at Kernsville Dam |May 19, 2015

Key organizations and businesses worked together to present “Let’s Go Camping with Cabela’s” a free event held Saturday, May 9, at the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area in Hamburg.

Update: Woman killed in Honey Brook house fire |May 19, 2015

HONEY BROOK >> A woman was killed when flames roared through her Chester County home Tuesday morning, officials said.

Police partnering to urge increased seat belt use |May 19, 2015

PennDOT, state and local police are partnering for nationwide “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement now through June 7.

A Look Back in History: The Butcher, Baker, and Candlestick Maker: Our Kutztown Folk Festival Craftsman |May 19, 2015

Among the iconic craftsman that have always made up our Colonial ethnic natives of the Pennsylvania people, have been the historic tradesmen that have been long remembered for their craftsmanship, enabling immigrant natives to survive in a somewhat hostile pioneer environment.

Fleetwood Rotary Club and Fleetwood Area Public Library co-sponsor Men’s Clothing Drive |May 18, 2015

Fleetwood Area Public Library and Fleetwood Rotary Club are once again co-sponsoring a Men’s Clothing Drive to benefit City Thrift Shop in Reading.

|May 18, 2015

Coastal Carolina University Jessica Youngkin of New Holland raduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in Early Childhood Education.

Kutztown University introduces five new minors for fall 2015 |May 18, 2015

Kutztown University is introducing five new minors which will be open to students for the fall 2015 semester, including astronomy; digital communication and new media; entrepreneurship; Spanish for modern business; and supply chain management and logistics.

|May 18, 2015

Temple University Lauren Snyder of Kutztown graduated magna cum laude from the Temple University Fox School of Business on May 8, 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with dual majors of Marketing and Management Information Systems.

Business: Friendlydutchman liquidator opens retail store in Kutztown |May 18, 2015

In the building formerly occupied by Young Ones, home-based eBay store friendlydutchman opened a 2,500 square foot, physical store at 59 Constitution Blvd., Kutztown.

Taylor Ray Renninger achieves Eagle Scout |May 18, 2015

Brandywine Heights High School 2014 graduate Taylor Ray Renninger, Macungie, will be recognized at the 2015 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on May 21.

Fleetwood Girl Scouts in Space: Two Daisy Troops explore Reading Planetarium, attend The Enchanted Reef show |May 18, 2015

Two Fleetwood Girl Scout Troops explored the Reading Planetarium.

Hay Creek Festival makes a call for vendors |May 18, 2015

The Hay Creek Festival, held at historic Joanna Furnace near Morgantown, is in need of craft and antique vendors for this year’s event that will be held on Sept. 11 to 13.

Chestnut Knoll to hold Kauffman’s Chicken BBQ Relay for Life Fundraiser |May 18, 2015

Grab some dinner for your family and help a good cause! Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care is holding their annual Kauffman’s Chicken BBQ Relay for Life fundraiser at the community.