Oley man arrested in marijuana grow operation |Oct 24, 2016

OLEY >> Police arrested one man Tuesday after detectives discovered an elaborate marijuana grow operation inside his home.

Photos: Boyertown buries time capsule at community park |Oct 24, 2016

On Friday, Oct. 21, the Borough of Borough buried a time capsule at the community park in honor its sesquicentennial.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar 10-26 |Oct 24, 2016

Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to cthornburg@berksmontnews.com. Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.

East Main Street opens in Kutztown Borough |Oct 23, 2016

East Main Street was closed for roadwork during the summer. The new roadway was opened last week.

Kutztown Elementary students meet author of ‘High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs’ |Oct 23, 2016

Kutztown author Lisa Schnell walked Kutztown Elementary students through the process of creating her first picture book, “High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs,” on Oct. 19.

Motorcyclist dies after impacting with semi truck on Route 61, Tilden |Oct 22, 2016

A 22-year-old Mohrsville motorcyclist died as the result of a fatal accident involving a tractor trailer semi truck.

Hamburg recognizes September Students of the Month |Oct 22, 2016

September Students of the Month at Hamburg Area High School. Senior Victoria Baumert is the daughter of Dana Baumert of Hamburg and Robert Baumert of Brooklyn, NY. Junior Nora Barter is the daughter of Joan and Andrew Barter of Hamburg.

Three generations of cyclists ride in MS City to Shore Bike Ride |Oct 22, 2016

A father, daughter and grandson rode 90 miles in the MS City to Shore bike ride on Sept. 24, 2016. Michael Zangari, Leon Balthaser, and Julie Zangari have been riding the past five years. Their team name is “On Your Left.

W. Reading woman indecently assaulted while hitching ride, victim jumped out on Route 61, Perry Twp. |Oct 22, 2016

A 25-year-old West Reading woman was indecently assaulted by a man who was giving her a ride at about 1 p.m. on Oct. 19.

Hamburg High School Aerial Boundaries choir sings at KU Choral Festival |Oct 22, 2016

Hamburg High School select choir Aerial Boundaries participated in the Kutztown University High School Choral Festival Oct. 18 in Schaeffer Auditorium.

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents ‘Love, Sex and the IR$’ through Oct. 30 |Oct 22, 2016

Love and laughter take the stage when Fleetwood Community Theatre presents “Love, Sex and The IR$,” by Billy VanZandt and Jane Milmore, Oct. 20 through Oct. 30.

Additional 223 acres preserved in Berks |Oct 22, 2016

An additional 223 acres of Berks County farmland will be preserved through the purchase of conservation easements valued at $541,250 dollars that were approved today by the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board, according to State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks), a Preservation Board member.

Shartlesville Lions honored for long-time service |Oct 22, 2016

Long-time service to the Lions Club was recently recognized.

Daniel Boone School District to strictly adhere to bus policy |Oct 21, 2016

AMITY >> Following two incidents this school year of kindergarten students not properly discharged at their bus stops, the Daniel Boone School Board agreed on Oct. 10 to not allow daily and last-minute bus stop changes made by parents.

Kutztown Borough Council honors former fire chief Troy Arndt |Oct 21, 2016

Former Kutztown fire chief Troy Arndt, of Kutztown, received recognition for his years of service to the Kutztown Fire Company during the Kutztown Borough Council meeting Oct. 18.

Fire Prevention Day at Tilden Elementary |Oct 21, 2016

As part of the recent, nationwide Fire Prevention Week, firefighters from the Union Fire Company in Hamburg showed off equipment and talked about fire safety for students and staff at Tilden Elementary Center.

Time is the most precious commodity of all |Oct 21, 2016

I’m sure I’m not the only one among us who has noticed that times flies.

Daniel Boone Optimist Club announces Halloween Parade |Oct 21, 2016

The Daniel Boone Optimist Club of Douglassville would like to announce the annual Halloween Parade to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Amity Gardens.

Kutztown University students rally at strike, others go to class |Oct 21, 2016

Kutztown University students arrived to an animated campus and silent academic buildings. Striking faculty were posted at various entrances throughout campus on Oct. 19. Some students rallied with faculty while others opted to go to class.

Strike Ends: APSCUF, PASSHE reach tentative agreement |Oct 21, 2016

After three days on strike, faculty left the picket lines on Friday afternoon immediately after the announcement that the strike was over at 4 p.m.

TriCounty Area Chamber unveils ‘Shop TriCounty’ discount card program |Oct 20, 2016

Lower Pottsgrove >> Responding to area business owners’ needs to encourage customers to shop locally, the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce outlined a new program Wednesday at its annual Economic Development Luncheon.

Exeter Police receive grant for ballistic vests |Oct 20, 2016

EXETER >> The Exeter Police Department is one step closer to purchasing new bulletproof vests.

Boyertown Community Library announces plans to move |Oct 20, 2016

The Boyertown Community Library is in the process of changing locations with plans to move into the former National Penn Bank office building at 24 North Reading Avenue.

LIVE: Teachers, students, organizations react Thursday to APSCUF strike |Oct 20, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> For the first time ever, professors across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) went on strike Wednesday at 5 a.m., following 15 months of failed negotiations between their union and the state system.

Honey Brook’s Ivan Stoltzfus sets off for cross country journey on tractor |Oct 20, 2016

Ivan Stoltzfus began his “Across America for Wounded Heroes 2016” on a tractor from Honey Brook farm on Oct. 15.

On the Record with Carol: Morgantown Village Library hosts Fall Book and Bake Sale |Oct 20, 2016

The annual Fall Morgantown Village Library and Book Sale was held October 13-15.

Wedding donations provide new computers for Morgantown’s Village Library |Oct 20, 2016

A Morgantown couple celebrated their vows, and their wedding donations provided new computers for Morgantown’s Village Library.

Local pastor honored for years of service |Oct 20, 2016

On Sunday, Oct. 2, Pastor Edward Kurtz and his wife, Helen, were honored for more than 40 years of service to the Living Waters Fellowship Church. More than 50 members from past to present met at The Torch Community Center for a surprise celebration reunion to show their appreciation.

Petra Fall festival offers family fun Oct. 28 |Oct 20, 2016

Families looking for a Halloween alternative — and lots of fun — are invited to the 2016 Petra Fall Fest at Petra Church, New Holland, on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. All are welcome, and everything but the optional purchase of food from food trucks is free!

Elverson holiday parade reaches new heights |Oct 20, 2016

ELVERSON >> It was a beautiful night for a parade. Hundreds of people lined the streets of Elverson watching all the participants. American Legion Morgantown Post 537 once again won Best in Show with their float of an Astronaut in Space.

Kutztown University APSCUF faculty on strike |Oct 19, 2016

Kutztown University faculty held “APSCUF on Strike” signs on the edge of KU’s campus on Oct. 19, while passing drivers honked car horns and people cheered from open car windows.

Kutztown University President addresses students about strike |Oct 19, 2016

Kutztown University President Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson hosted an open forum today, Oct. 19, in an effort to ease staff and student’s concerns regarding the APSCUF faculty union strike.

UPDATE: State university faculty go on strike |Oct 19, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> According to an announcement on their Twitter feed, the faculty across the state system of higher education are on strike.

person to person — impact : Do you have a funny bone? |Oct 19, 2016

If a group of people was asked if they had a funny bone, many people would say: “Of course I have a funny bone (ulnar nurve). It’s part of my elbow that I have knocked against walls, doors and many other objects and boy does that hurt!” But wait, I’m not talking about that kind of funny bone.

Hamburg Rotarians learn about the bees |Oct 19, 2016

Eric George was the program chairperson at the Hamburg Rotary on Oct. 16. Steve Finke owner of Meadow View Beekeeping, LLC did a very interesting program about his work with bees.

Chestnut Knoll makes strides to end Alzheimer’s through annual walk |Oct 19, 2016

Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care recently helped the Alzheimer’s Association by participating in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, as well as holding their annual Beef and Beer Fundraiser, all on Saturday, Oct.

Oley Valley native takes the stage in ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at Lebanon Valley College |Oct 19, 2016

Jacob Kanavins of Oley will participate in the upcoming production of the musical “Kiss Me Kate,” by Lebanon Valley College’s Wig and Buckle Theater Company. The event will open Friday, Oct.

Kutztown Project captures essence of Kutztown in book, documentary |Oct 18, 2016

Kutztown High School students have begun Phase 2 of the Kutztown Project, which will capture the essence of the Kutztown community in a student created book and documentary.

Stephanie Grace to headline sold-out concert for State Theatre grand opening |Oct 18, 2016

Singer-songwriter Stephanie Grace is set to headline a sold out concert for the grand opening of The State Theatre.

Flying Colors fall art show set for Oct, 28-30 |Oct 18, 2016

Flying Colors Fine Artists will hold its annual art show Oct. 28, 29 and 30 at the Montgomery School, Route 113, in Chester Springs. An artists’ reception with live music and refreshments will be held on Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm.

Conestoga Christian School Chicken BBQ and Country Auction set for Oct. 21 and 22 |Oct 18, 2016

Conestoga Christian School will hold the 43rd annual benefit Chicken Barbecue and Country Auction on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22,.

Woman must put self-worth ahead of doomed relationship |Oct 18, 2016

Q: Do you have any advice for a single woman who’s in love and romantically involved with a married man? I know the decision to go down this path was foolish, but there’s nothing I want more than to begin a new life with this man.

Conestoga Christian School students will serve the community Oct. 21 |Oct 18, 2016

Conestoga Christian School’s 43rd annual BBQ & Auction will add a student service component to Friday morning, Oct. 21. From 8:30 to 11 a.m. students will serve our community and the school during our CCS Service Day 2016.

TVEC students get involved in NFL Play 60, got visit from Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and Mascot, Swoop |Oct 18, 2016

Twin Valley Elementary Center’s 4th graders were treated to an assembly featuring the Philadelphia Eagles Mascot, Swoop, and several Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to kick of a month-long activity challenge.

WTIM: Music Around Town Oct. 19 edition |Oct 18, 2016

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Kutztown University faculty Prepared to strike |Oct 18, 2016

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties went into negotiations over the weekend with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education prepared to call a faculty strike if the two parties could not settle on a new contract by Oct.

Learn the history of Halloween traditions at ‘A Hopewell Halloween’ |Oct 18, 2016

An evening of Halloween traditions and historical folklore will be hosted by Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Historic games, crafts, and folktales from the different cultural groups that worked at Hopewell Furnace will be featured.

TriCounty Community Calendar Oct. 18 |Oct 18, 2016

Event Submissions: Email to cthornburg@berksmontnews.com at least one week prior to desired publication. Note TriCounty Record Calendar in email subject.

Fleetwood opens new town square |Oct 18, 2016

Fleetwood Borough celebrated the official opening of its new Town Square, Fleetwood Walkway, at 28 W. Main St. with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 16.

Buyer of western pen and ink drawing sought; piece sold as part of Englesville Hotel contents |Oct 18, 2016

Tina Swavely, former resident of Pottstown and Boyertown, is trying to track down a piece of artwork — a pen and ink drawing of an old western town. She is in need of the community’s help.