Emma Ketterer named a Budding Artist by Dancing Tree Creations |Sep 28, 2016

Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio is proud to name Emma Ketterer as their next Budding Artist. An opening reception, with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet other local artists, will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 5pm to 7pm.

Virginville Grange member selected for competitive National Grange Fellowship |Sep 28, 2016

The National Grange has announced its 2016 class of Communication Fellows, which includes a Shoemakersville woman.

Kutztown Queen & King crowned; Metrick honored |Sep 27, 2016

Tori (Victoria) VanDuren and Beckham Sibiski were crowned Kutztown Homecoming Queen and King on Friday night.

Short film shot in Kutztown, Fleetwood premieres Saturday at Kutztown University |Sep 27, 2016

Fleetwood resident Kellen A. Cunningham directed the short film “This Time Tomorrow,” which was shot entirely in Kutztown and Fleetwood.

Letter: Kutztown University prof writes to students about possible strike |Sep 27, 2016

As has already been widely reported in local media, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (the union representing public higher education faculty) has announced a possible strike to begin on Wednesday, Oct.

Kutztown roller rink slated for demo |Sep 27, 2016

Kutztown Borough Council approved Sept. 20 the demolition of the roller rink in Kutztown Park.

Kutztown flower shop owner Shawn Brown earns international floral design certification |Sep 27, 2016

Jackie & Daughter Flower Shop owner Shawn Brown CFD, Kutztown, recently participated in the American Institute of Floral Designers professional floral design evaluation in California. Brown is now an internationally certified floral designer.

Boyertown Area Multi-Service calls for new or gently used children’s Halloween costumes |Sep 27, 2016

Boyertown Area Multi-Service is currently collecting new and gently used children’s Halloween costumes (that aren’t scary!). The costumes that are collected will be distributed to the children of our client families – those most in need within the community.

Fleetwood Junior Troop tours BCTV |Sep 27, 2016

On Sept. 15, Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop visited the BCTV Studios and appeared on Girl Scouts of Eastern PA’s monthly program, hosted by Carla Hickey. The girls introduced themselves and shared which school they attended and town they lived in.

Fleetwood Junior Troop tours Sweet Frog, learns about business |Sep 27, 2016

Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop 1793 started their Girl Scout year off with a trip to Sweet Frog! The girls worked on requirements to earn their Business Owner badge. They were given a tour of the facility and learned about owning and operating a business.

Police seek suspect, truck that struck Corvette |Sep 27, 2016

Fleetwood Borough Police Chief Steven Stinsky reports that an orange 2006 Corvette convertible was parked and unattended in the parking lot of Klinger’s at 24 East Main St., Fleetwood.

Chevy Cobalt found disabled in field |Sep 27, 2016

Fleetwood Borough Police Chief Steven Stinsky reports that a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt was found disabled and unattended, with the airbags deployed, in a field at Richmond Road and Hefner Lane in Richmond Township at 8 p.

Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act passes House with bipartisan vote |Sep 27, 2016

The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan “Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2015” (H.R. 3537) on Sept. 26 sponsored by Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) through a vote of 258 – 101.

Committee passes bill to prohibit use of drones over certain facilities in PA |Sep 27, 2016

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a measure that would penalize unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators for flying their aircraft over certain facilities in Pennsylvania, according to a bill sponsored by Senator David G.

Schwank introduces legislation shielding farms from realty transfer tax |Sep 27, 2016

State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) introduced legislation to reinstate a decades old program that exempts agricultural conservation easements from Pennsylvania’s Realty Transfer Tax.

State Police: Fleetwood teen rolls Jeep Cherokee |Sep 27, 2016

State Police Hamburg reported that a 16-year-old Fleetwood teen was driving south on Garman Road in Greenwich Township at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 when a deer ran out in front of his 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, causing him to lose control.

Eastern Berks Fire celebrates additions with Lights and Siren parade |Sep 27, 2016

It was a 5-mile-long party. Eastern Berks Fire Department, Station 97, held a Lights and Siren parade to celebrate its latest additions — a new engine, utility truck and ambulance.

Fall/Winter Vintage Fashion Show moves to Reading Pagoda |Sep 26, 2016

As the seasons change, so do the fashion trends.

New restricted traffic pattern planned in front of Pottstown Middle School |Sep 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> There are few places more intimidating to the uninitiated driver than the pick-up and drop-off zones around a local school.

Pottstown School Board seeks replacement for Kefer |Sep 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Those interested in replacing Andrew Kefer on the Pottstown School Board should start brushing up their resumes.

Barth Elementary students have lessons in the garden |Sep 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Barth Elementary students got a chance to explore the community garden right next to their school before the growing season will soon come to a close.

Pottstown stormwater fee looming to cover coming costs |Sep 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> You can blame that new $94 annual fee you may soon be paying on the rain.

Pottstown stadium lights campaign still needs $130,000 |Sep 26, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> There is now a lot more money that needs to be raised to pay for new lights in Grigg Memorial Stadium.

1932 Ford Roadster wins Best in Show at Hamburg Salem-Berne’s 12th annual Country Car Show |Sep 26, 2016

A rainy start to the day likely kept a few entries, especially motorcycles, home but when the weather cleared there were plenty of great vehicles on display at the 12th Annual Country Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show at Salem-Berne United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept.

Kempton artist Jonathan Bond hosts Farm Tour art show Oct. 15 |Sep 24, 2016

Artist Jonathan Bond of Kempton will present Farm Tour on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his gallery in Kempton. The show will feature Bond’s original works and limited edition prints.

New Bethel Church to share common heritage with visitors from Germany |Sep 24, 2016

New Bethel Church, Kempton, will host visitors from the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. A special program titled “Our Shared German Heritage” will emphasize the strong influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch in the lives of area residents and their communities.

Mohnton motorcyclist killed in crash on Route 61, Perry Twp. |Sep 23, 2016

Motorcyclist Bryan Adams, 39, Mohnton, was killed in a crash on Route 61 in Perry Township on Friday morning, Sept. 23.

Time is the most precious commodity of all |Sep 23, 2016

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

Pickle Ball Courts coming to Boyertown Community Park |Sep 23, 2016

Local clubs are working together to bring the game of Pickle Ball to Boyertown.

APSCUF President announces university faculty strike date |Sep 23, 2016

A university faculty strike date of Oct. 19 has been set for all 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities.

Boyertown/Oley Valley Bark For Life set for Oct. 2 |Sep 23, 2016

For those affected by cancer, it is friends and family that come together to help them fight the long and intensive struggle — pushing through daily hardship to stay strong while their loved one battles a deadly disease.

Scatter Joy Center for the Arts hosts exhibit featuring work of Kutztown University students |Sep 22, 2016

HORSHAM >> As an art student, it’s one thing to create, quite another to share your creations.

Hamburg School directors approve $81,741 contribution for Perry Elementary playground expansion |Sep 22, 2016

Hamburg Area school directors approved a contribution in the amount of $81,741 for the expansion of the playground at Perry Elementary dedicated to Esther H. Ludwig on Sept. 19.

Boyertown ambulance company offers medical equipment |Sep 22, 2016

Eighty-five-year-old Edward Allen of Gilbertsville has just returned home after spending three days in the hospital for hip surgery. During his recovery, he’ll be needing a walker, a cane and a shower chair.

The Historian: Dowsing — the persistent superstition |Sep 21, 2016

In these times, most of the old superstitions have fallen by the wayside, but dowsing’s many believers robustly defend this ancient practice. I am acquainted with scientists and engineers who have practiced dowsing and swear that it works for some people in finding water, buried pipes or water leaks in pipes.

A Look Back in History: The Old Order Mennonite Sect at Kutztown also preserving the Historic Oley Valley |Sep 21, 2016

Living on the Lancaster Plain for many generations, the Plain People have bought as much tillable land as their economy will afford. However, since their families are quite large, there is just not enough land available to accommodate all their offspring in farming.

Rain opens 33rd Annual Lyons Fiddle Festival |Sep 21, 2016

The 33rd Annual Lyons Fiddle Festival opened with a gospel service and as rain poured down on the crowd, Crow Hill performed on a covered stage on Sept. 18.

Studio B announces opening of ‘Out of the Woods’ |Sep 21, 2016

Studio B Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Out of the Woods,” an exhibit featuring artwork created by two of the gallery’s favorite artists: Sandra and Bob Wood.

Rotary Club launches Birdsboro Military Heroes Program |Sep 21, 2016

BIRDSBORO >> Birdsboro may be a small town, but it has a big heart as evidenced by the recently launched Birdsboro Military Heroes Program. This program is a collaborative effort of the Birdsboro Rotary Club, American Legion Birdsboro Post 626, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Birdsboro Post 411.

American Heart Association announces Strokes for Stroke art therapy |Sep 21, 2016

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital invite stroke survivors, their caregivers and therapists to take part in the Strokes for Stroke art therapy painting class on Saturday, September 24 from 1-4 p.

2 Kutztown police officers receive Saving a Life Award |Sep 21, 2016

Two Kutztown Borough Police Department police officers received a Saving a Life Award for performing above and beyond in the line of duty.

Young Berks County performers rocked ‘Camp Rock’ |Sep 21, 2016

The thing I love most about youth productions like Reading Civic Theatre’s “Camp Rock,” is the energy and positivity that young performers bring to the stage – and the audience.

Twin Valley Rotary honors Students of the Month |Sep 21, 2016

On Sept. 21, the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Maria Dioguardo and Jordan de Garay as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

On the Record with Carol: Medical emergency strands Honey Brook mother of four in Colorado |Sep 21, 2016

People all over the country are praying for a local Honey Brook couple and their unborn child.

Montgomery County renews step to protect bog turtles |Sep 20, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> What do you get when you cross construction work with an endangered species? A contract for a Bog Turtle Specialist, renewed Thursday by the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.

In Pottsgrove schools, computer learning is no game, but it might be |Sep 20, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> As technology increasingly infiltrates education, educators see many advantages while others worry that it may be a game, or an excuse for gaming at least.

Positive signs of economic life highlighted at Pottstown meeting |Sep 20, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> A crowd of about 80 people arrived at Connections on High Tuesday to talk about Pottstown’s economic challenges and left two hours later with a call for action.

Pottstown carousel gets license during food festival fundraiser |Sep 20, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> It won’t be long now.

Pottstown council may revive shade tree commission |Sep 20, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Six years after eliminating the borough’s shade tree commission, borough council may look at bringing it back.

Local YWCA honors young ladies during first Tribute to Exceptional Girls |Sep 20, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Young ladies making a difference at their schools and in their communities were honored at the first-ever YWCA Tri-County Area Tribute to Exceptional Girls.