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Nearly 3,000 packed Main Street for Kutztown Merchant Trick-or-Treat Night |Oct 31, 2014

Nearly 3,000 Trick-or-Treaters, young and old and even furry, four-legged friends, packed Main Street for the Kutztown Optimist Club’s Downtown Kutztown Merchant Trick-or-Treat Night.

Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director to retire June 2015 |Oct 31, 2014

Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Kurt D. Zwikl has announced that he will retire, effective June 30, 2015.

PennDOT warns fall drivers of hazards of the season |Oct 31, 2014

With fall’s arrival, PennDOT is reminding motorists to use caution and be alert for seasonal travel hazards like sun glare, frosty mornings and wet leaves.

Richie Kotzen returns to Reading to rock Building 24 |Oct 31, 2014

There are many fine musicians from the Berks County area, but not many with both the national and international fame as Daniel Boone grad Richie Kotzen.

TreeVitalize Grant awarded to Boyertown for 21 new trees; Planting event rescheduled to Nov. 8 |Oct 31, 2014

The Borough of Boyertown in cooperation with Building A Better Boyertown was recently awarded a TreeVitalize grant to plant 21 trees in the Borough.

Thursdays at Studio B with Bob Wood— artist, historian, and author |Oct 31, 2014

Join artist, historian, and author Bob Wood every Thursday at Studio B from 1:00-2:00 p.m. to enjoy presentations and conversations on selected topics of local history.

Winners of Perkiomen Valley Art Center’s 59th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition announced |Oct 31, 2014

The 59th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition presented by Perkiomen Valley Art Center is now on exhibit at the Hill School Center for the Arts, Boyer Gallery from through December 12th. The Hill School is located at Beech and Sheridan Streets in Pottstown.

Kindergarten students carve pumpkins with eighth graders at St. Francis Academy |Oct 31, 2014

Kindergarten students at St. Francis Academy in Bally recently carved pumpkins with their eighth grade buddies.

In the search of spirits: Moonlight Winery hosts ghost tour with Charles Adams III |Oct 30, 2014

Have you ever sensed an energy that made you shudder, heard a pacing when you were home alone or felt a spirit in your presence?

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 Leo Club donates 275 pounds of collected soda tabs to the Ronald McDonald House |Oct 30, 2014

The Hamburg Leo Club and Miss McCarthy went to the Ronald McDonald House and Chocolate World on Oct. 19. The Ronald McDonald House is a place across from Hershey Medical Center for the children’s families’ to stay.

Sarah Hanlon inducted into Quill and Scroll, Hamburg chapter |Oct 30, 2014

On Friday, Oct. 17, Hamburg Area High School senior and editor in chief of the school newspaper, Sarah Hanlon, was inducted into the Hamburg chapter of the Quill and Scroll, which is the International Honorary Society for high school journalists.

Hamburg’s select choir ‘Aerial Boundaries’ attends Inaugural High School Choral Festival |Oct 30, 2014

The Kutztown University music department hosted the Inaugural High School Choral Festival, on Oct. 16 at the Schaeffer Auditorium. This year one of the six choral ensembles that attended this event was the selected choir (also originally known as the Chamber Singers) from Hamburg Area High School.

Tilden Elementary staff donates to Union Fire Company of Hamburg |Oct 30, 2014

Tilden Elementary Center principal Lacie Cucciuffo, center, presents a check to Hamburg Fire Chief Troy Hatt as part of the school’s recognition of Fire Prevention Week. School staff held a Blue Jeans Day to raise money to donate to the fire company for their continued service and support in the area.

Perry Elementary students visit Shoemakersville Fire Company |Oct 30, 2014

All of the Perry Elementary Center took turns walking down to the Shoemakersville Fire Company to review many tips on Fire Prevention and Safety on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The volunteers did a fantastic job talking to the students about smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, stop/drop/and roll, to name just a few of the topics.

Halloween: Trick or Treaters visit residents of Walnut Woods, Boyertown |Oct 30, 2014

Trick or Treaters recently visited Walnut Woods, a senior living community in Boyertown.

Playcrafters of Skippack to present ‘Dark of the Moon’ this weekend |Oct 29, 2014

In the spirit of Halloween, Playcrafters of Skippack has chosen the ethereally spirited “Dark of the Moon” as its fall season production, where witches, superstition, and young love mix into a cauldron of tragedy amid the rustic setting of the Appalachian Mountains.

A Look Back in History: Frontier Roots between our PA Dutch and Canada |Oct 29, 2014

When researching the ethnic heritage of the PA German/ Dutch, I traveled to Ontario Canada to visit their early American museums of the PA Dutch natives who immigrated from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pioneer the farmlands of Colonial Canada.

Rodeo the Zombie Girl: Fleetwood girl, 8, serves as Honorary Zombie in 3rd annual “ Zombie Mud Run” at ​Shocktoberfest |Oct 29, 2014

Rodeo Marie Hanson, an 8-year-old Fleetwood girl, served as Honorary Zombie, for the second year in a row during the 3rd annual Zombie Mud Run at ​Shocktoberfest in Sinking Spring.

POWER Library serves as online portal to Pennsylvania’s Library Resources |Oct 29, 2014

Looking for information and don’t know where to start? Your Kutztown Community Library can help!

Kutztown Magic Convention & Evening Show Nov. 8 |Oct 29, 2014

The Society of American Magicians Association 92 and the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 57 will hold the 39th Annual Kutztown Magic Convention at Kutztown Middle School Nov. 8.

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.

New search tool helps KU students find off-campus housing |Oct 29, 2014

Kutztown Community Partnership partnered with Places4Students.com, a company specializing in providing academic institutions with off-campus housing solutions.

Guest Column: PennDOT planners content to propose shortsighted solutions that disregard obvious need for 222 massive upgrade |Oct 29, 2014

I moved to Allentown in 2002. Driving to work on my first day at Kutztown University, stuck behind a trash truck for several miles of two-lane no-passing zone on US 222 until the Kutztown bypass, I wondered, through the inescapable stench, what I had gotten myself into.

What’s Cooking with Linda: Black Forest Coffee Cake |Oct 29, 2014

If you enjoy a great Black Forest Cake, then you will really enjoy making this “coffee cake”. This black forest cake is made in one pan, NOT iced, served from the pan - easy to make, easy to transport, a great treat instead of the usual cinnamon coffee cake a lot of people serve.

Robeson Township concerned about driving safety due to potholes on Outlook Road |Oct 29, 2014

Robeson Township Board of Supervisors expressed safety concerns for those driving on pothole damaged Outlook Road and wish to address drainage issues to make sure the roads are fixed correctly beyond a cosmetic fix.

Opinion Column: Politicians should have integrity, truthfulness, fiscal responsibility, transparency & more |Oct 29, 2014

WILL WE EVER LEARN? HIGHLY UNLIKELY!

Reel Experiences with Rob Humanick: Still waters run deep in ‘Love is Strange’ |Oct 29, 2014

Heartbreakers don’t come much more true to life than in “Love is Strange,” the latest from filmmaker virtuoso Ira Sachs, whose past work includes the marvelous “Forty Shades of Blue” and “Married Life.

Bethesda Baptist Church in Warwick Twp. church hosts Fall Fellowship at Morgantown home |Oct 29, 2014

A historical church family celebrated fall fellowship at a Morgantown’s Quaintance family home on Rank Road.

Hamburg resident pushes for bill to increase nail technician hours |Oct 29, 2014

“This is what I do every day. This is my passion,” said Kim McCloud, Hamburg native and professional nail technician. “This is my calling. This is what I want to do.”

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.

Iron Chef competition returns to Hamburg Nov. 2 |Oct 29, 2014

Iron Chef is a fundraiser for the Hamburg Area Education Foundation (HAEF) which provides grants to students and teachers for educational opportunities and it is also a day about food. It will be Nov.

Lead-contaminated Hamburg site discussed at recent DEP meeting |Oct 29, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a public meeting on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss a proposal for excavation and restoration of a Hamburg site containing lead-contaminated soils and battery casings.

Hamburg Rotary learns about the life of Jacob Balthaser |Oct 29, 2014

Hamburg Rotarian Fred Sheeler gave a presentation at the Oct. 23 Rotary meeting on the life of Jacob Balthaser. Jacob was most well known in Hamburg as the owner of Balthaser’s Store at Third and State Sts.

‘Aging Parent Fair’ provides essential resources to adult children |Oct 28, 2014

A team of diverse professionals serving the aging population in Berks County and dedicated to assisting their adult children, has come together to provide the “Aging Parent Fair.” The “Fair” provides attendees with financial resources, care alternatives, assistive services and connections to the people and programs who can serve them and their loved ones.

Miller-Keystone Blood Center sponsors Social Media Photo Campaign to celebrate Veterans Day |Oct 28, 2014

In recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 11, Miller-Keystone Blood Center is sponsoring a Social Media Photo Contest (#MKBCMyVeteran ) from Nov. 3-Nov. 13.

Conestoga Christian Volleyball team in District Championship |Oct 28, 2014

Conestoga Christian played in its 3rd CCAC championship in 5 years, yet is still looking for its first CCAC title.

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.

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.

Caernarvon Township Aging Parent Fair provides resources to adult children |Oct 28, 2014

A team of diverse professionals serving the aging population in Berks County and dedicated to assisting their adult children, has come together to provide the Aging Parent Fair.

Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Experimental film box set offers multifaceted look at film history |Oct 28, 2014

In almost any year, the recently released compilation of the works of Bill Morrison, 1996-2013, courtesy Icarus Films, would be the cinephile’s most essential home viewing purchase. Adventurous filmgoers will find virtually endless riches here – due to both the quantity of material included (roughly eight hours’ worth, making the $50 retail price look downright generous), but the ineffable depths, artistic and culture, that this particular work affords.

Bethel woman taken into custody for child abuse, 14-month-old victim in critical condition |Oct 28, 2014

A Bethel woman was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police on the criminal charges of Criminal Attempt/Murder of the 1st degree, Aggravated Assault (three counts), Simple Assault and Endangering the Welfare of Children for an incident that occurred on Oct.

Oasis for Kutztown kids: Safe hangout place for middle schoolers; students write for Cougar Chronicle |Oct 28, 2014

Editor’s Note: story is continuation from last week’s “Kutztown Strong, committed to making a difference” article.

The Southern Berks News: Trick-or-Treating nights |Oct 28, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 30 Exeter Township: 5:30-9 p.m.

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.

Exeter Township School District is in search of bus drivers |Oct 28, 2014

The Exeter Township School District is in search of bus drivers to transport students to and from the schools, according to district transportation supervisor, Rick Wegman.

Halloween safety message for kids and teens from police |Oct 28, 2014

“Fall is now upon us, I hope you and your family have adjusted well to the new school year. It is the time of year where the leaves are changing, the cool breeze is blowing, and pumpkin coffee is flowing.

Celebrating Daniel’s 280th birthday at The Homestead |Oct 28, 2014

In celebration of Daniel’s 280th birthday, we invite you to the Daniel Boone Homestead for an afternoon of birthday festivities including a presentation by Henry Miller, colonial toys and games, and birthday cake.

Boone Area Library is in need volunteers |Oct 28, 2014

The Boone Area Library is in need volunteers for their annual Breakfast with Santa event. Looking for volunteers for morning shifts, our gift-wrapping table at the Community Center during the Craft Show, and the Christmas movies and snacks during the evening (6 - 7:30 p.

Blazer Foundation seeks Daniel Boone Alumni for Alumni Committee |Oct 28, 2014

The Blazer Foundation, the 501(c)3 organization that partners with the Daniel Boone School District to support and enhance the educational experiences for the students of the Daniel Boone School District, is seeking Daniel Boone Alumni to engage in an Alumni Committee.