KUTZTOWN LOCAL

First ever Blazer Days held |Jun 30, 2016

“This is a first time event to try to fund raise for students of the school district,” says Blazer Foundation Executive Director Michelle Miller.

NEW ON THE GRILL |Jun 30, 2016

Chef George Bieber enjoys fond memories of family cookouts featuring hamburgers and hot dogs. But “when we got fancy, it was sausages,” he recalled.

Racers Run to the Rock during Kernsville Dam area trail race |Jun 30, 2016

Runners ran from Hamburg Park to the top of the Rock posing for a celebratory picture, some being silly while others raised their arms in victory.

Boyertown business owner tackles suspect in theft of donation jar |Jun 29, 2016

BOYERTOWN >> A many who allegedly stole a donation jar was tackled by the business owner, police said.

Fire damages Hereford barn storing hay, horses |Jun 29, 2016

HEREFORD >> A fire Sunday night caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to a barn.

German accordion club new to Kutztown Folk Festival |Jun 29, 2016

As part of the sister city exchange with Germany and Reading, the German-based HHC Reutlingen accordion club, Hohner Handharmonika und Akkordeon Club, will make its first appearance at the 67th annual Kutztown Folk Festival on July 4 and July 5.

Big Shot sponsored by Petersheim Bros. Inc.: Honey Brook student receives certificate of merit |Jun 29, 2016

On May 17, the Delaware County Community College’s Academic Achievement Awards ceremony was held at the college’s Marple Campus.

Chester County 4-H summer camp to feature veterinary science |Jun 29, 2016

Are you interested in a career with animals? Do you want to learn more about animals, their care and more?

Music in the Grove welcomes Sunnyside July 10 |Jun 29, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church “Music in the Grove” welcomes Sunnyside on Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Come out and help us make them welcome. The Sunnyside bluegrass gospel harmonies are traditional bluegrass, using instruments such as rhythm guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass fiddle.

Local students honored at SkillsUSA Championships |Jun 29, 2016

Career and technical students in Pennsylvania won some of the nation’s highest awards at the 2016 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Kentucky on June 22 and 23. More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education.

CCS students compete in Pottstown Soapbox Derby |Jun 29, 2016

Six students from Conestoga Christian School recently participated in the Pottstown Soapbox Derby.

Tri County Community Calendar July 5 |Jun 29, 2016

Event Submissions: send to ldillon@berksmontnews.com week prior to publication. Note Tri County Record calendar in e-mail subject.

PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: Touching the heart |Jun 29, 2016

Have you ever met someone you wish you were more like? No, I’m not talking about a young boy who wishes to be a great baseball player like Mike Trout, of the Los Angeles Angels, or a girl who swoons over the latest male movie star or boy band.

Chester County Voter Services notifies residents of unaffiliated mailer |Jun 29, 2016

Officials with Chester County’s Department of Voter Services are issuing a notice to county residents regarding a mailer that comes from a private non-profit organization called the Voter Participation Center.

Morgantown American Legion outgoing Commander Roger Jacobs welcomes new commander |Jun 29, 2016

Roger Jacobs, outgoing Commander of American Legion, Morgantown, welcomed the new Commander Nick Hine. “As I pass the Commandership over to the next generation I ask one thing, that you keep our Legion as caring of our community as when I left it,” he said.

St. John’s Gernant’s in Leesport adds car show to annual pig roast |Jun 28, 2016

St. John’s Gernant’s in Leesport added some “eye candy dessert” to their annual pig roast by including a car show for this year’s event on June 25.

Pottstown staff, schools ended the year by winning in wellness |Jun 28, 2016

School’s out and Pottstown ended the year on a high note by being recognized for wellness programs in the district.

Car stuck on train tracks; driver arrested for DUI |Jun 28, 2016

Pottstown >> A car got stuck on the train tracks over South Hanover Street late Wednesday night after a driver made a wrong turn on to the tracks. Police conducted a field sobriety test and the driver was handcuffed and went with police.

Pottstown crossing guards guaranteed jobs under privatization deal |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> If borough council votes to privatize the borough’s crossing guards next month, those currently working would be guaranteed jobs and “at least their current salary.”

Pottstown Council President applies for assistant borough manager post |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Borough Council President Dan Weand is among the 73 people who have applied to be the new assistant borough manager, The Mercury has confirmed.

Retiring Pottstown superintendent to get $38K payment for unused sick days |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> It pays to stay healthy as a Pottstown School District employee.

No Pottstown schools property tax hike for second straight year |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> With a unanimous vote Monday night, the Pottstown School Board made history.

Burik and Bates take the prize at Pottstown Rumble |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> As they sunk their 11th and final point to clinch victory in the 2016 Pottstown Rumble Volleyball Tournament men’s open final, Mark Burik and Hudson Bates showed how to act like champions who’d tasted victory before.

Topton photographer exhibits at New Hope Arts |Jun 28, 2016

DJ Siravo of Topton exhibits her photography in the New Hope Arts 2nd Annual Photography Exhibition in New Hope, PA which opened on June 25 and runs July 17.

New revitalization coordinator for Montco Habitat for Humanity recognized at White House |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> The man who will soon be running Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization efforts in Pottstown and Norristown has gone from troubled teen, to prison inmate, to being nationally recognized as a volunteer at the White House, to being hired to help Pottstown neighborhoods become vibrant again.

Lower Pottsgrove Police receive financial services award |Jun 28, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> Lower Pottsgrove Police were recently shown just how much they’re appreciated by the financial services industry.

Bike lanes will change some Pottstown streets to one-way |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Frequent drivers of North York and Johnson streets are going to have to get used to some new traffic patterns next year.

First Baptist Church steeple to come down to open Charlotte Street |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> It may be a while before anyone can drive through the intersection of King and North Charlotte streets.

10th annual Extreme Illusion show raises $2,000 for LVH Breast Cancer Center |Jun 27, 2016

The 10th annual Extreme Illusion Auto, Truck & Bike and Music Competition show was held under beautiful sunny skies on June 18 at the Advance Auto distribution center in New Smithville.

Frederick Living welcomes first Meadows move in |Jun 27, 2016

Ernie and Virginia Conrad, along with their fur baby Roux, have waited a long time for this day, so long that they decided to move into Frederick Living in January of 2015. And then they waited and watched as their new home was going through many different stages.

Barnraiser launched to make Wild Fox Farm more sustainable |Jun 27, 2016

Ben and Karah Davies’ love of the outdoors and the food they eat sparked their interest in opening the Wild Fox Farm in Barto.

State Police: DUI driver crashes on Topton Road |Jun 27, 2016

On June 13, at approximately 2:30 a.m., State Police responded to a one-vehicle crash on Topton Road in Maxatawny Township.

Kutztown Borough Police Reports: June 10 through June 16 |Jun 27, 2016

June 10 After completing their investigation, Police arrested Tricia Hottenstein, 29, of Kutztown, for Confinement of Dogs following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 400 block of E.

Boyertown Relay for Life held at park |Jun 27, 2016

Relay For Life of Boyertown kicked off on Saturday, June 25, for the ninth consecutive year. The 24-hour event was held at Boyertown Community Park on Madison Street.

Daniel Boone Homestead announces Independence Day program |Jun 27, 2016

The Daniel Boone Homestead is getting ready to commemorate the nation’s birthday on Saturday, July 2.

On Tap |Jun 27, 2016

Send your event listings to ldillon@berksmontnews.com to have them listed in On Tap! Deadline for submissions is Friday week before publication. Please mark e-mail subject as Connection On Tap.

Thousands of 100-year-old bricks arrive in Boyertown for railroad effort |Jun 27, 2016

Thousands of 100-year-old bricks will serve as a part of the Colebrookdale Railroad’s station platforms.

Mustang Car Club hosts benefit car show |Jun 27, 2016

Mother Nature provided some fantastic weather for the last weekend of Spring and there was no shortage of outdoor events on the calendar to choose from.

Troop 1956 Brownies earn Girl Scout Way badge |Jun 27, 2016

Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1956 was recently joined by Junior Troop 1811 for a fun night of earning the Brownie Girl Scout Way badge.

Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit presents Friend Award |Jun 27, 2016

Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit recently presented the Friend Award to Maidencreek Township and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fleetwood. The Friend Award is an award that is supported by a nomination and several endorsements.

Rich Maiden golfer makes hole-in-one |Jun 27, 2016

On June 18, a golfer at Rich Maiden Golf Course, in Fleetwood, made a hole-in-one.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Jun 27, 2016

Hillary is a two year old Staffordshire mix looking for a home without small animals. She was turned in as a stray back in March and has spent the past three months looking for a new home. Release A262702.

The Historian - A trip down the Rhine: Part II |Jun 27, 2016

Most emigrants were well aware of the difficulties and dangers of crossing the Atlantic to Philadelphia in the 18th century. The early refuges literally took their lives in hand when they boarded an English ship for the two, three or even four month crossing.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Minx, a gentle kitty looking for a home |Jun 27, 2016

Hi, my name is Minx! I am a dramatically colored long-haired tortoiseshell kitty. Everyone tells me how pretty I am so I don’t think it counts as boasting if I tell you that.

Pottstown’s Principal McCoy shows school pride in her backyard garden |Jun 27, 2016

Pottstown High School Principal Mrs. Danielle McCoy is using her green thumb to grow some Pottstown Trojan Pride in her backyard garden in Pottstown. A lifelong resident, she says, “Proud to be from Pottstown.

Caden Anspach shows Pottstown Trojan Pride in Ocean City |Jun 27, 2016

He may be small in size, but Caden Anspach, son of Pottstown School District Director of Co-Curricular Activities, Steve Anspach, is showing his Pottstown Trojan Pride on the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey.

Gilbertsville Cub Scout, age 7, wins World Pinewood Derby Championship |Jun 27, 2016

Seven year old Cub Scout JJ Habres, from Pack 36 in Gilbertsville, won the World Pinewood Derby Championship. The event was held in the middle of Times Square on Saturday, June 25. There were close to 300 Scouts competing from all across the country.

Miss Maggie sings about healthy habits at Kutztown Library |Jun 27, 2016

A group of 46 children and their parents or grandparents danced and sang about healthy habits with Miss Maggie during the Kutztown Community Library Summer Reading Program on June 23.

Patriot Community Calendar June 30 |Jun 27, 2016

Send events to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com by Friday noon week prior to publication.

Tax increase approved |Jun 25, 2016

Hamburg Area school directors gave final approval for the 2016-17 budget, which includes a .25 mill tax increase, on June 20.