KUTZTOWN LOCAL

Three Berks County farms help PA to become first in U.S. to preserve 500,000 Acres, Schwank says |Oct 20, 2014

Pennsylvania became the first state in the country today to preserve 500,000 acres of valuable farmland and three Berks County farms helped accomplish the milestone, Sen. Judy Schwank said today.

Kline approved as acting council president at Shoemakersville Borough Council meeting |Oct 20, 2014

Shoemakersville Borough Council approved new contracts for trash hauling and recycling with Republic Services, Leesport, pending solicitor approval on Oct. 7.

Pottstown businessman’s “Cruiser Caddie” invention makes loading motorcycles easy |Oct 20, 2014

If you have ever ridden a motorcycle, you know how heavy they can be, and trying to load something of this weight onto the back of a pickup truck is dangerous at times.

Interlace Communications holds open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 30 |Oct 20, 2014

After 20 years of doing business as a home based business, Interlace Communications is moving to a corporate setting at the Berks North Professional Building in Shoemakersville.

Colebrookdale Railroad unofficially opens with first public ride |Oct 20, 2014

Stepping through a rock-strewn railyard in Boyertown, families lined up to board the historic train that made its unofficial debut on the Colebrookdale line Saturday, Oct. 18.

Hamburg Rotary donates to local organizations & programs, meeting program from Etchberger Foundation |Oct 20, 2014

At the recent Hamburg Rotary meeting, Rev. Randy Bond accepted a check for the food Pantry, Jean Yurkonis received a check for the Salvation Army and Derek Leibensperger accepted a check for the King Frost Parade from President Titus Miller.

A final walk through the haunts of Hamburg with Charlie Adams |Oct 20, 2014

If Friday, Oct. 10, had rained according to the predictions the weatherman called for, this story would have started out with, ‘It was a dark and stormy night,’ but instead it turned out to be a chilly autumn evening as a group of 20 people followed a man in a black cape.

From the Item Editor: It’s that time of year again, happy Halloween |Oct 20, 2014

We all have our favorite holidays and time of year. Fall and Halloween just happen to be mine. I’ve always enjoyed watching the leaves changes and all the different colors I pass by while driving around.

Shartlesville Lions Club hears from First Vice District Governor on service dog programs |Oct 20, 2014

Shartlesville Lions heard a two-prong message from First Vice District Governor Ken Snyder when he visited the club recently.

Welcome to my World: What’s your name? |Oct 20, 2014

If I meet someone new, and there’s no one around to introduce me, I’ll ask, “What’s your name?” One of the first questions a new mother is asked is, “What did you name your baby?” Names are a way we identify ourselves to our family, friends, and the world.

Fleetwood Crop Walk helps feed families |Oct 20, 2014

Sponsored by local churches, the 5th Annual Community Crop Walk, Sunday, Oct. 12, held at the Fleetwood Area High School will benefit the local food banks.

Small Beginnings: Compiling a curious body of evidence |Oct 20, 2014

I have come to the conclusion that Americans are obsessed with the human body. It’s not because of the constant envelope pushing from the advertising industry where the less clothing you wear the more successful you are.

Hamburg area calendar of events |Oct 20, 2014

Recurring Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Hamburg’s From the Early Files |Oct 20, 2014

25 Years Ago Oct. 25, 1989 >> Joel Katz, son of Barbara Katz, was recently promoted to Distinguished Cadet. Joel is a seventh grade student attending the Carson Long Military Institute in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania.

WTIM: Music around town Oct. 22 edition |Oct 20, 2014

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Woman’s Club of Strausstown visits Light Victorian Farmhouse for annual mystery tour |Oct 20, 2014

For the members of the Woman’s Club of Strausstown, the October meeting usually means getting out and about on a kind of mystery tour. They’ve visited a winery, a railroad museum, a historic church, and other area places of interest.

Scott and Barbara Snyder celebrate 30 years of marriage |Oct 20, 2014

Scott A. Snyder and Barbara J. (Levan) Snyder of Kutztown celebrated 30 years of marriage on Sept. 1. The couple enjoyed their anniversary by taking a scenic drive in their Mustang convertible down the East Coast, visiting many landmarks along the way: the Biltmore Estate in the Blue Mountains of North Carolina, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville and Colonial Williamsburg.

Bernville teen follows passion for wildlife, completes Wildlife Leadership Academy field school |Oct 20, 2014

Since she was young, Bernville resident Hannah Krause has had a love of animals and interest in wildlife. That passion is leading her toward becoming a conservation biologist. To reach that goal, she is jumping at every opportunity that comes her way to further her knowledge and become as well-rounded in the field of wildlife as she can.

Kutztown High School Student Council hosts 5th Quarter free concert for students |Oct 20, 2014

Last Friday, October 17, Kutztown Area High School Student Council hosted the “5th Quarter” after their home football game. This free event was created in order to allow kids to hang out after the game in a safe and fun environment.

Fourth annual Car & Motorcycle Show held at Cabela’s |Oct 20, 2014

The fourth annual Cabela’s Car & Motorcycle Show in honor of Skylar Kauffman was held this past Sunday, Oct. 19. The event, held under beautiful autumn skies, attracted about 200 entries despite temperatures in the low fifties and wind chills making it feel more like the forties.

Sarah Hanlon named Hamburg Student of the Month for September |Oct 20, 2014

Congratulations to Hamburg Area High School senior, Sarah Hanlon, who has been chosen as the student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Patrick and Susan Hanlon of Hamburg.

Sam Moseman earns Eagle Scout rank, installs flag pole in Tilden Twp. for project |Oct 20, 2014

Samuel Moseman, son of Craig and Terrie Moseman, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Grange, part 2 |Oct 20, 2014

It may be difficult for newer residents to realize, but the housing developments that have transformed the south half of New Hanover Township have been built in less than one lifetime. Before, say, 1960, tract housing developments simply did not exist.

Hamburg area church calendar |Oct 20, 2014

Salem Belleman’s Church At 3540 Belleman’s Church Road, Mohrsville, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar in its Fellowship Hall on Friday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov.

Domer Leibensperger passes the King Frost crown to George Mitten |Oct 20, 2014

The 51st consecutive King Frost Parade begins a new era this year. At last year’s 50th King Frost Parade, M. Domer Leibensperger took the Jaycees’ float for the 32nd and final time as King Frost.

2014 King Frost Parade lineup |Oct 20, 2014

Parade starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 in Downtown Hamburg.

Hamburg area candidate information for upcoming elections |Oct 20, 2014

List compiled by Laura Dillon GOVERNOR

Berks County Dairy Princess named Pennsylvania Dairy Princess |Oct 20, 2014

Ashley Mohn, of Womelsdorf, was crowned as the Pennsylvania 2014-2015 Dairy Princess Sept. 20 after a three-day competition with 26 county dairy princesses.

Fall into a dairy recipe with Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie |Oct 20, 2014

Rustling of the leaves, becoming darker earlier, sweater weather, and hot apple cider are all signs fall is among us. Fall is a season where many athletes are back in season. A great after game or practice drink is chocolate milk.

Iron Chef heats up Hamburg for fourth year on Nov. 2 |Oct 20, 2014

As it has for the past three years in Hamburg, the first Sunday of November will heat up with the fourth annual Iron Chef Hamburg. An afternoon of food and healthy competition begins at 1 p.m. on Nov.

RACC set to host celebration of Hispanic business and community leaders |Oct 20, 2014

Reading Area Community College will host a Celebration of Hispanic Entrepreneurs and Leaders in the Reading Community on 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the Gust Zogas Student Union Building. The College’s Multicultural Awareness Initiative and Multicultural/International Club are sponsoring the event.

Police investigate burglary at Fleetwood home |Oct 18, 2014

State Police investigate burglary at Fleetwood residence

Spicing up the fall with Hay Creek Apple Festival |Oct 17, 2014

The weekend of Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12, the historical Joanna Furnace was home to the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association’s Apple Festival.

$41 million needed to fix Boone schools |Oct 17, 2014

The results of the recent Daniel Boone School District Capital Reserve Study indicate that $41 million is needed the next 20 years to keep all district buildings operational.

Pottstown Zoning Board OKs continued operation of iCreate Cafe |Oct 17, 2014

A popular vegetarian cafe and computer training center on King Street will be allowed to continue operating as it already does thanks to a unanimous ruling by the zoning hearing board Wednesday night.

R&B band Charlie Brown’s Notorious Groove plays The State Theatre of Boyertown Friday, Oct. 24 |Oct 17, 2014

The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown will be alive with the rhythm and blues Friday, Oct. 24 as Charlie Brown’s Notorious Groove brings their best tunes to the stage -- inviting the audience to come along for the ride.

Something’s Looming shows documentary film ‘Woven Lives’ Sunday, Oct. 26 |Oct 17, 2014

The some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery and Studio, 526 Washington St., Reading, will screen the documentary film, Woven Lives, as part of its current show--Transforming Traditions—that features the unique weavings of the de Los Angeles family of the village of Teotitlian del Valle in the state of Oaxaca.

Scouting troop helps transform Thun Trail into spooky haunted hayride |Oct 17, 2014

You would not have wanted to be lost in the woods when Exeter Township’s Park and Recreation Department transformed the Thun Trail into one spooky, scary place.

Amity votes Nov. 5 on Truck to Transfer Station |Oct 17, 2014

The Amity Township Board of Supervisors will vote Nov. 5 on Environmental Enterprises, Inc., application to establish a 10-day environmental waste truck to transfer station in Amity Township. The final testimony was heard on Oct.

Phillie Phanatic asks Northeast Chamber of Commerce members to become Phanatics |Oct 17, 2014

The high energy of the Phillie Phanatic bounded into Berkleigh County Club in Kutztown for a lunch with the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Oct. 17.

Moms Club of New Hanover Township holds open house at Wilcox Farms |Oct 16, 2014

Throughout the area, local moms are supporting local moms.

Berks County revises 911 screening of Ebola virus |Oct 16, 2014

The Commissioners of the County of Berks have directed, through the Berks County Department of Emergency Services 9-1-1 Communications Center, that the County begin screening requests for emergency medical service response (EMS) for Ebola Virus Disease related risks.

Opa! Greek Food Bazaar returns to Reading on Oct. 17-18-19 |Oct 16, 2014

The largest ethnic food festival in Berks County returns this weekend for its 44th year at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Pot grow house discovered in Amity |Oct 16, 2014

A township has been charged after police discovered a marijuana growing operation in his home.

Dairy Queen latest target of data theft |Oct 16, 2014

It has happened again – another corporate data breach. This time it’s Dairy Queen. The popular ice cream chain announced Thursday that it is the latest target of customer data theft.

Gilbertsville Boy Scout Troop 36 celebrates 80 years; Troop to hold food drive at Boyertown Halloween Parade |Oct 16, 2014

Gilbertsville Boy Scout Troop 36 are celebrating 80 years of service to the community this year. The troop will continue its efforts at the Boyertown Parade this Saturday, collecting canned goods.

Acoustic Trio 11A to perform live at The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown this Friday |Oct 16, 2014

The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown is proud to present 11A in concert on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open to the public at 7:00 pm. Tickets are currently on sale now at a discounted price when purchased in advance at http://statetheatreboyertown.

Fire Prevention: Eastern Berks Fire Company visits St. Francis Academy, Bally |Oct 15, 2014

Eastern Berks Fire Company visited St. Francis Academy on Friday, Oct. 10. as part of Fire Prevention Week. First graders learned about the different trucks and got a chance to climb in the rescue truck as fireman Jesse Cook explained the different tools first responders use.

Boyertown’s Turning Leaf Fall Festival sees Sunday sunshine |Oct 15, 2014

For this year’s Turning Leaf Fall Festival it was a year of firsts.

‘A Day in the Life Of...’ shares Lenhartsville author’s hysterical life misadventures |Oct 15, 2014

Lenhartsville author Dodie Sable announces the nationwide release of her new book, “A Day in the Life of ... ,” where she tells her funny and interesting adventures with her various pets.