Hope Lutheran Church in Bowers raises funds for World Hunger |Oct 6, 2015

Before the Lyons Fiddle Festival begins, there is a Gospel Worship Service beginning at 9 a.m. shared by members of Hope Lutheran Church in Bowers. We usually have more than 100 people attend the worship.

ReadingFilmFEST presents the first ever ‘Art of Film’ |Oct 6, 2015

The ReadingFilmFEST (RFF) presents the first ever “Art of Film,” a fine art exhibition featuring regional artists designed to highlight the theme of “FILM,” create awareness of the revamped film festival, and engage the community in the event.

Chestnut Knoll to offer Virtual Dementia Tour to help caregivers understand the struggles of living with dementia |Oct 6, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live life in the day of someone who has dementia? What is their perspective? Thanks to Chestnut Knoll, caregivers and family members are able to “walk in their loved ones’ shoes” and experience dementia for themselves, so they can better understand the physical and mental challenges of those who have dementia.

Kutztown lantern release honors memory of Michael Bailey and Heather Delp |Oct 6, 2015

The Kutztown/Brandywine Youth Football and Cheer Association will be holding a Memorial Sky Lantern Release on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 9 at the Kutztown Park youth football field to benefit the families of the late Michael Bailey and the late Heather Delp who were coaches in the Kutztown /Brandywine youth football and cheer program.

New Innkeeper brings changes to Main Street Inn in Kutztown |Oct 6, 2015

Shena Corrado is the new Innkeeper and General Manager at Main Street Inn, 401 W. Main St., Kutztown, which has also brought a few changes to the Inn.

Halloween at Boone Homestead slated for Oct. 25 |Oct 6, 2015

Goblins, ghosts, monsters, oh my! Children and adults alike will delight in our annual trick-or-treating event. Costumed children can visit the historic buildings and receive a fun treat, have their face painted, and pick and decorate their own pumpkin.

Exeter Community Library to host yearlong film series |Oct 6, 2015

On Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. the Exeter Community Library, led by Ben Sneeringer (a Native Berks Countian, library supporter, and avid film enthusiast) and Executive Director, Mallory Hoffman, will be hosting their first film in a yearlong film series entitled “The Best of the 2000’s: 2000-2009”.

Kutztown senior Tyler Akers joins school board; middle school theater’s future discussed |Oct 6, 2015

The Kutztown School Board unanimously approved Tyler Akers as the 2015-16 student representative and Dean Delp as an alternate Monday, Oct. 5 at its monthly workshop meeting.

Mom accused of injecting daughter with heroin, boyfriend also sought by police |Oct 5, 2015

WEST CALN >> A West Caln woman and her boyfriend have been accused by authorities of supplying her 14-year-old daughter and another teenager with heroin and helping them get high, the woman at times injecting both of the teens with the drug.

Exeter Fire Department’s fire-based EMS a model of success |Oct 5, 2015

Exeter Fire Department Chief Robert Jordan said the department’s recent restructuring — based on a model of fire-based EMS services — is not just fighting fires but also providing EMS and paramedic services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Governor Mifflin to host Substitute Teacher Job Fair |Oct 5, 2015

As part of a continued effort to strengthen the roster of qualified substitute teachers,the Governor Mifflin School District will hold a Substitute Teacher Job Fair.

Third Annual Bark For Life draws crowd to Oley Fairgrounds |Oct 5, 2015

A handful of volunteers continue to push for a cause close to their hearts. On Sunday, Oct. 4, the 3rd Annual Bark For Life of Boyertown/Oley Valley kicked off at the Oley Fairgrounds. The event benefits the American Cancer Society under Boyertown’s Relay For Life.

Man charged with rape of child in Oley Township |Oct 5, 2015

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, State Police of Reading received a report of a sexual assault involving a 2-year-old male victim in Oley Township.

Four Berks ambulance squads receive awards |Oct 5, 2015

Of the 36,000 emergency service calls fielded by the four ambulance squads in Berks County, 10 percent represent the most serious type of cardiac emergencies.

Tyler Akers and Sakira Fussner crowned Kutztown Homecoming King and Queen |Oct 5, 2015

Tyler Akers and Sakira Fussner were crowned 2015 Kutztown High School Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night, Oct. 2.

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Tuesday, October 6 6:00-9:00 PM BINGO Nite

Spotted lanternfly meeting planned for mid-October in Berks County |Oct 5, 2015

Pennsylvanians interested in learning more about the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species found in the state last fall, are invited to a public meeting in Berks County on Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.

New boxes created for retired flags |Oct 4, 2015

Two local patriotic groups have joined forces to ensure that worn-out American flags receive the proper retirement they deserve.

Tulpehocken’s Isabelle Stull wins 2015 Berks County Outstanding Young Woman |Oct 4, 2015

Tulpehocken High School’s Isabelle Stull won the 2015 Berks County Outstanding Young Woman title at the 53rd annual program Oct. 3.

School House Rock! musician Bob Dorough, 91, performs at Kutztown High School, helps Kutztown junior with Grammy Band audition |Oct 2, 2015

Bob Dorough, beloved artist known for writing songs for Schoolhouse Rock!, performed at Kutztown Area High School on Sept. 29.

Update: Second Annual Autism Fall Festival at Fellowship Farm moved to Oct. 17 |Oct 2, 2015

UPDATE: Due to weather forecasts, this event has been changed from Oct. 3 to Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sly Fox Brewing Company Donates Over $4,000 to the Schuylkill River Trail |Oct 2, 2015

Sly Fox Brewing Company presented a check for $4,018 to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area recently to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail.

Birdsboro Rotary Club announces Halloween Parade |Oct 2, 2015

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Birdsboro Rotary Club will be hosting its Annual Halloween Parade. The rain date is Thursday, Oct. 29.

Boyertown residents vocal on partial road closure for Colebrookdale Railroad |Oct 2, 2015

BOYERTOWN >> While neighbors oppose a proposal to close part of Third Street for use by the Colebrookdale Railroad, borough merchants say they welcome the move as a way to boost tourism and business.

Bethel home fire believed accidental; Fire still under investigation |Oct 1, 2015

Fire at a Bethel home on Sept. 29 is under investigation.

Montgomery County DA announces additional charges against Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane |Oct 1, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> The recent search of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s Harrisburg office turned up what Montgomery County prosecutors likely consider the smoking gun of their investigation into Kane’s alleged lies to an investigative grand jury.

4 tractor trailer trucks collide on I-78 in Upper Bern, 3 trucks engulfed in flames on Sept. 29 |Oct 1, 2015

Three tractor trailer trucks were engulfed in flames as the result of a four commercial vehicle crash on Interstate 78 in Upper Bern Township Sept. 29.

Draggin’ Wagons Car Club Show in Honey brook |Oct 1, 2015

By Lisa Mitchell For Berks-Mont News

Employees recognized for years of dedication 20 Chestnut Knoll Personal Care, Memory Care, and At Home employees were honored |Sep 30, 2015

When employees are recognized for their achievements, hard work, and dedication, it has an impact on employee satisfaction and commitment. Chestnut Knoll recognizes the work that each of their employees put into their job, and they regularly reward those who have longevity in the company, or go above and beyond their roles.

History Mystery Tour with Chestnut Knoll At Home announced |Sep 30, 2015

Are you a history buff? Chestnut Knoll has the perfect adventure for you! Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, invites the public to take a Local History Mystery Tour of Boyertown! This exciting event will be held Wednesday, October 7 from 10 a.

October events in the Boyertown area |Sep 30, 2015

Friday, Oct. 2 Oldies Dance and more: The public is invited to a dance held at Keystone Fire Company, 240 N. Walnut Street in Boyertown, from 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Kindred Spirits Too Quilt Guild hosts quilt show, raises funds for Boone Area Library |Sep 29, 2015

Members of Kindred Spirits Too Quilt Guild hosted their first quilt show at Boone Area Library Sept. 20 and donated proceeds from the show to the Boone Area Library. The show also included raffles, refreshments, handmade items for sale and a contest for best quilt.

Exeter Ambulance Association extends ‘olive branch’ to Exeter Township |Sep 29, 2015

It wasn’t until nearly one week after the news broke about a lawsuit, that the Exeter Ambulance Association (EAA) was served lawsuit papers from Exeter Township, said EAA President Kathy Cortellessa last Wednesday.

Boyertown Jaycees announce 63rd Annual Halloween Parade |Sep 29, 2015

The Boyertown Jaycees 63rd Annual Halloween Parade is planned for Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at 7 p.m.

Frecon Farms celebrates fall with annual ‘Pick Your Own’ invitation |Sep 29, 2015

Frecon Farms has kicked off their annual “Pick your own fruit” — community members now have the chance to explore 30 acres of land and their own apples, pears, pumpkins, and other fruits that are grown in the orchard.

Drama of education funding hits the stage in school play |Sep 29, 2015

Pennsylvania’s school funding crisis will take center stage in School Play at a location to be announced — at 7 p.m.

‘A lifetime experience that we will never forget’ — seeing Pope Francis |Sep 29, 2015

Karen Smith and her daughter, Jennifer, of Gilbertsville traveled to Philadelphia to join in the celebration of the Festival of Families on Saturday, September 26. The Smith’s joined 20 other pilgrims on a bus tour that dismissed from Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally.

‘Jacques Brel is Alive and Well … and Living in Paris’ comes to Steel River Playhouse |Sep 28, 2015

“No music I’ve ever heard speaks so directly to our humanity.” So says, Steel River Artistic Director, Gene Teruso, of the theater’s next offering, “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well … and Living in Paris.

Hamburg 2015 Homecoming Queen and King crowned |Sep 28, 2015

Hamburg Area High School celebrated its annual homecoming during the week of Sept. 21 to 26. The high school students participated in spirit week with dress up days including superhero day, squad day, neon day, Disney day and red and white day on Friday with an all school pep rally.

Request to close portion of Third Street in Boyertown to be discussed at Sept. 30 meeting |Sep 28, 2015

There has been a proposal presented to Borough Council by the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust to permanently close the section of Third Street between Chestnut Street and Pear Street. This would be to allow the trains to be maintained in a convenient and safe manner.

Former East Greenville resident, now at Frederick Living, to turn 100 |Sep 28, 2015

On most Friday nights, Evelyn Thomas, formerly of East Greenville and for the past seven years a resident at Frederick Living, Frederick, Pa., can be found with her bridge group. Mrs. Thomas, who will be 100 on Oct.

Salem-Berne UMC Car Show sees record turnout with more than 100 vehicles |Sep 28, 2015

The 2015 car show season is drawing to an end but fantastic weather coupled with dedicated promotion resulted in a record turnout for the 11th Annual Country Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show at the Salem-Berne UMC Church in Hamburg on Saturday, Sept.

Malvern Federal Savings Bank to hold job fairs in response to recent disruptions in local banking market |Sep 28, 2015

Malvern Federal Savings Bank, whose parent company is Malvern Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq: MLVF), will hold two job fairs in response to disruptions in the local banking market including staff reductions at other banks due to recent acquisition activity.

911 Call Night teaches Fleetwood Brownie Troop about safety and First Aid |Sep 28, 2015

Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1956 had a special visitor from the Berks County 911 Call Center. Miss Jodi came to their meeting to teach the girls about what she does and to teach the girls a few things about safety and First Aid.

On the ground: Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> As Shepherd One quietly glided into Atlantic Aviation at Philadelphia International Airport, Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia officially began.

Faithful pack Cathedral Basilica for Mass with Pope Francis |Sep 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The largest cathedral in Pennsylvania was certainly the right setting for Pope Francis on Saturday morning.

$55,808 donated to the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation |Sep 26, 2015

National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPBC) announced today a $55,808 contribution to the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation. The donation is part of more than $1,000,000 contributed this year to eligible organizations across its marketplace by National Penn through its participation in Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

Dancing Tree Creations names Tori Burks in Budding Artist Program for Young Local Artists, reception set for Oct. 1 |Sep 26, 2015

Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio will kick-off their Fall Events by inviting the public to meet their next featured Budding Artist, Tori Burks, by joining them, along with many other local artists, for light refreshments on Thursday, Oct.

Boyertown/Oley Bark For Life set for Oct. 4 at Oley Fairgrounds |Sep 26, 2015

Bark For Life will be filling up the Oley Fairgrounds on Sunday, Oct. 4. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

56th Annual Cavalcade of Bands set for this Saturday in Boyertown |Sep 25, 2015

The community is invited to the 56th Annual Cavalcade of Bands on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Boyertown Area Senior High School’s Memorial Stadium.