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Area youth compete at State 4-H Horse Show |Nov 18, 2017

More than 700 youth from more than 55 counties participated in 73 performance classes at the 58th annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show held Oct. 27-29 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

Truck crashes at 222 northbound ramp; Driver taken to hospital |Nov 18, 2017

Emergency crews responded to a tractor trailer truck accident on 222 northbound at the 222 northbound ramp in Ontelaunee Twp. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 5:22 a.m.

Kutztown Community Library awarded $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo’s Community Connections Program |Nov 18, 2017

Wells Fargo awarded $1,000 grant to Kutztown Community Library, presenting the check to library representative Joanne Englehart at the a breakfast for grant recipients at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Reading on Oct.

Topton and Fleetwood each awarded $100,000 state grants for park improvements |Nov 18, 2017

Three Berks County municipalities will receive a total of $1.3 million in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to improve recreation services and transportation along 5th Street Highway.

Pottstown man accused of road rage, firing gun at other driver on Route 100 |Nov 17, 2017

Norristown >> A Pottstown man fired a handgun at another driver during a “road rage” incident that lasted for several miles along busy Route 100, the gunshot being heard by 911 dispatchers who were called during the traffic dispute, authorities alleged.

PennDOT to replace Winding Road bridge in Douglass (Berks) |Nov 17, 2017

DOUGLASS (Berks) >> A $2.1 million project to replace the Winding Road Bridge over Ironstone Creek has been approved.

Kutztown Community Calendar Nov. 16 |Nov 17, 2017

Send events to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com by Wednesday noon a week prior to publication. Note Kutztown Patriot calendar.

Optimists host Kutztown Senior Citizen’s Dinner |Nov 17, 2017

The Optimist Club Of Kutztown, in cooperation with the Kutztown Grange, will host the Annual Senior Citizen’s Dinner on Sunday Dec. 3. It will be held at the Grange Hall at 5 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.

Night of Thanks concert in Topton raises funds for hurricane relief |Nov 17, 2017

On Sunday Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. the Music Ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church, 121 South Home Avenue, Topton will be hosting a special evening concert for hurricane relief in the church sanctuary. Titled A Night of Thanks, the concert focuses on giving thanks for our many blessings.

Kutztown businesses recognize Small Business Saturday is more than commerce, it’s about community |Nov 17, 2017

Since 2010, the Saturday immediately following Thanksgiving has been increasingly known as “Small Business Saturday.” Originally conceived and promoted by American Express, the shopping holiday has been embraced by independent shops to highlight the value of patronizing local businesses.

Tilden Township garage fire ruled accidental |Nov 17, 2017

State Police Reading ruled a Nov. 16 garage fire in Tilden Township as accidental.

Shoey Borough awarded $229K to restore Main Street Bridge |Nov 17, 2017

Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) announced a grant that will support a bridge rehabilitation project in Shoemakersville Borough.

REFLECTIONS: The ever-expanding Christmas season |Nov 17, 2017

Some radio stations, believe it or not, start airing Christmas carols 24/7 right after Halloween.

A Look Back in History: Village Creameries Part 2, Trademarked butter molds |Nov 17, 2017

Once a burdensome chore for each family to produce for dinner, the art of making superior butter became a delightful practice, and each neighborhood soon developed butter-making households that had such an expertise at making butter.

Welcome to my World: They stopped making clothes for my age group |Nov 17, 2017

I’m upset. I went shopping on Saturday, knowing the stores would have sales. They did. But, in the process of shopping, I found they don’t make clothes for my age group any more.

Daniel Boone School District at ‘fork in the road’ academically |Nov 16, 2017

Daniel Boone Area School District Chief Academic Officer Michelle Cinciripino recently told the school board that the district is at a “fork in the road” after the district’s five school buildings all received “failing” grades on the state’s School Performance Profile (SPP).

Boyertown Area High Schol Marching Unit places at state and national competitions |Nov 16, 2017

The Boyertown Area High School’s Marching Unit has placed first in their group at the state competition and fifth at the national competition.

Shoemakersville Fire Company Tree sale benefits fire company |Nov 16, 2017

A annual Christmas tree sale, benefiting Shoemakersville Fire Company, begins Black Friday.

Judge convicts distributor in pot ring targeting Montgomery and Berks counties |Nov 15, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> The Philadelphia distributor of a multi-million dollar cross country marijuana trafficking ring, linked to California, that targeted southeastern Pennsylvania, primarily Montgomery, Berks and Bucks counties, is behind bars after being convicted by a judge.

Illustration student from Boyertown channels Hollywood icon with vintage look |Nov 15, 2017

With bright blue hair, piercings, tattoos and unusual clothing the norm for some art-school students, it can be difficult to stand out.

47th Annual Belsnickel Craft Show returns to Boyertown Nov. 24-25 |Nov 15, 2017

The 47th Annual Belsnickel Craft Show will be held on Friday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Middle School East students collect donations for Boyertown Area Multi-Service |Nov 15, 2017

The Boyertown Area School District has announced that Boyertown Middle School East donated 620 nonperishable food items to the Boyertown Area Multi-Service.

Kaitlin Didinger, Boyertown, to participate in Assisi Pilgrimage |Nov 15, 2017

Alvernia University student Kaitlin Didinger of Boyertown, will participate in a university-funded Franciscan Leadership Pilgrimage in Assisi, Italy, this winter.

Sound off on the record: Can you Top Josh? In response to last week’s On the Record: It’s hunting season! |Nov 15, 2017

In response to last week’s On the Record with Carol: It’s hunting season! I received several replies and I am waiting for their stories. Joshua Quaintance, 12, told his hunting tales. Readers were asked to top Josh.

Ivan Stoltzfus shares cross-country trip stories at Village Library book signing |Nov 15, 2017

If you were up early on Veterans Day on Nov. 11, you may have seen Johnabilt a restored 1948 John Deere Tractor with a Peterbilt cab putting along Rt. 10 in Honey Brook on his way to the Village Library in Morgantown.

Tri County Record Community Calendar 11-21 |Nov 15, 2017

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to editor@tricountyrecord.com.

Hamburg Community Calendar Nov. 23 |Nov 15, 2017

Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Hamburg Item Calendar in e-mail subject.

M.A.S. Imports reopens in Fleetwood after fire |Nov 15, 2017

M.A.S. Imports on Route 222, Fleetwood, hosted a Grand Reopening on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Owners Leann and Mike Sacks rebuilt after their business experienced a fire about 10 months ago.

Holiday food drives in full swing at Kutztown High |Nov 15, 2017

The students at Kutztown Area High School are not only working hard in the classroom and on the athletic fields, but also are working hard to give back to their community.

Kutztown elects James Schlegel as new mayor |Nov 15, 2017

Lifelong Kutztown resident James Schlegel has been elected the new mayor of Kutztown. His term will begin January 2018. He ran uncontested on both Democratic and Republican ballots in the Nov. 7 general election.

‘Chicago’ dancer Colt Weiss makes appearance at Hamburg dance studios |Nov 15, 2017

“Chicago” dancer Colt Weiss visited Hamburg to teach a master dance class at local studios. Horizons Dance Conservatory enjoyed Weiss’ class on Oct. 18, whereas Culture Shock Performing Arts Center held the class on Oct.

Hamburg Art Gallery hosts artist reception for former Hamburg art teacher |Nov 15, 2017

The Arts and Crafts Gallery of Hamburg hosted a reception for Orwigsburg artist Brenda Binns, a retired Hamburg Area School District art teacher, on Nov. 9.

Kutztown Holiday House Tour takes public on path into history |Nov 15, 2017

The Friends of the Kutztown Community Library hosts their 2017 Holiday House Tour, Pathways through History on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Antietam Valley Community Partnership announces Tree Lighting in the Park |Nov 15, 2017

Antietam Valley Community Partnership has announced the 7th annual Tree Lighting in the Park for Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Tulpe AP Government class honors local veterans |Nov 14, 2017

Tulpehocken High School’s AP Government class hosted a Veterans Day program Nov. 10, honoring local veterans during the program. The first of its kind for the school, they hope the program will be an annual event.

Chippy Chipmunk visits Art Gallery in Hamburg |Nov 14, 2017

Chippy Chipmunk waved to people walking and driving by him as he waved from out front of The Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg on State Street Oct. 28. Those passing by waved back to Chippy, smiling.

Two Kutztown seniors selected to perform in All-National concerts in Disney |Nov 14, 2017

Kutztown Area High School seniors Maria Marmarou and Olivia Sica will perform in the National Association for Music Education’s 2017 All-National Honor Ensembles Jazz Band and Choir concerts at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

Boyertown Community Calendar Nov. 16 edition |Nov 13, 2017

Nov. 16 Lions Club: The Boyertown Lions Club will hold their dinner meeting at the Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., S. Reading Ave & Warwick St., Boyertown at 6:30 pm. Amity Lioness will be joining us.

Southern Berks Calendar Nov. 16 edition |Nov 13, 2017

Nov. 16 Crime watch: The Amity Township Crime Watch monthly meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville.

A Salute to Veterans: Brandywine Patriot Award presented to John Henschel |Nov 13, 2017

The Brandywine Heights High School Fife and Drum Corps. opened Brandywine’s 17th annual Veterans Day Program and Luncheon Nov. 10 with an Assembly Call and Salute to the Colors and the playing of Taps.

Hamburg High School, Military History Club host 8th annual Veterans Breakfast |Nov 13, 2017

Hamburg Area High School & the Military History Club hosted the 8th Annual Veterans Breakfast on Nov. 10.

Author Dori Hoch led children on a Bunny Brothers story adventure at Fleetwood Community Center |Nov 13, 2017

Children hopped on rocks made of construction paper, tossed stones in a creek made of blue poster board that had been creased to create a rippled water effect, and discovered a box turtle along a hike through the woods where they got lost with Dori Hoch, author of “The Bunny Brothers: Lost in the Woods.

Yocum Gallery: An exhibit of small works |Nov 12, 2017

WYOMISSING >> Yocum Institute for Arts Education is pleased to host Peintures de Petit Format, an exhibit through January 13, 2018. The exhibit is free to the public. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on November 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.

Chestnut Knoll At Home employees recognized for exceptional caregiving |Nov 10, 2017

Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, proudly recognized employees for their dedication to caregiving over a significant length of time during the annual “One in a Million Club” luncheon held Thursday, Oct.

Thanksgiving Dinner Drive benefits Boyertown Area Multi-Service |Nov 10, 2017

Gilbertsville businesses Complete Family Eyecare, Mishock Physical Therapy, Lords and Ladies Salon and Medical Spa, New Hanover Chiropractic and Hoffman and West Certified Public Accountants, participated in a Thanksgiving Dinner Drive and collected twenty-three complete meals which have been delivered to Boyertown Area Multi-Service.

Daniel Boone Girl Scouts sponsor first Color Run |Nov 10, 2017

Daniel Boone Girl Scout Troop #1797 hosted its first fundraising Color Run on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Amity Community Park.

Hamburg Community Calendar Nov. 16 |Nov 10, 2017

Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Hamburg Item Calendar in e-mail subject.

Berks County artist studios invite the public into their studios |Nov 9, 2017

Artists and galleries in Barto, Boyertown, and Oley will open their spaces to the public for the seventh annual “Fall Into Winter Tour” the weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18-19, from 10 a.

Art show celebrates 14th year with 96 original works depicting Schuylkill River Region |Nov 9, 2017

For 14 years, the Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show and Sale has provided a platform for regional artists whose work depicts the beauty and character of the Schuylkill River valley. Over that time, it has developed a following in the art community, and grown to attract numerous talented artists who work in a variety of mediums and styles.

Tulpe presents ‘The Write One’ written by Tulpe director Susan Behm |Nov 9, 2017

Tulpehocken Jr.-Sr. High School will present the fall play “The Write One” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 18, in the school auditorium on New Schaefferstown Road.