TRI COUNTY LOCAL

More than 7,000 come out for PA BBQ FEST at Leesport Market |Jul 16, 2018

More than 7,000 people attended the PA BBQ FEST over two days at the Leesport Farmers Market on July 7 and 8, hosted by David Shefter, owner of the Penn Werner Hotel in downtown Wernersville, and his family.

28th annual Belt Sander Race benefits National Multiple Sclerosis Society |Jul 16, 2018

The 28th Annual Belt Sander Race to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was held on July 14 at Bertie’s Inn, 160 Old Friedensburg Road in Exeter Township. All proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

40 youth Reach Out during Hamburg mission week |Jul 14, 2018

With water spraying and laughter echoing down the street, Hamburg youth washed cars at a free car wash for community members held outside Journey Cafe in Hamburg on July 13.

An island paradise in the woods at Camp Edmar |Jul 13, 2018

During the week of June 25 to 29, the woods of Camp Edmar became an island paradise for 60 Girl Scouts who attended a week-long Girl Scout day camp. Girl Scouts from Kutztown, Fleetwood, Brandywine, Tulpehocken and surrounding areas from all levels of Scouting — Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes attended the camp.

Local students honored at SkillsUSA Workforce Development event |Jul 13, 2018

Career and technical students in Pennsylvania won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2018 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 27 and 28. More than 6,300 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education.

Berks official among graduates in county leadership training |Jul 13, 2018

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL), a premier professional development program, recently graduated six county officials from its two and a half-day intensive training.

Swing Fever brings back swinging sounds of Big Bands to Kutztown Park |Jul 12, 2018

Take a trip back in time to the sounds of the Big Bands during that Swing era, as we welcome the return of the renowned swing band Swing Fever to the Kutztown Park Bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 21.

Studio B announces $1,000 donation toward trail study |Jul 11, 2018

Studio B Art Gallery is proud to announce a $1,000 donation toward the Secret Valley Trail Feasibility Study toward the development of six-plus miles of the trail in Boyertown Borough, Colebrookdale Township, Douglass Township and possibly Amity Township, Berks County.

Parkinson’s Therapy Programs helps residents at Chestnut Knoll |Jul 11, 2018

Is it Parkinson’s disease or is it something else? Over 1 million people are living with Parkinson’s disease; but tremors, rigid muscles, shuffling walk or vocal changes could indicate other movement disorders.

Local student attends Misericordia Career Exploration Camp |Jul 11, 2018

Misericordia University recently hosted 40 rising high school seniors from 10 states and one foreign country on campus for the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Career Exploration Camp in June. The students came to the camp from as far away as Texas, North Carolina, Indiana and Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

Charging stations to debut at Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles |Jul 11, 2018

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles has taken a giant step into the future by installing electric vehicle charging stations for our visitors to utilize. These new chargers — four Tesla and two universal connectors — will be installed for use in the museum’s parking lot across from the main entrance along South Walnut Street.

Kutztown Community Library recognizes library volunteer Barbara Stolz |Jul 11, 2018

The Kutztown Community Library is proud to recognize Barbara Stolz for all of the hard work she puts into volunteering at the library. For many years, Stolz has worked with the library in an effort to make it the best place it can be.

Kutztown Community Library hosts bus trip to Philadelphia stadiums |Jul 11, 2018

Join the Kutztown Community Library on Aug. 13 as they host a bus trip to the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies’ sports stadiums.

All Aboard the Kutztown Library Express! |Jul 11, 2018

Hop on the Allentown and Auburn Railroad with the Kutztown Community Library on Aug. 4.

Tackling student loan debt requires early planning |Jul 11, 2018

What does student debt look like in America? The numbers speak for themselves.

Twin Valley Rotary inducts new president |Jul 11, 2018

Chris Doyle was inducted as the 22nd president of the Twin Valley Rotary at the club’s June 28 meeting at the Windmill Restaurant. Chris will be serving from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Tri County Record Community Calendar July 17 |Jul 11, 2018

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Tri County Record Calendar.

Twin Valley support staff union votes to authorize a strike |Jul 11, 2018

Union members present at a recent meeting of The Twin Valley Education Support Personnel Association (TVESPA) voted unanimously to authorize a strike.

Garden Spot Village hosts Marketplace Vacation Bible School |Jul 11, 2018

Garden Spot Village will host a three-day Marketplace Vacation Bible School with the theme “Jesus is my Teacher,” July 17-19, from 9-11:30 a.m. each morning.

StarFest 2018 hosted by The ChesMont Astronomical Society |Jul 11, 2018

Join the ChesMont Astronomical Society for a wonderful evening of astronomy on Saturday, Aug.11, from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson (off Route 345 at Hopewell Road).

Thrivent Action Team builds Little Free Library |Jul 11, 2018

A Thrivent Action Team at Robeson Lutheran Church hosted a project to build a new “Little Free Library” on Plow Road in Mohnton.

Mission Trip Birdsboro returns to July 18 |Jul 11, 2018

Mission Trip Birdsboro was started by St. Paul’s UCC in Birdsboro in 2014 to help local homeowners in need with maintenance and home repairs. Five years later, it has grown to six local churches working together to help in the community.

Kutztown Kruizz attracts anticipated 300 vehicles, thousands of spectators |Jul 11, 2018

Cars of all sorts head to Kutztown on Saturday, July 28 for the 4th annual Kutztown Kruizz.

Berks native debuts new web series ‘Cypher’ at Reading IMAX |Jul 11, 2018

Berks County native and current Los Angeles resident Joseph Lisa debuts his new web series prologue “Cypher” during a free screening at the Reading Movies 11 and IMAX on Sunday, July 29, at 4 p.

BCTC Culinary Arts team wins gold in food innovations |Jul 10, 2018

Berks Career and Technology Center Culinary Arts students Geoffrey Nagle, Boyertown High School student, and Autumn Schabener, Exeter High School student, won gold medals in Food Innovations at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference which made them advance to the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA.

Man run over by bulldozer during police pursuit; death ruled accidental |Jul 10, 2018

A man was run over by a bulldozer during a police pursuit on State Game Lands in Penn Township on July 9. Pennsylvania State Police ruled the death accidental.

Twin ValleyRotary presents $1,000 to Honey Brook Libray |Jul 10, 2018

The Twin Valley Rotary Club presented a check for $1,000 to the Honey Brook Library Director, Jennifer Spade, at its recent meeting.

Tri County Record Community Calendar July 10 |Jul 10, 2018

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Tri County Record Calendar.

Honey Brook author publishes ‘The Lost Years’ and ‘Dream State’ |Jul 10, 2018

Honey Brook author SM Jones continues her writing with the nationwide release of two (2) more books bringing her published novel count to four - all available on Amazon.

Honey Brook students celebrate International Mud Day |Jul 10, 2018

Students at Tel Hai School Age Summer Camp in Honey Brook celebrated International Mud Day on Friday, June 29. Students ranging from first grade to eighth grade enjoyed the day by connecting with nature and the earth beneath their feet, getting their hands messy and playing in the mud.

American Legion Post 537’s first golf outing a huge success |Jul 10, 2018

On Saturday, May 5h, the Manor Golf Club in Sinking Spring played host to the Colonel Jacob P. Morgan American Legion Post 537’s first Annual Golf Outing in support of their Building Fund Campaign.

Keystone Social Club hosts annual Golf Tournament |Jul 10, 2018

The 2018 Keystone Social Club recently held their annual Keystone Social Club Golf Tournament, a two-man scramble golf tournament held at Green Acres Golf Course in Bernville.

Leesport Summer Playground Program kicks off |Jul 10, 2018

The Leesport Summer Playground Program returned Monday July 9 after a lengthy hiatus, but there’s no break in the number of activities on this years’ 5-week schedule.

6 youth paddle Lehigh River, hike Appalachian Trail |Jul 10, 2018

Six members of the Hawk Mountain Conservation Corps (HMCC) service learning program braved the heat over what was considered an extreme heat wave. They trekked more than 40 miles over the 4th of July weekend making a circumference of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in the Kempton area.

A Look Back in History: National Register property owners maintain and preserve our heritage |Jul 10, 2018

In the shadow of the Berks County Conservancy, volunteers who had surveyed the historic early American heritage of the East Penn Valley decades ago, modern citizens could not believe it was possible for a civilized community such as ours to demolish one of our landmark buildings, which was once slated to be put on the National Register of Historic buildings in the United States!

Run to the Rock 2018 |Jul 9, 2018

The final races of the Blue Mountain Wildlife Trail Race Series for 2018 were held June 23 with the Run to the Rock 2018. Just enough rain overnight to make the trails seriously muddy. Just cool enough to be comfortable.

Yocum Teens perform ‘The Commedia Rapunzel’ at Berks libraries |Jul 7, 2018

Yocum Institute Teens present “The Commedia Rapunzel” at Berks County libraries for the Summer Reading Program.

Become a LEGO Master Builder at Kutztown Community Library |Jul 6, 2018

Everything is awesome; everything is cool when you’re building with a friend! The Kutztown Community Library invites children ages three and up to build and socialize with others at LEGO Crew.

Firefly open forum discusses meaning of the Constitution |Jul 6, 2018

Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown hosted Andrew “Andy” Arnold’s presentation and open forum discussion on the Constitution on July 2.

Fleetwood Band Together to Fight Breast Cancer features music, food, fun |Jul 6, 2018

The 7th annual Band Together to Fight Breast Cancer event was held in Fleetwood on June 23, from noon to 7 p.m.

Winds blow ‘Mary Poppins’ to Fleetwood July 19 to 21 |Jul 6, 2018

Fleetwood Community Theatre is proud to announce the opening of “Mary Poppins” on July 19. The production will play at the Fleetwood High School Auditorium, 803 N. Richmond St., Fleetwood, for four performances only, July 19, July 20 and July 21 at 7 p.

Crews respond to heavy equipment rollover in Richmond Township |Jul 6, 2018

Emergency responders were dispatched to a heavy equipment rollover accident at 1432 Saucony Road in Richmond Township at 3:55 p.m. on July 5.

Salem Belleman’s of Mohrsville lends helping hand on mission trip to Maine |Jul 6, 2018

A group of 12 individuals from Salem Belleman’s Church in Mohrsville travelled to Orland, Maine from June 16-23 to serve through an organization called H.O.M.E. Inc. (Homeowners Organized for More Employment).

Rockin’ Reptiles show visits Berks libraries this summer |Jul 6, 2018

Jesse Rothacker and his reptile friends from Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary in Lancaster County are entertaining young audiences around Berks County this summer with their Rockin’ Reptiles show, visiting Berks County libraries for the Summer Reading Program.

Food trucks return to Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles |Jul 6, 2018

BOYERTOWN >> The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles recently hosted its fourth annual Food Truck Fair in the museum’s parking lot.

SUV rolls over on Route 222 bypass, driver injured |Jul 6, 2018

An SUV rolled over onto its roof on Route 222 bypass on July 3. The driver sustained minor injuries that sent her to the hospital.

Longswamp Township Independence Day Celebration |Jul 6, 2018

Longswamp Township hosted an Independence Day Celebration on June 30 that featured family fun, entertainment by the Blue Mountain Gang of Fleetwood and fireworks by Sky Shooter Displays by ZY Pyrotechnics LLC.

Tragic ties bind sheriff’s deputies in Berks, Chester counties |Jul 5, 2018

West Chester >> A somber ceremony in the Chester County Sheriff’s Office underscored a concept of interconnectedness popularized in the John Guare play entitled “Six Degrees of Separation.

Building a Better Boyertown presents Cruise Night 2018 on July 21 |Jul 5, 2018

Building A Better Boyertown’s Promotions Committee is delighted to present its 11th Annual Cruise Night on Saturday, July 21, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Chestnut Knoll program discusses positive approach to memory care |Jul 5, 2018

Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care is pleased to invite the public to 120 W. Fifth St., on Thursday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion that can help you learn more about caring for your loved ones living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.