TRI COUNTY LOCAL

49th Annual Duryea Day Antique & Classic Car & Truck Show and Flea Market comes to Boyertown Community Park Aug. 30 |Aug 22, 2014

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is pleased to hold the 49th Annual Duryea Day Antique & Classic Car & Truck Show and Flea Market on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Boyertown Community Park from 9 a.

A Look Back in History: American Oral History Recalled by Natives at Salem Church Picnic |Aug 22, 2014

Sunday, August 3rd, Salem UCC Church of Spangsville, Oley Township, held its annual church picnic among the picturesque grove of trees in historic Earl Township. Frequently known as “Wood Choppertown,” among the Colonial natives of Oley Township, who recalled descendants supplying the Oley Furnace and Oley Forge with charcoal to produce iron manufactured goods to meet the needs of the United States Republic during Colonial times.

Letter to the Editor: Support of the Willow Street Project |Aug 22, 2014

Dear Editor, I was encouraged to write this letter in support of the Willow Street development project after reading Nancy Unger’s letter that appeared in the Patriot two weeks ago.

From Arthur’s Policy Desk: Ferguson, MO: The Mixture of Race, Crime, Police Use of Force and the Utility of Riots |Aug 22, 2014

On August 9th, Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. As soon as the killing was made public, every politician, platitude, accusation, argument, justification, rationalization and defense that exists in these types of situations was heard on T.

Life is peachy at St. Paul’s UCC |Aug 22, 2014

St. Paul’s UCC, Amityville, raised as much as $10,000 to help fund missions and to support the church’s Family Life Mission Center at their annual Peach Festival on Aug. 16. The festival included fun for the whole family and peaches, peaches, peaches.

Governor Mifflin board addresses grievances of a divorced dad and gives the nod to several projects, appointments |Aug 22, 2014

A range of initiatives and activities for 2014-2015, covering the curriculum and extra-curricular, received the nod from the Governor Mifflin School District Board members at the Aug. 18 board meeting even as one parent drew attention to a particularly vexatious administrative loophole.

Union wants a turn lane for River Bridge Road |Aug 22, 2014

The Union Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Aug. 19 for Board Chairman Donald E. Basile to meet with Penn DOT officials on Sept. 10 or 11 regarding the installation of a left turn lane from Route 724 eastbound onto northbound River Bridge Road.

Amity to study road improvement costs |Aug 22, 2014

The Amity Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved to accept the Roadway Sufficiency Analysis report prepared by Bogia Engineering, Inc., Wyomissing, during the Aug. 21 meeting. Supervisor Richard L.

Burglary and car thefts reported in Alsace and Pike Townships |Aug 22, 2014

THEFT In the commission of a burglary, an unknown person gained entry into a Pike Township residence through an unlocked front door between Aug. 16 and Aug. 21. A hunting cross-bow and acoustic guitar were removed from the residence.

On The Record with Carol: The Wolf’s at the Door |Aug 22, 2014

Monday, Aug. 19, President Barack Obama urged the Iraqis to unite because ‘the wolf’s at the door’ and the U.S. air strikes can only accomplish so much, http://www.ndtv.com.

Reverse Transfer first of its kind; Innovative college agreement provides new option for students at Kutztown University and Montgomery County Community College |Aug 22, 2014

Kutztown >> Montgomery County Community College and Kutztown University made a bit of history on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Last day to register for Amity Idol approaches |Aug 22, 2014

The singing stakes are higher this year for the 2nd Annual Amity Idol at Daniel Boone’s Community Days with bigger cash prizes and more participation from the audience.

Montgomery County Community College President returns to White House for college opportunity working session |Aug 21, 2014

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) President Dr. Karen A. Stout returns to the White House Aug. 12 to continue the national dialog on college readiness that began on Jan. 16, 2014 during a summit convened by U.

Birdsboro and Douglassville community nurse is a free resource for all |Aug 21, 2014

“I’m here for them,” nurse Sue Shobe wants to relay to the residents of the Birdsboro and Douglassville areas.

ALS fundraiser getting a cool reception |Aug 21, 2014

So have you been challenged yet?

Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA holds annual Award Ceremony |Aug 21, 2014

The Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA holds an annual Award Ceremony to recognize the girls who have earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. This year’s event was held on July 27, 2014 at St.

Playcrafters of Skippack presents The Crucible |Aug 21, 2014

While the Delaware Valley surprisingly hasn’t experienced the dreaded dog days of summer typical of August, still there is an element of substantial heat simmering amongst the cast of Playcrafters as they prepare to bring Arthur Miller’s 1953 Tony Award Winning Play, The Crucible, to the main stage this week.

Boyertown’s downtown welcomes dogs for Dog Days of August |Aug 20, 2014

Saturday, Aug. 16, marked Building a Better Boyertown’s 6th Dog Days of August. The event gave community members and their canines the opportunity to meet and greet each other while visiting downtown.

Run4Sam gives back to community in runner’s memory |Aug 20, 2014

Runners, walkers and supporters spent a rainy morning at Gring’s Mill Park on Sunday morning, Aug. 17, for the seventh annual Run4Sam. The 4 mile or 10K race and 2 mile walk followed by kids fun run is in memory and honor of Samuel Brooklyn Reed, a Schuylkill Valley High School graduate and cross country runner who was killed by a hit and run drunk driver while attending the University of Pittsburgh on September 1, 2007.

Concert in the Park in Honey Brook: Spirit Wing offers something for everyone |Aug 20, 2014

Honey Brook Borough >> Burning sage, social dances, and contemporary Native American music. I’ve never been to an actual pow wow, but I can imagine that Honey Brook’s concert in the park would only be the start of one.

Small Beginnings: Get your ice bucket ready for a very worthy cause |Aug 19, 2014

The world is not without worthwhile opportunities to be charitable is it? Every day we see commercials and receive solicitations in our mail box for various noble causes, all seeking donations to promote their cause or fund a cure.

National Penn Ranked 28th Largest Ag Lender in the U.S. |Aug 19, 2014

National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPBC) announced on Aug. 6 it has been ranked the 28th largest agricultural business lender in total dollar volume, according to the most recent data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio wins $25,000 marketing campaign on KYW Newsradio |Aug 19, 2014

Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio has won the KYW Newsradio 2014 Small Business Challenge marketing campaign worth $25,000.

Retired U.S. Marshal supervisor appointed as Chief Deputy of the Berks County Sheriff’s Office |Aug 19, 2014

Sheriff Eric J. Weaknecht has appointed Bryant M. Semenza, a retired US Marshal supervisor, as Chief Deputy of the Berks County Sheriff’s Office effective August 13, 2014.

Cars line up for Boyertown Lady Bears car wash |Aug 19, 2014

The Borough of Boyertown was bustling on Saturday. With events scheduled in the area throughout the day bringing a steady traffic flow through town, it seemed the perfect day for one local sports team to wash some cars in order to raise funds for the upcoming season.

No room for error |Aug 19, 2014

After climbing 14,410 feet to the summit of Mount Rainier, Scott Wallace knew exactly how he wanted to live the moment.

Fizz, Boom, Read summer readingButterflies take over finaleButterfly Guy introduces his winged companions to young readers at Village Library |Aug 19, 2014

Moths, butterflies, silkworms, caterpillars — dumb bugs all, that is, until you hear Rick Mikula describe them.

Hamburg administrators introduce STEM initiatives, directors vote on new Tilden principal |Aug 19, 2014

Hamburg Area administrators introduced school directors to the district’s STEM initiatives for the 2014-15 school year on Aug. 11, .

Montgomery County Special Olympics honors partnership with MCCC |Aug 18, 2014

Special Olympics Pennsylvania, Montgomery County (SOPMC) athletes presented Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) with a banner on Aug. 7 to celebrate more than 20 years of partnership.

Hamburg area calendar of events |Aug 18, 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.

Welcome to my World: My son, a tinker-of-all-trades |Aug 18, 2014

My son, Kevin, the only boy in a family of four children, was a tinker-of-all-trades. When he was around 11 years old, I was a divorced Mom living in a modular home on my brother’s land. I also worked as a bookkeeper for my brother’s sanitation business.

Exeter Library Summer Reading Program Sizzles with Ms. Frizzle |Aug 18, 2014

All aboard the Magic School Bus! Exeter Community Library kicked off the last week of the 2014 Summer Reading Program with a visit from the Magic School Bus. Ms. Frizzle was joined by about 500 children who toured the bus and enjoyed science experiments, crafts, prizes, and, of course, books on Aug.

Boone board discusses fundraising |Aug 18, 2014

At its first meeting for 2014-15 the Daniel Boone School Board was already discussing money, but the focus was something other than the annual budget. Instead, the focus on Aug. 11 was on the number of fundraisers organized by the school district to support school programs and for other charities.

Up to Speed with David Barr: Restart of Gordon’s life part 2 |Aug 18, 2014

Hello readers, Under the threat of cloudy skies and rain, Jeff Gordon proved that the Drive for Five is still alive and well with a convincing win at Michigan. Gordon started on the pole and led the second-most laps on the day, but he had to fend off the likes of Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Paul Menard, and teammate Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Zettlemoyer’s Bridge replacement talks move forward in Greenwich Township |Aug 18, 2014

Zettlemoyer’s Bridge moved closer to being replaced with an entirely new structure.

Shirley Moyer of Oley Township inducted into Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors Secretary Hall of Fame |Aug 18, 2014

In 1979, Shirley Moyer was working at a bank when one of her regular customers asked a question that would change the course of her career. The customer was the treasurer of the municipal authority in Oley Township, Berks County, and the question was whether Moyer would consider a new job.

Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Under-rated superhero sequel swings onto home video |Aug 18, 2014

Like any number of recent big-budget movies – particularly those of the superhero/sequel variety – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” bites off more than it can properly chew, with too many underdeveloped antagonists and frequently on-the-nose dialogue that makes the mistake of speaking directly to the themes at play.

Matt Roloff, of TLC’s ‘Little People, Big World,’ visits Penn State Berks |Aug 18, 2014

The father figure in TLC’s “Little People, Big World” has taught us that what your parents pass on to you lives generation to generation.

‘Fairs are all about our families,’ including acrobatic act at Kutztown Fair |Aug 18, 2014

“Fairs are all about our families and our animals and agriculture and sharing, that’s what the fair is all about,” said Lolly Lesher, Publicity Volunteer for Kutztown Fair.

Kutztown Relay for Life paints Kutztown Fair purple for Cancer Awareness Night |Aug 18, 2014

Relay for Life painted Kutztown Fair purple on Thursday, Aug. 14, for Cancer Awareness Night.

Chile Pepper Food Festival at Bowers Park Sept. 5 & 6 |Aug 18, 2014

The 19th Annual Bowers Chile Pepper Food Festival is set for Friday and Saturday September 5 and 6 at Bill DeLong Memorial Park in Bowers. A donation of $2 per person is requested. Parking is free in the park.

Thinking Out Loud by Connie Schaeffer: Weeds and Seeds |Aug 18, 2014

Green thumb? No, not me! Growing up on a farm does not guarantee that you will develop the gift of gardening.

A Look Back in History by Richard H. Shaner: Tigger, the stray cat at the Town Crier’s House |Aug 18, 2014

On July 23, Loveable Tigger, the adopted stray cat at the Kutztown Town Crier’s House, passed away from old age.

St. John’s Day Care in Kutztown clowns around at Penny Circus |Aug 18, 2014

This year St. John’s Day Care had fun clowning around at our annual Penny Circus.

Kutztown 9-year-old girl donates hair to Children With Hair Loss |Aug 18, 2014

Maisy Kellum of Kutztown recently donated 9 inches of her hair to Children With Hair Loss.

Hunting & Fishing sports show hosted in Kempton |Aug 18, 2014

The Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza runs Aug. 23 and 24 at the Kempton Fairgrounds.

Kutztown team wins Blacktop Baseketball League title |Aug 17, 2014

The Blacktop Jr. Basketball League held its championship game at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown on Aug. 13. Two Guys Plumbing, a local team from Kutztown, came out on top to win the championship in the team’s second year of existence.

Hamburg area church calendar |Aug 17, 2014

Salem E.C. Church 2150 Old 22, Lenhartsville

Hamburg’s From the Early Files |Aug 17, 2014

25 Years Ago August 23, 1989 Tammy Balthaser, vice president of the Pennsylvania FFA Association was one of over 100 state FFA officers who recently met with President George Bush. President Bush welcomed the state officers and adult FFA leaders to Washington D.

Go fish for reel, relaxing summer fun |Aug 17, 2014

Summer is rushing by, and our family realized this week we had yet to enjoy a favorite family activity together: fishing. Fishing is something most children enjoy from the time they are old enough to hold a rod (and parents are comfortable having them near sharp hooks).