POWER Library serves as online portal to Pennsylvania’s Library Resources |Oct 29, 2014

Looking for information and don’t know where to start? Your Kutztown Community Library can help!

Kutztown Magic Convention & Evening Show Nov. 8 |Oct 29, 2014

The Society of American Magicians Association 92 and the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 57 will hold the 39th Annual Kutztown Magic Convention at Kutztown Middle School Nov. 8.

Rep. Charlie Dent honored by the National Association of Manufacturers |Oct 29, 2014

Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) was praised by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) for his voting record in the current Congress. The organization recognized Representative Dent with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence.

A Look Back in History: Frontier Roots between our PA Dutch and Canada |Oct 29, 2014

When researching the ethnic heritage of the PA German/ Dutch, I traveled to Ontario Canada to visit their early American museums of the PA Dutch natives who immigrated from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pioneer the farmlands of Colonial Canada.

Rodeo the Zombie Girl: Fleetwood girl, 8, serves as Honorary Zombie in 3rd annual “ Zombie Mud Run” at ​Shocktoberfest |Oct 29, 2014

Rodeo Marie Hanson, an 8-year-old Fleetwood girl, served as Honorary Zombie, for the second year in a row during the 3rd annual Zombie Mud Run at ​Shocktoberfest in Sinking Spring.

Opinion Column: Politicians should have integrity, truthfulness, fiscal responsibility, transparency & more |Oct 29, 2014


New search tool helps KU students find off-campus housing |Oct 29, 2014

Kutztown Community Partnership partnered with, a company specializing in providing academic institutions with off-campus housing solutions.

Guest Column: PennDOT planners content to propose shortsighted solutions that disregard obvious need for 222 massive upgrade |Oct 29, 2014

I moved to Allentown in 2002. Driving to work on my first day at Kutztown University, stuck behind a trash truck for several miles of two-lane no-passing zone on US 222 until the Kutztown bypass, I wondered, through the inescapable stench, what I had gotten myself into.

What’s Cooking with Linda: Black Forest Coffee Cake |Oct 29, 2014

If you enjoy a great Black Forest Cake, then you will really enjoy making this “coffee cake”. This black forest cake is made in one pan, NOT iced, served from the pan - easy to make, easy to transport, a great treat instead of the usual cinnamon coffee cake a lot of people serve.

Bethesda Baptist Church in Warwick Twp. church hosts Fall Fellowship at Morgantown home |Oct 29, 2014

A historical church family celebrated fall fellowship at a Morgantown’s Quaintance family home on Rank Road.

Robeson Township concerned about driving safety due to potholes on Outlook Road |Oct 29, 2014

Robeson Township Board of Supervisors expressed safety concerns for those driving on pothole damaged Outlook Road and wish to address drainage issues to make sure the roads are fixed correctly beyond a cosmetic fix.

Playcrafters of Skippack to present ‘Dark of the Moon’ this weekend |Oct 29, 2014

In the spirit of Halloween, Playcrafters of Skippack has chosen the ethereally spirited “Dark of the Moon” as its fall season production, where witches, superstition, and young love mix into a cauldron of tragedy amid the rustic setting of the Appalachian Mountains.

Reel Experiences with Rob Humanick: Still waters run deep in ‘Love is Strange’ |Oct 29, 2014

Heartbreakers don’t come much more true to life than in “Love is Strange,” the latest from filmmaker virtuoso Ira Sachs, whose past work includes the marvelous “Forty Shades of Blue” and “Married Life.

Hamburg Rotary learns about the life of Jacob Balthaser |Oct 29, 2014

Hamburg Rotarian Fred Sheeler gave a presentation at the Oct. 23 Rotary meeting on the life of Jacob Balthaser. Jacob was most well known in Hamburg as the owner of Balthaser’s Store at Third and State Sts.

Iron Chef competition returns to Hamburg Nov. 2 |Oct 29, 2014

Iron Chef is a fundraiser for the Hamburg Area Education Foundation (HAEF) which provides grants to students and teachers for educational opportunities and it is also a day about food. It will be Nov.

Lead-contaminated Hamburg site discussed at recent DEP meeting |Oct 29, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a public meeting on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss a proposal for excavation and restoration of a Hamburg site containing lead-contaminated soils and battery casings.

Hamburg resident pushes for bill to increase nail technician hours |Oct 29, 2014

“This is what I do every day. This is my passion,” said Kim McCloud, Hamburg native and professional nail technician. “This is my calling. This is what I want to do.”

Hamburg student athletes advocate quality character at Tilden Elementary |Oct 29, 2014

Thirty-eight members of Hamburg Area’s Leadership In Student Athletes (LISA) group traveled to Tilden Elementary Center to advocate for being a person of quality character on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Twin Valley High School November Intern of the MonthGwen Bauer learns much at Tri County Record |Oct 28, 2014

Gwen Bauer, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named November’s Intern of the Month.

Conestoga Christian Volleyball team in District Championship |Oct 28, 2014

Conestoga Christian played in its 3rd CCAC championship in 5 years, yet is still looking for its first CCAC title.

Celebrating Daniel’s 280th birthday at The Homestead |Oct 28, 2014

In celebration of Daniel’s 280th birthday, we invite you to the Daniel Boone Homestead for an afternoon of birthday festivities including a presentation by Henry Miller, colonial toys and games, and birthday cake.

Oasis for Kutztown kids: Safe hangout place for middle schoolers; students write for Cougar Chronicle |Oct 28, 2014

Editor’s Note: story is continuation from last week’s “Kutztown Strong, committed to making a difference” article.

The Southern Berks News: Trick-or-Treating nights |Oct 28, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 30 Exeter Township: 5:30-9 p.m.

‘Aging Parent Fair’ provides essential resources to adult children |Oct 28, 2014

A team of diverse professionals serving the aging population in Berks County and dedicated to assisting their adult children, has come together to provide the “Aging Parent Fair.” The “Fair” provides attendees with financial resources, care alternatives, assistive services and connections to the people and programs who can serve them and their loved ones.

Twin Valleys Garden Club shares flower arranging at Camphill Soltane |Oct 28, 2014

As part of their community outreach program, members of the Twin Valleys Garden Club conducted a “Michaelmas Celebration” for residents and counselors at Camphill Soltane on Sept. 24.

Caernarvon Township Aging Parent Fair provides resources to adult children |Oct 28, 2014

A team of diverse professionals serving the aging population in Berks County and dedicated to assisting their adult children, has come together to provide the Aging Parent Fair.

Exeter Township School District is in search of bus drivers |Oct 28, 2014

The Exeter Township School District is in search of bus drivers to transport students to and from the schools, according to district transportation supervisor, Rick Wegman.

Bethel woman taken into custody for child abuse, 14-month-old victim in critical condition |Oct 28, 2014

A Bethel woman was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police on the criminal charges of Criminal Attempt/Murder of the 1st degree, Aggravated Assault (three counts), Simple Assault and Endangering the Welfare of Children for an incident that occurred on Oct.

Halloween safety message for kids and teens from police |Oct 28, 2014

“Fall is now upon us, I hope you and your family have adjusted well to the new school year. It is the time of year where the leaves are changing, the cool breeze is blowing, and pumpkin coffee is flowing.

Boone Area Library is in need volunteers |Oct 28, 2014

The Boone Area Library is in need volunteers for their annual Breakfast with Santa event. Looking for volunteers for morning shifts, our gift-wrapping table at the Community Center during the Craft Show, and the Christmas movies and snacks during the evening (6 - 7:30 p.

Blazer Foundation seeks Daniel Boone Alumni for Alumni Committee |Oct 28, 2014

The Blazer Foundation, the 501(c)3 organization that partners with the Daniel Boone School District to support and enhance the educational experiences for the students of the Daniel Boone School District, is seeking Daniel Boone Alumni to engage in an Alumni Committee.

Berks Youth Chorus first concert of season slated for Nov. 2 |Oct 28, 2014

The Berks Youth Chorus will host their first concert in the 2014-2015 Season, Why We Sing, 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Atonement Lutheran Church, in Wyomissing, Pa.

Getting to know your Sunny Crest Neighbor: Meet Grace Martin |Oct 28, 2014

I was born in Lancaster County at home in 1964 and I will be 50 years old in the end of November. In 2007 my dad passed on and my mom is 94 years old and lives with my sister.

Miller-Keystone Blood Center sponsors Social Media Photo Campaign to celebrate Veterans Day |Oct 28, 2014

In recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 11, Miller-Keystone Blood Center is sponsoring a Social Media Photo Contest (#MKBCMyVeteran ) from Nov. 3-Nov. 13.

Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Experimental film box set offers multifaceted look at film history |Oct 28, 2014

In almost any year, the recently released compilation of the works of Bill Morrison, 1996-2013, courtesy Icarus Films, would be the cinephile’s most essential home viewing purchase. Adventurous filmgoers will find virtually endless riches here – due to both the quantity of material included (roughly eight hours’ worth, making the $50 retail price look downright generous), but the ineffable depths, artistic and culture, that this particular work affords.

Pickfest, ‘A Celebration of Americana,’ fills rail yard |Oct 27, 2014

Pickfest took center stage at its new location at the Boyertown Rail Yard on Saturday, Oct. 25. This year’s event, coined “A Celebration of Americana” by organizers, had plenty of live music, barbecue, beer, wine and cider for attendees.

Garden Spot Village hosts 1st Pack-A-Palooza for Operation Christmas Child |Oct 27, 2014

New Holland’s Garden Spot Village residents and volunteers gathered in the Village Chapel Oct. 21 for a packing party of 100 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Ask Esther: Clean up messy credit to get keys to dream home |Oct 27, 2014

Dear Esther – My wife and I have decided on the area we’d like to raise our kids in and found a house we love. In the process, we were disappointed to find out our credit score is not high enough to purchase.

Through My Kitchen Window: |Oct 27, 2014

It’s time! This is the week I answer your food and cooking questions, and share your favorite recipes.

Focus on the Family: Marriage may not be right answer for expectant couple |Oct 27, 2014

Q: Should I marry my pregnant girlfriend? Our relationship has always been one of convenience, and neither of us considered it permanent. She intends to raise the baby, and I want to do my part. But my girlfriend has some significant life issues, and we’d face huge obstacles if we married.

Twin Valley High School: NOPE presents student assembly on dangers of substance abuse |Oct 27, 2014

Did you know that between 2009 and 2013, there were 58 drug overdose deaths in Berks County? Or that one in five teens has abused prescription drugs?

Twin Valley High School Spirit Week: seniors serve as role models of school spirit |Oct 27, 2014

Twin Valley High School, like many other schools across Berks County, has Spirit Week the week before the Homecoming Dance, which usually occurs that Saturday. The week includes a different theme for each day to lead up to the dance.

Morgantown American Legion donates flag to Village Library |Oct 27, 2014

On Oct. 17, Roger Jacobs Commander of the American Legion Post 537 was contacted by Roseann Thomas of Morgantown that the Village Library was in need of an American flag. It had torn off during the rain storm the night before.

Friends of Honey Brook Library installed Sharing Library Box at Community Center |Oct 27, 2014

Friends of Honey Brook Library have installed a Sharing Library Box at Indian Run Park in their Community Center. The Box is filled with donated books for children, teenagers and adults. Residents of the Park will be encouraged to take a book, share a book, return a book or keep a book.

Hamburg area church calendar |Oct 27, 2014

Salem-Berne United Methodist Church

Police seek info on May 30 Rockland Township home burglary |Oct 27, 2014

PA State Police seek information in burglary case

Hamburg’s From the Early Files |Oct 27, 2014

25 Years Ago Nov. 1, 1989 >> The six-division King Frost Parade, sponsored by the Hamburg Jaycees, consisted of about 130 units including 15 musical groups, colorful floats, drill groups, beauty queens such as the Berks County and Hamburg Junior Misses, quite a few masqueraders and Jaycee celebrities from around the state.

Kutztown Hot Dog Eating Contest benefits Animal Rescue League of Berks County |Oct 27, 2014

Potts’ U and Kutztown University’s Greek Life partner together to host a hot dog eating competition to raise funds for the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Inc.

Hamburg area calendar of events |Oct 27, 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.

Small Beginnings: He turns the seasons around and then she changes her crown |Oct 27, 2014

These lines from an obscure song in the animated classic, “Charlotte’s Web” haunt me in this transitional time of year. Father Time turns the seasons. Mother Earth adjusts her garb accordingly.