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2nd Annual Bark For Life of Boyertown area to be held Event will take place at Oley Valley Fairgrounds once again |Sep 19, 2014

The second annual Bark For Life of Boyertown Area will take place Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Oley Valley Fairgrounds.

Pickin’ in Pa: Rewarding the customer |Sep 19, 2014

When was the last time you were “rewarded” just for being a customer? I’ll admit it has been a long time since I felt special for shopping at a certain place. But, it wasn’t so long ago that merchants “rewarded” their customers with all kinds of gifts just for shopping in their store!

Hay Creek Apple Festival . . . Fun, Food and a Bit of History |Sep 19, 2014

Morgantown >> What brings your family together? Food and fun are most certainly high on the list. This makes the annual Hay Creek Apple Festival at Historic Joanna Furnace the premier attraction to enjoy apple foods and to have out-of-the-ordinary fun.

Getting to Know your Sunny Crest Neighbor: Amelia Rissler |Sep 19, 2014

My name is Amelia Rissler, I am 53 years old and I grew up in Martindale on Gristmill Road.

Twin Valley soccer beats Northeastern 5-0 |Sep 19, 2014

Twin Valley High School soccer team defeated Northeastern Senior High School 5-0 on Sept. 17.

Conestoga Christian stays with tradition |Sep 19, 2014

The Conestoga Christian varsity boys soccer team has a seven-year tradition of starting the season off with a road trip.

Mascaro affiliate purchases Marvin Miller’s Birdsboro Business And Real Estate Holdings |Sep 19, 2014

Well known local businessman, Marvin Miller, and his wife, Glenda, recently entered into an agreement to sell all of their Birdsboro real estate and business holdings to M. B. Investments (“MB”), a J.

Eagle Scout patches parking lot at American Legion Post 626 Birdsboro |Sep 19, 2014

Richard Wike, a junior at Exeter Senior High School and member of Troop 333, put some work towards his Eagle Scout project recently with the American Legion Post 626 Birdsboro.

I-105 radio personality Casey Allyn to sign copies of new cookbook at Oley Fair |Sep 19, 2014

I-105 radio personality Casey Allyn, will be signing copies of her newest cookbook at this year’s Oley Community Fair on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Exeter snuffs out e-ciggs on campus |Sep 19, 2014

The Exeter campus has put a stop to alternative ways of smoking.

2013 Fair Person of the Year returns for 68th annual event; Kevin Bieber serves for 12th year as Oley Fair President |Sep 19, 2014

Kevin D. Bieber was awarded 2013 Fair Person of the Year for his dedication to and involvement with the Oley Valley Community Fair, the Oley Valley community and the Pennsylvania State Fair Association.

Exeter board allows parental option for Chromebook insurance |Sep 19, 2014

The Exeter Township School Board voted against the purchase of approximately over 1,000 Chromebooks at a price ranging between $375,000 and $405,000 during their Tuesday, Sept. 16 meeting. The requested purchase would result in providing Chromebooks for students in grades 10 through 12.

Gov. Corbett serves ice cream treats in Kenhorst |Sep 19, 2014

The cool September air crackled with anticipated outside of the Kenhorst Dairy Queen on Tuesday night Sept. 16, where Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett hosted a meet and greet as part of his 2014 campaign for reelection against Tom Wolf, the state’s Democratic candidate.

Fleetwood Community Library Children’s yoga offers ‘great benefits’ |Sep 19, 2014

Fleetwood >> After a year and a half long hiatus, Miss Alicia returned to Fleetwood Area Public Library on Sept. 17 to kick off “Yoga for Kids Ages 5-12.”

Adventure on the river: Terre Hill Boy Scouts canoe and kayak on Susquehanna River |Sep 19, 2014

Terre Hill Boy Scouts Troop 172 recently took a canoe and kayak trip on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River over Labor Day weekend.

Jessica Davis engaged to Derek Ink |Sep 19, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Davis of Mohnton, are pleased to announcement the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Davis to Mr. Derek Ink of Narvon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ink of Narvon.

Morgantown Hard to the Core Mud Run fundraises for cancer patients |Sep 18, 2014

Moregantown >> The rain was not an issue for runners this past weekend. In fact, it made for a more exciting experience.

Boyertown Historical Society sells calendars, holds paranormal investigations |Sep 18, 2014

The Boyertown Historical Society will begin rolling out their end of the year calendar of events beginning this weekend Sept. 19 and 20 with a paranormal investigation and several Haunted Boyertown ghost tours.

Studio B exhibit “Untitled: Art without Artifice” offers artistic freedom and challenge |Sep 18, 2014

In honoring the freedom inherent in the creative process, an anonymous donor invited artists to submit work that need not fit a particular theme or idea, artists who stretch boundaries in their work “because they can.

Kutztown Overlay Districts fail to pass; Silk Mill District shelved |Sep 17, 2014

Kutztown >> The motion for Overlay Districts failed to pass Tuesday night, shelving the Silk Mill District land development proposal.

Fleetwood Community Theatre Spaghetti & Song features theme The Anatomy in Music |Sep 17, 2014

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents an evening of musical talent and food.

Kutztown University & Reading Area Community College sign reverse transfer agreement |Sep 17, 2014

Kutztown University and Reading Area Community College announced Sept. 15 a reverse transfer agreement that will permit eligible students, who transfer from RACC to KU before earning an associate degree from RACC, the opportunity to transfer KU credits back to RACC to apply towards completion of the RACC associate degree concurrent with their enrollment at KU.

Eagle Scout project fills in the cracks |Sep 16, 2014

Richard Wike, a junior at Exeter Senior High School and member of Troop 333, put some work towards his Eagle Scout project recently with the American Legion Post 626 Birdsboro.

With loose change, school raises thousands for soldiers |Sep 16, 2014

On Thursday, Sept. 4, representatives of Amity Elementary Center donated a collection from students and their families to the Keystone Soldiers, a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to supporting those who have served for the country.

Reading Civic Theatre’s ‘Shrek’ captivates young fans |Sep 16, 2014

The best part of Reading Civic Theatre’s production of “Shrek the Musical” was watching all the youngsters in the audience react to the magical characters on stage. Their laughter at Donkey and Shrek’s antics was infectious.

Boone reads bus audio policy |Sep 16, 2014

The Daniel Boone School Board read on Sept. 8 the first draft of a policy to install and operate audio recordings on the district’s school buses.

Environmental Enterprises to pose no hazard |Sep 16, 2014

Representatives of the hazardous waste management company Environmental Enterprises, Inc. said Sept. 10 that its new location in Amity Township would not be a hazard to residents.

Winners announced in BMX, boards and scooters competition |Sep 16, 2014

The autumn gloom failed to put a damper on the 8th Annual eXeter Games, which were initially postponed from Saturday, Sept. 13 due to weather and held instead Sunday, Sept. 14 at Pineland Park. The contestants, some of whom had been on their boards practicing well before the event’s afternoon start, demonstrated no shortage of enthusiasm for their craft, whether their interest included scootering, biking or skateboarding.

Reading Symphony doubles up on opening night guest artists |Sep 16, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. the Reading Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 102nd Season at the Santander Performing Arts Center. The RSO will be featuring two world renowned soloists, Timothy Lees, violin and Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello.

Up to Speed with David Barr: Keselowski starts Chase strong |Sep 16, 2014

Hello readers, Brad Keselowski dominated last week at Richmond to prove that he would be someone to watch in the Chase. In case anyone still doubted Keselowski as a serious title contender, Keselowski silenced his critics on Sunday.

Veteran Benefit to be explained at Chestnut Knoll At Home |Sep 16, 2014

Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, invites all veterans and their spouses to a free educational Veterans Benefits Seminar on Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, located at 1041 E.

Blazer Foundation receives $2,000 donation for high school TV studio |Sep 16, 2014

The Blazer Foundation’s Executive Director, Stephanie Conlon, recently accepted a $2,000 Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation from Kim Hippert-Eversgerd, Commercial Relationship Manager of Susquehanna Bank, to benefit the Daniel Boone School Districts ongoing EITC approved programs.

Traveling Art Show puts Kutztown student art on display: Dancing giraffe, majestic elk, Trashin Fashion art pieces showcased in the community |Sep 16, 2014

Kutztown >> From a dancing giraffe to a “Trashin Fashion” dress made of recycled coffee products, students’ works of art were on full display at the Kutztown School Board meeting Sept.

Grandparents Day Celebration featured classic-car display, food, bake sale, root beer floats and entertainment by Good Intentions |Sep 16, 2014

The Lutheran Home at Topton recently held a Grandparents Day Celebration that included a classic-car display, food, a bake sale, root beer floats, and entertainment by Good Intentions. The goal of the celebration was to recognize the role grandparents play in so many lives.

A Slice of Life: Deep Fried Fare… |Sep 16, 2014

Resistance is simply futile. Despite the fact that the nutritional benefits of anything which is deep-fried is essentially zilch, the scent of funnel cake batter hitting hot oil is oftentimes too great a temptation to resist.

Albright students to hold candlelight vigil for Matt Rein; funeral services set for later this week |Sep 16, 2014

Albright College students will hold a silent candlelight vigil Wednesday night in remembrance of classmate Matt Rein, who died as a result of injuries sustained in a fire last weekend.

Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County to host three part event |Sep 16, 2014

On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County will host a three part event. First and foremost, the day will celebrate 50 years of caring for their important collection of early buildings.

Oley Fair returns for 68th Year; Lego contest, pumpkin weigh-off among new events |Sep 16, 2014

The 68th Annual Oley Valley Community Fair is right around the corner, and a team of administrators has worked diligently alongside volunteers to offer events, contests and entertainment for this popular event.

Albright College community remains in mourning after losing student in fire |Sep 16, 2014

The Albright College community remains in mourning after the weekend fire that caused the death of one student and the hospitalization of two others.

Walbert Funeral Home opens in Fleetwood: Sept. 21 Open house features tours, Veterans Dedication & Ribbon Cutting |Sep 16, 2014

Fleetwood >> Walbert Funeral Home unveils to the community its recently constructed funeral home at an Open House Sept. 21.

Art of the Harvest dinner combines food, wine and paintings: Virginville Hotel chef pairs food with Bernville wine; Kempton artists Jonathan Bond demos his art |Sep 16, 2014

Virginville >> The Art of the Harvest Dinner combines the art of food, wine and paintings at Virginville Hotel Sept. 20.

Kauffman’s 18th annual Antique & Custom Car Show draws large Labor Day crowd |Sep 15, 2014

The Labor Day heat and humidity did little to “wilt” the turnout for Kauffman’s 18th annual Antique & Custom Car Show as more than 450 entries participated and countless spectators viewed the popular event.

Boyertown community raises flag, remembers Sept. 11 |Sep 15, 2014

On Thursday, Sept. 11, Walnut Woods of Boyertown held a flag raising ceremony to reflect on the events and those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Area officials and emergency responders reflected alongside residents of Walnut Woods.

Huff’s hosts informal worship services, Manna |Sep 15, 2014

Huff’s Union Church, Hereford Township, has begun an informal worship service on the third Sunday of each month called Manna.

Berks Gas Truth marches for clean, renewable energy: ‘March is opportunity to make shale gas part of climate discussion’ |Sep 15, 2014

Kutztown >> Berks Gas Truth has already filled two buses and is close to filling a third set to head to the People’s Climate March taking place in New York City on Sept. 21.

Kutztown University professor publishes innovative novel |Sep 15, 2014

Kutztown University Professor Dr. Keith Massie published “Amber in the Moment,” an avant-garde novel which adapts illustrations from Kurt Vonnegut’s “Breakfast of Champions.

Kutztown University professor studies ancient footprints: Romanian cave offers glimpse into early life in Europe |Sep 15, 2014

Kutztown University professor Dr. David Webb has been analyzing ancient footprints from the Ciur-Izbuc Cave in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.

Tri County Record Calendar |Sep 15, 2014

Ongoing & Upcoming Events Shepherd’s Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church FREE meal: Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. 610-273-2848 or email pastor@honeybrookpres.

Ask Esther: Rent being raised; What do I do? |Sep 15, 2014

“Dear Esther, I graduated from college a few years ago and have a job I love. I’ve been renting a townhome and need to renew my lease. In so doing, I was told my rent is going to go up $100 per month.

Welcome to my world: Mom and the peacocks |Sep 15, 2014

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