Fleetwood Area School District: Spotlighting the many student achievements of 2016-17 |May 23, 2017

Each year I enjoy sharing the many accomplishments of our students. These accomplishments range from excellence in academics and vocational skills to excellence in fine arts and athletics.

Hamburg Arts Fest features kid art, chain saw carving demo, art vendors, car show |May 23, 2017

Grey skies clouded the atmosphere at this year’s Hamburg Arts and Crafts Festival and Rolling Art Exhibition on Saturday, May 20, but the day still provided art, food and entertainment for locals.

GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team debuts at Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend |May 23, 2017

For the first time in the team’s 30-year history, the world famous GEICO Skytypers air show team will perform at the 27th Annual Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend, June 2-4 at Reading Regional Airport.

Staff Picks: Best factory tours near Philadelphia |May 23, 2017

It’s no seceret that Pennsylvania is home to some of the most famous brand names in the country but some may be surprised to learn our area is also home to some of the best tours of the factories where those products are made.

Tilden Township Police use social media to spread word about No Trespassing at Rock |May 23, 2017

Tilden Township Police continue to cite people for criminal trespass at The Rock and the Kernsville Dam Recreational Area in Tilden Township.

Taylor Pool crowned Berks County Dairy Princess; Malaina Rhoads crowned Li’l Miss Dairy Princess |May 23, 2017

The 2017-2018 Berks County Dairy Princess is excited to go on a “Milk Adventure” promoting the Berks County Dairy Industry. Taylor Pool was crowned as the 2017-18 Berks County Dairy Princess on May 12 at the Mohrsville Church of the Brethren.

Kutztown native competes in Mrs. Pennsylvania Pageant |May 23, 2017

Kutztown native Caitlin Puccio will be competing in the Mrs. Pennsylvania Pageant on June 10 in Philadelphia.

Good Shepherd Kutztown celebrates move with public wellness event May 31 |May 23, 2017

Good Shepherd Physical Therapy – Kutztown is celebrating its move to a new, larger location by holding a wellness event for the public on Wednesday, May 31 from 3 to 7 p.m. The new site is located at Weis Plaza, 15260 Kutztown Road, Suite 170 in Kutztown and is one of more than 60 facilities in nine Pennsylvania counties operated by Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.

Topton Borough Top Dog street Fair & Car Rally |May 23, 2017

Hosted by Topton Centennial Committee, the 2017 Topton Top Dog Street Fair and Classic and Antique Car Rally and Cruise rolled through Topton Borough on May 20, featuring free Barrel Train Rides, musical entertainment through out the day, DJs, live band SIXTY 30, Car Rally along Broad Alley at the ball field and Car Cruise down Home Avenue, a variety of food, Top Hot Dog Eater Competition and dunk tank.

The King’s Academy launches variable tuition program |May 23, 2017

The King’s Academy launches Variable Tuition, a tuition assistance program aimed at making an outstanding, Christian education available to as many families as possible.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary publishes new children’s book |May 23, 2017

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary staff and interns have published a new children’s book, entitled Percy the Victorious Vulture, which is based on the true and inspirational story of a flightless black vulture in Kempton, PA.

Boyertown Memorial Day plans announced |May 22, 2017

The annual Boyertown Memorial Day Parade will be held Monday, May 29, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Kutztown School Board approves new Chromebooks for 8th graders |May 22, 2017

The Kutztown School Board approved the purchase of new Chromebook laptops for Kutztown Area Middle School 8th graders during their May 15 meeting.

Schwank Town Hall: regionalizing police, Wolf proposes charging for state police coverage |May 22, 2017

Senator Judy Schwank hosted a Town Hall meeting at Brandywine Heights Middle School on May 17 to discuss regionalizing police departments and Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to charge municipalities for contracting with State Police.

Peace. Love. Kutztown unifies community through coloring |May 22, 2017

Peace. Love. Kutztown spread love and unified the community through the simple act of coloring. More than 200 Kutztown Area School District students participated in the coloring contest that ended on Friday, May 5.

Movies return to State Theatre of Boyertown this Friday |May 22, 2017

With the installation of a new digital projector — The State Theatre is ready to show movies.

Railroad excursion to offer view of Pottstown Memorial Day parade featuring Budweiser Clydesdales |May 22, 2017

As part of its annual Salute to the Troops, the Colebrookdale Railroad, will be supporting the Pottstown Memorial Day events. A special reduced fare train to see the famous Budweiser Clydesdales has been scheduled for Memorial Day, May 29.

5-vehicle crash, truck fire closes 78 overnight May 19 |May 22, 2017

A five-vehicle accident, involving two tractor trailer trucks that caught fire, closed eastbound Interstate 78 in Greenwich Township on Friday, May 19. One of the eastbound lanes opened Saturday morning around 9:30 a.

Berks youth compete at Miss PA, Miss PA Outstanding Teen |May 19, 2017

Berks County will be well represented at the Miss Pennsylvania, and also the Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen, in Pittsburgh, in June 2017.

Albright College Receives Bronze Award for Supporting United Way of Berks County |May 19, 2017

Albright College has once again received the Bronze Award from the United Way of Berks County for its support and contributions to the organization’s 2016 campaign.

Animal Rescue League of Berks County slates grassroots event to protect animals |May 19, 2017

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County will be hosting a Grassroots Event to show animal advocates ways to help protect animals in the state of Pennsylvania and provide tools to become an effective citizen lobbyist.

Boyd, Nevius will face off for Berks judge seat |May 19, 2017

Two attorneys will battle it out in November for an open seat on the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.

American Legion of Exeter Township announces Memorial Day plans |May 19, 2017

EXETER >> The American Legion of Exeter Township will host its annual Memorial Day services on Monday, May 29, with the parade beginning at 9 a.m. a the Exeter High School. It will conclude with a service at Forest Hills Memorial Park.

Leesport man killed after truck overturns, spilling 4,000 gallons of milk |May 19, 2017

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> A Leesport man is dead after a tractor-trailer overturned in the 500 block of South Park Avenue of Lower Providence early Thursday morning, May 18.

Boyd, Nevius will face off for Berks judge seat |May 19, 2017

Two attorneys will battle it out in November for an open seat on the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.

Evening of entertainment raises funds for children with medical issues to experience outdoors |May 17, 2017

More than 800 supporters of the One Wish Foundation gathered at the Hamburg Field House on May 13 for an evening of entertainment and fundraising for children with life-changing medical or social conditions to experience the outdoors.

Hamburg Leo Club volunteers for Habitat of Humanity in Connecticut |May 17, 2017

Six Hamburg Area High School Leo Club volunteers went on an annual volunteer trip. This year they went to Connecticut to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Connecticut from April 10 to 13.

Kempton Community Center sponsors refurbished Kempton Fair |May 17, 2017

The Kempton Fair – the one you remember from years ago, starting in 1957 – is alive and well and living in beautiful Kempton.

Police crack down on trespassing at Rock, Kerny Dam |May 17, 2017

Tilden Township Police cited people for Criminal Trespass at The Rock and the Kernsville Dam Recreational Area in Tilden Township on May 15, 16 and 17.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary receives international award for Silhouette Trail |May 17, 2017

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary received the Trail Accessibility Award for its ADA-approved Silhouette Trail from the American Trails National and International Trails Awards Program during the 2017 International Trails Symposium on May 9.

Community Wildlife Habitat hosts 6th Hamburg Garden Tour |May 17, 2017

The Hamburg Community Wildlife Habitat Committee of Our Town Foundation is holding its 6th annual Garden Tour on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fun & Education Half-Day History Camp for Kids in Berks County |May 17, 2017

Treat your kids to an exceptional experience of interactive programs that will open up their knowledge on three different aspects of early life in Berks County. Taking place from Tuesday, July 18 until Thursday, July 20, each day includes a lesson, games, crafts, and hands-on activities.

Northeast Berks Chamber hosts working lunch Protecting Your Business |May 17, 2017

The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce will host is third Working Lunch program, Protecting Your Business, which will be held on Wednesday, June 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Main Street Inn, 401 West Main Street.

Volunteer recognition celebration set for Sunday May 21 |May 17, 2017

A celebration of all volunteers, planned by The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, will be held at the Daniel Boone Homestead on Sunday, May 21, to honor all of the site’s volunteers and to recognize the Volunteer of the Year honoree for service in 2016, Deb Drager.

Kutztown businessman earns Lehigh Valley Business 40 under 40 Award |May 17, 2017

What began as an “okay idea” in a dingy basement has now transformed into an award winning, full service digital marketing agency with more than 40 clients and eight full-time employees.

Proposal to reduce number of state government offices, reduce costs |May 17, 2017

Two senators from opposite sides of the state have seen firsthand the floors of empty office space currently owned by Pennsylvania state government agencies. Now, Senators David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) have found a way to rehabilitate state-owned space and eliminate the need for additional rental costs.

Leesport mom awarded home makeover |May 17, 2017

Leesport resident Jaime Noll heard sirens in her neighborhood on May 11. Not realizing they were for her, Noll went out her back door to investigate and discovered a crowd of people in her backyard.

Update: Investigation finds May 10 Hamburg house fire was accidental |May 17, 2017

An investigation determined the May 10 Hamburg house fire as accidental.

Hamburg Grange pot pie dinner helps woman battling cancer |May 17, 2017

I want to personally THANK the Hamburg community for supporting the Hamburg Grange’s recent pot pie dinner. Back on March 18, we served 400 people, plus 30 volunteers. All the proceeds are presented to Shanda Mengel, who is battling Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer.

SAXTON: World of Outlaws to invade Jersey |May 16, 2017

Claiming to be the Greatest Show on Dirt, the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set to invade New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday night May 23rd for the 5th Annual Jersey Outlaw Classic. This will be the only Garden State appearance by the World of Outlaws in 2017.

Kutztown Junior battling cancer crowned Prom Princess |May 16, 2017

Kutztown junior Nikolette Nolte, who is battling cancer, was crowned Prom Princess at the 2017 Kutztown Area High School Prom held at Bear Creek Resort on May 12. Also crowned that night were Kutztown seniors Ashley Bleiler and Joshua Mengel as Prom Queen and King and junior Mason Brett as Prom Prince.

Blandon Girl Scout volunteer receives Super Service Unit Award |May 15, 2017

Jill Birckbichler of Blandon was honored at the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA’s Adult Awards Celebration on May 2.

Fleetwood Area High School April Students of the Month |May 15, 2017

Kerby Normil Kerby is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gesner Normil of Blandon. Kerby’s future plans are to enter the work force. Kerby has been involved in the following clubs at Fleetwood Area High School: Special Olympics and junior prom prince.

Taste of Kutztown Wine, Beer and Food Festival coming June 10 |May 15, 2017

The Taste of Kutztown Wine, Beer And Food Festival is set for its 8th annual celebration at Kutztown Park on June 10.

Topton Pioneer Grange Hosts Community Night |May 15, 2017

The Pioneer Grange in Topton held it’s annual Community Night Program on Thursday April 20. This is a night to honor grange members and get the community involved.

Northeastern Berks EMS in Kutztown hosts Open House |May 15, 2017

The Northeastern Berks Emergency Medical Service, Inc. invited the community to its Open House at 220 South Maple Street in Kutztown on May 6.

Famous artist’s sister tells Kutztown students about Keith Haring as a boy |May 15, 2017

Keith Haring’s sister, Kay Haring, talked to Kutztown students about the famous artist growing up in Kutztown.

Kutztown students advance to History Day nationals |May 15, 2017

On Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, students from Kutztown Area Middle School and High School competed at the state-level National History Day competition. Lead by advisor Carolyn Wasser, who graduated from Kutztown University on Saturday, the students were all wonderfully prepared and impressively well-informed on their topics.

Fleetwood Police participate in national Click It or Ticket |May 15, 2017

Fleetwood Borough Police announced that they will partner to participate in a national “Click It or Ticket” Seat Belt Enforcement initiative from May 15, through June 4.

New Hanover to host first ever Hickory Park Food Truck Fest on May 20 |May 15, 2017

New Hanover Township is getting ready to host their first ever food truck festival and Recreation Director Connie Garner says it won’t be the last.