Daniel Boone Optimist Club announces Halloween Parade |Oct 21, 2016

The Daniel Boone Optimist Club of Douglassville would like to announce the annual Halloween Parade to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Amity Gardens.

Kutztown University students rally at strike, others go to class |Oct 21, 2016

Kutztown University students arrived to an animated campus and silent academic buildings. Striking faculty were posted at various entrances throughout campus on Oct. 19. Some students rallied with faculty while others opted to go to class.

Time is the most precious commodity of all |Oct 21, 2016

I’m sure I’m not the only one among us who has noticed that times flies.

Daniel Boone School District to strictly adhere to bus policy |Oct 21, 2016

AMITY >> Following two incidents this school year of kindergarten students not properly discharged at their bus stops, the Daniel Boone School Board agreed on Oct. 10 to not allow daily and last-minute bus stop changes made by parents.

Kutztown Borough Council honors former fire chief Troy Arndt |Oct 21, 2016

Former Kutztown fire chief Troy Arndt, of Kutztown, received recognition for his years of service to the Kutztown Fire Company during the Kutztown Borough Council meeting Oct. 18.

Fire Prevention Day at Tilden Elementary |Oct 21, 2016

As part of the recent, nationwide Fire Prevention Week, firefighters from the Union Fire Company in Hamburg showed off equipment and talked about fire safety for students and staff at Tilden Elementary Center.

Strike Ends: APSCUF, PASSHE reach tentative agreement |Oct 21, 2016

After three days on strike, faculty left the picket lines Friday afternoon immediately after the announcement of the tentative agreement.

TriCounty Area Chamber unveils ‘Shop TriCounty’ discount card program |Oct 20, 2016

Lower Pottsgrove >> Responding to area business owners’ needs to encourage customers to shop locally, the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce outlined a new program Wednesday at its annual Economic Development Luncheon.

Exeter Police receive grant for ballistic vests |Oct 20, 2016

EXETER >> The Exeter Police Department is one step closer to purchasing new bulletproof vests.

Boyertown Community Library announces plans to move |Oct 20, 2016

The Boyertown Community Library is in the process of changing locations with plans to move into the former National Penn Bank office building at 24 North Reading Avenue.

LIVE: Teachers, students, organizations react Thursday to APSCUF strike |Oct 20, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> For the first time ever, professors across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) went on strike Wednesday at 5 a.m., following 15 months of failed negotiations between their union and the state system.

Honey Brook’s Ivan Stoltzfus sets off for cross country journey on tractor |Oct 20, 2016

Ivan Stoltzfus began his “Across America for Wounded Heroes 2016” on a tractor from Honey Brook farm on Oct. 15.

On the Record with Carol: Morgantown Village Library hosts Fall Book and Bake Sale |Oct 20, 2016

The annual Fall Morgantown Village Library and Book Sale was held October 13-15.

Wedding donations provide new computers for Morgantown’s Village Library |Oct 20, 2016

A Morgantown couple celebrated their vows, and their wedding donations provided new computers for Morgantown’s Village Library.

Local pastor honored for years of service |Oct 20, 2016

On Sunday, Oct. 2, Pastor Edward Kurtz and his wife, Helen, were honored for more than 40 years of service to the Living Waters Fellowship Church. More than 50 members from past to present met at The Torch Community Center for a surprise celebration reunion to show their appreciation.

Petra Fall festival offers family fun Oct. 28 |Oct 20, 2016

Families looking for a Halloween alternative — and lots of fun — are invited to the 2016 Petra Fall Fest at Petra Church, New Holland, on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. All are welcome, and everything but the optional purchase of food from food trucks is free!

Elverson holiday parade reaches new heights |Oct 20, 2016

ELVERSON >> It was a beautiful night for a parade. Hundreds of people lined the streets of Elverson watching all the participants. American Legion Morgantown Post 537 once again won Best in Show with their float of an Astronaut in Space.

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents ‘Love , Sex and the IR$’ Oct. 20-30 |Oct 20, 2016

Love and laughter take the stage when Fleetwood Community Theatre presents “Love, Sex and The IR$,” by Billy VanZandt and Jane Milmore, Oct. 20 through Oct. 30. This 8 character play, directed by Brian Miller, with all the great comedy elements: mistaken identity, a love triangle, and of course deception will take the stage in Kutztown at 201 E.

Kutztown University APSCUF faculty on strike |Oct 19, 2016

Kutztown University faculty held “APSCUF on Strike” signs on the edge of KU’s campus on Oct. 19, while passing drivers honked car horns and people cheered from open car windows.

Kutztown University President addresses students about strike |Oct 19, 2016

Kutztown University President Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson hosted an open forum today, Oct. 19, in an effort to ease staff and student’s concerns regarding the APSCUF faculty union strike.

UPDATE: State university faculty go on strike |Oct 19, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> According to an announcement on their Twitter feed, the faculty across the state system of higher education are on strike.

person to person — impact : Do you have a funny bone? |Oct 19, 2016

If a group of people was asked if they had a funny bone, many people would say: “Of course I have a funny bone (ulnar nurve). It’s part of my elbow that I have knocked against walls, doors and many other objects and boy does that hurt!” But wait, I’m not talking about that kind of funny bone.

Hamburg Rotarians learn about the bees |Oct 19, 2016

Eric George was the program chairperson at the Hamburg Rotary on Oct. 16. Steve Finke owner of Meadow View Beekeeping, LLC did a very interesting program about his work with bees.

Chestnut Knoll makes strides to end Alzheimer’s through annual walk |Oct 19, 2016

Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care recently helped the Alzheimer’s Association by participating in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, as well as holding their annual Beef and Beer Fundraiser, all on Saturday, Oct.

Oley Valley native takes the stage in ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at Lebanon Valley College |Oct 19, 2016

Jacob Kanavins of Oley will participate in the upcoming production of the musical “Kiss Me Kate,” by Lebanon Valley College’s Wig and Buckle Theater Company. The event will open Friday, Oct.

Kutztown Project captures essence of Kutztown in book, documentary |Oct 18, 2016

Kutztown High School students have begun Phase 2 of the Kutztown Project, which will capture the essence of the Kutztown community in a student created book and documentary.

Stephanie Grace to headline sold-out concert for State Theatre grand opening |Oct 18, 2016

Singer-songwriter Stephanie Grace is set to headline a sold out concert for the grand opening of The State Theatre.

Flying Colors fall art show set for Oct, 28-30 |Oct 18, 2016

Flying Colors Fine Artists will hold its annual art show Oct. 28, 29 and 30 at the Montgomery School, Route 113, in Chester Springs. An artists’ reception with live music and refreshments will be held on Friday evening from 6 to 9 pm.

Conestoga Christian School Chicken BBQ and Country Auction set for Oct. 21 and 22 |Oct 18, 2016

Conestoga Christian School will hold the 43rd annual benefit Chicken Barbecue and Country Auction on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22,.

Woman must put self-worth ahead of doomed relationship |Oct 18, 2016

Q: Do you have any advice for a single woman who’s in love and romantically involved with a married man? I know the decision to go down this path was foolish, but there’s nothing I want more than to begin a new life with this man.

Conestoga Christian School students will serve the community Oct. 21 |Oct 18, 2016

Conestoga Christian School’s 43rd annual BBQ & Auction will add a student service component to Friday morning, Oct. 21. From 8:30 to 11 a.m. students will serve our community and the school during our CCS Service Day 2016.

TVEC students get involved in NFL Play 60, got visit from Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and Mascot, Swoop |Oct 18, 2016

Twin Valley Elementary Center’s 4th graders were treated to an assembly featuring the Philadelphia Eagles Mascot, Swoop, and several Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to kick of a month-long activity challenge.

WTIM: Music Around Town Oct. 19 edition |Oct 18, 2016

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Kutztown University faculty Prepared to strike |Oct 18, 2016

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties went into negotiations over the weekend with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education prepared to call a faculty strike if the two parties could not settle on a new contract by Oct.

Learn the history of Halloween traditions at ‘A Hopewell Halloween’ |Oct 18, 2016

An evening of Halloween traditions and historical folklore will be hosted by Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Historic games, crafts, and folktales from the different cultural groups that worked at Hopewell Furnace will be featured.

TriCounty Community Calendar Oct. 18 |Oct 18, 2016

Event Submissions: Email to at least one week prior to desired publication. Note TriCounty Record Calendar in email subject.

Fleetwood opens new town square |Oct 18, 2016

Fleetwood Borough celebrated the official opening of its new Town Square, Fleetwood Walkway, at 28 W. Main St. with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 16.

Buyer of western pen and ink drawing sought; piece sold as part of Englesville Hotel contents |Oct 18, 2016

Tina Swavely, former resident of Pottstown and Boyertown, is trying to track down a piece of artwork — a pen and ink drawing of an old western town. She is in need of the community’s help.

Blandon Troop 183 plants native trees at Kutztown’s North Park to attract native wildlife |Oct 18, 2016

In late September, Blandon Boy Scout Troop 183 participated in an environmental project, in conjunction with the Kutztown Borough, at North Park along the Sacony Creek in Kutztown.

Grand Opening for Wellness Studio in Elverson |Oct 18, 2016

From fashion to fitness and wellness, Melynda Wagner, local business woman and entrepreneur, is at it again. This year she celebrates with her mother six years as co-owners of local consignment shop, French Creek Boutique located on Route 23 in Elverson.

Crowds raise money for childhood cancer at 8th Annual Red Corner Benefit |Oct 17, 2016

DOUGLASSVILLE >> Nothing helps get you through hard times more than support from the people around you.

Welcome to my World: Grave Epitaphs |Oct 17, 2016

Every summer that I can remember as a kid, Mom insisted Pop drive to visit the gravesites of both the Christman’s, in Lehigh County, and the Kohler’s, in Berks County. Mom also took us on walks to the family cemetery of the Siegfried’s, from Siegfriedsdale, located near our farm.

PHOTOS: Pottstown transforms into Halloween town, host badminton rumble |Oct 17, 2016

Officially Halloween is still two weeks away, but the holiday came early to Pottstown during the annual “Haunts on High,” held along E. High Street Saturday afternoon.

Application of candidate for Pottstown school board found in ‘spam’ folder |Oct 17, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> The Pottstown school board is really hoping that three will be the charm.

Montco grant will aid downtown Pottstown ale house |Oct 17, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The Montgomery County commissioners approved a measure that will help bring an ale house to downtown Pottstown.

8-year-old a fire hero thanks to Ringing Rocks safety lesson |Oct 17, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> Ever wondered if the fire safety lessons they teach in school actually save lives? Well, 8-year-old Nahzir Grant can set you straight.

One injured in Pottstown shooting |Oct 17, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> One man was taken to the hospital Thursday night after police responded to a shooting in the borough.

One injured in student fight at The Hill School |Oct 17, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Police were called to The Hill School Thursday night to respond to a reported assault.

Shop keeper from Pottstown turns job change into new career in Kutztown |Oct 17, 2016

Renée Spaide of Pottstown transformed a job change into a new career opportunity, opening Renée’s Finders Keepers at 19 E. Main St. in Kutztown, a high-end consignment store.

Kutztown Rotary names October Students Of The Month |Oct 17, 2016

The Kutztown Rotary Club honored Paige Fenstarmacher and Ashley Bleiler as the first Students of the Month for the 2016-17 school year in ceremonies at the Kutztown Tavern Oct. 5.