Studio B invites submissions for third annual exhibit; “To Be: Know Thyself... You Do You” combines literary and visual art |Sep 1, 2015

Writers and artists are invited to submit work to Studio B’s third annual exhibit combining literary and visual art entitled “To Be: Know Thyself... You Do You.”

Author Henry Youndt, of East Earl, to hold book signing event |Sep 1, 2015

On Sept. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m., local author Henry Youndt, a resident of East Earl, will be available to sign copies of his book, Pyramids of Thrush Creek, at Connections on High, 238 East High Street, in Pottstown.

Pottsgrove Manor to host “Time for Tea” |Sep 1, 2015

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an open-hearth cooking demonstration entitled “Time for Tea.”

Through My Eyes: Abraham Nemeth, a hero for blind nerds |Sep 1, 2015

My general philosophy in life is this: in a world of more than 6 billion people, if I have been through something, the odds are that so has at least one other person. As I have stated before, one of my hobbies is the practicing of advanced mathematics.

Chester County Art Association to hold major exhibition with founder N.C. Wyeth’s paintings |Sep 1, 2015

Chester County Art Association is pleased to present the Founders Exhibition. Seventeen paintings by illustrious artist and CCAA Founder N.C. Wyeth will be exhibited in CCAA’s Allinson Gallery this Fall from Oct.

Two Immaculate Heart of Mary novices, of Oley and York, profess first vows |Sep 1, 2015

With great joy, two novices, Sister Christina Marie Roberts and Sister Kathryn Teresa Clemmer, professed first vows as members of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata, PA on August 10, 2015.

Community invited to ‘Healthy Me’ Walk in the Park, Boyertown |Sep 1, 2015

Get some fresh air and have a healthy season! Join St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, the Boyertown Lions Club, the Rotary Club, and the Kiwanis Club for an Intergenerational Walk in the Park on Saturday, September 12 at 10 a.

Pottstown SCORE announces free, informative workshops |Sep 1, 2015

Pottstown SCORE is offering the following free, informative workshops for small business owners and non-profit organizations. They are being held at the SCORE office at 244 High Street in Pottstown (free parking and entrance are in the rear of the building).

Photos: Boyertown, Oley students head back to class for 2015-16 year |Sep 1, 2015

Quigley Chevrolet forges season-long partnership to aid Boyertown Soccer Club |Sep 1, 2015

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Quigley Chevrolet is supporting Boyertown Soccer Club through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2015 youth soccer season.

Family grateful for benefit events after Heather Delp’s death |Sep 1, 2015

Family of the six Delp children, who lost their mother to a vehicle accident on Aug. 14, thanks the community for their generosity and support.

Photos: St. Francis Academy students welcomed back to school |Sep 1, 2015

St. Francis Academy in Bally started school on August 31.

Congressman Ryan Costello tours Frecon Farms orchard, touts the CIDER Act |Aug 31, 2015

The growing appeal of alcoholic cider in recent years has apple growers like Frecon Farms branching out to new customers.

Up close view of bald eagle, golden eagle at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton |Aug 31, 2015

Nature and photography enthusiasts and families had the opportunity to see a bald eagle and a golden eagle up close at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton on Aug. 29.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Mimi, a gentle love bug looking for a family |Aug 31, 2015

Hello, my name is Mimi, and I am a super-sweet tortoiseshell kitty who was born in 2012. I was living outside in a mobile home park in Honey Brook when I came up to a nice lady who reached out her hand to pet me.

Statewide conservation group honors Sen. Schwank with “Legislator Leadership Award” |Aug 31, 2015

State Senator Judy Schwank, who has worked to protect Berks County farmland, enhance open spaces throughout Pennsylvania and safeguard natural resources, has been named a “legislative leader” by the organization that advocates for the commonwealth’s 66 conservation districts.

Fritz T. Sprandel, author of Adventure on a Dare, speaks at Hamburg Rotary |Aug 31, 2015

On Aug. 27, Fritz T. Sprandel, the author of Adventure on a Dare, spoke at the Hamburg Rotary. He previously shared his book with the Rotary a few years ago, and there will probably be a movie made from the book.

Brandywine alum graduates basic training |Aug 31, 2015

Air Force Guard Airman 1st Class Dennis J. Parks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

Kutztown University to host 150th Anniversary races; public welcome to register for 5K Cross Country Run and 150-Yard Cub Dash |Aug 31, 2015

Kutztown University will host the Sesquicentennial 5K Cross Country Run and 150-yard Cub Dash on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. in honor of its 150th year anniversary.

The Historian: Hinkel und Oyer (Chicken and Eggs) Part I |Aug 31, 2015

In the old days, the morning light of farms, villages and towns was filled with the sound of roosters crowing, for almost every place had some chickens. Chickens of yesteryear were perhaps not the calm, fat hens of today, but tended rather to be thin, tough, rangy and somewhat wild.

Pets of the Week: Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Aug 31, 2015

Greetings! Many of you probably know my famous cousin, Chewbacca, from Star Wars. Long hair seems to run in our family, but there’s no need to worry because there’s no such thing as a bad hair day.

Warwick County Park hosts Community Day to “explore your own backyard” |Aug 31, 2015

On Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Warwick County Park will be hosting Community Day in partnership with South Coventry, Warwick and East Nantmeal Townships.

Brandwyine Heights welcomes new Intermediate and Middle School Principal Robert Farina |Aug 31, 2015

Brandywine Heights School District welcomed Robert Farina as new Intermediate and Middle School principal to replace Principal Dr. Johnson who retired after 18 years in the district.

KU’s Robert Ryan participates in unprecedented international psychology project |Aug 31, 2015

Associate Professor Dr. Robert Ryan, along with 269 co-authors from around the world, published their findings in Science Magazine following their investigation into the reproducibility of psychological science.

20-year-old female robbed at gunpoint in Lyons |Aug 31, 2015

The Pennsylvania State Police of Reading responded to a robbery at gunpoint that occurred on Aug. 28 in the Lyons Borough.

Mertztown man threatens woman with gun in domestic incident |Aug 31, 2015

On Aug. 26 at 3:41 a.m., State Police from the Reading station were called to a domestic disturbance on Sally Ann Furnace Road in Rockland Township.

Battle of the Bands battle substance abuse: Brandywine Task Force and Kutztown Strong combine efforts for event |Aug 31, 2015

“Where’s BOB? Who’s BOB?” signs were posted around the community.

First Day of School |Aug 31, 2015

Brandywine Heights School District staff shared photos of their first day of school on Aug. 25.

Raggedy Ann celebrates 100th birthday: Great-niece of originator, from Mohrsville, sells dolls at Leesport Auction Toy Show |Aug 30, 2015

Iconic American toy Raggedy Ann celebrates her 100th birthday this week, and a local relative of the doll’s creator wants to make it a memorable celebration.

‘At-risk’ kindergarten presented at Boone |Aug 30, 2015

Seven months after the Daniel Boone community heard the possibility of restoring full-day kindergarten to the curriculum, two kindergarten teachers presented on Aug. 24 a new model for an “at-risk” kindergarten program.

Hamburg Hole in One |Aug 30, 2015

Sam Garland, Hamburg resident, 80, received a Hole in One plaque made by Rich Weigle from Kutztown. The plaque was on his breakfast table at 3rd Street Café on Aug. 25. The hole in one was on Aug.

Fun Friday: Spend an afternoon on the wild side at Elmwood Park Zoo |Aug 30, 2015

The Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown offers the ideal afternoon escape for families and animal lovers. Our family took our first visit to this zoo the last Friday before school started and time flew as we explored exhibits featuring diverse mammals, birds, reptiles and more.

Kutztown Girl Scout earns Gold: Samantha Tanner, 16, scrapbooked articles advocating deaf and hard of hearing |Aug 30, 2015

Samantha Tanner, age 16 of Kutztown, from Troop 1359 completed her Gold Award project in July, 2015. Her project consisted of organizing and scrapbooking newspaper articles and archiving Senator’s letters addressing the advocacy of the deaf and hard of hearing in Berks County dating back since 1967.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Aug 30, 2015

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

Three Chick-fil-A locations donate $2,500 to Food Bank’s Weekender Backpack Program |Aug 30, 2015

After a daylong fundraiser this summer, three Chick-fil-A locations in Berks County have donated $2,500 to the Greater Berks Food Bank’s Weekender Backpack Program.

Welcome to my World: Pennsylvania honors Stephen Foster |Aug 28, 2015

On the campus of the University of Pittsburgh is the only museum, concert hall and library dedicated to an American composer, Stephen Foster. His hometown memorialized him, even though he didn’t write our state song, but Florida and Kentucky adopted his tunes as their state songs.

Morgantown Area Business Association members enjoy food, fellowship during picnic at Joanna Furnace |Aug 28, 2015

Morgantown Area Business Association hosted its annual picnic at Joanna Furnace in Morgantown on Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Berks Heritage Council celebrates 25th anniversary |Aug 28, 2015

The Berks Heritage Council is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Organized in the summer of 1990 as a consortium for combining marketing efforts and for the exchange of information and ideas, the Council was originally called the Berks County Museum Council.

Recycling Services, Inc. temporarily closed for renovations |Aug 28, 2015

The recycling center is getting a makeover.

New PennDOT website shows customers active, planned projects; site features construction, Act 89 and future improvements |Aug 28, 2015

Pennsylvanians looking for information on construction projects, improvements underway because of Act 89, the state’s transportation funding plan, as well as projects scheduled through 2026 have a new resource: www.

Daniel Boone re-hires 2.5 elementary teachers |Aug 28, 2015

The Daniel Boone School Board approved 5-3 on Aug. 24 to hire 2.5 elementary teachers to lower class sizes.

Montgomery County Historical Society slates Intermediate Genealogy Workshop |Aug 28, 2015

The Historical Society of Montgomery County is offering an “Intermediate Genealogy Workshop” presented by Rose Brown, Genealogist and former Society librarian. The four-week workshop, which will include research tips beyond the basic genealogy research, will run four consecutive Tuesdays, Sept.

Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce presents Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night |Aug 28, 2015

The Chamber announces its first Comedy Night to be held on Friday, Oct. 2 at the Kutztown Fire Company, 310 Noble Street. Hosted by Comic Steve Borkowski, with headliner Comic Chip Chantry, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night will also feature performances by Jason Brown and Tyler Rothrock.

Registration now open for 2015 Berks County Heart and Stroke Walk |Aug 28, 2015

The American Heart Association invites workplaces, community groups, friends and family from across Berks County to lace up their sneakers and register now for the 2015 Berks County Heart and Stroke Walk to be held Sunday, Oct.

Through My Kitchen Window: Truly, the best apple pie muffin ever! |Aug 28, 2015

I was craving something sweet and my daughter, Anna, 4, was eager to bake together so we headed to the kitchen with stomachs growling. Anna requested chocolate cupcakes, as usual, but I wanted to try to bake something different.

Fleetwood School Board approves district goals for the 2015-16 school year |Aug 28, 2015

At their meeting on Aug. 18, the Board of School Directors approved the district’s goals for this school year. The goals reflect the fact that a successful school district is one that continually works to improve the curriculum and instruction, and partner with families to meet students’ needs.

54-Acre Arnold Farm now protected, Sen. Schwank announces |Aug 28, 2015

A 54-acre tract in Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, is now under the commonwealth’s farmland preservation shield, state Senator Judy Schwank said on Aug. 13.

Skippack Painting with a Twist hosts fundraising event in remembrance of Hurricane Katrina |Aug 28, 2015

As part of the nation’s largest paint-and-sip franchise, Painting with a Twist of Skippack participated in the company’s national fundraising event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug.

Rick Hallman Day offers day of golf and music |Aug 27, 2015

The LCB Band hosts Rick Hallman Day Sept. 13 at Honeybrook Golf Course with a 9 hole golf tournament starting at 8 a.m. followed by music starting at 2 p.m. until dusk. All of the proceeds will go to Rick Hallman of the LCB Band.

The Historian: Early Cattle and ‘Watered Meadows’ |Aug 27, 2015

In 1683, William Penn reported to friends in England, “Here is plenty of cow cattle.” Cattle, together with all other farm livestock, were brought to the Delaware Valley from Europe by the Swedes, Finns and Dutch in the 17th century.