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Clay on Main to host Reflections II |Sep 18, 2017

Visual artist and graphic designer Amanda Condict will curate a follow-up to 2014’s exhibit of female artists, titled Reflections, this September and October at Clay on Main in Oley. The public is invited to the opening on Sunday, September 24, from 1-4 p.

Farm country shindig to kick off at Reinholds Fire Company Oct. 7 |Sep 18, 2017

The Farm Country Shindig season will open with a 6 p.m. concert on Saturday, Oct. 7 in the Banquet Hall at the Reinholds Fire Company along Rt. 897 in Reinholds.

Keim Music Fest scheduled for Sept. 30 |Sep 18, 2017

Join the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County (HPTBC) for a fun-filled day of music, history, and food at their second annual Keim Music Fest at the Jacob Keim Farmstead in Oley.

Collaboration brings worldly experience to Boyertown art students |Sep 18, 2017

Throughout the week of Sept. 5, artists from New Zealand, Thailand and South Korea visited Boyertown high school and middle schools to meet with art and life skills classes. Each artist held workshops corresponding to their areas of focus.

Church members prep, serve food at Oley Fair |Sep 18, 2017

Among the contests, exhibits, rides, and ticket booths — the one thing that won’t be found at the Oley Valley Community Fair are food vendors and midways. The reason for that is because, every year, more than a dozen local churches and their congregations come together to prepare and serve home-style food at the fair.

Amity Fire Company holds parade and housing ceremony |Sep 18, 2017

amity >> The Amity Fire Company celebrated the arrival of its newest fire truck with a parade and housing ceremony on Saturday.

5th Annual ‘Cruise 4 Kids’ Car Show & Apple Harvest Fest held |Sep 17, 2017

The Zion Spies Evangelical Lutheran Church held their 5th Annual “Cruise 4 Kids” Car Show & Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2. The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey passed through the area at the time of this year’s edition of the show.

Boyertown Salvation Army deploys to Florida; Campbell Fittings offers services to ship donations |Sep 17, 2017

BOYERTOWN >> The Boyertown Salvation Army has been deployed to Florida to assist the victims of Hurricane Irma.

Peppermint Stick Candy Store announces Gummy Bear Fever Sept. 29-30 |Sep 16, 2017

The Peppermint Stick Candy Store brings together its best-selling candy and Boyertown’s beloved art project Bear Fever! Gummy Bear Fever is a celebration of our individual flavored gummy bears and the Bear Fever art project.

Announcing the 7th Annual Birdsboro Fall and Winter Craft Fair |Sep 16, 2017

The 7th Annual Birdsboro Fall and Winter Craft Fair will be held on Friday, Sept. 22 through Sept. 24 at the Birdsboro Union Fire Company.

Stroke survivor April Andrews to lead Berks County Heart Walk |Sep 15, 2017

When the Berks County Heart Walk steps off Sept. 23 at Gring’s Mill Recreation Area, a local stroke survivor will lead the way.

Downtown Boyertown’s ‘Fourth Friday Art Walk’ announced |Sep 15, 2017

Get your walking shoes on and come visit historic Boyertown for our Fourth Friday Art Walk. The downtown merchants will provide you and your family with great art, music and food from 5-8 p.m. at many different venues on Friday, Sept.

Rehrersburg Recital celebrates 200th anniversary of Christian Dieffenbach Pipe Organ |Sep 15, 2017

A benefit organ recital will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. at Altalaha Lutheran Church, Godfrey Street, Rehrersburg.

71st Annual Oley Valley Community Fair coming Sept. 21 |Sep 15, 2017

The 71st Annual Oley Valley Community Fair will be held Sept. 21-23 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily at the Oley Fairgrounds, 26 Jefferson Street. Admission is free for this event; there is a $5 parking fee.

Boyertown YMCA completes $46,900 improvement project at community pool |Sep 15, 2017

Thanks to a grant from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (PAHWF), Boyertown YMCA completed the final phase of a two-year renovation project to improve the Boyertown Community Pool.

Hamburg Borough Council passes Parking Ticket rate change to $40 |Sep 15, 2017

Hamburg Borough Police Department would like to give advanced notice to its residents and visitors. The issue of parking was brought before Hamburg Borough Council. It was decided that all parking violations will now be $40 as of Jan.

Bookin’ It Virtual 5K/10K raises funds for Schuylkill Valley Community Library |Sep 15, 2017

Schuylkill Valley Community Library has made it even easier to participate in the BOOKIN’ IT Virtual 5K/10K by extending the completion date through Sunday, Oct. 15. You can now support the Schuylkill Valley Community Library and help us raise important funds by registering now and completing your mileage anytime that fits your schedule between Saturday, Sept.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar Sept. 21 |Sep 15, 2017

Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Hamburg-Item Calendar in e-mail subject.

Daniel Boone School Board designates Gold Day on Sept. 25 |Sep 15, 2017

The Daniel Boone School Board has approved a resolution that designates Sept. 25 as Gold Day in the district. The resolution also reaffirms that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Blandon author releases ‘Bunny Brothers Lost in the Woods’ |Sep 15, 2017

Dori Hoch of Blandon recently released her latest children’s book, “The Bunny Brothers: Lost in the Woods.”

Berks County Heritage Festival features antique farm equipment, live draft horse pulls |Sep 15, 2017

Returning once again to the Berks County Heritage Center is the 36th Annual Heritage Festival. Taking place on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., this interesting and exciting event provides a unique way for Berks County residents to learn about local history.

Sporting Clays Classic raises $11,0000 for Dwight E Stoltzfus Memorial Trade Scholarship |Sep 14, 2017

DESCCO Design & Construction, Inc., Fleetwood, hosted its 13th Annual Dwight E. Stoltzfus Memorial Trade Scholarship Event on Friday, Sept. 8, at M&E Sporting Clays in Hamburg. All proceeds from the Sporting Clays Shoot benefit an endowed scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Kutztown University Mathematics prof Wong awarded for teaching excellence |Sep 14, 2017

Wing Hong Tony Wong, Kutztown, has been awarded the John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kutztown University. The John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was established by John P.

Maggie Rhoads appointed to Hamburg School Board |Sep 14, 2017

On Sept. 11, the Hamburg Area School Board filled its vacancy in Region 2 by voting 8-0 to add Maggie Rhoads to the nine-member board.

Oley Fair adds Daily Facebook Photo Contest and Youth Cupcake Contest |Sep 14, 2017

Fair organizers have added two new contests this year – both of which are aiming to engage young people.

Kutztown University prof Duane Crider awarded for excellence in teaching |Sep 14, 2017

Kutztown University professor Duane A. Crider, Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies, has been awarded the Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award, given annually, is presented to one faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching skills and service to Kutztown University.

‘Talk to Your Senator’ statewide video contest launched to fight growing drug epidemic |Sep 14, 2017

Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) is encouraging Pennsylvania middle and high school students to help find solutions to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic that is plaguing our communities across the state by producing a video aimed at raising greater awareness about the crisis.

Hamburg native Tyler Herber graduates from West Point |Sep 13, 2017

Cadet Tyler James Herber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Herber of Hamburg, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

Brandywine remembers 9/11, honors Topton firefighter |Sep 13, 2017

Brandywine Heights School District hosted a Sept. 11th remembrance ceremony, commemorating the 16th anniversary of the terroristic attacks. During the ceremony, 44-year-Topton firefighter Dale Warmkessel was presented a plaque to recognize his years of service to the community.

Kutztown senior defeats cancer, kicks first goal at cancer awareness soccer game |Sep 13, 2017

Nikolette “Niki” Nolte was about to enter the final stretch of her junior year at Kutztown Area High School, when she received the news no one ever wants to hear. Niki was diagnosed in April 2017 with Primary Mediastinal Large B Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Honey Brook Presbyterian Church opens a Community Prayer Box |Sep 13, 2017

Always on the lookout for ways to connect with, and pray for the community, and after reading about a similar ministry in West Virginia, Pastor Bill Wisneski brought the idea of a prayer box to the church leadership.

4-H educator Kelly M. Weisner, Lenhartsville, honored with Friend of the Fair award |Sep 13, 2017

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Lehigh County Agricultural Society partnered to nominate Kelly M. Weisner of Lenhartsville as the 2017 Friend of the Allentown Fair. At the opening ceremonies of the Great Allentown fair on Aug.

2017 Oley Fair Celebrity Dairy Showmanship Contest set for Sept. 22 |Sep 13, 2017

The 2017 Oley Fair Celebrity Dairy Showmanship Contest is set to be held on Friday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to come out to support and cheer on local “celebrities” as they present dairy cows to a panel of judges.

Perry Grand Opening: Handicapped-accessible playground allows all to play |Sep 13, 2017

Perry Elementary Center hosted a grand opening of its playground addition on Sept. 8.

Lymphoma survivor Nolte goes for the goal in Kutztown’s cancer awareness game |Sep 13, 2017

Niki Nolte is no stranger to facing challenges head on.

Hickory House Rehab Reunion celebrates patients success |Sep 13, 2017

Hickory House Nursing Home, 3120 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, hosted a Rehab Reunion on Aug. 17.

Historical Society hosts Leesport Area Community Days |Sep 13, 2017

Leesport Area Historical Society hosted the annual Leesport Area Community Days at Leesport Playground Sept. 8 and 9.

Remix Dance Team Parent Association sponsors Craft and Vendor Fair this Saturday |Sep 12, 2017

The Remix Dance Team Parent Association is sponsoring a Craft and Vendor Fair this Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Remix Dance Studio, 2941 Main Street in Morgantown.

Greenwich Twp. farmhhouse fire listed as accidental in nature |Sep 12, 2017

Fire crews responded to a 2nd-alarm home fire at 345 Dietrich Valley Road, Greenwich Twp,. at 1:38 p.m. on Sept. 10.

Anniversary Notice: Ruth and Fritz Adam celebrate 71 years of marriage |Sep 11, 2017

Ruth and Fritz Adam were married Aug. 31, 1946 at the Christ United Church of Christ in Temple. They celebrated 71 years of marriage on Aug. 31, 2017.

Kutztown Area High School Leo Club hosts supply drive for Harvey victims in Texas |Sep 11, 2017

Kutztown Area High School students in cooperation with the Leo Club have begun a supplies drive to assist Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey in the aftermath of the storms and flooding.

Firefighters battle residential fire in Greenwich Twp. on Sunday |Sep 11, 2017

Fire crews responded to a 2-alarm home fire at 345 Dietrich Valley Rd., Greenwich Twp. on Sunday afternoon. Most of the damage was on the second floor of the home. There were no injuries.

Restoring Hope reveals winning home remodel, Big Reveal is Sept. 16 |Sep 9, 2017

The seventh annual Restoring Hope Foundation Build began Sept. 7 and continues through Sept. 15. Hundreds of volunteers join together to provide a hand up (not a hand out) to a local family with a one-week home makeover.

125th Birthday Party celebrates 1892 School Building in Kutztown |Sep 9, 2017

The Kutztown Area Historical Society is throwing a 125th birthday party for its 1892 Public School Building on Saturday, Sept. 16. The party starts at noon and ends at 4 p.m.

Daniel Boone Homestead announces Heritage Day on Sept. 30 |Sep 9, 2017

EXETER >> Have you ever wondered what life was like in the 18th century? Join the Daniel Boone Homestead for Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 30 — the entire site will be filled with 18th-century demonstrations.

Pediatrics unit at PMMC closing, low admissions numbers cited |Sep 8, 2017

Pottstown >> Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is temporarily closing its inpatient pediatric unit at the hospital due to low admissions.

Rep. Dent announces he will not seek re-election |Sep 8, 2017

Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2018 for an 8th term in the House of Representatives. The Congressman released the following statement:

Merkel’s Shoes in Gilbertsville sends supplies to Texas for Harvey victims |Sep 8, 2017

Several trucks and trailers from the Boyertown area headed for Texas on Thursday to bring some relief to the residents there following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Kutztown Patriot Calendar Sept. 14 |Sep 8, 2017

Send events to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com by Wednesday noon a week prior to publication. Note Kutztown Patriot.

UGI employee fundraising effort supports victims of Hurricane Harvey |Sep 8, 2017

UGI employees held a company-wide Jeans Day to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey that raised more than $3,200.