SOUTHERN BERKS LOCAL

Monocacy Creek Bridge in Amity to close Aug. 1 |Jul 20, 2018

AMITY >> The Amity Township supervisors announced July 18 that PennDOT will close the Monocacy Creek Bridge, North Main Street, Douglassville, on Aug. 1 for repairs.

Art Alliance shows artwork at Heritage of Green Hills exhibit |Jul 20, 2018

The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community, hosted a public reception for the opening of an exhibition of artwork by 10 members of the Berks Art Alliance (BAA) on July 13.

2018 Berks Horse and Pony Roundup |Jul 20, 2018

The annual Berks County 4-H Roundup was held in conjunction with the Lehigh County 4-H members. There were a total of 24 riders participating. Listed below are the results for the Berks County 4-H members.

11th Annual Run4Sam set for August at Gring’s Mill |Jul 20, 2018

The 11th annual Run4Sam will be held this year on Sunday, August 19, at Gring’s Mill Recreation Area in loving memory of Samuel Brooklyn Reed. All participants can register on the day of the race beginning at 8 a.

Lesher family awarded 2018 Berks County Outstanding Farm Family |Jul 20, 2018

The Lesher family of Bernville have been awarded the 2018 Berks County Outstanding Farm Family.

Spread the love at Mosaic community garden service projects |Jul 20, 2018

The Mosaic Community Land Trust is joining Morningstar Fellowship’s “Love Week” this month by doing maintenance and special gardening projects throughout Pottstown.

Additional lanes open at Route 222 and 662 roundabout |Jul 20, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is warning motorists of new traffic patterns that will be in place over the next several weeks at the intersection of US 222/Kutztown Road and PA 662/Moselem Springs Road in Richmond Township, Berks County.

Construction in progress in Kutztown |Jul 20, 2018

Flying high over the Kutztown area, construction work in progress can be seen.

Local student takes first place in HOSA speaking competition |Jul 19, 2018

Nevaeh Ritsick of Elverson, and a student at Technical College High School-Pickering Campus in Phoenixville, was the Pennsylvania winner of a speaking Competition at the HOSA Leadership Conference early this year.

Travels with Msr. Herbert |Jul 19, 2018

Carole Mallory was an airline hostess, a supermodel, an actress, an author, a critic and a teacher. She recently visited the Heatherwood Retirement Community. Currently Mallory is performing an interactive lecture called “Travels with Monsieur Herbert” with her 10-lb.

Little Mates children’s center announces participation in USDA food program |Jul 19, 2018

Little Mates Child Development Center announces its participation in the US Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Meals will be made available to all enrolled participants at no separate charge at the following location.

Honey Brook Borough holds patriotic-themed bocce tournament |Jul 19, 2018

On a beautiful July 14 evening in Honey Brook, a patriotic theme was featured in the borough’s annual summer bocce ball tournament.

Tri County Record Community Calendar July 24 |Jul 19, 2018

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Tri County Record Calendar.

Honey Brook Music Fest raises funds for food pantry |Jul 19, 2018

The Honey Brook Food Pantry hosts its third annual Honey Brook Music Fest at the Honeybrook Golf Club and Greenside Grill, 1422 Cambridge Road, Honey Brook, on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.

Cedar Grove hosts Peach Fest and Family Fun Day in East Earl |Jul 19, 2018

The 19th Annual Peach Fest and Family Fun Day will be held Aug. 18 at Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church in East Earl from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Racing history of Berks, Schuylkill remembered; Coal Region Racing Exhibit revealed |Jul 19, 2018

Coal Region Racing hosts and Open House and reveals their Coal Region Racing Exhibit during an event open to the public at Orwigsburg Historical Society, 109 E. Mifflin St., Orwigsburg, from 10 a.m.

Rock to the Oldies with The Fabulous Greaseband |Jul 19, 2018

Saturday, July 28 will start off with the Kutztown Community Partnership’s 4th Annual Kutztown Kruizz on Main Street from noon to 5 p.m., followed by the Borough of Kutztown’s free concert with The Fabulous Greaseband at Kutztown Park from 6 to 8 p.

Community invited to Kutztown Dinner on Main |Jul 19, 2018

Kutztown restaurants prepare their finest menu on Aug. 3 for the 4th annual Dinner on Main.

Kutztown expands one-to-one program to middle school |Jul 18, 2018

Kutztown Area School District expands its one-to-one program this upcoming school year by providing every middle school student with a Chromebook.

St. John’s Day Care kids keep cool by the pool |Jul 18, 2018

Deutsche Classic attracts 1,000 participants, nearly 250 German show cars |Jul 18, 2018

A beautiful summer Saturday with no rain in the forecast was perfect for a German invasion! And that’s exactly what happened on July 14 at the Oley Fairgrounds.

Junior paleontologists dig for fossils at Hamburg Summer Learning Program |Jul 18, 2018

Hamburg area children went on a dinosaur digging expedition with paleontologists Michael and Roberta Straka during their Dinosaur Dig program on July 13.

Investigation into complaints by neighbors leads to drug arrest in Hamburg |Jul 17, 2018

Hamburg Borough Police investigated complaints reported by neighbors that lead to a drug arrest on North Second Street in Hamburg on July 17.

More than 7,000 come out for PA BBQ FEST at Leesport Market |Jul 16, 2018

More than 7,000 people attended the PA BBQ FEST over two days at the Leesport Farmers Market on July 7 and 8, hosted by David Shefter, owner of the Penn Werner Hotel in downtown Wernersville, and his family.

28th annual Belt Sander Race benefits National Multiple Sclerosis Society |Jul 16, 2018

The 28th Annual Belt Sander Race to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was held on July 14 at Bertie’s Inn, 160 Old Friedensburg Road in Exeter Township. All proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

40 youth Reach Out during Hamburg mission week |Jul 14, 2018

With water spraying and laughter echoing down the street, Hamburg youth washed cars at a free car wash for community members held outside Journey Cafe in Hamburg on July 13.

An island paradise in the woods at Camp Edmar |Jul 13, 2018

During the week of June 25 to 29, the woods of Camp Edmar became an island paradise for 60 Girl Scouts who attended a week-long Girl Scout day camp. Girl Scouts from Kutztown, Fleetwood, Brandywine, Tulpehocken and surrounding areas from all levels of Scouting — Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes attended the camp.

Local students honored at SkillsUSA Workforce Development event |Jul 13, 2018

Career and technical students in Pennsylvania won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2018 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 27 and 28. More than 6,300 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education.

Berks official among graduates in county leadership training |Jul 13, 2018

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL), a premier professional development program, recently graduated six county officials from its two and a half-day intensive training.

Swing Fever brings back swinging sounds of Big Bands to Kutztown Park |Jul 12, 2018

Take a trip back in time to the sounds of the Big Bands during that Swing era, as we welcome the return of the renowned swing band Swing Fever to the Kutztown Park Bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 21.

Studio B announces $1,000 donation toward trail study |Jul 11, 2018

Studio B Art Gallery is proud to announce a $1,000 donation toward the Secret Valley Trail Feasibility Study toward the development of six-plus miles of the trail in Boyertown Borough, Colebrookdale Township, Douglass Township and possibly Amity Township, Berks County.

Parkinson’s Therapy Programs helps residents at Chestnut Knoll |Jul 11, 2018

Is it Parkinson’s disease or is it something else? Over 1 million people are living with Parkinson’s disease; but tremors, rigid muscles, shuffling walk or vocal changes could indicate other movement disorders.

Local student attends Misericordia Career Exploration Camp |Jul 11, 2018

Misericordia University recently hosted 40 rising high school seniors from 10 states and one foreign country on campus for the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Career Exploration Camp in June. The students came to the camp from as far away as Texas, North Carolina, Indiana and Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

Charging stations to debut at Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles |Jul 11, 2018

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles has taken a giant step into the future by installing electric vehicle charging stations for our visitors to utilize. These new chargers — four Tesla and two universal connectors — will be installed for use in the museum’s parking lot across from the main entrance along South Walnut Street.

Kutztown Community Library recognizes library volunteer Barbara Stolz |Jul 11, 2018

The Kutztown Community Library is proud to recognize Barbara Stolz for all of the hard work she puts into volunteering at the library. For many years, Stolz has worked with the library in an effort to make it the best place it can be.

Kutztown Community Library hosts bus trip to Philadelphia stadiums |Jul 11, 2018

Join the Kutztown Community Library on Aug. 13 as they host a bus trip to the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies’ sports stadiums.

All Aboard the Kutztown Library Express! |Jul 11, 2018

Hop on the Allentown and Auburn Railroad with the Kutztown Community Library on Aug. 4.

Tackling student loan debt requires early planning |Jul 11, 2018

What does student debt look like in America? The numbers speak for themselves.

Twin Valley Rotary inducts new president |Jul 11, 2018

Chris Doyle was inducted as the 22nd president of the Twin Valley Rotary at the club’s June 28 meeting at the Windmill Restaurant. Chris will be serving from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Tri County Record Community Calendar July 17 |Jul 11, 2018

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Tri County Record Calendar.

Twin Valley support staff union votes to authorize a strike |Jul 11, 2018

Union members present at a recent meeting of The Twin Valley Education Support Personnel Association (TVESPA) voted unanimously to authorize a strike.

Garden Spot Village hosts Marketplace Vacation Bible School |Jul 11, 2018

Garden Spot Village will host a three-day Marketplace Vacation Bible School with the theme “Jesus is my Teacher,” July 17-19, from 9-11:30 a.m. each morning.

StarFest 2018 hosted by The ChesMont Astronomical Society |Jul 11, 2018

Join the ChesMont Astronomical Society for a wonderful evening of astronomy on Saturday, Aug.11, from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson (off Route 345 at Hopewell Road).

Thrivent Action Team builds Little Free Library |Jul 11, 2018

A Thrivent Action Team at Robeson Lutheran Church hosted a project to build a new “Little Free Library” on Plow Road in Mohnton.

Mission Trip Birdsboro returns to July 18 |Jul 11, 2018

Mission Trip Birdsboro was started by St. Paul’s UCC in Birdsboro in 2014 to help local homeowners in need with maintenance and home repairs. Five years later, it has grown to six local churches working together to help in the community.

Kutztown Kruizz attracts anticipated 300 vehicles, thousands of spectators |Jul 11, 2018

Cars of all sorts head to Kutztown on Saturday, July 28 for the 4th annual Kutztown Kruizz.

Berks native debuts new web series ‘Cypher’ at Reading IMAX |Jul 11, 2018

Berks County native and current Los Angeles resident Joseph Lisa debuts his new web series prologue “Cypher” during a free screening at the Reading Movies 11 and IMAX on Sunday, July 29, at 4 p.

BCTC Culinary Arts team wins gold in food innovations |Jul 10, 2018

Berks Career and Technology Center Culinary Arts students Geoffrey Nagle, Boyertown High School student, and Autumn Schabener, Exeter High School student, won gold medals in Food Innovations at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference which made them advance to the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA.

Man run over by bulldozer during police pursuit; death ruled accidental |Jul 10, 2018

A man was run over by a bulldozer during a police pursuit on State Game Lands in Penn Township on July 9. Pennsylvania State Police ruled the death accidental.

Twin ValleyRotary presents $1,000 to Honey Brook Libray |Jul 10, 2018

The Twin Valley Rotary Club presented a check for $1,000 to the Honey Brook Library Director, Jennifer Spade, at its recent meeting.