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Boyertown takes ‘swift action’ and suspends students |May 29, 2015

Boyertown >> Boyertown Area School Board President Stephen Elsier commended the administration Tuesday night, May 26, for its handling of racially-charged comments made by students.

Daniel Boone’s Odyssey of the Mind Team wins world championship |May 29, 2015

The Daniel Boone Odyssey of the Mind Middle School team comprised of Taylor Eisenhuth, David Eurillo, Emma Hartman, Zoe Thompson and Rachel Woomer and coached by parents Fran Thompson and Steph Woomer won 1st place at the World Finals held at Michigan State University May 20 to May 23.

Elverson Memorial Day Celebration: Community shows their support, remembers those who gave their all |May 29, 2015

The American Legion Post hosted a Memorial Day Observance at the cemetery in Elverson on May 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Small Business Administration names Pennsylvania 2015 Small Business Person Of Year Joseph G. Zidik, President and CEO of Custom Milling & Consulting, Inc. in Fleetwood |May 29, 2015

U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduced Pennsylvania’s Small Business Person of the Year, Joseph G. Zidik, President and CEO of Custom Milling & Consulting, Inc.

Elementary students celebrate Kutztown Bicentennial Day |May 29, 2015

On May 26, the students at Kutztown Elementary School celebrated the Bicentennial Birthday of their hometown Kutztown.

Dated slated for 5th Annual Hometown Heroes Soccer Fundraiser |May 29, 2015

Reading United A.C. is again partnering with members of the Reading United Fun League, S.A.A.R.A. (Social Activities for the Associates of the Reading Area), and other local businesses and organizations to present the 5th Annual “Hometown Heroes Soccer Fundraiser”.

Part 2: An Alma Mater State of Mind |May 29, 2015

In January of 1956, at the start of the second semester of fifth grade, we made a new friend, one who hailed from Europe. Chris Manfre sat in the auditorium with us, waiting to be assigned to classes, looking like a stranger in a strange land.

A Look Back in History: 2015 Kutztown Memorial Day Recollections |May 29, 2015

There are few Memorial Day Parade as nostalgic as the village of Kutztown, where citizens and neighbors gather on the Main Street of this rural community to celebrate their Americana freedom of Liberty to renew Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, the lifeblood of our Democracy.

Berks County students are running the show! Fleetwood Community Theatre presents their first junior production ‘Chasing Charming’ |May 29, 2015

Fleetwood Community Theatre (FCT) has been creating live theatre for 28 years, this year they are proud to present a new opportunity for students with the 2 Act comedy, “Chasing Charming,” by Alaska Reece Vance.

Boyertown Fun Days marks the start of summer |May 29, 2015

BOYERTOWN >> Fun Days kicked off the summer season at Boyertown Community Park Thursday and continues through Saturday, 30. Many popular events are back including the Rosaire family of Florida, who brought their lovable racing pigs.

Boyertown Fun Days marks the start of summer |May 29, 2015

BOYERTOWN >> Fun Days kicked off the summer season at Boyertown Community Park Thursday and continues through Saturday, 30. Many popular events are back including the Rosaire family of Florida, who brought their lovable racing pigs.

Birdsboro man charged with double homicide in Reading |May 28, 2015

A Birdsboro man is being charged with a double homicide that took place Wednesday morning, May 27, after turning himself in to Reading Police two hours after the shooting.

Honey Brook: 32 compete in Spring Bocce Ball Tournament |May 28, 2015

The Memorial Day weekend in Honey Brook got off to a great start on Saturday May 23 when 32 people representing 8 teams played in the annual Spring Bocce Ball Tournament at the Honey Brook Borough courts.

Focus on the Family: Daughter’s put-downs with boyfriend worry parents |May 28, 2015

Q: Am I being too sensitive about the put-downs and insults my daughter and her boyfriend toss back and forth at each other? She acts like it’s no big deal, but I’m alarmed and don’t consider this to be healthy behavior.

So you’re saving for retirement- Now what? |May 28, 2015

When discussing retirement, there are dozens of questions you can ask yourself. Do you want immediate access to your money or do you want guaranteed income over your lifetime? Keep in mind guarantees are based on the financial strength and claims paying ability of the issuing insurance company.

Resident questions new Boyertown School Board policy for asking questions |May 28, 2015

Since last August, residents of the Boyertown Area School District have been offered the chance to ask the administration questions online.

Volunteers serve meal at Hope Rescue Mission |May 28, 2015

A group of fifteen people, members of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown, travelled out to Reading to serve a meal at Hope Rescue Mission on Sunday, May 3.

Chestnut Knoll residents show off green thumbs and passion for gardening |May 28, 2015

The gardens at Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care are flourishing once again, thanks to the hard work and dedication of residents at Chestnut Knoll and members of the Pottstown Garden Club.

Cruze In For A Cure — A car show and more |May 28, 2015

The” Miracles From Him” team, a segment of Relay For Life of Boyertown, is gearing up for a “car show and more” benefiting American Cancer Society. The event is set for Saturday, June 6, from 12 to 4 p.

The Center at Spring Street has a new bus |May 28, 2015

The Center at Spring Street, located at 200 West Spring Street in Boyertown, is a gathering place for active older adults 55 years of age and over who are wanting to stay active and connected with other seniors in the community.

Local athletes take part in state track & field meet |May 28, 2015

SHIPPENSBURG >> Garden Spot High School junior Javon McIntyre finished sixth in the boys Class AAA 400-meter dash with a time of 49.90 seconds during the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Seth Grove Stadium on the campus of Shippensburg University on May 22-23.

Hamburg Post Office recognizes one of its own |May 26, 2015

The Hamburg Post Office recently took some time to recognize one of their own for his 35 years of service. Stanley R. Henne Jr., was honored during a brief presentation with the flag that had been flying at the post office.

Hamburg Art Alliance hosts Arts Fest in Downtown Hamburg |May 26, 2015

Locals braved an iffy forecast and were awarded with a beautiful, sunny day at the 2015 Hamburg Arts and Crafts Fest held in downtown Hamburg on Saturday, May 16. Attendance to the fest was free, as was parking.

Little Sprouts Daycare LLC expands with Bernville location |May 26, 2015

Jessica Schaeffer always dreamed of opening her own daycare center after having her own in-home daycare. In April of 2014, she opened Little Sprouts Daycare LLC in an old doctor’s office on Main Street in Strausstown (this center will remain open until May of next year).

Comcast awards $200,000 in scholarships to 191 Pennsylvania high school seniors |May 26, 2015

The Comcast Foundation recently announced the 2015 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards.

Schuylkill Valley School Directors hear about ‘Being a Writer’ program, recognize students |May 26, 2015

The Board of School Directors at the Schuylkill Valley School District held their regular meeting on Monday, May 18.

Boyertown’s Dylan Eddingher takes home a bronze at PIAA Track & Field Championships |May 26, 2015

It was a weekend to remember for Boyertown senior Dylan Eddingher at the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium May 22 and 23. Eddinger came home with a third-place bronze medal in the Class AAA 800-meter run withd a time of 1:51.

Hamburg Game Association holds 58th Children’s Fishing Rodeo |May 26, 2015

Area children enjoyed the sport of fishing at the Hamburg Game Association’s Children’s Fishing Rodeo, a long-time annual event held this year on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. Over both days, 283 youngsters — accompanied by parents and grandparents — caught 537 trout, pulled from the association’s beautiful pond.

Fleetwood pays tribute to veterans |May 26, 2015

Cub Scouts from Pack 183 and Boy Scouts from Troop 183 on May 21 assisted members of the Fleetwood Legion in placing flags on the graves of veterans at Berks Memorial Gardens and later participated in the Fleetwood Memorial Day Parade.

Shoemakersville Children’s Parade and Fair kicks off 250th anniversary celebration |May 26, 2015

The residents of Shoemakersville are helping to celebrate the town’s big birthday with a series of events throughout summer, starting with the popular 64th annual Children’s Parade and Fair on Saturday, June 6.

Hamburg Rotary Club hears from Bestonium owner |May 26, 2015

Tim Best, the owner of Bestonium, presented the program on May 21, at the Hamburg Rotary. He has graphics for the masses. Screen printing signage, lamination, banners, t-shirts, photo enlargements, custom wallpaper, fabric printing and more.

Kutztown High School Class of 2017 hosts first Running of the Cougars 5K Race and Fun Walk |May 26, 2015

On Saturday, May 16, the Kutztown Area High School Class of 2017 hosted the first annual “Running of the Cougars” 5K Race and Fun Walk.

A Tribute to Veterans |May 26, 2015

The American Legion Post 480, Kutztown, Memorial Day Parade, started at 8:30 a.m. on May 25, traveling Main Street to Fairview Cemetery for a tribute to veterans buried there; then to Hope Cemetery for a tribute and Memorial Day address.

Boyertown Memorial Day parade draws crowd to Fairview Cemetery |May 25, 2015

Boyertown’s annual Memorial Day parade was held Monday, May 25. The parade began at Boyertown High School at the Monroe Street entrance and travelled west on Philadelphia Ave. into Fairveiw Cemetery.

Hamburg area church calendar May 27 edition |May 24, 2015

St. Michael’s Church Sunday, May 31, .We celebrate The Holy Trinity. We will use the Athanasian Creed which is a precise mini-theology lesson on what the Trinity is and what it is not. It counters the claims of Arianism, which said that Christ was a created being and not equal with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Hamburg’s From the Early Files May 27 edition |May 24, 2015

25 Years Ago May 30, 1990 >> Virginia Weidman, outgoing president of the Woman’s Club of Hamburg, passed the gavel to the newly-elected president, Hilda Achenbach.

Welcome to my World: My front porch |May 24, 2015

Reprint: 2008 in local paper, Lifestyles, 2012 on Berks County TV web site.

Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: Ice cream makerless strawberry ice cream |May 24, 2015

I’ve concluded that the lack of decent customer service in today’s world is, in effect, a lack of integrity. Entry level employees simply do not care if they’re doing their job well and this became apparent to me on several occasions this week including snide comments by a cashier coupled with the failure of a customer service representative to follow up with a telephone call as promised leaving me to wonder if my mixer parts will ever be delivered.

WTIM: Music around town May 27 edition |May 24, 2015

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Hamburg area calendar of events May 27 edition |May 24, 2015

Recurring Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

2 Boyertown students to be disciplined over racist remarks at track meet |May 23, 2015

BOYERTOWN >> Two students at Boyertown Junior High West will receive the maximum punishment allowed as the result of the school district’s investigation of racial comments being made during a track meet with Pottstown Middle School.

Reading grad serves aboard USS North Carolina |May 23, 2015

A 1994 Reading High School graduate and Reading native is part of a select crew, protecting and defending America aboard the U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered attack submarine USS North Carolina.

Rededication of Carl A. Spaatz Pavilion to be held at Boyertown Fun Days |May 23, 2015

On Saturday, May 30, the Boyertown Alumni Band will be playing at the Boyertown Community Park at 7 p.m. The concert is an annual event during Fun Days, but this year, it will feature something special.

Amity chief calls string of robberies an ‘anomaly’ |May 22, 2015

Amity >> Three armed robberies in Amity in as many weeks are an “anomaly,” said Police Chief Kent Shuebrook, who added the crimes are not necessarily connected.

BASEBALL: Governor Mifflin defeats Daniel Boone for Berks League championship |May 22, 2015

When the Berks County League baseball season began, the Governor Mifflin Mustangs were the odds on favorites to win the championship. With that kind of pressure on their backs, the Mustangs only went 7-3 in the regular season and finished in second place behind Exeter in Division 1.

TRACK AND FIELD: Exeter’s Cassandra Whitmoyer to run for Edinboro University |May 22, 2015

For Exeter Township High School senior Cassandra Whitmoyer, running is important. So when she went shopping for a college to attend next fall, she wanted a college where running was important. In the end, that college was Edinboro University.

Hamburg Area School District directors approve proposed final budget |May 22, 2015

Hamburg Area School Directors voted, 6-0, on May 18 to approve a $39.27 million proposed final budget for the 2015-16 school year.

Father and son rescued from banks of Schuylkill in Douglass (Berks) Township |May 22, 2015

A father and son who went kayaking in the Schuylkill River Sunday night, May 17, were rescued by firemen after grappling with a strong current.

Incumbents survive crowded Boyertown School Board race |May 22, 2015

All of the incumbent Boyertown Area School Board incumbents will head onto the general election this fall. Only one challenger is moving forward.

Daniel Boone cafeteria workers in limbo |May 22, 2015

Despite an April 30 bid deadline three weeks ago, the Daniel Boone School District is still without a new cafeteria contract as well as a new food services manager.