Twin Valley Elementary Center fourth-graders raise, release trout |Apr 29, 2016

Fourth-grade students from Twin Valley Elementary Center (TVEC) in Elverson released their brook trout fingerlings into Hay Creek across from the old White Bear Restaurant along Hay Creek Road in Birdsboro.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Apr 29, 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.

Actress portrays Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor under FDR, during one-woman show at Heritage of Green Hills |Apr 29, 2016

Residents of The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community outside of Reading, were recently entertained by actress Peggy Orner, who portrayed Frances Perkins, the Secretary of Labor under Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Kutztown visitors teach Quidditch to Boyertown locals |Apr 29, 2016

On Saturday, April 2, the Boyertown Community Library hosted a highly-anticipated event with the Kutztown University Quidditch team.

Amity Elementary fourth graders get political with presidential campaign posters |Apr 29, 2016

Fourth graders in Tom Sweet’s computer class at Amity Elementary Center recently created their own campaign posters using Microsoft Publisher. The students were given three options: they could choose themselves, pick a current candidate or do none of the above.

Local organizations come together to offer ‘Aging Parent Fair’ |Apr 29, 2016

In the midst of a busy career, another aspect of life often unexpectedly enters lives: caring for aging parents. Unlike college, where parents are aware of the timing needed to make advanced plans, aging issues tend to be crisis driven and become a priority without warning.

Old-fashioned ‘sewing circle’ open to public May 14 |Apr 29, 2016

On Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., an old-fashioned sewing circle will be held at the Berks County Heritage Center. This is a free event.

Daniel Boone High School launches JROTC program |Apr 29, 2016

Daniel Boone students now have to opportunity to join the Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps — a military regulated high school program.

PennDOT announces first use of Flashing Yellow Arrow signals |Apr 29, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced it will be activating a new type of left turn signal that has been proven to improve left turn safety at intersections.

Hamburg Police: Fight investigated on 200 block of N. 5th Street |Apr 29, 2016

On April 22, Hamburg Police reported a fight at approximately 11:15 p.m. in the 200 block of N. 5th Street.

Historical Society Of Montgomery County to offer genealogy workshop |Apr 29, 2016

Looking to get started on researching your family tree? Then, you don’t want to miss the spring “Introduction to Genealogy” workshop presented by Genealogist Rose Brown at the Historical Society of Montgomery County.

Clay on Main presents ‘Civil Twilight’ exhibition |Apr 29, 2016

Clay on Main is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Mary Ann Conway and Lisa Gauker from Sunday, May 1 to Sunday, May 29.

Seniors ‘like’ connecting with ‘friends’ and family on Facebook |Apr 29, 2016

Do you think you’re too old for Facebook? Think again!

Hollenbach Construction receives 2016 Business/Enterprise of the Year Award |Apr 29, 2016

Hollenbach Construction, Inc. received the 2016 Business/Enterprise of the Year Award from the Tri County Area Chamber during the Annual Dinner on April 21 at Rivercrest Golf Club and Preserve in Phoenixville.

A Look Back in History: The American Folklife Movement |Apr 29, 2016

With such a culture and region of storied past, academic folklife studies emerged worldwide in the wake of post-WWII modern lifestyle, created when natural fibers were replaced by new synthetic materials and mass produced commercial foods changed man’s traditional way of living.

Golf tournament benefits Hamburg Softball League |Apr 29, 2016

As spring temperatures rise, parks are filling up with youngsters ready to play ball, including the Hamburg Area Girls Athletic Association.

Second set of collectable Bear Fever coasters now available |Apr 29, 2016

A second set of Bear Fever coasters featuring 4 different Bear Fever bears is now available at Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio, 220 South Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA, and Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA.

Antietam HS graduate published in literary magazine |Apr 29, 2016

Ashley Shannon, of Reading, had work published in RiverCraft, an on-campus literary magazine at Susquehanna University.

Movie Review: ‘Keanu’ |Apr 29, 2016

Recently dumped by his girlfriend and without much of a reason to live, Rell (Jordan Peele) seems to spend most of his days crying, smoking a ton of pot and not even attempting to get over his ex. His cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key), on the other hand, seems to be just fine with his life, where he’s got a wife (Nia Long) that loves him and a daughter that is fine enough with him, too.

Albright College presents annual fashion showcase |Apr 29, 2016

Albright College’s fashion designers and merchandisers will host a high-energy fashion showcase on Saturday, May 7.

Welcome to my World: Bonding with our baby |Apr 29, 2016

My older sisters, Anita, Jannetta, Mary Alice, Dorothy, Gladys and I, Carole, never expected to have any more babies at our age. After all, we ranged in ages 40 to 55. But, we ended up with one anyway - our very own mother.

Sen. Schwank announces fire and EMS grant awards for Berks County |Apr 29, 2016

More than five dozen Berks County EMS and fire companies will receive state grants totaling more than $840,000 to help with training, equipment purchases and construction or renovation of facilities, Sen.

Berks County Astronomical Society to host spring Starwatch |Apr 29, 2016

Join Parks staff and the Berks County Astronomical Society for a spring Starwatch and program to learn about and see the many stars in the night sky. This informative program will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13, with the Starwatch to follow.

‘When Swing Was King’ opens 2016 Performing Arts in the Parks |Apr 29, 2016

Sounds reminiscent of Benny Goodman and his Big Band will fill the park, as “When Swing Was King” takes the stage on Sunday, May 29 at the Berks County Heritage Center at 6 p.m. This concert kicks off the County’s Performing Arts in the Parks series that runs Sunday evenings, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Governor Mifflin High School holds ‘Come Together Day’ |Apr 29, 2016

In the spirit of school and community pride, Governor Mifflin High School held “Come Together Day” on Wednesday, April 27.

Perry Elementary sign too bright for Shoemakersville resident |Apr 29, 2016

The brightness of a programmable LED sign near one of Hamburg Area’s elementary schools caused a district resident to address school directors on April 25.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar May 4 |Apr 29, 2016

Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.

Hamburg Leo Club attends annual volunteer trip |Apr 29, 2016

Volunteerism is a driving aspect of the Leo Club, and members of the club find enjoyment in helping those who need it. The Hamburg chapter of the Leo Club, along with Governor Mifflin’s Service learning Club, reached out to three organizations from March 20 to 23 and offered their help wherever it was needed.

Shartlesville Lions Club president welcomes newest member |Apr 29, 2016

Shartlesville Lions Club president Bob Argot welcomed the club’s newest member, Wesley Raup-Konsavage upon having inducted him. The club is growing and is anticipating its next major event, a chicken barbecue on May 14.

Hamburg Rotary Club welcomes author Fritz Sprandel |Apr 29, 2016

Greg Rautzhan, the program chairperson at a recent meeting of the Hamburg Rotary Club, welcomed Fritz Sprandel, who spoke about his time in Cuba. He is the author of the book Dare, a story of how he survived in Castro’s communist Cuba.

Governor Mifflin science students release trout into Wyomissing Creek |Apr 28, 2016

Individuals and communities throughout the world celebrated Earth Day on Friday, April 22, and Governor Mifflin was no exception.

Daniel Boone School Board votes 5-4 to phase out Birdsboro Elementary |Apr 28, 2016

amity >> The Daniel Boone Area School Board voted 5-4 Monday to approve a three-year elementary school reconfiguration plan that could save the district $540,000.

PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: Happy Mother’s Day - ‘Linking’ with Art |Apr 27, 2016

As a tribute to each of the mothers reading this column around Mother’s Day, I would like to thank you for your love, care, nurturing, patience, training and so many other great qualities you exhibit during the raising of your children.

Former NBA player Chris Herren to share story of addiction and recovery at TVHS |Apr 27, 2016

Chris Herren, a basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, dreamed of one day playing for his hometown team, the Boston Celtics. An All-American, Herren broke scoring records, was recruited by top colleges, was featured in Sports Illustrated and became the focus of an acclaimed book, Fall River Dreams.

Father-daughter dance in Morgantown to feature ‘A Night in Paris’ theme |Apr 27, 2016

The third annual Father-Daughter Dance for the Twin Valley Community will be “A Night in Paris.”

Tri County Community Calendar May 3 |Apr 27, 2016

Event Submissions: send to week prior to publication. Note Tri County Record calendar in e-mail subject.

Jennifer DiArcangelo to serve as honorary chair, survivor speaker for Relay for Life of Twin Valley |Apr 27, 2016

The American Cancer Society has selected Jennifer DiArcangelo as honorary chair and survivor speaker for this year’s Relay for Life of Twin Valley event, which will take place at Twin Valley High School on May 14 and 15.

Ask Esther: Should we put our home on the market before it is show-ready? |Apr 27, 2016

Dear Esther – We are working on getting our home ready to sell. We really wanted to have a for sale sign up this spring but have found that our “to do” list is not complete. Should we put it up for sale anyway, hoping it won’t matter?

Tri-County 50 & Over Senior Modified Men’s Softball League scores |Apr 27, 2016

Opening Night - April 18 Allstate Insurance: 4

Conestoga Christian students excel at TSA States competition |Apr 27, 2016

The Pennsylvania Technology Student Association holds a state level competition each spring in western Pennsylvania. Conestoga Christian School students excelled at the TSA State Competition April 13 to 16 in Seven Springs.

Morgantown United Methodist Church announces merger |Apr 27, 2016

Due to declining membership, resources and energy, Morgantown United Methodist Church will take the next step toward merger with Elverson United Methodist Church, by holding it final worship service at 3002 Main Street on May 22.

Big Shot sponsored by Petersheim Bros. Inc.: Parkesburg sailor serves aboard Navy’s most versatile combat ships |Apr 27, 2016

A 2010 Johnston County Middle College High School, North Carolina graduate, and Parkesburg native, is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the country’s newest and most versatile combat ships.

Twin Valley Rotary Club announces students of the month |Apr 27, 2016

On April 20, the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors, Brianna Bonaduce and Kendra Jones, as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

Buccaneers, TVHS Band to stage 13th Annual ‘Spring Preview’ |Apr 27, 2016

The Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps and Twin Valley High School Band will cosponsor their 13th annual “Spring Preview” indoor concert on Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at Twin Valley High School, in Elverson.

Cosby faces May 24 preliminary hearing for alleged sex assault |Apr 26, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> One day after a state court threw out Bill Cosby’s appeal of a judge’s pretrial ruling, officials on Tuesday set a May preliminary hearing date for the entertainer who his accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his Cheltenham home more than a decade ago.

Children’s Theatre of Albright presents ‘The Reading Eagle,’ an original play |Apr 26, 2016

The Children’s Theatre of Albright will present “The Reading Eagle,” a devised play by Albright College assistant professor of theatre Matt Fotis, Ph.D., and senior Connor Feeney, on Sunday, May 8, at 1 p.

Amity receives $91,000 dividend check |Apr 26, 2016

Richard I. Hart, president of Richard I. Hart Insurance Co., Mt. Penn, presented a $91,000 check to the Amity Township Board of Supervisors at it’s April 20 meeting.

Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit to celebrate 40th spring concert |Apr 26, 2016

The Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit is marching on towards its 40th Annual Spring Concert this Saturday, April 30.

KASD Jazz Bands to perform May 4 in Kutztown Park |Apr 25, 2016

On Wednesday night, May 4, the Kutztown Middle School Jazz Band, along with the Kutztown School District Elementary Schools Jazz Band, will perform on stage at the Kutztown Park Band Shell as part of the “2016 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series in the Park.

Zion Mennonite Church hosts ‘30 Hour Famine’ fund raiser |Apr 25, 2016

Zion Mennonite Church’s Youth Group in Birdsboro is partnering with World Vision for a fund raising event called the “30 Hour Famine.” The event will take place from Friday, April 29 through Saturday, April 30.