Rehrersburg Legacy Lions honored; New Lion installed |Oct 28, 2016

When 14-P Lions District Governor Gustave Meyer III made his official visit to the Rehrersburg Lions Club, he had double duties.

Three-day book sale hosted at Hamburg Public Library |Oct 28, 2016

A book sale - just in time for snuggling up with a good book, or giving them as gifts! There will be a used book sale at the Hamburg Public Library on November 9, 10 and 11 – right after Election Day, during regular library hours.

Police investigate burglary at CMTS, Penn Township |Oct 28, 2016

Several tools were stolen from a Penn Township business.

Families flood into Kutztown Merchant Trick or Treat |Oct 28, 2016

Hundreds of families flooded into Kutztown’s Main Street Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. for the annual Merchant Trick or Treat.

Boyertown High alum transitions to life as artist with new record deal |Oct 28, 2016

Having coffee is usually taken as a casual activity, but for Josh Hish, an invitation for coffee from the Silverado Records CEO meant everything was going to change.

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Chancellor sends message to students, faculty |Oct 28, 2016

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Board of Governors Chairwoman Cynthia D. Shapira and Chancellor Frank T. Brogan sent a message to students, faculty, staff and friends of the State System and its 14 member universities.

Fleetwood School Report: Senors explore careers in Student Internship Program |Oct 28, 2016

As I noted in my Back-to-School Letter in August, high school seniors now have the opportunity to complete an internship through which they may earn an elective credit. Internships are an option for students in all career tracks.

Six grants totaling $73,289 have been awarded to Boyertown projects |Oct 28, 2016

Berks County Community Foundation has awarded six grants totaling $73,289 for projects intended to improve the quality of life in the Boyertown area.

Thunder Outreach to host ‘Feed an Army’ benefit concert in Boyertown |Oct 28, 2016

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Thunder Outreach Ministries will host “Feed an Army” — a benefit concert to help feed local families.

Fleetwood girl, 10, runs in Zombie Mud Run |Oct 28, 2016

What’s more challenging than running a 5K paramilitary style course? Running one with mud, obstacles, and, did I mention blood-thirsty zombies?

Chefs compete for 2016 Iron Chef Hamburg title Nov. 6 |Oct 28, 2016

The best chefs from some of the region’s most popular restaurants will compete for the title of Iron Chef Hamburg on Nov. 6.

High school names students of the month |Oct 27, 2016

Fleetwood Area High School has announced the Students of the Month for October.

Lutheran Home at Topton to host national author on Alzheimer’s disease |Oct 27, 2016

A national writer on Alzheimer’s disease will speak at The Lutheran Home at Topton at 6 p.m. Nov. 2.

|Oct 27, 2016

Charles and Marilyn Ackerman of Deysher Road in Fleetwod celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. They were married in Zionsville Lutheran Church by Rev. Luther Lin on Sept. 17, 1966.

Patriot Community Calendar Oct. 27 |Oct 27, 2016

Send events to by Friday noon week prior to publication.

Mifflin Community Library offers free series for Job Hunters |Oct 27, 2016

This November Mifflin Community will host a Job Hunter Series, a three-part series to equip job seekers with the tools they’ll need to compete in today’s job market. It will take place at the library on three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 6:30 beginning November 1.

Antietam Valley Farmers’ and Artists’ Winter Market to open |Oct 27, 2016

The Antietam Valley Farmers’ & Artists’ Market is delighted to announce the start of the Winter Market season.

Exeter Community Library receives LSTA Grant for ‘Booking It’ Program |Oct 27, 2016

The Exeter Community Library is pleased to accept a 2016-2017 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant in the amount of $10,000. These funds will support the program “Booking It” which will provide a collection of books, media and assistive technology for seniors at three local assisted living facilities; Berkshire Commons, Golden Living and SeniorLIFE.

Amity 2017 budget: ‘a little gloomy’ |Oct 27, 2016

The Amity Township Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public meeting for Friday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m., at the township building, to work on the township’s 2017 budget.

Photos: Daniel Boone Optimist Club holds Halloween Parade |Oct 27, 2016

The Daniel Boone Optimist Club of Douglassville held its annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The Daniel Boone High School Marching Band, local fire companies and other organizations participated as a part of this event.

Church news for the Hamburg area |Oct 26, 2016

The Bridge Church 3561 Old 22, Hamburg

Calendar of Events for Oct. 26 |Oct 26, 2016

Now through Nov. 5 Berks County Genealogical Society: is offering a series of four classes for the beginning genealogist. Classes will meet in the society’s library, Room 413 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St.

Kutztown University student charged in alleged dorm room accidental stabbing |Oct 26, 2016

A Kutztown University student has been charged in an alleged accidental stabbing that occurred at Rothermel Hall on KU’s campus at 10:34 p.m. on Oct. 17.

Unity Concert unites Kutztown University, community after strike |Oct 26, 2016

Kutztown University President Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson hosted a free Unity Concert to help the University and the community reconnect after the strike.

Blue Mountain Academy, Hamburg among 15 in nation to receive Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant |Oct 26, 2016

Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg received a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant to solve real-world problems through invention.

Boyertown school board dissolves committee structure |Oct 26, 2016

The Boyertown Board of School Directors will no longer be operating on a committee-based structure. At their Oct. 11 meeting, the board unanimously approved a new system and structure to be piloted through the end of the fiscal year.

Light the Night trick-or-treating in Birdsboro |Oct 26, 2016

BIRDSBORO >> East or West side, Light the Night trick-or-treating fun for all.

Preliminary budget for Chester County includes slight tax increase |Oct 26, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Chester County property owners would see their county taxes increase slightly if a preliminary budget unveiled at Wednesday’s commissioners meeting is adopted later this year.

Ghouls, goblins spook Cabela’s Car Show visitors in Hamburg |Oct 26, 2016

Beautiful, sunny autumn skies and seasonal weather greeted the approximately 250 entries for the 5th Annual Car Show @ Cabela’s on Sunday, Oct. 23. A collection of ghouls and goblins spooked attendees during the car show.

TriCounty Community Calendar Oct. 25 |Oct 25, 2016

Event Submissions: Email to at least one week prior to desired publication. Note TriCounty Record Calendar in email subject.

WATCH: Legoland Discovery Center breaks ground at Plymouth Meeting Mall; 50,000 Lego bricks dumped |Oct 25, 2016

PLYMOUTH >> Children wearing Lego helmets could barely contain themselves Tuesday as a construction vehicle dumped more than 50,000 Lego bricks outside the Plymouth Meeting Mall, marking the ground breaking of the first ever Legoland in Pennsylvania.

Oley man arrested in marijuana grow operation |Oct 24, 2016

OLEY >> Police arrested one man Tuesday after detectives discovered an elaborate marijuana grow operation inside his home.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar 10-26 |Oct 24, 2016

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

Brandywine Task Force Red Ribbon Run battles substance abuse |Oct 24, 2016

A cold, blustery rain dampened the participants, but not their spirits as the second annual Brandywine Red Ribbon 5K Run surged from school grounds into the streets near Topton Saturday.

Water-sewer rate hike of 8% looms in July |Oct 24, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Water and sewer rates may rise by a combined 8 percent in July as a result of the water and sewer budgets proposed earlier this week to the Pottstown Borough Authority.

Newly-opened House of Restoration in Stowe tackles addiction problems |Oct 24, 2016

WEST POTTSGROVE >> Harris Family Ministries has opened a door to new ways of dealing with the area’s addiction problem.

First Pottstown ‘Coffee With A Cop’ event draws residents to High Street |Oct 24, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> The Pottstown Police Department hosted its first “Coffee With A Cop” event Thursday and the response from the community was overwhelming.

Legality of closed Pottstown School Board meeting questioned |Oct 24, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> If the Pottstown School Board wants to encourage more interest and involvement from the community, excluding the public from meetings so new programs can be presented is probably not the best way to do it, according to a legal expert.

U. Pottsgrove residents speak out against townhome project off Route 100 |Oct 24, 2016

UPPER POTTSGROVE >> A request for a change to a development approved through the settlement of a lawsuit has sparked opposition among residents who say the project will overburden Pottsgrove schools, raise their taxes and lower their property values.

Montco to transfer ownership of Paper Mill and Henry roads bridges in Douglass Twp. |Oct 24, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County will be handing over ownership of two of its bridges to Douglass Township, the county commissioners decided have decided.

Photos: Boyertown buries time capsule at community park |Oct 24, 2016

On Friday, Oct. 21, the Borough of Boyertown buried a time capsule at the community park in honor of its sesquicentennial.

East Main Street opens in Kutztown Borough |Oct 23, 2016

East Main Street was closed for roadwork during the summer. The new roadway was opened last week.

Kutztown Elementary students meet author of ‘High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs’ |Oct 23, 2016

Kutztown author Lisa Schnell walked Kutztown Elementary students through the process of creating her first picture book, “High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs,” on Oct. 19.

Motorcyclist dies after impacting with semi truck on Route 61, Tilden |Oct 22, 2016

A 22-year-old Mohrsville motorcyclist died as the result of a fatal accident involving a tractor trailer semi truck.

Hamburg recognizes September Students of the Month |Oct 22, 2016

September Students of the Month at Hamburg Area High School. Senior Victoria Baumert is the daughter of Dana Baumert of Hamburg and Robert Baumert of Brooklyn, NY. Junior Nora Barter is the daughter of Joan and Andrew Barter of Hamburg.

Three generations of cyclists ride in MS City to Shore Bike Ride |Oct 22, 2016

A father, daughter and grandson rode 90 miles in the MS City to Shore bike ride on Sept. 24, 2016. Michael Zangari, Leon Balthaser, and Julie Zangari have been riding the past five years. Their team name is “On Your Left.

W. Reading woman indecently assaulted while hitching ride, victim jumped out on Route 61, Perry Twp. |Oct 22, 2016

A 25-year-old West Reading woman was indecently assaulted by a man who was giving her a ride at about 1 p.m. on Oct. 19.

Hamburg High School Aerial Boundaries choir sings at KU Choral Festival |Oct 22, 2016

Hamburg High School select choir Aerial Boundaries participated in the Kutztown University High School Choral Festival Oct. 18 in Schaeffer Auditorium.

Additional 223 acres preserved in Berks |Oct 22, 2016

An additional 223 acres of Berks County farmland will be preserved through the purchase of conservation easements valued at $541,250 dollars that were approved today by the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board, according to State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks), a Preservation Board member.

Shartlesville Lions honored for long-time service |Oct 22, 2016

Long-time service to the Lions Club was recently recognized.