Boone students take part in food pantry prep |May 30, 2016

On Thursday, May 26, Daniel Boone Area High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps joined Life Skills students at the Pottstown Salvation Army to help prepare food distributions.

June 11 Purina Days supports pet adoptions, families raising animals |May 30, 2016

Tractor Supply Company in Boyertown, at 801 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Suite 6, will host local animal groups during an event Saturday, June 11 to encourage pet adoptions and support families raising pets and livestock.

Martial artists celebrate Belt Promotion Night at Ellixson’s |May 30, 2016

At Ellixson’s Tae Kwon Do Academy, we have a simple formula to develop good martial artists. Good habits breeds discipline; discipline breeds skill; skill breeds confidence. Once a student experiences this formula or way of learning, it inspires them to use this formula at home, in school and in life.

Boyertown locals delight in opening of time capsule |May 30, 2016

Charles S. Mory, Jr. and wife Cindy Mory attended the time capsule opening during the recent Boyertown celebration. Charles is the great-grandson of Charles A. Mory, one of the founders of Boyertown Burial & Casket Co.

Chestnut Knoll presents ‘Let’s Talk: Alternative Medicine’ |May 30, 2016

Are you getting the proper treatment for your health? Is there something else you can do? Join Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville and Phoenixville, to get the information you need to be prepared for the future, at a presentation held Wednesday, June 8 at 6 p.

Boyertown names Sesquicentennial King And Queen |May 30, 2016

A huge part of Boyertown’s Sesquicentennial Block Party was the crowning of their 2016 Sesquicentennial King and Queen — Kyle Jaworski and Calista Bender.

Robert ‘Bob’ Brong presented AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award |May 30, 2016

Kutztown resident Robert “Bob” Brong received the AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, which was presented by Terri Hilliard, President of the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club.

Officials say Pottstown Fourth of July events won’t happen this year |May 30, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Evidence is mounting that there will be no Independence Day celebration in Pottstown this year.

Fleetwood Girl Scout Senior Troop 1684 puts up blue ribbons |May 30, 2016

Fleetwood Girl Scout Senior Troop 1684 put up blue ribbons in Fleetwood, supplied by Mayor Tammy Gore. Members of the Fleetwood Police Department greeted the girls as they began putting the ribbons out on signs and poles in the borough.

Fleetwood Area Middle School Students of the Month: March & April |May 30, 2016

March Grade 5: Chloe Bower, Ailing Chen, Evangeline Crossley, Owen Kotsch, Ashely Stone, Kathryn Tanis, Christina Ventura, Delani Walker and Samuel Zelko

Shady Hollow Assisted Riding needs volunteers |May 30, 2016

A Birdsboro nonprofit, offering equine therapies to individuals with emotional, physical and psychological needs is in need of community support.

Patriot Community Calendar June 2 |May 30, 2016

Send events to by Friday noon week prior to publication.

Fleetwood Area School District Report: Student Achievements 2015-16 |May 30, 2016

Each year I enjoy sharing the many accomplishments of our students. These accomplishments range from excellence in academics and vocational skills to excellence in fine arts and athletics.

Fleetwood Girl Scout Cadette Troop 1028 travels to Knoebel’s |May 30, 2016

Fleetwood Girl Scout Cadette Troop 1028 planned an overnight trip to Knoebel’s, which included camping. The girls enjoyed some outdoor Girl Scout activities in the attached campgrounds, along with the amusements and entertainment of the Knoebel’s Amusement Park.

Dream Vacations opens new location in Kutztown |May 30, 2016

Representatives from the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce, friends, family and valued clients recently joined Dream Vacations for its grand re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony of its Kutztown location at 181 West Main Street.

The Historian - Pleasant Run: Part I |May 30, 2016

No one knows where the name “Pleasant Run” originated, but it surely refers to the stream called Deep Creek. Pleasant Run is the hilly area in the north end of New Hanover Township, but don’t go looking for it.

Out & About: Happy snappers |May 30, 2016

“Go ahead, I dare you,” my brother Jimmy snickered to me. “It won’t hurt you,” he said staring at the gnarly-looking beast from the deep, which had just crawled out of the lake.

Frog Holler to perform at Kutztown Park |May 30, 2016

Saturday evening, June 4 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Kutztown Park Bandshell will host the widely known and popular local indie rock band Frog Holler. They will be performing as part of this year’s Borough of Kutztown’s “2016 Concert Series in the Park,” and are billing this as a New CD Release event, as they celebrate their 20th year in existence.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Bruzer, an affectionate fellow who needs a home |May 30, 2016

Bruzer is an affectionate fellow and has so much love to share. He’s been with Cat Angel Network for a short time but has let us know how desperately he wants affection. He’s still learning about all the new things he’s being introduced to since losing his owner who passed away.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |May 30, 2016

Wags is a special looking little guy; he is a nine year old Basset Hound, Rottweiler mix. Wags was adopted from our facility many years ago and was recently returned because his owner was moving. Wags needs a home without small children.

Boyertown EMS workers honored |May 29, 2016

In honor of National Emergency Medical Responders week, the Boyertown Lions Community Ambulance service recently held a barbecue and luncheon to recognize its members.

Hamburg Rodeo passes love of fishing to new generations |May 28, 2016

Children and their families gathered around the pond at the Hamburg Fish and Game Association on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22. The weekend marked the 59th Annual Children’s Fishing Rodeo, which is offered free to the youngsters.

Schuylkill Valley Dodgeball Tourney raises funds for CHOP |May 28, 2016

A little girl’s spirit lives on in the game of dodgeball.

Shoemakersville Children’s Parade embraces #ShoeyStrong |May 28, 2016

Participants of the 65th Annual Shoemakersville Children’s Parade have been asked to embrace this year’s theme #ShoeyStrong.

Mifflin Community Library tees up for 2016 Golf Outing |May 27, 2016

The Mifflin Community Library is excited to announce that, in addition to title sponsors Burkey Group and Zimmer Biomet Riccione, Imperial Supplies has joined as an Eagle Sponsor, and Penncat Corporation and Precision Medical Products have joined as Birdie Sponsors.

Reading Public Library presents Debt Elimination program |May 27, 2016

The Reading Public Library will present a program designed to help people pay off debt and live debt free from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at the Library Foundation Building, 113 S. 4th Street.

Gov. Wolf signs law eliminating competitive disadvantage for PA dairy producers |May 27, 2016

Governor Tom Wolf recently put Pennsylvania’s milk producers and haulers in a much stronger competitive position relative to other states as he signed Senate Bill 1108 into law, enacting reforms long-sought-after by the state’s dairy industry.

The Moving Wall® makes a local stop June 9-13 |May 27, 2016

The Moving Wall®, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will make a rare Berks County stop when it visits the Jim Dietrich Park in Muhlenberg Township, from June 9 to 13.

Berks student awarded ‘Stream of Learning’ Scholarship |May 27, 2016

Pennsylvania American Water has announced 10 students across Pennsylvania have been selected to receive Stream of Learning Scholarships, including a Berks County high school senior.

Animal Rescue League of Berks County receives $2,500 gift |May 27, 2016

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County will be the recipient of $2,500 gift as part of CrossKeys Insurance 2016 Giving Network Agency of the Year Award.

Award winning Schuylkill River Sojourn gets ready for 18th year |May 27, 2016

The annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is always a week-long celebration of the river. This year, the more than 200 paddlers participating in the seven-day journey from June 4 to 10 will also celebrate the 18th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn itself.

The Heritage of Green Hills names Kerry Williard director of plant operations |May 27, 2016

The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community in Shillington, has appointed Kerry Williard as director of plant operations. In this position, Williard is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the physical plant at the 78 acre Heritage campus, which includes Green Hills Manor, a personal care community.

Welcome to my World - It’s the little things that make family memories: Part II |May 27, 2016

Holidays Like me, everyone I know loves to open Christmas presents.

Homeownership benefits extend well beyond property boundaries |May 27, 2016

Most Americans consider homeownership to be the single best long-term investment and a primary source of financial security, especially as home values continue to strengthen. Despite the economic roller coaster during the recession, homeownership has endured as the foundation of the American Dream.

Kids’ science fun comes to Berks County Heritage Center |May 27, 2016

Join us for a day of science fun at the Berks County Heritage Center as we explore several exciting topics, on Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m.

Keep PA Beautiful urges adoption of local areas to fight litter |May 27, 2016

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites local residents, organizations, civic groups and businesses to join programs to adopt local areas, such as municipal roads, communities, parks, neighborhood blocks, greenways, waterways and trails to keep them litter free.

Boyertown Area students graduate from Wilkes |May 27, 2016

Wilkes University awarded 715 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees to students graduating after the completion of the spring 2016 semester.

St. Francis Academy, Bally, celebrates art |May 27, 2016

Aaron Kline, center, shows his clay sculpture to his family at the recent art show at St. Francis Academy in Bally.

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles and BASH work together |May 27, 2016

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles and students from Boyertown Area Senior High recently embarked on a cooperative project that will benefit both organizations. The Boyertown Museum is aiming to better engage youth with its mission, and the Boyertown Area Senior High students have an opportunity to get involved with the community.

Boyertown area student named to Dean’s List |May 27, 2016

Joi Calia, a junior Accounting major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean’s List with High Distinction for the spring 2016 semester.

Jon Bond presents ‘Stone and Wood Revisited’ Art Show |May 27, 2016

Artist Jonathan Bond, of Kempton, will present his 2016 “Stone and Wood Revisited” Art Show on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will be held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Hawk Mountain Arts Tour held the same day.

A Look Back in History: American acculturation of the Pennsylvania Dutch |May 27, 2016

Nowhere in America is there a Germanic “Cultural Island” of ethnic PA Dutch people than in the historic East Penn, Oley and Great Valleys of Pennsylvania, “The Dutch Country,” where there are Germanic Hex-sign barns, Colonial clay-tiled bake ovens and farm buildings still exude the quaint folklife of Europe’s Rhine Valley.

WTIM: Music Around Town |May 27, 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.

RSO takes center stage at ballpark for July 4 concert |May 27, 2016

The Reading Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Andrew Constantine celebrate the Fourth of July with a free Star-Spangled Spectacular concert of patriotic songs at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Reading Fightin’ Phils, followed by a fireworks display.

Woman’s Club of Exeter Township donates $6,000 to library |May 27, 2016

The Woman’s Club of Exeter Township has recently donated $6,000 to the Exeter Community Library. These funds were raised during the club’s sold-out Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, April 2, at the Reading Country Club.

Daniel Boone students recognized at Capitol for ACS CAN efforts |May 27, 2016

Four Daniel Boone Area High School students recently traveled to the state capitol as a part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Day at the Capitol.

Item Community Calendar June 1 |May 27, 2016

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

Boyertown Area: Announcing student achievements |May 27, 2016

Wilkes University awarded 715 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees to students graduating after the completion of the spring 2016 semester.

Tilden Elementary crowns Spelling Bee champ |May 27, 2016

Tilden Elementary Center recently held its annual fourth and fifth grade Spelling Bee. This year’s champion, Annika Reinhard, received her first-place ribbon and certificate from Principal Lacie Cucciuffo.

Hamburg Rotarian Fred Sheeler shares the importance of exercise |May 27, 2016

Rotarian Fred Sheeler did the program on May 26. He shared with Rotarians the importance of exercise each day. Exercise is not only good for your health; it improves balance and keeps you more mentally in tune with every day living.