COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Lancaster County Farm and Home Scholarships offered to freshmen studying agriculture or family and consumer sciences |Feb 11, 2016

One of the objectives of the Lancaster County Farm and Home Foundation is to encourage the higher education of the youth of Lancaster County. In this respect the Foundation is announcing the offering of scholarship awards for students beginning their freshman year in 2016 studying Agriculture or Family and Consumer Sciences.

Dairy of Distinction applications due April 15 |Feb 11, 2016

Dairy of Distinction applications due April 15

Southeast PA New Women in Ag Learning Circle |Feb 11, 2016

These discussion-based sessions offer a comfortable environment for peer-to-peer learning, access to the latest research to problem solve the challenges you are dealing with on the farm this year and a network of peers and service providers to support you during the growing season.

App could turn outdoor enthusiasts into citizen-scientists |Feb 11, 2016

If you enjoy wildlife, fishing, nature walks, paddle sports and other streamside activities, Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences now is giving you a chance to parlay those interests into becoming a citizen-scientist by observing and recording environmental and ecosystem changes.

Testimony begins on New Hanover quarry/contamination connection |Feb 11, 2016

NEW HANOVER >> Although he did not come right out and say it, testimony by a groundwater expert hired by the proposed Gibraltar Rock Quarry suggested that mining would not release underground chemical contamination into surrounding wells and streams.

5th annual Food for Families raises record breaking $9,000 for Twin Valley Food Pantry |Feb 11, 2016

Another record breaking success toped $9,000 at Fifth Anniversary Food for Families Fundraiser to benefit the Twin Valley Food Pantry.

Big Shot sponsored by Petersheim Bros. Inc.: Rachael Ewing, Twin Valley senior, named Intern of the Month |Feb 10, 2016

Rachael Ewing, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named February’s Intern of the Month. Ewing spends her internship at Robeson Elementary Center with Mrs. Christine Robinson, the Learning Support teacher.

Ask Esther: Why is the municipality weighing in on my sale? |Feb 10, 2016

Dear Esther: We have a contract on our home and are close to settlement. I just found out that I need to contact our municipality to get their okay on our sale. We’ve had inspections and our buyers are satisfied with everything.

30th Annual Lancaster County 4-H Benefit Auction to be held Feb. 20 |Feb 10, 2016

Come help 4-H in Lancaster County by supporting our annual 4-H benefit auction, to be held Feb. 20 at Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, at 9 a.m. Specialty items to be sold include an Ariens Zoom 42” zero turn lawn mower donated by Weaver Turf Power; table top and road trip grills; certificates to the Sight & Sound, Laser Dome, Dutch Wonderland and Dutch Apple Dinner Theater; and more.

Twin Valley kindergarten registration announced for 2016-17 |Feb 10, 2016

Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year will take place on March 30 and 31.

PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: The Right One? Part II |Feb 10, 2016

As a freshman at Drexel and still looking for the right girl for me, I decided to go the familiar route and ask Ann on a date. She is the younger sister of my best friend since eighth grade. We took a train from Delaware County to Drexel, in Philadelphia and went bowling.

East Brandywine Township, Hopewell UMC to host ‘The Wall That Heals’ this summer |Feb 10, 2016

Hopewell United Methodist Church (UMC) and East Brandywine Township will play host this summer to The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Part of a national tour, the replica memorial wall and accompanying mobile education center will be on display throughout the day and night, from July 28 to Aug.

Berks County District Attorney’s office receives complaints of IRS tax fraud |Feb 10, 2016

The Berks County District Attorney’s Office has received numerous citizen complaints that residents of our County have been targeted by unknowns, who are engaging in a scam to obtain monies under the pretense that they work for the IRS.

Local author to release new novel carrying readers into heart of Civil War |Feb 10, 2016

Journey Into Darkness, 2nd edition, by Narvon author J. Arthur Moore, is currently in production for release in February. It comprises the complete four-book series about Duane Kinkade’s experiences as he searches for his father within the Civil War.

Hopewell Furnace celebrates African American history |Feb 10, 2016

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will commemorate African American history month with a talk about the African American experience at Southeastern Pennsylvania iron furnaces. The experience at these sites differed dramatically from that in urban centers of the United States.

Thrivent Financial releases 2015 Money Mindset report; study explores Americans’ relationship with money |Feb 10, 2016

Despite the financial uncertainties faced by many Americans, generosity is surprisingly at the forefront of their minds. According to the 2015 Money Mindset Report by Thrivent Financial, 61 percent of Americans said they would rather be called generous than financially successful.

Tel Hai hosts Annual High School Art Exhibit: Feb. 19 & 20 |Feb 10, 2016

Tel Hai Retirement Community will host the 20th Annual High School Student Art Show in the new StoneCroft Center for Worship and Performing Arts on Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20, located at 4000 Tree Line Drive, Honey Brook.

‘Opaque Radiance’ falls over Churchtown landscape Feb. 6 |Feb 10, 2016

Conrad Wolff, of Seawolf Photography, shares photos, entitled “Opaque Radiance,” of Churchtown on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 6.

Village Library announces Play Block Parties |Feb 10, 2016

Village Library of Morgantown received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to implement a series of Block Play Parties for young children and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.

Jewelry stolen from 2 residences in Albany Township; burglaries may be related to others |Feb 10, 2016

Jewelry was stolen from two residences on Hawk Mountain Road in Albany Township on Feb. 4. Police believe the burglaries may be related to others.

Tri County Record Community Calendar Feb. 16 |Feb 10, 2016

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

Out & About: Living on the edge |Feb 9, 2016

As I walked slowly along the frozen stream bank, the thin sheets of ice that stretched out over the flowing current echoed with loud cracks and knocks. I knew the sounds served as a warning not to venture out any farther, or risk going home very wet and cold.

On Tap |Feb 9, 2016

Send your event listings to ldillon@berksmontnews.com to have them listed in On Tap! Deadline for submissions is Friday week before publication. Please mark email subject as Connection On Tap.

Farmers tour agricultural technology, robotic milking in Kutztown at Pa. Young Farmers Association Winter Conference |Feb 9, 2016

The Kutztown Young Farmers hosted the Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association Winter Conference Feb. 2 to 4, featuring a tour of Corner View Farm in Kutztown, which uses a robotic milking system.

Pottstown start-up partnering with local YMCA to bring convenient healthy food to community |Feb 9, 2016

Tamans is pleased to announce their launch in Pottstown in collaboration with Pottstown YMCA. Tamans is a 21st century online and mobile marketplace where anyone can purchase delicious, healthy, local and fresh foods straight from the area’s farmers.

PAHWF awards more than $1.4 million in grant dollars |Feb 9, 2016

The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation seeks grant proposals that are consistent with our identified mission of improving health outcomes in the Pottstown region. Within our mission, we have established priorities for which our grants are required to serve.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Feb 9, 2016

Pepper is a young adult female Staffordshire mix looking for a place to call her own. She needs an experienced owner that is able to help her break out of her shell and work through some insecurities.

Pottstown SCORE announces free and low-cost workshops |Feb 9, 2016

The following free and low-cost workshops for small business owners and non-profit organizations are being offered to the community by SCORE Pottstown. Registration for these programs is requested. To register, please visit https://pottstown.

PAHWF East Auxiliary volunteers raise $20,000 to promote health & wellness |Feb 9, 2016

Two local nonprofit organizations will benefit from fundraising efforts of the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation East Auxiliary. The Auxiliary operates the “Just For You” gift shop that is located in the lobby of the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (PMMC).

The Historian: The story behind Stowe |Feb 9, 2016

In 1950 there was a scrap metal business where Glasgow Street intersects West High Street, in Stowe. Included in that scrap yard site was a large old house that was demolished about this time. The house was named “Stowe” by its builder, John Potts, Jr.

Cat Angel Network: Meet Jasper, a beautiful Siamese who needs a forever family |Feb 9, 2016

Hello! My name is Jasper, and I am a beautiful flame point Siamese kitty who is looking for a family who will love me forever.

Letter to the Editor: A ‘thank you’ to those who cleared the roads |Feb 8, 2016

Dear Editor: I would like to commend the Maxatawny Township road crew for an excellent job on getting the snow removed from our roads in speedy time and perfection.

Kutztown Area Middle School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll |Feb 8, 2016

High Honors Grade 8 Berk, Grayce Lillian

Steve George announces candidacy for District 187 |Feb 8, 2016

Steve George recently announced his candidacy for the Democratic candidate for State Representative in District 187.

Residents of The Heritage of Green Hills visit Art Ability |Feb 8, 2016

Residents of The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy living community in Shillington, recently visited Art Ability, a juried art exhibition for artists with disabilities held annually at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern.

Boyertown Secrets and Collectables opens for business with ceremonial ribbon cutting |Feb 8, 2016

On Friday, Feb. 5, a ribbon cutting celebration was held in honor of the grand opening of Boyertown Secrets and Collectables in downtown Boyertown. Hosted by Building A Better Boyertown and the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce, the ribbon cutting event is part of the organization’s strategy in supporting local business.

Patriot Community Calendar Feb. 11 |Feb 8, 2016

Send events to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com by Friday noon week prior to publication.

Steel River’s ‘Love Letters’ delivers a poignant message |Feb 8, 2016

You might think that seeing a play for the 14th time would get a little boring, but Steel River’s production of A. R. Gurney’s Pulitzer-nominated play, “Love Letters” is so well done that I felt like I was reconnecting with old friends.

Fleetwood Area High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll |Feb 8, 2016

9th Grade High Honors: Taylor Althouse, Haylee Carr, Shelby Claytor, Brooke Daczewitz, Josiah Dempsey, Megan Dunkle, Matthew Dybowski, Rebekah Earnest, Bryanna Ferreira, Sydney Geist, Brooke Gorman, Lydia Heffner, Abigail Hinkle, Alexa Hromiak, Justin Kramer, Nicholas Miller, Isabella Ouellette, Kylee Paules, Faith Readinger, Juliana Sanchez, Alexandria Savino, Sadie Shuman, Averyana Szczepkowski, Aydan Tregear, Nathan Wessner

Douglass (Mont.) eyes June bridge replacement |Feb 8, 2016

DOUGLASS (Mont.) >> Plans for the replacement of the County Line Road bridge over Swamp Creek call for work to begin in June.

In celebration of Leap Year — American Cancer Society launches ‘One More Day’ campaign |Feb 8, 2016

With 2016 a leap year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) hopes individuals will put that extra day to good use.

Boyertown musical cast prepares for ‘Mary Poppins’ performance |Feb 8, 2016

With just under two months left before the opening the night, the cast of “Mary Poppins” is hard at work. Working around concerts, various sports practices and other music commitments, the students have been working diligently to memorize lines and learn the challenging choreography.

Brookeside Montessori hosts fun activities for students |Feb 8, 2016

Brookeside Montessori School, located in Bechtelsville, recently hosted two fun activities for their students.

Kutztown, Fleetwood libraries host Block Parties with wooden blocks for toddlers and preschoolers |Feb 8, 2016

Kutztown and Fleetwood libraries will host Block Parties during which time toddlers and preschools learn while playing with wooden blocks.

Talisman Players present Arsenic and Old Lace starring Karise Mace and Christine Storch |Feb 8, 2016

The Talisman Players of Kutztown present Arsenic and Old Lace starring Karise Mace and Christine Storch as The Brewster Sisters at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kutztown Feb. 12, 13 and 14.

A letter from the Boyertown Borough Council |Feb 8, 2016

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and cooperation during the snowstorm and the cleanup efforts that followed. Most people were patient and understanding about the numerous inconveniences and hardships that come along with a storm like this.

Copper plates stolen from AT&T tower |Feb 6, 2016

Copper plates were stolen from an AT&T communication tower at 329 Church Road, Maxatawny Township.

2 charged with drug related offenses after DUI traffic stop on Route 222 in Fleetwood |Feb 6, 2016

A suspected DUI traffic stop at 1:45 a.m. on Feb. 6 led police to discover that the driver and passenger had outstanding warrants. Various controlled substances were also found in the vehicle.

Mifflin Library to celebrate National Take Your Child to the Library Day, Feb. 6 |Feb 5, 2016

On Saturday, February 6, Mifflin Community Library welcomes families for fun activities from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on National Take Your Child to the Library Day.

Volunteers to present Valentine’s Day program at Hopewell Furnace |Feb 5, 2016

On Sunday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., National Park Service volunteers will be in the conference center at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site to talk about how Valentine’s Day was celebrated in the 1800s.