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.

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.

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.

Fleetwood FBLA members qualify for national competition |Apr 25, 2016

Recently, 30 members from the Fleetwood Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America attended the 2016 State Leadership Conference held in Hershey. At the conference, the Fleetwood Chapter was ranked as the fifth best chapter (out of 293 chapters) for the 2015–2016 school year.

Bowers Lion David D. Grim presented Melvin Jones Award |Apr 25, 2016

On April 12, at the Bowers Lions Club Meeting, David D. Grim was presented with the Melvin Jones Award for his more than 45 years of service to the community, with Senator Judy Schwank in attendance, as well as Bowers Lions Club President Barry Stump.

Hundreds gather for the call of nature during Boyertown’s EarthFest |Apr 25, 2016

BOYERTOWN >> By Saturday afternoon; the morning’s rain had stopped and the skies cleared making it possible for hundreds of people to celebrate EarthFest.

Boyertown Area Choral Associations offer 2 free concerts |Apr 25, 2016

The Boyertown Area Choral Association begins its 26th season with two FREE spring concerts. The first will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 1749 S. Main Street in Bechtelsville.

Patriot Community Calendar April 28 |Apr 25, 2016

Send events to by Friday noon week prior to publication.

Kutztown Area Middle School: 3rd Quarter Honor Roll |Apr 25, 2016

High Honors Grade 6 Angelisanti, Nicole Maria

Fleetwood Area High School: 3rd Quarter Honor Roll |Apr 25, 2016

High Honors Grade 9 Lia Bennicoff

Fleetwood Area Middle School: 3rd Quarter Honor Roll |Apr 25, 2016

Highest Honors Grade 5 Ammon, Madeline Jane Xia

Volunteers gather to ‘Keep Hamburg Beautiful’ |Apr 25, 2016

Orange vests popped up all over Hamburg, Saturday, April 23. Volunteers wearing the brightly colored safety gear were part of an annual Keep Hamburg Beautiful event, organized through the Our Town Foundation (OTF) and part of a nationwide effort to clean up litter in communities.

Brandywine Heights High School: 3rd Quarter Honor Roll |Apr 25, 2016

Distinguished Honor Roll Grade 9

Kutztown Area High School: 3rd Quarter Honor Roll |Apr 25, 2016

High Honors Grade 12 Akers, Tyler Chane

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.

Locally founded band ‘Ferdinand the Bull’ to open 2016 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series |Apr 25, 2016

OnTuesday evening, May 3, the band “Ferdinand the Bull” will perform on stage at the Kutztown Park Band Shell to kickoff the 2016 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series in the Park. The will perform from 7 to 9 p.

KU announces recipients of prestigious Chambliss Medals |Apr 25, 2016

Kutztown University celebrated the recipients of its annual Chambliss Academic Achievement Awards in a ceremony on April 22 in the McFarland Student Union. The ceremony included remarks by Dr. Carlson R.

Kutztown Area School District selects new superintendent |Apr 25, 2016

Dr. George F. Fiore has been selected as the new superintendent of schools for the Kutztown Area School District.

Borough congratulates new Kutztown University president |Apr 25, 2016

Mayor Sandra Green issued an official proclamation congratulating Kutztown University’s Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson on his recent inauguration as president during Kutztown Borough Council’s April 19 meeting.

Meet Charlotte & Diana, sister princesses looking for a home |Apr 25, 2016

Charlotte and Diana are young princess sisters! They love cuddling, sleeping and playing together. They are great cats and like lots of affection. Their one year birthday is on May 2. We’d love to give them the best gift ever by adopting them into a warm, loving home.

The Historian: Singing schools were everywhere |Apr 25, 2016

Singing schools were institutions of local culture that have almost completely disappeared from historical record. In the 19th century singing schools were everywhere: in church and public school buildings, meetinghouses or wherever a group could assemble.

Adoptables from the Montco SPCA |Apr 25, 2016

Are you a fat cat lover? Do you enjoy watching the slow-motion run for the food bowl? And let’s not forget how your cat is larger than most small dogs... We would like to introduce Milo, the 28 pound DSH currently available for adoption! This plump guy is far from energetic, except when it comes to getting to the food and treats.

Welcome to my World: The stranger that came to Pop’s house |Apr 22, 2016

On July 10, 1981, at the age of 84, Pop had a stroke. He came home from the hospital capable of walking, but forgetful. He didn’t always know who his children were, but he always knew Mom. Long ago memories were easier for him to recall.

A Look Back in History: Old Dutch country taverns and traditional social life |Apr 22, 2016

In finding yesteryear’s country hotels, sometimes modified or updated, one must usually take secondary blacktop roads that meander over the hills and valleys of the region through farming areas and cooler forested tracts.

Berks County Heritage Center to hold educational program on covered bridges |Apr 22, 2016

At one time, 51 covered bridges provided a safe and economical way to cross the waterways of Berks County. Today there are just five remaining. In a PowerPoint program presented by local author and Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of PA Historian, Fred Moll, we will take a trip back in time to view bridges both past and present.

|Apr 22, 2016

Saturday, April 30 BACA Free Spring Concert: Boyertown Area Choral Association will host a free concert at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S. Main Street, Bechtelsville. All are invited. Call 610-369-1281 for more information.

Berks County to crown new Dairy Princess for 2016-17 |Apr 22, 2016

Berks County will be holding the 2016 Berks County Dairy Princess Pageant on May 7, to crown the new Berks County Dairy Princess Royalty for 2016-2017. The pageant will be held at the Mohrsville Church of the Brethren, 1542 Shoemakersville Road, Mohrsville.

Boyertown Junior High East students compete successfully at TSA State Conference |Apr 22, 2016

On the weekend of April 16 and 17, 32 students from Boyertown Junior High East participated in the 2016 PA TSA State Conference. There were 1,861 students in total attendance with 677 participating middle school students and 1,184 participating high school students competing.

Item Community Calendar April 27 |Apr 22, 2016

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

Cabela’s hosts Hometown Heroes Celebration |Apr 22, 2016

Come join Cabela’s on the weekend of May 21 and 22, as they celebrate our Hometown Heroes. All active military, reserve, veterans, law-enforcement, firefighters, rescue personnel and EMS personnel will be honored for their service and volunteers hours.

Rotary Club welcomes Executive Director of Family Promise of Berks County |Apr 22, 2016

Keith Philips was the program chairperson and Gwen Didden, the Executive Director of Family Promise of Berks County, was the speaker at a recent meeting of the Hamburg Rotary Club. People of faith are working together to provide homeless families with HELP for today and HOPE for the future! Sixty percent of the people they serve are children.

LCA attends Mid-Atlantic Student Convention |Apr 22, 2016

Fifteen students from Lighthouse Christian Academy attended the 2016 Mid- Atlantic student convention at Tuscarora Convention Center competing with 26 other schools.

FireFly Cafe celebrates grand opening with ribbon cutting |Apr 22, 2016

On Friday, April 15, a ribbon cutting celebration was held in honor of the grand opening of Fire Fly Café in downtown Boyertown. Hosted by Building A Better Boyertown and the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce, the ribbon cutting event is part of the organizations strategy in supporting local business.

Birdsboro artist makes a name for herself as a muralist |Apr 21, 2016

Birdsboro >> From a young age, Carrie Kingsbury always knew she would be an artist.