Focus on the Family: Set limits to stifle kids’ narcissistic behaviors |Nov 22, 2014

Question: I recently read that narcissistic behavior is on the rise, and this seems to confirm my own observations of a culture that seems to be increasingly selfish and entitled. I’m especially concerned about my children growing up with these influences.

The Mainliners male chorus returns to Tel Hai for Christmas-themed free concert Dec. 18 |Nov 22, 2014

Tel Hai’s concert series continues on Thursday, Dec. 18, as The Mainliners male chorus returns to the stage. This Christmas-themed concert will begin at 7:30 PM in the Chapel on Tel Hai’s campus located off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook Township, east of Route 10.

Police Reports: Car travels over embankment, enters stream |Nov 22, 2014

Car travels over embankment, enters stream

John’s Supply hosts Honey Brook holiday food drive Dec. 6 |Nov 22, 2014

For the fourth year, John’s Supply and Rental owners, John and Dorothy Seldomridge, and their family are hosting a holiday food drive at the Honey Brook Food Pantry, located at Door 8 of the Good Food Distribution Center, on Dec.

Engagement notice: Steinbrecher and DelRossi to wed |Nov 22, 2014

Heather Steinbrecher, Elverson, and Terry DelRossi, Honey Brook, announce their engagement.

Elverson Fitness Club hosts Burn the Bird on Black Friday |Nov 22, 2014

Elverson Fitness Club hosts “Burn the Bird” on Black Friday.

Big Shot: Bill McClarin |Nov 22, 2014

With Thanksgiving only days away, many people pause to contemplate why they are thankful. They may show their thanks during church, in an assignment written for school or in the form of a prayer at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Robeson Elementary Center students jump for their hearts and help save lives |Nov 22, 2014

Students at Robeson Elementary Center in Birdsboro are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.

Hamburg area residents have ‘H.A.D.I.T.’ with the illegal drug problem |Nov 21, 2014

“Make no mistake about it. This is not just a little bit of a problem. This is not just a minor item. This is something that has been referred to by many people as an epidemic, a plague, a disaster,” said Representative Jerry Knowles, on the statewide illegal drug problems.

Hamburg area church calendar |Nov 21, 2014

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.

Hamburg’s From the Early Files |Nov 21, 2014

25 Years Ago Nov. 29, 1989 >> During a special meeting last Wednesday afternoon the Hamburg Borough Council approved the borough’s $899,860.00 proposed general fund budget for 1990, an increase of $20,857.

Hamburg area calendar of events |Nov 21, 2014

Recurring Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Gore steps down; chamber seeks new director |Nov 21, 2014

Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Gore “stepped down,” announced Board of Directors vice president Gretchen Strouphar during the monthly breakfast Nov. 21.

Boyertown Area Choral Association presents two free holiday concerts |Nov 21, 2014

This year the Boyertown Area Choral Association will celebrate the holiday season by offering two free concerts to the community. The first will be held on Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.

Fleetwood School Board approves refinancing; Interest rates on new bonds lower |Nov 20, 2014

Fleetwood School Board unanimously approved a resolution for bond issue refinancing Nov. 18, in the hopes of bringing savings to the district.

Montgomery County Community College’s 50th Anniversary Event Honors 50 Exceptional Alumni and Launches $9 Million Fundraising Campaign |Nov 20, 2014

In celebration of its 50-year milestone, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) honored 50 exceptional alumni and launched a comprehensive fundraising campaign to raise $9 million for student scholarships during a special award ceremony on Nov.

Colebrookdale Railroad gets $20,000 grant |Nov 20, 2014

The Colebrookdale Railroad was the biggest beneficiary of this year’s round of grants from the Boyertown Area Charitable Program.

PennDOT driver license, photo centers closed for Thanksgiving holiday |Nov 20, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov.

Boyertown graduate Andy Schön travels world, shares experiences in new book |Nov 20, 2014

He knew what he wanted to do, and he knew when he was finished doing it.

Twin Valley U-11 soccer club team places second in DELCO League Division 4 |Nov 19, 2014

The Twin Valley Under-11 Soccer Club’s Vipers team finished in second place in the DELCO League Division 4 with a record of eight victories, two losses and one tie for 25 points. The squad was coached by Mark Moyer and Scott Gardner.

Through My Kitchen Window: A Day for Thanksgiving |Nov 19, 2014

The past 150 years, Thanksgiving feasts in the White House have been sumptuous affairs. The first official Thanksgiving feast was presided over by Abraham Lincoln after he declared Thanksgiving to be a national holiday in 1863.

Tri County Record Community Calendar of Events & Notices Nov. 18 |Nov 19, 2014

Ongoing & Upcoming Events Shepherd’s Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church FREE meal: Dec. 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. 610-273-2848 or email pastor@honeybrookpres.

Healthy & Fitness: A Chiropractic Thanksgiving |Nov 19, 2014

Thanksgiving is the holiday just about everyone can agree on, and why not? After all, everyone has something they can be thankful for, particularly in the United States.

Calling all bakers: Enter your recipe for the Berks-Mont Cookie Contest |Nov 19, 2014

You’re invited to enter the Berks-Mont Cookie Contest! Bake your favorite, most delicious holiday cookie recipe and bring us a sample.

Calling all bakers: Enter your recipe for the Kutztown Area Patriot and Hamburg Area Item Cookie Contest |Nov 19, 2014

You’re invited to enter the Berks-Mont Cookie Contest! Bake your favorite, most delicious holiday cookie recipe and bring us a sample.

Additional Berks County Townships, Communities Quarantined Because of Spotted Lanternfly |Nov 19, 2014

More Berks County townships and communities are quarantined in the fight to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect new to the United States that was found in the area earlier this fall.

Truck driver charged in fatal Route 222 Maidencreek Township, Berks County crash; Police Chief: ‘He told us he dozed off at the wheel’ |Nov 19, 2014

Two were declared deceased at the scene of an early morning crash on Route 222 in Maidencreek Township, and nine were sent to the hospital for injuries.

Local Boy Scout landscapes memorial in honor of veterans |Nov 19, 2014

Amity Township’s Korean and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, located at the Amity Township Municipal Building, 2004 Weavertown Road, has recently been “redecorated” by a local Boy Scout for his Eagle Scout Service Project.

Samantha Schlegel signs to play field hockey at Hofstra University |Nov 19, 2014

Twin Valley School District officials are pleased to announce that Twin Valley High School Senior Samantha Schlegel signed a letter of intent to play field hockey at Hofstra University next fall.

Honey Brook Community Library luncheon thanks volunteers |Nov 19, 2014

Honey Brook Community Library Director Jennifer Spade was all smiles Friday, Nov. 14.

Amity to change traffic impact fee amount |Nov 18, 2014

The Amity Township Planning Commission and the township-appointed Act 209 Committee approved on Nov. 12 to lower its two traffic impact fees from more than $2,000 each to $899.52 and $705.12.

Eagle Scout candidate Weylin Eck’s project updated WWII Memorial at Longswamp UCC Cemetery |Nov 18, 2014

Weylin Eck, 16, Mertztown, Life Scout, embarked on a project that took nine months to a year and $6,100 to complete in his quest to be an Eagle Scout.

Kutztown School District awarded for Kutztown Strong efforts; Board assesses impact of state standardized testing |Nov 18, 2014

Kutztown School District Superintendent Katherine Metrick presented a trophy the district received for their efforts in the Kutztown Strong efforts.

Erika Stearly at Studio B invites you to participate in “Take a Painting” |Nov 18, 2014

In finishing her Master in Fine Arts degree with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Erika Stearly found grant funding from Black Rock Foundation to install her interactive “Take a Painting” project at Studio B Fine Art Gallery in Boyertown, PA, during November 2014.

400 attend Boyertown Rotary’s 14th Annual Veterans Salute |Nov 18, 2014

From the Presentations of Colors to the Retiring of Colors by the NJROTC, an audience of 400 projected an energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for the 100 student musicians from Boyertown Junior High School, East and West, at the 14th Annual Veterans Salute.

Senate Bill 1077: Local railroad lieutenant’s two-year initiative capped off by governor’s signature, ceremony at Capitol |Nov 18, 2014

In January of 2012, Reading and Northern Railroad Lieutenant Matthew Johnson, Kutztown, approached Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asking for the senator’s help on strengthening the state’s scrap material theft prevention law.

State Police: Driver flips vehicle; Motorcycle crash on Baldy Hill Road |Nov 18, 2014

Driver flips vehicle on Pricetown Road

A Look Back in History: Baking Bread in the Bakeoven |Nov 18, 2014

In further elaborating on my references of Colonial bread making and shipment made over the past month in my columns and with conversations with Director Shaner, by 1767, the bulk of exports from Colonial Pennsylvania consisted of wheat, flour, bread, corn, pork, and beef, bar iron, pig iron, flaxseed, and beer.

Kutztown Senior Citizen’s Dinner hosted Dec. 7 |Nov 18, 2014

The Optimist Club of Kutztown, in cooperation with the Kutztown Grange, will host the Annual Senior Citizen’s Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 7 at Kutztown Grange Hall at 5 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.

Kutztown Patriot Community Calendar of Events & Notices Nov. 20 |Nov 18, 2014

Send events to by Friday noon week prior to publication.

Kutztown Rotary CLub hosts Foundation Night Dinner |Nov 18, 2014

The Kutztown Rotary Club held a special Rotary Foundation Dinner on Nov. 12.

Kutztown artist Jan Crooker’s painting hangs in new Lehigh Valley Health Network’s sports medicine center |Nov 18, 2014

Kutztown artist Jan Crooker was happy to announce the sale of her work for the new offices of the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown for the new sports medicine center. The painting “Candy Case” is from a continuing series of acrylic paintings of brightly lighted objects.

Welcome to my World: The Christman sisters’ occasional long trips |Nov 17, 2014

I’ve told you some of the highlights from the sisters separate birthday parties. This time I’ll tell you about some of our longer trips to various places.

WTIM: Music around town Nov. 19 edition |Nov 17, 2014

By Tim Dietterick Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

Hamburg’s From the Early Files |Nov 17, 2014

25 Years Ago Nov. 22, 1989 >> According to Hamburg Borough police there have been 140 traffic accidents in the borough during the period from last January to October 31. A bulletin issued by the Department states that since Maple Drive was closed this past summer there has been an increase in car and truck traffic in town, and 60 % of the accidents are caused by failure to observe the posted speed limits.

Shartlesville Lions Club welcomes Past District Governor at meeting |Nov 17, 2014

Shartlesville Lions Club welcomed Past District Governor Paul A. Moyer from neighboring Schuylkill County at its last club meeting. PDG Moyer spoke about the Lions of Pennsylvania Foundation and its formation and foci as well as how someone could become a Foundation Fellow.

Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: Presenting the “it” item of the season, cranberries |Nov 17, 2014

Considering how good they are, it’s quite shameful that their popularity is seasonal. I am not referring to anything involving the words “pumpkin” or “spice” but to cranberries, the tart red berries that are a featured item during the upcoming holiday season yet seem to be forgotten the remainder of the year.

Frystown Lions Club welcomes first female member |Nov 17, 2014

Two years ago the Frystown Lions decided it was time to have women in the club. Up to now, however, there had been none sponsored for membership. Now, through transfer from her previous club in Monroe County, Adele Argot has become the first female member of the club.

Hamburg Area Education Foundation receives donation |Nov 17, 2014

Pictured, Peter Phillips, the president of Phillips Office Solutions, and Dr. Shawn Gravish. Hamburg Area Education Foundation was very fortunate to be chosen by Phillips Office Solutions to receive a $2,500 donation to help fund one of our EITC state approved projects.

Hamburg Area High School class of 1944 celebrates 70th anniversary |Nov 17, 2014

Hamburg Area High School class of 1944 celebrated its 70th anniversary. Out of 42 students in the class, 17 are living and eight members attended the reunion.