More than $650,000 worth of marijuana found in grow house in District Township |Sep 22, 2014

District Twp. >> More than $650,000 worth of marijuana was seized from a District Township home after police learned of a drug-growing operation there following a traffic stop.

Hamburg area calendar of events |Sep 22, 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.

Hamburg area church calendar |Sep 22, 2014

Zion’s Lutheran Church 354 Zion Church Road, Shoemakersville. Saturday, Sept. 27 from 12-5 p.m. Cancer benefit for Terri (Gough) Yeager. There will be soup, baked goods and a Chinese Auction.

Hamburg’s From the Early Files |Sep 22, 2014

25 Years Ago Sept. 27, 1989 >> Anne Mitchell, 18, who was selected as Berks Dairy Princess last May, was named Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess during a pageant held over the weekend at the Harrisburg Marriot.

Hamburg teachers serve up ice cream to raise funds for American Cancer Society |Sep 22, 2014

A long line winded through and outside of Candy’s Homemade Icecream shop in Shoemakersville on Friday night, Sept. 19. Students, their families and the community waited for some familiar faces to serve up their favorite frozen treats as teachers from Hamburg Area Middle School, Perry Elementary Center and Tilden Elementary Center took their turns behind the counter, all to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Recital to help raise funds to repair and maintain Dieffenbach organs in Berks |Sep 22, 2014

A benefit organ recital will be held on Friday, Sept. 26 at Altalaha Lutheran Church, Rehrersburg, to raise funds to repair and maintain Dieffenbach organs located in Berks County churches. Playing Altalaha’s historic organ that dates back to 1817 will be Adam Dieffenbach, a descendent of the original builder.

Salem EC Church hosts sixth annual Pig Roast and Car Show |Sep 22, 2014

People from all over, local and not so local, made their way to Salem EC Church in Lenhartsville on Saturday, Sept. 20, for the sixth annual Pig Roast and Car Show.

ArtFusion celebrates latest educational exhibit |Sep 22, 2014

The greater Pottstown community was recently invited to the opening of ArtFusion 19464’s latest educational exhibit: Rainbow Crow and Other Stories. The exhibit features artwork inspired by Native American stories.

Union schedules public meeting |Sep 22, 2014

The Union Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Sept. 15 to hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, regarding a left turn lane at River Bridge Road and Route 724.

Students at Daniel Boone catch the service bug and join Key Club |Sep 22, 2014

Students flocked to one room right as the school bell dismissed all of Daniel Boone High School’s students on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Wednesday was the first Key Club meeting of the school year and the turnout was fantastic.

Oley holds 68th annual community fair |Sep 22, 2014

The Oley Fair was a must-see stop last weekend, with countless items to see and events to check out.

Rediscover the night sky during Community Nights at MCCC’s Observatory |Sep 22, 2014

Bring your family, friends and clubs to explore and take a closer look at the night sky during Montgomery County Community College’s free community nights in its state-of-the-art Observatory and Observation Deck.

Chestnut Knoll celebrates 14th Anniversary with residents, family, and community |Sep 22, 2014

Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care celebrated their 14th Anniversary on Saturday, September 6, with residents, families, staff, and community members all coming together to celebrate.

Small Beginnings: Some helpful tips for flying the friendly skies |Sep 22, 2014

You’ll never guess where I am right now. I’m cruising along in the atmosphere at approximately thirty two thousand feet above the earth’s surface. Yes, I’m returning home from an adventure with my family and as I sit here in my seat on the plane, I am considering a number of things that may in fact make the experience of flying just a bit more pleasant.

Hamburg Rotary hears from co-owner of Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels at meeting |Sep 22, 2014

Katie Meyer, right, was the speaker at the weekly meeting of the Hamburg Rotary Club. She and her husband Michael own Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels and won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Taste of Hamburg-er Festival.

Welcome to my World: A look at four-leaf clovers |Sep 22, 2014

“I’m looking over a four-leaf clover

Schuylkill Valley Community Library’s ‘Race to Read’ has a successful third year despite weather |Sep 22, 2014

Reading and running came together at Schuylkill Valley Community Library, in Leesport, for the third annual Race to Read on Saturday, Sept. 13. Rain may have threatened the race and fun run, but the weather held off for both events.

Indian Fort Inn honors first responders, raises funds for Derrick Redcay |Sep 22, 2014

Indian Fort Inn, in Tilden Twp., honored first responders and raised funds for the Redcay Strong fund during their First Responders Day on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Schuylkill Valley class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunion |Sep 22, 2014

Schuylkill Valley class of 1964 held its “50th Class Reunion” on Saturday, Aug. 16. The reunion was held at Giannotti’s Country Manor on Pricetown Road. Dinner, music by The Dogs of Falkner Swamp, prize and surprises were enjoyed by all.

Families showcased at 31st annual Lyons Fiddle Festival |Sep 22, 2014

The Lyons Fiddle Festival each year features a theme. This year showcased the family band.

Hawks for peace: Hamburg seventh graders celebrate Peace Day |Sep 21, 2014

Seventh graders at Hamburg Area Middle School spent Friday, Sept. 19, working on teamwork, learning about peaceful resolutions and how they can help make the world a better place as they celebrated Peace Day a few days early.

RACC and KU officials announce reverse transfer agreement |Sep 21, 2014

Reading Area Community College (RACC) and Kutztown University (KU) announced, on Sept. 15, a reverse transfer agreement that will permit eligible students, who transfer from RACC to KU before earning an associate degree from RACC, the opportunity to transfer KU credits back to RACC to apply towards completion of the RACC associate degree concurrent with their enrollment at KU.

Freda Berger celebrates 101st birthday |Sep 21, 2014

Freda Berger celebrated her 101st birthday on Sept. 4. She currently resides at Stone Ridge Towne Centre in Myerstown. She formerly resided in Shartlesville for more than 50 years.

I-105 radio personality Casey Allyn to sign copies of new cookbook at Oley Fair |Sep 19, 2014

I-105 radio personality Casey Allyn, will be signing copies of her newest cookbook at this year’s Oley Community Fair on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Eagle Scout patches parking lot at American Legion Post 626 Birdsboro |Sep 19, 2014

Richard Wike, a junior at Exeter Senior High School and member of Troop 333, put some work towards his Eagle Scout project recently with the American Legion Post 626 Birdsboro.

Gov. Corbett serves ice cream treats in Kenhorst |Sep 19, 2014

The cool September air crackled with anticipated outside of the Kenhorst Dairy Queen on Tuesday night Sept. 16, where Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett hosted a meet and greet as part of his 2014 campaign for reelection against Tom Wolf, the state’s Democratic candidate.

Exeter snuffs out e-ciggs on campus |Sep 19, 2014

The Exeter campus has put a stop to alternative ways of smoking.

2013 Fair Person of the Year returns for 68th annual event; Kevin Bieber serves for 12th year as Oley Fair President |Sep 19, 2014

Kevin D. Bieber was awarded 2013 Fair Person of the Year for his dedication to and involvement with the Oley Valley Community Fair, the Oley Valley community and the Pennsylvania State Fair Association.

Exeter board allows parental option for Chromebook insurance |Sep 19, 2014

The Exeter Township School Board voted against the purchase of approximately over 1,000 Chromebooks at a price ranging between $375,000 and $405,000 during their Tuesday, Sept. 16 meeting. The requested purchase would result in providing Chromebooks for students in grades 10 through 12.

Fleetwood Community Library Children’s yoga offers ‘great benefits’ |Sep 19, 2014

Fleetwood >> After a year and a half long hiatus, Miss Alicia returned to Fleetwood Area Public Library on Sept. 17 to kick off “Yoga for Kids Ages 5-12.”

Adventure on the river: Terre Hill Boy Scouts canoe and kayak on Susquehanna River |Sep 19, 2014

Terre Hill Boy Scouts Troop 172 recently took a canoe and kayak trip on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River over Labor Day weekend.

Jessica Davis engaged to Derek Ink |Sep 19, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Davis of Mohnton, are pleased to announcement the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Davis to Mr. Derek Ink of Narvon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ink of Narvon.

Pickin’ in Pa: Rewarding the customer |Sep 19, 2014

When was the last time you were “rewarded” just for being a customer? I’ll admit it has been a long time since I felt special for shopping at a certain place. But, it wasn’t so long ago that merchants “rewarded” their customers with all kinds of gifts just for shopping in their store!

Hay Creek Apple Festival . . . Fun, Food and a Bit of History |Sep 19, 2014

Morgantown >> What brings your family together? Food and fun are most certainly high on the list. This makes the annual Hay Creek Apple Festival at Historic Joanna Furnace the premier attraction to enjoy apple foods and to have out-of-the-ordinary fun.

Getting to Know your Sunny Crest Neighbor: Amelia Rissler |Sep 19, 2014

My name is Amelia Rissler, I am 53 years old and I grew up in Martindale on Gristmill Road.

Twin Valley soccer beats Northeastern 5-0 |Sep 19, 2014

Twin Valley High School soccer team defeated Northeastern Senior High School 5-0 on Sept. 17.

Conestoga Christian stays with tradition |Sep 19, 2014

The Conestoga Christian varsity boys soccer team has a seven-year tradition of starting the season off with a road trip.

Mascaro affiliate purchases Marvin Miller’s Birdsboro Business And Real Estate Holdings |Sep 19, 2014

Well known local businessman, Marvin Miller, and his wife, Glenda, recently entered into an agreement to sell all of their Birdsboro real estate and business holdings to M. B. Investments (“MB”), a J.

2nd Annual Bark For Life of Boyertown area to be held Event will take place at Oley Valley Fairgrounds once again |Sep 19, 2014

The second annual Bark For Life of Boyertown Area will take place Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Oley Valley Fairgrounds.

Morgantown Hard to the Core Mud Run fundraises for cancer patients |Sep 18, 2014

Moregantown >> The rain was not an issue for runners this past weekend. In fact, it made for a more exciting experience.

Boyertown Historical Society sells calendars, holds paranormal investigations |Sep 18, 2014

The Boyertown Historical Society will begin rolling out their end of the year calendar of events beginning this weekend Sept. 19 and 20 with a paranormal investigation and several Haunted Boyertown ghost tours.

Studio B exhibit “Untitled: Art without Artifice” offers artistic freedom and challenge |Sep 18, 2014

In honoring the freedom inherent in the creative process, an anonymous donor invited artists to submit work that need not fit a particular theme or idea, artists who stretch boundaries in their work “because they can.

Fleetwood Community Theatre Spaghetti & Song features theme The Anatomy in Music |Sep 17, 2014

Fleetwood Community Theatre presents an evening of musical talent and food.

Kutztown University & Reading Area Community College sign reverse transfer agreement |Sep 17, 2014

Kutztown University and Reading Area Community College announced Sept. 15 a reverse transfer agreement that will permit eligible students, who transfer from RACC to KU before earning an associate degree from RACC, the opportunity to transfer KU credits back to RACC to apply towards completion of the RACC associate degree concurrent with their enrollment at KU.

Kutztown Overlay Districts fail to pass; Silk Mill District shelved |Sep 17, 2014

Kutztown >> The motion for Overlay Districts failed to pass Tuesday night, shelving the Silk Mill District land development proposal.

Blazer Foundation receives $2,000 donation for high school TV studio |Sep 16, 2014

The Blazer Foundation’s Executive Director, Stephanie Conlon, recently accepted a $2,000 Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation from Kim Hippert-Eversgerd, Commercial Relationship Manager of Susquehanna Bank, to benefit the Daniel Boone School Districts ongoing EITC approved programs.

Traveling Art Show puts Kutztown student art on display: Dancing giraffe, majestic elk, Trashin Fashion art pieces showcased in the community |Sep 16, 2014

Kutztown >> From a dancing giraffe to a “Trashin Fashion” dress made of recycled coffee products, students’ works of art were on full display at the Kutztown School Board meeting Sept.

Grandparents Day Celebration featured classic-car display, food, bake sale, root beer floats and entertainment by Good Intentions |Sep 16, 2014

The Lutheran Home at Topton recently held a Grandparents Day Celebration that included a classic-car display, food, a bake sale, root beer floats, and entertainment by Good Intentions. The goal of the celebration was to recognize the role grandparents play in so many lives.

A Slice of Life: Deep Fried Fare… |Sep 16, 2014

Resistance is simply futile. Despite the fact that the nutritional benefits of anything which is deep-fried is essentially zilch, the scent of funnel cake batter hitting hot oil is oftentimes too great a temptation to resist.

Albright students to hold candlelight vigil for Matt Rein; funeral services set for later this week |Sep 16, 2014

Albright College students will hold a silent candlelight vigil Wednesday night in remembrance of classmate Matt Rein, who died as a result of injuries sustained in a fire last weekend.