Genesius Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s ‘Willy Wonka’ |Jul 1, 2016

Genesius Theatre, in association with The Conrad Weiser High School PTO, presents Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka,” which features 85 talented kids, teens and young adults ages six to 22 years old from a cross section of Berks, Lehigh Valley and Lancaster County schools and colleges.

WTIM: Music Around Town |Jul 1, 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.

Movie Review: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ |Jul 1, 2016

The tale of Tarzan is as old as time and now, for the latest live-action reboot, Alexander Skarsgard stars as the titular jungle man, who returns back to save Africa from the evil and cruel Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz).

Shartlesville Lions Club presents Lion of the Year Award |Jul 1, 2016

Shartlesville Lions had a dual special event at the club’s most recent meeting. The Lions involved in one were known by all, the other a secret until it was announced.

Local Lions recognized on Officer Appreciation Day |Jul 1, 2016

District Lions 14-P Officer Appreciation Day was held in Boyertown by District Governor Kenneth Snyder. All club presidents, secretaries and treasurers from District 14-P were recognized and presented with a pen and pencil set.

Welcome to my World: The many forms of love |Jul 1, 2016

Whatever form of love is given to a spouse, family, friends or strangers, including animals, it is one of our greatest gifts from the heart that we can give to others. It is our natural state of being.

Spring 2016 Student Recognitions |Jul 1, 2016

Spring 2016 Graduates Albright College

As I See It: Prayer flunks out at graduation |Jul 1, 2016

At a recent school district board meeting in Pottsgrove, I observed a spirit of confusion regarding the rights of free speech. The debate centered on the need for the school board to maintain neutrality in matters of religion, while at the same time, preserving the rights of individual students to religious speech.

Berks Women in Crisis receives $34,631 for Reaching Latin@ Survivors of Sexual Assault Project |Jul 1, 2016

Berks Women in Crisis (BWIC) has been selected to receive a grant of $34,631 in funding from Raliance, a newly launched, collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation.

Charlie Zahm to play Mifflin Community Library’s 2016 Summer Concert Series |Jul 1, 2016

The Mifflin Community Library will present Charlie Zahm in a free concert on Sunday, July 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mohnton Memorial Park Bandshell, Walnut Street, Mohnton, for the second performance of its 2016 Summer Concert Series.

Comic Con returns to Reading Public Library |Jul 1, 2016

The Reading Public Library is holding its second annual Comic Con event on Saturday, July 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main library, 100 S. Fifth Street. Admission is free, as are a variety of workshops and activities.

A Look Back in History - To the port of Philadelphia by way of six-horse Conestoga wagon teams: Part II |Jul 1, 2016

In 1791, Alexander Hamilton’s Federal excise tax on whiskey caused the Whiskey Rebellion among Scotch-Irish farmers in Western Pennsylvania. George Washington, as President, took charge of having Federal troops to put down this misunderstood ethnic tax Rebellion, which these Scotch-Irish natives thought was only against them.

Keystone Villa residents welcome home U.S. Marine Corps brothers |Jul 1, 2016

DOUGLASSVILLE >> The residents and staff of Keystone Villa kicked off Independence Day weekend by welcoming home Marine Corps brothers Cpl. Adam and Lance Cpl. Greg Seanor on Friday.

Mayor declares Monarch Day at 5th annual Garden Tour |Jul 1, 2016

Gardening enthusiasts enjoyed a day exploring five home gardens in the Hamburg area, while making a difference for the monarch butterfly.

Local student earns Dean’s List recognition at Norwich University |Jul 1, 2016

Dustin Tyler Spatz, a student from Bernville, has earned the Dean’s List recognition at Norwich University for the spring 2016 semester.

Hamburg Farmers’ Market celebrates Grand Opening |Jul 1, 2016

Come join the Hamburg Farmers’ Market in a warm, open-air atmosphere where you will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of homegrown and homemade items such as pastured meats, eggs, canned and baked goods, homegrown produce, seedlings, native perennial plants and more.

Early Files |Jul 1, 2016

25 Years Ago July 10, 1991 Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Richard Mills, son of Loretta Mills of Bernville, recently reported for duty aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Gasconade, homeported in Omaha, Nebraska.

Hamburg Item Community Calendar July 6 |Jul 1, 2016

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

State Police: Bernville burglary under investigation |Jul 1, 2016

State Police at the Reading station are investigating a burglary that occurred on June 7, between 10 and 11 a.m. on the 100 Block of North Main Street, in the Bernville Borough.

NEW ON THE GRILL |Jun 30, 2016

Chef George Bieber enjoys fond memories of family cookouts featuring hamburgers and hot dogs. But “when we got fancy, it was sausages,” he recalled.

First-ever Blazer Days held |Jun 30, 2016

BIRDSBORO >> The Daniel Boone Area School District is turning to fun to raise money for school programs.

Racers Run to the Rock during Kernsville Dam area trail race |Jun 30, 2016

Runners ran from Hamburg Park to the top of the Rock posing for a celebratory picture, some being silly while others raised their arms in victory.

Tri County Community Calendar July 5 |Jun 29, 2016

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

Morgantown American Legion outgoing Commander Roger Jacobs welcomes new commander |Jun 29, 2016

Roger Jacobs, outgoing Commander of American Legion, Morgantown, welcomed the new Commander Nick Hine. “As I pass the Commandership over to the next generation I ask one thing, that you keep our Legion as caring of our community as when I left it,” he said.

PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: Touching the heart |Jun 29, 2016

Have you ever met someone you wish you were more like? No, I’m not talking about a young boy who wishes to be a great baseball player like Mike Trout, of the Los Angeles Angels, or a girl who swoons over the latest male movie star or boy band.

Chester County Voter Services notifies residents of unaffiliated mailer |Jun 29, 2016

Officials with Chester County’s Department of Voter Services are issuing a notice to county residents regarding a mailer that comes from a private non-profit organization called the Voter Participation Center.

Boyertown business owner tackles suspect in theft of donation jar |Jun 29, 2016

BOYERTOWN >> A many who allegedly stole a donation jar was tackled by the business owner, police said.

Fire damages Hereford barn storing hay, horses |Jun 29, 2016

HEREFORD >> A fire Sunday night caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to a barn.

German accordion club new to Kutztown Folk Festival |Jun 29, 2016

As part of the sister city exchange with Germany and Reading, the German-based HHC Reutlingen accordion club, Hohner Handharmonika und Akkordeon Club, will make its first appearance at the 67th annual Kutztown Folk Festival on July 4 and July 5.

Big Shot sponsored by Petersheim Bros. Inc.: Honey Brook student receives certificate of merit |Jun 29, 2016

On May 17, the Delaware County Community College’s Academic Achievement Awards ceremony was held at the college’s Marple Campus.

Chester County 4-H summer camp to feature veterinary science |Jun 29, 2016

Are you interested in a career with animals? Do you want to learn more about animals, their care and more?

Music in the Grove welcomes Sunnyside July 10 |Jun 29, 2016

St. John Center Lutheran Church “Music in the Grove” welcomes Sunnyside on Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Come out and help us make them welcome. The Sunnyside bluegrass gospel harmonies are traditional bluegrass, using instruments such as rhythm guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass fiddle.

Local students honored at SkillsUSA Championships |Jun 29, 2016

Career and technical students in Pennsylvania won some of the nation’s highest awards at the 2016 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Kentucky on June 22 and 23. More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education.

CCS students compete in Pottstown Soapbox Derby |Jun 29, 2016

Six students from Conestoga Christian School recently participated in the Pottstown Soapbox Derby.

St. John’s Gernant’s in Leesport adds car show to annual pig roast |Jun 28, 2016

St. John’s Gernant’s in Leesport added some “eye candy dessert” to their annual pig roast by including a car show for this year’s event on June 25.

Pottstown staff, schools ended the year by winning in wellness |Jun 28, 2016

School’s out and Pottstown ended the year on a high note by being recognized for wellness programs in the district.

Car stuck on train tracks; driver arrested for DUI |Jun 28, 2016

Pottstown >> A car got stuck on the train tracks over South Hanover Street late Wednesday night after a driver made a wrong turn on to the tracks. Police conducted a field sobriety test and the driver was handcuffed and went with police.

Pottstown crossing guards guaranteed jobs under privatization deal |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> If borough council votes to privatize the borough’s crossing guards next month, those currently working would be guaranteed jobs and “at least their current salary.”

Pottstown Council President applies for assistant borough manager post |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Borough Council President Dan Weand is among the 73 people who have applied to be the new assistant borough manager, The Mercury has confirmed.

Retiring Pottstown superintendent to get $38K payment for unused sick days |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> It pays to stay healthy as a Pottstown School District employee.

No Pottstown schools property tax hike for second straight year |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> With a unanimous vote Monday night, the Pottstown School Board made history.

Burik and Bates take the prize at Pottstown Rumble |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> As they sunk their 11th and final point to clinch victory in the 2016 Pottstown Rumble Volleyball Tournament men’s open final, Mark Burik and Hudson Bates showed how to act like champions who’d tasted victory before.

Topton photographer exhibits at New Hope Arts |Jun 28, 2016

DJ Siravo of Topton exhibits her photography in the New Hope Arts 2nd Annual Photography Exhibition in New Hope, PA which opened on June 25 and runs July 17.

New revitalization coordinator for Montco Habitat for Humanity recognized at White House |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> The man who will soon be running Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization efforts in Pottstown and Norristown has gone from troubled teen, to prison inmate, to being nationally recognized as a volunteer at the White House, to being hired to help Pottstown neighborhoods become vibrant again.

Lower Pottsgrove Police receive financial services award |Jun 28, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> Lower Pottsgrove Police were recently shown just how much they’re appreciated by the financial services industry.

Bike lanes will change some Pottstown streets to one-way |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> Frequent drivers of North York and Johnson streets are going to have to get used to some new traffic patterns next year.

First Baptist Church steeple to come down to open Charlotte Street |Jun 28, 2016

POTTSTOWN >> It may be a while before anyone can drive through the intersection of King and North Charlotte streets.

Miss Maggie sings about healthy habits at Kutztown Library |Jun 27, 2016

A group of 46 children and their parents or grandparents danced and sang about healthy habits with Miss Maggie during the Kutztown Community Library Summer Reading Program on June 23.

10th annual Extreme Illusion show raises $2,000 for LVH Breast Cancer Center |Jun 27, 2016

The 10th annual Extreme Illusion Auto, Truck & Bike and Music Competition show was held under beautiful sunny skies on June 18 at the Advance Auto distribution center in New Smithville.

Frederick Living welcomes first Meadows move in |Jun 27, 2016

Ernie and Virginia Conrad, along with their fur baby Roux, have waited a long time for this day, so long that they decided to move into Frederick Living in January of 2015. And then they waited and watched as their new home was going through many different stages.