In Other News

Oley holds 68th annual community fair

By Laura Dillon For 21st Century Media |

Be in the know for 2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival

From Aug. 15-17, the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will feature dozens of performers on seven stages. ...

By Brian Bingaman |


  • Events

    Tri County Record Community Calendar of Events & Notices

    Ongoing & Upcoming Events Shepherd’s Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church FREE meal: Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. 610-273-2848 or email


  • General news

    Next step for dance studio is new location

    For Next Step Dance Studio, a move to Birdsboro has provided a larger studio with additional dance rooms, ample parking spots for dancers and their families and a better location.

    By Ambre Juryea-Amole 21st Century Media |

  • Healthy eating

    Kutztown Elementary students harvest, donate food from their school garden to Friend Inc.

    A group of Kutztown Elementary fifth graders harvested food from their school garden, donating to Friend Inc.’s food pantry.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • General news

    Boyertown’s eighth annual Oktoberfest brings cheers

    The Boyertown Alumni Band played the Pennsylvania Polka as Burgermeister Marianne Deery and former Burgermeister Frank Deery arrived in a horse-drawn carriage to this year’s eighth annual Oktoberfest. Holding their beer steins high, the pair welcomed all of Boyertown’s menschen or people and officially called for the festivities to begin in the ceremonial cracking of the first keg. Cheers from the crowds followed as someone yelled, “Burgermeister in the house!”

    By Hilda Hynes For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Families showcased at 31st annual Lyons Fiddle Festival

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

    By Roxanne Richardson For 21st Century Media |

  • Drug-related crime

    More than $650,000 worth of marijuana found in grow house in District Township

    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.

    By Marian Dennis |

  • General news

    Hamburg teachers serve up ice cream to raise funds for American Cancer Society

    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.

    Shea Singley

  • General news

    Salem EC Church hosts sixth annual Pig Roast and Car Show

    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.

    Shea Singley

  • General news

    Recital to help raise funds to repair and maintain Dieffenbach organs in Berks

    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. The recital will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken during the recital. No admission will be charged. Refreshments will be served...

    By Sheila Miller Berks County Ag Center |

  • Arts and entertainment

    ArtFusion celebrates latest educational exhibit

    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. Each participating artist have created a piece in their favorite medium, which range from clay to recycled cans to traditional acrylic and oil paints. The show, which opened Sept. 20, will run through Nov. 1.

    From Art Fusion |

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