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Survey guides Classic Movie Program at The State Theatre of Boyertown |Dec 9, 2017

In a move which may stir up a bit of nostalgia, the State Theatre has launched a Classic Movie Program, bringing older films back onto the big screen.

Book signing with Boyertown author, historian Margaret Harner |Dec 9, 2017

Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care is hosting a book signing with local author Margaret Harner on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown.

Daniel Boone School Board to re-evaluate closing Birdsboro Elementary |Dec 9, 2017

The Daniel Boone Area School Board voted 5-3 on Dec. 4 to re-analyze the pros and cons of closing the Birdsboro Elementary Center as a district school in June.

Tilden residents pack Supervisors meeting, oppose warehouse |Dec 8, 2017

A crowd of Tilden Township residents voiced their opposition and concerns regarding a zoning change request and proposed warehouse near Cabela’s during the morning workshop meeting Dec. 8.

Polar Plunge raises funds for Berks County’s Restoring Hope Foundation |Dec 8, 2017

Warm sunrays encouraged swimmers to splash into the icy waters of Blue Marsh Lake on Dec. 2. A group of 25, ranging in age from 9 to 70, ran into the man-made lake in Bern Township as part of the Polar Plunge, an annual fundraiser for the HBA Restoring Hope Foundation (RHF).

Berks Ballet Theatre presenting ‘The Nutcracker’ with Reading Pops Orchestra |Dec 8, 2017

Berks Ballet Theatre will present “The Nutcracker” with the Reading Pops Orchestra on Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17. The ballet company is bringing back two traditions this year — live music and special guest dancers.

Hamburg School Board welcomes new member, 4 begin new terms |Dec 7, 2017

Hamburg Area school directors welcomed a new member and four current school directors began new terms during the reorganization meeting on Dec. 4.

New Pottsgrove Middle School roof will cost $2.5 million |Dec 7, 2017

UPPER POTTSGROVE >> The newly re-organized Pottsgrove School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to spend no more than $2.5 million to replace the 20-year-old roof and make other repairs to Pottsgrove Middle School.

Re-Creation, with Hamburg grad, performs holiday show at Journey Café |Dec 7, 2017

The sounds of Christmas will fill the air on Wednesday, December 20, when Re-Creation brings their holiday show, “Believe,” to Hamburg. There is no charge to attend the 7 p.m. show, which will be held at the Journey Café, 320 Pine Street.

Chillin’ on Main, Boyertown, gets visit from Santa and friends |Dec 6, 2017

The Borough of Boyertown saw its annual holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 2. Building A Better Boyertown held its annual Chillin’ on Main event featuring the arrival of Santa via the Colebrookdale Railroad.

Chestnut Knoll announces holiday concert featuring Pottsgrove Community Band |Dec 6, 2017

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Get in the holiday spirit with Chestnut Knoll during the annual holiday concert featuring the Pottstown Community Band on Monday, Dec.

Boyertown high school TSA announces 4th annual spaghetti dinner |Dec 6, 2017

The Technology Student Association at Boyertown High School has been growing over the past few years. With such a large group, paying for events including the regional, state, and national conference can be on the challenging side.

Boyertown calendar of events Dec. 7 edition |Dec 6, 2017

Dec. 7 Lions Club: The Boyertown Lions Club will hold their dinner meeting at the Friendship Hook & Ladder Fire Co., S. Reading & Warwick St., Boyertown at 6:30 p.m. This is the monthly board meeting.

Souper Holiday Luncheon helps feed hungry KU students |Dec 6, 2017

Kutztown Thriving and Kutztown Community Partnership hosted the Souper Holiday Luncheon at The Main Street Inn, during KCP’s Christmas in Kutztown on Dec. 2. All proceeds will be donated to the Kutztown University Student Food Pantry.

Tilden Township residents oppose warehouse near Cabela’s |Dec 6, 2017

A crowd of about 180 to 200 area residents voiced their opposition to proposed zoning changes and a warehouse construction project near Cabela’s in Tilden Township.

Christmas tradition continues with performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ at Kutztown High |Dec 6, 2017

The tale of Clara and the Nutcracker will unfold on the Kutztown High School stage as 60 dancers from across Berks perform the classic Christmas ballet “The Nutcracker” Dec. 16 and 17.

Pottstown gears up for Hometown Holiday Celebration |Dec 5, 2017

POTTSTOWN >> Pottstown is getting in the holiday spirit this weekend as the borough gears up for the Hometown Holiday Celebration.

New law gives Pa. families access to private cemeteries |Dec 5, 2017

A bill introduced by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf will ensure the families of a 3-year-old boy, a war hero and others buried in a local cemetery will have access to their loved ones’ gravesites.

Santa kicks off Hamburg Strand’s holiday plans |Dec 4, 2017

A visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and a showing of the “Polar Express” during the Polar Express PJ Party kicked off holiday plans at The Hamburg Strand Theatre on Dec. 2.

Christmas in Kutztown: Music, craft vendors, Santa get Kutztown into holiday spirit |Dec 4, 2017

Kutztown Community Partnership sponsored Christmas in Kutztown on Dec. 2, closing Min Street from noon to 5 p.m. for performances by locals, such as the Kutztown Community Choir, craft vendors, photos with Santa, the Mayor’s Movie showing “Elf” at The Strand and a tree lighting.

Four Twelve, Hamburg, celebrates 1st anniversary with Birthday Bash |Dec 4, 2017

To celebrate a full year of operation in the Hamburg community, the staff of Four Twelve will host a Birthday Bash on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fleetwood Girl Scouts Junior Troop 1793 tour Northern Berks EMS |Dec 4, 2017

Fleetwood Girl Scout Junior Troop 1793 visited the Northern Berks EMS- Blandon location. They met with Don Schmale who reviewed first aid with the troop, as well as gave the Girl Scouts a tour of the facility and the ambulance.

Kutztown Grange hosts seminar for Berks farmers, ag producers |Dec 4, 2017

Dec. 14, the Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, will be holding a community service seminar hosted by the Kutztown Grange.

Northeast Berks Chamber recognizes students from 5 districts |Dec 4, 2017

The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce recognized students at its November Chamber Breakfast held at Keystone Villa at Fleetwood. Students from five schools were recognized: Chris Erb from Oley Valley School District, Hanna Lambert from Brandywine Heights Area School District, Brooke Gorman from Fleetwood Area School District, Rachel Rabenold from Kutztown Area School District, and Carter Middlecamp from Hamburg Area School District.

Sen. Argall honors first responders for rescuing Tilden man from fire |Dec 4, 2017

State Sen. David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) recognized the courageous efforts of first responders at the Tilden Township Municipal Building on Nov. 29.

Amity Heritage Society selling ‘Historical Treasures of the Past’ calendars |Dec 3, 2017

“Historical Treasures of the Past” calendars are now available for purchase through the Amity Heritage Society.

BCTC student art shows striking message of equality |Dec 3, 2017

Four Berks Career and Technology Center students were chosen by a jury of professional graphic designers to display their work at Cabrini College’s Art + Effect poster exhibition in November.

Exeter School Board approves upgrade to video surveillance system at high school |Dec 3, 2017

Exeter School Board held a lengthy discussion about security before authorizing the administration to accept a proposal from App-Techs Corp. for the Exeter Senior High School video surveillance system upgrade at a cost of $40,019.

Two arrested in Thanksgiving Day burglary in Amity |Dec 3, 2017

AMITY >> A man and woman are facing charges after police say they caught them at the scene of a burglary.

Heritage of Green Hills invites public to annual Model Railroad Exhibition |Dec 1, 2017

The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community in Shillington, invites the public to a free exhibition of its community’s vintage model railroad room – an annual invitation that has drawn hundreds of visitors over the years.

Experience Qello concerts through the Exeter Community Library |Dec 1, 2017

The Exeter Community Library is happy to welcome Qello Concerts [Kwel-oh] as a brand new exclusive digital resource. They offer the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on a large range of digital devices.

Daniel Boone Homestead announces ChristkindleMarket |Dec 1, 2017

The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead will be holding their second annual Christkindlmarket at the Daniel Boone Homestead on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 from 4-9 p.m. The site will be decorated with Christmas lights and greens and will feature local crafters selling their hand-crafted wares, concessions, wine tasting, raffles, warming fires and traditional holiday music, and a visit from the Belsnickel.

Kutztown University students protest demonstration by religious group on campus |Dec 1, 2017

About 200 to 400 Kutztown University students gathered outside South Dining Hall protesting a demonstration by Matthew 24 Ministries on Nov. 30.

4-H member Jonathon Werley, 13, donates steer sale funds to Make-A-Wish Foundation |Dec 1, 2017

It takes someone humble and kind to make wishes come true. When that someone is 13-year-old Jonathon Werley, sharing his good fortune just comes naturally.

Honey Brook author S.M. Jones shares romantic tale in ‘Orchestrated Fate’ |Nov 30, 2017

Honey Brook author S.M. Jones shares a romantic tale with a twist in her second published novel “Orchestrated Fate.”

Chester County: Chamber recognizes individuals who give back to community |Nov 30, 2017

The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s Annual Dinner at the Coatesville Country Club with Presenting Sponsor, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Parkesburg. The resounding theme of Built To Last advanced throughout the night in the form of awards, Chamber highlights, and objectives for future growth.

Cub Scout Pack 9 Scouting for Food benefits Honey Brook Food Pantry |Nov 30, 2017

Honey Brook Cub Scout Pack 9 filled three cafeteria-sized tables of food bags collected during “Scouting for Food” on Nov. 20 to benefit Honey Brook Food Pantry for a Holiday Dinner.

Gillen bill guaranteeing local families access to loved ones’ gravesites signed into law |Nov 30, 2017

The countdown is on. Sixty days from Nov. 16, a new provision introduced by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and signed into law by the governor will ensure the families of a 3-year-old boy, a war hero and others buried in a local cemetery will have access to their loved ones’ gravesites.

On the Record with Carol: Teens get 8 point, 6 point bucks |Nov 30, 2017

Can you Top Josh continues! It is an annual event, C. Ivan Stoltzfus of Honey Brook heads to the woods with his grandchildren Ellie aged 15 and Taylor aged 16. They have been hunting for years and are skilled hunters having bagged many a deer.

Clock Tower Marketplace opens in Morgantown |Nov 30, 2017

“We are that store! Come explore the treasures within!” said sisters Kathy Bernard and Pam Van der Laan on Nov. 2 as they officially opened The Clock Tower Marketplace, in the Clock Tower Mall, 2846 Main Street, Morgantown.

Tri County Record Community Calendar 12-05 |Nov 30, 2017

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to editor@tricountyrecord.com.

500 attend vigil at baseball diamond for Schuylkill Valley 8th grader |Nov 30, 2017

An estimated 500 people holding lit candles lined the baseball diamond of the Leesport A-Field at Leesport Playground for a vigil held in memory of Schuylkill Valley 8th grader Conner Kleffel, 13, on Monday evening, Nov.

Boyertown School Board names Torchia assistant superintendent |Nov 30, 2017

The Boyertown Area School Board has promoted Marybeth Torchia to the post of assistant superintendent of operations, effective Dec. 1. The contract agreement’s expiration date is June 30, 2022.

Antonelli Institute to close by year’s end |Nov 30, 2017

Lower Pottsgrove >> Despite a sign in front that declares, “We’re back,” Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute has announced it’s closing again — this time for good.

Celebrity Chef breaks record for world’s largest funnel cake in Kutztown |Nov 29, 2017

The record for the world’s largest funnel cake was broken in Kutztown on Nov. 28.

OPERATION HOLIDAY: Grandmother’s fixed income, bills hinder family’s Christmas joy |Nov 28, 2017

POTTSTOWN >> As Christmas nears, Helena’s thoughts turn to her two great-great-grandchildren whom she is raising and the joy she’d like them to experience this season.

Christmas in Birdsboro set for Dec. 9 |Nov 27, 2017

The community is invited to experience the magic of the Christmas spirit at the 9th Annual Christmas in Birdsboro celebration on Saturday, Dec. 9. A visit from Santa, ice sculptures, and a tree lighting ceremony are among this year’s highlights.

Berks-Mont News announces Holiday Cookie Contest |Nov 27, 2017

Calling all bakers! Berks-Mont Newspapers has announced its annual Holiday Cookie Contest.

Boyertown woman recognized for commitment to home health care |Nov 27, 2017

Rebecca Patzek, RN, BSN, grew up with her mother working at BAYADA and started working there herself as a teenager. She was always interested in a career path as a nurse, but didn’t have her a-ha moment until she was already a new RN.

OPERATION HOLIDAY: Woman struggles to raise 7 on disability, food stamps |Nov 27, 2017

Getting by on disability due to diabetes and a rare stomach disorder sounds hard enough.