King Frost Parade is homecoming for Hamburg |Oct 17, 2017

The King Frost Parade is hosted by the Hamburg Jaycees. The parade co-chairs describe the annual Hamburg tradition as a homecoming for the community.

Residents, politicians rally in Harrisburg for pipeline safety |Oct 17, 2017

HARRISBURG >> More than 150 residents rallied and pushed for Gov. Tom Wolf to improve pipeline safety Tuesday at the state Capitol building.

Hopewell Furnace volunteer gifted with quilt |Oct 16, 2017

ELVERSON >> A handmade quilt was presented to Pottstown resident Ellen Boyer at the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Visitor Center on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Dog fountain installed, dedicated at Boyertown Community Park |Oct 16, 2017

The new dog fountain installed in August at the Boyertown Community Park was dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 14, during the fall festival celebration.

Photos: Boyertown holds 14th annual Unity Walk |Oct 16, 2017

The 14th Annual Boyertown Area Unity Walk took place during the Turning Leaf Fall Festival at Boyertown Community Park on Saturday, Oct. 14. The walk begins at the park and loops through town for about a one-mile round trip.

PASSHE interim chancellor meets with Kutztown University students, faculty |Oct 16, 2017

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s new interim chancellor visited Kutztown University on Oct. 11, during her tour of the 14 PASSHE schools.

Boyertown Area Senior High School to host open house to show off renovations |Oct 15, 2017

Boyertown Area Senior High School has announced an open house to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated facility as the construction process has reached completion.

Brandywine Homecoming Royalty |Oct 14, 2017

Samuel Tiongson and Hannah Fenstermacher were crowned the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen. Homecoming Court included Makenzie Barrell, Alex Flicker, Derick Wartzenluft, Alayna Biltcliff, Ethan Rothermel, Hannah Moser, Hannah Fenstermacher, Samuel Tiongson, Hanna Gralinski and McGuire Galing.

Kutztown, Hamburg battle it out in Field Hockey Cancer Awareness Game |Oct 14, 2017

The Field Hockey Cancer Awareness Game, Kutztown vs. Hamburg, Sept. 30 raised awareness about cancer and celebrated cancer survivor Kutztown senior Niki Nolte and Kempton father Ethan Kunkel who is battling cancer.

La Amorah Salon, Topton, celebrates first anniversary with Gatsby-themed Gala |Oct 14, 2017

The staff at La Amorah Salon in Topton are proud to host its First Anniversary Gala to benefit Support Homeless Veterans, Inc. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Tickets for the Gala are on sale through Nov. 18.

Kutztown University Women’s Center Director’s Office dedicated to Ann Gundry |Oct 14, 2017

Kutztown University hosted a dedication ceremony honoring former KU Women’s Center director Ann T. Gundry ’81 on Oct. 11.

Connor Kurtz resigns from Daniel Boone School Board |Oct 14, 2017

The youngest elected official in the U.S. when he first won in November 2011 announced on Oct. 9 his immediate resignation from the Daniel Boone Area School Board.

Friends of Exeter Community Library seek new home |Oct 14, 2017

The Friends of the Exeter Community Library, a volunteer nonprofit association, has received an eviction notice from the township for the basement space of the Dunn Community Center. The group is now looking for a new place to call home.

Eastern Berks Fire Department visits St. Francis Academy |Oct 14, 2017

Fire Prevention Week was held from Oct. 8 through Oct. 14, drawing attention to safety and preparedness in emergency situations. Eastern Berks Fire Department personnel visited St. Francis Academy in Bally to teach students in grades kindergarten through third about fire prevention and what to do in case of a fire.

Woman sentenced for role in West Pottsgrove armed robbery |Oct 13, 2017

NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Pottsgrove woman who admitted to conspiring with a Pottstown man to rob another man at gunpoint outside a West Pottsgrove bar will be under court supervision for about five years.

Crews upgrade Exeter water storage tank, one of 10 projects in 2017 |Oct 13, 2017

Wyomissing >> Pennsylvania American Water has begun work on a rehabilitation and repainting project of one of its water storage tanks located in Exeter. The work will provide the 250,000-gallon-tank with a protective barrier and prevent rusting that could have an impact on water quality.

Hamburg Arts Gallery October artist Eric Saylor’s spooky art part of seasonal fun |Oct 13, 2017

During the entire month of October, the Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg will feature the artwork of Eric Saylor, member of the Hamburg Area Arts Alliance. Eric appropriately chose October to showcase his fantastical art of bold, spooky characters.

Farm Historical Society hosts Paranormal Research Demonstration in Virginville |Oct 13, 2017

The Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host a program by the Kutztown Area Scientific Paranormal Evidence Research group at the Historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Chippy Chipmunk author hosts book signing at Hamburg Art Gallery |Oct 13, 2017

The Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg, 335 State St., will host a book signing for author Kathy Miller, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 28.

Police: Murder victim was Exeter woman, 23 |Oct 12, 2017

LOWER HEIDELBERG >> Berks County Detectives are investigating after the death of a young Exeter Township woman has been ruled a homicide.

Hamburg School Board reviews 2018-19 budget, vows to live within means |Oct 12, 2017

It may be early in the school year, but the Hamburg Area School Board started discussing the 2018-19 budget at its meeting on Oct. 9.

Kempton Girl Scout troop takes trip of lifetime to England, Paris |Oct 12, 2017

Dust is just settling from a seven-day whirlwind tour of London and Paris, and 11 members of Kempton Girl Scout Troop 1359 reflect upon what they call the trip of a lifetime.

Part of Route 562 named for Carl A. Spaatz, Boyertown native son and father of the Civil Air Patrol |Oct 12, 2017

On Sept 25, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) to name a portion of Route 562 in Berks County as the General Carl A. Spaatz Memorial Highway.

Shillington senior community raises $4,000 for residents in need |Oct 12, 2017

The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community in Shillington, held its 4th annual Casino Night at the community last Saturday, Oct. 7.

Movie Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ unlocks the best of the spy genre for a new generation |Oct 12, 2017

Spy movies are forever linked (fairly or not) to the number 007,and a highly stylized montage of chic girls dancing to the theme song while the opening credits unfurl. A sophisticated gentleman who speaks with a British accent and is equally adept at tying a Windsor knot and saving the world from evil power-hungry megalomaniacs.

St. Joseph expands surgical technology capabilities |Oct 12, 2017

Penn State Health is expanding the availability of its advanced surgical expertise to the Berks region this month, an effort bolstered by the generosity of a Berks County couple.

Hamburg Class of 1967 celebrates 50th with 60s-themed reunion |Oct 12, 2017

The Hamburg Area High School Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 7, after 2½ years of planning.

Honey Brook auctioneer Stoltzfus teams up with stars of DIY channel’s Texas Flip and Move |Oct 11, 2017

Heralded as The Man, The Myth, The Legend, by Texas based, C. Ivan Stoltzfus, Honey Brook, was a featured guest at a veterans fundraiser auction with America’s auctioneer Myers Jackson and DIY Network channel’s Texas Flip and Move stars the Snow sisters.

St. John’s, Kutztown, participates in God’s Work, Our Hands |Oct 11, 2017

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kutztown participated in the ELCA initiative “God’s Work, Our Hands” which encourages Lutheran church members to get involved in giving back to the community.

KU social work students host Shop & Dine for hurricane victims |Oct 11, 2017

Social Workers and Advocates of Kutztown University hosted Shop, Dine, and Donate fundraiser for hurricane victims in September.

Fleetwood 2017 Homecoming Royalty Crowned |Oct 11, 2017

The 2017 Fleetwood Homecoming Court included Laura Kaskey, Shawn Bessey, Emily DeLozier, Shawn Fortna, Sarah Crissman, Ryan Miller, Chantel Cobb, Nathan Mercuri, Kaili Brinker and Benjamin Haas. The Court rode in the back of pickup trucks during the Homecoming Parade on Oct.

Conestoga Christian School helps Hurricane Harvey Victims |Oct 11, 2017

It all started with a tug on the heart of Conestoga Christian School fifth grade teacher, Jill Greenly, to help a friend who lives in the Houston area after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. She decided that she was going to have her class collect supplies and then send them to a school affected by the hurricane.

Octoberfest and Reformation celebration Oct. 28 at Living God Lutheran |Oct 11, 2017

The members of Living God Lutheran Church in Honey Brook would like to invite the public to come to an Oktoberfest celebration at the church on Saturday, October 28th, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Not only will we be celebrating Oktoberfest but we will also be joining in the worldwide celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation as well a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Living God Lutheran Church.

Troop 140 Eagle Scouts honored at Court of Honor |Oct 11, 2017

Boy Scout Troop 140 proudly recognized four recent Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor in August at St. Peter’s UCC Church in Knauertown. Families, friend, scouts and dignitaries were in attendance to honor these scouts, who have achieved the highest rank in scouting.

Tri County Record Community Calendar 10-17 |Oct 11, 2017

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Free Organ Concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church |Oct 11, 2017

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Honey Brook showcases its newly-restored Haskell Pipe Organ with a free recital open to the public at 4 p.m., Sunday Oct. 22.

Conestoga Christian School hosts Chicken BBQ And Country Auction |Oct 11, 2017

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21, Conestoga Christian School will hold the 44th annual benefit Chicken Barbecue and Country Auction.

Petra Church hosts Fall Fest |Oct 11, 2017

Families looking for a Halloween alternative – and lots of fun – are invited to the 2017 Petra Fall Fest at Petra Church, New Holland, on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 28, 12 to 4 p.m. All are welcome, and everything but the optional purchase of Chick-fil-A sandwiches is free!

Berks County woman creates app to help others transform the body and mind |Oct 10, 2017

A local trainer is making fitness accessible and convenient for her clients through an app that uses video call sessions and goal-setting practices to make the change to a healthier lifestyle that much easier.

Shartlesville Appalachian RV show offers something for every automotive taste |Oct 9, 2017

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Brandywine kicks off Watch DOGS father involvement program |Oct 9, 2017

Brandywine Heights Elementary School hosted a Dads and Kids’ Pizza Night Sept. 28 to kick off a new innovative father involvement program called WATCH DOGS, which stands for Dads Of Great Students.

WWII Army veteran, 103, presented Hamburg High School diploma |Oct 9, 2017 @hamburgitem on Twitter

Berks County Association of School Retirees honors retired Kutztown teacher Cheryl Funk |Oct 6, 2017

Cheryl A. Funk, of Allentown, has been selected as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the Berks County Association of School Retirees (BCASR); a county level branch of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR).

Boyertown Historical Society opens Haunted History Gallery Friday the 13th |Oct 6, 2017

On Friday, Oct. 13, the Boyertown Area Historical Society will host its first-ever Haunted History Gallery at the museum. This event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at 43 S. Chestnut St., Boyertown.

Boyertown Pickfest announces 11th year |Oct 6, 2017

It’s Apple Season in Boyertown and that means it’s time for Pickfest! This year will be hosted by the Merchants of Boyertown. Come out and experience agriculture, music, food, arts and history that are alive and well here in Boyertown today.

Oley Valley Education Foundation names alumni award recipients |Oct 6, 2017

The Oley Valley Community Education Foundation held its annual Alumni Recognition Program on Friday, Sept. 29.

Chase ends with crash, arrests |Oct 6, 2017

During a police pursuit on Oct. 1, a Hamburg man rammed a police cruiser and attempted to strike a police officer with his vehicle. The police chase ended after the vehicle crashed.

Exeter Township Fire Department to host ‘Firefighter for a Day’ event on Oct. 14 |Oct 6, 2017

EXETER >> Watching too much “Chicago Fire” lately? Suffering from firefighter envy? Now’s your chance to get in on the action.

Fleetwood honors September Students of the Month |Oct 5, 2017

Shea Adams Shea is the son of Ruby Adams Heffner and Jeffrey Heffner of Fleetwood. Shea’s future plans are to enter the army and either pursuing combat engineering or CBRN recon. Shea has been involved in the following clubs at Fleetwood Area High School and the Berks Career Center: class events, firefighting and hazmat programs, and land compass navigation.

Veterans invited to Brandywine Heights Veterans Day Program and Luncheon |Oct 5, 2017

On Friday, Nov. 10, the Brandywine Heights Area School District will host its 17th annual Veterans Day Program and Luncheon for those veterans who reside in the community or are relatives of students.