‘House Hunters’ episode shows Jared & Liz Trout’s return to home area |Mar 19, 2018

Liz Trout says it has been fun decorating the new home she and her husband, Jared, moved into last October.

$12.3 million project improves Route 61 in Berks |Mar 19, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced work began March 19 on a project to improve PA 61 in Leesport and Shoemakersville boroughs and Ontelaunee and Perry townships in Berks County.

Reading Symphony presents an evening of all-Gershwin works |Mar 19, 2018

The Reading Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of all-Gershwin works, entitled Glorious Gershwin, on Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center. Acclaimed British pianist Simon Mulligan joins the orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Constantine, for Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, and bass-baritone and leading interpreter of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Kevin Deas, is featured in selections from the beloved American opera.

Genesius Kids present ‘The Music Man Kids’ |Mar 19, 2018

Performing at Genesius Theatre, 153 North 10th Street, Reading, The Genesius Production of Music Man Kids is part of a series offered by Music Theatre International to take their big shows and tailor them down for children to perform.

Police warn against drinking and driving on St. Patrick’s Day |Mar 16, 2018

Police are reminding area residents to be smart about driving this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Updated: 2 crashes involving stolen min-van lead to fatality |Mar 16, 2018

State Police responded to two crashes in Upper Bern and Upper Tulpehocken townships, both involving a stolen mini-van early morning on March 16. The second crash led to a fatality.

Brandywine suspends 21 students for Walkout; safety concerns cited |Mar 16, 2018

Brandywine Heights Area School District suspended 21 high school students for walking out of the school building on March 14.

Hamburg students create 1920s Speakeasy, portray historical figures |Mar 16, 2018

Giving the password provided entry into a 1920s Speakeasy created by AP U.S. History students at Hamburg High School on March 15.

Charges filed against teen driver for double fatal crash in Upper Tulpe |Mar 15, 2018

Charges have been filed against a teenage driver who caused the Upper Tulpehocken Township crash that killed two other teens on Dec. 26, 2017.

Brandywine Library hosts Wine and Stein April 14 |Mar 15, 2018

Brandywine Community Library will be holding its annual community fundraiser, at 6 p.m. on April 14 at the Henry Auditorium located on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus.

Kiss A Pig candidate hosts Adult Easter Egg Festival at Setter Ridge Vineyards, Kutztown |Mar 15, 2018

Kiss A Pig Candidate, Heather Moyer, for Olivet Boys & Girls Club will be hosting her first fundraising event an Adult Easter Egg Truck & Food Truck Festival on March 24 at Setter Ridge Vineyards, Kutztown.

Hamburg Jazz Jam offers young musicians real-life performance experience on Strand’s stage |Mar 15, 2018

Hamburg Area High School hosted Jazz Jam on Feb. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hamburg Strand.

Lions show their appreciation |Mar 15, 2018

Frystown Lions Club President Dennis Zerbe presented Gregg Smith, manager of Esther’s Restaurant in Fredericksburg, with a certificate of sincere appreciation and personal thanks for allowing the club to “sell” its nuts at Esther’s in the club’s only yearly fundraiser and also for the staff’s warm hospitality.

Hawk Mountain updates Silhouette Trail with new raptors |Mar 15, 2018

The international award-winning, ADA accessible Silhouette Trail, which meanders through Hawk Mountain’s ridge-top forest between the Trail Head and South Lookout, has undergone another display transformation.

Kutztown School Walkout honors memory of school shooting victims |Mar 14, 2018

Kutztown students silently walked out of class at 10 a.m. on March 14 for the #Enough National School Walkout.

Kutztown Strong reports positive outcomes for substance abuse prevention curriculum |Mar 14, 2018

Kutztown Strong, Kutztown Area School District and Kutztown University Institute of Addiction Studies report positive outcomes for students of substance abuse prevention curriculum.

Kutztown High School Walkout joins student-driven movement that rejects fear and hate, embraces compassion |Mar 14, 2018

More than 140 Kutztown Area High School students walked out of their classes at 10:13 a.m. on March 14 for the #Enough National School Walkout in honor of the victims of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Berks 4-H Dairy Club members presented awards |Mar 14, 2018

Berks County 4-H Dairy Club members were recognized during the recent Berks County 4-H Dairy Banquet at Virginville Grange Hall.

Oley Legion, Woman’s Club host Hope Rescue veterans breakfast |Mar 14, 2018

The Woman’s Club of Oley joined Oley Valley American Legion Post 878 to host a pancake and sausage breakfast for needy and homeless veterans at Hope Rescue Mission in Reading on March 10.

Anniversary Notice: Sheryle and Scott Delewski, Hamburg, celebrate 50 years of marriage |Mar 13, 2018

Sheryle and Scott Delewski, of Hamburg, celebrate 50 years of marriage.

Honey Brook Food Pantry Dinner featured speaker is Steveanna Wynn, of Share |Mar 13, 2018

Honey Brook Food Pantry serves 10 percent of Honey Brook residents every month and they seek the community’s support. The pantry invites the community to a fundraising Dinner on April 7, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.

Women leaders inspire girls at Fleetwood Girl Power Story Hour |Mar 12, 2018

Fleetwood Public Library hosted Girl Power Story Hour with girl empowering stories read by Sen. Judy Schwank, District Justice Judge Gail Greth, Fleetwood Mayor Tammy Gore, and Maidencreek Church Pastor Sara Hertzog on March 10.

Slick roads cause crashes in Hamburg Friday: truck strikes bridge; vehicle strikes school bus |Mar 10, 2018

Slick road conditions due to snow and ice lead to poor driving conditions early in the morning in Hamburg on March 9. Hamburg Borough Police responded after a pickup truck slid on ice and struck a bridge overpass and responded to another accident scene after a car slid head on into a school bus.

Senior-Senior Prom unites young and old on Boyertown dance floor |Mar 10, 2018

Seniors of all ages danced the night away during the annual Senior-Senior Prom.

Citizen Police Academy gives behind-scenes view of police work |Mar 9, 2018

Bern Township, Muhlenberg Township, Northern Berks Regional and Laureldale police combined forces to host Citizen Police Academy, providing the community an opportunity to go behind the scenes and experience police work.

Kutztown SADD educates students on dangers of DUI, distracted driving |Mar 9, 2018

The Kutztown Area High School SADD’s DUI and Distracted Driver program on March 2 simulated drunk and distracted driving, showing students how common distractions like texting, a loud passenger, or chemical/alcohol impairment can lead to disastrous results.

Sew much fun! |Mar 9, 2018

Submitted by Linda Yuengel, Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager

Girl Scout World Thinking Day |Mar 9, 2018

Submitted by Linda Yuengel, Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager

Daniel Boone senior Julia Bulafka wins Optimist Club’s essay contest |Mar 9, 2018

Julia Bulafka, a senior at Daniel Boone High School, recently won the Daniel Boone Optimist Club’s essay contest based on a theme of “Can Society Function Without Respect?”

B&B and winery story open in Hamburg |Mar 8, 2018

Two sets of business owners found what they were looking for in Hamburg. Both couples – Jess and Rick Bouchette of Bouchette Winery and Charlotte Golden and George Holmes of the Bismarck Bed and Breakfast – noted the combination of small-town charm and beautiful setting plus proximity to larger metro areas drew them to open their doors for business in Hamburg.

Paintings by Marilyn J. Fox on display at Clay on Main in Oley |Mar 8, 2018

Over four new paintings by Marilyn J. Fox of Kutztown will be on exhibit at Clay on Main, 313 Main Street, Oley. Fox has created an entire new body of paintings, ranging in size from 6 inches by 9 inches to 36 inches by 48 inches during a flurry of creativity that began in late 2017.

Spring lineup of Half Moon Café Music announced |Mar 8, 2018

The Half Moon Café, hosted by Clay on Main in Oley, has a harmonious spring planned.

Berks and West-Mont Christian students perform ‘Seussical: The Musical’ |Mar 8, 2018

Berks Christian School, 926 Philadelphia Ave, Birdsboro, in partnership with West-Mont Christian Academy, 873 S. Hanover St., Pottstown, is proud to present “Seussical: The Musical” on March 22 to 24.

Wolfgang the dog helps visually impaired student during visits at Hamburg library |Mar 8, 2018

Hamburg Area High School sophomore Mason Ansel, 16, who has Usher syndrome type II, which affects his vision and hearing, has been visiting with therapy dog in training, Wolfgang, in the school library.

New Hamburg police chief to focus on community policing |Mar 8, 2018

New Hamburg Borough Police Chief Anthony M. Kuklinski brings a focus on community policing to Hamburg.

Boyertown awarded $70K matching grant for Trail Feasibility Study |Mar 8, 2018

Boyertown Borough, along with the support of Building A Better Boyertown, has been awarded a Trail Feasibility Study matching grant in the amount of $70,000 through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, to prepare a trail study for the development of approximately six miles of the Secret Valley Trail in Boyertown Borough, and Douglass Township, Berks County and Upper Pottsgrove Township to connect the Tri County Trail Systems in Pottstown Borough in Montgomery County.

Governor Mifflin presents ‘Into the Woods’ |Mar 8, 2018

When the pit orchestra plays the first few notes of this year’s Spring Swing production of “Into the Woods,” the audience will hear an anxiously staccato beat of music that invokes a feeling of anticipation and excitement.

Shoey Auxiliary hosts Flamin’ Dick and Hot Rods April 21 |Mar 8, 2018

The Auxiliary of the Shoemakersville Fire Co. is holding a night of live entertainment by Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods on April 21 to raise funds for the fire company.

Tri-Valley YMCA hosts Daddy Daughter Dance |Mar 7, 2018

Tri-Valley YMCA in Fleetwood held a special night for Dads and their daughters, hosting the annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Feb. 24.

Kutztown man stole sign; police chase ended at closed road for down wires |Mar 7, 2018

A Kutztown man stolen a speed limit sign in Richmond Township and then led Fleetwood Police on a chase that ended at a closed road due to down wires.

Schuylkill Valley Panther Robotics team wins 2 out of 6 rounds at state competition |Mar 7, 2018

The Schuylkill Valley High School Panther Robotics team competed at the Eastern PA State High School VEX Robotics Tournament on March 4 in Norristown. The team won 2 out of 6 qualifying rounds against the best Vex Robotics teams in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Read across america: Hamburg student athletes advocate, model reading as worthwhile activity |Mar 7, 2018

During the Read Across America Celebration at Hamburg Area School District, members of Hamburg Area’s Leadership In Student Athletes (LISA) traveled to Tilden and Perry Elementary on Feb. 26 and 27 to advocate and model reading as a worthwhile activity.

Boyertown man arrested on drug charges in Amity |Mar 7, 2018

AMITY >> A Boyertown man was arrested after police say they found him in possession of drug paraphernalia in the parking lot of a township supermarket.

Blessing Bags assembled at new joint Lenton service |Mar 7, 2018

Supper, service and sermon are three main ingredients to a new Lenten worship experience sister congregations, Frieden’s Lutheran of Bernville and Friedens Lutheran of Shartlesville, are having together during Lenten services this pre-Easter season.

Morgantown Minecraft Snow Day |Mar 7, 2018

Gabe and Gavin Karczeski, Morgantown, built a Minecrafted Snow Fort on March 7.

Hear the authors of ‘Kinship Concealed’ at Bareville Fire Hall |Mar 7, 2018

Accepting Reservations for a dinner at the Bareville Fire Hall benefitting the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead preservation, featuring this amazing story: White Mast – Black Mast.

DEP issues permits Natural Gas Power Generation Facility in Birdsboro |Mar 7, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on March 2 announced it has issued to Birdsboro Power LLC, DTE Midstream Appalachia, LLC, and the Reading Area Water Authority the permits necessary for the construction of a 450 mega-watt natural gas-fired Birdsboro Power electrical generation facility, on the site of the former Birdsboro Army Tank Foundry/Armorcast facility.

14 former Pennsylvania State Police Troopers honored |Mar 7, 2018

During the recent Troopers Lodge Dinner and Legislative Reception held at Carmelos Restaurant near Orwigsburg, 14 members of the Fraternal Order of Police who recently separated from the Pennsylvania State Police with a combined total of more than 350 years with the department, received accolades from the National Grand Lodge, the Pennsylvania State Lodge, the National Troopers Coalition, the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, and Trooper Melley Memorial Lodge.

Girls on the Run of Berks County celebrates5-year anniversary |Mar 6, 2018

Girls on the Run of Berks County’s Spring 2018 season begins with the largest number of program participants in the organization’s five-year history. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in third through eighth grade to be joyful, healthy and confident.

Pa. General Assembly members express support for police |Mar 6, 2018

Eight members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly were among those recognized for their many years of service to the Commonwealth during the recent State Troopers Lodge Dinner and Legislative Reception at Orwigsburg in Schuylkill County.