COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Concert: A Touch of Blues at Gring’s Mill |Jun 20, 2018

Take a captivating musical journey experiencing some of your favorite blues, jazz, and standard songs with “A Touch of Blues.” The concert will be held on Sunday, July 1, from 6 to 8 p.

Outdoor dining premieres at Fox Berkshire |Jun 20, 2018

Wyomissing, PA-based Fox Theatres recently announced the grand opening of Fox Patio at Fox Berkshire, 800 Berkshire Boulevard in Wyomissing. The stunning new 45-seat outdoor dining area, located in front of the theater’s glass enclosed lobby, opened on Memorial Day weekend and will kick-off its official grand opening with a weekend series of free live events beginning Thursday, June 28.

The Cramer Brothers Band performs at Kutztown Park June 30 |Jun 20, 2018

The Borough of Kutztown welcomes The Cramer Brothers Band to the Kutztown Park Bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 30 as part of the 2018 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series in the Park.

Morgantown Farmers Market opens this summer |Jun 20, 2018

Morgantown Farmers Market opens this summer on the site of the old farmers market, 2846 Main Street, and will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A Grand Opening is planned for late July.

Music enthusiasts invited to KU International Summer Chamber Music Festival |Jun 20, 2018

The 8th annual Kutztown University International Summer Chamber Music Festival features concerts each evening July 1 - 6 and a closing concert on July 7 at 2 p.m. All concerts and workshops are free and open to the public.

Thrift store finds modeled at Kutztown Community Library Fashion Show |Jun 20, 2018

Kutztown Community Library staff and children strutted down the aisle in the Thrift Shopping Fashion Show during the library’s Thrift Shopping Workshop on June 13.

Officer Falk sworn in at Northern Berks Regional Police |Jun 20, 2018

Northern Berks Regional Police Department welcomed its newest member of the department, Officer Greggory Falk who was sworn in on June 4.

Bernville man arrested for allegedly shooting gun toward Hamburg residence, injuring woman inside |Jun 18, 2018

Hamburg Police arrested a Bernville man on June 11 on charges related to a May 26 shooting incident on 4th Street, Hamburg.

Fleetwood bands together to fight cancer June 23 |Jun 18, 2018

The 7th annual Band Together to Fight Breast Cancer event will held in Fleetwood on June 23.

Berks Mustang Car Club’s Car Show raises $2,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation |Jun 18, 2018

Mother Nature dished-up some fantastic weather for the last weekend of Spring and quite a few car enthusiasts finally emerged from their winter hibernation. A local event that attracted some of them was the 9th Annual Haldeman Ford Car Show at the Kutztown Haldeman location on June 16.

Fleetwood Rotary Club’s Show of Wheels tops 300 entries for first time |Jun 15, 2018

Thirteen proved to be a lucky number for the Fleetwood Rotary Club. After seemingly endless weekends of dismal weather, the sun was shining brightly for the 13th Annual Fleetwood Rotary Club’s Show of Wheels on June 9.

Healthier Living with Diabetes program hosted at The Lutheran Home |Jun 15, 2018

Diakon Community Services is conducting a free “Healthier Living with Diabetes” program, a six-week workshop designed by Stanford University to help improve health for people ages 50 or older who have Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Agriculture in the schools at Robeson elementary |Jun 15, 2018

State Representative Mark M. Gillen’s “AG in the Schools” program was at Robeson Elementary School recently. Gillen stated, “Our Southern Berks County 4-H farm family heritage and my membership on the PA State House Agricultural Affairs Committee led me to realize how important it is to bring our Commonwealth’s #1 industry directly to area students.

Governor Mifflin Annual Community Days July 2 to 7 |Jun 15, 2018

The Greater Governor Mifflin League (GGML) was founded in 1976 as non-profit organization devoted to giving back to the community. In every year since, the GGML has presented a unique community fair featuring food, games, rides, and some of the best regional entertainment, including a spectacular “One-of-a-Kind” Fireworks finale which will culminate this year on Saturday, July 8.

Building a Better Boyertown wins 2 Townie awards |Jun 15, 2018

Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) recently presented 12 awards during the organization’s annual statewide Townie Awards gala. Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) was presented with awards in two categories: Organizational Excellence, sub-category Organization Development, BBB — Vision and Action Plan; and Chairman’s Award For Youth Involvement, BBB – Town Vision Video.

Boyertown School Board cuts ‘pay-to-play’ fee in half |Jun 14, 2018

BOYERTOWN >> As the result of a 6-3 vote Tuesday, it is now less expensive to participate in extracurricular activities in the Boyertown Area School District.

Boyertown school budget will raise taxes 5.4%, per capita tax reinstated |Jun 14, 2018

BOYERTOWN >> With a 6-3 vote Tuesday, the Boyertown Area School Board approved a $118 million final budget that raises property taxes by 5.4 percent.

Greenwich Elementary third graders transform into historical wax statues |Jun 14, 2018

Greenwich Elementary third graders transformed into wax statues of historical people during their annual historical wax museum on June 6.

Greenwich Elementary students paint rocks to spread kindness in community |Jun 14, 2018

More than 200 students at Greenwich Elementary School joined in the Berks County Rocks movement on June 8.

Police investigate road rage crash involving Harley, truck on Route 61 on June 6 |Jun 14, 2018

State Police Hamburg investigated a road rage crash involving a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a truck on June 6.

Summer Art Workshops with Ozzie Sneddon announced at Studio B |Jun 14, 2018

Nine Weeks of Creative Fun! Creative Design Challenges! Outdoor Drawing opportunities in the area! Fantastical Figure Drawing! General Artistic Skill Development! Visiting Local Art Spots!

The 60s Boys perform free concert at Kutztown Park June 23 |Jun 14, 2018

As part of the 2018 Borough of Kutztown Concert Series in the Park, The 60s Boys will take the stage on Saturday night, June 23, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. to entertain the crowd.

Hamburg Hoopla showcases musicians, supports Hamburg girl, 9, thru-hiking AT for St. Jude Hospital |Jun 14, 2018

The Hamburg Area Arts Alliance will be honoring local musicians during a one day music festival on Saturday, June 23. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy beer, wine and food available for purchase.

CONCERN receives grant from Dominion Energy |Jun 14, 2018

On Friday, May 25, Robert Sauer, Director of Dominion Energy’s Fairless Power Station, located in Fairless Hills, PA, presented CONCERN’s Southeast Regional Office with a check in the amount of $5,000 from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

Ashley Furniture receives 2018 Albert Boscov Economic Development Award |Jun 14, 2018

On Thursday, May 31, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. was awarded the 2018 Albert Boscov Economic Development Award on behalf of the Greater

Township managers from Maidencreek, Union graduate from Municipal Government Academy |Jun 14, 2018

Diane Hollenbach, manager of Maidencreek Township, and Jason Wager, manager of Union Township, recently completed the certificate and diploma programs, respectively, of the PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA), a leadership and municipal education program of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS).

Aqua Om Paddle debuts new line of programming this summer |Jun 14, 2018

New outfitter to Berks County, Aqua Om Paddle combines paddle boarding with a holistic approach to recreation with their one-of a kind SUP (stand-up paddle board) yoga and other programs that connect participants to a mindfulness experience.

New Holland Scouts place flags on veterans’ graves |Jun 13, 2018

Adult leaders recognized for Boy Scout Troop 48 support |Jun 13, 2018

Two local adults were recently recognized for their support to the Boy Scouts of America, and particularly for their support to local Troop 48.

Girls on the Run conclude spring season with 5K |Jun 13, 2018

Forgotten Friend: Give reptiles a chance |Jun 13, 2018

Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, a small reptile rescue in Pennsylvania Amish country, provides nature programming for countless venues. Jesse Rothacker and his rescued reptiles have slithered into more than 150 live events each year sharing with schools, churches, libraries, scouts, television and radio, and many other events, including performing at the governor’s mansion, the U.

Honey Brook Elementary Center club raises funds for pediatric cancer |Jun 13, 2018

Most clubs at Honey Brook Elementary Center are formed to provide children with an extra-curricular activity after school. But recently, a different type of club was created. The Community Service Club consisted of a group of 10, fourth-grade students who banded together to try and help others.

New Indoor Guard at Twin Valley wins regional championship |Jun 13, 2018

The Twin Valley High School Indoor Guard is a new program started in November 2017 when 11th grader, Amber Boyer, strove to have a competitive Indoor Guard at Twin Valley. Denetra Bauer, the coach of the Twin Valley Middle School Color Guard, received an email from Amber asking if she would like to have the honor of coaching for the Indoor Guard.

Tri County Community Calendar June 19 |Jun 13, 2018

Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Tri County Record Calendar.

284 graduate from Twin Valley, the school on the hill |Jun 13, 2018

Alvernia University was bursting with smiles June 9 as the 2018 graduating class of Twin Valley High School streamed into the Physical Education Center. The crowd spilled into every possible seat, extending to the rafters.

Hamburg Area High School Valedictorian: ‘Life is a run, not a race’ |Jun 13, 2018

Hamburg’s Class of 2018 said farewell to the halls of Hamburg Area High School during the 56th annual Commencement program held in the school gym on June 8.

Kutztown Valedictorian: ‘Class of 2018, live boldly’ |Jun 13, 2018

The Kutztown Area High School Class of 2018 sat on stage in front of an auditorium full of family, friends and educators during the 102nd annual Commencement on June 8.

Alvernia University to offer advanced degrees at MCCC |Jun 12, 2018

Pottstown >> Alvernia University has joined Montgomery County Community College’s University Center and will offer two advanced degree programs at the college’s west campus in Pottstown.

Schuylkill Valley School board president advises grads to ‘smove’ through life |Jun 9, 2018

Wearing red and black robes, Schuylkill Valley High School’s Class of 2018 tossed their caps in the air becoming high school graduates on June 7.

PHOTOS: Boyertown High School graduates the class of 2018 |Jun 8, 2018

Boyertown High School held its 2018 graduation ceremony at the Santander Arena in Reading on June 7, 2018.

Kutztown University selected as new site for PA-SBDC Lead Office |Jun 8, 2018

Kutztown University received a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to serve as the new site of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (PA-SBDC) Lead Office, effective July 1.

Statewide Youth Awards Contest has $2,000 up for grabs |Jun 8, 2018

Youth groups across Pennsylvania that have carried out projects to benefit their township in the last year are invited to enter the Youth Awards Contest of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS).

Senate approves tougher penalties for SNAP fraud |Jun 8, 2018

The Senate unanimously approved legislation today that will help reduce fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and hold perpetrators accountable, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Ryan Aument (R-36).

WWII veteran paratrooped into Normandy |Jun 8, 2018

Berks artists showcase work along Schuylkill River in Hamburg |Jun 8, 2018

Art was in the air in Hamburg, Kempton, and surrounding areas on Saturday, June 2. It was the day for the annual Hawk Mountain Arts Tour and Sale featuring local artists. And 2018 marked the first year that the Hamburg Area Art Alliance (HAAA) participated fully in the event.

Kutztown Class of 1943 celebrates 75th Reunion, offers advice to Class of 2018 |Jun 8, 2018

The Kutztown High School Class of 1943 held their 75th Class Reunion at Janelle Restaurant & Catering Hall in Bowers on June 7.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, The Nature Conservancy partner; 2,377 acres placed in perpetual conservation easement |Jun 8, 2018

Standing at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s South Lookout in Kempton, Hawk Mountain and The Nature Conservancy announced a major conservation partnership that coincides with National Trails Week on June 7.

Tulpehocken Valedictorian: ‘We are the phoenix’ |Jun 8, 2018

Tulpehocken High School Valedictorian Coty Emerich told the packed stadium of family, friends, teachers and community members, during Commencement on June 6, that the biggest lesson that the Class of 2018 has learned is the importance of resiliency.

Complete Family Eyecare has grown with the community |Jun 7, 2018

New Hanover >> When Dr. Lori Gray was looking for a place to locate her private optometric practice — Complete Family Eyecare — she knew she wanted to be able to live in the community where she worked.

Hamburg Area Education Foundation presents grants for exploring innovation |Jun 6, 2018

The Hamburg Area Education Foundation presented grants totaling $7,582 to students and educators on June 4 during the Hamburg Area School District school director’s meeting.