Kutztown Community Library news

The Kutztown Community Library announced its August schedule of events.

Saturday, Aug. 3

Library Express. Join the Kutztown Community Library on Saturday, Aug. 3 for a beautiful, 4-and-a-half-mile train ride on Kutztown’s Allentown & Auburn Railroad. The library will be selling tickets in advance for Library Express’s four different rides or buy them the day of at Kutztown’s train station. For more information visit kutztownlibrary.org or call 610.683.5820

Every Monday in August

Preschool Story Time 10am. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley.

Kids ages 3-5 invited for stories and craft. 610.683.5820

Toddler Time Story Time 11am. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley Kids ages 0-3 invited for stories and songs. 610.683.5820

Community Threads 4:30-6:30pm. Come join this group working on a quilted collaborative art piece using fabric and buttons donated by the community. All are welcome! Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820

Monday, Aug. 5, 19, 26

Pokemon League 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Trading Card Games to earn points for Promo Cards and Badges. Challenge other fans to matches. All ages and experience levels are welcome. No cost. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820 

Every Tuesday in August

Used Book Sale 10am-12 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820

Tunes & Tots 10am. A time of short stories, music and sensory play for ages 2-5 at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820 

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Paisley & Company/Teen Tuesday 1pm. Geared toward ages 12 and up. Create your very own scent. Must sign up at the library. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. For more information call 610.683.5820 

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Ice Cream Party/Teen Tuesday 1pm. Geared toward ages 12 and up. Celebrate the end of summer with some cool treats. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. For more information call 610.683.5820 

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Book Discussion Group 7 p.m. “The Readers of Broken Wheel” by Katarina Bivald. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820

Every Wednesday in August

Wiggly Wednesday 10am. Each week different activities. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820 

8/7 – Play K Ages 4&up – Get your Preschooler ready for Kindergarten

8/14 – Toddler Play Time – Ages 2&up

8/21 – Block Party – A playtime with blocks for children ages 2&up

8/28 – Toddler Play Time – Ages 2&up

Every Wednesday in August

Teen Reading Lounge 1 p.m. An interactive, hands-on, book discussion for teens at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820 For more details check events calendar kutztownlibrary.org You pick the books, we provide the snacks.

Every Thursday in August

Used Book Sale 10am-12 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820

Art Cats 4-5pm. Art, crafts and fun with Miss Lacie for elementary school ages at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820

Thursday, Aug. 1

Kit’s Interactive Theater at 10am – A show that explores astronomy, history, improv and music with audience participation. Elementary school ages. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820 Sponsored by Friends of the Kutztown Community Library 

Thursday, Aug. 8

Yoga at 10am – Learn simple poses, stretches and relaxation methods. Elementary school ages. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820 Sponsored by Friends of the Kutztown Community Library

Reading by Genre 5 p.m. for Adults and older teens. Read any book from Historical Fiction, Historical Non-fiction, Historical Narrative or Historical Fantasy and join the discussion. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820

Thursday, Aug. 15

Jesse the Reptile Guy at 10am at the Kutztown Park Bandshell. Make new reptile friends while learning about their interesting characteristics. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820 Sponsored by Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic & Five Points Cricket Farm

Thursday, Aug. 22

Reading by Genre 5 p.m. for Adults and older teens. Read any book from Historical Fiction, Historical Non-fiction, Historical Narrative or Historical Fantasy and join the discussion Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820

Friday, Aug. 9

Craft Night 6:30 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library. Painted Wooden Signs. Cost is $10, choose design and sign up at Library. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820 Bring the whole family!

Friday, Aug. 23

Family Movie Night – “Scooby Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost” 6:30 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820 Bring the whole family!

Saturday, Aug. 3,10,17,24 

Used Book Sale 9:30am-2 p.m. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820

Saturday, Aug. 10, 24

StoryRider – STEAM Storytime for ages 3-5 at 11am. Stories, activities and fun with Miss Rachel at the Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610.683.5820

Free Adoption Event: Summer Love

HUMANE LEAGUE OF LANCASTER COUNTY
Get out of the heat and into our shelter to adopt a great summer-loving companion.

Beginning this Friday, July 12, 2019 and continuing through Sunday, July 14, 2019, the Humane League of Lancaster County will be offering free pet adoptions all weekend.

This free adoption weekend is graciously sponsored by the pawsome team at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. 

Adoption Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, daily

Visit the shelter or HumanePA.org to learn more about the animals currently available for adoption. Every type, size, age and personality of pet areaall waiting for a caring home.
Meet the Pets

BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

June 29, 2019

  • Police are investigating the report of Burglary after items were reported missing following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 00 block of S Baldy St.
  • Police are investigating the report of Burglary after items were reported missing following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 200 block of Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Police are investigating the report of Theft from Vehicle after items were reported missing from unlocked vehicles parked at residences in the 400 block of W Walnut St., 00 block of N Baldy St and 200 block of Pennsylvania Ave.

July 3, 2019

  • Police arrested Margaret Myer, 52 of Kutztown, PA for Presenting False Identification to Law Enforcement Officers following an incident that occurred in the 400 block of College Blvd.

More than 1,400 students named to dean’s list at York College

More than 1,400 students were named to the dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania.

  • Vanessa Baker of Sinking Spring, a sophomore secondary education-mathematics major
  • Connor Becker of Mohrsville, a sophomore civil engineering major
  • Dylan Bieber of Reading, a sophomore computer science major
  • Collin Deysher of Sinking Spring, a senior finance major
  • Kathleen Dolan of Reading, a junior middle level education major
  • Kayla Ehrnfeldt of Leesport, a sophomore nursing major
  • Olivia Enslin of Reading, a sophomore political science major
  • Matthew Fanelli of Reading, a sophomore sport management major
  • Meghan Frederick of Reading, a junior nursing major
  • Dominic Garipoli of Wyomissing, a sophomore nursing major
  • Marissa Gass of Douglassville, a senior respiratory care major
  • Nicole Krepps of Reading, a sophomore nursing major
  • Jenna Lemelin of Sinking Spring, a senior nursing major
  • Taylor Lindsay of Hereford, a sophomore English (literary and textual studies) major
  • George Mendoza of Temple, a sophomore accounting major
  • Ethan Miller of Blandon, a senior nursing major
  • Olivia Roth of Mohrsville, a junior secondary education-English major
  • Sara Rumpf of Wernersville, a senior nursing major
  • Darian Schlenker of Hamburg, a sophomore nursing major
  • Sarah Spitalnick of Wyomissing, a senior human services major
  • Collin Stout of Hamburg, a sophomore civil engineering major
  • Marissa Werley of Blandon, a sophomore nursing major
  • Bradley Wunsch of Wyomissing, a senior professional writing major

To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Kutztown University Summer Chamber Music Festival Slated for July 8-14

The Kutztown University Summer Chamber Music Festival will be held July 8-14, 2019. Participants and faculty will perform concerts each evening July 8-12, with a closing concert July 14, at 7:30 p.m.

This year’s Festival will present seven varied programs that highlight the development and evolution of music as an art form. The Festival kicks off on Monday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium with an exciting and dramatic performance in commemoration of Beethoven’s upcoming 250th birthday. Kurt Nikkanen, Maria Asteriadou and Daniel Gaisford will give the rage, passion and tenderness of Beethoven’s monumental contribution to the evolution of music from the classical era and beyond.

On Tuesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room, Old Main, the Festival’s faculty will present “Salon Artistique,” a musical journey around the world that showcases the creation of diverse musical styles of works by composers from 19th-century onward.

The rest of the week will present a diverse, talented and dedicated group of young musicians who will assemble this summer at Kutztown University to work, interact and perform chamber music in a wide variety of styles and instrumental combinations.

For more information please call 610-683-4550 or visit www.kusummermusicfestival.com.

2019 Concert and Workshop Schedule

All concerts and workshops listed below are free and open to the public.

Monday, July 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

Opening Night

Tenderness and Rage: Beethoven, Force of Nature

Works by Beethoven

Performed by festival faculty

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Georgian Room, Old Main

Salon Artistique

Works by 19th and 20th Century Masters

Performed by festival faculty

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Kutztown Park Bandshell

440 East Main Street

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Works by Mendelssohn, Gershwin and Piazzolla

Movie scores: Coco, La La Land and James Bond

Performed by festival students and orchestra

Special guest appearance:

Rosin, The Two Cello Duo, playing pop transcriptions on electric instruments

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

Style and Substance: Classical Masterpieces

Works by Haydn, Kuhlau, Beethoven, Weber

Performed by festival students

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

Masterful Melange

Works by Dancla, Brahms, Doppler, Ewazen, Tillmetz

Performed by festival students

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

Chamber Music Competition

Pre-formed and ad hoc groups will compete for the Grand Chamber Music Prize

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

Saturday Night Live

Works by Haydn, Beethoven, Gaubert, Reinecke, Brahms, Schumann, Strauss

Performed by festival students

Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

Grand Finale

A Musical Extravaganza

Works by Mozart, Foote, Rota, Shostakovich

Performed by festival students

The Festival Orchestra

Conductor: Julien Benichou

Workshops

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Georgian Room, Old Main

Flute Masterclass

Susanna Loewy: Flutist and Music Entrepreneur

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 4-5 p.m.

Schaeffer 13G

Leadership & Entrepreneurship through Music

Susanna Loewy: Flutist and Music Entrepreneur

Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 3-4 p.m.

Schaeffer 14G

Harmonics and Intonation

A workshop on understanding the harmonic series and principles of piano tuning

Daniel Sponenburg: Concert Piano Technician

Friday, July 12, 2019 from 3-4 p.m.

Schaeffer 13G

The Violin Maker

Principles of Instrument Making and Setup

Peter Yang: Luthier & Violin Maker

(Mr. Yang will be available throughout the Festival for any necessary repairs and adjustments of instruments)

All programs are subject to change

BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

June 24, 2019

  • Police investigated the report of retail theft after it was reported that Apple iPods were reported missing following an incident that occurred at Verizon Wireless, 560 E. Main St.
  • After completing their investigation, police arrested Michael Grim, 50 of Bowers, for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and stop sign violation following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Normal Ave.

June 26, 2019

  • Police arrested Michael Tirado, 46, of Kutztown, for aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, strangulation and unlawful restraint following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 00 block of E. Main St.

University of Delaware announces spring 2019 dean’s list honorees

Spring scenes around campus

The following area students have been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.

  • Amy Andre of Oley
  • Theodore Cebulski of Leesport
  • Cassidy Franco of Reading
  • Cameron Frey of Douglassville
  • Madison Gallagher of Reading
  • Emma Goetz of Reading
  • Marissa Gottschall of Birdsboro
  • Andrew Jones of Douglassville
  • Larissa Kubitz of Fleetwood
  • Jacob Lemelin of Sinking Spring
  • Maria Lilley of Reading
  • Madeline McGhee of Reading
  • Kelly Moyer of Reading
  • Nicole Moyer of Reading
  • Jake Paolini of Reading
  • Nicholas Sekulski of Reading
  • Madison Weiss of Douglassville

To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

Graduation of Muhlenberg College’s Class of 2019

Muhlenberg College celebrated its 171st Commencement on May 19, 2019. During the ceremony, which was held on the College Green, 502 students were awarded their undergraduate degrees.

The following local students graduated from Muhlenberg:

Jordan Koury (Douglassville): Jordan Koury of Douglassville graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.

Gabriella Michelson (Reading): Gabriella Michelson of Reading graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Dance.

Jordan Koury (Douglassville): Jordan Koury of Douglassville graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.

Gabriella Michelson (Reading): Gabriella Michelson of Reading graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Dance.

The College also conferred honorary degrees to Commencement speaker author and attorney Scott Turow as well as former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Sarah Bloom Raskin and chief of the Wills Eye Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics Service Dr. Alex Levin ’78.

Watch Muhlenberg’s 2019 Commencement summary video and as well as the Baccalaureate Candle Lighting and Faces of Class of 2019. See what’s next for some of our newest graduates herehere and here.

Kutztown University Signs Dual Enrollment Agreements with Three Local School Districts

Pictured from left – back row: Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, KU President; Dr. Anne Zayaitz, KU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Front Row: Stephen Herman, Principal of Fleetwood Area High School; Andrew Potteiger, Superintendent of Brandywine Heights Area School District; Jeffrey Boyer, Superintendent of Antietam School District.

Kutztown University signed five-year dual enrollment agreements with Antietam, Brandywine Heights Area and Fleetwood Area School Districts on Thursday, June 20, to facilitate an advanced college-experience program to recruit outstanding students to KU and provide them with instruction and personal-growth opportunities. Kutztown University President Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Anne Zayaitz signed the agreements with Jeffrey Boyer, superintendent of Antietam School District, Andrew Potteiger, superintendent of Brandywine Heights Area School District, and Stephen Herman, principal of Fleetwood Area High School.

The agreements will allow select students from each school district to enroll in off-campus courses as non-degree students at Kutztown University. School districts will provide the documentation necessary for enrollment without cost, including a high school transcript and a letter from a guidance counselor attesting to the suitability of each course, while each selected student will be responsible for applying for non-degree status. The agreements will also allow select students to enroll in on-campus courses during both the academic year and the summer as non-degree students on a space-available basis.

“We’re very excited about these agreements, as they will give participating students a head-start into college,” Hawkinson said. “From our prominence in the arts, to our AACSB-accredited business school, to our excellence in the sciences, our comprehensive teacher-education program, our progressive general education and the strength of all of our programs, Kutztown University truly has an area of study for nearly everyone.”

Kutztown University will provide the districts’ students with a reduced tuition rate for both off­campus and on-campus enrollment. Students will be responsible for the balance of tuition and fees.

In addition, students registered as non-degree students at KU under these agreements will have the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as other non-degree students, including the right to a student I.D., use of the library and other academic resources. All university policies and procedures including, but not limited to, academic policies and student discipline policies shall apply.

“This agreement gives a local, affordable option for our students and parents,” Boyer said. “It also gives students the opportunity to take the first-step into college, seeing if it’s for them. This is great for all of Berks County and we are happy to be a part of it.”

“I’d like to thank Kutztown University for its forward-thinking approach to partnering with local school districts and creating this opportunity for high school students,” Potteiger said. “As education partners, we share a common goal of ensuring students are receiving rich, educational experiences that complement their abilities. By opening your doors, you have unleashed great possibilities for our students.”

“We are very grateful and excited to have this opportunity for our students as they transition from one life-setting to another,” Herman said. “Our goal is to provide every opportunity we can so our students can make an educated decision on their future.”

For more information about the new partnership, please visit the KU Admissions website or call Jim Garraway, assistant director of Admissions, at 610-683-4060.

USciences students named to spring 2019 dean’s list

The following students have been named to the Spring 2019 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a “C” and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the spring of 2019.

  • Julia Bell of Reading is a Biomedical Sciences student.
  • Alexis Casari of Reading is a Biomedical Sciences student.
  • Savanna Ruppert of Fleetwood is a Biomedical Sciences student.
  • Cameron Weigand of Reading is a Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business student.
  • Maureen McGarry of Blandon is a Doctor of Pharmacy student.
  • Katrina Seidel of Sinking Spring is a Doctor of Pharmacy student.
  • Mark McGarry of Blandon is a Doctor of Physical Theapy student.
  • Leigh Kissinger of Shoemakersville is a Doctor of Physical Theapy student.
  • Joseph Shaji of Reading is a Pre-Pharmacy student.