In Other News

Kutztown Rotary Club Farmers Night celebrates agriculture

By Lisa Mitchell|

Kutztown Optimists host 10th annual FriendFest benefit

In the middle of a winter storm, beer and wine enthusiasts gathered for the 10th annual FriendFest in Kutztown on Feb. 17 to contribute toward the Optimist Club’s youth programs and help Friend Inc. fight hunger in Northeastern Berks County.

By Lisa Mitchell|


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    Boyertown Area Multi-Service prepares for 8th Annual Basket Raffle

    The Boyertown Area Multi-Service 8th Annual Basket Raffle is right around the corner! This event, guaranteeing fun for all ages, is scheduled for Friday, April 6, at a new location, Morning Star Fellowship. The doors open at 5:00 p.m. The Basket Raffle begins at 7:30 p.m.

    From Debra Brauner|

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    ‘Active shooter’ in school training ongoing for Amity police

    AMITY >> Amity Township Police Chief Andrew J. Kensey said Feb. 15 that his department continues to be proactive with “Active Shooter” trainings at the Daniel Boone Middle School, 1845 Weavertown Road, in Amity.

    By Denise Larive For Digital First Media|

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    Immaculate Conception Academy gives back

    Immaculate Conception Academy, a Catholic school located in Douglassville, celebrated 100 days of school on Friday, Feb. 9.

    Submitted by Adele Reilly|

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    Talisman Players, Kutztown, perform sold out shows of ‘Pinnochio’

    The Talisman Players presented its first children’s production, “Pinnochio,” to sold out shows in Kutztown.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Police ID fatal crash victim in Berks County

    DISTRICT TWP. >> Police have identified the victim of a fatal crash involving a Honda sedan and a dump truck.

    Digital First Media|

  • Events

    Antietam Valley Community Partnership Community Dinner on March 4

    Join us for our 5th annual Community Golumpki or Chili Dinner! All you can eat chili or golumpkis, drink, coffee, and dessert for $10 in advance or $12.50 at the door. All homemade by our dedicated volunteers. Eat in or take out from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at the Antietam High School, 100 Antietam Road, Reading, Pa. 19606.

    From Margaret Saylor|

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    Greater Berks Food Bank receives $21,000 donation from local Dunkin’ Donuts

    On Feb. 9, local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees donated $21,000 to the Greater Berks Food Bank to help fight hunger throughout greater Philadelphia. The donation is a combined effort from Dunkin’ Donuts’ ‘Roast Hunger’ program and the Dunkin’ Donuts Joy in Childhood Foundation and will directly support the food bank’s mission to feed the hungry by acquiring and distributing food to people in need.

    Submitted release|

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    St. Joseph’s free program will help public ‘flag’ potential health issues

    Members of the public can get a free check on their body mass index, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol at Penn State Health St. Joseph with the start of a monthly program designed to uncover early warning signs of possibly larger health issues.

    From Penn State Health St. Joseph|

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    Rep. Hennessey to seek re-election in Pennsylvania’s 26th House District

    State Rep. Tim Hennessey, a 25-year veteran of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, has announced that he will seek another term representing the 26th legislative district.

    By Evan Brandt @PottstownNews on Twitter|

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    New businesses promise optimistic change in Hamburg’s future

    Along main thoroughfares in Hamburg, historic buildings are undergoing renovations, small businesses are growing and new ventures are opening on Fourth and State streets.

    By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|

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