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ZooAmerica wows Bethel-Tulpe library patrons with live animals visit

By Leigh Beamesderfer Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library |

Hamburg cleans up after flooding, residents seek assistance

Hamburg Borough declared a State of Emergency due to flooding on Aug. 13. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


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    Pennsylvania opens public inquiry hotline for flooding victims

    Harrisburg >> Gov. Tom Wolf said a public inquiry hotline is now available to residents who need assistance cleaning up after devastating flooding in central and eastern Pennsylvania, including Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties.

    Digital First Media|

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    Brandywine Community Library exhibit features two Berks photographers

    Brandywine Community Library hosts a reception for a Photography Exhibit featuring Brian Stunkard and DJ Siravo on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the library, 60 Tower Drive, Topton. Their photographs will be on exhibit at the library from Aug. 25 to Sept. 15.

    From Brandywine Community Library|

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    Kutztown University, Symbiosis College in India sign articulation agreement

    Administrators from Kutztown University and Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce in Pune, India, signed an articulation agreement to facilitate the transfer of Symbiosis students into KU’s College of Business and KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

    From Kutztown University|

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    Advanced Auto Parts Warehouse workers petition to unionize in Berks

    On Aug. 10, workers at an Advanced Auto Parts warehouse in Berks County took the first steps towards organizing with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Mid-Atlantic by filing a petition for an election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

    From Laborers’ International Union of North America|

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    Reading Public Museum revives dinosaurs with new exhibit

    The Reading Public Museum is rounding out the year with an exciting array of exhibits that take visitors to the past with an interactive dinosaur exhibit, a look at political campaign posters of the past, and a journey across the Atlantic exploring French and American impressionist paintings.

    From Reading Public Museum|

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    Boyertown Jr. Woman’s Club donates $9,100 to benefit community

    Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club (BJWC) recently announced that it is making $9,100 in community contributions to benefit residents in the area. BJWC is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational women’s volunteer service organizations. Currently the club has 38 members who not only give their time but also their talent for the betterment of Boyertown and the surrounding area.

    From Danelle Matlack|

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    Birdsboro Woman’s Club to host Annual Car Show Sept. 23

    The Woman’s Club of Birdsboro will host its Annual Car Show, rain or shine, on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Daniel Boone High School, 501 Chestnut St. (Route 345). Jack and Son’s Auto Body is the Premier Sponsor. As many as 300 cars have been shown in previous years. Come out for a great day of awesome cars, fun activities, music, raffles and delicious food. This event is family friendly.

    From Suzanne Lander|

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    Exeter Library reaches out to pen pals in Exeter, England

    Letter-writing enthusiasts gathered at the Exeter Community Library on Aug. 13 to listen to librarian and children’s book author JJ Landis speak in a program entitled The Lost Art of Letter Writing. Participants not only had the chance to listen to Landis, but also enjoyed crafting letters to newfound pen pals at the Exeter Library in Devon, England.

    By Lorraine Storms Exeter Community Library|

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    Walk for Literacy at Reading Country Club Aug. 25

    Berks Hometown Heroes presents the 2nd annual Exeter Walk for Literacy hosted by Reading Area Community College. This event will take place on Saturday, August 25, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the historic Reading Country Club. All proceeds will go to the Exeter Community Education Foundation (ECEF), a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the education of students in the Exeter School District. Learn more about them here at

    From John Cusatis|

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    Flooding in Kutztown area

    Heavy rain brought more flooding to the Kutztown area on Aug. 13.


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