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Stop The Bleed improves safety at schools across Berks

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Congressmen Rothfus and Smucker celebrate community revitalization

Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA 12th Dist.) and Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA 16th Dist.) joined Habitat for Humanity of Berks County, Our City Reading, Customers Bank, and other community leaders on Feb. 23 for a ceremony to celebrate the success of homeownershi...

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    Berks Bakers Go Mitt to Mitt for the coveted Best of Awards

    The Restoring Hope Foundation is unveiling its 1st Annual Cup-Cake Wars on April 9, at the Crowne Plaza from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. To help raise awareness and additional funds for our annual projects, the Foundation is asking for both Professional and Amateur bakers to bring their Best Cupcakes or Cakes, as well as recipes, and go mitt to mitt with each other to win the coveted “Best of” awards.

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    Family and Home Expo features local contractors, nonprofits

    NORTH COVENTRY >> The Family and Home Expo is offering a variety of services to guests over the weekend at the Coventry Mall.

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    Daniel Boone Homestead Charter Day celebrates signing of Pennsylvania Charter by William Penn

    EXETER >> Charter Day, which celebrates the signing of the Pennsylvania Charter by William Penn, will be celebrated at the Daniel Boone Homestead on Sunday, March 11, from noon to 4 p.m.

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    Friends of Hopewell Furnace host Design Your Pollinator Garden

    On Sunday, March 11, in time for spring, the Friends of Hopewell Furnace will host “Design Your Pollinator Garden”, a program with Penn State Master Gardener Margaret Yevics. Sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Furnace, the free event will begin at 2 p.m. in the Hopewell Furnace Conference Room.

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    Chester County begins 100-day campaign to house 100 homeless veterans

    West Chester >> A diverse team of individuals, organizations and governmental entities have joined together to launch a campaign to house 100 homeless veterans within the next 100 days. This effort began Thursday and will conclude on June 8.

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    Pottstown man sent to jail for possessing child porn

    NORRISTOWN >> A Pottstown man was sent to jail after he admitted to possessing child pornography on his home computer equipment.

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    Chestnut Knoll resident awarded for exceptional strength of character and determination

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care continues to improve the overall quality of life for residents through the FOX Optimal Living Program by FOX Rehabilitation. And, this was evident during a special award ceremony recognizing the dedication, commitment and achievements of the FOL participants on Sunday, Jan. 28.

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    Hamburg School Board reviews school safety in wake of Florida shooting

    School safety was the main topic at the Hamburg Area school director’s meeting on Feb. 26.

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    First Church of Hamburg celebrates the Olympics

    On Feb. 25, you may have seen the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, but what many of you missed seeing was the fun and games going on at First Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ at Third and Pine streets in Hamburg.

    By Ruth Zerr First Reformed Church|

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