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Craig Thatcher Band to present free concert at Musikfest’s Main Stage |Jul 28, 2014

BETHLEHEM ­— Just when it seemed dark — as in the first dark night ever at Musikfest’s main stage — local blues icons The Craig Thatcher Band and Musikfest partner Coordinated Health have come together to shine the spotlight on the elements that make Musikfest one of the most unique music events in the nation.

Berks County goes green with first Berks Sustainability Festival July 19 |Jul 10, 2014

The host of the Reading Pretzel Festival is bringing the first ever sustainability festival to the residents of Berks County with water bottles, bikes, fresh farm food, drinks and local musical performances.

Elverson man pleads guilty to stealing from mother’s bank account |May 19, 2014

WEST CHESTER — An Elverson area businessman pleaded guilty Monday to stealing thousands of dollars from his aged mother’s bank account, and using her credit card to make more than $10,000 in personal purchases.

2 charged for numerous armed robberies in Berks, Chesco |May 9, 2014

Two Pennsylvania men have been indicted for half a dozen armed robberies including one in Kutztown, that were committed last July.

Honey Brook man faces charges in fatal crash |May 8, 2014

HONEY BROOK — A 51-year-old man is facing charges of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence in connection with Wednesday’s fatal crash on Route 322, according to state police.

Montco launches campaign to stop distracted driving |Feb 3, 2014

“Where r” — “This is the text that changed my life forever,” says a young man doing rehab, who appears to have suffered a brain injury. A group of girls sing “Happy Birthday” to a girl who died in a car crash who would have celebrated her 19th birthday.

Live from the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show |Jan 6, 2014

Follow along on our live coverage for the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The show runs Jan. 4 through Jan. 11.

Live from the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show |Jan 6, 2014

Follow along on our live coverage for the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The show runs Jan. 4 through Jan. 11.

Marcellus Legacy Fund provides more than $5.6 million for Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects |Nov 22, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved nearly $5.6 million in funding to support 32 watershed restoration and protection projects throughout Pennsylvania.

Families celebrate adoption finalizations |Nov 14, 2013

National Adoption Month is here to remind us that it only takes “a baby step” to start a family.

PennDOT Ready for Winter Travel, Motorists Urged to Prepare for Season |Nov 14, 2013

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today called on motorists to join the department in its efforts to keep roadways safe through the upcoming season.

Pennsylvania Students Encouraged to Enter Aviation Art Contest |Nov 14, 2013

Pennsylvania students are invited to depict aviation’s importance to public safety by participating in the annual 2014 Aviation Art Contest.

Pennsylvania Students Encouraged to Enter Aviation Art Contest; Top Entries to be entered in National Competition |Nov 11, 2013

Students living in the state of Pennsylvania are invited to depict aviation’simportanceto public safety by participating in the annual 2014 Aviation Art Contest.

Berks voters elect two new judges, retain another |Nov 6, 2013

A veteran Berks County prosecutor, appearing on both the Democratic and Republican ballots, and a second GOP candidate were the top vote-getters in Tuesday’s balloting for two county judicial posts, according to unofficial election returns.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Veterans Day Holiday: Driver Licensing, Motor Vehicle Services Available Online |Nov 6, 2013

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Nov. 9, through Monday, Nov.

St. Joseph’s names Chief Operating Officer |Nov 5, 2013

St. Joseph Regional Health Network has named Sean P. Reynolds of Lancaster the Chief Operating Officer of the St. Joseph Provider Hospital Organization (PHO). The PHO is the organizational foundation required for St.

Families celebrate adoption finalizations |Nov 3, 2013

National Adoption Month is here to remind us that it only takes “a baby step” to start a family.

Redner’s Family Expo tradition continues this weekend |Oct 31, 2013

READING — Thousands of visitors will descend on the Greater Reading Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday for the return of the Redner’s Family Expo.

Hollenbach Construction, Inc. Listed In Top 100 Private Companies In The Greater Lehigh Valley |Oct 30, 2013

Hollenbach Construction, Inc., has been included in the first Lehigh Valley Business Top 100 Private Companies list. The list was compiled by Lehigh Valley Business (LVB) and is comprised of companies that participated in the LVB surveys and from other LVB research.

Corbett announces Early Childhood Tuition Assistance Program |Oct 30, 2013

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today unveiled the Rising STARS Tuition Assistance Program that will make it possible for early learning educators to increase their education and thus improve the quality of early childhood programs.

Kraft recalls string cheese for possible spoilage |Oct 28, 2013

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration.

Kraft recalls string cheese for possible spoilage |Oct 28, 2013

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration.

Kraft recalls string cheese for possible spoilage |Oct 28, 2013

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration.

Kraft recalls string cheese for possible spoilage |Oct 28, 2013

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration.

Kraft recalls string cheese for possible spoilage |Oct 28, 2013

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration.

Kraft recalls string cheese for possible spoilage |Oct 28, 2013

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their “Best When Used By” code dates, leading to product discoloration.

Red Cross Offers Tips for a Safe, yet Spooky Halloween; Avoid injuries, costume mishaps, traffic accidents |Oct 28, 2013

With Halloween right around the corner, the American Red Cross would like everyone to stay safe when they wear their costumes and go out to Trick-or-Treat.

The Philadelphia Freedom Valley Ymca is breaking ground on the new 72,000 square foot Upper Perkiomen Valley YMCA |Oct 28, 2013

This new YMCA will provide programs and services that will offer moreopportunities for youth, adults and families in the local community.

PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER TAPS SOCIAL MEDIA TO LAUNCH “COMMUNITY INVESTMENT CHALLENGE” |Oct 22, 2013

Pennsylvania American Water announced today the launch of the “Community Investment Challenge,” a contest that will let voters on the company’s Facebook page determine grant awards to support environmental projects and community improvement programs.

Governor Corbett Proclaims Oct. 20-26 as Teen Driver Safety Week |Oct 21, 2013

As part of its celebration of Teen Driver Safety Week, PennDOTSecretary Barry Schoch announced on Friday, Oct. 18, that Governor Tom Corbett has

Oct. 20-26 proclaimed Teen Driver Safety Week |Oct 19, 2013

As part of its celebration of Teen Driver Safety Week, PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch announced today that Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed Oct. 20-26 as Teen Driver Safety Week in Pennsylvania to coincide with the national observance.

The Hillside School announces new Head Of School |Oct 18, 2013

Donna Henry M.Ed., of Northampton, Pa., was appointed Head of School at The Hillside School in Macungie, PA. Her responsibilities include the daily administration, operation, financial stability and educational integrity of the School.

Annual festival takes visitors on a culinary tour of Greece |Oct 17, 2013

Enjoy a visit to Greece without leaving Berks County when the 43rd annual Greek Food Bazaar returns Oct. 18-19-20 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Annual festival takes visitors on a culinary tour of Greece |Oct 16, 2013

Enjoy a visit to Greece without leaving Berks County when the 43rd annual Greek Food Bazaar returns Oct. 18-19-20 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Berks County Association for the Blind to Host Harvest Fest |Oct 14, 2013

The Berks County Association for the Blind will host its second annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. on the Association’s grounds at 2020 Hampden Boulevard in Reading.

Valley Preferred celebrates 20th Anniversary |Oct 14, 2013

Valley Preferred, a provider-owned, preferred provider organization aligned with Lehigh Valley Health Network, celebrates 20 years in October.

Two-year-old heart defect survivor to lead 2013 Berks County Heart & Stroke Walk |Oct 14, 2013

Collins Chrusch, 2-years-old of Reading, will represent all local heart disease and stroke survivors as the Child Chair for the 2013 Berks County Heart and Stroke Walk on Sunday, Oct. 20. The annual walk to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention and raise funds for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.

Customers Bank employees help raise funds to stop domestic violence |Oct 11, 2013

A team of concerned Customers Bank employees lent their enthusiasm and their feet to demonstrate support for a worthy cause as they helped the Women’s Center of Montgomery County raise more than $25,000 during the organization’s recent 5K Run/3K Walk event held at the Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Columbus Day Holiday |Oct 10, 2013

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announcedthatall driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center inHarrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Oct. 12, through Monday, Oct.

Boyertown’s Danielle Croner crowned Berks County Outstanding Young Woman |Oct 9, 2013

After nearly three hours of competition, eighteen women stood nervously on stage at the Kutztown High School auditorium last Saturday night, waiting to learn who would be crowned the Berks County Outstanding Young Woman of 2014.

Charges to be filed in fatal crash that killed Berks woman |Oct 4, 2013

The Berks County District Attorney’s Office is filing charges in a fatal October 2012 crash that claimed the life of a Richmond Township woman.

Sims, McCarter announce introduction of marriage equality bill |Oct 3, 2013

Against the backdrop of Love Park, state Reps. Brian Sims, D-Phila., and Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery/Phila., were joined by supporters in announcing the introduction of H.B. 1686, the Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Act.

Senate Passes Sweeping Update of Child Protection Laws |Oct 3, 2013

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the state Senate approved a series of bills to provide sweeping improvements to Pennsylvania’s child protection laws, including two bills sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24).

Albright College Faculty Helping Boost STEM-Related Instruction in PA Public Schools |Oct 2, 2013

Four Albright College faculty members are helping Pennsylvania elementary and high school teachers boost science and mathematics instruction in their classrooms.

State Parks and Forests Open During Federal Government Shutdown |Oct 2, 2013

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today reminded Pennsylvanians that state parks and forests are open for business as usual, although national parks are closed because of the federal government shutdown.

State Parks and Forests Open During Federal Government Shutdown |Oct 2, 2013

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today reminded Pennsylvanians that state parks and forests are open for business as usual, although national parks are closed because of the federal government shutdown.

State Parks and Forests Open During Federal Government Shutdown |Oct 2, 2013

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today reminded Pennsylvanians that state parks and forests are open for business as usual, although national parks are closed because of the federal government shutdown.

State Parks and Forests Open During Federal Government Shutdown |Oct 2, 2013

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today reminded Pennsylvanians that state parks and forests are open for business as usual, although national parks are closed because of the federal government shutdown.

State Parks and Forests Open During Federal Government Shutdown |Oct 2, 2013

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today reminded Pennsylvanians that state parks and forests are open for business as usual, although national parks are closed because of the federal government shutdown.

State Parks and Forests Open During Federal Government Shutdown |Oct 2, 2013

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today reminded Pennsylvanians that state parks and forests are open for business as usual, although national parks are closed because of the federal government shutdown.