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Patriotic Hamburg legion roof depicts American flag

By Lisa Mitchell|

Check out Internet hotspot device from Bernville Library

Berks County library patrons can now check out an Internet hotspot device for a monthly charge from the Bernville Area Community Library, which is the only library in Berks County to offer this service. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


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    Spring 2016 student recognitions

    Spring 2016 Graduates Loyola University Maryland


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    First school district in PA pilots free summer meals

    For the hundreds of thousands of children in America who rely on free school meals throughout the school year, the FREE summer meals program provides much needed support. American Dairy Association North East, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Reading School District, ReDesign Reading Community Development Corporation, Reading Housing Authority, Berks Community Health Center, Penn State Extension, Reading Health System, Reading Mayor Wally...

    American Dairy Association North East |

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    Lift up a child’s voice, become a CASA volunteer

    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Berks County invites you to attend their upcoming informational sessions to learn how CASA makes a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. Court appointed special advocates are volunteers empowered by the courts to advocate for children in foster care, to help protect their rights and safety and to guide them through the child welfare system.

    CASA of Berks County |

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    ReadingFilm and GRACT seek program manager

    The ReadingFilm office and the Greater Reading Alliance of Community Theatres are excited to announce a partnership that will create a temporary part time staff position to provide administrative support to the ReadingFilm Office, ReadingFilmFEST and Greater Reading Alliance of Community Theatres.

    ReadingFilm |

  • Entertainment

    Movie Review: ‘Warcraft’

    Regardless of how good the video games are, almost always, the movie adaptations tend not to work out so well. However, “Warcraft” does everything that fans of the game have come to love and expect; there’s action, magic, Orcs and all sorts of other fantasy that made the game such a draw in the first place.

    By Dan O’Neill Columnist |

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    WTIM: Music Around Town

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

    By Tim Dietterick |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: To the port of Philadelphia by way of six-horse Conestoga wagon teams

    Historians record that there were literally a thousand Conestoga wagons from upstate Pennsylvania on their way to sell their valuable harvest to ship captains for hard cash. On almost any road leading to Philadelphia were these Red, White and Blue Conestoga wagons with beautiful homespun white covers protecting their yearly harvest and pulled by six-horse teams of Conestoga horses embellished with Conestoga bells that announced their presence on the highway. But, as teamsters returned home...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

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    Boyertown church garden promotes community effort

    A community garden launched back in 2014 continues to thrive, with plans to donate a majority of food to local food banks.

    Rebecca Blanchard

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    Berks Encore’s Annual Summer Picnic set for July 28

    Berks Encore’s Annual Summer Picnic will take place on Thursday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Highlands at Wyomissing, 2000 Cambridge Avenue, Wyomissing. This picnic is open to anyone over the age of 50; tickets can be purchased at any Berks Encore location.

    Berks Encore |

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    The Heritage of Green Hills displays resident artwork

    The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community in Shillington, recently exhibited paintings and photos of resident Paul Laincz. The exhibition included more than 50 of Laincz’s works.

    The Heritage of Green Hills |

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