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St. Patty’s Day Marsh Madness! 200 jump into Blue Marsh to raise funds for Berks YMCA


Update: East Penn disputes Dept. of Labor overtime lawsuit

The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against East Penn Manufacturing in Lyon Station for alleged overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


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    State police fire marshal investigating fatal house fire in Hamburg

    A State Police fire marshal was on scene with Hamburg Police investigating the source and origin of a fatal fire in Hamburg on March 23.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Good Shepherd opening rehab facility at Penn State Health St. Joseph

    Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is planning to open a 14-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Bern Township, pending approval from the Department of Health. The inpatient rehabilitation facility is expected to open in early Fall 2018.

    From Good Shepherd|

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    Boyertown Wellness Fair attracts all ages

    The Wellness Council of Boyertown’s 13th Annual Wellness Fair provided a morning of healthy fun, entertainment and education for more than 600 community members of all ages, from toddlers to seniors.

    Submitted by Diane Van Dyke|

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    ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ presented at Steel River Playhouse

    Steel River Playhouse is working in collaboration with The Company Theatre to bring theatergoers “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” a fanciful musical perfect for the whole family April 7-15 at 2 pm. This all-adult cast bring to life the musical works of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the incomparably imaginative creators of Seussical, Ragtime, Once on This Island, Anastasia, and more!

    From Steel River Playhouse|

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    Reading Choral Society presents jazz concert on April 8

    Under the direction of RCS Music Director, Dr. Graham Bier, Reading Choral Society will be singing Bob Chilcott’s “A Lille Jazz Mass” at the Abe Lincoln Ballroom, 100 N. Fifth St., Reading on April 8 at 4 p.m. Carla Cook, a jazz singer from New York City, will be the featured soloist. A Jazz Trio, consisting of Mary Bishop on Keyboard, Larry Marshall on Drum and Rob Swanson on Bass, will be accompanying Carla and the Reading Choral Society. Carla will also be singing...

    From the Reading Choral Society|

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    ‘Auction Action’ on BCTV airs next on March 29

    Berks Community Television has announced the next airing of its hit program “Auction Action” on BCTV, a unique show that brings live auctions right into the living rooms of viewers, on Thursday, March 29, at 6 p.m. Eastern time, until 10 p.m. As before, the show will be hosted by Bill Howze, owner of The Renaissance Auction Group and host of BCTV’s “All That Stuff” show.

    From Ken Hall|

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    Bill addresses opioid epidemic, aims to reduce addiction risks

    Patients who require opioid prescriptions would have less risk of addiction under legislation introduced by Senator Ryan P. Aument (R-36th Dist.) on March 19.

    From Senate|

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    Miller-Keystone Blood Center honors blood drive sponsors

    Miller-Keystone Blood Center has recognized 24 area organizations for their commitment to the health and welfare of our community through blood drive sponsorship.

    From Miller-Keystone Blood Center|

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    Father, son give presentation on trip to Hurricane Irma recovering Key West

    St. Luke Lutheran Church, Gilbertsville, was pleased to present member Bob Ballantyne, retired Boyertown Sr. High Teacher, and his son, Dr. Scott Ballantyne in their program entitled, “Conch-ering Irma” on March 17.

    By Kathy Billger St. Luke Lutheran Church |

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    Eighty-one students inducted into Honor Society at MCCC

    Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) recently celebrated the induction of 81 students into the Alpha Kappa Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for two-year colleges during a special ceremony held at its Central Campus in Blue Bell.

    From Diane Van Dyke|

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