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Tompkins VIST Bank, Children’s Home launch motorcycle fundraiser

Tompkins VIST Bank |

Senator Schwank announces re-election bid

State Senator Judy Schwank announced on Feb. 2 that she will seek re-election to her second full term in the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing the Berks County-based 11th Senatorial District. ...

Office of Senator Judy Schwank |

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  • News

    First-of-its-kind renewable natural gas option launches locally

    On Jan. 26, The Energy Co-op announced the launch of a new Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) product, which provides consumers in Eastern Pennsylvania with a first-of-its-kind, renewable alternative to pipeline natural gas derived from fracking. The new RNG product relies on a patent-pending Renewable Natural Gas Credit (RNGC), which incentivizes landfill operators to distribute landfill gas to local businesses as a sustainable alternative to fracked natural gas. The Energy Co-op, the only local,...

    Devine Partners |

  • News

    Berks County Parks & Recreation new volunteer meeting set in March

    The Berks County Parks and Recreation Department will welcome new volunteers on Thursday, March 3 at 9 a.m. at the Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Bern Township, for the first in a series of informational training sessions. Snow date for the session is Thursday, March 10.

    County of Berks Parks & Recreation Department |

  • News

    Historical Society to present program on the Speaker’s House

    What is the Speaker’s House? Why is it being restored? How is it being restored? Why is this house important?

    The Historical Society of Montgomery County |

  • News

    CASA of Berks County announces upcoming info sessions

    Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and underrepresented children living in foster care? 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 of Berks County. A CASA is a trained community member, appointed by a judge, to represent the best interest of a child in court.

    CASA of Berks County |

  • News

    KU panel discussion to focus on police use of force

    The Kutztown University Criminal Justice Department will host a panel discussion “Police Use of Force: An American Crisis” on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The panel will consist of Mark Talbot, chief, Norristown Police Department; Dennis J. Skayhan, Berks County District Attorney’s Office; Ashley Heiberger, captain, Bethlehem Police Department; and John Dillon, chief, Kutztown University Public Safety and Police Services. The discussion will be...

    KU University Relations |

  • Entertainment

    KU Planetarium to host immersive theater show on black holes

    Kutztown University’s Planetarium will be hosting a presentation on black holes, the mysterious and powerful anomalies of our universe, on Wednesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, April 6. The show will begin at 7 p.m. both nights and will offer free admission.

    KU University Relations |

  • Entertainment

    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 tdietterick@21st-centurymedia.com |

  • Entertainment

    ‘Chocolate & Wine Lovers Weekend’ returns for Valentine’s Day

    Looking for a sweet escape with your Valentine? Jump in the car and enjoy a day trip of winter landscapes filled with tastes of nearly a dozen wine and chocolate-loving stops along the way. It is the annual “Chocolate & Wine Lovers Weekend” with the Berks County Wine trail, Saturday, Feb. 13th and Sunday, Feb. 14, 12 to 5 p.m. both days. Two days of creative pairings of locally produced wines, chocolates and chocolate confections... And nearly 20 combinations of pairings!...

    Berks County Wine Trail |

  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: Celebrating Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, is a day when people send expressions of affection through cards or gifts to loved ones. Although the custom of this day is to send love messages, the day originated in early Christianity.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History - Operation: Community Cleanup

    Being out and about in the community and frequenting local businesses almost on a daily basis, I have made some observations during the recent blizzard that many of the businesses I patronize, as well as other citizens of Kutztown, have taken a substantial business hit over the week or so span of storm and cleanup. The biggest issue is the lack of available parking and ease in which senior citizens can get to their destinations of choice safely to partake in gatherings or chores.

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

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