In Other News

Reading Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Valentine’s Pops’

Reading Symphony Orchestra |

NBCC hosts February networking programs

Members of the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce are invited to register for two events in February, including a Making Connections Lunch at The Pourhouse American Grille, Fleetwood, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and a monthly Breakfast Program on Friday, ...

Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce |


  • News

    St. Peter’s UCC installs new pastor

    Saint Peter’s UCC of Molltown, in Fleetwood, celebrated the Installation of their new pastor, Rev. Susan Ohl, on Sunday, Jan. 17. The service was officiated by Rev. Sara Hertzog, chair of the East Berks UCC Association Committee on Ministry, and Rev. Wanda D. Craner, Minister of Spiritual Nurture of the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference United Church of Christ.

    St. Peter’s UCC of Molltown |

  • News

    Berks Encore’s VITA Program now taking tax appointments

    Through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, Berks Encore volunteers are offering free income tax assistance until April 15. The services are provided at no charge for senior citizens and low to middle-income families (generally $54,000 and below) who cannot afford to hire an accountant. Appointments are available at the Fleetwood, Mifflin, Reading, Strausstown and Wernersville centers starting Feb. 1; Berks Encore is now scheduling appointments.

    Berks Encore |

  • News

    Senior LIFE Reading now open, offering new options for eligible seniors

    Senior LIFE Reading, part of a national program called LIFE - Living Independence for the Elderly in Pennsylvania, has opened and is offering complete medical care and supportive services for persons 55 years and older. The program is the first of its kind in Berks County and offers qualifying seniors healthcare, transportation and personal support services at no cost.

    GRIT Marketing Group |

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    Olivet secures major mentoring grant

    As part of a nationwide effort to promote the importance of positive adult mentors the Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County ( has been selected to receive a grant from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) totaling $31,800.

    Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County |

  • News

    SSM Group, Inc. announces management changes; Brian Kelly named President & CEO

    SSM Group, Inc., also known as Spotts, Stevens and McCoy, Inc., has recently announced a corporate management restructure. Brian R. Kelly has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm. Kelly, who formerly served as the company’s Executive Vice President with responsibility of running the firm’s operations, replaces J. Carlton Godlove, II, who has left the company to pursue other interests.

    SSM Group, Inc. |

  • News

    IRS Free File launched Jan. 15, offering more free federal and free state tax software options

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Free File Alliance announced on Jan. 15 the launch of Free File with many changes and updates for 2016, including more free state tax return options and easier Form W-2 imports.

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) |

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    UGI Gas Division requests gas services delivery rate increase

    UGI Utilities Gas Division filed a request with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) on Jan. 19 to increase its base rates for residential, commercial and industrial customers by $58.6 million annually. The base rate increase, UGI’s first request in 21 years, would fund ongoing system improvements and operations necessary to maintain safe and reliable natural gas service.

    UGI Utilities, Inc. Gas Division |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: Going to bed with Sister and Sergeant

    My wife and I were pleased that we put a small cat door in our wagon shed so stray cats could enter if there was a storm or blizzard. But, one female cat decided to live under my wife’s car in the parking lot, so last winter I grabbed this cat and put her in the 1804 Town Crier’s house, where my son’s house cat once lived, but passed away.

    By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

  • Columns

    Welcome to my World: Fear of...

    Fear of... You name it, I probably had every one of them already. I’ve overcome some fears and others I simply keep; they’re too hard to surmount. I decided to go back to my childhood and up to present day, to see if I could figure out where these fears came from.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • News

    A winter storm warning is in effect in Berks County

    A major winter storm will affect the Berks County area from Friday night into Sunday. A winter storm watch remains in effect from Friday evening through Sunday morning.

    For Digital First Media |

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