In Other News

Berks Mustang Car Club’s Car Show raises $2,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

By Carl Hess For Digital First Media |

Bernville man arrested for allegedly shooting gun toward Hamburg residence, injuring woman inside

Hamburg Police arrested a Bernville man on June 11 on charges related to a May 26 shooting incident on 4th Street, Hamburg. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • News

    Soapbox Derby returns to Pottstown for 24th year

    POTTSTOWN >> And they’re off. Family and friends could be heard cheering racers on as the annual Soapbox Derby returned to Pottstown for its 24th year.

    By Marian Dennis @MarianDennis1 on Twitter|

  • Events

    Reading Orchestra to perform free July 4th concert at FirstEnergy Stadium

    The Reading Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Andrew Constantine celebrate the Fourth of July with a free Star-Spangled Spectacular concert of patriotic songs at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Reading Fightin Phils, followed by a fireworks display on Wednesday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) In the event of inclement weather, the concert and fireworks will be held on July 5.

    From Reading Symphony Orchestra|

  • Entertainment

    CONCERT BEST BETS: Harry Connick Jr. kicks off the concert week; Roger Daltrey, Street Dogs, among the week’s concerts

    Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each week we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

    By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media |

  • Governor Mifflin Annual Community Days July 2 to 7

    The Greater Governor Mifflin League (GGML) was founded in 1976 as non-profit organization devoted to giving back to the community. In every year since, the GGML has presented a unique community fair featuring food, games, rides, and some of the best regional entertainment, including a spectacular “One-of-a-Kind” Fireworks finale which will culminate this year on Saturday, July 8. Its main goal has been to return proceeds from the fair back into the community in the form of...

    From Erich Cawalla|

  • News

    Fleetwood Rotary Club’s Show of Wheels tops 300 entries for first time

    Thirteen proved to be a lucky number for the Fleetwood Rotary Club. After seemingly endless weekends of dismal weather, the sun was shining brightly for the 13th Annual Fleetwood Rotary Club’s Show of Wheels on June 9.

    By Carl Hess For Digital First Media|

  • Building a Better Boyertown wins 2 Townie awards

    Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) recently presented 12 awards during the organization’s annual statewide Townie Awards gala. Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) was presented with awards in two categories: Organizational Excellence, sub-category Organization Development, BBB — Vision and Action Plan; and Chairman’s Award For Youth Involvement, BBB – Town Vision Video.

    Submitted to Digital First Media |

  • Agriculture in the schools at Robeson elementary

    State Representative Mark M. Gillen’s “AG in the Schools” program was at Robeson Elementary School recently. Gillen stated, “Our Southern Berks County 4-H farm family heritage and my membership on the PA State House Agricultural Affairs Committee led me to realize how important it is to bring our Commonwealth’s #1 industry directly to area students.” The agricultural lessons included animal care and behavior, in addition to animal fiber and...

    From Mark Gillen|

  • News

    Healthier Living with Diabetes program hosted at The Lutheran Home

    Diakon Community Services is conducting a free “Healthier Living with Diabetes” program, a six-week workshop designed by Stanford University to help improve health for people ages 50 or older who have Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.


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    Greenwich Elementary students paint rocks to spread kindness in community

    More than 200 students at Greenwich Elementary School joined in the Berks County Rocks movement on June 8.

    From Greenwich Elementary|

  • News

    Ashley Furniture receives 2018 Albert Boscov Economic Development Award

    On Thursday, May 31, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. was awarded the 2018 Albert Boscov Economic Development Award on behalf of the Greater

    From Bailey Waldera|

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