In Other News

Reading Symphony presents an evening of all-Gershwin works


Genesius Kids present ‘The Music Man Kids’

Performing at Genesius Theatre, 153 N. 10th St., Reading, the Genesius production of “The Music Man Kids” is part of a series offered by Music Theatre International to take their big shows and tailor them down for children to perform.

From Genesius Theatre|


  • Entertainment

    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|

  • Entertainment

    ‘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|

  • News

    Organizing your business, co-working are topics at Chamber meetings

    Organizing your business and co-working are topics for the next breakfast meetings hosted by Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce.

    From Northeast Berks Chamber|

  • News

    Kutztown University awarded It’s On Us PA grant to prevent and respond to sexual assaults

    Kutztown University has been awarded a $20,672 It’s On Us PA grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to prevent and respond to sexual assaults.

    From Kutztown University|

  • News

    Team effort saves Bernville man after sudden cardiac arrest at game

    Community members assisted Shawn White of Bernville after he suffered sudden cardiac arrest at his daughter’s basketball game on Feb. 10 in Topton.

    From Lehigh Valley Health Network|

  • School Closings: Philadelphia suburbs begin to announce delays, closings for Thursday

    School closings for Thursday, March 22. Schools are listed by county.


  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: Surviving Frontier Log Homes in Kutztown

    The many salmon brick Victorian homes in the villages around Maxatawny Township give one the impression that our township is a later, pre-Civil War settlement, but lurking around each corner, one may still find log houses or log cabins that have survived from early American times. Traveling down West Main Street in Kutztown from the University, the smartly restored log house of Devin Siegel, a former assistant high school wrestling coach, is a key structural clue that lying beneath modern...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist|

  • News

    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|

  • News

    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 |

  • News

    Hamburg Art of the Brew features Yuengling’s Golden Pilsner, introduces Hamburg’s own 1787 Brewing Company

    The phenomenon of craft beer has taken the adult beverage industry by storm. In many ways more like an art form than mere food science, the craft beer movement has showered consumers with a diverse menu of beers appealing to all tastes and preferences. From ales to stouts to lagers and beyond, the inspiration behind each offering, as well as the artwork on the label, are often as unusual and colorful as the brews themselves.

    From OTF|

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