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Art, performers and families fill Hamburg streets for Arts and Craft Fest

By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media |

Vandals strike Kernsville Dam once again

Vandals struck the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area in Tilden Township once again. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|


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    2 men checking for gas leak stole jewelry, money from elderly couple

    While two men claimed to be checking for a gas leak, jewelry and money were stolen from a Fleetwood elderly couple on Saturday.

    Lisa Mitchell

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    Hamburg Library hosts annual Used Book Sale May 21

    Readers, rejoice! The used book sale, held annually by the Hamburg Public Library, will be on Saturday, May 21 at the Hamburg Middle School, which is located just behind the High School on Windsor Street in Hamburg. Doors open at 8 a.m. The sale features tens of thousands of books, all organized by category, to save shoppers time. The prices have not gone up, still one of the biggest bargains out there, most likely allowing readers to stock up for an entire year for less than they would...

    Hamburg Public Library |

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    Tompkins VIST Bank raises more than $14,000 for MDA at ‘Cow Pie Bingo’

    Tompkins VIST Bank raised $14,000 at its third annual MDA fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, bringing the total raised over the last three years to $35,000. The funds will be used to send children with neuromuscular disease to a summer camp in June.

    Tompkins VIST Bank |

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    Fitch upgrades Thrivent Financial to AA+ (Very Strong) rating with stable outlook

    Fitch Ratings has upgraded Thrivent Financial’s Insurer Financial Strength rating to AA+ (Very Strong), the second-highest of Fitch’s 19 categories, and given the organization a stable outlook.

    Thrivent Financial |

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    Item Community Calendar May 18

    Submit to Calendar: E-mail event listings to Note Item Calendar in e-mail subject.


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    STARTALK 2016 to teach students Mandarin language and Chinese culture

    For 12 days in June, middle and high school students will attend an intensive non-residential program to learn the Mandarin language and Chinese culture.

    Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) |

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    Brand new 2016 Kids Summer Series announced

    Sundays in the park this summer feature music or theatrical performances for all ages in Berks County Parks. The Kids Series at 4 p.m. brings in entertainers just right for kids and their families to enjoy, before an evening concert. The Kids Series opens Sunday, June 12 with a fun play “Beware the Jabberwock” from the classic “Alice in Wonderland,” performed by young actors of Yocum Institute for Arts Education’s Junior Theatre Ensemble at 4 p.m. by the...

    County of Berks Parks & Recreation Department |

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    Klein Transportation to participate in 42nd Annual Berks County School Bus Driver Safety Competition

    Klein Transportation is one of the few bus companies in the region that has been family owned and operated for nearly 60 years. Klein Transportation operates a fleet of late model MCI deluxe motorcoaches, and school buses. The fleet is available for scheduled tours and individual charter.

    Klein Transportation |

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    Senate approves Schwank bill to keep parents out of jail for delinquent truancy fines

    Sparked by the tragic death of a Berks County mom who died after being imprisoned for her child’s delinquent truancy fines, Senator Judy Schwank has won the Pennsylvania Senate’s approval of a bipartisan bill to keep parents from this kind of punishment.

    Office of Senator Judy Schwank |

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    Co-County Wellness Services launches Berks Teens Matter (BTM)

    In a press conference at the Santander Arena on national Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day, Co-County Wellness Services announced the launch of Berks Teens Matter (BTM), an initiative to reduce teen pregnancy in Berks County by 40 percent by 2022.

    Co-County Wellness Services |

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