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    State police fire marshal investigating fatal house fire in Hamburg

    A State Police fire marshal was on scene with Hamburg Police investigating the source and origin of a fatal fire in Hamburg on March 23.

  • Entertainment

    Coming to Steel River Playhouse: ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ a treat for area kids, families

    Over a thousand students in Pottstown and the surrounding area will have an opportunity to view a colorful and fun-filled musical production being performed this Spring at the Steel River Playhouse in Pottstown.

  • Sports

    Twin Valley continues ascent, revels in program’s first state playoff win

    Over the past three years, about the only thing that has been trending higher than the Twin Valley girls basketball team is the Dow.

  • News

    Good Shepherd opening rehab facility at Penn State Health St. Joseph

    Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is planning to open a 14-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Bern Township, pending approval from the Department of Health. The inpatient rehabilitation facility is expected to open in early Fall 2018.

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    St. Patty’s Day Marsh Madness! 200 jump into Blue Marsh to raise funds for Berks YMCA

    Digital First MediaMore than 200 plungers and 500 spectators gathered at Blue Marsh Lake in Bern Township for St. Patty’s Day Marsh Madness. The YMCA of Reading and Berks County hosted its 12th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on March 17 to raise funds for the community to participate in programs.

  • News

    Boyertown Wellness Fair attracts all ages

    The Wellness Council of Boyertown’s 13th Annual Wellness Fair provided a morning of healthy fun, entertainment and education for more than 600 community members of all ages, from toddlers to seniors.

  • Entertainment

    ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ presented at Steel River Playhouse

    Steel River Playhouse is working in collaboration with The Company Theatre to bring theatergoers “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” a fanciful musical perfect for the whole family April 7-15 at 2 pm. This all-adult cast bring to life the musical works of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the incomparably imaginative creators of Seussical, Ragtime, Once on This Island, Anastasia, and more!

  • 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...

  • 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.

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    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.