Exeter graduate seeks Travel Writing inspiration in South Africa |Aug 24, 2018

Kaitlynn Yeager, of Birdsboro, was one of 16 students from Susquehanna University who recently studied in South Africa as part of the university’s Global Opportunities (GO) program.

Local physician, CRNP join Senior LIFE Reading Medical Team in Exeter Township |Aug 24, 2018

Emily Williams, D.O., and Deborah Kehinde, CRNP, have joined the medical staff at Senior LIFE Reading, located off Shelbourne Road in Exeter Township.

Catch The Spirit Festival to be held Sept. 9 in Birdsboro |Aug 24, 2018

Shelbourne Road bridge opens in Exeter Township |Aug 24, 2018

The opening of two bridges under reconstruction over the summer should ease traffic congestion in the township.

2018 Kutztown Fair Results |Aug 24, 2018

The competition was fierce and the award winners can proudly display their Blue Ribbons and Rosettes from this year’s Kutztown Fair. There are over 1,000 various competitions and categories for judging and a complete list of the best of the best, the blue ribbon winners includes the following:

Times & SBN Community Calendar Aug. 30 |Aug 24, 2018

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Jacob Karnchanaphati 5K raises funds for scholarships |Aug 24, 2018

The JK5K is held in memory of Jacob Karnchanaphati, who passed away in the summer of 2015. He had just finished 6th grade at New Hanover Elementary, and was looking forward to trying out for the junior high soccer team.

St. Joseph Medical Center receives grant to upgrade catheterization labs |Aug 24, 2018

Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center will use a $1 million dollar grant to create hybrid catheterization labs on its Bern Township campus. The technology of the hybrid catheterization labs will allow St.

Humane Pennsylvania’s premier family and pet-friendly event Sept. 15 |Aug 24, 2018

We are excited to announce Humane Pennsylvania’s 41st Annual Performance Toyota Walk for the Animals & Walktoberfest will be held at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, PA on Saturday, September 15.

Berks County Intermediate Unit recognizes 2018 Outstanding Community Partner |Aug 24, 2018

The Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) Board of Directors recognized John R. Morahan as the 2018 recipient of the BCIU Outstanding Community Partner Award at their August 16, 2018 Board meeting at the BCIU Main Office.

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Guernsey Wins Supreme at 2018 Chester County 4-H Dairy Round-Up |Aug 23, 2018

Kolby Stoltzfus of East Earl won Supreme Champion at the Chester Co. 4-H Dairy Round-Up, August 10, 2018, with his Winter Yearling Warwick Manor LSStar-ET.

Robeson Lutheran church recognized for public welcoming statement |Aug 23, 2018

Robeson Evangelical Lutheran Church has been recognized by Reconciling Works (formerly Lutherans Concerned/North America) as the most recent Reconciling in Christ congregation in the greater Reading, Pennsylvania area.

Shoey Boy Scouts host 20th anniversary Car Show |Aug 23, 2018

After utilizing their rain date for the first time in recent history, Shoemakersville Boy Scout Troop #163 sponsored their 20th Annual Car Show at Perry Township Recreation Area on Aug. 19.

Shriners honors Tilden retiree for $100K donation to help sick children |Aug 23, 2018

Gary LaFaver of Tilden Township has been recognized by Shriners Hospitals for Children for donating $100,000 and his entire estate worth $200,000 to Dream Makers Legacy Society of Shriners Hospitals to help sick children.

Kutztown University responds to concerns regarding Lytle Hall, Old Main |Aug 23, 2018

Editor’s Note: In a national story published in the Chronicle of Education,, Kutztown University faculty raised concerns regarding the conditions of some of KU’s buildings on campus.

Salvation Army assists those affected by flooding in Hamburg |Aug 23, 2018

Salvation Army Hamburg distributed supplies, food, water and clothing to those in Hamburg affected by the recent flooding during a free event held at First Reformed Church, Hamburg, on Aug. 20.

KU Foundation breaks ground on 100-room Hampton Inn |Aug 23, 2018

Two investment subsidiaries of Kutztown University Foundation, Ursus Aureus and Gold Bear Ventures, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a 100-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Kutztown on Aug. 21.

Wet, Wild & Wooly fun at Kutztown Fair |Aug 22, 2018

Wild & Wooly was the theme for the 2018 Kutztown Fair, but the fair committee should have also added wet.

Pennsylvania opens public inquiry hotline for flooding victims |Aug 19, 2018

Harrisburg >> Gov. Tom Wolf said a public inquiry hotline is now available to residents who need assistance cleaning up after devastating flooding in central and eastern Pennsylvania, including Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties.

Brandywine Community Library exhibit features two Berks photographers |Aug 18, 2018

Brandywine Community Library hosts a reception for a Photography Exhibit featuring Brian Stunkard and DJ Siravo on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the library, 60 Tower Drive, Topton. Their photographs will be on exhibit at the library from Aug.

Reading Public Museum revives dinosaurs with new exhibit |Aug 17, 2018

The Reading Public Museum is rounding out the year with an exciting array of exhibits that take visitors to the past with an interactive dinosaur exhibit, a look at political campaign posters of the past, and a journey across the Atlantic exploring French and American impressionist paintings.

Kutztown University, Symbiosis College in India sign articulation agreement |Aug 17, 2018

Administrators from Kutztown University and Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce in Pune, India, signed an articulation agreement to facilitate the transfer of Symbiosis students into KU’s College of Business and KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

ZooAmerica wows Bethel-Tulpe library patrons with live animals visit |Aug 17, 2018

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park of Hershey visited the Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library on Aug. 14 to showcase some of its animal friends.

Advanced Auto Parts Warehouse workers petition to unionize in Berks |Aug 17, 2018

On Aug. 10, workers at an Advanced Auto Parts warehouse in Berks County took the first steps towards organizing with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Mid-Atlantic by filing a petition for an election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Hamburg cleans up after flooding, residents seek assistance |Aug 16, 2018

Hamburg Borough declared a State of Emergency due to flooding on Aug. 13.

Boyertown Jr. Woman’s Club donates $9,100 to benefit community |Aug 16, 2018

Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club (BJWC) recently announced that it is making $9,100 in community contributions to benefit residents in the area. BJWC is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational women’s volunteer service organizations.

Exeter Library reaches out to pen pals in Exeter, England |Aug 16, 2018

Letter-writing enthusiasts gathered at the Exeter Community Library on Aug. 13 to listen to librarian and children’s book author JJ Landis speak in a program entitled The Lost Art of Letter Writing.

Birdsboro Woman’s Club to host Annual Car Show Sept. 23 |Aug 16, 2018

The Woman’s Club of Birdsboro will host its Annual Car Show, rain or shine, on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Daniel Boone High School, 501 Chestnut St. (Route 345). Jack and Son’s Auto Body is the Premier Sponsor.

Walk for Literacy at Reading Country Club Aug. 25 |Aug 16, 2018

Berks Hometown Heroes presents the 2nd annual Exeter Walk for Literacy hosted by Reading Area Community College. This event will take place on Saturday, August 25, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the historic Reading Country Club.

Fleetwood Police Chief provides more details on 1923 Ford car, Harley motorcycle collision |Aug 14, 2018

Police provided more details regarding a July 29 collision between a 1923 Ford convertible car a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Flooding in Kutztown area |Aug 14, 2018

Heavy rain brought more flooding to the Kutztown area on Aug. 13.

Fast water flows at Wall Street bridge site, Leesport |Aug 14, 2018

Virginville Farm Fest demonstrates historic PA German life on the farm |Aug 14, 2018

On Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host its annual Farm Festival at the Historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville.

Update: More details revealed in 1923 Ford and Harley collision |Aug 10, 2018

Police provided more details regarding a July 29 collision between a 1923 Ford convertible car a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

1,200 attend Northern Berks Regional Police National Night Out |Aug 9, 2018

Northern Berks Regional Police Department hosted its inaugural National Night Out with about 1,200 community members in attendance on Aug. 7.

Community dines together at Kutztown Dinner on Main |Aug 9, 2018

Hundreds gathered in the 200 block of West Main Street, Kutztown, for the 4th Annual Dinner on Main on Aug. 4.

Kutztown Day celebrates community camaraderie |Aug 8, 2018

The 2018 Kutztown Day celebrated the community of Kutztown with food, sweets, music, activities, contests, Mini Golf, Bingo and more, all held at Kutztown Park on Aug. 5.

Rodeo’s Drive-Thru Hollywood News: Kid Reviewer says Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper nail spectacular performances |Aug 8, 2018

Rod Stewart and his special guest Cyndi Lauper both nailed spectacular performances at their concert event on Aug. 3, and made fans at the PPL Center in Allentown go crazy!

Maloney slams Wolf Administration’s spotted lanternfly efforts |Aug 8, 2018

Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) has concluded that Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration are not serious about containing and eradicating the spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania after he viewed the administration’s hastily-arranged press conference at 9:30 a.

Walkers wanted for Berks County Heart Walk, new 5K race |Aug 8, 2018

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, invites workplaces, friends and families from across Berks County to join the 2018 Berks County Heart Walk and 5K.

Elvis impersonator Jeff Krick hosted by The Center at Spring Street |Aug 8, 2018

Jeff Krick and The Essential Elvis Tribute Band rocked the auditorium of Morning Star Fellowship, Bechtelsville, on Aug. 3 to the delight of nearly 250 fans! Jeff delivered a knock-out Elvis Tribute performance singing and swiveling to all of Elvis’ hits.

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Building a Better Boyertown presents Dog Days of August |Aug 8, 2018

Building A Better Boyertown is pleased to announce the annual Dog Days of August event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. The pet focused event is held just off East Philadelphia Avenue on North Chestnut Street in downtown Boyertown, between Robin Zimmer’s Pets, and Tompkins VIST bank.

Topton girl, 13, crowned Teen Miss PA |Aug 8, 2018

Britney Jeschonek, 13, a resident of Topton in Berks County, has become state royalty with PageantDoor as the 2018-19 Teen Miss Pennsylvania. She will be representing the state of Pennsylvania at nationals in March 2019 in Orlando, Fla.

State Police investigate Maxatawny house fire as possible arson |Aug 7, 2018

State Police are investigating a Maxatawny Township residential fire as possible arson.

Kutztown Borough applies for grant to study housing, commerce |Aug 6, 2018

Kutztown Borough is applying for a grant to study housing and commerce in downtown Kutztown.

Kutztown declares disaster Saturday when Saucony Creek crests banks |Aug 6, 2018

Heavy rainfall on Friday, Aug. 3 lead to early morning flooding on Saturday, Aug. 4. Saucony Creek crested its banks and flooded nearby roadways, school property, and the pool. Kutztown Borough declared a disaster due to flooding.

A look behind the scenes of prepping for the Kutztown Fair |Aug 4, 2018

Lolly Lesher of the Kutztown Fair Board said the faces of the fair board volunteers are changing and there are many cool and fun things the many volunteers are doing to make the fair educational, fun and a real showcase.

Kutztown Fair offers Wile & Wooly family fun Aug. 13 to 18 |Aug 4, 2018

The 2018 Kutztown Fair will be a wild and wooly time at the Kutztown Fairgrounds Aug. 13 to 18.