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Posts published in “Day: July 6, 2018”

Rockin' Reptiles show visits Berks libraries this summer

Jesse Rothacker and his reptile friends from Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary in Lancaster County are entertaining young audiences around Berks County this summer with their Rockin’ Reptiles show, visiting Berks County libraries for the Summer Reading Program.

“We want to help people give reptiles a chance, to share a passion for all of the animals on the Earth, especially cold blooded animals.


Source: Berkscounty

Food trucks return to Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

BOYERTOWN >> The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles recently hosted its fourth annual Food Truck Fair in the museum’s parking lot.

The Truck Stops Here was an exciting and unique event in Boyertown, attracting many visitors. Among the food trucks in attendance were: Captain Chucky’s (The Pottstown Mercury Reader’s Choice Award for five years in a row), Gourmand, Mister Softee, Mom-Mom’s Kitchen & Polish Food Cart, OMG Smoothies, Phyllodelphia (Best Overall Food Truck Judges’ Choice, 2017 PA/NJ Border Brawl), Tre Locally Sourced, and Wow Wagon.


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Salem Belleman's of Mohrsville lends helping hand on mission trip to Maine

A group of 12 individuals from Salem Belleman’s Church in Mohrsville travelled to Orland, Maine from June 16-23 to serve through an organization called H.O.M.E. Inc. (Homeowners Organized for More Employment).

H.O.M.E was founded in 1970 and continues to be dedicated to keeping and enhancing the quality of life for low-income and homeless families.


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Crews respond to heavy equipment rollover in Richmond Township

Emergency responders were dispatched to a heavy equipment rollover accident at 1432 Saucony Road in Richmond Township at 3:55 p.m. on July 5.

Operator was transported to the hospital.

Those on scene were Virginville Fire Company, Kutztown Fire Company and Kutztown Ambulance.


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Winds blow Mary Poppins to Fleetwood July 19 to 21

Fleetwood Community Theatre is proud to announce the opening of “Mary Poppins” on July 19, 2018. The production will play at the Fleetwood High School Auditorium, 803 N. Richmond Street, Fleetwood, for four performances only, July 19, July 20 and July 21 at 7 p.m. and July 21 at 2 p.m.

“Bringing the magic and emotion of Mary Poppins to Fleetwood has been a dream come true,” says Tara Sands, FCT’s Artistic Director and Theatre Vice President, and Director of the this production.


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Fleetwood Band Together to Fight Breast Cancer features music, food, fun

The 7th annual Band Together to Fight Breast Cancer event was held in Fleetwood on June 23, from noon to 7 p.m.

Band Together to Fight Breast Cancer, a free event, included performances by bands, food, more than 25 vendors, activities for kids, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County; Band Together has raised more than $40,000 for BCSS.


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Firefly open forum discusses meaning of the Constitution

Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown hosted Andrew “Andy” Arnold’s presentation and open forum discussion on the Constitution on July 2.

Arnold, the Kutztown University History Department Chair, discussed the history of the Constitution, its context and the meaning behind it. The lecture was guided by the newly released 2nd edition of his book “A Pocket Guide to the U.


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Become a LEGO Master Builder at Kutztown Community Library

Everything is awesome; everything is cool when you’re building with a friend! The Kutztown Community Library invites children ages three and up to build and socialize with others at LEGO Crew.

The crew meets every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants let their imagination run wild to build anything from a castle to a space ship! What is a LEGO exactly? They are small brick-like building blocks made of plastic.


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We are crushing it! Let me tell you how…The formula is not difficult…

At a recent meeting discussing Reading revitalization efforts, several participants were lamenting the lack of Latino community  participation.  As I listened, I was slightly confused because just tha
Source: bctv

K9 funds award $32,000 in grants to law enforcement agencies in region

READING, PA – Two funds of Berks County Community Foundation that assist K9 law enforcement units recently awarded a total of $32,000 in grants.
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Heritage of Green Hills Reception for Exhibition of Art by Members of Berks Art Alliance

The Heritage of Green Hills will host a reception for the opening of an exhibition of artwork by ten members of the Berks Art Alliance (BAA). The reception will be held at the community on Friday, Jul
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