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Philadelphia Eagles to visit White House on June 5 to celebrate Super Bowl win

The Philadelphia Eagles have been invited to visit the White House on June 5 to celebrate their Super Bowl LII win over the New England Patriots.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Police search for suspects in smash and grab burglary in Mantua Township

Police in Mantua Township are asking the public to help them identify three men who broke into Heritages Dairy Store in Sewell, New Jersey.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Hawaii volcano sends ash plume 30,000 feet into sky

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted anew before dawn Thursday, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Fulfilling a dog's bucket list: Rescue dog diagnosed with terminal cancer eats out at 1787 Brewing Co.

Steve MacBeth of 1787 Brewing Company served an unusual dinner guest during the pub’s Friends and Family Night on May 11.

Safyre, a rescue dog diagnosed with terminal cancer, was served a doggie plate of chicken. Eating out at a restaurant is part of her bucket list.

Foster Mom Carrie Castner, from Easton, of Outcast Rescue based in Lehigh Valley, explained that the 2-year-old mixed breed dog was rescued from an actively high-kill shelter in Philadelphia.

Source: Berkscounty

Teacher, student killed after school bus and truck collide in New Jersey

Two people were killed and 45 injured when a school bus carrying fifth graders on a field trip collided with a dump truck in New Jersey Thursday morning.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Fleetwood Junior Troop earns Business Owner Badge

Fleetwood Junior Troop 1956 visited Dianna, owner of Rita’s Blandon and Sinking Spring locations. The troop was working on earning their Business Owner badge. The Girl Scouts received a tour of the shop, learned how their ice is made and were given a nice cool treat while they talked business. Dianna explained to the girls that she had to have a business plan ready before she opened and that if they ever open their own business that they might need to obtain a loan from the bank.

Source: Berkscounty

Frystown Lions Club sponsors Spotted Lanternfly informational program

In a continuing effort to make a difference in the community the Frystown Lions Club recently sponsored an information night on the Spotted Lanternfly.

The Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library, under the supervision of Leigh Beamesderfer, hosted the event.

After Lions club president Dennis Zerbe welcomed those who came to hear about the Spotted Lanternfly, he introduced Master Gardener Karen George of Berks Cooperative Extension who presented the program.

Source: Berkscounty

Virtual reality brings learning to life for Schuylkill Valley students

A dinosaur jumped off the iPhone screen in 3-D, much to the amazement of dinosaur fan Logan Henne, a first grader at Schulykill Valley Elementary.

“The dinosaurs, they make it real,” said Henne. “Cool. Teeth, horns. Dinosaurs are very cool.”

Kindergarten to fourth grade students stood within the eye of a hurricane, swam with fish and witnessed a volcano erupt during a virtual reality lesson using iPhones during Google’s visit at Schuylkill Valley Elementary for their Google Expeditions Augmented Reality Pioneer Program on May 9.

Source: Berkscounty

Michael Sexton of Longswamp Troop 575 earns Eagle Scout rank

Brandywine Heights High School sophomore Michael R. Sexton, 15, of Longswamp Troop 575, recently received his Eagle Scout rank. For his Eagle Project, Sexton fundraised, organized, and constructed a GaGa Ball Pit for the Topton Borough Park Renovation Project.

Sexton earned 32 Merit Badges and held the positions within the troop: Troop Guide, Troop Instructor, Assistant Patrol Leaders, and Den Chief.

Source: Berkscounty

Hamburg Borough Police honor memory of police killed in line of duty 90 years ago

The Hamburg Police Department remembers and recognizes that 90 years ago, Chief Wilson Lewars and an assisting officer confronted armed individuals that were in the commission of a forcible felony.

Chief Lewars was shot in the chest, neck and head. He succumbed to his injuries later that day.

Source: Berkscounty

Rock painting at the library

The Brandywine Community Library held a rock painting party on their patio on May 12.

At least 25 people stopped in to paint some rocks joining in the rock craze in Berks County. Rocks are painted and then left out in the community to spread happiness, love and inspiration. Adults and children alike painted rocks, some to keep and some to share.

Source: Berkscounty

Hamburg School Board opposes proposed budget

It’s back to the drawing board for the Hamburg Area School District and its budget for the 2018-19 school year.

On May 14, school directors voted 6-3 in opposition of the 2018-19 proposed final budget.

The $42,513,016 proposed final budget reflects a $1.3 million shortfall and contains a .

Source: Berkscounty