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Woman falls to her death at abandoned quarry

UNION TWP. >> A woman fell to her death from a cliff after plunging more than 300 feet into water at an abandoned quarry.

The accident happened late Saturday afternoon at the Dyers Quarry near Route 345.

State police from Reading were dispatched around 5:45 p.m. for an unresponsive female lying face down in the water.

Source: Berkscounty

Starbucks CEO issues apology after video of Phila. arrests goes viral

The CEO of Starbucks has issued an apology of his own for the incident that led to the arrest of two men at a Philadelphia location last week.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Woman falls more than 300 feet to death at Berks County quarry

State police say a woman who was reportedly dancing on a rock ledge at a Berks County quarry died after falling more than 300 feet from the cliff.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Protesters gather at Center City Starbucks to call for change following arrests

Demonstrators showed up around noon on Sunday, holding signs and shouting messages of anger outside the Starbucks at 18th and Spruce streets.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Barbara Bush 'a force for good,' Mattress Mack says

Barbara Bush has touched a lot of lives through her charitable works over the years and inspired others, including Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Outpouring of support for former First Lady Barbara Bush

Prayers and well wishes flood social media as the Bush family spokesperson announced the former first lady is suffering from failing health.
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Safe Berks 'The Pictures of my Voice' Exhibit celebrates survival, healing, courage and self-expression

Safe Berks recently celebrated the opening of “Los Retratos de mi Voz” (The Pictures of my Voice), a Photo Voice Project, at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, in the Main Lobby. This photo collection will be on display in the GoggleWorks through April 28. This exhibit is offered during April, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Source: Berkscounty

The Weather Yesterday

Wow, looks like spring is here but just as it came in, it left! They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, but honestly, after yesterday, here at Robesonia we’ve decided all bets are off for April and a spring time at this time.

Yesterday: 81
Today: 50

Booo Hisss. We want spring please.

Hamburg Salvation Army Family Store celebrates 1st Birthday Party with music and cake

The Hamburg Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center will celebrate its 1st Birthday Party at the store, located at 700 South 4th Street, Hamburg, on Saturday, April 21, between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Two years ago when we first envisioned opening the Store, we couldn’t have imaged all of the impact it has had on the community and people’s lives in just a year and a half,” said Becky Netznik, Service Extension Unit, Regional Manager.

Source: Berkscounty

Reading Symphony hosts inaugural celebratory event

The Reading Symphony Orchestra will host an inaugural celebratory event on Sunday, May 6, at 5:00 p.m. at the Neag Planetarium at the Reading Public Museum. Titled “Desserts – Harmony in Red” (after the famous Matisse painting), the event will honor Berks County philanthropists Sandy Solmon and Doug Messinger.

Source: Berkscounty

Killer of a musical comedy 'Heathers' opens at Genesius

Genesius Theatre presents “Heathers The Musical” which opens Friday, April 27, and runs through May 6 at Genesius Theatre, 153 N. 10th St., Reading. Book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe.

“Heathers” is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers.

Source: Berkscounty