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FDA advisors OK marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

FDA advisors today voted unanimously to approve a marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures, moving a step closer to first legal marijuana-based medicine
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

2 men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks speak out

The two black men who were arrested at a Center City Philadelphia Starbucks last week and accused of trespassing say they were there for a business meeting that they hoped would change their lives.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Shoey Pool renovation on track for May opening

Construction equipment has been the norm at the Shoemakersville Swimming Pool, 1003 Main Street, for over six months. Pool Supervisor Amy Botwright said as of April 16 the $620,000 renovation project is on schedule and the Shoey pool will open on time for the summer season.

The footprint of the 250,000-gallon pool is the same, but the structure will have fresh concrete throughout, new coping stones along the edges and replaced sidewalks around the water.


Source: Berkscounty

Berks County Outdoor Sports Person of the Year awarded for clean up efforts at Kaercher Creek

Tilden Township resident Tim Mazaika hauled his mower to the banks of Kaercher Creek four years ago with a simple motive: clearing fishing spots at the popular location east of Hamburg.

For his continued work clearing banks and pathways, along with efforts to recruit volunteers to do the same, Mazaika was named the 2018 Berks County Outdoor Sports Person of the Year.


Source: Berkscounty

Library Peep Show showcases all things chicken at Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library

Are you a fan of chick lit? Was the chicken in Moana your favorite character? If Chicken Little saw our library, would he say ‘the sky is falling’? The Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library invites you to stop in between April 25 and May 25 to take a ‘peep’ at our expansion plans. And to celebrate Peep Show month, the library will be showcasing all things chicken!

Thanks to the generosity of Conrad Weiser Middle School, and the use of an incubator, we will be hatching over a dozen chicken eggs, starting the kick-off of our expansion plans.


Source: Berkscounty

Douglassville Bridge Log Jam Clearing; Trail closure, paddler warning and volunteer request

Contractors have begun removing a log jam from under the Douglassville bike/pedestrian Bridge along the Thun Section of the Schuylkill River Trail, just west of Morlatton Village.  The build up of log
Source: bctv

Civics for Grownups

Wilson Social Studies teacher and former Reading City Councilman Chris Daubert will present a 3-part “Civics for Grownups” series at the Wyomissing Public Library beginning Monday, April 23rdat 6 PM.
Source: bctv

Penn State Berks Sustainability Team expands composting efforts

While recycling has had a significant and positive effect on the environment, opportunities exist to do more. A good example is composting, which could recycle organics—food scraps, grass clippings, l
Source: bctv

Three directors re-elected to board of Berks County Community Foundation

READING, PA – P. Michael Ehlerman, Ramona D. Turpin and Alfred Weber have been re-elected to Berks County Community Foundation’s board of directors.
Source: bctv

RKL’s Gretchen Naso Named One of Lehigh Valley’s “Women of Influence”

WYOMISSING, PA –RKL LLP has announced that Gretchen G. Naso, CVA, MBA, has been named by Lehigh Valley Business as one of its 2018 “Women of Influence.” This annual award program celebrates 25 regiona
Source: bctv

Debris from Southwest plane recovered in Berks County

A piece of the blown engine that forced the emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines jet in Philadelphia was found about 70 miles west of the city.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA