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Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights

There's always something new and exciting at Berks' area colleges and universities, and those happenings don't always just benefit the students enrolled there. See how what's going on at Albright, Alvernia, RACC, Penn State Berks and Kutztown University might apply to you, too.

Giving to a Cause

Giving to a Cause

Can't decide on just one charity to donate to? Have no fear. A field of interest fund may be for you. Learn more about them here.

Taking Student Studies Outdoors

Taking Student Studies Outdoors

How a local teacher took learning and summer fun and put the two together for an awesome educational experience.

Summer Sipper

Summer Sipper

Fresh fruit. Refreshing cocktails. Summer heat and cool breezes. They all go together perfectly, right? Sangria is the quintessential warm weather sipper — so versatile! White wine or red, there’s a recipe for all tastes.

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Indoor-Outdoor Elegance at Emily’s

Indoor-Outdoor Elegance at Emily’s

Be it for a special occasion or a delicious meal outdoors, Emily's in Mohnton has you covered.

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Archive »The Look

Things to Know Before You Go

Things to Know Before You Go

Hiring a fantastic photographer is one thing, but you need to do your part in preparing if you want to score the perfect high school senior photo. Have no fear; we’ve got some tips that will help to make sure you’re covered — in appropriate attire, that is. Along the way, meet 4 Berks 2016-17 seniors who got it right!

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Archive »Living in Style

The Backyard Birds of Berks

The Backyard Birds of Berks

The warm weather of the summer months begs to be enjoyed in many ways by many walks of life – humans, dogs, birds, butterflies…you name it. If you enjoy watching birds and butterflies fluttering around your property, we have some tips for you. Bonus: we take a look back at a recent Habitat for Humanity of Berks County event that celebrated birds and building homes for those in need right here in our county.

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Archive »In the Limelight

In the Limelight with Ed Weaver

In the Limelight with Ed Weaver

It's prime picking time at Weaver's Orchard most months of the year. Meet Ed Weaver, president and general manager, here.

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Archive »Web Exclusives

Local Company Helps Gymnasts Shine in Rio

Local Company Helps Gymnasts Shine in Rio

Berks is playing a prominent role in the Rio Olympics as part of the gold medal-winning Women's Gymnastics team. Read on to find out how.

5 Ways to Save Without Missing Your Money

5 Ways to Save Without Missing Your Money

Saving money doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Turn to these tips to help keep your coins where you want them…in the bank! Read on for easy ways to save without making drastic lifestyle changes.

Local Athlete to Take On Olympics

Local Athlete to Take On Olympics

Conrad Weiser graduate Jacly Briggs will represent Berks County on the U.S. Women's Field Hockey team this month in the Summer Olympics in Rio. Find out how you can help cheer her on, by reading on here.

Fresh & Fabulous: A Berks County Guide to Pick-Your-Own Fruits and Veggies

Fresh & Fabulous: A Berks County Guide to Pick-Your-Own Fruits and Veggies

Love fresh fruits and veggies? Enjoy picking your own? We'll tell you where you can do it right here in Berks with this handy guide!

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That's Something

thoughts from our publisher
Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail

Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail

Or the Jelly Bean trail, in my case. That’s right, my favorite Easter tradition as a child was waking up to a jelly bean trail that started at the foot of my bed. It was a great way to start the day knowing that the Easter Bunny had come to our house! After I would go to bed, my mom...

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Oh, Really?

thoughts from our editor
Diving into Summer Camp

Diving into Summer Camp

Ever since my now 10-year-old, soon to be fifth grader Riley could toddle around our home, I remember he developed a strong interest in two things that have not waned in their strength to this day: airplanes and sharks. The shark thing is ironic, being that Great White sharks are my number one...

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Phoebe Savors Berks, BCL Style

thoughts from our local foodie
Perfect, Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Perfect, Easy Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Here’s the perfect thing to do with all those homegrown peppers you’ve picked or purchased…

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Here's What's Happening!

This weekend, that is!
Mark Your Calendar – Weekend of 8/29 – 8/31

Mark Your Calendar – Weekend of 8/29 – 8/31

Want to know what’s happening each weekend in Berks? Well, we’ve got your answer! Check out this weekly podcast and learn about lots of events going on in our great community. Each week, our very own Publisher, Robyn Jones, along with Toni Reece and Brad Weisman talk about...