Read the original story here. When PTO leader Yvonne Stitzel looked at the construction site beside Perry Elementary School on Saturday, she didn’t just see a group of people putting together playground equipment. She saw years of organizing bingo games, raffles and bake sales finally coming to fruition. But she also saw the chance for […]Read More Perry Elementary School PTO works on playground for all
Read the original story here. Kay Haring, Kutztown native and sister of late artist Keith Haring, stopped by the Berks History Center on Thursday to read from her book, “Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing” to a group of about 20 people. The book tells the story of her brother’s life and how […]Read More Kay Haring talks about brother’s prolific art career
Read the original story here. Massive bubbles made summer pop into Berks when the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department held a summer solstice celebration Wednesday. The event at the Berks County Heritage Center featured music, crafts, hiking and more, but the star of the show was Grandpop Bubbles, a man with huge handmade bubble […]Read More Summer solstice bubbles with enthusiasm at Berks County Heritage Center
Read the original story here. A tennis instructor and five teenage boys wearing ankle monitors walk into the Reading Barber Institute. No, it’s not the setup for a bad joke. It’s three men’s effort to change the boys’ lives before they make a decision that could land them behind bars. The boys were brought to […]Read More Reading boys trade ankle monitors for a life with possibilities
Read the original story here. About 25 activists gathered on Sunday at a vigil held by Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness in protest of the Berks County Residential Center, which houses undocumented immigrant families, including children, seeking asylum in the United States. The vigil included readings from the Bible and the Quran in English and […]Read More Berks Residential Center vigil draws only one detainee
Read the original story here. It’s been 50 years since the Supreme Court ruled that interracial marriage was legal in Loving v. Virginia, and the number of interracial American couples is now higher than ever. Even since the beginning of the 21st century, racial intermarriage has become more widespread – not just in practice, but […]Read More Interracial marriage rates continue to rise in U.S.
Read the original story here. Dominic Langford’s favorite part of Father’s Day was getting to play with two guns. His dad, Drew, was completely fine with this, probably because the guns were Nerf. The Langfords joined 163 other fathers and children at Coventry Mall on Sunday for a foam dart battle. According to Nichole Bartholomew, […]Read More Firing foam darts with (or at) their dads