The Colgate Graduating Class of 2019

The 198th Colgate commencement takes place alongside Taylor Lake Sunday, May 19, 2019. Mark DiOrio / Colgate University

Members of the Class of 2019 received their diplomas May 19 at Colgate University’s 198th Commencement. Colgate Alumnus Antonio Delgado, U.S. Representative for the 19th Congressional District of New York, delivered the keynote address.

Abigail Waxler of Reading, a graduate of Wyomissing Area High School, majored in computer science with a minor in applied mathematics.

Nicholas Dennis of Reading, a graduate of Wyomissing Area High School, majored in neuroscience with a minor in philosophy.

Rachel Keirstead of Blandon, a graduate of Fleetwood Area High School, majored in English and political science.

Now celebrating its 200th year, Colgate is a leading American university for students who want classes with rigor, faculty with passion, and confidence in knowing they will learn how to thrive in work and life. Colgate offers 56 majors and supports 25 Division I athletic teams on a campus of about 2,900 students in central New York. Learn more at colgate.edu.

BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

May 21, 2019

  • Police investigated the report of Theft after a bicycle was reported missing from a residence in the 200 block of Greenwich St.
  • Police are investigating the report of Burglary after money was reported following an incident that occurred at Spuds, LLC, 163 W Main St.
  • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Michael Akers, 27 of Roslyn, PA for Indecent Exposure, Open Lewdness and Operation Following Suspension of Registration following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of N Whiteoak St.

May 25, 2019

  • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Nabih Akary, 53 of Kutztown, PA for Indirect Criminal Contempt following an incident that occurred at Kutztown Borough Community Park, 440 E Main St.

May 26, 2019

  • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Vincent Soto, 27 of Brooklyn, NY for Disorderly Conduct following an incident that occurred at Shorty’s Bar, 272 W Main St.

May 28, 2019

  • Police investigated the report of Theft after drills and chargers were reported missing following an incident that occurred at Siegel, Inc., 140 N Constitution Blvd.

May 30, 2019

  • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Casey Adams, 18 of Kutztown, PA for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana and for Possession/Use of Drug Paraphernalia following an incident that occurred at Kutztown Borough Community North Park, 673 Krumsville Rd.

June 02, 2019

  • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Kellianne Culloty, 20 of Aston, PA for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, Failure to Drive on the Right Side of the Road and for Minor Prohibited from Operating a Vehicle with any Alcohol in System following an incident that occurred in the 400 block of W Main St.

June 03, 2019

  • Police arrested Marlo Adam, 84 of Kutztown, PA for Simple Assault and Harassment/Physical Contact following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 100 block of E Main St.

June 04, 2019

  • After completing their investigation, Police arrested a Juvenile, 17 of Kutztown, PA for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana and for Possession/Use of Drug Paraphernalia following an incident that occurred at Kutztown Borough Community North Park, 673 Krumsville Rd.

Moravian College announces dean’s honors list for spring 2019

Moravian College named 745 students to the dean’s honor list for the spring 2019 semester.

Local students include:

Allison Garman of Fleetwood

Raquel Lopez De Boer of Wyomissing

Michaela Ryan of Lenhartsville

Molly Talarico of Fleetwood

Morgan Wagner of Leesport

Hailee Yoder of Reading

Students who carry three or more course units during the fall or spring term and attain a GPA for the term of 3.50 or higher are placed on the dean’s honor list.

Reading Public Library to sponsor free SAT prep workshop

Reading Public Library will offer a free five-day Scholastic Aptitude Test prep course from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19. The workshop will be held at the Main Library Teen Loft, 100 S. 5th St.

Participants will receive training and advice including tips for success from Louis Blair. Mr. Blair has taught SAT preparation for 23 years. Upon completion, students will receive a free SAT College Board workbook.

Students entering 11th and 12th grades in the fall of 2019 are eligible. Registration is required and space is limited to the first 20 registrants. Call or e-mail the RPL Teen Loft, 610.655.6350 ext. 241 or rplya@reading.lib.pa.us

For more information, call 610.655.6350 ext. 241.

Lebanon Valley College Announces Campus and Departmental Awards

Academic award recipients included students from the Mathematical Sciences Department.

Lebanon Valley College presented more than 130 students with awards at the Spring Awards and Recognition Ceremony for academic achievement in the natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities during the annual Inquiry celebration. Students were also recognized with campus awards.

Local students include:

Mikaela Krall of West Lawn, a graduate of Wilson High School, is pursuing a bachelor of arts in music and English and won the following award(s): Reynaldo Rovers Memorial Award and Alumni Scholarship.

Krystal Nolte of Lenhartsville, a graduate of Kutztown Area High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science and bachelor of arts in music education and music and won the following award(s): Barbara Jean Kettering Award.

Savannah Toth of Douglassville, a graduate of Daniel Boone Jr-Sr High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in neuroscience and won the following award(s): Robert S. Davidon Award for Research in Psychology.

Carter Yenser of Bernville, a graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science and bachelor of arts in actuarial science and economics and won the following award(s): Achievement Award in Economics.

Academic award recipients included students from the History, Politics, and Global Studies Department.

Anna Faretty of Birdsboro Inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society for Physics at Kutztown University

Kutztown University inducted 12 students into the Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society for physics at its induction ceremony this spring, including Anna Faretty of Birdsboro, PA (19508).

Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics; to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels; to promote an attitude of service of its members towards their fellow students, colleagues, and the public; to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics. Sigma Pi Sigma’s mission is not completed in the induction ceremony with the recognition of academic accomplishment. In the four dimensions of Honor, Encouragement, Service, and Fellowship, the mission of Sigma Pi Sigma takes a longer view.

Lehigh University announces students who attained Dean’s List for Spring 2019

Students at Lehigh University attained dean’s list in spring 2019. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

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  • Jasmine Argueta of Reading
  • Amanda Boyer of Sinking Spring
  • Sydney Dougherty of Reading
  • Ariana Fantasia-Davis of Birdsboro
  • Eve Freed of Fleetwood
  • Phillip Hernandez of Reading
  • Rebecca Lentz of Sinking Spring
  • Tanairy Ortiz of Reading
  • Adriana Perez-Flores of Reading
  • Elise Thren of Douglassville

Bottle Baby Kitten Program

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The Bottle Baby Kitten Kit Program was developed to provide resources to care takers that are caring for orphaned kittens that are too young to be adopted. Young kittens that are separated from their mother sadly are unlikely to survive on their own without assistance. 

As part of Humane Pennsylvania’s Bottle Baby Kitten Kit Program, we offer care takers of unweaned kittens a helpful kitten kit. This kit comes complete with a booklet as a reference guide to the appropriate care of bottle baby kittens.

Learn more and pick up your free Bottle Baby Kitten Kit today.

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Studio B Fine Art Gallery, Boyertown Opens “FACES of Boyertown,” by Photographer Linda Bell and “Experiments, Wanderings and Inquiries: Works on Paper” by Art Critic Ron Schira

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA, is pleased to announce the opening of FACES of Boyertown on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during Berks-Mont Business Association’s annual Philadelphia Avenue Street Fair. The exhibitions run through August 23, 2019.

The main exhibit features photographic portraits taken by local fine art photographer Linda Bell of people who live, work, or visit the Boyertown community. Studio B Fine Art Gallery, Taylor Backes Glass Studio, the Museum of Historic Vehicles, and the Other Farm and Forge, and private residences have been locations for the photo shoots. 

“Including the people I know and love—and those whom I’ve not yet met—as the very contentof the exhibit embodies the spirit and mission of Studio B,” explained Jane Stahl, Director of Community Relations. “Since we opened in 2008, we’ve strived to be a space for art and artists and the ‘go to’ place for learning, fun, and friendship for the entire community.”

Bell will be taking photographs during the Philadelphia Avenue Street Fair at Rita’s Water Ice, corner of Franklin Street and E. Philadelphia Avenue from 11:00-2:00 p.m. 

In Studio B’s Grey Gallery is an exhibit by Ron Schira entitled “Experiments, Wanderings and Inquiries: Works on Paper.” Schira has served as the area’s leading art critic for the Reading Eagle for over 24 years. 

Schira’s body of work displays three decades of drawing, watercolor and mixed media pieces on paper. Many of the works have never been exhibited; and, seen like an artistic journal, they explore the artist’s thinking process and his interest in abstraction and spontaneity. Schira has exhibited in over 30 solo displays in Berks and Lehigh Counties since the mid-seventies and writes poetry and short stories on art and other cultural topics.

Schira explains, “Since I have found myself suddenly with more time on my hands, no longer writing for the paper, I decided to dig through my boxes and show a little history. Many of these are disconnected from my present process but all are me.”

Additional Gallery hours are Friday – Sunday, 11-3pm or by appointment.

Sponsors: Local businesses and individuals serve as sponsors for the 3-month exhibit. Realtors contributed toward the exhibit and include Ingrid Weil of Ironhorse Realty, Kim Welch and Mark Toepel of ReMax Achievers, Rich Zuber and Brian Gilbert of Richard A. Zuber Realty, and Kathy Kolarz and Greg Herb of Herb Real Estate.

A group of financial and insurance services businesses and individuals funded the exhibit’s second month including Barbara Akins, CPA; Reinhart and Company CPA’s; Jessica Burger of uFinancial Group; Frank Morgan of Morgan Financial; Rob Theisen of NY Life Insurance; Body Borneman Insurance; and Liz Peters of TriCounty Federal Credit Union.

The final month is supported by Twin Turrets Inn, the FCB (Family, Community Business) Network, McDonald’s in Gilbertsville, Everything Printing, several local attorneys, and anonymous donors.

“The sponsorship aspect of this exhibit is another inspiring part of this special exhibit,” Stahl continued. “With the help of Kim Welch, Debbie Bertolet, and Tessi Melchior—members of the FCB Network—the exhibit illustratesa positive example in our present-day climate: working together toward the greater good—building a better Boyertown.”   

“We all share in the goal of maintaining a strong community and know that a thriving arts and culture scene in a community contributes to the economic growth and stability of a community, attracts families to move into the area, take pride in home ownership, and participate in the community. 

“We have been grateful for the support our business community has provided throughout our history, and it is now most gratifying to have added members to our growing list of sponsors,” Stahl concluded.

Photographer Linda Bell: Linda Bell, Berks County resident, is a photographer and world traveler. During the winter months, she heads south with her husband Kit and dog Jezebell in their cozy camper van. Her passions include photography, gardening and raising peacocks. She is a strong supporter of the arts and music communities. 

For additional information, visit Studio B Gallery on Facebook, visit www.studiobbb.org and sign up to receive our monthly e-blasts. Further information about photographer Linda Bell and images of photographs for purchase can be found on her website: https://labellimages.zenfolio.com

Studio B: 

Studio B, located in the heart of historic Boyertown, is the home of the Arts and Activities Alliance, a committee of Building a Better Boyertown, a nonprofit Main Street program dedicated to revitalizing small towns. 

Studio B celebrates lifelong learning, creativity and personal involvement in the visual and communication arts and seeks to be a dynamic part of Boyertown community, a “go to” destination for learning, fun and friendship. The studio seeks to showcase the work of fine artists in themed exhibits—some juried, some open to all—and welcomes art in diverse media. In addition to art exhibits, workshops, and classes, Studio B also hosts activities and informal gatherings on assorted topics for small groups or meetings, gallery talks, and “Getting to Know You” opportunities.

Visitors are always welcome to view the changing exhibits; take lessons in the visual, literary, and communication arts offered by highly-trained local artists and teachers; and schedule small events or parties in its elegant facility. The studio proudly collaborates with the many unique businesses in the Boyertown community.

Over 650 students graduate from York College of Pennsylvania on May 18

More than 650 students graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on May 18.

Giulia Barnhart of Temple graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Radiography.

Christian Betancourt of Reading graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design.

Collin Deysher of Sinking Spring graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Brian Koonce of Leesport graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Operations Management.

Sarah Spitalnick of Wyomissing graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.