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    TONIGHT: Bonefish Benefit for Humane Association

    Show Your Support
    Bonefish Benefit
    BONEFISH GRILL, LANCASTER, PA
    Join us from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM at Bonefish Grill for a fundraiser you can really
    sink your teeth in to.
    Don’t forget, you’ll need to present this flyer during our benefit event to participate.
    20% of your total check
    will go to the animals we serve
    You can print the flyer or show it on your mobile. Thank you in advance for your support!

     

    SPOOKTACULAR SPECIAL: FEE FREE ADOPTION WEEKEND
    We are thrilled to announce that in support of our mission to empower people in our communities to increase their capacity to care for animals so that all animals are healthy, safe, and treated humanely – we will be offering Spooktacular Special – Fee Free Adoption Weekend at The Humane Society of Berks County, Friday October 26 – Sunday October 28, 2018.
    This free adoption weekend provides families with the ability to welcome a new furry friend into their home without needing to pay the standard adoption fee.

    Lt. Col. Shawn Shutts of Macungie to take command of Syracuse-based New York National Guard Battalion on Oct. 20

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Shawn J. Shutts, deputy commander of the 369th Sustainment Brigade (SB), and Maj. Navin Kalicharan, operations officer of the 369th SB, New York Army National Guard, are presented the Shield of Saint Christopher by Col. Stephen Bousquet, commander of the 369th SB, during a ceremony at Camp Smith, N.Y., June 2, 2018. The Military Order of Saint Christopher recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt)

    Lt. Col. Shawn Shutts of Macungie to take command of Syracuse-based New York National Guard Battalion on Oct. 20

    Iraq War veteran will lead the 427th Brigade Support Battalion, which is headquartered in Syracuse

    New York National Guard Lt. Col. Shawn Shutts, a Macungie resident and veteran of the Iraq War, will take command of the 427th Brigade Support Battalion during a ceremony at the National Guard Armory at Fort Drum near Watertown Saturday, Oct.20.

    The 427th Brigade Support Battalion is headquartered in Syracuse and has elements in Rochester, Fort Drum and Buffalo as well.

    The battalion provides logistical support for the 4,000 Soldiers of the New York National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat team.

    Shutts replaces Lt. Col. Patrick Clare, a Clifton Park resident and who has commanded the battalion since 2015.

    Shutts was commissioned from the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps program at Bucknell University and graduated from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania. He is trained as a field artillery, logistician and public affairs officer.

    While serving as the fire support officer for the 2-14 Infantry and Battery Commander for B Battery 2-15 Field Artillery, Shutts deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom twice and again in support of Operation Spartan Shield with the 369th Sustainment Brigade as the support operations officer.

    Upon redeployment from Kuwait, Shutts was assigned as the Deputy Commander of the 369th Sustainment Brigade and also serving as the Brigade Administrative Officer.

    Shutts’ awards and decorations include; the Bronze Star Medal , the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Expeditionary and Service Medals and the Parachutist Badge. He has also been awarded the LTG Aubrey Newman award for Leadership, as well as the Honorable Orders of St. Barbara and St. Christopher.

    He is married to the former Ms. Lisa Schmehl and they have two daughters, Caroline, 12, and Abigail, 9.

    Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

    Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

    Humane Pennsylvania, the region’s largest partnership of animal welfare organizations, recently accepted its largest gift to date – a $3.1 million dollar grant from The Giorgi Family Foundation.

    The grant’s purpose is to eliminate preventable companion animal suffering by undercutting its root causes. The grant will provide for the complete reconstruction of Humane Pennsylvania’s animal shelter at Humane Pennsylvania, vastly expand progressive community veterinary services for Reading area families, and bolster Humane Pennsylvania’s ability to prepare for local, regional, and national emergencies and disasters that impact animals.

    With a concentration on providing progressive community veterinary services, Humane Pennsylvania has expanded their Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives initiative. Through this expansion, Humane Pennsylvania will begin offering several community-focused veterinary clinics beginning in October.

    The first of these clinic will be the Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. This clinic will provide complete low cost spay/neuter services to pets presented by residents of the City of Reading and adjacent areas. Each clinic will be held at the Humane Society of Berks County and the cost of services will be determined on an individual basis, to reflect both the type of service, (spay or neuter), and the type of animal, (cat or dog), with services provided for as low as $45.

    Reading area pet owners are encouraged to take advantage of this paramount opportunity to receive services from the region’s leading veterinarians and ensure their pet receives the highest level of care at an affordable cost.

    Click the button to register your pet for services through Eventbrite and learn more about this great opportunity!

    REGISTER FOR SERVICES

    Central Penn College partners with Country Meadows

    Pictured from left Dining Services Associate Shannon Keller, Employment Manager Kathy Kissinger (both from Country Meadows) and Community Outreach Coordinator Curtis Voelker from Central Penn at the company’s corporate headquarters in Hershey. Kissinger is a 1998 Central Penn graduate and Keller currently attends the college.

    Central Penn College partners with Country Meadows

    SUMMERDALE – Country Meadows Retirement Communities employees are now eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Central Penn College, thanks to a new Corporate/Community Partnership program.

    This new partnership applies to all employees at Country Meadows’ 11 retirement communities throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Central Penn College offers online, hybrid and on-ground classes at its Summerdale and Lancaster locations.

    KUTZTOWN SAAC HOLDS SIXTH ANNUAL MAIN STREET CLEANUP ON HOMECOMING WEEKEND

    Kutztown SAAC Holds Sixth Annual Main Street Cleanup on Homecoming Weekend

    KUTZTOWN SAAC HOLDS SIXTH ANNUAL MAIN STREET CLEANUP ON HOMECOMING WEEKEND

    10/17/2018 | Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
    KUTZTOWN – The Kutztown University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee continued its yearly initiative to give back to its community. SAAC held its Main Street Cleanup for the sixth-straight year, cleaning the streets of downtown Kutztown on Homecoming weekend.

    KU’s SAAC has been participating in the Main Street cleanup since 2013, volunteering its time the Sunday morning following Homecoming to clean its local community.

    More than 200 KU student-athletes participated in the annual event, cleaning up after Saturday’s festivities with gloves and trash bags in hand, trying to show their appreciation for the town and giving back to the Borough of Kutztown.

    Contact SAAC advisor Don Justus via email at justus@kutztown.edu if you would like to know how to get involved or want additional information about the organization.

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    Oct. 5, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, police arrested John Lewis, 24 of Philadelphia; Joshua Townsend, 21, of Philadelphia; and, Zachary Burns, 22, of Pennsauken, for disorderly conduct following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W. Main St.
    • Police arrested Nicolas Stough, 19, of York, for violation of the borough open container ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of S. Whiteoak St.
    • Police investigated the report of theft after “Road Closed” signs were reported missing following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of W. Main St.

    Oct. 7, 2018

    • Police arrested Samuel Ross, 20 of Collierville, Tenn., for criminal mischief/tampering with property following incidents that occurred at Collene Crafts & Flowers, 16 N. Whiteoak St.; Kelchner Cleaners, 234 N. Whiteoak St.; and, Paisley & Company, 275 W. Main St.
    • Police are investigating the report of vandalism to vehicles after it was reported that eggs had been thrown onto several vehicles while parked at residences in the 300 block of E. Walnut St., the 100 and 300 blocks of Normal Ave., the 100 and 400 blocks of W. Main St., and the 00 block of Noble St.
    • Police investigated the report of theft from vehicle after a phone charging cable was reported missing from an unlocked vehicle while it was parked at a residence in the 700 block of E. Walnut St.

    Oct. 8, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of vandalism to a vehicle after it was reported that eggs were thrown on the vehicle while it was parked at a residence in the 00 block of S. Whiteoak St.
    • Police investigated the report of theft from vehicle after money was reported missing from an unlocked vehicle while it was parked at a residence in the 100 block of N. Cedar St.

    Oct. 9, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, police arrested John Lewis, 24, of Philadelphia, for furnishing liquor to minors following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 200 block of W. Main St.

    Oct. 11, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of burglary after a watch was reported missing following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 400 block of W. Main St.

    A Free Fall Fest for the Whole Family

    A Free Fall Fest for the Whole Family
    Join us at Tailwagger’s Trick-or-Treat, family-fun fall festival at Buchanan Park this Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
    Grab a leash, your kids (two-legged and four) and swing by for a day of fun fall festivities for the whole family.
    From costume contests, to crafts for the kiddos, to food trucks and a spooktcular beer & wine garden — this year’s Tailwagger’s event will be a scary-fun time!

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    Sept. 28, 2018

    • Police arrested Douglas Sacco, 18, of Bethlehem, for Purchase, Consumption, Possession or Transportation, of Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Noble St.
    • Police investigated the report of Vandalism to a storm door after it was reported that the window in the door was broken following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 00 block of S Whiteoak St.
    • Police investigated the report of Theft after it was reported that a motorcycle, ATV and laptop were reported missing following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of E Main St.

    Sept. 29, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Natasha King, 21 of York, for False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities and Representing That Minor is of Age following an incident that occurred at Shorty’s Bar, 272 W Main St.
    • Police arrested Rachael Halbherr, 21 of Philadelphia, for Public Drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W Main St.
    • Police arrested Kayla Brown, 20 of Lincoln University, and Julia Stasis, 20 of Havertown, for Public Drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of W Walnut St.
    • Police arrested Victoria Tennyson, 21 of Manalapan, NJ for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of W Main St.
    • Police arrested Brandon Williams, 20 of Mayfield, for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of N Whiteoak St.
    • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Carmen Candelaria, 22 of E Stroudsburg, for Representing that Minor is of Age following an incident that occurred at Shorty’s Bar, 272 W Main St.
    • Police investigated the report of Vandalism to a Vehicle after it was reported that the windshield was smashed while the vehicle was parked in a parking lot in the 400 block of Sander Alley.

    Sept. 30, 2018

    • Police arrested Kimberly Collins, 20 of Marlton, NJ for Minor Presenting False Identification for Liquor following an incident that occurred at Shorty’s Bar, 272 W Main St.

    Oct. 1, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of Fraud following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 100 block of N Whiteoak St.

    Oct. 2, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Nathaniel Rudolph, 20 of Allentown, for Public Drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of W Main St.

    Oct. 3, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of Theft after items were reported missing following an incident that occurred at Kutztown Area Middle School, 10 Deisher Lane.
      Oct. 4, 2018
    • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Jillian Barber, 18 of Nazareth, for Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana and for Possession/Use of Drug Paraphernalia following an incident that occurred in the 400 block of E Main St.

     

    Lebanon Valley College to Perform Little Shop of Horrors

    Lebanon Valley College to Perform Little Shop of Horrors

    Wig and Buckle Theater Company at Lebanon Valley College will perform Little Shop of Horrors. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years.

    Local students include:

    • Jesse Kaufmann of West Reading, a graduate of Wyomissing Area High School, is pursuing a bachelor of music in audio and music production. Kaufmann plays the role of Orin.
    • Mikaela Krall of West Lawn, a graduate of Wilson High School, is pursuing a bachelor of arts in music and English. Krall plays the role of Audrey.

    The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

    Ticket prices range from $5 to $15 and LVC student tickets are free. Tickets can be reserved at www.wigandbuckle.com or by calling (717) 867-6162. Dates are Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-4.

    Since 1935, Wig and Buckle, a student-run organization, has performed musicals and plays for the enjoyment of LVC students and members of surrounding communities. The Company is teaming up once again with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Sigma Alpha Iota–two music fraternities on LVC’s campus that provide service hours to help with selling tickets, box office tasks, tear down of the set, and performing on stage–to bring this entertaining show to life.

    Renowned analyst on North Korea to visit Governor Mifflin High School

    Renowned analyst on North Korea to visit Governor Mifflin High School

    Who: Governor Mifflin High School and World Affairs Council of Greater Reading

    What: Governor Mifflin High School students will get the opportunity to discuss the future of North Korea’s weapons program with one of the country’s leading analysts on the topic, Jenny Town. Ms. Town is a keynote speaker for the luncheon series sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading. Prior to her speech, she will visit Governor Mifflin High School. The topic of her discussion with students will be Nuclear Negotiations with North Korea: Moving Beyond Summit Diplomacy.

    According to the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading website, Jenny Town is a Research Analyst at The Henry L. Stimson Center and the Managing Editor and Producer of “38 North,” a web journal that provides policy and technical analysis on North Korea. She is the former Assistant Director of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies where she focused on North Korea, US-DPRK relations, US-ROK alliance, and Northeast Asia regional security. She is an expert reviewer for Freedom House’s Freedom in the World Index, where she previously worked on the Human Rights in North Korea Project. She is an Associate Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS, a Member of the National Committee on North Korea, an Associate Member of the Council of Korean Americans and a Senior Fellow for Korea Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council. She serves on the Editorial Board for Inkstick, an online foreign policy journal for emerging scholars.

    Where: Governor Mifflin High School
    101 S. Waverly Street, Shillington

    When: Oct. 10