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    Free concert: Wag that tail to live music from The Pietasters

    Free concert: Wag that tail to live music from The Pietasters

    41st annual Performance Toyota Walk for the Animals and Walktoberfest

    From Two-Tone Ska, to Jamaican crooners like Alton Ellis, to Stax, Motown, hardcore, and British Punk, The Pietasters deliver a world-class performance.

    Their style of Ska, Rock and Soul – sing along songs and dance-through-your-socks rhythms are played by friends who remain true to their roots.

    They play what they like to play and will be bringing their lively sounds to the 41st annual Performance Toyota Walk for the Animals and Walktoberfest.

    Click HERE for the full schedule of activities.

    ICYMI: Bally Mennonite Church Pancake Breakfast

    SAVE THE DATE: Bally Mennonite Church Pancake Breakfast

    Bally Mennonite Church, Route 100 in Bally, will be serving a pancake breakfast, including pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrapple, OJ, tea, and coffee in the Church Fellowship hall Saturday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 11 a.m.
    The cost is a donation.
    For more information, call the church office at 610.845.7780 or visit ballycommunitypreschool.org
    Proceeds from this pancake breakfast will provide funds for the Bally Community Preschool, which provides an excellent early childhood education experience for 3 to 5-year-olds, in a Christian environment. BCP has experienced, certified teachers, and offers music and Spanish instruction.

    Free to a Great Home: Fee-Free Cat Adoption Event at The Humane Society of Berks County

    Free to a Great Home: Fee-Free Cat Adoption Event at The Humane Society of Berks County

    Reading – In response to an elevated number of incoming cats, The Humane Society of Berks County will be offering Free to a Great Home – Fee Free Cat Adoption Event at the shelter, Friday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.

    As a nationally-recognized initiative, the Free to a Great Home program was created in 2005 to provide free cat adoptions to qualified adopters throughout the community.

    Adopters wishing to save a cat’s life through the Free to Great Home emergency cat adoption program must go through the same diligent adoption screening process as any other adopter. Once approved, the cat adoption fee is waived.

    Waived Adoption Fees Include:

    • Humane Pennsylvania’s Thirty Day Adoption Health Supplement
    • Spaying or Neutering (prior to adoption)
    • Vaccinations (including current rabies vaccination) and de-worming medication
    • Flea Treatment
    • Microchipping and chip registration
    • Free 1 lb. bag of Science Diet Pet Food. Science Diet partners with Humane Pennsylvania to provide great nutrition to all cats in our shelters

    “Our hope is that an adopter who was thinking about adopting a cat will do so now when the need is greatest,” states Karel Minor, President/CEO of Humane Pennsylvania.

    This free adoption event provides families with the ability to welcome a new furry friend into their home without needing to pay the standard adoption fee. Throughout the weekend, families can view, select, and meet-and-greet with any cats they’d like, that are available for adoption.

    Adoption Hours:
    Monday and Friday 10am – 6:30pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 10am – 4:30pm

    We encourage you to cover this free adoption event at The Humane Society of Berks County, Friday September 21 – Sunday September 30, 2018. The Humane Society of Berks County is located at 1801 N. 11th Street in Reading, PA 19604.

    To view the available cats for adoption, visit humanepa.org/adoption or meet the cats at the shelter, in-person, during scheduled operating hours. For more information about the free adoption event, please call 610-921-2348 or email: adoptreading@humanepa.org.

    Lebanon Valley College Welcomes Record-High 518 New Students

    Pictured are new LVC Legacies and their families.

    Lebanon Valley College Welcomes Record-High 518 New Students

    Second Consecutive Year of Record New Students

    ANNVILLE – Lebanon Valley College welcomed a record-breaking 518 new students this fall, exceeding last year’s incoming student group, which was then the largest in the College’s history. The fall 2018 class includes an all-time high 473 first-year students and 45 transfers.

    “Everyone who helped recruit these talented students, including many of our proud alumni, looks forward to the wonderful contributions these new Dutchmen will make to our campus community,” said Ed Wright, vice president of enrollment management. “It will be exciting to watch them grow and succeed at The Valley.”

    New and returning students have explored the newly-opened Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion, a $20-million state-of-the-art facility that is home to the physical therapy, athletic training, and exercise science programs and is open as a study and gathering space for all students.

    Students will also benefit from the Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success, a next-generation model for career development that connects networking, internships, skill-building, and Continue reading Lebanon Valley College Welcomes Record-High 518 New Students

    Central Penn College & Footlocker partner on new scholarship opportunity

    Pictured are Central Penn College Community Relations Coordinator Curtis Voelker and Paris Egolf, HR Coordinator, Footlocker-Camp Hill.

    Central Penn College & Footlocker partner on new scholarship opportunity

    SUMMERDALE – Footlocker employees at the Camp Hill corporate center are now eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Central Penn College, thanks to a new corporate/community partnership program.

    In addition, employees at seven other Footlocker corporate centers across the country can also receive the scholarship, if they meet the program requirements. Central Penn College offers many online courses that make distance learning convenient and affordable.

    “Central Penn is committed to assisting local, regional and national companies with their employee development needs,” says Curtis Voelker, community relations coordinator at the college.

    The following corporate centers are covered by the new partnership:

    • Camp Hill
    • Chicago, IL
    • Wausau, WI
    • Milwaukee, WI
    • Bradenton, FL
    • New York City, NY
    • Junction City, KS
    • Secaucus, NJ

    To be eligible to participate in the scholarship program, companies must have an employee tuition program in place. For more information, visit www.centralpenn.edu/flex.

    SEASON PREVIEW: Field Hockey Aims to Knock Down the Playoff Door in 2018

    8/23/2018 | Field Hockey
    Schedule | Roster

    KUTZTOWN – The Kutztown University field hockey team had its third-straight winning season last year, defeated a No. 1-ranked team for the first time in nearly a decade and celebrated three All-Americans – sounds like a pretty successful season. While all of those accolades are points of pride for the Golden Bears, KU was tagged as the first team out of the playoffs for the second-straight year – a trend the 2018 team feels confident it can put to rest and build upon moving forward.

    Kutztown went 11-7 with a 5-5 record in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) last year, but lost a tiebreaker for the sixth and final seed in the playoffs. While the disappointment still lingers of not achieving the year-long goal of making the playoffs, KU has an abundance of positives to take into its 2018 campaign – the 50th Season of KU Field Hockey.

    More info on KU’s celebration of its 50th season can be found here.

    As mentioned, Kutztown’s marquee victory was going to No. 1 Shippensburg in late-October with its

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    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    Aug. 25, 2018

    • Police arrested Jacob Jones, 20, of Stroudsburg; and Nicholas Klinger, 20, of Newton, N.J., for violation of the borough noise ordinance following an incident that occurred at 118 W. Main St. A disruptive conduct report was also issued.
    • Police arrested Alyssa Demas, 19, of Phoenixville, for criminal mischief/tampering with property following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 200 block of Sander Alley.
    • Police arrested Samuel Kline, 20, of Havertown, for purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages following an incident that occurred in the 400 block of West Main Street.

    Aug. 26, 2018

    • Police arrested Douglas Casale, 23, of Turnersville, N.J., for violation of the borough peace and good order ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of South Whiteoak Street.
    • Police arrested Michael Villa, 22, of Scranton, for violation of the borough peace and good order ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of West Main Street.
    • Police arrested Meghan Pearson, 22 of Lititz, for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of West Main Street.
    • Police arrested Shane Roche, 22, of Huntingdon Valley, for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 100 block of Fairview Drive.

    Aug. 29, 2018

    • Police are investigating the report of vandalism after it was reported that a fence post was broken following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of West Main Street.
    • Police are investigating the report of theft after a sign was taken from the front yard of a residence in the 100 block of Noble Street.
    • After completing their investigation, police arrested Reilly Donovan, 20, of Bel Air, Md., for minor presenting false identification for liquor following an incident that occurred at Shorty’s Bar, 272 W. Main St.

    Aug. 30, 2018

    • Police are investigating the report of theft after a trash can was taken from the garage of a residence in the 400 block of West Main Street.

    SEASON PREVIEW: Returners Set to Lead Women’s Volleyball into Year 2 of Closing the Gap in PSAC

    8/22/2018 | Women’s Volleyball
    Schedule | Roster

    KUTZTOWN – The Kutztown University women’s volleyball team made strides last year on the backs of senior leadership and an influx of underclassmen. KU won more matches and shored up more areas than it had a year ago. KU returns the majority of that group in 2018, who aims to lead the program through its next stage of rebuilding – closing the gap and finishing matches on top against some of the top teams in the conference.

    The Golden Bears won 10 matches last year and finished third in its four-team division in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). While its offensive leaders took their next step in progression on the outside, Kutztown welcomed a healthy freshmen class that earned their time on the floor and made immediate impacts throughout the season.

    Kutztown graduated two seniors, including its starting setter, and looks to 2018 as a year of opportunity. Talented playmakers have furthered their progression another year and young players experienced a year of collegiate competition within KU’s style of offense. The next step for this group – close the gap and position itself to compete and win matches within the PSAC Southeast Division.

    John Gump enters his 22nd year as head coach at Kutztown. The winningest coach in program history, Gump is encouraged with the progress he saw last year, but knows that taking the next step this season

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    Bethel resident Kailee Ziegler graduated from Stevenson University

    Bethel resident Kailee Ziegler graduated from Stevenson University

    Congratulations to Kailee Ziegler for graduating from Stevenson University May 17, 2018. We wish Kailee the best of luck in the future.

    Allison Lamma of Sinking Spring awarded degree from the University of Alabama

    Allison Lamma of Sinking Spring awarded degree from the University of Alabama

    Allison Catharine Lamma of Sinking Spring has received a master of science in human environmental sciences. UA awarded some 5,436 degrees during spring 2018 commencement May 4-6.