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    Wheaton College student Elizabeth Lengel performs in “Confessions: There is a Time”

    Wheaton College student Elizabeth Lengel performs in “Confessions: There is a Time”

    Wheaton College student Elizabeth Lengel of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania performed in “Confessions,” the annual spring dance show presented by Zoe’s Feet Dance Ministry.

    Zoe’s Feet is a Wheaton College ministry for dancers to use dance as worship and to the use their gifts to minister to others through dance.

    Bally Mennonite Church seeks donations by Aug. 31 for refugee hygiene kits

    Bally Mennonite Church seeks donations by Aug. 31 for refugee hygiene kits
    Does your heart break for displaced families? Ours does too! There is something we can do together!
    Bally Mennonite Church is collecting supplies for Refugee Hygiene Kits, which are distributed all around the world by the Mennonite Central Committee (mcc.org); we welcome your contributions through Aug. 31.
    Thank you for limiting your generosity to the following specific new manufacturer-packaged items:
    • 1 adult-size toothbrush (in manufacturer’s packaging)
    • 1 large bar of soap (leave in wrapper)
    • 1 nail clipper (good quality)
    • 1 hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 16 by 26 inches)
    • 1 wide-toothed comb (6 to 8 inches.)
    Drop off box under carport at Bally Mennonite Church, 1481 Route 100, Bally.
    For more information, call 610.845.7780 or visit ballymc.org.

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    July 8, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of Theft after bags of pretzels were reported missing following an incident that occurred at the Kutztown Folk Festival, 225 N Whiteoak St.

    July 9, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Rian Palm, 34, of Kutztown, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance and for Careless Driving following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of E Main St.
    • July 11, 2018
    • Police investigated the report of Vandalism to a vehicle after it was reported that the driver’s side window was shattered while the vehicle was parked at a residence in the 600 block of E Walnut St.

    July 12, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Darby Morgan, 48 of Auburn, NY for Public Drunkenness and for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of N Whiteoak St.
    • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Willie Newson, 50 of Seaford, DE for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of N Whiteoak St.

    Raguz and Zwiercan Named 2018 KU Athletes of the Year

    6/28/2018 | Men’s Track and Field
    KUTZTOWN – Kutztown University’s Brandon Raguz of the track & field team and Emily Zwiercan of the women’s soccer team have been named the 2018 KU Athletes of the Year.

    Raguz is the first male track & field performer to win the award since Justin Collins in 2004, while Zwiercan marks the third women’s soccer winner in the last four years.

    Raguz capped his career with a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship and All-America First Team honors in the pole vault. He had a career-best seventh-place finish in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to become a two-time All-American. He won his first career PSAC Championship this spring and broke the meet record by clearing over 17′.

    Raguz qualified for his second NCAA Championship in 2018, third of his career, finishing in the top-15 at nationals for the third time in his career. The Chalfont-native earned his fourth consecutive All-Atlantic Region honor, having now accumulated six total All-Region awards in his career. The five-time All-PSAC selection owns the fourth-best indoor and second-best outdoor heights in school history, 16-4.75 and 17-0.25, respectively.

    He is also a Dean’s List student and earned a KU Chambliss Academic Achievement Award Copper Medal.

    Zwiercan was honored as the PSAC Athlete of the Year, the Atlantic Region Player of the Year and was

    Continue reading Raguz and Zwiercan Named 2018 KU Athletes of the Year

    ICYMI: Mini Pints for Pups Summer Tour Kickoff

    Mini Pints for Pups Summer Tour Kickoff

    Our mini Pints for Pups Summer Tour will kickoff with its first stop at Wacker Brewing Company.

    Grab your well-behaved leashed pup and join us for a fun evening of lawn games, puppy pools, and pints!

    You do not need to bring your dog or be a dog owner to attend our mini Pints for Pups. You do need to be an animal lover; some things are just a must.

    Thursday, July 12 (rain date, Thursday, July 19) 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wacker Brewing Company

    Get social with some great people and their pups!

    $1 from each pint sold will go directly to benefiting the animals of the Humane League of Lancaster County

    • All animal lovers welcomed
    • Dog pools for the pups
    • Turf greens for extra paw comfort
    • Lawn games and raffle prizes for the humans

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    June 30, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of Theft after cash was reported missing following an incident that occurred at the Kutztown Folk Festival, 225 N Whiteoak St.

    July 2, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of Theft after cash was reported missing following an incident that occurred at the Kutztown Folk Festival, 225 N Whiteoak St.
    • Police investigated the report of Theft after a painted kerosene heater was reported missing following an incident that occurred at the Kutztown Folk Festival.

    July 4, 2018

    • Police arrested Matthew Kinsinger, 35 of Kutztown, PA for Violation of the Borough Alarm Permit Required Ordinance following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 700 block of E Walnut St.

    July 5, 2018

    • Police are investigating the report of Burglary after items were stolen from Grab N Go Mart, 230 W Main St.
    • Police arrested Jonathan Wilder, 22 of Topton, PA for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance and for a Stop Sign Violation following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of E Normal Ave.

    FREE Adoption Weekend at the Humane Society of Berks County

    FREE Adoption Weekend at the Humane Society of Berks County sponsored by Riverfront Federal Credit Union

    Reading – 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 a FREE Adoption Weekend at The Humane Society of Berks County, Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22, 2018.

    As stated on their website, Riverfront Federal Credit Union was founded in 1948 as the RDG Reading Federal Credit Union to serve the employees of the Reading Railroad. Through the years, other organizations and companies were permitted to join RDG, leading to substantial growth. To reflect the resulting diversity of our field of membership, we changed our name to Riverfront Federal Credit Union in 1987.

    “Many Riverfront employees consider their pets to be a part of their families,” said Shawnae Lorenz, vice president of marketing from Riverfront Federal Credit Union. “We support Humane PA in its ongoing efforts to find forever homes for stray or neglected animals because of the critical part this service plays in strengthening our local community. Riverfront Federal Credit Union will also be giving out reflective leash covers for your new furry friends upon adoption.”

    This FREE Adoption Weekend provides families with the ability to welcome a new furry friend into their Continue reading FREE Adoption Weekend at the Humane Society of Berks County

    Students perform in spring concert

    Students perform in spring concert

    READING – Members of Alvernia University’s Chorus and Concert Band performed a spring concert in Francis Hall Theater, Saturday, May 5.

    • Bonnie Chasse of Wernersville sang soprano while studying General Studies at Alvernia.
    • Natalie Lawton of Reading sang soprano while studying at Alvernia.
    • Lisa MacMillan of Shillington sang soprano while studying Early Childhood Education Pre K-4 at Alvernia.
    • Melisa Rivera of Reading sang soprano and played the flute while studying Psychology and Healthcare Science at Alvernia.
    • Meredith Roth of Hamburg sang soprano while studying Psychology at Alvernia.
    • Sarah Rothenberger of Fleetwood sang soprano and played French horn while studying Occupational Therapy at Alvernia.
    • Lauren Adams of West Lawn sang alto while studying Accounting at Alvernia.
    • Ettieanna Britt of Birdsboro sang alto while studying Nursing at Alvernia.
    • Madelyn Johnston of Reading sang alto while studying Communication at Alvernia.
    • Scott Giacobbe of Wernersville sang tenor while studying General Studies at Alvernia.
    • Aaron Ayala of Leesport sang bass while studying Accounting at Alvernia.
    • Marissa Cosgrove of Reading played clarinet while studying Accounting at Alvernia.
    • Samual Dieffenbach of West Reading played clarinet while studying Athletic Training at Alvernia.
    • Sarah Hemmig of Reading played alto saxophone while studying Mathematics at Alvernia.
    • Nicholas Sokolovich of Bernville played tenor saxophone while studying Communication at Alvernia.
    • Sydney Hill of Reading played baritone saxophone while studying Nursing at Alvernia.
    • Steven Koenig of Douglassville played the trumpet while studying Physical Therapy at Alvernia.

    Directed by Jennifer Michalik, and accompanied by Diane Dunkelberger on piano, Alvernia Chorus sang nine songs including “Requiem,” with a performance by the Alvernia Dance Company.

    The concert band, directed by Kurt Schneiderhan, performed several pieces, including “Lustspiel Overature,” “Deep River” and “New Symphony in C Major” by Melisa Rivera.

    1980s All-Decade Team Announced in Conjunction with 50 Seasons of Field Hockey

    1980s All-Decade Team Announced in Conjunction with 50 Seasons of Field Hockey

    6/28/2018 | Field Hockey

    KUTZTOWN – 2018 marks the 50th season of Kutztown University field hockey. In celebration of the program and its alumni, KU will be announcing All-Decade Teams throughout the summer, leading up to the announcement of KU’s All-Time Team. KU will release a new decade every week, and this week, we look at the All-Decade Team for the 1980s.

    Former KU field hockey players had to meet one of the following requirements to be named to an All-Decade Team, and placed on the ballot for the All-Time Team. After their public release, a compiled list of All-Decade Teams will be Continue reading 1980s All-Decade Team Announced in Conjunction with 50 Seasons of Field Hockey

    Are you ready to walk?

    Are you ready to walk?

    Get ready for the 41st annual Performance Toyota Walk for the Animals and Walktoberfest

    This year’s Walk for the Animals and Walktoberfest is set for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

    We are also very excited to take the Walk back to the home of the Reading Fightin Phils – FirstEnergy Stadium, Reading.

    The Walk has been there in the past and was always fun for all and we’re looking forward to hosting the Walk at the stadium again this year; learn more about this year’s Walk exclusives and register your Pack for a day of fun for two-legged and four-legged friends alike.