Warm West Reading

Warm West Reading

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WARM WEST READING coats and more drive was a huge success!  We were able to provide the comfort of warmth to hundreds of men, women, and children.  Thank you to Customers Bank for sponsoring such an important event and THANK YOU to everyone who contributed.  
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From the Heart Blanket Drive

From the Heart Blanket Drive

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A BIG THANK YOU to all who donated ... we delivered 50 blankets to the Hope Rescue Mission on Valentine’s Day. Patricia Kotch, co-owner of Curious On The Avenue and member of The L.O.V.E. Team, prepares tA BIG THANK YOU to all who donated ... we delivered 50 blankets to the Hope Rescue Mission on Valentine’s Day. Patricia Kotch, co-owner of Curious On The Avenue and member of The L.O.V.E. Team, prepares the blankets here for delivery ... The new blankets were all donated during the L.O.V.E. Team’s “From the Heart” drive.he blankets here for delivery ... The new blankets were all donated during the L.O.V.E. Team’s “From the Heart” drive.
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Do you have what it takes to escape?

Do you have what it takes to escape?

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Encrypted Escape is an interactive, themed escape game in West Reading. Imagine you and your team are placed in a real live game and have 60 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles and decipher codes in order to complete your mission and escape! This unique and fun experience challenges you to use problem solving skills, creativity and team work. Do you have what it takes to escape?!   Call 610-743-3041 with questions, or to book your adventure.
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Giving Goes Glam raises money for Family Promise

Giving Goes Glam raises money for Family Promise

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Thank you to RDG Magazine for a wonderful write up. Choosing a different local nonprofit each year, the L.O.V.E Team of West Reading chose Family Promise of Berks County for this year’s fashion show fundraising recipient. Based out of Reading, Family Promise strives to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through community based response by partnering with community leaders, service providers and a wide network of interfaith volunteers to provide hospitality to those in need. https://rdgmag.com/lihttps://rdgmag.com/lifestyle/style/west-reading-fashion-show-raises-money-family-promise-berks/festyle/style/west-reading-fashion-show-raises-money-family-promise-berks/
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SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE!

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Fall into Fashion ... "A fabulous excuse to do something great" Join us at the Neag Planetarium for an unforgettable fashion show that will feature West Reading boutiques on the runway, raffles, refreshments, and more! The Giving Goes Glam Fashion Show will be held at the Neag Planetarium on the grounds of the Reading Public Museum. Satisfy your palate with the many “tastes” of West Reading that will be offered before the show and try your luck to win one of the fabulous raffle prizes. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30pm with the fashion show beginning at 6:30pm.
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Blue ribbons showing respect for law enforcement in Berks

Blue ribbons showing respect for law enforcement in Berks

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READING, Pa. - Berks County is once again going blue to show its support for law enforcement officers. Crime Alert Berks County's third annual Ribbons of Respect campaign officially began Monday. The month-long initiative is held each May to coincide with National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15. Crime Alert has distributed thousands of blue ribbons around Berks County for display on poles, trees, doors and mailboxes. Anyone wishing to display a ribbon can pick one up for free at dozens of participating locations in Berks County: Tompkins Vist Bank First Priority Bank Mortgage America, 1100 Berkshire Boulevard, Wyomissing Chick-fil-A, Broadcasting Square, Spring Township Denny's Electric, 4420 Pottsville Pike, Building 9, Muhlenberg Township Customers Bank A to Z Vacuum, 350 North Park Road, Wyomissing Century 21…
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Miller’s Bakery officially opened June 1, 2017

Miller’s Bakery officially opened June 1, 2017

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Miller's Bakery officially opened June 1, 2017, on the previous site of two successful cupcakeries.  It came into being out of the desire for a from-scratch, full-service bakery on The Avenue.  MEET THE OWNER: My name is Jessica Miller. Baking has always been in my blood. As early as I can recall, my Nana had me in the kitchen helping with her. Then, at 30, the time was right and I enrolled in The Art Institute of Philadelphia’s Pastry Arts Program. With the support of my loving husband, and by working full time while going to school in the evenings, I graduated in 2010 as a classically trained Pastry Chef. Since then I dreamed of having my own bakery, and, in 2016 I was afforded the opportunity to make my dream become a…
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Buttonwood Street Bridge reopens for the first time in nearly two years

Buttonwood Street Bridge reopens for the first time in nearly two years

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Buttonwood Street Bridge reopens for the first time in nearly two years Buttonwood's back. With a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, local officials welcomed traffic to the newly renovated Buttonwood Street Bridge.The crossing, which connects Reading and West Reading over the Schuylkill River, the West Shore Bypass and railroad tracks, had been closed for repairs since July 2015.       “It's a big relief,” Ryan C. Hunter, Berks County facilities director, said as crews removed barriers so the first wave of vehicles could hit the fresh pavement. “We're very proud of it. It was a tremendous amount of planning.”Gray skies and a light drizzle didn't stop a crowd of local politicians, transportation officials and residents from coming out for the occasion. Officials cut a ceremonial ribbon with novelty scissors before…
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