The 2nd Annual Puerto Rican Parade was held Sunday on Penn Street in downtown Reading featuring several community organizations and elected officials. The parade ended in City Park with a Salsa Festival. 1 of 29. Article also available in: Español (Spanish)
Delaware County Daily Times
UPPER PROVIDENCE— Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco, in collaboration with its sister organizations in the Philadelphia area, will present the 11th Annual Italian-American Heritage Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Upper Providence. Since its inception over a decade ago, the local Italian-American Festival brings together a variety of people, from those of Italian descent to those who enjoy all-things Italian. The festival will be held, rain or shine.
BIRDSBORO — A federal complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education about alleged racism experienced by a student in Daniel Boone schools may be on track to be resolved, but it is just the tip of the iceberg, according to students and parents who have experienced similar incidents. The...
September is National Pet Insurance Month. To celebrate, Zuber Realty and Zuber Insurance are holding a Pet Food Drive to benefit Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue, East Greenville, PA, through October 15, 2021. Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue helps a variety of animals that have lost their homes. Pet food and supplies...
It’s no accident that the Reading branch of NAACP chose Ridgewood Winery in Cumru Township for its Juneteenth fundraiser on Sunday. “Any time we have a Juneteenth event it’s always about education about Black history and Black culture,” said Stacey Taylor, president of the organization. Ridgewood was a stop on...
Flags, cheers, honking horns, revving motorcycles and music filled Penn Street as the Second Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade was held Sunday. For a trio of friends, the event was a chance to connect with who they are and celebrate their culture. Diamelis Santiago, 18, a Reading Area Community College...
Jim Dietrich Park, the home of RiverFest, is now hosting a Haunted Hollow events. On Saturday October 9 from 11AM to 3PM Muhlenberg Township is sponsoring a Fall Family Fun Fest. This event is filled with family oriented activities including a traditional hayride, pumpkin painting, apple launcher, carnival type games, magic shows by Magic Rich, and more. Food vendors will be available throughout the day. Come out and celebrate the fall season at Jim Dietrich Park.
BIRDSBORO — Rob Flowers has a wooden sign on his desk that reads “Kindness Matters.”. Flowers, who has been and remains head football coach for Daniel Boone High School, is also the district’s director of community relations and equity awareness, a new position created last year. Like many other school...
EAST GREENVILLE PA – Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue, an East Grenville organization which helps a variety of animals that have lost their homes, will be the beneficiary of a pet food drive sponsored by the offices of Zuber Insurance in Boyertown and Zuber Realty in Royersford, the companies announced. The effort is part of their observance of September as National Pet Insurance Month.
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Jason Love, with Ashland Troop 745, attained the rank of Eagle Scout Sunday during his Eagle Court of Honor at Zion Lutheran Church in Frackville. For his Eagle Scout project, Love redid the basement floor in the church. The floor, which is concrete, was covered in old, mismatched paint. Love...
WILMINGTON, DE — In commemoration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women’s right to vote, the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation have partnered to launch a historic marker program identifying individuals and events connected to the history of women’s suffrage. Historic markers awarded through the Pomeroy Foundation’s grant program highlight sites on the National Votes for Women Trail (nvwt.org), a project of the NCWHS. Eight markers have been awarded in Delaware.
Pottsville Republican Herald
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South Schuylkill Garden Club members decorated the train station in Schuylkill Haven just in time for Borough Day on Sept. 25. Materials used for the decorations were provided by Morgan Meadow’s Farm in Pine Grove.
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LITITZ, Pa. (WHTM) — Calling all beer enthusiasts! At the upcoming Lititz Craft Beer Fest, guests will have the opportunity to sample beverages from around 55 breweries in Pennsylvania and around the country on Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26. “Breweries are brewing special beers for the event, they’re...
Weis Markets announced donations of $800 to two Berks County schools as part of its first Weis 4 School program. Donations were presented to Glenside Elementary School in the Reading School District and Spring Ridge Elementary School in the Wilson School District. According to a statement from Weis, in September...
Daily Local News
COATESVILLE — The community is invited to celebrate the life of Carmen DePedro, 96, on Saturday. “All of us hold the true meaning of unconditional love given to us by this great man,” the DePedro family said in a statement. Carmen founded the Coatesville Flower Shop, a family enterprise, over...
Chester County Library, West Whiteland’s Friends of the Parks to Host Exton Park Community Day on Saturday
Kids enjoy a variety of activities at the annual Exton Park Community Day.Images via West Whiteland Township’s Friends of the Parks. The Chester County Library is partnering with West Whiteland Township’s Friends of the Parks to host Exton Park Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 3 PM.
Lorna (Thompson) and Lamont Fitzgerald were married 65 years ago on September 15, 1956 at Forks Lutheran Salem Church. Originally from Raleigh, NC, Monty was a salesman for Bethlehem Steel while Lorna, a Pennsylvania native, was an RN before raising a family, and later worked for Eagle Publications as a proofreader and columnist. They lived in the suburbs of New York City, Cleveland, and Syracuse, before retiring to Lancaster in 1995. Upon retiring, they spent many happy years traveling the country in their RV. These days their adventures are closer to home, as they enjoy hobbies, day trips, and their beautiful cats. Their family includes daughters Sally (Robert) Larimore, Patricia Morris, Sandra (Steven) Winslow, grandchildren Suzanne (Daniel) Wahl, Robert (Adam Poole) Larimore, Maureen Larimore, Michael Winslow, Peter Winslow, Jennifer Winslow, and great-grandchildren Helen, Jane, and Alice Wahl. A family reunion was held to celebrate this happy occasion.
Tony and Karen began dating in high school. They were married at Grace Baptist Church in Lancaster on September 25, 1971. Upon graduation, Tony served in the US Army for two and a half years in Vietnam as a photographer. He was a Nationwide Insurance agent until his retirement. Karen graduated from Emily's Hairdressing Academy and joined the Spangler Beauty Salon. She later opened a salon in Conestoga. Their greatest accomplishment was raising their family, Aaron (Kate), Adam (Dawn), and Lindsay (BJ) Feerrar. Their grandchildren include Leo, Marissa, Nora, Finn, Campbell, and Dawson. When Tony and Karen joined their lives together, they chose to follow Biblical principles and thank God for his forgiveness and grace. Their love is secure as they walk together with their Savior. I Corinthians 13:13 "So now, faith, hope, and love abide, these three: but the greatest of these is love."