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Birdsboro, PA 19508, USA

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Cross walk in Birdsboro marks Good Friday

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:21:18 -0700

The faithful in Birdsboro were reflecting this Good Friday. A group left from Alice Focht UMC and walked through Birdsboro with a cross Friday. They stopped at different spots in the borough to read scripture and pray. Things wrapped up with a service at Birdsboro Nazarene Church.

Flower, candy sale helps equip Birdsboro firefighters

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:00:23 -0700

The Birdsboro-Union Fire Department is giving the Easter Bunny some help this weekend. The department is selling flowers and Repperts candy at the station in Birdsboro Friday night and Saturday. Proceeds will help the department buy medical and safety equipment. "We're primarily municipal funded, but that only covers about 74 percent of expenses, so we rely on fundraising events, fund drives to ...

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Recognizes Volunteers of the Year

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:23:00 -0700

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recognized 28 volunteers for their contributions of time, talent, and expertise in 2013 at the annual Volunteer of the Year Ceremony, held Saturday, April 5 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.In addition, two honorees, Robert F. ...

Wild trout rare in Pa., but some seek them

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 03:44:35 -0700

READING, Pa. (AP) — By the mid-1800s, much of Berks County's forests had been cleared to build houses, heat buildings and make way for farms. But as man prospered, trout did not.

Multiple alarms struck for fire on golf course in Union

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:50:54 -0700

A fire heavily damaged a large storage building on a golf course in Berks County. The fire was initially reported shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday at the Blackwood Golf Course, 510 Red Corner Rd., in Union Township. A golf course employee told a 69 News crew on the scene that the building on fire served as a storage shed for the course's maintenance and landscaping needs. The employee said about ...

Board tables possible plan to close elementary school

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:45:13 -0700

Hundreds of concerned parents packed Daniel Boone Area Middle School in Amity Township on Monday night, all worried about the future of their children. Their first concern is the possible closing of Birdsboro Elementary Center (BEC). Board members are considering closing the school because it is too costly to replace the boilers. "There is absolutely no reason to close that school whatsoever ...

Dog attack brings back painful memories for Birdsboro woman

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:21:10 -0700

A Berks County family is fighting for justice after its dog was attacked by a pit bull. Leslie Bainbridge contacted 69 News after she saw a story over the weekend of a dog attacked by a pit bull lab mix. The story opened old wounds for Leslie, whose own dog, Vienna, died after it was attacked by a pit bull recently. "It's very heartbreaking. Vienna meant everything to us," Bainbridge said. The ...

Berks community on mission to save school

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 03:08:40 -0700

A Berks County community is on a mission to save an elementary school. Nearly 200 folks attended a rally Sunday afternoon in hopes of keeping the Birdsboro Elementary Center open. Parents, teachers, and students came together to create posters and sign a petition. "We are trying to drum up some support for the meeting tomorrow," said Michele Myers, a teacher. The Daniel Boone Area School Board ...

Students rally ahead of tests at Birdsboro Elementary

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:38:11 -0700

Students at Birdsboro Elementary Center are welcoming spring and preparing for some important tests. The students and teachers had a good time at a pep rally Friday afternoon. Students are preparing for the state standardized tests, known as the PSSAs.

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