Latest Reading Eagle Stories

2008-08-05 12:00:00

By Felix Alfonso PeNa, Reading Eagle, Pa. Aug. 5--FOR KAREN L. COLON, learning how diet and exercise can help protect her from a recurrence of breast cancer gave her some choices. "It makes you accountable," said Colon, 48, who lives in Spring Township.

2008-08-05 09:01:02

By Rebecca Vandermeulen, Reading Eagle, Pa. Aug. 5--Birdsboro Borough Council voted Monday night to start the process of repairing an open-grate steel bridge on First Street.

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Bill Uhrich, Reading Eagle, Pa. Aug. 4--Cerulean warblers have their own local magic.

2008-08-03 09:00:00

By Tony Lucia, Reading Eagle, Pa. Aug. 3--Seems everybody's always looking for the next big thing. And now it's here. On Friday, Reading Movies 11 will open at 30 N. Second St., and local audiences will find themselves face to face with the phenomenon aptly named IMAX.

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Jason Brudereck, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 31--The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Berks County has fallen 4.5 percent from the record high of $4.03 set July 8. But at $3.85 per gallon Wednesday, the price is still 40 percent higher than the $2.75 a gallon cost a year ago.

2008-07-31 09:00:54

By Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 31--The Alpha/Omega Players will close their 30th anniversary season with the international musical hit "Children of Eden," opening Friday at the group's Performing Arts Center, 301 E. First St., Birdsboro. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m.

2008-07-31 09:00:42

By Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 31--Reading Community Players will stage "BASH," a series of short one-act plays by Neil LaBute, this weekend and next at the group's playhouse at 403 N. 11th St.

2008-07-30 09:01:03

By Rebecca Vandermeulen, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 30--Birdsboro officials knew the steel-grate bridge on First Street wasn't in good shape, but they weren't expecting to have to shut it down anytime soon.

2008-07-27 15:00:00

By Mary E. Young, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 27--The misunderstanding and fear associated with mental illness often prevent people from seeking treatment. Ron and Sharon Seaman of Albany Township learned that firsthand when Sharon began experiencing symptoms of schizophrenia in 1999.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]