TOP HEADLINES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 01/07


>>Berks Community Health Center Receives Moderna Vaccine

(Berks County, PA) -- Staff at Berks Community Health Center are going to start receiving their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The first shipments of the Moderna vaccine arrived at the center yesterday. Officials say over 400 doses arrived, and it will be distributed to the center's staff, area healthcare workers and EMS personnel as soon as possible. The center will get more shipments of the vaccine as they become available.

>>Event To Benefit Berks County Restaurant Industry Postponed

(Berks County, PA) -- A takeout event to benefit Berks County's restaurant industries is being delayed. The event was scheduled for this Sunday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Reading. Organizers said yesterday that the event will be postponed to give participating restaurants time to get up and running after Governor Wolf's COVID-19 restrictions were lifted this past Monday. A rescheduling date hasn't been announced yet, but updates will be made on the Takeout with a Purpose Facebook page.

>>Berks County's Girls On The Run First Winter Session Registration Opens

(Berks County, PA) -- The first winter session for Berks County's Girls on the Run program is now open for registrations. Organizers for the program announced yesterday that the first winter event will begin on January 30th at the Sinking Spring Family YMCA. The session will run for five Saturdays and encourages third-to-fifth grade girls to express creative ideas on healthy exercise and how to build confidence within themselves. Registration is now available on the Sinking Spring Family YMCA website.

>>Queen City Family Restaurant To Close Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

(Reading, PA) -- The Queen City Family Restaurant in Reading is going to close for good. The owner announced yesterday that the restaurant in southwest Reading is closing due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant has been open for over 30 years and will be operating under limited hours until its final closure.

>>Two North Carolina Men Arrested For Gunpoint Robbery Of Lancaster Breeder

(Lancaster County, PA) -- Two men from North Carolina are behind bars for allegedly robbing a Lancaster County breeder by gunpoint. Officials from Lancaster County announced yesterday that both suspects involved in the October robbery were arrested earlier last month. They are facing charges of indictment with robbery which interferes with interstate commerce and interstate transportation of stolen goods. If convicted, both men could face a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and 500-thousand-dollar fines.