TOP HEADLINES 03/24 BERKS, LANCASTER


>>Day-Use Area Closed At Blue Marsh Lake For Paving Project

(Bern Township, PA) -- Blue Marsh Lake is temporarily closing its day-use area as work begins on a new paving project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday that the Dry Brooks Day Use Area at Blue Marsh Lake in Bern Township will be closed starting next Thursday. The area will remain closed through May 28th, and officials say there might be additional closures made after that date. The reason for the closure is so the park can start construction on a new project that will improve its roadways.

>>Reading Hospital To Host COVID-19 Memorial

(Reading, PA) -- Reading Hospital is going to be hosting a COVID-19 memorial to honor the lives that have been lost during the ongoing pandemic. The hospital and the hospital's foundation will hold the ceremony at the clock tower on Sixth Avenue in West Reading next Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Officials say one luminary will be lit and placed for each person who has died from complications of the coronavirus. Since a year ago, the coroner's office has reported over 850 deaths in Berks County.

>>Reading City Council Launches Reading Youth Commission

(Reading, PA) -- A commission that has been in the works in Reading for the past four years is finally up and running. City Council activated the Reading Youth Commission this past Monday. The commission was originally created by former Councilman Brian Twyman in 2017, and all of its members have finally been appointed. Officials say the commission members will be focusing on how to help battle the amount of youth violence that has been recently affecting the city.

>>Easter Festival And Egg Hunt Being Held By Reading Fightin Phils

(Reading, PA) -- The Reading Fightin Phils are encouraging families in Berks County to come and celebrate Easter with the team. The Phils will be having an Easter festival and an egg hunt at FirstEnergy Stadium next Saturday from noon to 2:00 p.m. The event will feature a photo opportunity with the Easter bunny, and the Grand Slam Grill will be serving its popular ballpark food. Pre-purchased tickets to enter the event are on-sale for four-dollars per person.

>>Lancaster County Outdoors Show To Take Place At Clipper Magazine Stadium Next Month

(Lancaster, PA) -- Visitors are going to be able to attend the Lancaster County Outdoors Show next month. The Lancaster Barnstormers announced yesterday that the show will take place at Clipper Magazine Stadium from April 8th to April 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on April 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The weekend event will feature live music and will showcase outdoor products and recreational entertainment like boats, RVs and carving competitions. More information on the event can be found on the Lancaster Barnstormer's official website.


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