16 inches of snow dumps on Berks, closing schools across the county.
Happy New Year Berks County! Not only is it a new year but also the beginning of a new decade. As we leave behind the 2010s, let’s look back on the beginning of the last 10 decades, and some of the events that we experienced together as a community during them. The past is important and sometimes comforting, but it is also important to look forward.… Read Full Article
On the 23rd Day of Berks County Christmas – Department Store Cheer
1940s Penn Street, Reading PA – Whitner’s Department Store & Sears decorated at Christmas… Read Full Article
Penn Square in Reading PA during the Christmas season in the 1940s. In the distance is Pomeroy’s department store. A lighted Christmas tree sat in the very center of the traffic circle in the middle of the square. Lighting and decor were quite the spectacle for shoppers that were finding gifts for their family and friends for the holiday.… Read Full Article
Thanksgiving Day also fell on November 28th in 1974. Here is a look at that day’s Reading Eagle:
Walter S. Shearer, who owns a poultry farm in Sinking Spring R.D. 6, holds one of his flock. To find out what eventually happened to this turkey turn to page 31 – Eagle Photo
That homemade taste of goodness was plentiful in Berks County today as thousands celebrate Thanksgiving with families and friends.… Read Full Article