Welcome to the Spring Edition of the Leesport Current Events Newsletter. Winter wasn’t exactly friendly and it’s having a hard time letting go. Nevertheless, nicer weather is beginning to peek through and the celebration of Easter reminded us all of better things to come. This newsletter is designed to catch up our local readers on events, deals, and goings-on around the Berks County area. We hope you enjoy.
On to the deals and events! Check it out:
|Ride For Life XXVIII||Classic Harley Davidson||5/3/14||Ride for Life is a two day event filed with lots of activities for everyone. This fundraising event benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association and is the largest netting motorcycle event for MDA.|
|Wildlife Kayak||Blue Marsh Lake||5/9/14||Grab your paddles, life jackets, binoculars,cameras and canoe/kayak and join the Berks County Parks and Blue Marsh Lake staff for a flat water paddle on Blue Marsh Lake. You will head out from Peacock Road in search of wildlife, both on land and in the water.|
|Children’s Fishing Rodeo||Hunsicker’s Grove Park||5/10/14||Stillness surrounds the lake, as lines are cast and expectant faces eagerly await their first catch, hoping it’s a big one! Welcome to the Children’s Fishing Rodeo at Hunsicker’s Grove in Mertztown, where children ages 4 to 15 can learn the art of fishing on Saturday, May 10th from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.|
|Free Mother’s Day Concert||Reading Public Museum||5/11/14||Enjoy a special program of music by The Reading Philharmonic Orchestra presented rain or shine on our Stone Terrace in The Museum’s Arboretum. This performance is presented FREE and is from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs in case the limited audience seating under the tent is full.|
|Alice in Chains Performance||Santander Center (Sovereign Center)||5/13/14||Known best for ’90s alt-rock hits such as “Rooster,” “Man in the Box” and “Would”, Alice in Chains are touring in support of their 2013 album ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,’ which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart when it was released in May.|
|Lego Club at SVCL||SV Community Library||5/22/14||Calling all Lego enthusiasts! We choose a theme and everyone will create a masterpiece to be displayed in the library. No registration required. We supply the legos- just bring yourself! And maybe a friend.|
|9th Annual Pig Roast||Beverly Hills Tavern||5/24/14||Join us for some family fun, great food and support your community at the same time at the 9th annual Pig Roast at Beverly Hills Tavern on Saturday, May 24th from 4 until 7pm. This year’s menu includes: pig roast, cole slaw, potatoes, mixed veggies, dinner rolls & butter, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and dessert-cake.|
|Women’s Adventure Weekend||South Mountain YMCA||5/30/14||Looking for something fun and exciting? Wishing for some downtime and chance to recharge? Spend a weekend on the mountain with your friends in our beautiful log cabins. Join us for a campfire, entertainment and an entire weekend of new adventures.|
|Free Business Card Design||Keystone Printing||If you’re in the market for business cards you may not know how to approach the design element. Reach out to us and we will help you free of charge!|
|Free Uhaul Van Rental||DAK Self Storage||New customers at DAK Self Storage can capitalize on a one day free uhaul rental to get their belongings into their new storage unit.|
|10% Off Computer File Recovery||DMS Computer Forensics||Have you lost emails, photos, or digital documents that you need recovered? Use DMS and receive 10% off your recovery with mention of this ad.|
|FREE Home Selling Consultation||Bold Realty||Long time local agent George Apsokardu has experience fixing, staging, and selling homes. If you are considering selling your place, follow the link and fill out the contact form for a free consultation. George can help ensure you get the most for your home.|
|FREE In-Home Moving Estimate||Lausch’s Moving||Free professional in-home moving estimate with a certified moving consultant from Lausch’s Moving & Storage, Inc. In Service of Berks for over 75 years. Experienced and honest movers. Reasonable rates. Residential, Commercial, Industrial.|
|1 killed in Berks County crash||4/28/14||
A Berks County man died of natural causes before his car crashed in Sinking Spring early Monday morning, officials said.
|N.J. man convicted of third-degree murder in death of ex-girlfriend, a KU student||4/30/14||A 26-year-old New Jersey man was convicted today in Berks County Court of third-degree murder for fatally injuring his ex-girlfriend by driving away while she was standing on his truck’s running board in December 2008.|
|Canceled: Amber Alert for missing 20 month old Berks County child||4/30/14||
UPDATE: Pennsylvania State Police have confirmed the capture of the woman who is accused of abducting her 20-month old child in Berks County. She is in police custody. The child is safe.
|Donald Sterling banned from NBA for life||4/30/14||Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.|
Happy deal hunting and we hope to see you at some of these great events!