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Ahi Tuna, Creamy Dijon Chicken paired with Governo wine, and broiled Sea Bass Piccata on a bed of vegetable risotto…it’s not what you might expect when you walk into Mimmo's Italian Restaurant in Reading. But these dishes are the chef’s delight o... more

May 1, 2017 4:38 PM Dining Out

If you look at a map of Berks County, you can see it’s shaped like a diamond.  Well, if you ascribe to that thought, you ought to know that there’s a gem of a property at Berks’ extreme eastern end in lightly populated but history-drenched Her... more

May 1, 2017 4:20 PM , Living in Style

Mom — three little letters, one big role. And no two mothers are alike. After years of gift giving, where do you begin? Whether it’s an adventure together or a touch of beauty that reminds her of you, our five picks demonstrate the many ways to s... more

May 1, 2017 2:56 PM Shopping

The Mother-Daughter bond is certainly a special one. Sometimes mom’s fashion sense even transcends to the daughter who looks up to her. Sometimes each has a style all her own. Regardless, they share a love that is unique and certainly special. Me... more

May 1, 2017 2:50 PM , The Look

Although Johanny Cepeda moved to Berks only nine years ago, her family ties to the region go way back. In less than a decade, the New York City native has opened successful eatery Mi Casa Su Casa, has run for Reading City Council, was named Execu... more

May 1, 2017 2:33 PM In the Limelight

Recent passersby to the 600 block of Penn Avenue in West Reading may have had their attention stolen by a restaurant front featuring the animated depiction of a Taco and a Jalapeño wrestler having it out. The fun and amusing logo of Let’s Taco ‘B... more

May 1, 2017 10:29 AM Around Town

No matter what you’re drinking, dress it up with these five cups and glasses. Add something fun that’s functional and refresh your refreshments. more

Mar 27, 2017 6:47 AM Shopping

A transplant from the Big Apple, Jeannie Savage has put down deep roots in Berks County since moving here 25 years ago. more

Mar 27, 2017 6:47 AM In the Limelight

Pho is an experience. One of Vietnam’s best-known, best-loved culinary specialties, this dish — or, more accurately, this steaming bowl — features a signature meat-based broth and long white rice noodles with strips of seasoned beef. more

Mar 27, 2017 6:47 AM , , Dining Out

When you think of a “smart house,” you think of one that’s filled with state-of-the-art technology. When you think of an “Arts and Crafts” house, you think of a particular period and architectural style. But sometimes, these two description... more

Mar 27, 2017 6:47 AM Living in Style

After months of cold, gloomy weather, dressing in floral prints is a welcome reprieve from sweaters and the perfect way to celebrate the much- anticipated spring season! more

Mar 27, 2017 6:47 AM The Look

Looking to get away after a long day? Take a vacation from the dinner, the chores, and the remote. Transform your home into your own private spa retreat. Float in the stream of relaxation. Refresh your spirit with these five peaceful pleasu... more

Feb 27, 2017 5:18 AM Shopping

Just beyond Robesonia, on historic Stouchsburg’s Main Street, the Back Forty Bar & Grill opened over a year ago with a passionate singularity of focus: locally sourced foods. more

Feb 27, 2017 5:18 AM Dining Out

When it comes to choosing pants for your wardrobe, fit is everything. Now, finding the perfect fit? That is something that continually eludes even the savviest of shoppers. more

Feb 27, 2017 5:18 AM The Look

For some people, the natural talents and interests of childhood foretell future successes. This is true for Elaine M. Forry, director of personal training and group fitness for CHB Sports, Sinking Spring. more

Feb 27, 2017 5:18 AM In the Limelight

In a quiet corner of Berks County, on a rural road with a name reflecting the craftsmen of a century ago who worked and lived there, in a school that’s seen several generations come and go, something very new and yet very ancient has taken ... more

Feb 27, 2017 5:18 AM Living in Style

What’s more romantic than a quiet Italian dinner and a glass of fine wine? Folino is a perfect Valentine’s Day destination. more

Jan 26, 2017 12:34 PM Dining Out


photo by John A. Secoges, Secoges Photographics

Meet John Combs, a Wyomissing native who has navigated the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. more

Jan 26, 2017 12:34 PM In the Limelight

Postcards are great vacation mementos, but can also memorialize great moments in history, too. Take a trip back in time with some from Berks County’s past. more

Jan 26, 2017 12:34 PM Living in Style

Planning a road trip? These essentials will help you pass the time as the miles fly by. more

Jan 26, 2017 12:34 PM Shopping

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