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What’s new with ViVA? A lot! We run down the changes and introduce you to Fields Kitchen + Bar and The Castle Pub by ViVA here. more

Jun 28, 2017 11:08 AM Dining Out

There’s possibly no better accessory than a best friend. Meet four locals and their pet companions, here. more

Jun 28, 2017 11:08 AM The Look

What’s a summer oasis without a pool? Get a glimpse into the outdoor oasis owned by Scott and Lynn Lictus of Lower Heidelberg Township. more

Jun 28, 2017 11:08 AM Living in Style

July, smack in the middle of summer, is prime pool time. Grab one of these goodies to enhance your summer fun. more

Jun 28, 2017 11:08 AM Shopping

We think you should enjoy summer to its fullest! Here are five products from Berks retailers to help you do just that! more

May 31, 2017 8:33 AM Shopping

In search of the perfect burger and fries? A unique dining experience? Check out CD's Place in Boyertown. more

May 31, 2017 8:33 AM Dining Out

Do you have a signature style? These local men do. See what it is and why it's important to them, here. more

May 31, 2017 8:33 AM The Look

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Photos courtesy Kassidy Kreitz

Meet Kassidy Kreitz, Wilson High School Senior and Small Car Racing Champion. Look out, you might see her on the NASCAR circuit one day. more

May 31, 2017 8:33 AM Around Town

What's in your garage? If you ask John and Danielle Kelly of Wyomissing, they answer is: a bar. more

May 31, 2017 8:33 AM Living in Style

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

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

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

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