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In 'The God of the Woods,' Philly author Liz Moore explores the 'peril' of nature

Liz Moore God of the Woods book

Books

Free Library picks 'True Biz' as this year's One Book, One Philadelphia selection

True Biz One Book, One Philadelphia

Transportation

Railway services from Philadelphia to Reading and Pittsburgh receive major federal grants

Amtrak Reading to Philadelphia Schuykill Rail

Books

10 Free Library branches are set to resume Saturday hours

Free Library Saturday hours

Books

Free Library of Philadelphia to adjust hours, open Saturdays at all branches

Free Library Philadelphia

Odd News

Stoneman Willie, 128-year-old mummy in Reading, finally identified and buried

Stoneman Willie Mummy

Investigations

Chester County man dies in crash during Reading's Duryea Hillclimb racing event

Duryea Hillclimb Crash

Family-Friendly

Children can listen to Revolutionary War stories at Philly libraries this summer

AmRev Library Summer Program

Investigations

Philly man arrested for death of 2-year-old boy in Berks County

Philly man arrested kids death

Music

As Taylor Swift heads to Philly, the city's bars and shops are preparing with drink specials, themed parties

Entertainment

Cult horror icon Bruce Campbell to host trivia game shows in Reading and Glenside next month

Bruce Campbell Tour

Investigations

Bodies of two more victims found in rubble of West Reading chocolate factory explosion

West Reading Explosion Update

Books

Free Library chooses satire 'Interior Chinatown' as One Book, One Philadelphia pick

Interior Chinatown Philadelphia

Music

Lawsuit against Taylor Swift for 'Shake It Off' lyrics, recently dismissed, is subject of CNN documentary

Music

Taylor Swift wins 6 trophies at 2022 American Music Awards, including artist of the year

Lifestyle

Lancaster named the best place to retire by U.S. News & World Report

Lancaster Retirement

Music

Taylor Swift's Eras Tour includes two Philadelphia concerts in May 2023

Music

Taylor Swift surprises fans with 7 bonus tracks after 'Midnights' album debuts

Music

Taylor Swift begins to reveal tracklist for upcoming album 'Midnights' with TikTok series

Music

Taylor Swift surprises fans with new album announcement while accepting Video of the Year award at VMAs

Movies

Taylor Swift makes appearance in trailer for David O. Russell's latest film, 'Amsterdam'

Taylor Swift Amsterdam

Transportation

Amtrak adds bus route connecting Reading, Pottstown to Philadelphia

Amtrak Bus Reading Pottstown

Transportation

Restoration of former commuter train line between Reading and Philadelphia takes step forward

Ready Philly Passenger Rail

Performances

Steel River Playhouse to host Pulitzer Prize-winning show about Reading's industrial decline

Sweat Play Pottstown

Education

SEPTA campaign seeks to improve child literacy rates through interactive games on public transit

SEPTA childhood literacy program

Celebrities

Taylor Swift's childhood home in Pennsylvania on the market for $999,900

Taylor Swift Pennsylvania Home

Lifestyle

Reading evidently has some of the best Wordle players in the U.S.

Reading Best Wordle Scores

Transportation

Suburban counties seek to revive passenger train service between Reading and Philadelphia

Philly Reading Passenger Rail

Books

One Book, One Philadelphia selects Quiara Alegría Hudes' 'My Broken Language' as this year's title

One Book One Philadelphia

Performances

Russian Ballet Theatre production of 'Swan Lake' comes to Reading and South Jersey

Swan Lake Russian Ballet

Holiday

Free Library of Philadelphia's 'Books and Cooks' will feature cookie decorating, storytelling

Free Library Philadelphia holiday events

Entertainment

Berks County company outfitting Team USA gymnasts for Tokyo Olympics

Arts & Culture

One Book, One Philadelphia picks poetry collection as its 2021 selection

One Book, One Philadelphia

Lifestyle

Philly slips further down U.S. News' annual 'Best Places to Live' rankings

us news best places

Investigations

Philadelphia native among 3 people killed in possible terror attack in England

Health News

Tower Health cutting 1,000 jobs, citing $212 million drop in revenue from the coronavirus

Tower Health layoffs

Businesses

Support black-owned businesses in Philly and buy from these bookstores

black-owned bookstores

Wawa

Self-service coffee, beverages return to some Wawa locations

Wawa self-service beverages coffee

Books

Top books to read this March picked by Amazon editors

Amazon's editors pick the top books to read this March

Music

Taylor Swift takes aim at gender double standards in new music video 'The Man'

Taylor Swift The Man video

Books

These are the 20 best books of 2019, chosen by Amazon editors

best books of 2019 picked by Amazon editors

Research

Researchers publish first-ever spotted lanternfly genome, built from a Berks County insect

Spotted lanternfly dna genome

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