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Bike Race & Dance Fest Highlighted in Latest DID Newsletter

It’s going to very busy in downtown Reading on September 12! That’s when the Reading 120, an international bike race …
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Downtown Alive Concert, Urban Bistro and Promotions Cart Dominate Latest Newsletter

The latest edition of “Destination: Downtown Reading!” is here! Check out the success of the first Downtown Alive concert series …
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Berks Community Health Center — Making a Difference in Downtown Reading

Discover how Berks Community Health Center is making a difference in downtown Reading and beyond in the latest edition of …
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Wayfinding Maps Provide Directions Around Downtown

MapNew wayfinding maps are now set up at several locations in downtown Reading to help people get around and locate …
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Green Thumbs Get Thumbs Up In “Destination: Downtown Reading!” Newsletter

The latest edition of “Destination: Downtown Reading!” zeroes in on the outstanding work of Lori Kaplan and other volunteers in …
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Free Outdoor Concert Series Detailed in Latest DID Newsletter

Read all about the new, free concert series coming soon in the latest edition of Destination: Downtown Reading! The Downtown …
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Read All About the Kickoff of MidDay Cafes Here!

A tasty lineup of live musical performances will highlight this year’s MidDay Café series in downtown Reading, which is set …
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Revitalized Penn Street Market Focus of Latest DID Newsletter

The May 14th edition of “Destination: Downtown Reading!” features an article on the rejuvenated Penn Street Market, which will open …
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Grant Winner Highlighted in Latest DID Newsletter

  The April 30th edition of “Destination: Downtown Reading” features an article on Dele Olaewe, who has secured the first-ever …
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    The massive Sixth Street entrance is built entirely of granite and overhead on a granite tablet is inscribed the Latin phrase, “Justitia et Lex,” which translated means “Justice and Law.” Entering into the construction of the new courthouse were 2,000,000 new bricks and 1,000,000 old bricks. In addition there were several hundred pieces of limestone and granite, all of which were numbered when shipped from the quarries and had a specific place on the plan as to where they went in the building. There are massive solid bronze fixtures.

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