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Don’t Miss the Free Concert and Fall Festival in Downtown Reading!The Downtown Alive free outdoor concert series wraps up this weekend with a performance by The Pat McGee Band, a … Continue reading
Local Businessman Breathing New Life Into Penn Street BuildingSeptember 26 2016 Local businessman John Weidenhammer sees potential for downtown Reading, so much so that he’s making a major … Continue reading
Dancing On The Streets (D.O.T.S.) Fest Coming October 8For the fourth year in a row, Dancing on The Streets (D.O.T.S. Fest) will be held in downtown Reading on … Continue reading
Scarecrow Contest + Pumpkin Palooza = Fun In Downtown Reading!A new fall festival – Pumpkin Palooza – will be presented by the Reading Downtown Improvement District in tandem with … Continue reading
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Reading 120 Pro Cycling Race Right Around The Corner!Professional bicyclists from around the world will soon be descending on Berks County for the Reading 120 pro cycling race … Continue reading
Center City Reading On UpswingThings are definitely on the upswing in center city Reading these days, and the Reading Downtown Improvement District is … Continue reading
Downtown Reading Again Receives Main Street AccreditationPennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) has announced that Reading is one of 35 Pennsylvania downtowns that have been named “Nationally Accredited … Continue reading
Baker College Steps Into Spotlight In Latest NewsletterBaker College, the largest independent college in Michigan, is making its mark outside of its home state by opening a … Continue reading
Downtown Improvement District’s Annual Report Now AvailableThe Reading Downtown Improvement District’s Annual Report for 2015 is now available in electronic and print versions. You can access … Continue reading
Music is in the air in latest Downtown Improvement District newsletterFree concerts by major league performers and a free, fun-filled piano-playing program — what more could downtown Reading ask for? … Continue reading
Ambassadors Lend A Helping Hand With Mobile PantryThe Greater Berks Food Bank held its first mobile pantry in downtown Reading on Wednesday, April 13, and DID’s Ambassadors … Continue reading
Read All About the Expanded Penn Street Market Here!Penn Street Market will kick off its season in downtown Reading on June 2 with an expanded look and some … Continue reading
What Do Successful Cities Have In Common?Cities that are successful have several common traits, according to a couple who visited numerousl towns around the country over … Continue reading
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