Save big in the New Year
Posted 6 months ago

By Alyson Komyanek

Each January millions of us will make a resolution to start the New Year off right. Exercise more, watch less TV, get better grades, whatever it might be.…

3 tips for saving big in the New Year
Woo your Valentine
Posted 6 months ago

Sweethearts! Looking for a sweet, romantic way to spend the day together Valentine's weekend?  Visit the 8 wineries of the Berks County Wine Trail during their annual "Chocolate & Wine…

Woo your Valentine with Local Wine & Chocolat…
Dunkin Donuts Comes to Oley!
Posted 11 months ago

Leave it to historic Oley to bring a Dunkin Donuts to town but outfit it as much as possible so that it adds to the town’s charm. Approved for zoning…

Dunkin Donuts Comes to Oley!
The Starter Mom
Posted 12 months ago

by Nicole Loughan

Does it reflect poorly on a woman if she opts to put a picture of her child’s face–instead of her own–as her profile picture on Facebook?

 

Reader’s Digest published…

The Starter Mom: Whose Facebook Page Is This?
Happening Heros: Zoe’s House
Posted 1 year ago

Zoe’s House is a non-profit animal rescue organization comprised solely of volunteers who donate their time, affection and love to save dogs who are homeless, neglected or are living in…

Happening Heros: Zoe’s House
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Tumbleweed Company opens Bandshell Concert Series

Tumbleweed Company opens Bandshell Concert Series

The 24th annual Bandshell Concerts Series begins Friday, July 11, featuring a performance by Tumbleweed Company. Tumbleweed Company is a folk/rock band out of Nashville. The members met while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston and have had the chance to play their music throughout the country over the last three years. Influenced by […]

Berks Jazz Fest “25″ Concert Series at Building 24: Saxophonist Mindi Abair

Berks Jazz Fest “25″ Concert Series at Building 24: Saxophonist Mindi Abair

The special Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest “25″ Concert Series continues to add shows to the schedule at Building 24 Live in Reading. Building 24 Live and the Berks Arts Council are collaborating to present the concert series that will be part of the year-long celebration leading up to the 25th anniversary festival set for April […]

5 Great Places to Meet Mom Friends

5 Great Places to Meet Mom Friends

By Nicole Loughan I am a married mother of two, but I have recently been hitting the dating scene…that is, the “mommy” dating scene. You see, I have recently had a major friend exodus and need a few more mom friends in my life. So, what’s a mom to do? She has to brush off […]

The Starter Mom: A Mother’s Day throwback thank you

The Starter Mom: A Mother’s Day throwback thank you

by Nicole Loughan Our mom’s had it tough. The other day I came across an article called “If 70s moms had blogs.” It is filled with old visions of parenting that included mass smoking and Formica countertops, but my mother-in-law assures me it was not all Bon Bon’s and Harvey Wallbangers. Parenting in the 1970s and 1980s […]

Miss Money Funny: Cheap Meals for the Busy Working Type

Miss Money Funny: Cheap Meals for the Busy Working Type

by Alyson M. Komyanek Last month, I told you how I purchased my first house, but saving up for the downpayment was only the beginning. With mortgage payments on my mind, I’m sharing my favorite budget friendly cooking secrets. Check out 4 of my favorite simple and cheap meals: Sausage, Peppers and Onions I like this […]

5 Fabulous Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

5 Fabulous Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

It’s time to celebrate the fifth of May and there is no better way than by sipping on the perfect Margarita.  We’ve put together 5 recipes for you to choose from! The Classic Lime 1-1/2 oz. silver tequila 1 oz. Cointreau 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice splash simple syrup salt (for rim) Fill a cocktail shaker with ice […]

PBS39 “Faces of Jazz”

PBS39 “Faces of Jazz”

The Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest and WLVT PBS39/Lehigh Valley are collaborating to produce a special series of jazz programs. The program is called the “Faces of Jazz” and will feature Berks Jazz Fest artists Gerald Veasley, Chuck Loeb and Eldar. The series starts this Saturday with the Gerald Veasley segment airing at 6 p.m., and […]

The Starter Mom: Fighting the “Fake” Flu

The Starter Mom: Fighting the “Fake” Flu

by Nicole Loughan Despite up to date flu shots, my children and I found ourselves holding our hair back praying to the porcelain goddess last week. I wondered why this terrible flu had happened to us? This rhetorical question usually just lingers, but this time, I had a chance to get answers and took it. […]

3 tips for saving big in the New Year

3 tips for saving big in the New Year

By Alyson Komyanek Each January millions of us will make a resolution to start the New Year off right. Exercise more, watch less TV, get better grades, whatever it might be. Then, by the time February rolls around, we find ourselves feeling guilty for having broken that “new habit” 3 weeks ago. So this year, […]

Single in the Suburbs: The “No Make Up” Date Challenge

Single in the Suburbs: The “No Make Up” Date Challenge

by Anonymous Have you ever dared to go on a date without make up? Yeah, me neither. Until recently. Don’t think I’m crazy just yet. Hear me out. While preparing for a night out with a blind date through a friend, I found myself with only 15 minutes to prepare after a long day of […]