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All the charms of a British tea

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

A damask tablecloth embossed in a warm white pattern was merely the canvas for a British tea prepared by Jenne Harlin for a few lucky friends on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in June.

The New Tripoli resident gathered her prettiest china pieces, layering cucumber tea and ham sandwiches and croissants stuffed with chicken salad.

Large triangular scones clustered together on another platter, tempting the teetotalers with their golden fragrance.

Berks County libraries prepare to reopen, begin curbside service

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Local News

In response to the county’s transition to the “yellow phase” of the governor’s reopening plan, Berks County Public Libraries will begin offering curbside pickup service to patrons throughout June.

This is the first step of a phased reopening under guidance from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and local officials.

Since mid-March when libraries in Berks County closed their doors to in-person service, library directors have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and evaluating best practices to reopen safely for their patrons and staff.

Heidelberg board meets in person

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

In a meeting room set up for social distancing, with protective plastic screens and a mandatory mask-wearing policy, Heidelberg supervisors had a quick meeting June 18 at the municipal building.

This was the first in-person meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency in March.

Chairman Steven Bachman and Vice Chairman Jonathan Jakum were in attendance. Supervisor David Fink was absent.

KU president provides update on summer classes, activities

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Kutztown University President Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson sent the following message to the KU campus community.

The State System presidents received direction from the chancellor regarding 2020 summer sessions and other planned summer activities at our universities.

In keeping with the strategy being pursued by the governor to protect the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians, and in the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff and students, as well as our communities, the chancellor is directing:

KU ensemble wins music award

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Local News

DownBeat Magazine, one of the premier and longest-running jazz and commercial music magazines in the U.S., has honored Kutztown University for the third year in a row, placing the university in the Undergraduate College Outstanding Performance category of its annual Student Music Awards.

KU’s Rock Ensemble I shares the honor with ensembles from University of Miami and Vanderbilt University.

Student performers include Aidan Burke of Allentown on keyboard, and David Schucker of Kempton on trumpet.

LCCC offering online, remote classes for fall

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Registration for the fall semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College is underway with classes being offered in an online or remote format.

Classes begin Aug. 22.

Virtual instruction used in spring and summer will continue as will virtual support services, including testing, counseling, advising and more.

When the state moves to a green status before the start of the fall semester, a select number of hands-on or equipment-based courses will include a face-to-face element.