Susan Miers Smith, The Reading Eagle

Susan Miers Smith

The Reading Eagle

Reading, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Susan:

Humane Pennsylvania offering free cat adoptions through Aug. 21

“Due to the critically high number of cats in our shelter, cats of all ages are free to a good home beginning immediately,” said Chelsea Cappellano, events and donor relations manager f… → Read More

Reitnouer Trailers plant in Ontelaunee on hold as costs spiral

Bud Reitnouer says his company can’t meet demand for their flatbed trailers, but construction bids for an expanded manufacturing facility have gone up 25% to 30% in two years. → Read More

Berks Places: Historic Dreibelbis Farm preserves family and local history, wetlands

The Aug. 27 Farm Festival will have 40 reenactors, three music groups and tours of the farmhouse built in 1868 that is filled with antiques and artifacts. The nature trails also are open to the pub… → Read More

Reading mom, kids get rash, sick after Blue Marsh Lake visit during algae bloom advisory

Brittney Fox and her toddlers visited the shoreline of the swim beach just two days after a harmful algal bloom alert for the lake was updated to an advisory, unbeknownst to her. → Read More

Code Red for Reading extended by Animal Rescue League

The ARL’s Code red now includes Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. → Read More

Berks food safety inspections: Evidence of rodent activity found at 2 Wyomissing locations

Two different places were out of compliance. → Read More

Berks Places: Old Dry Road Farm a tribute to those ousted by Blue Marsh Dam construction

Three farmsteads, the Dundore-Hottenstein, Essig and Staudt, are preserved on the Lower Heidelberg Township tract owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer and operated by a nonprofit. → Read More

Long-term benefits of dam removal on Cacoosing Creek outweigh sediment impacts on Tully, project manager says [Video]

Area anglers are concerned about the volume of sediment fouling the Cacoosing and Tulpehocken creeks after removal of the Papermill Dam in Spring Township. → Read More

Reading animal shelter holding free adoption event

The Dog Days of Summer adoption event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Freedom Center for Animal Life-Saving. → Read More

Berks Places: Berks County Heritage Center showcases wagon making and canal transportation history

The Gruber Wagon Works and the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center are just two of the attractions. There is also a one-room schoolhouse, a covered bridge and a sculpture by Ramon Lago → Read More

ARL extends Code Red for Reading dogs through Monday

The hot conditions are expected to continue through then. → Read More

Berks food safety inspections: Rodent activity at pizza shop; fair stands do well

Rodent activity also was observed in the pizza shop last year. Food vendors inspected at the Kutztown Folk Festival and Greater Governor Mifflin Community had few violations. → Read More

Berks trap-neuter-return cat services take a hit with 2 organizations briefly out of service

In 2021, a total of 3,456 sterilization surgeries were performed on outdoor community cats in Berks. → Read More

Berks organizations put Code Red heat warnings in effect for people, pets

Opportunity House is temporarily expanding its capacity for homeless people and the Animal Rescue League of Berks County is enforcing Reading’s code for dogs to be kept out of the sun. → Read More

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m. in 27 PA counties

All of southeastern Pennsylvania falls under the watch. → Read More

Berks Places: Hopewell Furnace a step back into 19th century iron industry center [Video]

“Hopewell Furnace is important because it maybe preserves one of the best physical examples of what an iron furnace operations would have physically looked like,” said Jeff Jones, site manage… → Read More

Here’s some of what is going on along Route 61 in northern Berks County

A lot of construction and a lot of jobs but the impact on traffic and taxes remain less certain. → Read More

Berks Places: Daniel Boone Homestead is where the frontiersman was born and spent his formative years

The renown woodsman and hunter spent his first 15 years honing his skills in Berks County. → Read More

Berks food safety inspections: Some area pools have violations, including 1 with mouse droppings

One of the pools had 12 violations. → Read More

Animal Rescue League to hold free adoptions July 8 to July 10

Reading and Northern Railroad is picking up the adoption fees. → Read More