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Tracing Updike's roots
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:23:10 -0700

In 1983, when John Updike was visiting his mother's Pennsylvania farm, freelance journalist Bill Ecenbarger wrangled an interview for The Inquirer's Sunday magazine with the author whose Rabbit Is Rich had won a Pulitzer and National Book Award a year earlier.

Amber alert canceled for region
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:28:59 -0700

An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 20-month-old boy, Aedan Mauger, taken from a residence in Shillington this afternoon. The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Shillington Police Department Berks County.

He Gave ‘the Mundane Its Beautiful Due’
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:35:56 -0700

Hermione Lee Updike by Adam Begley The Collected Stories: Collected Early Stories, Collected Later Stories by John Updike, edited by Christopher Carduff For over half a century, John Updike transformed everyday America into lavishly eloquent and observant language. This—even more than his virtuoso writing about sex, his close readings of adultery and husbandly guilt, his tracking of American ...

Canceled: Amber Alert for missing 20 month old Berks County child
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:29:33 -0700

UPDATE: Pennsylvania State Police have confirmed the capture of the woman who is accused of abducting her 20-month old child in Berks County. She is in police custody. The child is safe. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Pennsylvania State Police issue an Amber Alert …

Amber Alert issued for 20-month-old child in Berks County
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:29:57 -0700

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 20-month old child who police say was abducted from a Berks County home.

How John Updike Turned Everything in His Life to His Advantage in Fiction
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:45:26 -0700

In the late spring of 1983, when John Updike’s reputation as a writer had reached a pinnacle with Rabbit Is Rich (which won all three major book awards and earned him a second Time cover), a journalist named William Ecenbarger pitched an idea to the editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer ... More »        

'Updike' and 'John Updike: The Collected Stories'
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:45:34 -0700

Biographer Adam Begley explores the life of the American writing legend in 'Updike,' while the Library of America has released a collection of 186 Updike short stories in the boxed set 'John Updike: The Collected Stories.'

Amber Alert cancelled for child abducted from Cumru home
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:33:47 -0700

The Pennsylvania State Police have cancelled an Amber Alert for a toddler taken by his mother in Berks County. Aedan Michael Mauger, 20-months-old, and his mother, Jessica Mauger, 24, were found in Lancaster County. Aedan is now in the custody of his father, Jessica's boyfriend. According to Cumru Township police, Jessica will undergo an evaluation, but no criminal charges will be filed. She has ...

Graphcom Creative Announces Designer, Web Developer Staff Additions
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:26:46 -0700

Marketing firm adds two new members to its Creative staff (PRWeb March 25, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014creativeteamadditions/03/prweb11693219.htm

Mail tax forms in early
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:00:08 -0700

HARRISBURG-With the deadline for filing income tax returns rapidly approaching, the Postal Service is getting ready for last minute filers.