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CONTACT INFORMATION Publisher, Tracy Hoffmann Hoffmann Publishing Group, Inc. Editor, Sara Braun Radaoui Design, Kim Lewis 2921 Windmill Road Reading, PA 19608 610.685.0914


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IN THE KNOW & ON THE GO 4 New & Improved on the Avenues



6 Baldwin Brass Center

EVENTS 8 Spring on the Avenues

IN THE COMMUNITY 14 Unique Reading Health System

Program Supports Employee

Engagement within the Community

16 West Reading Farmers’ Market

JAZZ ON THE AVENUES 18 Berks Jazz Fest Schedule 24 Local Smaller Venues


DINING GUIDE 26 Taste Explorations 30 Dining Out in West Reading 32 Dining Spotlight: West Reading Tavern

ARTS IN THE COMMUNITY 34 Reading Public Museum 36 GoggleWorks at 10 37 Avenue Art

IN EVERY ISSUE 3 From the Editor


West Reading Avenues Spring 2016  
West Reading Avenues Spring 2016