Voted by filmmakers as a 100 Top Reviewed Film Festival, ReadingFilmFEST is the small festival with a big attitude! They are dedicated to bringing filmmakers and film lovers together, creating a filmmaker-centric festival. The festival is juried by a panel of local film enthusiasts, with winners chosen by film professionals in each genre. Each film […]

Who Let the Dogs Out

BFW would like to welcome Dennis Woodring, who is a retired ATF Canine handler and the Pennsylvania Association of Arson Investigators to the Greater Reading area for use of our Bern Street location for their 2nd Annual K-9 Day of Training. Today’s set up consisted of a certified ATF dog checking all the material prior […]

Congratulations Are in Order

Berks Fire Water Restorations, Inc. is honored to provide technical training to our staff through our sister company, Restoration Technical Institute. We would like to congratulate William “Bill” Witwer and Raynell Jones on successfully passing their exam for IICRC Trauma & Crime Scene Technician (TCST). This certification covers unique situations encountered when performing trauma and […]

Title IX at 50

Fifty years ago, Title IX changed the landscape for women across the United States – in sports and in the classroom. Before President Richard Nixon signed the law forbidding sex-based discrimination at all federally funded educational institutions, women accounted for less than 10% of ALL medical and law school graduates while fewer than 4% of […]


We would like to say THANK YOU to ALL our customers, friends and neighbors for the support over the years. Your patronage has helped our small business grow and thrive which is clear with our most recent GRCA Business Excellence award. We will continue to return the favor by continuing to provide you all with […]

Pottstown Explosion

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King Efforts to help the victims of the May 26 Hale Street home explosion continue to become more organized. The Pottstown Explosion Support Fund has currently raised over $47,000 to help meet the basic needs of affected […]


“Dear PAST, thank you for all the lessons. Dear FUTURE, I’m now READY!” BFW is so proud of Christian Burrus! He has worked with us through college in our restoration department and served as an intern in various departments. After graduating from Alvernia University with his degree in accounting, he is off to his next […]

It’s Pride Month

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBTQ+ population and their allies come together to celebrate and recognize the influence LGBTQ+ people have had around the world. It is so important because it marks the start of huge CHANGE within the LGBTQ+ community. Society has come a long way since the Stonewall Riots of […]

Prayers For Buffalo

Today our hearts are broken, and we grieve for the victims of the horrific act of gun violence in Buffalo this past weekend and for their families and friends. It is clear we are seeing an epidemic of hate across our country that has been evident by acts of violence and intolerance. We all must […]

GRCA Business Excellence Awards 2022

GRCA Business Excellence Awards 2022! Previously known as the Greater Reading Top 50 Businesses, and the Top 10 in Entrepreneurial Excellence, the program name was changed this year and has two categories: Companies with annual revenues in excess of $1 million for the past three years; and companies with revenues of at least $250,000 for […]

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