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Trash Pickup for Week: Dec 4th-Dec 10th
Thursday: TRASH & RECYCLING

DON'T RECYCLE COMPUTERS! CONTACT US TO DONATE THEM TO A BETTER CAUSE!


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Food...

Food is a basic and required staple of life. If you or your family needs it, here are some places to check:

East Berlin Blessing Table. An amazing Facebook group dedicated to providing meals and items to those who are struggling. If you can provide, provide. If you need help, don't hesistate to visit.
Many thanks to Amanda Serrano and her volunteers for making this possible.

East Berlin Food Pantry. Held the first Wednesday of every month from 3:00-6:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 117 W. King Street in East Berlin

If you are struggling with dealing with all of the newness to loss or a need for food, please reach out to the webmaster personally. He will assist as much as he can.

Shelter...

Never feel ashamed to keep a roof over your head. It's a necessity. We all feel the pinch during this pandemic.

Dial 211. Pick up your phone and dial "211". There a United Way specialist can assist you in finding ways to pay things like rent or utilities.

Local churches and church-based organizations are here to help.

Mental Health...

Your physical health is very important during these times, but your mental health is important, too. Here are some ways to seek free help to keep you going strong:

During a crisis: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit a specialist by clicking HERE for Live Online Chat

The Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) - PA Support & Referral Helpline 1-855-284-2494 (TTY: 724-631-5600)

The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–8 pm, ET. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org. HelpLine volunteers are working to answer questions, offer support and provide practical next steps.

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 to be referred to a mental health specialist in our area.

Many churches have counciling for those with issues ranging from marital problems to grief and suffering.

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Zeigler Brothers, Inc.
is an established manufacturer of high-end, specialty feeds for the aquaculture, pet and bio-medical research industries. Click on this block to see what jobs are currently available.

Pennwood Products, Inc.
Pennwood manufactures the highest quality hardwood floor transition and stair products. Click on this block to see what jobs are currently available.

L & L Ford of East Berlin
Home of the afFORDable Fords, this company looks for experienced workers for jobs in East Berlin. Click on this block to see what jobs are currently available.

Rutter's Farm Stores
Why shop or work anywhere else? Rutter's is usually looking for the best and the brightest for openings at their EB store. Click on this block to see what jobs are currently available.

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BERMUDIAN SPRING SCHOOLS INFO CENTER
Keep up-to-date with what's happening at the school when it comes to closures and events.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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The East Berlin Dining Guide
The question always becomes, "Where should we eat?" Here is a great place to start to figure that out! Listed by expense and location.
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Inexpensive Eats Cheap eats can be a delicacy for any budget, but not-so-friendly for discriminating palates. There is only one "fast food" establishment in East Berlin, but many nearby. Click here to find local restaurants in this category.

Subway
Rocco's Pizza
Jim & Nena's Pizza

Moderate Eats Middle average restaurants generally have seating available to the public, a waitstaff dedicated to providing you service, and a quality selection of food to consume. Click here to find local restaurants in this category.

Upscale Dining This comes at a premium, but rewards you (generally) with more unique flavors and wonderful tastes. While the hit to the wallet may be more, you should walk away delighted with your meal. Click here to find local restaurants in this category.

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Moving to East Berlin? Important Info to Know
Welcome to our town! Here are a few things to know about living in and around the borough of EBPA.
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The Post Office (USPS) is located at 214 3rd St, East Berlin, PA 17316  and has numerous post office boxes available for many in-town addresses. You will be required, if you live in the mid-town borough, to get a post office box in order to receive mail. Outskirt homes have postal boxes at their residence and have rural carrier delivery. Stop in and ask to speak with Gladys or one of the other friendly postal employees to learn more.

East Berlin the Hub - East Berlin is a major hub to various city centers and larger towns. Heading north you'll soon encounter Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania. To the east is York and further beyond is Lancaster, a shopping mecca, and eventually Philadephia. Heading south you'll encounter Hanover, PA, once the fifth largest retail area in Pennsylvania, and beyond that Westminster and Baltimore, Maryland. To the west, you'll find historic Gettysburg, PA, and further find Chambersburg and eventually Pittsburgh, PA.

Trash collection takes place, usually, every Thursday morning/afternoon in the borough.

The current company responsible for collecting it is Waste Connections of PA. By looking above, you will see the Trash or Trash/Recycling rotation. Recycling is only collected every two weeks, while general refuse is collected each week. Many electronics may not be recycled during either pickup, but only during an E-cycle event that happens quarterly. Since we share our collection with other boroughs to reduce costs, East Berlin only holds their e-cycle in December, and usually at the Park. DO NOT place your trash outside too early, as there is an ordinance in place against it and many neighbors who would like to maintain "town cleanliness" will report it. 4pm Wednesday night and later is desired.

Here are the Major Utilities of EBPA:
Electric:
The primary provider for electric in the town is Met-Ed/First Energy. The state of Pennsylvania allows you to select your "generating source", but the power lines and service are run through Met-Ed.

Natural Gas: The provider for gas is Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania. Not every residence is equipped for it, but most are.

Cable: The only provider of cable services is Comcast/Xfinity. They offer cable TV service, internet with up to 1Gbps, and Voice Over IP telephone service. They also offer home security packages and mobile phone plans.

Telephone (Landline): The main phone service is through Verizon. This provides both landline service to your home and Dedicated Subscriber Line (DSL) service to every home.

Cellular Carriers: The choices are plentiful, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint/T-mobile, and other assorted carriers who use those three system towers. Each seems to function just fine in much of East Berlin.

Borough council meetings are held each month on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7pm. The meetings take place at East Berlin Borough Hall, 128 Water St, East Berlin, PA 17316 While it is typically open to the public, during COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, virtual viewing is possible. Anyone is invited to attend. Sounds pretty basic and boring, but, as a resident you should be interested in your town's government and politics. Little is shared behind closed doors.

Water and Sewer: Everyone that owns a residence, and some renters, are required to pay for their water and sewer, a bill which comes quarterly (every three months). The typical bill for a family of four can be about $250. Water and sewer bills are collected and maintained by EBAJA — The East Berlin Area Joint Authority — and have a regular rate or an overdue rate. The main office is located at
103 Locust St, East Berlin, PA 17316 and the phone number is: 717-259-8370

The town builds on the UCC, or Uniform Construction Code, until it doesn't. If you wish to find out more, please contact the Borough Office above to learn more. You can also read more about the Pennsylvania UCC by visiting this link.

A Brief History of East Berlin, PA
Learn some about our town and why it was important throughout history.
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A Brief History of East Berlin
(excerpt from The East Berlin Historical Preservation Society)

Berlin was founded in 1764 when Prussian immigrant, John Frankenberger a resident of York County PA purchased 200 acres from Thomas and Richard Penn for 28 pounds, 16 shillings and 7 pence . John Frankenberger named the new community after Berlin in Prussia and on the 8th day of May, 1764 laid out the town into 85 lots, with one main street, four cross streets and five alleys. The lots were approximately 65' wide by 210' deep. Berlin became East Berlin when the post office was established in 1827, in order to distinguish it from another Berlin in Somerset County in the western part of the state.

It was specified that the houses on each lot had to be a minimum of 16' wide and 20' deep and had to have either a stone or brick chimney. Purchasers in addition were required to pay a subsequent annual rent of one Spanish dollar, or the value thereof, in Pennsylvania currency. On May 16, 1774 Mr. Frankenberger disposed of his interest to Peter Househill for the sum of 550 pound, and reserved lots #64 and #65 for himself. Later Mr. Househill on March 18, 1782 sold his interest to Andrew Comfort.

East Berlin became an incorporated Borough on November 10, 1879. The land was surveyed and was found to contain four hundred and seven acres neat measure.

Local Business Spotlight
Local businesses make all the difference in the world. Without them, we would struggle. They need your help.
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Cashman's Ace Hardware

Always there to help, Cashman's has been the go-to spot in East Berlin for all of your hardware needs for decades. Originally a True Value establishment, they moved to the Ace family a few years back. A family-owned store with plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks to help you find what you need. From gardening, to plumbing, to even the hard-to-find screw or bolt, Cashman's is the place to head.

Cashman's Ace Hardware
1595 PA-194
East Berlin, PA 17316
(717) 259-0922

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