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WFMZ reports on Updike 90th birthday celebration

It was a soft (and occasionally noisy) spring day in Shillington when a crowd of around 40 gathered on the side lawn of The John Updike Childhood Home, 117 Philadelphia Ave., in Shillington, Pa. They came on Friday, March 18, … Continue reading

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In case you missed it: Updike’s 90th Birthday Celebration

John Updike was born 90 years ago on this date. To celebrate, John Updike Childhood Home Director of Education Maria Lester organized and hosted a reading featuring prominent Berks County residents. Watch the Facebook Live recording of the 90th Birthday … Continue reading

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90th Birthday Celebration to begin in 30 minutes

If you live in Berks County and are a fan of John Updike, you might want to head over to The John Updike Childhood Home, 117 Philadelphia Ave., in Shillington, for a 90th Birthday Celebration featuring 90 minutes of excerpts … Continue reading

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You’re invited: Updike’s 90th Birthday Celebration

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Updike house ornament contest winners announced

Sometimes John Updike drew a Santa on Christmas cards for people close to him, and Updike, who first aspired to be an artist, often was lauded for his cleverness. So it’s fitting that the docents of The John Updike Childhood … Continue reading

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First open-hours Saturday a success

Twenty locals visited The John Updike Childhood Home on the first Saturday of limited regular hours (12-2pm), Director of Education Maria Lester reported. With a Christmas tree in the parlor the feeling was festive, and a half dozen children also … Continue reading

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Updike house sponsors holiday ornament contest

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