RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:26:18 -0500 60 <![CDATA[some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery's Handmade Holidays recognizes local artists]]> The opening reception for the some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery's Handmade Holidays 6 will celebrate small business by recognizing the many artists offering unique gifts of wood, ceramic and fiber. The event runs from Saturday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Dec. 23.

The opening reception on Sat.

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<![CDATA[Sinking Spring family holds Extreme Christmas Light Show benefits the Animal Rescue League of Berks County]]> The Simpson Family is once again holding their Extreme Christmas Light Show to benefit the ARL. Lights can be seen beginning Nov. 27 after 6 p.m. and the show runs most nights until Jan. 1.

The Simpson residence is located at 218 N. Sandy Lane in Sinking Spring. Mr. Simpson hangs more than 57,000 lights on his home and property and personally programs the lights to run in sync with a rotation of holiday music.

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<![CDATA[Hollenbach Construction receives ABC Merit Excellence In Construction Award]]> From Hollenbach Construction, Inc.

Hollenbach Construction, Inc. received an Award of Excellence in the Commercial Office Category for its construction of the Gateway Ticketing Systems Global Headquarters building in Gilbertsville. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter presented the award to Hollenbach at the 25th Merit Construction Awards of Excellence program on Nov.

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<![CDATA[Helping to fill Boyertown area food pantry]]> It's that time of the year again when E.G. Landis Jewelers of Gilbertsville collects food items for the Community Food Pantry located at 200 W. Spring Street Boyertown.

The Community Food Pantry is both a place and a program. It provides food to those in the community who cannot currently meet their family's nutritional needs.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley stuns Villa Maria Academy 3-1 to win PIAA Class AA title]]> How long ago was 1977?

It was so long ago, that the 77-year-old bus driver who escorted Twin Valley's field hockey team to the Nov. 21 PIAA Class AA championship match against Ville Maria Academy at Whitehall High School was a 39-year-old head coach then.

Why is this relevant? Because that bus driver, Marty Hassler, was the head coach of Twin Valley's 1977 state champion softball team, the only other team sport state champion in school history -- until Nov.

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<![CDATA[Ryerss Horse Farm in Warwick Township hosts Holiday Open House Dec. 6]]> Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines on Route 23 in Warwick Township hosts its annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m.

As told by horses Henry and Omen

"We are so excited," said little Omen, a miniature horse. "It's just a few more days and the human children will come streaming up the driveway and making their way into the barn to see Santa Clause.

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<![CDATA[Kempton artist Jonathan Bond wins 2nd at Schuylkill River Art Show]]> Kempton artist Jonathan Bond won 2nd place at the 2015 Scenes of The Schuylkill River Art Show for his new oil painting titled "Memento Mori."

The painting will be on display during the next three months at two different venues: through Dec. 12 at Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown, and Jan.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Ice sculpting at tree lighting teases Reading's Fire and Ice Fest]]> Mark Crouthamel from Sculpted Ice Works attended Reading's Christmas Tree Lighting celebration on Friday, Nov. 20, to show off his ice sculpting skills while promoting Reading's Fire and Ice Fest set to be held in January.

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<![CDATA[Fine Crafts and Original Artwork featured in Harleysville Christmas Market tour]]> Visit the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Rd., Harleysville, the first weekend in December for the opening of the Fine Craft Show & Sale and the Fine Art Exhibit. The shows are held annually during the month of December and are a wonderful opportunity to purchase fine pottery, textiles, wood carvings, baskets and affordable original art.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown Area Choral Association presents free Holiday Concert]]> To conclude its 25th anniversary season, the Boyertown Area Choral Association will offer a free Christmas concert on Sunday, December 6th. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. at The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, located at 35 W. Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown.

The choir will perform a variety of classic and contemporary carols.

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<![CDATA[13th Annual Boyertown Holiday Open House Tour set for Dec. 4]]> Boyertown invites you to come out for its most festive, annual Boyertown Holiday Open House Tour.

Six lovely, never seen before, homes will be showcased during this year's holiday spectacular. There will be a live nativity along the route, along with an assortment of new and unique downtown Boyertown businesses.

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<![CDATA[Morgantown Area Business Association names Jim McIntyre new vp of marketing]]> James "Jim" McIntyre, Nationwide, has been named the new vice president of marketing for the Morgantown Area Business Association.

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<![CDATA[PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: Through my car window]]> Most of you are familiar with editor Lisa Mitchell's column in the Tri County Record entitled "Through My Kitchen Window," in which her daughter, Anna, helps her make apple pancakes, chocolate cupcakes, macaroni and cheese from leftover noodles and other delicious eats. Many times, Lisa has varied the recipe to accommodate diet restrictions or just to make the recipes tastier.

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<![CDATA[Welkinweir Estate opens doors for Holiday Open House]]> The historic Welkinweir Estate is opening its doors to the public for a festive Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The estate house will be decorated in holiday splendor for all to enjoy! Celebrate the season with joyful music from the estate's newly restored pipe organ; glimpse the public garden and wintry views of forests and ponds from inside the warm estate; and learn about the history of the estate, which spans three centuries.

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<![CDATA[Group serves Thanksgiving dinner during Reading's tree lighting]]> Organized by the church's Director of Compassion Ministry, Julie Natoli, 25 volunteers from Reading's 'City Reach Church' served a Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who came to the group's table on Friday, Nov. 20. The outreach coincided with Reading's tree lighting holiday event.

The church serves food on 5th and Penn Street the 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of each month.

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