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Studio B announces opening of two new exhibits

Studio B |

Through My Eyes: A farewell to Berks-Mont

It seems amazing to me now just how much can happen in so little time. At this time last year, I was a person with a vision impairment who had resigned himself to a job as a package assembler in a sheltered workshop working for piecework wages. This p...

By Michael P. Hill Columnist |


  • Entertainment

    At the Movies with Rodeo - ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’: Good for kids and adults alike

    The third installment of the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise combines animation, action and comedy, as Po (the title character) contemplates his identity.

    By Rodeo Marie Hanson For Digital First Media |

  • Entertainment

    RSO welcomes pianist Joyce Yang for live performance

    The Reading Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Andrew Constantine, returns to the Santander Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Pianist Joyce Yang, an Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and a silver medalist at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, joins the orchestra for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor. Also on the program is Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, often referred to as the...

    Reading Symphony Orchestra |

  • Entertainment

    Dreibelbis Farm to hold ice harvesting demonstration

    On Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m., the Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host a presentation of 19th century Pennsylvania German ice harvesting at the Historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville. The demonstration will include cutting and harvesting ice blocks from the ice pond, showing how ice was hauled to and loaded in the ice house and a demonstration of the actual tools used. A bonfire and hot chocolate will be available after the presentation, and the farm grounds and nature trail will be...

    Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society |

  • Business

    September Farm makes new Dutch Style Gouda, based on Holland tradition

    September Farm in Honey Brook is now making a new September Farm Dutch Style Gouda, using their own milk and processed on equipment custom designed and built for September Farm in the Netherlands. A consultant from Holland trained their cheesemakers to make Gouda the traditional way it is in Holland.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    Movie Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

    English tea and zombies. What do the two have in common? Nothing at all. And yet in the movie “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” it’s practically related. Refined English women and men, dressed impeccably, are forced to deal with the threat of zombies lurking about, searching for brains to eat, yet life goes on with balls, weddings and, of course, tea time.

    By Tamera Lawrence For Digital First Media |

  • Entertainment

    WTIM: Music Around Town

    What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

    By Tim Dietterick |

  • Business

    Hamburg Family Dental moves to new office

    Hamburg Family Dental moved to a new office at 469 W. State Street in Hamburg, featuring a parking lot, ramp and new, upgraded equipment.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • News

    Governor Mifflin schools compete in fifth annual Souper Bowl food drive

    Governor Mifflin School District


  • News

    Restoring Hope Foundation accepting 2016 build applications

    The Restoring Hope Foundation is now accepting applications for our 2016 build.

    HBA Restoring Hope Foundation |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: American youth restored the Keim Homestead

    At age 77, I’ve realized how important the youth of the Oley Valley have been in helping the American Folklife Society preserve our American heritage. Most recently, I was visited by Bill Morgan, one of the youthful students that helped me restore the Keim Homestead, near Lobachsville. Bill’s brother, Donald Morgan, was an active member of the American Folklife board who restored the Colonial wooden cider press that was removed to the Keimstead from the greater Reading area.

    By Richard H. Shaner Columnist |

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