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Oley’s Ladyfingers Sewing Studio invites public to ‘Sew for the Animals’

By Rebecca Blanchard|

MCCC gears up for 2016 RecycleMania Competition

Coming off its most successful finish in eight years of competition, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) is gearing up for RecycleMania 2016, a national tournament among colleges and universities designed to increase student awareness of campus...

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) |


  • 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

    Studio B announces opening of two new exhibits

    Studio B, 39A E. Philadelphia Avenue, in Boyertown, is pleased to announce the opening of “To Be: Know Thyself... You Do You,” the studio’s third annual show and book release combining literary and visual art.

    Studio B |

  • 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


  • Events

    Berks Humane Society announces pet adoption special for Valentine’s Day weekend

    Adoption fees for all pets will be waived at the Humane Society of Berks County (HSBC) from Feb. 12 – Feb. 14 during the organization’s “Runaway Train – Straight to Your Heart” adoption special sponsored by Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad. Throughout the weekend, the railroad will be hosting picture frame decorating for all of the families that adopt animals and each family adopting a pet has the opportunity to have their photo taken with...

    Berks Humane Society |

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