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Art of the Harvest dinner combines food, wine and paintings: Virginville Hotel chef pairs food with Bernville wine; Kempton artists Jonathan Bond demos his art

By Lisa Mitchell|


  • General news

    Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County to host three part event

    On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County will host a three part event. First and foremost, the day will celebrate 50 years of caring for their important collection of early buildings. All of the Trust properties will be open to the public that day. Finally, the Trust will unveil signs informing visitors of the history of the buildings at the historic park at Old Morlatten Village, 31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville.


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    Albright students to hold candlelight vigil for Matt Rein; funeral services set for later this week

    Albright College students will hold a silent candlelight vigil Wednesday night in remembrance of classmate Matt Rein, who died as a result of injuries sustained in a fire last weekend.


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    Reading Symphony doubles up on opening night guest artists

    On Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. the Reading Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 102nd Season at the Santander Performing Arts Center. The RSO will be featuring two world renowned soloists, Timothy Lees, violin and Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello. They will be performing the Brahms Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra. Also on the program is the Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 composed by Respighi and Symphony No. 4 composed by Tchaikovsky. There will also be a special opening...


  • Opinion

    Up to Speed with David Barr: Keselowski starts Chase strong

    Hello readers, Brad Keselowski dominated last week at Richmond to prove that he would be someone to watch in the Chase. In case anyone still doubted Keselowski as a serious title contender, Keselowski silenced his critics on Sunday. He opened the Chase with a win and automatically advanced to the next round in the Chase. It wasnt easy as Keselowski started deep in the field and took advantage of hard racing between Kevin Harvick and rookie Kyle Larson to pass both of them with a...


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    Winners announced in BMX, boards and scooters competition

    The autumn gloom failed to put a damper on the 8th Annual eXeter Games, which were initially postponed from Saturday, Sept. 13 due to weather and held instead Sunday, Sept. 14 at Pineland Park. The contestants, some of whom had been on their boards practicing well before the events afternoon start, demonstrated no shortage of enthusiasm for their craft, whether their interest included scootering, biking or skateboarding. In spite of a few hardships, including a damaged scooter and some...

    By Katie Gittings 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Blazer Foundation receives $2,000 donation for high school TV studio

    The Blazer Foundations Executive Director, Stephanie Conlon, recently accepted a $2,000 Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation from Kim Hippert-Eversgerd, Commercial Relationship Manager of Susquehanna Bank, to benefit the Daniel Boone School Districts ongoing EITC approved programs.


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    Eagle Scout project fills in the cracks

    Richard Wike, a junior at Exeter Senior High School and member of Troop 333, put some work towards his Eagle Scout project recently with the American Legion Post 626 Birdsboro.

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  • Arts and entertainment

    Reading Civic Theatres Shrek captivates young fans

    The best part of Reading Civic Theatres production of Shrek the Musical was watching all the youngsters in the audience react to the magical characters on stage. Their laughter at Donkey and Shreks antics was infectious. The show finished its four-performace run at the Miller Center in Reading Sunday to a standing ovation as the cast sang Im A Believer.

    By Cheryl Thornburg |

  • General news

    Environmental Enterprises to pose no hazard

    Representatives of the hazardous waste management company Environmental Enterprises, Inc. said Sept. 10 that its new location in Amity Township would not be a hazard to residents.

    By Denise Larive 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    With loose change, school raises thousands for soldiers

    On Thursday, Sept. 4, representatives of Amity Elementary Center donated a collection from students and their families to the Keystone Soldiers, a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to supporting those who have served for the country. The elementary school asked students to bring in loose change during the 2012 and 2013 Red Ribbon week, held in October.

    By Berks-Mont News staff |

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