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‘Creed’ gives the ‘Rocky’ legacy new life

By Amy Longsdorf Digital First Media |

TJSHS performs Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales with a twist

Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School recently presented the annual fall play under the direction of teachers, Ms. Susan Behm and Mr. Reid Mosley. Productions in the past several years have successfully blended broad, modern humor with the presentation of a...

Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School |


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    New on DVD: ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E,’ based on the ’60s TV series, delivers lots of fun

    Director Guy Ritchie takes a refreshingly old-school approach to “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” (2015, Warner, PG-13, $30), offering up an actioner powered less by digital trickery than by the chemistry between stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as rival spies Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin, respectively.

    By Amy Longsdorf Digital First Media |

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    ‘Holiday Lights of Gring’s Mill’ returns for December

    Come visit Berks County’s favorite park decorated for the holidays between 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays in December. Walk through the serene country setting with thousands of lights illuminating the park landscaping and historic buildings. Warm up in the barn to live entertainment each night, visit with Santa or stop by the popular model train display. Refreshments and snacks will be available.

    Gring’s Mill Recreation Area |

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    Reading Museum hosts ‘all day’ Breakfast with Santa

    Santa will make his first annual visit to the Reading Public Museum for pictures and last minute wishes on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Reading Public Museum |

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    Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad to take over service to Humboldt Industrial Park

    Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad will take over ownership of the rail infrastructure at the Humboldt Industrial Park beginning Jan. 1, 2016 through an agreement with the park’s owner, CAN DO, Inc., according to CAN DO President Kevin O’Donnell and Andrew Muller, Jr., owner and CEO of the rail company.

    CAN DO, Inc. and Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad |

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    Throwback Thursday: What are they making?

    George M. Meiser IX asked the American Folklife Institute in Kutztown what was being made in this photo from circa 1910s. Photo taken by Winslow Fegely. Email comments to Berks-Mont Newspapers to or post on or


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    Tilden Township artist Martha Ressler exhibits at YR Club

    Tilden Township artist Martha Ressler exhibits her “Art Quilts Large and Small” at YR Club, Parkside Dr. South and Thrush, Wyomissing, Dec. 1 through Jan. 24. The Opening Reception is Dec. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. YR Club hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday 4 to 11 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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    Historian discusses impact of Gettysburg Address during Hamburg Library lecture

    Michael Jesberger greeted attendees to his lecture, Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, wearing the woolen blue uniform of a Civil War “Billy Yank.”

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont News |

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    Hamburg School Board President Brooke Adams strikes gavel final time after 28 years on board

    After 28 years as a Hamburg Area school director with the past several as its president, Brooke Adams struck the gavel for the final time on Nov. 23.

    By Arch Kurtz For Berks-Mont News |

  • Sports

    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.

    By Jeff Dewees For 21st Century Media |

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    Kutztown alum graduates from Marines

    PVT. Nathan Lee Bowman, 19, graduated Nov. 13 from the Marines, at Parris Island, SC. Bowman is a Combat Engineer and Expert Rifleman with 1st RT BN PLT 1089 Delta Company.

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