In Other News

Berks County District Attorney’s Forensic Services Crime Lab awarded international accreditation

Berks County District Attorney’s Office|

Lenhartsville 4-H Clovers bake 102 pies

Pies, pies and more pies filled a church kitchen in the days leading to Thanksgiving. Baked fresh and placed in crisp, white boxes, the 102 desserts were prepared by members of the 4-H Clovers, Lenhartsville, during their first annual pie sale. Procee...

By Kolleen Long For Digital First Media|


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    Garden Spot Village Holiday Train Room Open House returns

    New Holland >> The 2016 Christmas season will mark the 12th year the Model Railroad Club at Garden Spot Village has opened its model train room to the public for their Holiday Train Room Open House. Since 2005, visiting the elaborate O- and HO-gauge displays has become a Christmas season tradition for many Eastern Lancaster County families. For the past 11 years, the open house has attracted over 24,000 visitors.

    From Garden Spot Village|

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    Laura Dietrich named 2016 PA Outstanding 4-H Horse Member

    Leesport >> Laura Dietrich was announced as the 2016 Pennsylvania Outstanding 4-H Horse Member at the 2016 State 4-H Horse Show Recognition Ceremony Oct. 29 at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg.

    Penn State Extension|

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    WTIM: Music Around Town Nov. 30 edition

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


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    SALT Performing Arts sets the holiday mood with ‘Christmas Spectacular’

    Celebrate the holiday season with the entire family at SALT Performing Arts as they present “Christmas Spectacular 2016.” The show opens Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 11.

    From SALT Performing Arts|

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    A Look Back in History: The Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas Putz and implementation of trains

    Almost every American whose family roots predate the American Revolution has fond memories of yuletide folkways, sharing with their family, the warmth and joy experienced living in a real life “Christmas Putz” we call the American homeland. Our ancestors, so very proud of pioneering the United States since 1776, and much earlier, developed the Christmas folkway of putting a miniature landscape resemblance of our native countryside underneath the Christmas tree to celebrate...

    By Richard L.T. Orth & Richard H. Shaner|

  • Entertainment

    Local theaters bring the holiday spirit to Berks County

    Curtains are going up on holiday shows in Berks County, so if you’re in need of holiday cheer, here’s what’s coming up in December:

    By Cheryl Thornburg|

  • Announcements

    Berks Encore joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season

    Reading >> Berks Encore is proud to announce that it will be participating in the annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America — one of four national Share the Love charitable partners for the ninth year running.


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    Auge named new executive director at Hickory House Nursing Home

    HONEY BROOK >> Hickory House Nursing Home, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Honey Brook, is welcoming a new executive director, Jason Auge.


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    Hopewell Furnace presents Iron Plantation Christmas Dec. 3

    Celebrate an “Iron Plantation Christmas” and stroll through 100 years of American Christmas’, at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site on Saturday, Dec. 3. This free event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature Christmas as celebrated during the 18th and 19th centuries at Hopewell Furnace.

    National Park Service|

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    Dahlia Moyer inducted into National Honor Society

    Dahlia Moyer, 17, a senior from Morgantown, was among the 20 high school students from Commonwealth Charter Academy, a statewide public cyber charter school, who were inducted into the National Honor Society Nov. 18 for demonstrating excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students need a minimum 3.6 GPA to be accepted into the society.


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