RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 28 Nov 2015 18:40:35 -0500 60 <![CDATA[First Saturday of December means Chillin' on Main in Boyertown]]> Join Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) for Santa's arrival at our Chillin' on Main with Santa event scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be a day of family activities right on East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown. (Philadelphia Avenue will be closed from Chestnut Street to North Reading Avenue from 10 a.

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<![CDATA[Playcrafters of Skippack's 'Love Happens']]> Stuff happens. So goes the adage (okay, slightly tweaked) we're all familiar with. But on the flip side, there is a higher calling, and it's happening now on Playcrafters' stage.

Up next is the romantic comedy, Love Happens, by the very popular yet relatively unknown playwright Rich Orloff, "who is celebrating 30 years since his first play was produced," said veteran Actor/Director Paul Dake, making his directorial debut this season at Playcrafters.

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<![CDATA['Creed' gives the 'Rocky' legacy new life]]> "Creed" director Ryan Coogler never imagined setting his long-in-the-works "Rocky" spin-off anywhere but Philadelphia, the location of the original "Rocky" movie and all five of its sequels.

But, for the first time since Sylvester Stallone ran up the Art Museum steps, the City of Brotherly Love is more than just a backdrop to the action.

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<![CDATA[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.

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<![CDATA[State Police: Crash in Bethel Township]]> On Nov. 20 at approximately 6:45 a.m., State Police from the Hamburg station responded to a two vehicle at Lancaster Avenue in Bethel Township.

The crash occurred as driver Francisco Mundaray-Valerio, 27, of Reading, was attempting to make a left hand turn onto Martha Drive from Lancaster Avenue.

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<![CDATA[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 actual literary works, including Shakespeare in 2013, Greek myths last year and this year, The Canterbury Tales, with a Monty Python twist.

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<![CDATA[Blue Mountain 4-H Livestock Club 'aims for 100']]> Four area youth are aiming for a 100, that is aiming to go to the 100 PA Farm Show in January as exhibitors. All four area youth are members of the Blue Mountain 4-H Livestock Club. Each youth is raising a market lamb. The dynamic duo of Strouse and Strouse, Stephani and Sara Strouse of Auburn, are raising two lambs.

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<![CDATA[Circling the holiday season]]> South Schuylkill Garden Club met recently to participate in a workshop on creating a Holiday Wreath with Forget-Me-Not Florists of Pioneer Evergreen Farms in Orwigsburg.

Ken Fetteroff Jr., owner of Forget-Me-Not Florists and his amazing team of designers assisted club members in arranging and decorating their pine wreaths.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Item Community Calendar Dec. 2]]> Submit to Calendar: Email event listings to Note Item Calendar in email subject.


Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions second and fourth Thursdays. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg: 2 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays in Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: Square dancing, barn dancing, hoe downs and more]]> When I was a teenager, my friends and I enjoyed country dancing at Hummel's Snack Bar and Dance Hall (now C.J. Hummel's Restaurant, Bar and Gathering Place) in Lenhartsville. My friends and I always had to find a ride to get to the dances, but my classmate, Doris (Baver) Schlenker, told me, "I used to go to Hummel's hoedowns.

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<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: The French Huguenot connection to recent Paris attacks]]> The most recent attack on the people of France has reminded PA Dutch ancestors of their French Huguenot ethnology. Although the PA Dutch people speak in German dialect, my wife and I are actually French Huguenots, but very much considered PA Dutch, whose ancestors arrived in America to escape religious persecution in Europe.

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<![CDATA[Reading Symphony Orchestra to host 2nd annual Holiday Extravaganza]]> On Saturday, Dec. 19 the Reading Symphony Orchestra will present its second annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Santander Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m.

Featuring both the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO) and the Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra (RSJSO), this concert will present many of your favorite holiday classics and will be a fun event for the whole family! The Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra will be joined on stage by the Boyertown Area High School Show Choir under the direction of Jeffrey Brunner.

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<![CDATA[Musical groups to perform all day at Christmas in Kutztown]]> This year's Christmas in Kutztown celebration, on Dec. 5, is slated to include an expanded set of musical offerings. Five musical groups from the Kutztown University Music Department, as well as bands and choirs from the Kutztown Area School District and area musicians will be preforming a wide variety of music including holiday songs throughout the day.

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<![CDATA['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.

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<![CDATA[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.

Local Bands and Venues

2 Dec - Stephanie Grace at The Railroad House, Sinking Spring (7 p.m. start)

3 Dec - Steve Carlisle at Cutillo's Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.

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