RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:31:10 -0500 60 <![CDATA[New research from Albright faculty member suggests monkeys can understand their own actions]]> New research from Albright College's Justin Couchman, Ph.D., shows that rhesus monkeys appear to have a sense of self-agency, or the ability to understand that they caused something to happen. This finding sheds light on the evolution of self-recognition and self-awareness in humans.

In earlier research, Couchman, assistant professor of psychology at Albright, showed that rhesus monkeys, a species which usually fail an important test of self-awareness - the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror - were able to recognize their own actions in some situations.

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<![CDATA[The 30 Day Film Challenge captures Berks County]]> If the making of movie magic is something that intrigues you, this is an opportunity you will not want to pass up.

The 30 Day Film Challenge is coming to Berks County, where individuals and groups are invited to produce a five to 12 minute film that is shot within the month of January.

The competition is open to Berks County; Films must be submitted by Dec.

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<![CDATA[Listen Up: Chasing the music 2014]]> Chasing the music in 2014 has been quite an adventure. Some shows are boldly etched in the frozen glacier that is my mind, while others fade in and out like a warm summer breeze. During the Polar Votex's last year, several venues provided us comfortable, warm places to listen. The Macungie Institute home of Listen Live Music, a very cool space, was built in an era when auditoriums were made for acoustics and the LLM folks use it to it's potential with both open mics and concerts.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town Nov. 26 edition]]> By Tim Dietterick

Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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

26 Nov: Monkey Bizzness day before Turkey Day Bash at The Reiffton Fire Co, Reiffton (10 p.

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<![CDATA[Small Beginnings: Are we the only folks 'Giving Thanks' today?]]> Perhaps on this specific day, Americans around the world are the only people pausing to return thanks for their many blessings. But many other cultures have their own version of Thanksgiving and even if it is not directly related to our pilgrim feast, it's interesting to find out that pausing to reflect and be grateful is a somewhat universal experience.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: Of turkey, corn, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie]]> In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is a family celebration of fellowship and the sharing of a festive meal. As with most festive occasions, particular foods are associated with these days. Thus, it is that the pleasant aromas of turkey, corn, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie permeate families' homes on Thanksgiving Day.

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<![CDATA[Koziar's Christmas Village named one of North America's Best Events for 2015]]> The American Bus Association announced that Koziar's Christmas Village in Bernville has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North American for 2015 by an experienced expert tourism industry selection committee. ABA's 2015 Top 100 Events Selection Committee selected Koziar's Christmas Village from hundreds of event nominations submitted by ABA members.

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<![CDATA['Adventures in the Land of Art': Kutztown Middle Schoolers, KU art students offer art experience with senior citizens]]> Kutztown Middle School and Kutztown University art students collaborated for "Adventures in the Land of Art," offering an art experience with community senior citizens.

Kutztown Middle School and KU students gathered on Nov. 19 in the Trinity Lutheran Church for their second Intergenerational Gathering, inviting senior citizens to join them in creating artwork, enjoying refreshments, and sharing conversation.

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<![CDATA[Popular Roadside America Dutch couple statues reach 50th year]]> When sorting through files from the family business, Delores Heinsohn recently pulled out a yellowed envelope and found letters and photographs dating back 50 years. As she read the hand-printed notes, she realized what she had found -- a historical record of the famous Dutch Couple outside her family business and local landmark, Roadside America in Shartlesville.

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<![CDATA[BCTC students cook up third live broadcast]]> The Berks Career and Technology Center teamed up with Kutztown University Students and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to broadcast a live cooking demonstration from the BCTC Leesport campus on Nov. 18.

As 1 p.m. approached, the students prepared for cameras to roll, reading over their cue cards and adjusting their cameras for just the right angles.

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<![CDATA[Tulpehocken students' artwork first in exhibit series at Berks County Community Foundation]]> The Berks County Community Foundation held the first of a series of student art show openings, which showcased the work of Tulpehocken students, on Nov. 13 at their facility in Reading.

The event offered refreshments and a walk-through of the facility, which is housing more than 50 works of art created by Tulpehocken School District students of all ages.

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<![CDATA[PennDOT, State Police focus on seat belt use, impaired driving during 'Operation Safe Holiday']]> Keeping the upcoming holiday season free of tragic vehicle crashes is the aim of "Operation Safe Holiday," a joint campaign by Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT and local law enforcement. The holiday enforcement will focus on nighttime seat belt use and impaired driving.

The operation begins with statewide Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement that runs from Nov.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area: Paws to Give this holiday season through Dec. 12]]> Help us help those forgotten. Donations an be given to any staff member of Interlace Communications or dropped off by the Christmas tree in the lobby area of the Berks North Professional Building, 10 Zions Church Road, Shoemakersville. Questions? Contact Jackie at 610-914-0005.

Hillside SPCA (www.

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<![CDATA[Congressman Dent chosen to lead House Ethics Committee]]> Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) released the following statement after his appointment as the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee for the 114th Congress.

"I appreciate the trust that the Speaker and my colleagues have placed in me for the last six years as I have served on the Ethics Committee.

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<![CDATA[Argall joins Senate leadership team, will chair Senate Policy Committee]]> As part of the Senate Republican Caucus's reorganization on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 12, Senator David G. Argall (R-29) was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee.

"I am very pleased to appoint Senator Argall as Chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee," Scarnati said.

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