RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:20:30 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, presented at Warwick High School Jan. 3]]> Laurel Dance Company's version of the classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, will be presented at Warwick High School Auditorium, 301 West Orange Street in Lititz on January 3rd, 2015. Performances are at 2 and 4 PM. Tickets may be purchased at

In the giving-spirit of the holidays, the 501c3 non-profit company is offering the following attendance opportunities: Discounts to both shows apply for senior citizens and students to age 17, and discounted tickets for non-profit organizations are available for the 2 PM show by emailing marshal4@ptd.

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<![CDATA[Garden Spot Village Train Club celebrates 10th anniversary with open house]]> Garden Spot Village Train Club held an open house display for their 10 Year Anniversary, on Dec. 13.

Many children and families waited in line to see the different train display layouts.

The club had their first opening in 2004. The room had been reconstructed in 2012 to accommodate the many visitors.

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<![CDATA[Elmcroft Senior Living's Angel Tree helps residents remember those they love]]> The holiday season is a time to appreciate life's blessings, gather together with loved ones and reflect on our memories from the past year. The holidays can be a difficult time when we remember loved ones who have died and are no longer around to celebrate with us.

Residents of Elmcroft Senior Living, Reading, took the time to remember those who have past with an Angel Tree Ceremony Wednesday, Dec.

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<![CDATA[Tri County Record Community Calendar of Events & Notices Dec. 23]]> Ongoing & Upcoming

Teen Outdoor Adventure Club: Climbing, caving or hiking and geocaching. Meetings at Lion's Club, 14 Mt. Pleasant Road, Honey Brook Wednesdays 7 p.m. Teens 13 and over invited. Call Allen Maddox at 610-741-3831,, Facebook as Dragon Breath Grotto Venturing Crew 9.

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<![CDATA[The Salvation Army Glenmoore: More than 1,000 families received a holiday meal and toys for Christmas]]> More than 1,000 families from Honey Brook, Glenmore and Elverson received food for a holiday meal and toys for the children on Dec. 19 in time for Christmas.

"For The Salvation Army Glenmoore Food Pantry Christmas 2014, 1,025 people were assisted for Christmas," wrote Cindy Yearsley, Regional Manager, The Salvation Army, to the Tri County Record.

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<![CDATA[Listen Up: Keep it simple]]> It's amazing how one small incident can trigger a flood of thoughts and memories.

I remember hearing Charlie Daniels playing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" for the first time. Even being a viola player I had a hard time understanding how to play it. At my best I could only manage to play about 85 percent of it and then not quite up to speed.

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<![CDATA[Christmas tradition continues for Boyertown Girl Scout Troops]]> It is a tradition for the Girl Scouts of Brownie Troop 1759 and Junior Troop 1854 to visit Walnut Woods each year to sing Christmas carols.

On Monday, Dec. 1, the girls sang many songs that included Silent Night Holy Night, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bell Rock. Many of the residents of Walnut Woods, who attended the event, sang along.

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<![CDATA[Colebrookdale Elementary second graders share favorite holiday traditions]]> Isaiah Elwell: My favorite tradition is going to my grandparent's house for Christmas. I like spending time with my family. I also like buying, giving, and opening presents. This makes me feel happy. I love Christmas!

Kylie Hansley: On Christmas, we put a Christmas tree up and our Elf on the shelf comes to our house and his name is Jingle Bells.

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<![CDATA[Tilden Elementary Center: Mrs. Biehl's class answers 'What is your favorite holiday activity?']]> Olivia K.: At Christmas my family decorates the tree together.

Logan M.: I go to my mom and dad's for Christmas.

Abby K.: Every year my family gets a Christmas tree and we decorate it together.

Holden G.: Every year my family decorates the Christmas tree together.

Madison R.

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<![CDATA[Tilden Elementary Center: Mrs. Smith's class answers 'What is your favorite holiday activity?']]> Carson B.: My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies. I also like decorating my house.

Juliette B.: I like Christmas. What I like about it is we celebrate Jesus. I have a Jesus book.

Lillian D.: My favorite tradition is hanging our stockings and decorating them. We have lots of fun doing that and we love decorating the tree.

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<![CDATA[Amity Township residents to see no tax increase]]> The Amity Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Dec. 17 a 2015 budget of $4 million with no tax increase.

Taxes will remain at 1.95 mills.

Properties with an assessed value of $100,000 pay an annual tax bill of $195.

Township Manager Charles E. Lyon confirmed that the township will receive $165,000 in earned income tax revenue by Dec.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley Elementary School: Mrs. Lafko's class answers 'What is your favorite holiday movie, television show or song?']]> Brianna S.: My favorite movie is "The Happy Elf" because it makes me laugh.

Landon H.: My favorite song is "Run, Run Rudolph." I like it because I always listen to it. It gets my heart moving.

Autumn M.: My favorite song is "Jingle Bells." My mom plays it in the car. My sister always says to turn it off, but I say to keep playing it.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley Elementary School: Ms. Reimert's class answers 'What is your favorite holiday movie, television show or song?']]> Isaiah R.: My favorite holiday show is "Frosty the Snowman." I like the part when Frosty melts and Santa bring him back to life.

Trenton H.: My favorite holiday movie is "The Polar Express." I like the part when they get stuck on the ice the most.

Taylor H.: My favorite holiday story is "'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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<![CDATA[Tilden Elementary Center: Mr. Schaeffer's class answers 'What is your favorite holiday activity?']]> Cameron K.: My favorite tradition is opening Christmas presents on Christmas morning.

Genevieve A.: My favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree while listening to music and watching "Rudolph."

Destinie B.: My favorite tradition is making gingerbread houses and watching "Rudolph.

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<![CDATA[Tilden Elementary Center: Mrs. Haring's class answers 'What is your favorite holiday activity?']]> Raymond A.: I like decorating our house for Christmas. I also like decorating the tree.

Hannah B.: I like to bake cookies. This year when we were baking cookies my Mom kept forgetting stuff at the store. So we had to keep running to the store and coming back, then running to the store and coming back.

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