RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:25:53 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Morgantown Coffee House celebrates opening with ribbon cutting]]> The newly open Morgantown Coffee House, Route 23 and Twin Valley Road, invited PA State Representatives Mark Gillen and Gordon Denlinger to celebrate its official opening with a ribbon cutting on Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.

The shop, formerly known as Aroma under different management, was renovated and reopened on Nov.

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<![CDATA[MABA hosts Annual Holiday Dinner: Food, gifts and donations to Animal Rescue League highlights of the evening]]> More than 65 Morgantown Area Business Association members and guests gathered in festive garb for their annual Holiday Dinner at Morgantown's Holiday Inn Nov. 21.

Vice President of Events Linda Lovenstein and Treasurer David Hinkel planned the affair along with all the festivities. The tables were set with white linens with a box of Lorah's Handmade Chocolates at each place setting.

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<![CDATA[100 years of Christmas to be showcased at Hopewell Furnace]]> The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to celebrate an "Iron Plantation Christmas" and to stroll through 100 years of American Christmas traditions at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. This free event will take place on Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature Christmas as celebrated from 1771-1883 at Hopewell Furnace.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley Rotary Club honors Twin Valley senior Ashley Hoffma, and junior Jared Lawler]]> Twin Valley School District officials are pleased to announce that on November 19 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School senior Ashley Hoffman, and junior Jared Lawler as their Students of the Month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

Ashley was honored for her academic and athletic achievements.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley High School December Intern of the Month Sarah Mundell]]> Sarah Mundell, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named December's Intern of the Month.

Mundell has been interning at Twin Valley Elementary Center for two years and her success as an intern has continued to grow over time.

As a junior, Mundell interned with learning support at TVEC under Mrs.

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<![CDATA[Robeson Township water system study could determine if public sewer hook-up is required]]> Robeson Township Board of Supervisors are conducting a water system study that could determine if public sewer hook-up would be required by Department of Environmental Protection.

Robeson Township Sewage Enforcement Officer Allen Maderia discussed the Allegheny Corridor Act 537 Study Plan for the Green Hills Lake area.

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<![CDATA[Midfielders Phillip Bell, Honey Brook, and Greg Zimmerman, Elverson, were strong contributors to PAISAA State Championship winning Hill School Boys Varsity Soccer Team]]> Midfielders Phillip Bell of Honey Brook and Greg Zimmerman of Elverson were both strong freshman contributors to the success of this years' PAISAA State Championship winning Hill School Boys Varsity Soccer Team.

After a solid regular season the boys entered the first round of the State Playoffs and defeated a valiant Episcopal Academy squad 2-1.

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<![CDATA[Preparation, flexibility urged ahead of potential storm during holiday travel]]> With weather forecasts calling for potential wintry mixes or accumulating snow on Wednesday, PennDOT is urging drivers to be prepared and change travel plans if necessary.

"We all want to visit our friends and families this Thanksgiving, but I urge all motorists to be prepared for potential winter road conditions and consider altering travel if necessary," PennDOT Secretary Barry J.

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<![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.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:13:49 -0500 2014-11-24T12:13:49-05:00 2014-11-24T12:13:51-05:00
<![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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