RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:25:38 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations]]> A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

Clay For Water was created by Corey Johnson of CJ Pottery to raise awareness of and money for clean water access in developing countries like Nicaragua.

"We are all about educating people on both sides of the spectrum - people who have more than they know how to deal with, and people who have next to nothing," Johnson said in a telephone interview.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:11:49 -0400 20150725123614 2015-07-25T12:11:49-04:00 2015-07-25T12:36:14-04:00
<![CDATA['ART Attack' resurrected throughout for summer 2015]]> Boyertown's Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Ave., has resurrected "ART Attack," a show of artwork in all media. The show opened on June 26 and runs through August 29.

"ART Attack has no particular theme or size restrictions," explained Studio B Gallery Director Susan Biebuyck. "Summer is such a freeing, relaxing time for many of us, a time of exploration and fun.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:20:06 -0400 20150723102006 2015-07-23T10:20:06-04:00 2015-07-23T10:20:06-04:00
<![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

22 July - Jim Meck - at CJ Hummels, Lenhartsville (6:30 p.m. start)

23 July - Matt Borrello in a Listen Live Music Concert in the Park at The Upper Saucon Township Park, Upper Saucon (7 p.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:49:14 -0400 20150717164914 2015-07-17T16:49:14-04:00 2015-07-17T16:49:14-04:00
<![CDATA[First Kutztown Kruizz kicks off bicentennial celebration festivities July 25]]> Plans have been completed for the first Kutztown Kruizz, to take place on Main Street, Kutztown July 25, announced Kelly Neyhart, event chair.

Hosted by the Kutztown Community Partnership, the event will kick off the borough's bicentennial celebration festivities. All proceeds will benefit Kutztown Strong.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:49:11 -0400 20150717164911 2015-07-17T16:49:11-04:00 2015-07-17T16:49:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Playcrafters presents 'A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody']]> New Years' resolutions come in all sizes and mostly deal with lifestyle choices: vows to lose weight, cut out carbs, or to exercise more. However, when you're rich and bored and in the midst of a mid-life crisis, your resolutions may take license outside the norm.

And so it is with Playcrafters' latest installment of "A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody," written by Ron Bernas.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:26:39 -0400 20150713162639 2015-07-13T16:26:39-04:00 2015-07-13T16:26:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood has The Addams Family: Cast from Kutztown, Fleetwood and Birdsboro areas and beyond presents new musical comedy]]> The comic strip The Addams Family comes to life with Fleetwood Community Theatre on July 23 on the stage at Fleetwood High School.

The Addamses are a satirical inversion of the ideal American family; an eccentric, wealthy clan who delight in the macabre and are unaware, or do not care, that other people find them bizarre or frightening.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 11:51:18 -0400 20150713123938 2015-07-11T11:51:18-04:00 2015-07-13T12:39:38-04:00
<![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

16 July - Colour & Codeine at Black Jax American Pub & Grill, Douglassville (7:30 p.m. start)

16 July - Kim & Friends at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 11:51:24 -0400 20150711115124 2015-07-11T11:51:24-04:00 2015-07-11T11:51:24-04:00
<![CDATA[The Happy Dutchmen German Band concert moved to Kutztown Park Bandshell]]> The Happy Dutchmen German Band concert for this coming Saturday, July 18, part of the Borough of Kutztown 2015 Concert Series, has been moved.

Originally advertised and scheduled for the Kutztown Fairgrounds from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., the concert has been moved to the Kutztown Park Bandshell and will be from 7 to 9 p.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 11:51:22 -0400 20150711115122 2015-07-11T11:51:22-04:00 2015-07-11T11:51:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Tel Hai hosts Chiquita Paints Art Class on July 17 in Honey Brook]]> Registration is now open for the 'Chiquita Paints' art class hosted by Tel Hai Retirement Community on Friday, July 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Instructor Jaclyn Schneider provides all supplies for the two-hour class. There is a fee charged for the class per person.

'Chiquita Paints' reinvents the traditional art class for people of any age.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:05:36 -0400 20150708170536 2015-07-08T17:05:36-04:00 2015-07-08T17:05:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Get the Scoop at Clay on Main's Ice Cream Social]]> Clay on Main will be hosting its annual Ice Cream Social and Open House on Saturday, July 18, at the studio at 313 Main Street in the village of Oley from 12 to 3 p.m. The social will have activities for all ages. Demonstrations including the pottery wheel, tile making, and sculpture will be going on throughout the day.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:03:28 -0400 20150708110328 2015-07-08T11:03:28-04:00 2015-07-08T11:03:28-04:00
<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town July 8]]> 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

9 July - Christine Havrilla in Listen Live Music Concerts in the Park Series at Upper Saucon Township Park, Upper Saucon Twp. (7 p.m. start)

9 July - Griz Band at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Pleasentville (7 p.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:14:02 -0400 20150707131402 2015-07-07T13:14:02-04:00 2015-07-07T13:14:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Steel River Playhouse founders invest in Broadway show and come out winners]]> Bill and Marta Kiesling have been involved in the area theater for many years, including the founding of what is now Steel River Playhouse, but it is their current venture which has taken them to Broadway and the Tony Awards.

The couple invested in a little musical called "Fun Home," because they believed in its message.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150708102859 2015-07-03T02:00:00-04:00 2015-07-08T10:28:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Duzzn Matta Band takes stage in Honey Brook Borough July 12]]> The second concert of the summer in Honey Brook Borough will be held on Sunday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. when the Duzzn Matta Band takes the stage to perform a variety of classic rock cover tunes.

The drummer in the band, Chuck Kildea, is a Honey Brook Borough resident and is looking forward to the opportunity to showcase the bands' talent and enthusiasm for performing.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:24:16 -0400 20150701172416 2015-07-01T17:24:16-04:00 2015-07-01T17:24:16-04:00
<![CDATA['Legendary' exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture]]> Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

In the exhibit "Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene," his pictures tell the stories of those who participate in "the culture of house balls of the African-American and Latino gay, transgender, and queer community," organizers say.

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:58:11 -0400 20150627115811 2015-06-27T11:58:11-04:00 2015-06-27T11:58:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Studio B resurrects ART Attack for Summer 2015]]> Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, is resurrecting ART Attack, a show of artwork in all media, opening June 26 and running through Aug. 29.

"ART Attack has no particular theme or size restrictions," explained Studio B Gallery Director Susan Biebuyck. "Summer is such a freeing, relaxing time for many of us, a time of exploration and fun.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:45:39 -0400 20150626104539 2015-06-26T10:45:39-04:00 2015-06-26T10:45:39-04:00