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 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:16:59 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce presents Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night]]> The Chamber announces its first Comedy Night to be held on Friday, Oct. 2 at the Kutztown Fire Company, 310 Noble Street. Hosted by Comic Steve Borkowski, with headliner Comic Chip Chantry, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night will also feature performances by Jason Brown and Tyler Rothrock.

This event is open to the public, and $15 advance tickets are on sale now at the Chamber office, 110 West Main Street, Kutztown.

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<![CDATA[Studio B invites submissions for third annual exhibit 'To Be: Know Thyself…You Do You' -- combining literary and visual art]]> Writers and artists are invited to submit work to Studio B's third annual exhibit combining literary and visual art entitled "To Be: Know Thyself…You Do You."

"The theme for this year's exhibit is intended to celebrate the 500th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, presumed to be April 23, 1616," said Jane Stahl, Studio B's director of Community Relations and former teacher of English.

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<![CDATA[Hibernia County Park invites community to Murder Mystery at Hibernia Mansion]]> The Friends of Hibernia County Park invite you to an evening of "Peace, Love & Homicide" on Sept. 25 and 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Hibernia Mansion.

Heavy, man! Who went ape and offed a dude? Did the hip cat bug out or hang around to fake out the fuzz? It's a bad scene, and Johnny Law needs your help to get the juice on this group of suspects.

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<![CDATA[Studio B opens "Til Death Do Us Art"; unique exhibit features artist couples who live and create together]]> For artist Susan Biebuyck, gallery director for Studio B, the hills of her neighborhood are alive with art!

"Almost twenty years ago, after my scientist husband Gavin and I bought an old house in the hills of Oley as our home, we were delighted and amazed to find so many talented artists living close by," Biebuyck shared.

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<![CDATA[Steel River Playhouse to host Open House, kick off its 2015-2016 school year]]> Steel River Playhouse, Pottstown, is hosting a free Educational Open House to kick off its 2015-2016 school year on Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30. Festivities take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Light refreshments will be served.

Each day's presentation will cover the same material over the two-hour event time, so attendees may choose one of the two days.

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<![CDATA[A call for singers -- 3rd Annual Amity Idol Singing Contest slated for Saturday, Sept. 12]]> The Daniel Boone Optimist Club is looking for singers between the ages of 11 - 19 to compete in the 3rd Annual Amity Idol Singing Contest on Saturday, Sept. 12, during their Community Day event. Singers can perform alone or in a group of up to four people. Returning as a guest judge this year will be Jon Gosselin, star of TLC's hit show Jon & Kate Plus 8.

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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

26 Aug - Jim Meck atT he Veterans Memorial, Beach Haven NJ (7:30 p.m. start)

26 Aug - Stephanie Grace w/ The Uptown Band At The Elizabethtown Fair, Elizabethtown PA (7:30 p.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:03:06 -0400 20150821160306 2015-08-21T16:03:06-04:00 2015-08-21T16:03:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Hay Creek Festival slated for Sept. 11, 12 and 13 -- set to be entertaining as well as historic]]> September is upon us, and that means it's time for the Hay Creek Festival held at Historic Joanna Furnace. Now, in its 39th year, this popular southern Berks County historic festival is an authentic traditional technology, arts and crafts event. At the same time, it also gives visitors an opportunity to enjoy the timeless entertainment, the kind which is suitable for the entire family.

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<![CDATA[The extraordinary historic adventure continues at the 39th Annual Hay Creek Festival]]> Celebrate the 2015 Hay Creek Festival. Bring the whole family to Historic Joanna Furnace in southern Berks County the weekend after Labor Day. The entire 26-acre Joanna Furnace historic site, an 18th and 19th century ironmaking community, will be teeming with history, food, crafts, music and excitement for everyone.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:21:19 -0400 20150819132119 2015-08-19T13:21:19-04:00 2015-08-19T13:21:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Playcrafters of Skippack set to present 'Little Shop of Horrors']]> Music, comedy, and a little bit of horror blend deliciously in Playcrafters' upcoming show, "Little Shop of Horrors," where a unique flower shop plant finds its nourishment in the unthinkable.

The popular rock musical containing a montage of 60s rock 'n' roll tunes, including R&B and doo-wop, and composed by Alan Menken and written by Howard Ashman, had a five-year run off Broadway in 1982 and later, a 2003 adaptation went to Broadway in revival mode.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:33:10 -0400 20150818113310 2015-08-18T11:33:10-04:00 2015-08-18T11:33:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Lyons Fiddle Festival returns with old-fashioned fiddlin' fun]]> Every September, thousands of music lovers gather for old-fashioned fiddlin' fun and food galore, which includes a pig roast, kettles of homemade soups, funnel cakes and baked desserts.

It's The Lyons Fiddle Festival, Sept, 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lyons Community Park, Lyons. The rain date is Sept.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:06:05 -0400 20150817132158 2015-08-14T17:06:05-04:00 2015-08-17T13:21:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Yocum Teens present Miss Electricity at Berks County libraries]]> Teens from Hamburg and Oley put on a show for children this summer across Berks County, stopping at community libraries in Berks.

Dakota Kolbe, 18, Hamburg; Lyndsey Carr, 15, Hamburg; Grace Bertin, 14, Oley; and Jordan Eck, 14, Oley, presented Miss Electricity. They are all members of the Yocum Teen Ensemble of the Yocum Institute for Arts Education in Wyomissing.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:20:25 -0400 20150814182506 2015-08-14T15:20:25-04:00 2015-08-14T18:25:06-04:00
<![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

19 Aug - Legendary Barto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

20 Aug - Front Porch Pickin w/ Amy Forsyth at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:17:35 -0400 20150814171735 2015-08-14T17:17:35-04:00 2015-08-14T17:17:35-04:00
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Vintage baseball comes to Memorial Park]]> Digital First Media

POTTSTOWN >> Vintage baseball came to Memorial Park Sunday. The Colebrookdale Railroad played host to a vintage baseball game at the park and the community came out to ride through the Secret Valley Line with the players.

This historical experience was presented by the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia in partnership with the railroad.

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<![CDATA[Lancaster Symphony Orchestra launches world-influenced program]]> Talk about a season! Fall is that time of year when we get over doing summer yardwork but gear up to get busy for the holidays. In its own way, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra is no exception.

The musicians are going to be quite occupied, launching a world-influenced program beginning Sept.

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