RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:27:10 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Erika Stearly at Studio B invites you to participate in "Take a Painting"]]> In finishing her Master in Fine Arts degree with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Erika Stearly found grant funding from Black Rock Foundation to install her interactive "Take a Painting" project at Studio B Fine Art Gallery in Boyertown, PA, during November 2014.

Stearly will present her project to the community as a presentation during Bob Wood's "Cheap Date Night," scheduled for Friday, November 21, 2014, from 7 to 8 p.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:21:13 -0500 2014-11-18T15:21:13-05:00 2014-11-18T15:21:27-05:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown artist Jan Crooker's painting hangs in new Lehigh Valley Health Network's sports medicine center]]> Kutztown artist Jan Crooker was happy to announce the sale of her work for the new offices of the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown for the new sports medicine center. The painting "Candy Case" is from a continuing series of acrylic paintings of brightly lighted objects. She will also be showing her work on Dec.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:38:34 -0500 2014-11-18T12:38:34-05:00 2014-11-18T12:38:35-05:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Patriot Community Calendar of Events & Notices Nov. 20]]> Send events to by Friday noon week prior to publication.

Brandywine Community Library

Nov. 20: 7 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting in meeting room, open to the public.

Nov. 22: 10:30 a.m. Storytime for Elementary and older preschoolers. Today's featured author is Marc Brown.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:36:55 -0500 2014-11-18T12:36:55-05:00 2014-11-18T12:36:56-05:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown dancers present 'Peter Pan' ballet]]> Rhythm in Motion Dance Company in Kutztown presents the ballet, "Peter Pan," Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 7 at 3 p.m., at the Kutztown Middle School.

Kelly Corman, owner and director, said they like to perform the classic fairy tale ballets and have performed Cinderella and Snow White and wanted to try Peter Pan.

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:38:20 -0500 2014-11-17T13:38:20-05:00 2014-11-17T13:39:18-05:00
<![CDATA[Tulpehocken students present 'Circus Olympus: A Mythical Comedy in Two Acts']]> Tulpehocken Jr./Sr. High School will present its fall play on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, in the auditorium at the school on New Schaefferstown Road. This year's offering promises to continue the zany take on classics begun with last year's "Shakespeare Shenanigans," and once again age-old stories will be seen in a novel light.

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:37:32 -0500 2014-11-17T11:37:32-05:00 2014-11-17T11:37:37-05:00
<![CDATA[New Chippy Chipmunk book focuses on loss and healing through nature]]> Dealing with loss is difficult for all involved. At times, talking about that loss can be even more difficult. This can become even harder when there is a child involved.

"Every day gets better," is what Chippy Chipmunk thinks at the end of the latest installment in the series by award-winning nature photographer Kathy Miller, "Chippy Chipmunk: Friends in the Garden.

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:22:00 -0500 2014-11-17T11:22:00-05:00 2014-11-17T11:22:03-05:00
<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town Nov. 19 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

19 Nov: Open Mic w/ Black Rue at Fujiyamas Sunset Lounge, Pottstown (8 p.

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:36:56 -0500 2014-11-17T10:36:56-05:00 2014-11-17T10:36:59-05:00
<![CDATA[Mentalist Jesse Dameron to offer 'mystery, comedy and inspiration' at Historic State Theatre of Boyertown]]> On Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Historic State Theatre of Boyertown will host an "Evening of Entertainment" to include three mind-bending acts of illusion and mentalism, as well as live music.

Emcee Wayne Shifflet will host the event, which features Illusionist Connor Staskel and Quickchange Artists Brent and Crystal Lill, along with a final performance from Mentalist Jesse Dameron.

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:35:03 -0500 2014-11-15T13:35:03-05:00 2014-11-17T12:28:34-05:00
<![CDATA[Christmas at Joanna: a three night 19th century Christmas experience]]> For three evenings in December, Historic Joanna Furnace glows with the warmth of a 19th century Christmas season.

Friday through Sunday, Dec. 5 to 7 from 5 to 9 p.m., visitors will experience Joanna Furnace in a new light. Thousands of luminaries light the walkways throughout the furnace complex; flood lights gently illuminate the 217-year-old iron furnace complex; bonfires mark gathering places for warmth and for the old traditional community festivities of caroling, storytelling and meeting Kris Kringle.

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:20:05 -0500 2014-11-15T10:20:05-05:00 2014-11-15T10:20:31-05:00
<![CDATA[Bluestone provides evening of bluegrass music Dec. 6]]> On Saturday, Dec. 6, an evening of bluegrass music will be held at the Fivepointville Fire Hall Rt. 897, north of Terre Hill, featuring Bluestone.

Bluestone has been together 20 years and their members are Carroll Swam (guitar/lead vocals), Dick Laird (mandolin/tenor), Jon Glik (fiddle) aka "Baltimore Jonny", Heath Laird (acoustic bass), Russ Hooper (dobro), Jeff Laird (2nd guitar/ lead vocals) and Tom Neal (banjo/baritone vocals).

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:18:24 -0500 2014-11-15T10:18:24-05:00 2014-11-15T10:18:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery County Community College's West End Student Theatre and Theatre Arts Program to present 'Rabbit Hole']]> Montgomery County Community College's West End Student Theatre and Theatre Arts program are set to present "Rabbit Hole," a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by David Lindsay-Abaire. Show dates are Thursday-Saturday, November 13, 14 and 15, at 7 p.m. All performances will be held in the College's South Hall Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown.

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:51:11 -0500 2014-11-12T11:51:11-05:00 2014-11-12T11:52:17-05:00
<![CDATA[Epiphany, with Opening Artist Keith Morris, to perform at The State this Friday]]> The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown is proud to present an evening of wholesome family entertainment with a Christian Flair, featuring Epiphany with opening artist Keith Morris, in concert on Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Doors will open to the public at 7:00 pm. Tickets are currently on sale now at www.

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:49:29 -0500 2014-11-12T11:49:29-05:00 2014-11-12T11:49:31-05:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown High School's production of 'Fiddler on the Roof' brings music, history and tradition to life]]> This summer Kutztown senior Brock Rabenold was surprised when he picked up his script for the lead role of Tevye, the Jewish patriarch in Fiddler on the Roof.

"I've been part of the musical since I was in seventh grade," he said. "The lead actors usually follow a typical pattern of falling in love over the course of the show.

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:08:03 -0500 2014-11-10T15:08:03-05:00 2014-11-11T16:12:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Tulpehocken students display artwork in Reading exhibit Nov. 13 through Feb. 27]]> The first of a series of exhibits showcasing Berks County students' artwork will open Nov. 13 at Berks County Community Foundation headquarters, 237 Court St., Reading.

"Art and music programs continue to be threatened during school districts' budget discussions, but those programs are vital to students' social, emotional and educational development," said Kevin K.

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:56:30 -0500 2014-11-10T12:56:30-05:00 2014-11-10T12:56:40-05:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown artist Marilyn Fox exhibits at Jewish Cultural Center]]> Kutztown artist Marilyn J. Fox presents a collection of new work at the gallery of the Jewish Cultural Center, Wyomissing.

These new oil paintings focusing on the still life and embrace color and narrative in a style reminiscent of artist Pierre Bonnard.

Fox maintains a studio in Kutztown.

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:16:16 -0500 2014-11-07T14:16:16-05:00 2014-11-07T14:16:37-05:00