RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:39:59 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Something's Looming Fiber Arts Gallery 'Handmade Holiday 5' show]]> This year's "Handmade Holidays 5" show at the some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery and Studio, 526 Washington St., Reading, will not only celebrate the festive season, but also the importance of small businesses like the gallery.

The work of 30 local, regional and national artists is represented in the show that runs from November 28 to Christmas Eve on Dec.

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:10:14 -0500 2014-11-23T13:10:14-05:00 2014-11-23T13:10:16-05:00
<![CDATA[John's Supply hosts Honey Brook holiday food drive Dec. 6]]> For the fourth year, John's Supply and Rental owners, John and Dorothy Seldomridge, and their family are hosting a holiday food drive at the Honey Brook Food Pantry, located at Door 8 of the Good Food Distribution Center, on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

"This is a Seldomridge family thing that just got started over a dinner conversation," said Debbie Elmer, one of the facilitators of the drive.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:45:26 -0500 2014-11-22T10:45:26-05:00 2014-11-22T10:45:37-05:00
<![CDATA[Big Shot: Bill McClarin]]> With Thanksgiving only days away, many people pause to contemplate why they are thankful. They may show their thanks during church, in an assignment written for school or in the form of a prayer at the Thanksgiving dinner table. There is no wrong answer. Whether one is thankful for a personal Savior, your health, your children, your spouse or a myriad of other people/things, they are all good reasons to be thankful.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:40:35 -0500 2014-11-22T10:40:35-05:00 2014-11-22T10:40:37-05:00
<![CDATA[Elverson Fitness Club hosts Burn the Bird on Black Friday]]> Elverson Fitness Club hosts "Burn the Bird" on Black Friday.

On Friday, Nov. 28, Elverson Fitness Club will be hosting a "Burn the Bird" event. The guest pass fee is waived for the day and everyone is invited to attend! The Club will be offering a great menu of classes to help offset the large menu from the day before.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:39:55 -0500 2014-11-22T10:39:55-05:00 2014-11-22T10:39:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Engagement notice: Steinbrecher and DelRossi to wed]]> Heather Steinbrecher, Elverson, and Terry DelRossi, Honey Brook, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michelle and John Steinbrecher, Elverson. She graduated from Twin Valley High School in 2010 and Boston University in 2014. She is a recruiter for Penske Truck Leasing in Reading.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:39:20 -0500 2014-11-22T10:39:20-05:00 2014-11-22T10:39:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports: Car travels over embankment, enters stream]]> Car travels over embankment, enters stream

EARL TWP, Nov. 14 - A one-car crash occurred on New Holland Road at 6:14 p.m. on Nov. 14. New Holland Police reported that the driver, Stuart Leathead, 52, of New Holland was traveling south when he drove off the right shoulder of the roadway, over an embankment and into a small stream, where his vehicle became disabled.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:35:58 -0500 2014-11-22T10:35:58-05:00 2014-11-22T10:35:59-05:00
<![CDATA[The Mainliners male chorus returns to Tel Hai for Christmas-themed free concert Dec. 18]]> Tel Hai's concert series continues on Thursday, Dec. 18, as The Mainliners male chorus returns to the stage. This Christmas-themed concert will begin at 7:30 PM in the Chapel on Tel Hai's campus located off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook Township, east of Route 10.

With more than 40 active members ranging widely in age, the chorus performs a variety of songs in four-part a capella style.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:35:13 -0500 2014-11-22T10:35:13-05:00 2014-11-22T10:35:15-05:00
<![CDATA[Focus on the Family: Set limits to stifle kids' narcissistic behaviors]]> Question: I recently read that narcissistic behavior is on the rise, and this seems to confirm my own observations of a culture that seems to be increasingly selfish and entitled. I'm especially concerned about my children growing up with these influences. Is there anything I can do to prevent them from developing these negative traits?

Jim: According to our counselors, though a genetic predisposition to narcissism may exist, it is most commonly understood as a learned behavior.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:34:12 -0500 2014-11-22T10:34:12-05:00 2014-11-22T10:34:14-05:00
<![CDATA[Robeson Elementary Center students jump for their hearts and help save lives]]> Students at Robeson Elementary Center in Birdsboro are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's No. 1 and No. 4 killers.

On Nov. 26, Robeson Elementary Center will host its 14th annual Healthy Heart Day / Jump Rope for Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:31:59 -0500 2014-11-22T10:31:59-05:00 2014-11-22T10:32:01-05:00
<![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Gore steps down; chamber seeks new director]]> Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Gore "stepped down," announced Board of Directors vice president Gretchen Strouphar during the monthly breakfast Nov. 21.

Gore was not present for the meeting and was not reachable for comment.

"We wish Tammy well," Strouphar said during the Chamber Networking Breakfast, which was held at and sponsored by Keystone Villa of Fleetwood.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:54:52 -0500 2014-11-21T16:54:52-05:00 2014-11-21T16:55:00-05:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files]]> 25 Years Ago

Nov. 29, 1989 >> During a special meeting last Wednesday afternoon the Hamburg Borough Council approved the borough's $899,860.00 proposed general fund budget for 1990, an increase of $20,857.00 over this year's budget.

Recently, Lowell Thomas, president of the Hamburg Public Library Board, accepted a check from Lee Heffner, the board's Windsor Twp.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:55:21 -0500 2014-11-21T15:55:21-05:00 2014-11-21T15:55:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events]]> Recurring

Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg: The Hamburg Seniors meet at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:51:50 -0500 2014-11-21T15:51:50-05:00 2014-11-21T15:51:52-05:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg area church calendar]]> St. Mary Roman Catholic Church

Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:30:39 -0500 2014-11-21T15:30:39-05:00 2014-11-21T15:30:41-05:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg area residents have 'H.A.D.I.T.' with the illegal drug problem]]> "Make no mistake about it. This is not just a little bit of a problem. This is not just a minor item. This is something that has been referred to by many people as an epidemic, a plague, a disaster," said Representative Jerry Knowles, on the statewide illegal drug problems. "And it's all of those.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:29:15 -0500 2014-11-21T15:29:15-05:00 2014-11-21T15:29:20-05:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Area Choral Association presents two free holiday concerts]]> This year the Boyertown Area Choral Association will celebrate the holiday season by offering two free concerts to the community. The first will be held on Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, located at 750 N. Evans Street in Pottstown.

The second concert will take place on Sunday, Dec.

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