RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:18:08 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Boyertown Borough announces Earth Day festivities]]> Earth Day in the Boyertown Community Park will be celebrated on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event promises to be better than ever with many programs and activities.

At 1 p.m., visit the bandshell in the back of the park for a presentation from the Philadelphia Zoo, "Who's Who at the Zoo! Learn all about classification and how animals adapt for survival in the wild.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown's 61st Citzen of the Year takes new venue, introduces new award]]> The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles was the place to be Saturday night as the who's who of Boyertown gathered to celebrate this year's Citizen of the Year and the Outstanding Citizens of the Year.

This gathering, celebrating its 61st year, took on a new location, new format, and introduced a new award.

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<![CDATA[New Jerusalem Church Celebrates 175 Years: Celebrations began Sunday with special worship service]]> The very first cornerstone for the New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church was set in place, April 20, 1840, on half of an acre of land donated by Andrew Schiffert. I

After a dispute in the Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church of Dryville, loyal followers of Reverend John Knoske decided to form their own congregation in New Jerusalem.

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<![CDATA[Ktown CommUnity Block Party]]> Kutztown Community Partnership hosted its biggest event, the Annual Kutztown CommUnity Block Party, on April 18, from 1 to 6 p.m. The Block Party is a way for small businesses, local residents, and Kutztown University students and faculty to come together for a day.

The event closed down Main Street, Kutztown, for events such as Kutztown Elementary Art on display at Eckhaus, children's crafts, food by local merchants and eateries, games, vendors, tables set up by community groups and organizations, live music, Mad Science, National Record Store Day at Young Ones, and dancing in the street with Zumba Fitness Instruction by Melanie Chester.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown EMS launches Operation Safe-Walk]]> With so many children having to walk to and from school, it is necessary that our community does its very best to keep our youth safe. To make sure this happens, Boyertown EMS has teamed up with Kutztown Area Transport Service and many other ambulance agencies throughout the Berks County area to form Operation Safe-Walk.

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<![CDATA[Colebrookdale Railroad celebrates Earth Day with Mudball Express]]> The Colebrookdale Railroad celebrated Earth Day on Saturday, April 18, with a Mudball Express excursion. During the hour long trip, passengers were encouraged to throw wild flower seed mudballs from the side of the train's open car.

Volunteers used 10 buckets of materials plus seeds to create about 2,000 mudballs for the two scheduled train rides.

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<![CDATA[Jake's Flea Market open for 35th Season]]> The beginning of spring can mean a lot of things like planting flowers, warm weather, enjoying the outdoors. For many locals, spring means the reopening of Jake's Flea Market.

Located on Route 100 in Barto, Jake's Flea Market opens at 6 a.m. on Saturdays and goes until the early afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Perry Elementary Center students' cemetery field trip combines math and science]]> The third grade students at Perry Elementary took a walking field trip to the local cemetery to do rubbings of tombstones and to determine age.

In science, the students had been learning about rubbings and how they will often show details that you might otherwise miss. We did rubbings of pennies and various textured materials.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley Community Library annual book sale draws crowd]]> The parking lot was filled to capacity on Friday, April 10, at 10 a.m., for the opening of the book sale at the Schuylkill Valley Community Library.

As shopper Ann Heiser, of Tilden Township, stated, "I come here every year. I get a whole bag of books for a few dollars."

The library was filled with people similarly searching for bargains in a well-organized selection of not only thousands of hard bound and paperback books, but CDs, DVDS, audio books, games, and puzzles.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley Age Group Swimming Girls have record setting season]]> The following girls with Schuylkill Valley Age Group Swimming had a record setting season.

Ashley Birmingham broke the school record for age group 11 & 12 girls for the 50 yard Butterfly, which was set in 1988, with a time of 29.96, Ashley swam the 50 yard Butterfly with a time of 29.85 for the new school record.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Area Historical Society members model and hear about hats from 'The Hat Lady']]> The Hamburg Area Historical Society took a trip down memory lane at their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 9. The group met either wearing a hat or receiving a hat at the door to wear during the event.

President, Pat Pitkin greeted attendees donning a feminine, blue felt headpiece, while society member, Brian Riegel was seen sporting a "tam o shanter.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg student wins regional Rotary Speech Contest]]> Grace Kutz, a freshman at Hamburg Area High School, won the 4-Way Test Speech Contest sponsored by the North Region of Rotary District 7430, on April 11 at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville. Grace, who represented the Rotary Club of Hamburg, competed against five other students who represented clubs in Lehigh County, Northern Berks, and Upper Bucks.

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<![CDATA[Frystown Lions Club welcome Lions District 14P District Governor-elect]]> Frystown Lions Club welcomed Lions District 14P District Governor-elect Ken Snyder, left, who spoke about his and his wife's trip to Leader Dog training site in Rochester Hills, MI as well as Canine Partners for Life in Cochranville. He has just told the story of a blind trainee who didn't "listen" to his dog and insisted the dog go forward when the dog stopped and the results of that incident.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town April 22 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

22 Apr: Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at the YR Club, Wyomissing (7 p.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: Flower talk]]> Upon hearing the words "she loves me, she loves me not," one knows the daisy is talking. By the time the last petal is plucked, we are informed, or not, of our sweethearts love for us. This is one of the few talking flower games I recall having played as a youngster.

This flower talk, also called floriography, comes from a variety of ancient people, such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, as well as, mythology, folklore and religion.

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