RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:43:58 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Science fable fuels curious minds at Morgantown Village Library]]> Once upon a time, a "talking, thinking, fly-eating" frog and a "whining, petulant, beautiful-from-the-inside-out" princess told a tale of science and reasoning.

And, incredible as that may sound, its magical narration cast an everlasting spell on the princes and princesses who relished the fable at the Morgantown Village Library July 30 during the library's Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley Alumni Spotlight Moffett & Torres own Cafe 110, Morgantown]]> In an effort to recognize and support Twin Valley alumni, the Twin Valley Community Education Foundation has created an "Alumni Spotlight" section which is featured in TVCEF's monthly newsletters. The "Alumni Spotlight" highlights a different Twin Valley alum every month who is doing great things in their professional or personal life.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:00:44 -0400 2014-07-31T13:00:44-04:00 2014-07-31T13:00:48-04:00
<![CDATA[A Look Back in History by Richard L.T. Orth: Fraktur among the Pennsylvania Dutch]]> As devout a Christian people as the Quakers were, they did not express their religious belief as dynamic as the Pennsylvania Dutch/Germans, whose American Folk Art naturally spilled over from the Bible into all their furniture and household belongings. These Rhineland immigrants, who feared being crucified for their religious beliefs in Europe by rival Kings; upon stepping onto what we now know as America, beginning in 1683, were for the first time in their lives free to practice whichever faith they chose, and without incrimination to them and their families in America.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:53:58 -0400 2014-07-31T12:53:58-04:00 2014-07-31T12:54:03-04:00
<![CDATA['Healthy Me' Walk in the Park with the Boyertown Community slated this Saturday]]> Get some fresh air and have a healthy season! Join St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, the Boyertown Lions Club, the Rotary Club, and the Kiwanis Club for an Intergenerational Walk in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m.

Spring has sprung and it's the perfect time to get outside and get walking! Meet us at the Campbell Pavilion in the Boyertown Community Park and join us as we walk the trail.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:24:02 -0400 2014-07-31T12:24:02-04:00 2014-07-31T12:24:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Seniors Give Children Gift of Reading through book credit exchange program]]> For the second consecutive year, the Lauer's Park Elementary School in Reading, Pa., has used a bookstore credit given them by The Heritage of Green Hills, an active, 55+ independent living community in Shillington, Pa., to purchase dozens of books for the school library.

In June, Lauer's Park Elementary School librarian, Dawn Conrad, and reading specialist, Heather Glendening, visited the Firefly Book Store in Kutztown, Pa.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:19:26 -0400 2014-07-31T12:19:26-04:00 2014-07-31T12:19:30-04:00
<![CDATA[20 years later: The tornado that tore through Limerick]]>

LIMERICK - Twenty years have passed since a devastating tornado swept through Limerick, killing three people and injuring 25.

The tornado touched down on July 27, 1994, missing the Limerick nuclear power plant but striking a housing development in the township known as The Hamlet.

Houses that weren't leveled had windows shattered, roofs broken, even entire walls missing.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:09:20 -0400 2014-07-31T12:09:20-04:00 2014-07-31T12:09:31-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[Albright College welcomes alumna as AmeriCorps volunteer]]> Albright College alumna Jasmine Clarke has returned to her alma mater to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer to help expand the College's educational partnership with neighboring 13th and Union Elementary School and to engage in community outreach through the Albright Early Learning Center.

Clarke, a graduate of the Class of 2014, began her year-long service as a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) on July 25.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:08:55 -0400 2014-07-31T12:08:55-04:00 2014-07-31T12:08:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Wilkes University student Kayla Hiryak of Gilbertsville receives First Place for 'Phage Hunting' research poster at Science Education Alliance Conference]]> Wilkes University student Kayla Hiryak of Gilbertsville, Pa., received first place for a research poster that she presented at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Science Education Alliance Conference.

The conference was held at the institute's research center at Janelia Farm, Va.

Hiryak, the daughter of Kathleen and James Hiryak, presented the results of research conducted in a "Phage Hunting" class taught by Christian Laing, assistant professor of mathematics, computer science and biology.

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<![CDATA[Caitlin Smith participates in Summer Scholars Program at Saint Joseph's University]]> While most college students have traded rigorous academic work for relaxing on the beach, Saratoga, Pa. resident Caitlin Smith will give up summer vacation to remain on campus at Saint Joseph's University as a member of the Summer Scholars Program. Smith is one of 106 students who will engage in faculty-mentored research and creative projects at the University this summer.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:09:36 -0400 2014-07-31T11:09:36-04:00 2014-07-31T11:09:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Folksong Society and Historic State Theatre of Boyertown to present The Karmic Repair Company with special guests this Friday]]> In cooperation with the Philadelphia Folksong Society, The Karmic Repair Company with special guests Bovine Social Club and Gregg Cagno will appear Friday, Aug. 1, at The State Theatre of Boyertown,

A variety of instruments and buoyant vocals give The Karmic Repair Company a range of musical colors and textures to work with that surpasses the power trio palette.

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<![CDATA[Exeter Township Police announce increased motorcycle enforcement]]> Noting 38 percent of all FATAL crashes in Exeter Township involve a Motorcycle being driven aggressively; Township Police have been awarded funding to crack down on aggressively driven motorcycles. The grant which was provided by PennDOT through the North Central Highway Safety Network will provide funding for Township Police to concentrate efforts to ensure riders and their motorcycles meet the requirements of Pennsylvania's laws.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:34:27 -0400 2014-07-31T10:34:27-04:00 2014-07-31T10:34:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Area Fire and Rescue accepts Community Giving Grant check from Walmart of Bechtelsville]]> Members of the Boyertown Area Fire and Rescue accepted a check for a Community Giving Grant from the Walmart in Bechtelsville on Friday, July 25.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown Grizzlies qualify for state Jr. Legion baseball tournament]]> With a 5-0 victory over Hamburg at Radnor High School on July 30, the Boyertown Grizzlies Jr. Legion baseball team won the Wayne Regional Tournament and qualified for the double-elimination state tournament.

The Grizzlies did it the hard way. After losing to North Parkland in the opening round, the Grizzlies fought back through the losers bracket, winning the next five games to win the tournament.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:01:42 -0400 2014-07-31T10:01:42-04:00 2014-07-31T10:01:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Boone Jr. Legion Orioles take second in state regional tournament]]> The Daniel Boone Jr. Legion Orioles made it all the way to the championship game of the state regional tournament in Pottstown. With a 7-2 loss to Nether Providence (a team the Orioles lost to earlier in the tournament), Boone was eliminated from the tournament, winning three games and losing two.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:21:44 -0400 2014-07-31T09:21:44-04:00 2014-07-31T09:21:52-04:00
<![CDATA[The Historian by Robert Wood: Old Inns and Taverns of New Hanover, part 1]]> The old inns and taverns of Montgomery County share typical features that make them recognizable. Situated at a crossroads and built of stone, brick or logs, they were usually two stories high, squareish, and had attic windows in the gable ends and frequently attic dormers; along the front one will find a long porch sheltering two doors, one leading into the bar-room and the other leading into the inn parlor and family living quarters.

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