RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:43:51 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Hamburg Superintendent updates directors on Perry Elementary Center]]> Perry Elementary Center Dedicated to Esther H. Ludwig should be completed by late October or early November, Superintendent Steven Keifer told school directors on Sept. 22.

"Students and teachers are enjoying the new school," Keifer said.

Some of the areas still being worked on include: installation of a wooden floor in the gymnasium, flooring on the stage in the auditorium, roofing work and landscaping, according to Keifer.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:14:09 -0400 2014-09-30T13:14:09-04:00 2014-09-30T13:14:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Henne and Browder crowned Hamburg Area High School Homecoming King and Queen]]> Hamburg varsity football earned their first, and possibly most important, win of the season so far on Friday, Sept. 26. The homecoming game was a success: the Hawks won against the Kutztown Cougars with a final score of 34-6. Junior Nick Kuhn ran the ball to score once and threw two touchdown passes to juniors Jared Lesher and Aaron Nelson.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:50:47 -0400 2014-09-30T12:50:47-04:00 2014-09-30T12:50:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown native Naelee Rae continues to inspire with musical gift]]> In 2012, Naelee Rae, a musician and Boyertown native, was a 15-year-old pursuing her life-long goal of inspiring people with her passion for music. Two years later, Naelee is still at it, plugging away at music festivals, recording in Nashville and sharing her passion with a growing audience.

For Naelee, the past two years have been a time of great growth.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:13:02 -0400 2014-09-30T12:13:02-04:00 2014-09-30T12:13:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Senator Mensch to host seminar on avoiding scams and identity theft]]> Senator Bob Mensch (R- Montgomery, Bucks, Berks) will be hosting a seminar on avoiding scams and identity theft for interested constituents. PA consumers become victims of financial scams or identity theft on a daily basis. "This is a great time for constituents to learn how to look out for these scams and identity offers that are too good to be true," said Mensch.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:08:15 -0400 2014-09-30T11:08:15-04:00 2014-09-30T11:08:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Tri County Record Community Calendar Sept. 30]]> Ongoing & Upcoming Events

Shepherd's Kitchen at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church FREE meal: Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. 610-273-2848 or email

Teen Outdoor Adventure Club: Climbing, caving or hiking and geocaching.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:48:37 -0400 2014-09-30T10:48:37-04:00 2014-09-30T10:48:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Second Annual Barctoberfest Brings Dogs and Dog Owners Together at Community Park]]> On Saturday, Sept. 27, BARCO hosted the second annual Barcoberfest in Boyertown Community Park where hundreds (of dogs and people) gathered to celebrate everything about dogs!

BARCO, which stands for Boyertown Area Responsible Canine Owners, will use the proceeds from the event to build a community dog park.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:11:56 -0400 2014-09-30T10:11:56-04:00 2014-09-30T10:12:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown mayor takes on ALS Challenge with Walnut Woods' staff, residents]]> With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping across communities as summertime concludes, one local group decided to take on the challenge while inviting others to do so if they wished. Staff at Walnut Woods Independent Senior Living Community organized the event, inviting residents to participate.

According the Jessica Gumbert, enrichment coordinator for Walnut Woods, the ice was replaced with confetti for some of the residents.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:09:45 -0400 2014-09-30T10:09:45-04:00 2014-09-30T10:11:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Date slated for 11th Annual Boyertown Area Unity Walk]]> The 11th Annual Boyertown Area Unity Walk to be held Saturday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. promises to be a fun time for all ages.

As last year, the Walk has moved to Saturday as part of Boyertown's Turning Leaf Fall Festival running from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. where all ages will find games, music, crafters, food and many other things to do.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:08:44 -0400 2014-09-30T10:08:44-04:00 2014-09-30T10:08:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Updated: Boyertown holds 55th 'Original' Cavalcade of Bands, winners announced]]> Boyertown's 55th "Original" Cavalcade of Bands, hosted annually by the Boyertown Area School Music League, was held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Boyertown Area Senior High School Memorial Stadium.

Winners were as follows:


In 1st place, with a score of 73.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:06:37 -0400 2014-09-29T12:06:37-04:00 2014-09-30T12:36:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Major construction work at 562 and Shelbourne Rd. begins Sept. 29]]> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today a project will begin Monday (Sept. 29) to improve the intersection of PA 562 with Shelbourne and Oley Turnpike roads in Exeter Township, Berks County.

The intersection project involves roadway reconstruction, new traffic signals, new left turn lanes from all directions, drainage improvements, new curb ramps, new signs and line paint.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:56:11 -0400 2014-09-29T14:56:11-04:00 2014-09-29T14:56:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Area High School adopts co-principality]]> For the 2014-2015 school year, Hamburg Area High School students and faculty will be adjusting to the newly adopted principle of co-principality. Former vice-principal of HAHS, Mr. Andrew Netznik, will begoverning half of the student body, that is, the freshman and sophomore classes. The presiding, affable HAHS principal, Mr.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:55:53 -0400 2014-09-29T14:55:53-04:00 2014-09-29T14:55:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary donates to Hamburg Area Drug Intervention Team at recent meeting]]> Jennifer Pospisil accepts a donation for H.A.D.I.T (Hamburg Area Drug Intervention Team) from the Hamburg Rotary Club. Elaine Swavely past president of Hamburg Rotary presents the check. The donation is to help educate an bring awareness to the growing illegal drug problem facing our society today.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:51:40 -0400 2014-09-29T14:51:40-04:00 2014-09-29T14:51:42-04:00
<![CDATA[James DeLong and Annie Bleiler crowned Brandywine Heights Homecoming King & Queen]]> Brandywine Heights High School started off its Homecoming with the BHHS Girls' Soccer team beating Antietam 4-0.

Shortly after, the 2014-2015 Homecoming Court was announced: Tiffany Diehl and Bryce Santos, Emily Gralinski and Michael Tierney, Annie Bleiler and Griffin Fulton, Mackenzie Heagy and James DeLong, Deanna Daddona and Tyler Magill.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:18:13 -0400 2014-09-29T10:18:13-04:00 2014-09-29T13:12:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Topton Dollar General robbed on Sunday, Sept. 28; Police ask witnesses to help identify suspect]]> Topton >> The Dollar General in Topton Borough was robbed on Sept. 28.

State Police Reading report that a white man entered the store, 330 W. Weis St., Topton, at about 5:26 p.m., obtained a soft drink and attempted to pay for the drink with change. As the cashier opened the drawer, the man reached in and took money.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:05:44 -0400 2014-09-29T13:05:44-04:00 2014-09-29T13:10:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery County Community College students participate in Legislator Shadowing Pilot Program]]> As part of a new pilot program, four Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) female students recently spent a day with women members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Harrisburg to explore careers in public service.

Last spring, MCCC hosted a legislative panel discussion, which was facilitated by Dr.

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