RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:45:35 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Kutztown rings in Bicentennial; Bells ring 200 times to celebrate Ktown's 200th birthday]]> The "Ringing of the Bells" brought Kutztonians out in the snow to celebrate the 200th birthday of Kutztown.

Volunteers all over town rang the bells in various churches and the Kutztown Area Historical Society. The Kutztown Fire Company crew rang their fire bell, and some people rang bells in their back yards and porches.

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<![CDATA[Blandon author Dori Hoch releases 'The Easter Bunny Brothers']]> Submitted

Dori Hoch, Blandon, recently released her newest book filled with colorful illustrations and the competitive antics of, "The Easter Bunny Brothers."

Hoch, a retired elementary teacher and reading specialist from the Fleetwood and Wilson School Districts, collaborated with artist, author, and West Lawn native, Jane Wolfgang, former elementary art teacher for Governor Mifflin and Wilson School Districts, to create a book suitable for preschoolers through early elementary.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood Area School District Report presents Spring Musicals]]> The Fleetwood Area School District is proud to present three musicals for your enjoyment this month.

The first will be Shrek, Jr. presented by the middle school. The rights to perform this musical were just released in October, so Fleetwood Middle School is one of the first schools to perform it! Auditions were held in December and students have been practicing four days a week since the start of January.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown hosts District 10 Jazz Band Concert]]> Kutztown Area High School hosted the P.M.E.A. District 10 Jazz Band Concert Feb. 21 with guest conductor Dr. William Stowman. Concert include high school jazz musicians from Delaware Valley, Easton Area, East Stroudsburg South, Exeter Township, Kutztown Area, Lehigh Valley Charter, Muhlenburg, Pocono Mountain East, Pottsville Area, Stroudsburg Area, and Wilson.

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<![CDATA[Montgomery County S.P.C.A. Pets of the Week]]> Tina is a beautiful spayed senior lab/pointer mix, two great breeds in one wonderful dog. Tina is a fun girl that loves playing with her toys and resting in the bath tub. She enjoys all human company, never lived with dogs and does not favor cats. Release Number A248292

Zoey is a spayed domestic short hair.

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<![CDATA[Sanatoga Fire chief reflects on past, outlines plans for future]]> LOWER POTTSGROVE >> A lot of firefighters first pull on their bunker gear when they're still in their teens. Not David Saylor Sr., who was initiated into the brotherhood of firefighters at the age of 41.

This was 22 years ago when his then-15-year-old son, David Saylor Jr., decided he wanted to become a junior firefighter, but only on the condition that his father also join up.

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<![CDATA[Local authors to read passages of their work, speak with public at Studio B]]> Studio B, 39A E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, welcomes the community to enjoy an event featuring local published writers on Sunday, March 8, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The writers who will be participating in the event are Annarose Ingarra-Milch, Cat Mahony, Matty Dalrymple, Marilyn Klimcho, Dennis Heller, Andy Schön, Craig Bennett and Elizabeth Bodien.

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<![CDATA[The Historian: Himmelsbriefen were in most homes]]> Movable type was invented in 15th Century Germany, and the consequences were world-changing, allowing literacy and the Reformation to spread with previously unimagined speed.

Overnight, reading was "all the rage." Printed text in the 15th Century, no doubt, had the immediacy and impact that the internet has today.

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<![CDATA[#GirlPOP2015 to draw over 3,000 local girls for all-female convention; Explore real-life experiences shared by girls]]> An anticipated crowd of more than 3,000 girls and adults will attend #GirlPOP2015, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania all-girls meetup at the Pennsylvania Convention Center May 16.

In 2012, GSEP hosted the "Century of the Girl" Expo held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. GSEP anticipates a larger and more diverse attendance at its upcoming event, which is open to all girls - not just Girl Scouts.

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<![CDATA[Daniel Boone students teach parents about tough environmental issues]]> Imagine owning a small farm and being able to power your whole operation using the waste your farm generates. Well, students at Daniel Boone High School are researching ways for farmers to do that.

However, the PA Utility Commission has proposed a regulation that would limit the amount of clean energy a private entity can produce to 110 percent of what they use each year.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley Elementary School principals pied in the face as reward for students]]> Last year, Schuylkill Valley Elementary School students placed second in the 2014 Literacy Council of Berks County Read-A-Thon. This year the students were given the challenge to reach number one.

"I don't want to be number two, I want to be number one," a teacher recalled Schuylkill Valley Elementary School principal Melissa Kelchner saying as they began to discuss this year's Read-A-Thon.

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<![CDATA[Bernville Area Community Library receives deed from 1763]]> A 1763 deed describing the early history of a tract of land in Bernville was presented to the Bernville Area Community Library on Feb. 23 by William F. Richardson, of Reading.

In more than one thousand words carefully handwritten on parchment, the document tells about the initial land claim by Henry Spengler (Heinrich Spingler) in 1736 and the sale of the rights to Godfrey Fidler (Gottfried Fidler Jr.

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<![CDATA[Jozwiak meets with U.S. Marshals who helped to capture Frein]]> Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) last week in Harrisburg met Director of the U.S. Marshals Service Stacia Hylton and U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Martin J. Pane during their visit to the state Capitol. Hylton and Pane were part of a large team - along with other U.S. Marshals, Pennsylvania State Police officers and other law enforcement personnel - who worked together to track down and arrest Eric Frein.

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<![CDATA[Visitors hit snow-covered trails for geocache challenge]]> Visitors to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, a raptor sanctuary located at 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, were invited to bundle up and hit snow-covered trails to complete a geocache challenge on Saturday, Feb. 21. Participation was included with the regular per-person, trail-use fee at the conservation site.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area school directors approve purchase of online prekindergarten tool]]> Hamburg area school directors approved the purchase of an online prekindergarten and parent engagement tool for the 2015-16 school year at a cost of $4,000 on Feb. 23.

ReadyRosie provides parents with daily reminders and 2-minute videos which can help them have their child ready for kindergarten by turning ordinary moments into teachable ones.

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