RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:05:53 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Mohrsville team builds houses to help flood victims on Habitat for Humanity Mission trip to Colorado]]> A team from Salem Belleman's Church, 3540 Belleman's Church Road, Mohrsville, recently went on a mission trip to Colorado.

The team worked with the St. Vrain Habitat for Humanity in Longmont, Colorado. Many of the houses the group worked on will belong to displaced flood victims from the 2013 flooding.

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<![CDATA[Pomona Grange hosts picnic at Edenburg Park]]> Pomona Grange hosted its annual Picnic at Edenburg Park recently.

Michael Adams, the President of the Hamburg Grange, as well as the President of the Berks County Grange, described that the unique opportunity that the Grange offers is that "other than churches, it's the only civic organization that the entire family can join.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley High School Tech Education Successes: Advanced Woodworking class recognized for high quality projects]]> To confirm the success achieved by the Advanced Woodworking class at the Schuylkill Valley High School, Superintendent Dr. Warren F. Mata included a recognition video about the students and their projects at the June Board of Directors meeting.

As Mata stated at the meeting in regard to the high quality of the crafts created by the high school woodworkers, "this is really applied academics.

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<![CDATA[Eyes of the Wild at Schuylkill Valley Community Library: Animal presenter Kimberly Gruning entertained crowd with stories and facts about animals she brought to Leesport]]> After reading books and doing a craft to commemorate Father's Day in the Children's section of the Schuylkill Valley Community Library, Children's Librarian, Kelly Jacoby, led the group outside for a presentation by Eyes of the Wild of Stockton, N.J.

The busy day at the library on June 19 was attended by more than 80 children and 40 adults who lined up at the front of the library doors, awaiting a day that was both educational and fun for everyone.

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<![CDATA[Star Spangled Express arrives in Pottstown for celebration]]> By 21st Century Media staff

Friday night, July 3, began the weekend-long celebration of the 4th of July holiday and Pottstown's Bicentennial.

Among the entertainment was a baby contest, opening ceremonies for the introduction of the parade Grand Marshal and the crowning of the long-awaited Bicentennial Homecoming Queen.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Wine & Food Fest helps woman in need, Megan Hickey]]> CFF Promotions donated a portion of all proceeds from the Hamburg Wine & Food Fest to help a young woman with multiple health issues.

Troy and Allison Reppert of Shillington, the co-owners of CFF Promotions and producer of the Hamburg Wine & Food Fest, learned from a friend about the plight of Megan Hickey, a young woman with multiple health issues, who was out of work, hospitalized, and struggling to survive both physically and financially.

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<![CDATA[Family Fun Friday: Today's virtual treasure hunts encourage outdoor adventures]]> We try to make time to do something fun as a family each Friday of the summer. Sometimes, our plans fall through. Other times, the demands of regular life push in, giving us just an hour or two to get away. When that happens, our family turns to a tried and true activity: geocaching.

If you haven't heard of it, geocaching is a modern-day treasure hunt.

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<![CDATA[First Responders Benefit Car Show benefits Shoemakersville and Port Clinton fire companies]]> "The big thing going on with fire companies is that volunteers are dropping," was the concern of Rudy Arceo, and the inspiration behind the First Responders Benefit Car Show slated for Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Cousin's Pub, 1360 Pottsville Pike, Shoemakersville.

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<![CDATA[Local Iron Chef winner David Shefter brings Pa. BBQ Fest Blues, Brews, BBQ's to Leesport Farmers Market]]> Summer. What does it mean to you? Warmer days basking in the sun, spending time outside enjoying all the things we can't do during the winter. Summer means so much, to so many people, in so many ways, but one thing we all love about summer is a good ole fashioned BBQ. Right?

Well then, we welcome to the first annual Pa.

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<![CDATA[Members celebrate members at Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce's Shining Star Event on Sept. 24]]> The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce announces its second-annual Shining Star Event to be held at the Berkleigh Golf Club, 14623 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Sher

Early-Bird tickets are on sale now through July 24, 2015, with discounts for individuals, couples, and tables of eight.

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<![CDATA[Chamber News: American Pickers look for antique leads in Pennsylvania]]> Lori B. Donofrio-Galley, Executive Director of Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce, received a call from Cineflix that American Pickers will be filming in Pennsylvania and the production company is looking for leads.

Submitted courtesy of Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce

Pennsylvania is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area.

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<![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce hosts Family Networking Mixer July 23]]> Several times a year, in addition to Member Breakfast programs and Making Connections Luncheons, the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce hosts evening mixers for members and guests to socialize and connect with resources in our strong regional business network.

The summer mixer will be held on Thursday, July 23, from 6 to 8 p.

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<![CDATA[2015 Hamburg graduate Dana Anderson awarded 2015 Fleetwood Bank Scholarship]]> Fleetwood Bank is pleased to announce that Dana N. Anderson, a 2015 Hamburg Area High School graduate, has been awarded the 2015 Fleetwood Bank Scholarship. Dana plans to continue her education at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in Reading. Offered since 2001, the scholarship provides up to $8,000 of tuition assistance.

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<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Rural Folklife of the early 1900's as seen by Photographers; H. Winslow Fegley & Amandus Moyer (Part II)]]> Unlike Winslow Fegley, Amandus Moyer photographed life in the Oley Hills, around Fredericksville and the tavern at Landis Store, where frontier farmers lived more in seclusion. But being a very popular visitor at the Lobachsville Tavern and general store partly due to the curiosity driving his new automobile, he did fancy photographing good looking horses and their drivers, whether they drove a one-horse buggy or a team of horses.

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<![CDATA[From Arthur's Policy Desk: The President and the Power of Faith Through Grace]]> On June 26th, President Obama, gave a eulogy for State Senator Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in his own church building, along with eight other African Americans, by a white man who had just finished worshiping with them in a bible study group. Of the Black Church, the President said, "Over the course of centuries, black churches served as "hush harbors" where slaves could worship in safety; praise houses where their free descendants could gather and shout hallelujah rest stops for the weary along the Underground Railroad; bunkers for the foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement.

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