RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:35:39 -0500 60 <![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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<![CDATA[Small Beginnings: If life is a game of Rummy who is in your discard pile?]]> I have developed a new analogy for life here of late. Life is like a game of Rummy. Rummy was one of my parents' favorite card games to play and it had many variations on a theme. You could play Gin Rummy, Millionaire Rummy or just plain old Rummy.

A few things these card games all have in common include trying to gather the cards with the greatest value from the deck to play in your hand and discarding the ones you don't need.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: Peddlers and vagabonds of yore]]> Before modern transportation developed, a variety of itinerants -- from homeless and vagabonds to specialized peddlers, professionals and teachers -- contributed to Pennsylvania's social and economic development.

Most peddlers were usually welcomed on their cyclic visits to isolated areas and townspeople.

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<![CDATA[Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: 'Princess Kaguya' and 'Maps to the Stars' offer alternative choices for adventurous moviegoers]]> It's not inaccurate to describe "Maps to the Stars" as a departure from the typical work of David Cronenberg, save for the fact that there's rarely been anything in his oeuvre befitting the word typical. Known primarily for his body-horror films of the 80s, such as "Videodrome" and the remake of "The Fly," the Canadian filmmaker's work over the last decade has seen him transition into more outwardly philosophical, even metaphysical material, exploring themes of identity and sanity with punishing artistry.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town March 4 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

3 Mar: Open Mic at The Craft Ale House, Limerick (8:30 p.m. start)

4 Mar: Jim Meck at CJ Hummels, Lenhartsville (6:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files]]> 25 Years Ago

March 7, 1990 >> The first in a series of special events to commemorate the founding of the town of Shoemakersville 225 years ago will be a community church service to be held at St. Luke's Church.

Kris Nygard, trumpet player and Brian Riegel, trombone player have been chosen to perform in the Region 1V and V Orchestra of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg rotarians hear about District 4 Way Test Speech Contest]]> Rotarian Christine Roth welcomes Joe Wynands to speak about the District 4 Way Test Speech Contest to be held at Hamburg Area High School on March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction Room. Hamburg has several contestants and the winner will go on to the District Contest.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events March 4 edition]]> Recurring

Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg: The Hamburg Seniors meet at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area church calendar March 4 edition]]> St. Mary Roman Catholic Church

Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown High School MiniTHON raises $21,258.75 for pediatric cancer, exceeds Four Diamonds goal of $8,000]]> Kutztown Area High School held its first ever miniTHON from 7 p.m. this past Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

The miniTHON was a microcosm of The Pennsylvania State University's "THON," which is an event that raises money for the Four Diamonds Fund, a charity that benefits pediatric cancer research and assists families with children that have cancer.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown FriendFest, good time for good cause: Beer and Wine Festival helps end poverty in Northeastern Berks County]]> "Get out of this winter's icy chill and join us for the 7th Annual FriendFest Beer and Wine Festival," invited Friend Inc. Community Services in Kutztown.

"FriendFest is an annual benefit beer or wine festival featuring live music, delicious food, and various vendors, with all proceeds going to help end poverty in rural Northeastern Berks County," according to the invite.

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