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 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:26:11 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Drop Off Sites]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:20:09 -0400 2014-10-21T19:20:09-04:00 2014-10-21T19:20:09-04:00 <![CDATA[A.J. Blosenski Inc. Trash and Recycling Services donated $500 in memory of Big Joe Blosenski to MABA]]> A.J. Blosenski Inc. Trash and Recycling Service presented a donation of $500 in memory of Joseph Blosenski Jr., Honey Brook, to the Morgantown Area Business Association on Oct. 21.

Robert Hart, Director of Sales & Marketing at A.J. Blosenski Inc., presented the donation to Dave Hinkel, MABA's treasurer, during the MABA breakfast meeting at the Windmill Restaurant.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:32:06 -0400 2014-10-21T15:32:06-04:00 2014-10-21T16:45:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Three Berks County farms help PA to become first in U.S. to preserve 500,000 Acres, Schwank says]]> Pennsylvania became the first state in the country recently to preserve 500,000 acres of valuable farmland and three Berks County farms helped accomplish the milestone, Sen. Judy Schwank said.

"Berks County is a big reason the commonwealth has protected half a million acres of farmland," Schwank said following the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Board's recent meeting at Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:37:54 -0400 2014-10-21T16:37:54-04:00 2014-10-21T16:37:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley Elementary Center Student Awarded 1st Place in Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Contest]]> Nicholas Bertz, a first grader at Twin Valley Elementary Center was awarded 1st Place in the state of Pennsylvania for a multi-media art piece he created in art class. First Lady Susan Corbett launched the statewide art contest, titled, "Art: The Universal Language". The contest was open to any Pennsylvanian who receives services with special education.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:31:32 -0400 2014-10-21T15:31:32-04:00 2014-10-21T16:36:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Strong, committed to making a difference]]> Kutztown concerned citizens united to form Kutztown Strong to make a difference.

The group of citizens formed "based on the fact that there have been a number of deaths between Brandywine and Kutztown over the past couple of years," said Kutztown School District Superintendent Kathy Metrick.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:35:14 -0400 2014-10-21T16:35:14-04:00 2014-10-21T16:35:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Anthony D'Ambrosio helps Village Library raise funds for new computers]]> Anthony D'Ambrosio Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Elverson, is helping Village Library raise money for new computers.

"I truly believe that's where kids get educated," said John Senick of Anthony D'Ambrosio about Village Library. "The bottom line is it's critical that kids learn to love to read...

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:30:49 -0400 2014-10-21T16:30:49-04:00 2014-10-21T16:31:04-04:00
<![CDATA['So You Think You Can Dance' stars share stage Nov. 9]]> Nick Lazzarini, season one winner of the Fox reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2005, discovered at the early age of five that all he wanted to do was dance.

Lazzarini's mother had taken him to their local rec center in the San Francisco Bay area to sign him out of a Tee-ball baseball league he had lost interest in, Lazzarini recently recalled by phone from his dance studio in downtown Los Angeles.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:36:42 -0400 2014-10-21T14:36:42-04:00 2014-10-21T14:37:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Reading Symphony Orchestra League to host Fourteenth Annual Fashion Show]]> On Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. the Reading Symphony Orchestra League (RSOL) will present the Fourteenth Annual Symphony of Style -- Fashion Show and Luncheon for the benefit of the Reading Symphony Orchestra in the ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel. The event will highlight fashions from local shops and stores and attendees will enjoy a great luncheon.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:35:52 -0400 2014-10-21T14:35:52-04:00 2014-10-21T14:36:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Albright College to Host Berks County Regional College Fair on Oct. 27]]> Albright College will host Berks County Regional College Fair 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at Albright College's Bollman Center, 13th and Richmond streets, Reading. Event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC).

Offers financial aid sessions.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:20:03 -0400 2014-10-21T14:20:03-04:00 2014-10-21T14:20:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks County Humane Society encourages you to adopt a black cat]]> Nothing is scarier than a myth you just can't seem to dispel. Humane Pennsylvania hopes to put an end to at least one this month. The black cat has long been regarded as an icon of superstition, and historically, many shelters refuse to adopt out black cats during the month of October, claiming that these felines are more likely to meet an unfortunately end due to the ghoulish nature of Halloween.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:19:25 -0400 2014-10-21T14:19:25-04:00 2014-10-21T14:19:57-04:00
<![CDATA['Fragile Freedoms' to be celebrated at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site]]> On Saturday, Nov. 1, the National Park Service invites the public to a performance of FRAGILE FREEDOMS, a play written and acted by international playwright Christine Emmert at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Just in time for Election Day, this one woman play celebrates the victories of the early women's suffrage movement.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:17:00 -0400 2014-10-21T14:17:00-04:00 2014-10-21T14:17:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks County's Best Kept Secret tour runs Nov. 7 to Nov. 22]]> We all know that shopping locally helps support our local economy and communities.

Most of us are more than willing to do it, but with our hectic lifestyles who has the time to search out the really great shops? Melissa Nordhoff, creator of the Best Kept Secrets Tour, spends four weeks twice a year getting lost on the back roads of Berks County to find unusual, interesting tucked away surprises to share with you.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:10:44 -0400 2014-10-21T14:10:44-04:00 2014-10-21T14:10:45-04:00
<![CDATA[$730k in state grants to back local swimming pool, parks, Schwank says]]> Two parks in Berks County and a swimming pool in Fleetwood have been awarded nearly $730,000 in state grants, state Sen. Judy Schwank said today.

The money, from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will help to expand French Creek State Park, upgrade Pendora Park and rehabilitate the Fleetwood Community Swimming Pool.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:57:12 -0400 2014-10-21T13:57:12-04:00 2014-10-21T13:57:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Live at The Historic State Theatre Of Boyertown award-winning improv comedy group 'Better Than Bacon']]> The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown is proud to present a night of great laughter and audience-driven entertainment, featuring award-winning improvisational comedy troupe Better Than Bacon on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The live event will be held at 61 N. Reading Avenue in Boyertown, PA 19512.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:56:14 -0400 2014-10-21T13:56:14-04:00 2014-10-21T13:56:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Playground, French Creek State Park each awarded $150,000 state grants]]> Kutztown >> New playground equipment, stepping stones and plaza space will be the new features of Kutztown's only playground thanks to the award today, Oct. 21, of a $150,000 state grant, Sen. Judy Schwank said today.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the investment for the project in Kutztown Park.

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