RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:30:49 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Exeter supervisors consider cutting police force for no tax increase]]> It's coming down to the wire to determine a budget for Exeter Township, but supervisors continue to remain undecided.

With an initial deficit of over $1.7 million, supervisors have been in discussions to make cuts, including reducing the police department.

The police were asked to reduce their budget, making cuts of $273,500 since the last meeting on the issue, but warnings from Chief of Police Christopher Neidert suggest that no further reductions should be made.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:08:37 -0500 2014-11-26T16:08:37-05:00 2014-11-26T16:08:40-05:00
<![CDATA[Holiday house tour raises money for Exeter Community Library]]> The Women's Club of Exeter Township will host its 17th annual Holiday House Tour on Dec. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will raise as much as $3,000 for the Exeter Community Library, which is the primary beneficiary of charitable funds raised by the Women's Club.

The tour will allow attendees to get a sneak peak of some of the most architecturally and historically stunning homes in the Exeter Township area.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:45:47 -0500 2014-11-26T15:45:47-05:00 2014-11-26T15:46:16-05:00
<![CDATA[Retirement Community proposed for Amity site]]> The previous two plans for 200+ single family developments on a 113-acre parcel in Amity Township are now proposed as a Continuing Care Retirement Center (CCRC) with at least 30 full time and 16 part time employees.

William Lampey of McCarthy Engineering Associates, Inc., Wyomissing, and Atty.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:16:08 -0500 2014-11-26T14:16:08-05:00 2014-11-26T14:16:10-05:00
<![CDATA[Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Latest "Mystery Science Theater 3000" release offers delicious Thanksgiving leftovers]]> Those familiar with "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (hereafter "MST3K") remember it primarily for its central premise, in which a human and two robots, trapped on a spaceship, crack wise at the bad movies forced upon them by their mad scientist captors.

Running for ten seasons over two networks (not counting its public access days), it was a show that continued to redefine itself as cast members came and went and creative energies changed accordingly.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:41:24 -0500 2014-11-26T13:41:24-05:00 2014-11-26T13:41:27-05:00
<![CDATA[Truck driver Vincente Espinvera charged in May 2014 triple fatal fiery crash on 78, Greenwich Township]]> A truck driver has been charged in the investigation of a triple fatal crash that claimed the lives of three people on May 12, 2014 on I-78 in Greenwich Township.

State Police and Berks County District Attorney John Adams held a joint press conference Nov. 26 announcing that numerous traffic charges were filed against truck driver Vincente Espinvera, 56, Belleville, N.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:21:58 -0500 2014-11-26T13:21:58-05:00 2014-11-26T13:22:00-05:00
<![CDATA[PhotosSnow blankets the region day before Thanksgiving]]> Snow blankets the region the day before Thanksgiving. We would love to see your photos of the first snow of the season! What do you do on a snow day? Share your photos with our papers on Facebook and in print. Email Managing Editor Lisa Mitchell at

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:43:13 -0500 2014-11-26T12:43:13-05:00 2014-11-26T12:43:30-05:00
<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town Dec. 3 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 Dec: Jim Meck at CJ Hummels, Lenhartsville (6:30 p.m. start)

3 Dec: Singles Going Steady at The Water Tower, Oaks (5 p.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:59:32 -0500 2014-11-26T11:59:32-05:00 2014-11-26T11:59:35-05:00
<![CDATA[Students celebrate harvest season with the Great Greenwich Elementary School Estimation Contest]]> To help celebrate the harvest season as well as Thanksgiving, Greenwich-Lenhartsville, Elementary School in the Kutztown Area School District had the distinct honor of displaying a VERY large pumpkin in our lobby from November 10-14.

The pumpkin was on loan from a family member of one of our teachers at Greenwich, Mrs.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:31:14 -0500 2014-11-26T10:31:14-05:00 2014-11-26T10:31:18-05:00
<![CDATA[What's Cooking with LindaWhen it's cold outside, eat soup!]]> As soon as the cold settled in, it's SOUP TIME! Lenore Lasowecky, Fleetwood, shares this recipe for Mexican Meatball Soup that is hearty, warm and flavorful.

Mexican Meatball Soup

2 T Olive Oil

2 ¾ Cup Chopped Onions

4 Garlic Cloves, minced

2 Small Bay Leaves

5 14oz.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:29:15 -0500 2014-11-26T10:29:15-05:00 2014-11-26T10:29:17-05:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Girl Scouts plant fall mums at Willow Creek Elementary]]> Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1793 planted mums at Willow Creek Elementary School in Fleetwood.

The girls planted mums along the building as well as around the sign along the road. The PTA provided a gift card from Esbenshades for the troop to use to purchase the plants. Each girl in the troop was asked to bring a spade and their own watering can to get the job done.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:27:41 -0500 2014-11-26T10:27:41-05:00 2014-11-26T10:28:19-05:00
<![CDATA[Aging Parent Fair helps answer questions; Held Dec. 4 at Kutztown Grange]]> Professionals serving the aging population in Berks County will host the Aging Parent Fair, providing attendees with financial resources, care alternatives, assistive services and connections to the people and programs who can serve them and their loved ones, according to Wendy Kerschner of Comfort Keepers.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:26:38 -0500 2014-11-26T10:26:38-05:00 2014-11-26T10:26:39-05:00
<![CDATA[Publishing techie switches to emergency medical services career]]> Here's how Richard Becker spent his vacation in Disneyworld.

"I'm sitting on a park bench, watching people enjoying the rides and exhibits, and here I am on a three-hour teleconference call with executives from my company. That did it for me. This was my awakening. Time for a career change."

That was 10 years ago.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:23:40 -0500 2014-11-26T10:23:40-05:00 2014-11-26T10:23:42-05:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown Coffee House celebrates opening with ribbon cutting]]> The newly open Morgantown Coffee House, Route 23 and Twin Valley Road, invited PA State Representatives Mark Gillen and Gordon Denlinger to celebrate its official opening with a ribbon cutting on Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.

The shop, formerly known as Aroma under different management, was renovated and reopened on Nov.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:04:10 -0500 2014-11-25T16:04:10-05:00 2014-11-25T16:04:43-05:00
<![CDATA[MABA hosts Annual Holiday Dinner: Food, gifts and donations to Animal Rescue League highlights of the evening]]> More than 65 Morgantown Area Business Association members and guests gathered in festive garb for their annual Holiday Dinner at Morgantown's Holiday Inn Nov. 21.

Vice President of Events Linda Lovenstein and Treasurer David Hinkel planned the affair along with all the festivities. The tables were set with white linens with a box of Lorah's Handmade Chocolates at each place setting.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:02:39 -0500 2014-11-25T16:02:39-05:00 2014-11-25T16:02:52-05:00
<![CDATA[100 years of Christmas to be showcased at Hopewell Furnace]]> The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to celebrate an "Iron Plantation Christmas" and to stroll through 100 years of American Christmas traditions at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. This free event will take place on Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature Christmas as celebrated from 1771-1883 at Hopewell Furnace.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:13:15 -0500 2014-11-25T14:13:15-05:00 2014-11-25T14:13:16-05:00