RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:36:10 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Fleetwood couple celebrates 50th Anniversary]]> Darlene and Martin Younker, Fleetwood, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 27.

They were married on March 27, 1965 at Frieden's Lutheran Church, New Ringgold. The ceremony was performed by the late Rev. Charles Orem.

To celebrate the anniversary, a surprise party was by their children at the Virginville Fire Company.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Wolf's state budget proposes increased educational funding: Fleetwood could received additional $321,244 in basic education funding and $171,262 in special education funding]]> On March 3, Governor Tom Wolf presented his state budget proposal to the Legislature. Governor Wolf highlighted the importance of a strong public education system to our future. The funding of public education was a focus of the speech. He seeks to restore the cuts in education funding that have occurred in recent years.

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:48:27 -0400 2015-03-30T09:48:27-04:00 2015-03-30T09:48:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Sweet treat busyness]]> Becky Degler is just one of many members and friends of Evangelical Lutheran Friedens Church, of Bernville, helping create the traditional sweet Easter treats that the church is known for making annually. She, along with many men and women volunteers, gives many volunteer hours to this traditional fellowship and fund-raising event.

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:38:30 -0400 2015-03-29T10:38:30-04:00 2015-03-29T10:38:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Annual banquet celebrates beauty and bounty of outdoors at Salem EC Church]]> The third Annaul Sportsmen's Banquet at Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, included something for everyone. Organizers of the banquet were pleased with the event, with approximately 125 in attendance. The afternoon and evening included interactive vendors, tasty food and an entertaining speaker.

"I organize the banquet every year as an outreach opportunity to fellow outdoorsmen (and women & children!)," Cori Dixon, chair of the event, said.

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:36:51 -0400 2015-03-29T10:36:51-04:00 2015-03-29T10:36:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Jazz Festival: Kutztown Middle School hosted five guest bands]]> Kutztown Middle School hosted its instrumental Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. There were five guest bands. Both the Elementary and Middle School Kutztown Jazz Bands performed. All proceeds benefit KASMA, the Kutztown Area Schools Music Association.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:02:35 -0400 2015-03-27T17:02:35-04:00 2015-03-27T17:02:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Lower Macungie Township Historical Society honors Kutztown's Dr. Don Yoder and Bob Ensminger as scholars of the barn]]> The Lower Macungie Township Historical Society honored Dr. Don Yoder, co-founder and director of the Pennsylvania Folklife Society and the Kutztown Folk Festival, and Bob Ensminger, emeritus professor of geography at Kutztown University, during the Lower Macungie Barn Expo 2015.

Patrick Donmoyer, building conservator and exhibit specialist at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, presented certificates on behalf of the State Senate while Rep.

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<![CDATA[10th Annual Art Students' Exhibition and Competition to be held at MCCC, Pottstown]]> Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) will be highlighting the talent of its art students at its Tenth Annual Art Students' Exhibition and Competition, which opens Wednesday, April 1, and continues through Friday, April 24, at the Fine Arts Gallery, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown.

Approximately 50 students will be displaying their artwork in a variety of media, including drawings, paintings, three-dimensional pieces and mixed media.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:23:39 -0400 2015-03-27T13:23:39-04:00 2015-03-27T13:24:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Shed fire on Wednesday spread to adjacent Birdsboro homes]]> Firefighters responded to a fully-involved fire in a large shed at 119 Furnace St. in Birdsboro Wednesday afternoon, March 25.

The fire spread to two adjoining structures, a house and an office in the front of the building before it was extinguished, according to Birdsboro Fire Marshall Ken Templin.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:13:00 -0400 2015-03-27T12:13:00-04:00 2015-03-27T12:13:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Meet Lori Carnes, Boyertown's 2015 Citizen of the Year]]> "We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give."

Winston Churchill uttered these words more than fifty years ago, but this quote is one that this year's Boyertown Citizen of the Year lives by. Lori Carnes makes her life by giving.

Indeed, one look at her calendar tells you much of what you need to know about Carnes.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:33:14 -0400 2015-03-26T17:33:14-04:00 2015-03-26T17:40:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll earns top honor for 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's, prepares for 2015]]> For the second year in a row, Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care earned a trophy for being the Top Earning Memory Walk Team at the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's. Chestnut Knoll participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's at Kutztown University on Saturday, October 11, 2014 and raised $18,772.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:27:37 -0400 2015-03-26T17:27:37-04:00 2015-03-26T17:27:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Couple at Keystone Villa celebrates millennium birthdays]]> John Brower is planning his 104th birthday party on March 31. He said he has been lucky in life and lucky in love to not only have had a great first marriage, but also a wonderful second marriage.

His lady-love for the last 44 years is Mary Brower, who turned 100 years old on February 9, and resides with him at Keystone Villa at Douglassville.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:35:45 -0400 2015-03-26T14:35:45-04:00 2015-03-26T14:35:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Daughter of Daniel Boone grad to be featured on PBS special about cancer]]> The daughter of a 1999 Daniel Boone graduate will be featured on a PBS special airing next week.

"Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," a Ken Burns production, will be aired on Monday, March 30, Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1 beginning at 9 p.m.

The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:45:53 -0400 2015-03-26T13:45:53-04:00 2015-03-26T13:45:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Boone ceases use of 'conceptual' classes]]> The Daniel Boone School Board unanimously approved on March 23 procedural and curriculum changes for its high school students that includes eliminating "conceptual" classes in 2015-16.

With only four official days behind him, new High School Principal Preston N. McKnight said the high school can go from being very good to great by offering choice and new opportunities to help all students achieve their long-term career goals.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:30:39 -0400 2015-03-26T13:30:39-04:00 2015-03-26T13:30:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Through My Kitchen Window: Baking Anna's Pumpkin Spice Cake]]> My daughter Anna, 3, really wanted to make something with pumpkin after she found a can of pumpkin puree in the cabinet.

After much thought, and repeated requests from Anna, we decided to make pumpkin spice cake.

I hit the Internet looking for the perfect recipe that's egg free and dairy free.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:03:31 -0400 2015-03-26T12:03:31-04:00 2015-03-26T12:03:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Garden Spot Village Drug Take-Back Service: Public may dispose of unwanted medications on campus April 18]]> Although the national Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative has ended, Garden Spot Village and the New Holland Police Department are teaming up to build on the successful program's momentum by offering their own drug take-back event on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

"Although the Drug Enforcement Administration is no longer coordinating special collection days, we wish to continue to offer the same disposal opportunity that the DEA had organized in the past," said Colleen Musselman, director of life enrichment at Garden Spot Village.

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