RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 05 Aug 2015 06:58:05 -0400 60 <![CDATA[PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: "Road Calm" - When apology is in order]]> The year was 1971. I was honorably discharged from the Army, and my wife and I visited the fiance of a friend that was still serving in Vietnam. Several months later, Barb and I were invited to their wedding.

As we got off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, we headed to a stop sign at the end of the ramp.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill River Trail voted 'best urban trail' in national contest]]> pottstown >> The Schuylkill River Trail has won a Reader's Choice online contest between 20 trail systems nationwide at, according to a press release.

A group of travel and outdoor recreation experts nominated the 20 trail systems located near major U.

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<![CDATA[Lunchtime coloring break for adults continues at Mifflin Community Library]]> Mifflin Community Library will continue to offer, "Color Me Hungry," a lunchtime coloring break for adults, again on Friday, Aug. 14, beginning at 11 a.m.

The program is scheduled to continue on the second Friday of each month.

Patrons are invited to bring a packed lunch to munch while they color their cares away at the library.

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<![CDATA[Humane Society of Berks County to hold Pints for Pups - Summer of Ska]]> For the first time in 10 years, the Humane Society of Berks County is venturing to Pottstown.

Their destination: the Sunnybrook Ballroom where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, and Chubby Checker among many others once took center stage. However, on Saturday, Aug.

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<![CDATA[Dinner on Main is a smashing success; Residents and visitors pack streets to enjoy fare from local favorites]]> On Friday, July 31, the 200 block of West Main Street became an outdoor café for Dinner on Main, part of Kutztown's bicentennial celebration.

Bicentennial Committee Chairman Craig Koller said, "One of the great things about Kutztown is the variety of restaurants we have in our little town.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Historical Society hosts first walking tour as part of bicentennial; Monthly tours to begin in Spring 2016]]> One of the bicentennial celebration events was a walking history tour of Kutztown, held on Monday, July 27.

"As we planned the tour, we wanted to share the history of some of the properties in Kutztown while showcasing what a great town we have to take a walk," said Bicentennial Committee Chairman Craig Koller.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Day concludes Bicentennial celebration: Craig Koller, bicentennial chair, honored with key to the town]]> The annual celebration of Kutztown Day in the park Aug. 2 concluded Kutztown's Bicentennial celebration with awards and fun.

In the bandshell, Kutztown Rotarian and Bicentennial Committee member Robert Hobaugh, chair of the decorating contest, awarded framed professional prints of the residential and non-residential winners of a decorating contest.

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<![CDATA[Master Kim's Black Belt Academy to host free Self-Defense Seminar]]> Master Kurt G. Miller, owner of Master Kim's Black Belt Academy in Bechtelsville, will be presenting a free self-defense seminar on Friday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

This is open to the public. No martial arts experience is necessary to be able to participate, but you must be 18 years of age or older.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown Area Multi-Service makes call for basket builders]]> The Boyertown Area Multi-Service Fifth Annual Basket Raffle is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28, in Binder Hall at the Gilbertsville Fire Company. Doors open at 5 p.m. The Basket Raffle starts at 7:30 p.m. with food and beverages available for purchase.

We are currently looking for Basket Builders.

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<![CDATA[A.D. Moyer launches new mobile-friendly website]]> A.D. Moyer Lumber - voted as the Tri-County area's #1 Window Dealer for 13 consecutive years, #1 Home Improvement Store six consecutive years, and #1 Contractor Supply Dealer three consecutive years - recently launched an all-new .NET (dot-net) mobile-friendly website to further enhance its levels of customer service.

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<![CDATA[Reading Area Community College to award scholarships for dual enrollment courses]]> Reading Area Community College (RACC) will offer a limited number of dual enrollment course scholarships for high school students to take classes during the fall semester.

The Foundation for RACC will award scholarships, funded by Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donations, to one student who wishes to enroll in a dual enrollment course taught at the following high schools: Exeter, Twin Valley, Schuylkill Valley, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Muhlenberg, Tulpehocken, Oley Valley and Governor Mifflin.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Bicentennial Parade: Crowds line Main Street to celebrate Kutztown's 200th birthday]]> The Kutztown community and people from across Berks County crowded along Main Street on Saturday, Aug. 1, for the Kutztown Bicentennial Parade. Many Kutztown groups and organizations entered floats or performed in the parade, becoming a part of Kutztown's history.

Groups included the Kutztown Historical Society, Kutztown Community Library, FOE, Garden Club, Old Plow Boys, fire companies, local officials, Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce, Kutztown Strong, dance and musical groups, bands and so much more.

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<![CDATA[Beating the heat at the bicentennial; Community enjoys treats and tunes at ice cream social]]> The summer weather was perfect for Kutztown Bicentennial's Ice Cream Social held on Wednesday evening July 29. Sponsored by Air Products and Chemicals and organized by the Kutztown Woman's Club, the event was held on the lawns at the Kutztown Area Historical Society. Food-based socials have been popular since the early days of Kutztown, and this event is no exception.

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<![CDATA[Enjoy tomatoes fresh from the farm]]> "I'm going to buy some tomatoes," a woman told her 6-year-old daughter as they walked through the Downingtown Farmers Market toward Two Gander Farm's stand.

"Can I pick the tomatoes?" asked the girl, wearing a pink T-shirt, pink ruffled skirt, pink rain boots and sunny smile despite the darkening sky.

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<![CDATA[Birdsboro Boy Scout Troop 595 sees 60th anniversary]]> Boy Scout Troop 595 celebrated its 60th Anniversary at Rustic Picnic Area on Saturday, July 25.

In attendance were family members, the Hawk Mountain Boy Scout Council, and former scoutmasters of Troop 595: Marty Datocha, Jeff Kauffman, Mike Keating, Bob Mealand and Bob Myers.

The celebration included a Court of Honor and a picnic.

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