RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:55:25 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Boyertown's 'Coming Out of Hibernation' slated for April 18]]> In celebration that spring is here, the bears are coming out in downtown Boyertown. Come, bring the whole family and join the fun!

"After the harsh winter we just suffered through, everyone deserves a celebration. Coming Out of Hibernation is the perfect venue to come out and kick up your heels.

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 18:11:41 -0400 2015-04-11T18:11:41-04:00 2015-04-11T18:11:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley Rotary Club hosts 20th Tri-County Art Show]]> The Caernarvon Township Community Center in Morgantown transformed into an art gallery as artists, patrons and members of the Twin Valley Rotary Club gathered for a preview of the 20th annual Tri-County Art Show and Sale on Friday, April 10.

The art show is open to the public Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 from 10 a.

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:04:22 -0400 2015-04-11T11:04:22-04:00 2015-04-11T11:04:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Rotary Club announces winners of 4-Way Contest]]> Kutztown Rotary Club named Ayla Blatt, a tenth grader from Kutztown Area High School, winner of its annual 4-way speech contest at the Kutztown Tavern March 26. Others honored were 10th grader Tom Velik, of KAHS as runner up and Krista Kunkle, an eleventh grader from KAHS as third place.

In the contest, students were tasked to develop and deliver a five to seven minute persuasive speech on the subject of their choice within the framework for the Rotary 4-way test.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:01:19 -0400 2015-04-10T17:01:19-04:00 2015-04-10T17:01:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Ribbons of Respect pinned up throughout Berks to support police]]> Since March 20, blue ribbons have been decorating Berks County, colorfully supporting police officers.

"Ribbons of Respect," a month-long campaign created by Tina Shenk, has blossomed into a way for community members to appreciate local policemen. The idea was born when Shenk thought law enforcement could use a boost in the midst of so much negativity.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:37:53 -0400 2015-04-10T16:37:53-04:00 2015-04-10T16:37:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Meet Dude, a black lab ready for a forever home]]> Hey ya'll. I came into the ARL as a stray. Nobody knew if I had a name so my foster mommy kept calling me by "Hey Dude" or "Come here Dude." I kinda liked it and started to respond to the name Dude so here I am. My names Dude (#9388).

The vets think I'm around 10 years old but I don't feel or act like it.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:42:56 -0400 2015-04-10T14:42:56-04:00 2015-04-10T14:42:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Fire destroys Amity home that once housed church]]> A two-alarm fire that destroyed a home on the 300 block of Monocacy Creek Road kept fire crews busy Wednesday, April 8, as they worked to fight the blaze in dreary conditions.

No one was inside when the fire started and no injuries were reported.

At around 2 p.m. Wednesday, multiple crews responded to a fire that consumed a home just houses away from Monocacy Elementary Center.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:12:40 -0400 2015-04-10T14:12:40-04:00 2015-04-10T14:12:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Colorful mural on business facade brightens Bernville Main Street]]> Tulpehocken and Wilson high school students brought color and cheer to downtown Bernville through creation of a mural on Main Street, culminating on April 4 with a community event.

Horizons Child Care at 100 N. Main Street, Bernville, celebrated the arts and the community with the painting of a mural spanning the entirety of its façade.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Area School Directors hold special meeting, reject fact finder's teacher contract proposal]]> Hamburg Area School District teachers have been without a contract since July and after a special meeting of the district's school directors on April 7 the situation does not appear likely to change in the near future.

School directors voted, 6-0-1, to reject a fact finder's contract proposal during the brief meeting with about 45 teachers present.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:58:45 -0400 2015-04-10T10:58:45-04:00 2015-04-10T10:58:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles to host another Diner Day on April 11]]> The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is pleased to announce the next Diner Day event, which is to be held on Saturday, April 11 from 10am to 1pm. Diner Day is one of the Museum's most popular events. With the price of regular admission, guests will be able to sit inside the beautifully preserved Fegely's Reading Diner and enjoy coffee and homemade pie.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:50:27 -0400 2015-04-09T17:50:27-04:00 2015-04-09T17:50:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Creekside Stable hosts American Competitive Trail Horse Association event]]> Mohnton, PA - Creekside Stable, 5180 Diehl Road, Mohnton, will be announcing their grand opening as well as hosting an American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) event the weekend of May 9 and 10. This is exciting news as this will be one of the first ACTHA events in the area. The event will bring in many people from across the state and also surrounding states.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:09:34 -0400 2015-04-09T17:09:34-04:00 2015-04-09T17:09:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Meet Boyertown's 2015 Student of the Year, Abby Jaeger]]> For years, Abby Jaeger has been giving back to her community, throwing herself into the numerous groups for which she is involved.

Jaeger has always been too busy to recognize the difference she is making in the lives of others, her "can-do" attitude and spirit of giving coming naturally. But many have taken notice, particularly her teachers at Boyertown Senior High, and thanks to her unyielding willingness to participate and give back, Jaeger is being recognized as this year's Boyertown Student of the Year.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:50:04 -0400 2015-04-09T14:50:04-04:00 2015-04-09T14:50:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Photos: Oley Valley Middle School students to compete in Spelling Bee]]> Oley Valley sixth graders will soon compete for first, second and third place in the annual Boyertown Area Times Spelling Bee to be held at the middle school on Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. If you're unable to attend the event, check back with The Boyertown Area Times to see who won.

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<![CDATA[Introducing the Oley Valley High School's 2015 Musical Production: Meredith Willson's The Music Man]]> Students at Oley Valley High School are on the verge of presenting Meredith Willson's The Music Man as their 2015 Musical Production.

Synopsis: Con man, Harold Hill, arrives in River City, Iowa, intending to sell the town and its children on a fake marching band system, and then skip town.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:29:50 -0400 2015-04-09T14:29:50-04:00 2015-04-09T14:29:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Dance with Jerry Blavat, The Geator with the Heator, at the SunnyBrook Ballroom]]> Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Jerry Blavat, the Geator with Heator, the Bos with the Hot Sauce, the King of Philly Rock & Roll returns to the SunnyBrook Ballroom in Pottstown, on May 2, at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Ticket are onsale now through May 1.

Blavat is as much a part of Philadelphia as cheese steaks, Tastykakes, soft pretzels and The Liberty Bell.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:24:14 -0400 2015-04-09T13:24:14-04:00 2015-04-09T13:31:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Exeter Community Band to perform Jazz Fest Concert at Hopewell Furnace to celebrate Civilian Conservation Corps]]> The National Park Service (NPS) will commemorate the 82nd birthday of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) with a Jazz Concert performed by the Exeter Community Band at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (NHS).

The event is free and open to the public. This concert is part of the nationally renowned Berks Jazz Fest that runs from April 10 to April 19.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:28:27 -0400 2015-04-09T13:28:27-04:00 2015-04-09T13:28:27-04:00