RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:50:40 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Pa German Cultural Heritage Center hosts Kutztown author Mara Rockliff and her new book 'Gingerbread for Liberty']]> A Kutztown author honors a German baker from the Revolution.

The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University welcomed author Mara Rockliff to read from her new children's book, "Gingerbread for Liberty" in the little one-room schoolhouse Feb. 16.

About 45 attended, including children, on President's Day to hear the story about a German-born Philadelphia baker, Christopher Ludwick, who joined the Continental Army in 1776 to help feed George Washington and his troops.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown University Council of Trustees recommends 2 Presidential Candidates]]> Kutztown University's Council of Trustees recommended two presidential candidates to move forward to the Office of the Chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education on Monday, February 16.

The recommended candidates in alphabetical order are Dr. Lorrie Clemo, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the State University of New York at Oswego and Dr.

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<![CDATA[DJ Jon Gosselin mixing music at Bally Hotel]]> The former star of TLC's hit show "Jon and Kate Plus 8" has moved on from television, but is still in the limelight while changing careers to become a disc jockey.

Gosselin joined Eclipse Entertainers last October after an ex-girlfriend and former DJ let him spin music at her events. "I used to go to her gigs and, being in the I.

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<![CDATA[Upgrade US 222 email Campaign calls for 4-lane highway: Kutztown man spearheads effort, in partnership with Facebook site 222 Sucks, to send statement to legislators, PennDOT and planning commissions]]> In partnership with Facebook site 222 Sucks, Kutztown resident Dan Spiegel is spearheading an Upgrade 222 e-mail campaign that kicked off Sunday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.

"We aspire to raise awareness of the true issues regarding the situation with US 222, and also to participate in calling for all stakeholders to collaborate in a productive manner to achieve the only possible sensible goal for US 222 in our region, which is to upgrade it to a 4-lane, limited access highway between Reading and the I-78 interchange west of Allentown," writes Spiegel to media.

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:23:38 -0500 2015-02-22T19:23:38-05:00 2015-02-23T15:02:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Bernville forum opens discussion on Medical Cannabis Act]]> Residents filled the pews at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Bernville, on Wednesday night, Feb. 11, for a medical cannabis informational forum. The forum was hosted by Campaign for Compassion and featured the follow speakers: Luke Shultz (Campaign for Compassion, patient perspective), Dana Ulrich (Campaign for Compassion, caregiver perspective), Senator David Argall (29th District), Representative Barry Jozwiak (5th District) and Senator Mike Folmer (48th District).

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<![CDATA[Salem EC Church takes aim at new archery program]]> Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, is excited to announce the start of Centershot beginning this spring. The program is part of a larger ministry using NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) principles to teach students, from 10 years old to senior adults, the skills of archery. Classes, held in eight-week sessions, will begin Tuesday, March 10.

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<![CDATA[Community group makes more than 600 fasnachts for local groups]]> We are called to love one another in love. Some feel that love can be obtained thru one's stomach. On Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Hamburg Community Group from Fleetwood Bible Church did just that. They traveled to Hope Rescue Mission in Reading to make more than 600 fasnachts.

Rich Bracy, community group leader, used his late grandmothers' recipe as his guide.

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<![CDATA['Believe It or Not' is the theme for Strausstown women]]> For their February meeting the members of the Woman's Club of Strausstown were treated to a two-part program incorporating a look back at one of their successful activities and a quiz to determine how well they know each other.

The look back was a lovely slide show set to soothing music, with all of the pictures coming from the properties featured in the club's 2012 garden stroll.

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<![CDATA[Applications being accepted for 2015 Home Makeover]]> The national award-winning HBA Restoring Hope Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Home Remodeling Project that will brighten the home and spirits of one worthy Berks County family. Applications may be obtained by visiting the Foundation's website or by visiting the HBA office. In order to be considered for this year's build, applications must be received no later than Friday, March 13.

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:15:08 -0500 2015-02-22T14:15:08-05:00 2015-02-22T14:15:08-05:00
<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town Feb. 25 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

25 Feb: Legendary Barto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.

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<![CDATA[From the Item Editor: The book and the movie]]> There was a point in time, when I was excited to see that a favorite book of mine was being made into a movie. I remember heading to the movie theater right after getting off the school bus to see "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" on opening day and missing school to see "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" for its first showing at the local movie theater.

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:12:02 -0500 2015-02-22T14:12:02-05:00 2015-02-22T14:12:02-05:00
<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: My sports enthusiast]]> My husband Harry and I were married in our 40s. He's what I call a sports enthusiast. We are now married 33 years. Before we married I knew he was a sports nut. On our dates he either wore his Penn State Nittany Lions shirt, or a favorite baseball shirt with "Phillies" blazoned on it in red. I even had an inkling he played golf when he wore a hat with USGA Titleist printed on it.

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<![CDATA[Strausstown scouts lead service for Scout Sunday]]> Cub Scout's and Boy Scout's of unit 144 in Strausstown provided a Scout run service for Scout Sunday Feb. 8 at Zion Blue Mountain UCC. This is the first Scout Service with Zion's new Pastor, Pastor Josh Knappenberger. The Scout Unit chartered by the Lions Club of Strausstown presented the Peace Light to the church, which they had received at a Wreaths Across America service at Indiantown Gap National cemetery.

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:11:09 -0500 2015-02-22T14:11:09-05:00 2015-02-22T14:11:09-05:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files Feb. 25 edition]]> 25 Years Ago

Feb. 28, 1990 >> Aaron Williamson ended his career at Hamburg High with a total of 2,012 points, third best in the history of Berks County.

At last week's meeting of the Hamburg Rotary Club, Harold Yoder, Jr., executive director of the Berks Historical Society, gave an audio-visual presentation to the club members on the Pennsylvania Indians.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events Feb. 25 edition]]> Recurring

Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg: The Hamburg Seniors meet at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

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