RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:44:33 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Bev Conklin and Friends bring Americana sound to The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown]]> Bev Conklin and Friends will be returning with their Americana sound to The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31.

For this lead Blues singer, a career of touring and musical success was not something she originally had on her radar.

While going through a rocky patch in the early 1990s and moving her life from State College back to the Lehigh Valley, a close friend's brother was holding auditions for his future band and she suggested Conklin.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:50:51 -0500 2015-01-23T16:50:51-05:00 2015-01-23T16:50:51-05:00
<![CDATA[Union Township approves 'fresh and local' brew pub for Brinton Lodge]]> A craft beer brewery will be coming to one local haunted house.

The Union Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a letter to the Zoning Board supporting the craft beer designation as a "good use" on the application to operate a brew pub at Brinton Lodge Haunted House, 1808 W. Schuylkill Road, Douglassville, during their Jan.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:39:53 -0500 2015-01-23T12:39:53-05:00 2015-01-23T16:28:34-05:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown jewelry store exhibits watercolor paintings]]> Dunkelberger's Fine Jewelry & Gifts, 281 Main Street in Kutztown, owned and operated by Jane L. Lantz and James R. Springer, have agreed to exhibit two original watercolor paintings by Rod Skidmore.

Rod is a retired New York City advertising art director, a self-taught watercolorist who has painted fly-fishing, hunting, landscapes, the Sports of Polo and Show Jumping for the past 30 years.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:21:36 -0500 2015-01-23T16:21:36-05:00 2015-01-23T16:21:36-05:00
<![CDATA[Wedding Announcement: Felter and Loch married in September]]> Sarah Felter and Matthew Thomas Loch were married on September 13, 2014 at Mellon Park in Pittsburgh.

Lee Felter, the bride's brother, officiated the double ring ceremony. A reception followed at The National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

Sarah is the daughter of Tricia and Ralph Felter of Topton.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:21:09 -0500 2015-01-23T16:21:09-05:00 2015-01-23T16:21:09-05:00
<![CDATA[Engagement Notice: Hoffert and Paterno to wed in March]]> Tracy Hoffert and Dr. Stephen Paterno, both of Coppell, Texas, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bruce and Diane Hoffert, Mohnton.

The groom-to-be is the son of George and Mary Paterno, Kutztown.

Hoffert graduated from Gov. Mifflin High School in 2000 and later attended Kutztown University.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:59:44 -0500 2015-01-23T15:59:44-05:00 2015-01-23T15:59:44-05:00
<![CDATA[Local financial professional recognized for top performance]]> Local financial professional Michael Fischer has qualified for the ACE Platinum Award.

Fischer, CLU, ChFC, AIF, CASL, is President & CEO of Client 1st Financial, LLC of Fogelsville, a member of Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network.

The award is one of the highest honors that Signator bestows on financial professionals within the national network.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:59:02 -0500 2015-01-23T15:59:02-05:00 2015-01-23T15:59:02-05:00
<![CDATA[At The Movies With Rodeo Marie HansonKid reviewer gives 4 popcorn boxes for "Paddington" (Studio Canal)]]> Rodeo Marie Hanson, 8, of Fleetwood, has a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for all things Hollywood.

Rodeo's reviews are unique, because they offer a child's perspective on kids' movies.

She started rubbing elbows with celebrities at 4 years old, when her press credential was almost as big as she was!

Rodeo recently watched "Paddington" at The Hamburg Strand.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:27:50 -0500 2015-01-23T15:27:50-05:00 2015-01-23T15:27:50-05:00
<![CDATA[Guest Column: Memories]]> My growing up memories started on March 4, 1950 at 7 p.m. It is the night I married Carl Zettlemoyer. It was a marriage quite a few people said would not last. Because Lucille was a "City girl" and Carl was a farm boy. But it did last "64" wonderful years.

We married in the spring, and bought our farm in the fall of 1950.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:13:41 -0500 2015-01-23T15:13:41-05:00 2015-01-23T15:13:41-05:00
<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Salem Church windows depict purple stained Iris colored flowers, a French "Fleurdelis" folk symbol]]> Last month a Community Christmas Cantata was held under the musical direction of choir director Kathy Snyder to a packed audience at Salem Church on historic Covered Bridge Road, on a Sunday afternoon, a unique presentation of Oley area churches, whereby old timers would not have to drive home in the dark.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:13:11 -0500 2015-01-23T15:13:11-05:00 2015-01-23T15:13:11-05:00
<![CDATA[Guest Column: Eating My Way Down Main Street]]> At the top of Main Street in Kutztown sits a quaint coffee shop. Uptown Espresso Bar: A second library for Kutztown University students and a common pit stop for the town regulars in need of their daily dose of coffee.

Upon walking in, one instantaneously picks up on the homey ambience that this charming little store gives off.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:12:36 -0500 2015-01-23T14:12:36-05:00 2015-01-23T14:12:36-05:00
<![CDATA[Music fans get up-close concert at Young Ones in Kutztown]]> Kutztown's record store Young Ones drew music fans in Thursday night for an in-store performance by bands Panic and Hate to Say It.

The concert had a "nerve-wracking" start, according to Frank Phobia, who coordinates Young Ones performances. When setting up, Hate to Say It guitar player Adam Madeira cut his finger, and Phobia said the band may not play.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:00:41 -0500 2015-01-23T14:00:41-05:00 2015-01-23T14:00:41-05:00
<![CDATA[Presentations shed light on Chromebooks, curriculum, testing and student safety in Exeter schools]]> The Exeter Township School District Board of School Directors was presented with progress reports from Exeter School facility during their Tuesday, Jan. 20 meeting.

The technology report was delivered by Joseph Way, supervisor of technology, and the senior high school report was introduced by Principal William Cain.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:47:25 -0500 2015-01-23T11:47:25-05:00 2015-01-23T11:47:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Berks County girl wins Safety Poster contest at local, state levels]]> Eleven-year-old Zoe Sweet, sixth grader in the Daniel Boone School District, is making Oley Fair History by being the first in her age group to win 1st place in Best of Show at the state level in the Safety Poster contest.

Sweet was personally congratulated at the PA Farm Show on Jan. 14 by State Representative David Maloney and was given a citation which recognizes those young people, who through their achievements bring distinction to themselves, their communities and this commonwealth.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:29:55 -0500 2015-01-23T11:29:55-05:00 2015-01-23T11:29:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Sly Fox Brewing Company's newest release hits the trail in April to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail]]> The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is pleased to announce its collaboration with Sly Fox Brewing Company, Pottstown, Pa., on the release of a new canned beer that benefits and celebrates the Schuylkill River Trail.

SRT Ale, due to hit local distributors in cans on Earth Day, is brewed specifically for craft beer fans who also love the outdoors of southeastern Pa.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:20:35 -0500 2015-01-23T11:20:35-05:00 2015-01-23T11:20:35-05:00
<![CDATA[Bev Conklin brings the Blues to Boyertown]]> Award winning Blues vocalist and songwriter Bev Conklin makes her return to The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on the night of the event. Tickets are currently available at the discounted price online at or can be purchased on the day of the show at the door, while supplies last.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:42:02 -0500 2015-01-23T10:42:02-05:00 2015-01-23T10:42:02-05:00