RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:59:30 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Kutztown Community Partnership takes the Ice Bucket Challenge: Mayor Green, Mamma's Pizza, Kutztown Library help raise awareness, funds for ALS]]> Kutztown Community Partnership took the Ice Bucket Challenge, eagerly and willingly.

The excitement and nerves were high as KCP members lined up out front of their office on Main Street on a hot, sunny afternoon Aug. 27. Short handed for bucket dumpers, they pulled people off the street to help.

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<![CDATA[In efforts to support local, Boscov's East hosts library fundraiser]]> Local libraries cross-referenced with one retail store recently for an annual fundraiser full of events.

The toy section of Boscov's East, Reading, was bustling in activities and games for children as part of the fourth library fundraiser through the company. An array of rainbow colored balloons were transformed into various animal creatures including octopuses, spiders by Ladybug the Clown.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Dolphins complete successful swim season]]> The Kutztown Dolphins swim team had numerous team members qualify to compete at the Berks County Swimming Championships meet and the Berks County Silver Championship meet. Dolphin swimmers turned in some great individual and relay performances at each of these meets.

The Berks County Championships meet was held at the Green Valley Country Club August 1-3.

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<![CDATA[Jam for Krista set for Sept. 6]]> The Second Annual Jam for Krista fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at the Reading Liederkranz. Money from the fundraiser benefits the Krist Staudt Memorial Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to Berks County high school seniors who have overcome a medical challenge and are continuing their education at a technical school, business school, junior college, or four year college.

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<![CDATA[SilverSneakers love story inspires nomination for national contest]]> Nelson and Mary Walter, a couple from Berks County, found love through their involvement with a fitness program called SilverSneakers.

Their story inspired a nomination for the Richard L. Swanson Award, a national fitness award given through the SilverSneakers program. The couple, now in the Top 10, await the final result of the vote.

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<![CDATA[Dreibelbis Farm hosts PA German Farm Festival]]> Virginville >> Time comes to a standstill where history chooses to leave its footprints.

Yet, inside the Dreibelbis ancestral farmhouse near Virginville, the grandfather clock in the tea-room keeps time to this day, decades after it was first installed, ticking away the seconds and counting the minutes as it bears witness to the labyrinth of genealogy and march of successive generations.

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<![CDATA[What's This?! presents Found Objects of Industry Exhibit Aug. 30: Industrial Salvage Owner Collaborates with Innovative Production Company]]> Kutztown >> Found Objects of Industry owner Leonard Schechter will have an extended gallery exhibit Saturday at the What's This?! Media studio at 13 East Main St., Kutztown, featuring historical architectural pieces and assorted oddities including an Operay light, an antique drafting table and an 1800s clock face displayed in a modern 8-foot frame.

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<![CDATA[Bloody calling card lands Boyertown man in prison for New Hanover burglaries]]>

A Boyertown man who left a bloody calling card that linked him to burglaries at a New Hanover residence is headed to state prison.

Mark Thomas Quinter, 45, whose last known address was in the 100 block of Walnut Street, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to three to six years in a state correctional facility after he pleaded guilty to felony charges of burglary in connection with two break-ins that occurred at a Hill Road residence in New Hanover between August and September 2011.

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<![CDATA[Bat rehabilitator talks to Longswamp Boy Scout Pack 575]]> The boy scouts of Longswamp Pack 575, Den 2, from Mertztown, received an education in bats on a recent Friday night.

Stephanie Stronsick was the educator. Stephanie works as a Naturalist at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus and volunteers as Aark's bat specialist. She is the only animal rehabilitater in PA that specializes in bats.

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<![CDATA[Studio B camp brings artists and students together for 'Happ,' #68 Bear Fever bear]]> Resilience, appreciation of diversity and developing tools to challenge bullying was the theme for Studio B's "Happy to Be Me 3.0" summer art camp.

The week long camp, which ran Aug 18 to 22, enlisted students 7 to 17 years of age to work with artists Jean Esther and Angel Perez as well as Boyertown Area School District art teacher Nancy Yurkovich.

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<![CDATA[Township rehashes allowing alcohol at park]]> Residents of Exeter Township may have another shot to drink alcohol in the park.

Exeter Board of Supervisors are once again considering the option to allow consumption of alcohol at the township's Trout Run Sports Pavilion.

The issue was originally presented for all the parks, as well as the Dunn Community Center, back in February of this year.

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<![CDATA[Willow Creek Elementary: Walk, bike to first day]]> Fleetwood >> Students and parents walked and biked to their first day of school at Willow Creek Elementary on Aug. 25.

"It's exciting. There's lot of energy. Everyone is happy to be back. Summer went by really, really fast. It's amazing how quickly time goes. We're looking forward to a great 2014-15 school year," said Willow Creek Elementary Principal Lori M.

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<![CDATA[Hopewell Love INC stitches together the community one craft at a time]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:48:27 -0400 2014-08-26T10:48:27-04:00 2014-08-26T10:49:22-04:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing! <![CDATA[Kutztown Elementary students welcomed by new Principal Deborah Barnes]]> Kutztown >> New Principal Deborah L. Barnes welcomed students Kutztown Elementary students to their first day of school Aug. 25.

"(First day of school) is very exciting for the students and families and for the teachers," said Barnes. "The teachers have been working hard all summer to prepare for the kids to arrive.

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<![CDATA[New face for Brandywine: Elementary school welcomes new Principal Karen Long]]> Topton >> For Brandywine Heights Elementary School, the start of school brings the first full year of administration for Principal Karen Long after taking the position in November of 2013.

Principal Long begins the year with a number of goals for her new school. At the forefront of these is establishing a rapport with the families of students and within the community.

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