RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 13 Oct 2015 03:02:56 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Oley Fire Co. 8th Annual Antique Power and Apple Festival Car Show]]> By Carl Hess

For Berks-Mont News

The Oley Fire Company enjoyed a pair of beautiful autumn days for their 8th Annual Antique Power and Apple Festival Car Show on the weekend of Oct. 10 and 11.

The great weather made for a very good turnout of participants and spectators alike and the proverbial good time was had by all.

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<![CDATA[Two-car accident on Kutztown Road]]> At approximately 8:01 p.m. on Oct. 5, an accident involving two vehicles occurred on Kutztown Road, 150 feet south of Moselem Springs Road, in Richmond Township.

Both drivers, Elizabeth Borrero, 47, of Reading and Kenneth Gerhart, 66, of Allentown were traveling south of Kutztown Road. Gerhart stopped in the southbound lane for a tractor trailer turning right into the Speedway store.

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<![CDATA[State Police: One-car crash in Union Township]]> On Oct. 4, State Police at Reading responded to a one-vehicle crash on Black Matte Road in Union Township.

The crash occurred at approximately 8:40 p.m. as the driver, F. Scott Winslow, 44, of Glenmoore was traveling south. The driver stated that three deer ran out in front of his vehicle, and he used evasive maneuvers while trying not to hit the deer.

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<![CDATA[Rotary honors students of the month at Kutztown Tavern]]> The Kutztown Rotary Club honored Emily Fenstermacher and Sarah Betts as students of the month on Oct. 7 in ceremonies at the Kutztown Tavern.

Each month during the school year, Kutztown Rotary recognizes students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement as well as contributions to their schools and communities.

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<![CDATA[Kempton couple travels to Austria for world championship triathlon]]> Jeff and Raine Fussner recently traveled to Austria for the 1/2 Ironman world championships. After Jeff qualified for the world championships at the Princeton 1/2 Ironman in 2014, the couple planned their trip for August 2015. After a year of training, with many road miles, swims at the quarry, hours on the spin bike and several hundred gels and protein bars consumed, the two were ready for their races in Austria.

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<![CDATA[State System Board of Governors passes resolution in honor of KU Sesquicentennial]]> On Oct. 7, The Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education passed a resolution honoring the Sesquicentennial of Kutztown University. Guido M. Pichini, chair of the Board of Governors and a member of the Kutztown University Council of Trustees, presented the resolution to the board. Accepting on behalf of the university were Susan Pichini, honorary chair of the Sesquicentennial Celebration, Dr.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood Brownie Troop visits Northern Berks Police, learn how police protect the public]]> Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1793 visited Officer Woods and Officer Parks at the Northern Berks Police Station. The girls learned about how the police officers protect them and keep them safe.

They learned about the process that the officers follow when they protect the public by bringing in the bad guys.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood Area School District receives $10,000 grant for laptop computers]]> Fleetwood Area School District has received a $10,000 grant from America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to purchase computers, which will be installed in small group learning stations for each of the 10th grade biology classrooms. Students will use the computers to deepen their understanding of the biology concepts included in the Pennsylvania Core Biology Standards.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood Brownie Troop explores forms of art, earn Potters Badge]]> Fleetwood Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1793 was being creative as they worked on earning their Potters Badge. The girls explored different forms of art all year long, as well as learning some history behind it. The girls planned a trip to Busy Bees to create her own masterpieces and explore the world of clay.

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<![CDATA[Bachelor of Arts in art history approved for KU]]> On Oct. 7, The Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education approved the Bachelor of Arts in art history to be offered at Kutztown University. The program falls under Kutztown's College of Visual and Performing Arts.

"The arts are a Program of Distinction at Kutztown University and this degree is another great addition to our offerings," said Dr.

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<![CDATA[CEO of Family, Marriage and Life Counseling hosts Ribbon Cutting]]> Joyce Galanti, CEO, Family, Marriage and Life Counseling, 15525 Kutztown Road, Suite B, Kutztown, hosted a Grand Opening on Oct. 1 and a Ribbon Cutting. Joyce joined the Northeast Berks Chamber in May 2015. Counseling for all ages, including individual, group, and family therapy, is offered.

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<![CDATA[LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS: Eagles beat the Saints, 39-17]]> The Eagles rolled over the Saints Sunday afternoon. Follow the postgame live along with Eagles beat writer Bob Grotz, columnist Jack McCaffery and other Eagles fans by using #eagles on Twitter or checking in above.

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<![CDATA[Reading Area Community College hosts Immigrants' Rights and Resources Symposium]]> Reading Area Community College's student Multicultural/International Club will host an Immigrants' Rights and Resources Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gust Zogas Student Union Building.

The focus of the event is to connect community members with immigrant status who face the challenges of navigating higher education issues with community resources and organizations that can provide support.

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<![CDATA[Leesport Fire company open house]]> Union Fire Company in Leesport hosted its Open House on Saturday, Oct. 10.

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<![CDATA[Laughter and art flow at Paint with Spirit Event, benefits Hamburg Area Art Alliance and Our Town Foundation]]> Paint with Spirit, a relaxed evening including acrylic painting instruction, was held Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the activity room adjacent to the Strand Movie Theatre on Fourth Street in Hamburg. The event, which promised a fun night of painting, wine and laughter, benefited the Hamburg Area Art Alliance and Hamburg's Our Town Foundation.

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