RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:40:16 -0400 60 <![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Rural Folklife of the early 1900's as seen by Photographers; H. Winslow Fegley & Amandus Moyer (Part II)]]> Unlike Winslow Fegley, Amandus Moyer photographed life in the Oley Hills, around Fredericksville and the tavern at Landis Store, where frontier farmers lived more in seclusion. But being a very popular visitor at the Lobachsville Tavern and general store partly due to the curiosity driving his new automobile, he did fancy photographing good looking horses and their drivers, whether they drove a one-horse buggy or a team of horses.

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<![CDATA[From Arthur's Policy Desk: The President and the Power of Faith Through Grace]]> On June 26th, President Obama, gave a eulogy for State Senator Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in his own church building, along with eight other African Americans, by a white man who had just finished worshiping with them in a bible study group. Of the Black Church, the President said, "Over the course of centuries, black churches served as "hush harbors" where slaves could worship in safety; praise houses where their free descendants could gather and shout hallelujah rest stops for the weary along the Underground Railroad; bunkers for the foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement.

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<![CDATA[Chester County Coroner names Gilbertsville boy as French Creek drowning victim]]> WARWICK >> State police have confirmed that a 12-year-old boy found in the water at French Creek Wednesday has died.

The Chester County Coroner's Office released a statement Thursday afternoon stating that the boy, whom they identified as Jacob Karnchanaphati of Gilbertsville, died from accidental drowning.

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<![CDATA[Golden Opportunity: Transcendent Boyertown girls lacrosse program turns 50]]> BOYERTOWN >> When she lost as a college athlete, Marcia Brumbach cried.

Winning was in her DNA. It had become embedded during her outstanding three-sport career in the mid-1960s at Boyertown Area High School.

"I did not know how to lose," the retired Boyertown teacher and coaching legend said, reflecting over breakfast recently at her frequent hangout, The Jukebox Café.

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<![CDATA[Legion Baseball: Rookies play a key role for the Bears]]> In the season opening article I wrote that the Bears would in essence be blending three groups of players into one team for the 2015 season: "the high school guys," "the college returnees," and "the rookies." As the regular season heads into its final week, the results of this blend have been rather successful in terms of the win-loss column, as the Bears have compiled an overall record of 19-6-2.

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<![CDATA[For the love of history: Middle, High school teams return from National History Day nationals with 2nd and 8th place awards]]> Middle School and High School teams from Kutztown recently returned from the national competition for National History Day, bringing home second and eighth place awards.

"I am so proud of the students and adults who work so hard for this achievement!" said Superintendent Kathy Metrick. "This is the national competition, but there are actually teams from other countries there, as well.

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<![CDATA[Preliminary public transportation details for Pope's visit to Philadelphia released]]> PHILADELPHIA >> Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City and agency officials announced preliminary information about public transportation options during the World Meeting of Families convening, Sept. 22 to 25, 2015, and the weekend of the Papal Visit, Sept. 26 to 27, 2015.

"At this point, we are about three months away from hosting the largest event in this City's history," said Mayor Nutter.

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<![CDATA[Duzzn Matta Band takes stage in Honey Brook Borough July 12]]> The second concert of the summer in Honey Brook Borough will be held on Sunday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. when the Duzzn Matta Band takes the stage to perform a variety of classic rock cover tunes.

The drummer in the band, Chuck Kildea, is a Honey Brook Borough resident and is looking forward to the opportunity to showcase the bands' talent and enthusiasm for performing.

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<![CDATA["Jacob's Ride" stops at Garden Spot Village: Jacob Landis is bicycling across country to raise money, awareness for cochlear implants]]> By the time Jacob Landis was 10 years old, he had grown totally deaf. A cochlear implant allowed him to be fully functional in the hearing world.

Today, he is bicycling across the country to raise awareness about the benefits of cochlear implants for the deaf and hard of hearing and raising money for people who need a cochlear implant but cannot afford it.

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<![CDATA[Cyclists compete for Most Supportive, Best Dressed awards and more in The Boob Ride breast cancer fundraiser July 11 at St. Peters Village]]> Michelle Przemieniecki of Pottstown and her daughter Emily are hosting The Boob Ride, a fund raising event to benefit Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer, starting 7:30 a.m. July 11 at St. Peters Village in Chester County.

The rider awards support boobs in more than one way.

Made out of colorfully decorated bras, the Boob Awards will be awarded to Most Supportive, Best Dressed, Most Aggressive, Oldest Rider, Youngest, King of the Mountain, The "A" Cup, Best Overall and others.

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<![CDATA[Garden Spot Village participates in Lancaster International Piano Festival]]> Each year, music students from around the world flock to Lancaster County to take part in the Lancaster International Piano Festival.

This year, for the first time, one of those students will offer a public performance on the Boston grand piano at Garden Spot Village in New Holland. Andrea Lazzaro, of Italy, will perform on Tuesday, July 21, beginning at 1:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Three Honey Brook siblings apply life lessons learned on the farm to reach their future successes]]> In 2009, the Pacanowski family returned to their hometown of Honey Brook after an 11-year stay in a small town in Minnesota.

From being home-schooled in a farm town with a population of 300, Ken and Amy Pacanowski's three children entered into a new environment, and in a short time, have begun to excel in their educations, jobs and personal endeavors.

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<![CDATA[A.M. Best affirms Thrivent Financial's A++ (Superior) rating with stable outlook]]> A.M. Best has affirmed Thrivent Financial for Lutherans' A++ (Superior) rating as well as its stable outlook. The A++ (Superior) rating is the highest of the ratings agency's 16 ratings categories.

A.M. Best cited Thrivent Financial's prominent market presence within the Christian community, favorable trend of operating earnings, superior risk-adjusted capitalization, prudent asset liability matching and solid enterprise risk management practices.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley student Cheveay "CJ" Morton receives U.S. Achievement Academy Scholarship]]> Twin Valley High School student Cheveay "CJ" Morton was nominated by his 8th grade math teacher, Mr. Jeff Bateman, for United States Achievement Academy Scholarship (USAAS). In November he was selected as one of the USAAS winners of a nominal cash grant.

He also became a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) this June and was awarded at the end of the school year Certificate of Outstanding Academic Achievement for 9th grade History.

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<![CDATA[Girl Scouts donate to Veterans Affairs Center]]> Submitted photo courtesy of Jennifer Burns, Leader Troop 1489

Members of Twin Valley Girl Scout Troop 1489 donated 15 pairs of sweat pants and two cases of Girl Scout cookies to the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The girls used their earned cookie money to purchase the sweat pants and the cookies were donated by people purchasing Girl Scout cookies from them.

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