RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:59:09 -0400 60 <![CDATA[October events in the Boyertown area]]> Friday, Oct. 2

Oldies Dance and more: The public is invited to a dance held at Keystone Fire Company, 240 N. Walnut Street in Boyertown, from 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door. Entertainment provided by DJ Sunny. Event includes cash bar. For more information, call 610-562-2326.

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<![CDATA[History Mystery Tour with Chestnut Knoll At Home announced]]> Are you a history buff? Chestnut Knoll has the perfect adventure for you! Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, invites the public to take a Local History Mystery Tour of Boyertown! This exciting event will be held Wednesday, October 7 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join Chestnut Knoll At Home and explore the mysteries of the Boyertown area on this chauffeured adventure! Distinctive, historical landmarks will be stopping points during the tour.

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<![CDATA[Employees recognized for years of dedication 20 Chestnut Knoll Personal Care, Memory Care, and At Home employees were honored]]> When employees are recognized for their achievements, hard work, and dedication, it has an impact on employee satisfaction and commitment. Chestnut Knoll recognizes the work that each of their employees put into their job, and they regularly reward those who have longevity in the company, or go above and beyond their roles.

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<![CDATA[Think Pink: The story of a nurse who had a dream]]> Joy Mattson is a registered nurse at Hickory House Nursing Home in Honey Brook. Joy knew that one of her residents, Mary Troop, a retired nurse, was diagnosed with breast cancer and was undergoing both radiation and chemotherapy. Joy noticed that Mary was becoming depressed and that her hair was beginning to fall out.

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<![CDATA[Honey Brook Borough gets Fall rolling with bocce tournament]]> On Saturday, Sept. 26, the colors of the season were the red and green bocce balls rolling on the courts of the Honey Brook Borough. Seven hours of competition saw highly competitive games. About 30 people gathered in the park for a day of fun, laughter, fellowship and bocce.

The top three teams are as follows:

First Place: Kings & Queens (Ted, Chrystyna, Carolyn and Tom S.

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<![CDATA[Laurel Dance Company to host 'Stars of Hollywood' Masquerade Fundraiser]]> On Saturday, Oct. 17, The Laurel Dance Company will hold a "Stars of Hollywood" Masquerade Fundraiser. The event will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, New Holland from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Guests will walk on the red carpet to enter the ball room, chased by paparazzi. Once inside, guests will find a buffet of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, entertainment provided by company members and music provided by a live DJ for their dancing pleasure.

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<![CDATA[Chester County merits Distinguished Budget Presentation award]]> Chester County has earned the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year beginning 2015. Chester County is one of only three counties in Pennsylvania to receive the award and the only county in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region.

Awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, the accolade is presented to government organizations that have "pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

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<![CDATA[French Creek Boutique teams up with Bee Inspired Boutique; two businesses to bring new fashions and accessories to northern Chester County]]> French Creek Boutique owner, Melynda Wagner, announced that she will be teaming up with Jodie Levenson of Bee Inspired Designs, Malvern, to offer new autumn, winter and holiday fashions and accessories at her store in Elverson, just in time for cooler temperatures and the holiday gift giving and buying season.

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<![CDATA[Conestoga Christian School to hold Chicken BBQ and Country Auction]]> On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17, Conestoga Christian School will hold the 42nd annual benefit Chicken Barbecue and Country Auction.

Activities begin Friday with chicken barbecue available between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Drive through service is open from 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Local nonprofit micro-farm to offer free public workshops]]> Satoyama Homestead, a nonprofit micro-farm, edible landscape and outdoor classroom in Warwick Township, is excited to announce our 2015-16 Satoyama Presents! Events free monthly workshop series.

The first workshop will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 (rain date Oct. 11). The Edible Landscape PermaculTour will teach visitors about permaculture gardening principles and how they apply to landscaping with edible perennials and habitat plants.

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<![CDATA[October 2015: Intern of the Month]]> Melissa Destefano, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named October's Intern of the Month. Destefano started to work for French Creek Boutique in March leading up to her current internship. Her interest in the boutique sparked from wanting an experience in small businesses and merchandising.

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<![CDATA[New Holland Police: Man arrested after attempted burglary]]> On Sept. 21 at approximately 7:45 p.m., New Holland Police responded to a burglary in progress at the 500 block of East Jackson Street in the New Holland Borough.

Upon arrival, police encountered Thomas Kostingo laying against the side of a residence. Several used syringes were found in Kostingo's possession at this time.

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<![CDATA[Book Beat - Impact: The Runaway Pastor's Wife by Diane Moody]]> I always thought my wife was a peaceful person, but in the last few years, ever since she got her Kindle, she addresses Amazon Gatling gun-like as she downloads dozens of books. I never would have selected The Runaway Pastor's Wife to read without her urging. Although the book is fiction, it holds an incredible number of truths, which are varied enough to entertain any reader.

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<![CDATA['A lifetime experience that we will never forget' -- seeing Pope Francis]]> Karen Smith and her daughter, Jennifer, of Gilbertsville traveled to Philadelphia to join in the celebration of the Festival of Families on Saturday, September 26. The Smith's joined 20 other pilgrims on a bus tour that dismissed from Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally.

Everyone was itching with anticipation in getting a glimpse of Pope Francis.

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<![CDATA[Frecon Farms celebrates fall with annual 'Pick Your Own' invitation]]> Frecon Farms has kicked off their annual "Pick your own fruit" -- community members now have the chance to explore 30 acres of land and their own apples, pears, pumpkins, and other fruits that are grown in the orchard.

The event lasts until Sunday, Nov. 1, and features different offerings and events such as live music on the weekends, fresh pressed apple cider, a kid's zone, and a picnic area where families can bring and enjoy their own food.

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