RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:51:31 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Albright College receives National Science Foundation Grant to fund STEM scholarships]]> Albright College has been awarded more than $627,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing STEM majors who are interested in how these fields apply to the environment.

The National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (NSF S-STEM) grant will fund the new Albright College Environmentally Oriented Sciences (ACES) scholarship program and will facilitate underserved and financially needy students' entry into and persistence in the sciences.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:44:01 -0400 2014-07-22T10:44:01-04:00 2014-07-22T10:44:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Police: 2014 heroin seizures way up from last year's totals]]>

HARRISBURG - State police seized more than $23 million worth of heroin, marijuana and other illegal drugs during the second quarter of 2014 and have already surpassed the total amount of heroin taken off Pennsylvania streets in 2013, authorities announced.

Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said that between April and June of this year, troopers seized more than 24.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:36:03 -0400 2014-07-22T10:36:03-04:00 2014-07-22T10:36:08-04:00
<![CDATA[WTIM: Music all around town: July 23 edition]]> What's going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

23 July - Corey Smith at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

24 July - RMC 100th Anniversary Bash - Hopwood at 5 p.m. and Rat Salad at 8 p.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:23:15 -0400 2014-07-22T10:23:15-04:00 2014-07-22T10:23:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Area lawmakers announce Route 263 named in honor of Officer Bradley M. Fox's ultimate commitment]]> Reps. Bernie O'Neill (R-Bucks), Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) and Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) as well as Sens. Daylin Leach (R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery), Stewart Greenleaf (R-Bucks/Montgomery), Bob Mensch (R-Berks/Bucks/Montgomery) and John Rafferty (R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery) announced that a portion of Pennsylvania Route 263 in Bucks County will be renamed as the Officer Bradley M.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:10:31 -0400 2014-07-22T10:10:31-04:00 2014-07-22T10:10:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Legion Bears fall short of Berks League title]]> It was an interesting Berks County playoff tournament. It featured weather delays and postponements, exciting contests (including an upset), and, of course, some controversy. In the end, however, the Boyertown Bears came up just short in their bid for yet another Berks County Championship.

The playoffs began on a high note for the Bears.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:29:10 -0400 2014-07-22T09:29:10-04:00 2014-07-22T09:29:24-04:00
<![CDATA[New York City children arrive in Hamburg for a summer in Berks County]]>

Cars filled the parking lot of Wendy's in Tilden Twp. on July 16 with parents and children anxiously awaiting the arrival of their host child for the upcoming week or two weeks. Fourteen children from New York City between the ages of 6 and 18 packed their bags for a summer trip to Berks County as part of the Fresh Air Fund program.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400 2014-07-22T08:00:00-04:00 2014-07-22T08:00:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Girl Scouts go galactic at Twilight Camp]]> "Galaxy Quest" was the theme for this year's Twilight Camp, sponsored by the Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA. The camp was held at Calvary UCC on Route 100 in Barto.

Under the leadership of "Commander" Patricia Moser, forty seven girls are participating in the five day event.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:49:15 -0400 2014-07-21T13:49:15-04:00 2014-07-22T08:09:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events]]> Recurring

Centerport Lions Club. Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg. The Hamburg Seniors meet at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:51:52 -0400 2014-07-21T17:51:52-04:00 2014-07-21T17:51:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg VFW Commander honored for achieving 'All American Status']]> The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States announced that the following Pennsylvania VFW Post Commanders are being honored for achieving "All American Status" as a Post Commander.

Post 25 Scranton - James Kuchwara

Post 7251 Throop - John Tomasovitch

Post 4954 Old Forge - William Puluka

Post 5544 Jessup - Russell Canevari

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:45:48 -0400 2014-07-21T17:45:48-04:00 2014-07-21T17:45:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Perry Elementary playground community build is this Saturday]]>

The Perry Elementary PTO community playground build is just days away.

We still have opportunities for you to join in and have fun building the playground with us. The community build is this Saturday, July 26.

Please be aware that we currently have a specific need for volunteers around noon.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:42:13 -0400 2014-07-21T17:42:13-04:00 2014-07-21T17:42:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Letter to the Editor: Also a concerned resident of Perry Township]]> Dear Editor;

I read the Letter to the Editor in [the July 9 issue of the] Hamburg Item, and I'm also a concerned resident of Perry Township.

I'm 20 years old and live with my single mom and my brother. I've been going to the Perry Township Supervisors meetings about these projects being proposed on the Perry Golf Course and the Esther Ludwig property.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:39:09 -0400 2014-07-21T17:39:09-04:00 2014-07-21T17:39:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Small Beginnings: A dream is a wish your heart makes? I surely hope not!]]>

I am baffled by my own dreams. I know some folks claim to never dream or at least never remember their dreams but that is not me. I am a fairly frequent dreamer although as I have aged, I am either dreaming less often or remembering the details less clearly. Nonetheless, I continue to have vivid dreams that linger after I awake.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:35:57 -0400 2014-07-21T17:35:57-04:00 2014-07-21T17:36:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: The cold facts about ice cream]]>

Reprint, First Rights in 2006 to Cappers

As summer heats up, many Americans are settling down to bowls of ice cream at home,or springing for a cone at the baseball park. But, we have to thank President Ronald Reagan, who, in 1984, designated July as Nat'l Ice Cream Month and July 15 as Nat'l Ice Cream Day.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:32:16 -0400 2014-07-21T17:32:16-04:00 2014-07-21T17:32:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg area obituaries]]> Robert Lauser

Robert "Bob" Lauser, 73, of Leesport, passed away early Saturday morning, July 19, 2014 at the Reading Hospital.

He was the husband of (Mary) Jane (Holland) Lauser. Bob and Jane were married on June 13, 1964.

Born February 13, 1941 in Ormrod, Lehigh County, he was the son of the late Peter Klapko and Catherine (Lauser).

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:15:24 -0400 2014-07-21T17:15:24-04:00 2014-07-21T17:15:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg area church calendar]]> St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church Street, Hamburg, would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us at our 9:30 a.m.summer services on Sundays. Come and join us.

On the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, the altar flowers are presented to the glory of God in loving memory of husband, John Wessner, Sr.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:14:59 -0400 2014-07-21T17:14:59-04:00 2014-07-21T17:15:03-04:00