RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 05 May 2015 10:22:05 -0400 60 <![CDATA[74-year-old robbed at gunpoint at Amity ATM]]> AMITY >> Township police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the armed robbery of a 74-year-old Birdsboro man outside the National Penn Bank Sunday night to contact them at 610-689-6002, ext. 250.

According to police the robbery occurred around 10:35 p.m. outside the bank located at 63 Old Swede Road (Route 662), near the intersection with Route 422.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:51:59 -0400 2015-05-04T15:51:59-04:00 2015-05-04T21:27:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Exeter teen bake sale on track to reach $12,000 by 6th year for Animal Rescue League]]> After six years of fundraising, Exeter teen Kyra Hoerr hopes this year to reach $12,000 raised for the Animal Rescue League.

At the age of eleven, Kyra held her first bake sale at Exeter May Days, a carnival put on by Exeter Township Parks and Recreation. Her sale is a two-day marathon of baking and selling, starting Friday morning with tent set-up and frenzied baking.

Mon, 04 May 2015 16:09:31 -0400 2015-05-04T16:09:31-04:00 2015-05-04T16:09:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Community Choir continues tradition of providing free live music to community]]> As the Kutztown Community Choir prepares for their annual Spring Concert and the 40th annual Flag Day Concert, the choir's director and conductor celebrate the choir's history and seeks guest conductors and accompanists to help the choir continue into the future.

Conductor Mike Barron said he wanted to honor the choir's founder and long-time director Richard Wagner.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:48:55 -0400 2015-05-04T15:48:55-04:00 2015-05-04T15:48:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Goat race crowns newest champion in Pottstown]]> Pottstown >> After accidently crowning the wrong winner in last year's event, the organizers behind this year's Sly Fox Bock Fest Goat Race were taking no chances.

Under beautiful, sunny skies on Sunday, multiple cameras and judges were in position as the four-legged final competitors galloped down the grass-covered track.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:07:51 -0400 2015-05-04T15:07:51-04:00 2015-05-04T15:07:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Washington Township places recycling bins in public spaces]]> Washington Township, Berks County, has received 21 recycling bins designed specifically for placement at public spaces throughout the community as part of a national recycling bin grant program made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

The Township received 60 gallon "Keep America Beautiful" recycling bins for the collection of drinking bottles.

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:38:06 -0400 2015-05-04T14:38:06-04:00 2015-05-04T14:38:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Middle School principal taped to wall; Fifth graders rewarded for collecting the most for food bank donation]]> Fleetwood Middle School's fifth grade students taped their principal, Gangi Cucciuffo, to the wall with red duct tape on Friday, May 1.

It didn't take long for approximately 216 fifth grade students to fasten their principal to the wall of the gym. A large fan was brought in to try and cool him down as teams of two placed their tape strips over Cucciuffo.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:06:40 -0400 2015-05-04T13:06:40-04:00 2015-05-04T13:06:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Junior Girl Scout Troop 153 earns Bronze Award]]> Kutztown Junior Girl Scout Troop #153 earned their Bronze Award this year by taking care of an area outside of their meeting place.

They planned, planted and decorated throughout the year for the different holidays and seasons. The Bronze Award is the highest award that can be earned as a Junior Girl Scout.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:06:03 -0400 2015-05-04T13:06:03-04:00 2015-05-04T13:06:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood inducts two as distinguished alumni]]> The Fleetwood Area School District and the FASD Foundation are very pleased to announce the selection of two individuals as Distinguished Alumni of Fleetwood Area High School. The induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 14th during the high school's Band and Orchestra Spring Concert.

The honorees earned recognition through their outstanding service to the country or to the Fleetwood community.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:05:41 -0400 2015-05-04T13:05:41-04:00 2015-05-04T13:05:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Rodale Institute, Kutztown hosts spring Plant Sale]]> "The plants we have are of unusual varieties that you can't find in stores." Maggie Saska, Rodale Institute's Plant Production Specialist, knows first-hand that this Plant Sale will be well worth the trip.

The Rodale Institute Spring Open House Plant Sale will feature numerous varieties of plants and herbs that were all organically grown right here at the Rodale Institute.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:05:24 -0400 2015-05-04T13:05:24-04:00 2015-05-04T13:05:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Pea-Nut the Flying Elephant visits area, baffles Bally residents]]> Local residents looked to the sky last Wednesday evening, April 29, asking, "What is that thing?"

Upon closer inspection, they realized it was a flying elephant, more accurately, a hot air balloon in the shape of an elephant.

Tony Saxton, the pilot that evening and one of the owners of Endless Mountains Hot Air Balloons in Doylestown, Pa.

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:18:17 -0400 2015-05-04T12:18:17-04:00 2015-05-04T12:18:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Female Students Participate in Montgomery County Community College's New Legislator Shadowing Program]]> As part of Montgomery County Community College's (MCCC) new Legislator Shadowing Program, four female students recently spent a day with female members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Harrisburg to get a firsthand experience of leadership careers in public service.

The College's Legislator Shadowing Program started as the result of a 2014 legislative panel discussion held at MCCC featuring Pennsylvania Representatives Marcy Toepel, Madeleine Dean and Kate Harper with College President Dr.

Mon, 04 May 2015 11:44:52 -0400 2015-05-04T11:44:52-04:00 2015-05-04T12:09:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and At Home Services to hold Job Fair]]> Are you looking for a job that will make a difference in someone's life? You're in luck! Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Chestnut Knoll At Home are growing their team of caregivers! A job fair will be held for interested applicants on May 13 from 1-6 at four different locations for convenience. This is your chance to be a part of a local team that makes a difference in the community they serve!

Positions available include Home Care Assistants for Chestnut Knoll At Home in the Gilbertsville, Phoenixville and Harleysville areas; and Care Assistants (all shifts), Part-Time LPN, and Assistant Director of Environmental Services for the Chestnut Knoll community in Boyertown.

Mon, 04 May 2015 11:43:41 -0400 2015-05-04T11:43:41-04:00 2015-05-04T11:43:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Mother's Day: Bridging the generations by bridging the miles]]> In times past, families stayed put. Young mothers lived near their parents, and ties between mothers and daughters, grandmothers and grandchildren, were easy to maintain. But the modern family finds generations stretched across states, countries, even the world. Families are more challenged to stay connected, and holidays like Mothers' Day can be a difficult.

Mon, 04 May 2015 09:35:48 -0400 2015-05-04T09:35:48-04:00 2015-05-04T09:35:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg mom a role model for her own children as well as others]]> As a school counselor and mother, Marybeth Mell has had ample opportunities to be a role model for not only her own children, but hundreds of other children in her position as a school counselor at the Hamburg Area Middle School during the last 11 years.

Mell's children, Alex, HAHS graduate in 2009, and Austin, HAHS graduate in 2010, were the recipients of this encouragement at home.

Mon, 04 May 2015 09:34:44 -0400 2015-05-04T09:34:44-04:00 2015-05-04T09:34:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg mother helps son reach his dreams]]> Eileen Leiby, a graduate of the Kutztown Area School District, and currently a resident of Hamburg, is a well-known staff member at the Hamburg Area Middle School, having been an aide in the library since 2001. What people may not know is that Eileen had a career as a court reporter for almost ten years.

Mon, 04 May 2015 09:31:37 -0400 2015-05-04T09:31:37-04:00 2015-05-04T09:31:37-04:00