RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:32:13 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Morgantown Area Business Association Golf Outing transforms from fun day out to scholarship fundraiser]]> The Morgantown Area Business Association set out to raise money on Sept. 26.

The association, created in 1984, has been growing ever since. MABA decided on using their Annual Golf Outing this year, which included five hours of golfing at the Honey Brook Golf Club, to raise money for High School Scholarships.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley Elementary Center donates via ALS Ice Bucket Challenge]]> Twin Valley Elementary Center recently held a fundraiser at The Mill in Morgantown.

Craig Sell, TVEC Principal, issued a challenge to the student body: if 101 students showed up at the fundraiser and signed a poster board, he and TVEC 4th grade teacher Valerie Smith would do the extremely popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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<![CDATA[Greshville Antiques and Fine Art to present The Annual Berks County Art Show]]> Greshville Antiques and Fine Art will present The Annual Berks County Art Show opening on Sunday, Oct. 5, and continuing through Sunday, Oct. 12.

It will be held in the gallery located in a restored 18th century Pennsylvania stone barn. This one week show features over 125 paintings by such artists as Ben Austrian, Christopher H.

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<![CDATA[Wrestlers fight against bullying in Governor Mifflin]]> The gymnasium echoed with the thunderous vibrations of heavy metal and rap music Sept. 27 when 150 wrestling enthusiasts gathered for an evening of family fun and heightened awareness against bullying inside the Governor Mifflin Intermediate School.

The World Class Independent Championship Wrestling (WCICW) event was organized by Terrance R.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown mayor takes on ALS Challenge with Walnut Woods' staff, residents]]> With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge pouring across communities as summertime concludes, one local group decided to take on the challenge while inviting others to do so if they wished.

Staff at Walnut Woods Independent Senior Living Community organized the challenge for Sept. 23, inviting residents, and anyone else, to participate.

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<![CDATA[Local church offers program to help in understanding how addiction affects families]]> Addiction can affect everyone in one way or another from a parent, sibling, grandparent, or friend. When it does, there is plenty of help for the addicted individual for treatment and recovery. The question is, where is the help for the family to recover. Like the addict the family needs help.

Through their community outreach, New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church is opening their doors to the public to learn about the dynamics which happen with addiction not only for the addict but also for the family.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown teen takes top honors in National Video Contest on Transportation Infrastructure in America]]> A high school student from Pennsylvania and an undergraduate student from Florida Polytechnic Institute were named winners of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's (ARTBA) 4th annual "Student Transportation Video Contest."

They will each receive a $500 cash prize.

The association received more than 30 entries this year in two categories.

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<![CDATA[Intern of the Month: Lauren Gendall interns at Honey Brook Pharmacy and Twin Valley Elementary Center]]> Lauren Gendall, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named October's Intern of the Month. Most high school students hope to experience one internship in their high school career, but Gendall has exceeded that regularity. She currently has two internships--one at Honey Brook Pharmacy and another at Twin Valley Elementary Center.

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<![CDATA[Three Tenors & Uhlig Perform at Tel Hai]]> Honey Brook Twp. >> The Chapel at Tel Hai will be filled with the sounds of vocal performance by three tenors--William Davenport, Galeano Salas and Mackenzie Whitney, Oct. 18.

Accompanied on piano by Jeffrey Uhlig, their program of opera, Broadway show tunes and Neapolitan songs will thrill and delight the audience.

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<![CDATA[A Slice of Life: The Great Corn Pie]]> I stumbled up a great quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby the other day. I always loved the novel (and the recent film adaptation), in part because I grew up on Long Island where the story takes place. I know firsthand that the dichotomy of "old" money versus "new" that is so adeptly depicted is neither fictitious nor limited to the 1920s era.

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<![CDATA[Knowles' resolution to explore statewide elder abuse task force effort passes House]]> The House voted in favor of a resolution sponsored by Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Schuylkill) calling for a study of Pennsylvania's existing network of elder abuse task forces and to assess the feasibility of expanding the network across the state, on Sept. 24.

"Pennsylvania has the fourth highest percentage of residents age 65 and older, only behind Florida, Maine and West Virginia; and sadly, elder abuse is on the rise in Pennsylvania and across the nation," Knowles explained.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown University students bring home Mid Atlantic Emmy awards]]> Emmanuel Metayer, of Bernville, was awarded a Mid Atlantic regional Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Sept. 20 at a ceremony in Philadelphia.

Students from the Kutztown University Department of Electronic Media won two Mid Atlantic regional Emmy awards at the ceremony.

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<![CDATA[Community comes together to 'Keep Hamburg Beautiful']]> Residents of Hamburg gathered together on Saturday, Sept. 27 for the third Keep Hamburg Beautiful, a community-wide effort to clean up the town's streets, parks and lots.

Starting at 9 a.m., volunteers gathered at the Tot Lot on Primrose Alley to suit up with orange vests, gloves, trash bags and Walkie-Talkies.

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<![CDATA[Berks County Wine Trail 'Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing Event Weekend' this weekend]]> The cheese and wine menu for the "2014 Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing Event Weekend" with the Berks County Wine Trail is pairing up nicely! A fabulous selection of cheeses will be enjoyed with locally produced wines during this popular harvest time event. Taking place Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct.

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<![CDATA[33rd annual Heritage Festival at Berks Heritage Center this weekend]]> The days are filled with entertainment, crafts, vendors, fabulous food and amazing demonstrations at Berks Heritage Center in Bern Twp. on Oct. 4 and 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. New to the festival this year is master wood carver Barry Frank of Bucks County. Frank wields a chainsaw like no other artist.

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