RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:38:02 -0400 60 <![CDATA[PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: MJ Dougherty, Saved by God's Grace Part II]]> Next came the ugly part of human nature. Those on the ferry scrambled in fear for life jackets. When they thought there were none left, they started pulling them away from people who had already gotten them. The captain stopped them by saying there were enough jackets for all. The ferry reached Staten Island where only fire, police and rescue personnel by the hundreds were allowed to board for the trip back to lower Manhattan.

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<![CDATA[2 Kutztown Girl Scouts make blankets for Good Shepherd residents, earn Silver Award]]> Two Kutztown students spent their summer working on their Girl Scout Silver Award. Morgan Kunkel and Erin Randall, ninth grade students at Kutztown Area High School, spent the last few months making fleece knot blankets for the residents of Good Shepherd Home in Allentown.

Erin has been volunteering at the home for almost a year and noticed that most residents like to have a blanket on their laps during the winter months.

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<![CDATA[Hope 4 Joy benefit concert will raise funds to help little girl]]> A Christian Benefit Concert featuring Mark Schultz, Jean Watson and Heaven's Thunder will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Calvin & Janet High Fine Arts Center located on the Lancaster Mennonite School campus.

In addition to music from the three artists, the event will also feature various fundraising merchandise for sale, numerous gift baskets to be raffled off and more! All proceeds from the concert will go towards an international adoption of Joy, a nine-year-old little girl who is in China and was born with Spina Bifida as well as bi-lateral club feet.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:15:17 -0400 20150902151517 2015-09-02T15:15:17-04:00 2015-09-02T15:15:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Garden Spot Village unveils life-size tree sculpture in Village Square]]> On Aug. 27, To the sound of "ooh's" and "aah's" and vigorous applause, Garden Spot Village unveiled a sculpture of a nearly life-sized red maple tree in its recently remodeled Village Square atrium.

"The installation enhances our recent renovations, which reflect the region's agricultural traditions and New Holland's reputation as the garden spot of Lancaster County," said Steve Lindsey, CEO at Garden Spot Village, after last Thursday's ceremony.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:54:32 -0400 20150902145432 2015-09-02T14:54:32-04:00 2015-09-02T14:54:32-04:00
<![CDATA[18th and 19th century processes highlighted at Hay Creek Festival]]> The spirit of 18th and 19th century Historic Joanna Furnace comes to life Sept. 11, 12 and 13 with the 2015 edition of The Hay Creek Festival. Each year, 1,500 craftsmen, artisans, interpreters, mechanical technology folks, food service workers and parking aids (all volunteers) bring the Joanna Furnace community to life through the years 1791 to 1950.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:29:09 -0400 20150902142909 2015-09-02T14:29:09-04:00 2015-09-02T14:29:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Young families: The cost vs. protection challenge; finding right balance of protection and affordability is critical]]> Being young and starting a family is one of the most exciting times in many people's lives, with lots of opportunities ahead and so many memories to make together. Unfortunately, young families are often the most vulnerable to life's uncertainties. They're the ones with many peak earning years ahead of them and lots of potential unknowns to encounter.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:13:00 -0400 20150902141300 2015-09-02T14:13:00-04:00 2015-09-02T14:13:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Enjoy wholesome fall family fun at Weaver's Orchard]]> Families are invited to Weaver's Orchard in the rolling hills of Berks County for wholesome, kid-centered fun in the great outdoors as the orchard starts its fall festivals, which run every Saturday, Sept. 12 through Oct. 31 and Columbus Day Monday.

The fun starts Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.

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<![CDATA[Community church builds with "living" bricks]]> Community Evangelical Free Church, 52 South Brick Lane, Elverson, broke ground Aug. 31 for construction of a new building. With almost everyone present holding shovels to participate in ceremonially breaking ground for construction, Pastor Steve Estes reminded them that the construction is not just so the church can have a bigger building.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:57:44 -0400 20150902135744 2015-09-02T13:57:44-04:00 2015-09-02T13:57:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Hearts United with Haiti hosts dinner at Shady Maple; founder from Narvon seeks volunteers]]> Hearts United with Haiti hosts its inaugural Fund Raising Dinner at Shady Maple Banquet Hall Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.

"I am very excited and feels blessed to be part of these projects and would love to talk to the locals, how they can be part of it as well!" said Crystal Funk of Narvon, founder and president.

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<![CDATA[Celebrate harvest time at Hopewell Furnace]]> The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to "Harvest Time," a historic crafts day at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (NHS) on Saturday, Sept. 26. The day-long, free event will feature the apples available for picking and autumn harvest activities of a 19th century "iron plantation.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:41:03 -0400 20150902134103 2015-09-02T13:41:03-04:00 2015-09-02T13:41:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Chester County Historical Society receives $400,000 implementation grant; National Endowment for the Humanities' grant will help with upcoming exhibition]]> The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is pleased to receive an implementation grant of $400,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the upcoming exhibition Chester County: A Place in History. The grant program is extremely competitive. Of the 212 grants awarded nationally, CCHS was one of only 10 to receive funding in the Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning and Implementation category.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:27:05 -0400 20150902132705 2015-09-02T13:27:05-04:00 2015-09-02T13:27:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Chester County's Platform to Employment training program begins; individuals selected to participate in program to attend business lunch, discussion and orientation]]> The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Workforce Development Board will hold a business lunch, discussion and orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 1 to officially kick off Platform to Employment (P2E), the nationally recognized program that addresses the specific needs of long-term unemployed people in Chester County.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:19:05 -0400 20150902131905 2015-09-02T13:19:05-04:00 2015-09-02T13:19:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Chester County Economic Development Council conducts survey for major Workforce Summit]]> The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council are joining together to conduct a survey in connection with a major Chester County Workforce Summit taking place in October.

The summit is part of the VISTA 2025 initiative and will take place on Oct. 14 at Penn State Great Valley.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:12:32 -0400 20150902131232 2015-09-02T13:12:32-04:00 2015-09-02T13:12:32-04:00
<![CDATA[PA State Police investigating two assault incidents]]> The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an assault that occurred in East Nantmeal Township on Aug. 27 at 8:38 a.m.

The victim, a 44-year-old female, reported the assault by the accused, a 46-year-old man from Elverson. The names of the victim and accused have not been released.

The incident occurred on Bulltown Road.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:03:04 -0400 20150902130304 2015-09-02T13:03:04-04:00 2015-09-02T13:03:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Strausstown Lions Club hosts 44th annual Antique Auto Show and Flea Market Sept. 13]]> The 44th annual Antique Auto Show and Flea Market hosted by the Strausstown Lions Club will be held on Sept. 13 in the Strausstown Lions Club Community Park along Route 183, half mile south of Interstate 78 exit 19. All show cars must be preregistered by Sept. 7.

The show car gate is open from 9 a.

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