RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:15:43 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles joins Smithsonian Magazine's Tenth Annual Museum Day Live]]> The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of Smithsonian magazine's tenth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:34:13 -0400 2014-09-14T16:34:13-04:00 2014-09-14T16:34:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Stephanie Grace to hold benefit concert, kicking off 'Life's Okay' visits; food bank donations to be accepted]]> A vibrant force on the scene, Stephanie Grace is ready to stake her claim in country music. This 17-year-old is making her dreams come true with determination and vision.

With roots in the Douglassville, Pa., Grace has always been around country music.

"Country was literally all I listened to," remembers Grace.

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:27:18 -0400 2014-09-14T16:27:18-04:00 2014-09-14T16:28:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Community Library celebrates 25 years; launches new logo]]> In a continuing effort to better brand, Library Director Lindsey Riegner joined with members of Building a Better Boyertown and the Tri County Chamber of Commerce to unveil the Boyertown Community Library's new logo during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The ribbon cutting, which took place Friday, Sept.

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:12:51 -0400 2014-09-14T16:12:51-04:00 2014-09-14T16:13:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Maxatawny Supervisors Vice Chair Mel Fishburn resigns]]> Maxatawny Township Board of Supervisors Vice-chairman Mel Fishburn resigned.

Not present at the Sept. 10 meeting, Fishburn resigned from his position on the Board of Supervisors and on the township's Municipal Authority.

According to Township Manager Justin Yaich, Fishburn stated his resignation in a letter to Yaich that he received on Aug.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:29:47 -0400 2014-09-12T16:29:47-04:00 2014-09-12T17:16:10-04:00
<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Early Americana weathervane was one of a kind]]> A couple weeks back, I was pleased to write about the rare Americana weathervane on the Levan barn in the Oley Valley. But ironically, Clarence Shirk had a local farm auction with an identical weathervane for sale at an Emmaus farm auction Sept. 6.

Both antique weathervanes were about four feet high, and in good shape.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:03:27 -0400 2014-09-12T17:03:27-04:00 2014-09-12T17:04:41-04:00
<![CDATA[From Arthur's Policy Desk: President Obama: It's in our national interest to return to Iraq]]> One of the first lessons in studying policy making is that a single event can change everything. Vice President Chaney and others in the Bush Administration wanted regime change in Iraq before they came to power but did not have the political means (opportunity) to implement that policy. September 11, 2001 created those means.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:02:27 -0400 2014-09-12T17:02:27-04:00 2014-09-12T17:04:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Thrivent Financial Column: September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, Think about your needs, protect your family]]> Think you don't need life insurance? Think again!

If you died tomorrow, how would your loved ones fare financially? It's not a pleasant scenario to think about, but not doing so can have serious consequences.

September is life insurance awareness month and Thrivent Financial wants to encourage you to think about your life insurance needs and make sure your family would be protected if the unexpected were to happen.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:01:40 -0400 2014-09-12T17:01:40-04:00 2014-09-12T17:01:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Exeter man found passed out in car with two children arrested for homemade bombs]]>

A DUI arrest turned explosive Thursday when an officer investigating a man passed out behind the wheel in the Sheetz parking lot noticed homemade bombs in the car.

The patrolman who responded to the scene at 6600 Perkiomen Ave. around 1:48 a.m. is a Marine who served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and immediately recognized the devices as IEDs, said Detective Sgt.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:52:28 -0400 2014-09-12T14:52:28-04:00 2014-09-12T16:37:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Digital First Media announces sale strategy]]> NEW YORK -- Digital First Media, the operator of and Berks-Mont Newspapers, announced Friday that it will "evaluate and consider strategic alternatives" that could lead to the sale of some or all of the company.

CEO John Paton said the company has retained UBS Securities to review a full range of alternatives - including selling the entire company, selling regional clusters or doing nothing.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:19:47 -0400 2014-09-12T16:19:47-04:00 2014-09-12T16:32:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Oktoberfest slated as two-day event]]> Two hundred years ago, the people of Bavaria, in what is now Germany, beggar to gather together each September to celebrate the harvest. They called their celebration Oktoberfest.

For the past five years, Building a Better Boyertown has hosted its own Oktoberfest celebration here in the heart of our small community.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:13:58 -0400 2014-09-12T16:13:58-04:00 2014-09-12T16:14:00-04:00
<![CDATA[John Middleton Company's employees donate $220,000 to Greater Philadelphia nonprofits]]> John Middleton Company's (Middleton's) employees have donated $220,000 in grants to 16 nonprofits based in the greater Philadelphia area through the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund (ACECF). This marks the fourth year that Middleton's employees, part of the Altria family of companies, have made donations to support those most in need.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:10:07 -0400 2014-09-12T14:10:07-04:00 2014-09-12T14:10:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Oley's Clay on Main to show new exhibit 'Reflections: Women Viewing Women']]> Clay on Main is pleased to present an exhibition curated by Amanda Condict, a local artist, graphic designer and teacher. Amanda has organized seven local artists with one common thread - how they depict women in their work. This diverse group of artists use women as inspiration in their work.

Historically women have been painted by male artists, viewing their subjects from their own perspective.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:52:04 -0400 2014-09-12T11:52:04-04:00 2014-09-12T11:52:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Families flock to Daniel Boone Optimist Club's 42nd Community Days in Douglassville]]> Community talent, live entertainment, joyrides and home-made flavors, showcasing local fervor and entrepreneurship, injected exuberance and buoyancy into the relaxed Sunday afternoon Sept. 7 that stretched out under a sky washed a brilliant blue after thunder showers the night before at the 42nd Community Days in Douglassville.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:27:55 -0400 2014-09-12T11:27:55-04:00 2014-09-12T11:28:19-04:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing!
<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town: Sept. 17 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

17 Sept - Singles Going Steady at The Water Tower, Oaks (5 p.m. start)

17 Sept - Open Mic w/ Black Rue at Fujiyama's Sunset Lounge, Pottstown (8 p.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:16:17 -0400 2014-09-12T11:16:17-04:00 2014-09-12T11:16:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg area church calendar]]> St. Mary Roman Catholic Church

Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:43:33 -0400 2014-09-12T08:43:33-04:00 2014-09-12T08:43:36-04:00