RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:26:27 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce honors three local business people]]> Among the highlights of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner Celebration was much-deserved kudos for Chip Breuninger, Fred Breuninger and Doug Thompson.

The Breuningers won the Joseph G. Filoromo Jr. Community Services Award, presented annually to an area resident, business or organization exemplifying the dedication to service that was Filoromo's hallmark.

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<![CDATA[Three families purchase toys for Haylee's Christmas Tree Project]]> Three families from the Living Waters Fellowship congregation purchased toys for Haylee's Christmas Tree Project.

The drive for toys was started by an 11-year-old girl named Haylee who had spent some time at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and saw the need to encourage and bless the children there especially around Christmas time.

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<![CDATA[Saucony Creek Regional Authority sewer module exemption struck down]]> After a successful appeal by the Kutztown Borough Council, the Environmental Hearing Board struck down the sewer module exemption awarded to Maxatawny Township by the Department of Environmental Protection, according to esquire to the council, Keith Mooney.

The decision, which revolves around the ongoing litigation regarding the disbanded Saucony Creek Regional Authority, was announced at the Council meeting on Dec.

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<![CDATA[Owen J. teacher uses passion for scuba and outdoors to help students]]> BUCKTOWN >> How does a school district deal with truancy and behavior issues when the students simply have no interest in traditional education? Challenge them!

That is what Owen J. Roberts intervention behavior and reading specialist Brett Galambos has been doing for the past 10 years. It is through his other passion, scuba diving, that he came up with the idea to combine traditional counseling methods with outdoor challenges and problem-solving activities to motivate and challenge the students.

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<![CDATA[Jay Leno brings his comedy to Berks County]]> Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children's book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist Jay Leno will be at the Santander Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb.

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<![CDATA[Sixth annual Christmas celebration gets Birdsboro in holiday spirit]]> Crowds huddled closely to keep warm Dec. 13 at the sixth annual Christmas in Birdsboro celebration held in Main Bird Park. The event included horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, food and craft vendors, and the biggest crowd pleaser of all -- fireworks.

Around 5 p.m., Santa, Mrs. Clause, and their helpers made a grand entrance to Main Bird Park high atop one of Birdsboro-Union Fire Department's trucks.

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<![CDATA[Bradley Stone, suspected killer of 6, found dead]]> LOWER PROVIDENCE >> The manhunt for suspected mass murderer Bradley Stone has ended with his apparent suicide.

Stone, 35, who was wanted for the Monday killing of his ex-wife and five of her family members, took his own life by stabbing himself in the abdomen, officials said. His body was found around 1:38 p.

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<![CDATA[Big Shot: Elverson teen gets her first buck]]> Grace Brown, age 14, of Elverson, hunted her very first buck - a large 8 point! Grace's dad, Andrew, and good friend, Craig Shenk were with Grace on this exciting day! Way to go Grace!! We're all proud of you!

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<![CDATA[Boy Scout Troop 555 and Cub Scout Pack 595 remember Pearl Harbor in Birdsboro]]> Local Scout Troops remembered those who lost their lives in the Pearl Harbor attacks and honored veterans with a flag raising ceremony Sunday, Dec. 7.

Scouts from Troop 555 and Cub Scouts from Pack 595 held the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at Main Bird Park, Birdsboro; this was the second year they hosted the event.

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<![CDATA[American Legion Post 537 Morgantown placed wreaths placed at graves of veterans at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery]]> On Dec. 13, American Legion Post 537 Morgantown made their annual trip from Morgantown to Indiantown Gap National Cemetery to lay wreaths for Wreaths Across America. We rented two buses to take the Boy Scouts and the Legion Members.

"I am so very proud of our members," said Commander Roger Jacobs.

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<![CDATA[Letter:]]> I am a local Morgantown nurse and member of our local American Legion. On Saturday, Dec. 13 I had the pleasure of attending once again "Wreaths Across America" at Fort Indiantown Gap, a national Pennsylvania Veterans Cemetery.

The day was very cold and started with an aircraft fly over, then a military ceremony honoring gold star mothers, (those mothers who have lost their sons in the line of duty).

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<![CDATA[Horses, guests celebrate Holiday Open House at Ryerss Farm]]> As told by Horses Henry, Caputo and Mark

The rain was pounding down as the visitors made their way into the main barn on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Ryerss Farm Annual Holiday Open House, along Rt. 23 in Warwick Twp.

"This rain won't ruin our event … look at all the humans coming, the kids can't wait to see Santa Claus and get their pictures taken with him and all of us," said Henry as he stood tall talking to his sidekicks Caputo and Mark.

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<![CDATA[Morgantown Area Business Association elects 2015 Board; Linda Lovenstein appointed president]]> The Morgantown Area Business Association voted in its Board for 2015 during the December meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 a.m. at the Windmill Restaurant.

The 2015 MABA Board are President Linda Lovenstein, Secretary Bunny Graham, Treasurer Dave Hinkel, VP of Membership Roseann Thomas, VP of Marketing KC Trost and VP of Events Kelly Spica, Susquehanna Bank.

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<![CDATA[Shady Hollow raises $1,000 for assisted riding program]]> Horse lovers showed their support for Shady Hollow Assisted Riding at the annual Hooves and Hot Cocoa event Saturday, Dec. 13.

The event allowed attendees to get up close and personal with their favorite horses while sipping hot cocoa and eating cookies.

Attendees had their pictures taken with a horse named Mac, gave treats to the horses in the festively decorated stalls, made crafts, and heard stories from Santa.

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<![CDATA[Diverse skills offered by Amity Township Police Department]]> Various Amity Township Police officers have been in the news for apprehending suspected arsonists, burglars, and drug dealers, as well as helping the public during emergency situations.

Police Chief Kent A. Shuebrook, who will celebrate his sixth anniversary with the department in February, often praises his 11 officers to the Board of Supervisors at its semi monthly meetings.

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