RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:46:36 -0400 60 <![CDATA['So You Think You Can Dance' stars share stage Nov. 9]]> Nick Lazzarini, season one winner of the Fox reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2005, discovered at the early age of five that all he wanted to do was dance.

Lazzarini's mother had taken him to their local rec center in the San Francisco Bay area to sign him out of a Tee-ball baseball league he had lost interest in, Lazzarini recently recalled by phone from his dance studio in downtown Los Angeles.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:36:42 -0400 2014-10-21T14:36:42-04:00 2014-10-21T14:37:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Reading Symphony Orchestra League to host Fourteenth Annual Fashion Show]]> On Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. the Reading Symphony Orchestra League (RSOL) will present the Fourteenth Annual Symphony of Style -- Fashion Show and Luncheon for the benefit of the Reading Symphony Orchestra in the ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel. The event will highlight fashions from local shops and stores and attendees will enjoy a great luncheon.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:35:52 -0400 2014-10-21T14:35:52-04:00 2014-10-21T14:36:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Albright College to Host Berks County Regional College Fair on Oct. 27]]> Albright College will host Berks County Regional College Fair 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at Albright College's Bollman Center, 13th and Richmond streets, Reading. Event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC).

Offers financial aid sessions.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:20:03 -0400 2014-10-21T14:20:03-04:00 2014-10-21T14:20:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks County Humane Society encourages you to adopt a black cat]]> Nothing is scarier than a myth you just can't seem to dispel. Humane Pennsylvania hopes to put an end to at least one this month. The black cat has long been regarded as an icon of superstition, and historically, many shelters refuse to adopt out black cats during the month of October, claiming that these felines are more likely to meet an unfortunately end due to the ghoulish nature of Halloween.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:19:25 -0400 2014-10-21T14:19:25-04:00 2014-10-21T14:19:57-04:00
<![CDATA['Fragile Freedoms' to be celebrated at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site]]> On Saturday, Nov. 1, the National Park Service invites the public to a performance of FRAGILE FREEDOMS, a play written and acted by international playwright Christine Emmert at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Just in time for Election Day, this one woman play celebrates the victories of the early women's suffrage movement.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:17:00 -0400 2014-10-21T14:17:00-04:00 2014-10-21T14:17:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks County's Best Kept Secret tour runs Nov. 7 to Nov. 22]]> We all know that shopping locally helps support our local economy and communities.

Most of us are more than willing to do it, but with our hectic lifestyles who has the time to search out the really great shops? Melissa Nordhoff, creator of the Best Kept Secrets Tour, spends four weeks twice a year getting lost on the back roads of Berks County to find unusual, interesting tucked away surprises to share with you.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:10:44 -0400 2014-10-21T14:10:44-04:00 2014-10-21T14:10:45-04:00
<![CDATA[$730k in state grants to back local swimming pool, parks, Schwank says]]> Two parks in Berks County and a swimming pool in Fleetwood have been awarded nearly $730,000 in state grants, state Sen. Judy Schwank said today.

The money, from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will help to expand French Creek State Park, upgrade Pendora Park and rehabilitate the Fleetwood Community Swimming Pool.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:57:12 -0400 2014-10-21T13:57:12-04:00 2014-10-21T13:57:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Live at The Historic State Theatre Of Boyertown award-winning improv comedy group 'Better Than Bacon']]> The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown is proud to present a night of great laughter and audience-driven entertainment, featuring award-winning improvisational comedy troupe Better Than Bacon on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The live event will be held at 61 N. Reading Avenue in Boyertown, PA 19512.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:56:14 -0400 2014-10-21T13:56:14-04:00 2014-10-21T13:56:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Playground, French Creek State Park each awarded $150,000 state grants]]> Kutztown >> New playground equipment, stepping stones and plaza space will be the new features of Kutztown's only playground thanks to the award today, Oct. 21, of a $150,000 state grant, Sen. Judy Schwank said today.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the investment for the project in Kutztown Park.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:36:14 -0400 2014-10-21T13:36:14-04:00 2014-10-21T13:36:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Exeter sends home meningitis warnings about two schools]]> One student is at Exeter Senior High School and another at Exeter Junior High School, according to the letter.

"While the exact type of meningitis is also not confirmed, the results of all the tests to confirm the disease will not be known until some time this weekend," according to the letter.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:58 -0400 2014-10-21T13:15:58-04:00 2014-10-21T13:16:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Multiple vehicle accident closes Route 422 in Exeter]]> Route 422 was closed in both directions Friday, OCT. 17 after a tractor trailer was overturned in an accident between Route 345 and Lorain Road.

A tractor trailer travelling west struck a Hyundai Elantra attempting to turn in front of it. As a result of the crash, the tractor trailer was turned over and the driver of the tractor trailer was pinned inside, according to police.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:45 -0400 2014-10-21T13:15:45-04:00 2014-10-21T13:15:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Rummage Sale and Flea Market set for November at Congregation Hesed Shel Emet, Pottstown]]> The Jewish Women's League of Congregation Hesed Shel Emet announces its annual Rummage Sale, Flea Market and Bake Sale to be held on Sunday, Nov. 2 & Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

The Jewish Women's League's earliest sales were held in storefronts rented in downtown Pottstown for the sale. The Congregation built its current home at 575 N.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:04:01 -0400 2014-10-21T12:04:01-04:00 2014-10-21T12:04:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Felicia Fisher's a Slice Of Life: The social experiment's Apple Cake]]> I spend a good part of each morning daydreaming. Rolling pie crust is a monotonous task and as the simultaneous whir of my industrial strength mixer and window fan make listening to music difficult, I find myself working in relative silence and wondering about the most ridiculous things. The other day I was thinking about my love of irreverent Halloween costumes.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:33:50 -0400 2014-10-21T11:33:50-04:00 2014-10-21T11:33:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown School Board ensures safety near Greenwich Elementary]]> In a jam-packed Kutztown Area School District School Board meeting, safety reigned supreme as a topic of conversation, dominating two important topics of discussion.

The first involved PennDOT's roadwork at Zettlemoyer Road and Pennsylvania Route 737, which directly affects Greenwich-Lenhartsville Elementary School.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:49:04 -0400 2014-10-21T10:49:04-04:00 2014-10-21T10:49:31-04:00
<![CDATA[The Grange, part 2]]> It may be difficult for newer residents to realize, but the housing developments that have transformed the south half of New Hanover Township have been built in less than one lifetime. Before, say, 1960, tract housing developments simply did not exist. New Hanover then was rural with small farms and open country.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:35:52 -0400 2014-10-20T18:35:52-04:00 2014-10-20T18:35:56-04:00