RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:00:38 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Reading-based artist brings 'sparkle' to the Animal Rescue League]]> The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, a shelter that transforms the lives of animals, has recently received a transformation of its own.

In a span of just three days, Reading-based artist Nettie Price, has brought a new breath of life to the facility's "Meet and Greet" room with a donation of the mural "A Good Home.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley High School student selected as National Youth Delegate]]> Kevin Cook, a student at Schuylkill Valley High School, has been selected to represent Pennsylvania as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

Cook joins a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive study week-long of leadership in environmental science and conservation.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown area calendar of events for February]]> Saturday, Jan. 31

Pancake Breakfast: Bally Mennonite Church, Route 100 in Bally, will be serving a pancake breakfast which includes pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrapple, OJ, tea, & coffee in the Church Fellowship hall from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost is a donation. For more information check our website at ]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:05:44 -0500 2015-01-30T14:05:44-05:00 2015-01-30T14:05:44-05:00 <![CDATA[Boyertown's Mikaela Axman recognized for Outstanding Leadership and Civic Contributions by Widener University]]> Widener University, one of the nation's premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, is proud to recognize Mikaela Axman of Boyertown as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.

In its fourth year, the program recognized 134 students from high schools throughout the Philadelphia region for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools.

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<![CDATA[EF High School Exchange Year is looking for Berks County families to open their hearts and homes]]> Sheryle Delewski, international exchange coordinator for EF High School Exchange Year, is currently looking for families to open their hearts and homes to high school foreign exchange students.

As a coordinator for EF's high school exchange program Delewski matches host families and exchange students with similar interests and keeps in touch with them throughout the year.

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<![CDATA[Wedding Announcement: Leslie Kerchner and Corey Weaver wed]]> Leslie Ann Kerchner and Corey D. Weaver, both of Allentown, were married December 20, 2014 at Immanuel UCC in Shillington. Rev. Frances Merkel officiated the ceremony. The reception was held at The Barn, Flying Hills, and the wedding trip was to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Kerchner is the daughter of Marlin S.

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<![CDATA[Scouts team up with seniors to build Pinewood Derby cars]]> For the past four years, residents of The Heritage of Green Hills, Shillington, have been assisting boys of Exeter Township Cub Scout Pack 358 craft their cars for the annual Pinewood Derby competition.

With the help of the seniors, a project that could take dads and their sons days worth of work is finished in just one afternoon at The Heritage.

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<![CDATA[Wedding Anniversary: Michael and Debra Turner celebrate 25 years]]> Michael T. and Debra E. (Levan) Turner, of Fleetwood, celebrated 25 years of marriage on December 23, 2014. The couple were married December 23, 1989 at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Oley, by Rev. Richard C. Wolf.

The couple's family held a surprise celebration at Hoss's Steakhouse in Leesport.

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<![CDATA[What's new and what to expect at 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show]]> It's a Philly tradition that pre-dates the Mummers.

The 114th Philadelphia Auto Show cruises in to the Pennsylvania Convention Center Jan. 31-Feb. 8, with new models that you can take a long, no-pressure look at. According to, among the more than 700 vehicles and 40 brands scheduled to appear so far are a commemorative edition of the Chevy Camaro, plus the latest-model Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V (pre-production), Fiat 500X (pre-production), Lincoln MKX (pre-production), Lexus NX, Kia K900, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Chrylser 300, Ferrari exotics the 458 Italia and FF, the Cadillac Escalade and ATS Coupe, Ford Edge, F-150 and Explorer (pre-production), Nissan's Murano, Juke and Titan (pre-production), Buick's Encore, Cascada (pre-production) and Avenir (concept), GMC's Yukon, Sierra and Canyon trucks, Hyundai Sonata, Genesis and Equus, and Chevrolet's 2015 Camaro Z-28, Corvette Z06, Spark, Trax, SS and the Silverado and Colorado trucks.

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<![CDATA[Montgomery County Community College hosts Faculty and Invited Alumni Art Show]]> Montgomery County Community College will be highlighting the work of its talented art faculty and invited art alumni at its Annual Faculty and Invited Alumni Art Show, which opens Monday, Jan. 26, and continues through Friday, Feb. 13, at the Fine Arts Center Gallery, Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.

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<![CDATA[Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: 'John Wick' - a stellar art house/action movie crossover]]> "John Wick" serves as a reminder that even so-called mindless entertainments are capable of great artistry, and in more than a few ways, recalls the magisterial, breathless kineticism of John Woo's Hong Kong films of the late 80s and early 90s - namely, "The Killer" and "Hard-Boiled," two of the greatest action films ever made.

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<![CDATA[Berks County Community Foundation receives 2015 James K. Boyer Quality of Life Award]]> On Wednesday evening, during this year's Boyertown Progress Dinner, Boyertown Mayor Marianne Deery presented the 2015 James K. Boyer Quality of Life Award to President of the Berks County Community Foundation, Kevin Murphy.

"In two decades, the Berks County Community Foundation has distributed over $1.

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<![CDATA[Brewery planned at Brinton Lodge, formerly Covatta's restaurant]]> If you brew it, they will come.

That's the hope, at least, for Hidden River Brewing's owners Doug Reeser and Kevin Margitich. As soon as June, you'll be able to hop in your kayak, boat over to Brinton Lodge and sip a Hidden River craft beer while perusing the museum in the historic building.

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<![CDATA[Electrify Your Strings Rock Orchestra experience comes to Exeter Township School District]]> International recording artist and Emmy award winning composer Mark Wood, an original member of the multiplatinum selling TransSiberian Orchestra and creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, is bringing his groundbreaking music education program Electrify Your Strings to Exeter Township Sr.

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<![CDATA[Felicia Fisher's Slice of Life: A retro recipe revisited, baking Pineapple Upside-Down Cake]]> Sometimes I feel psychic. I've discovered that on more than one occasion the subject of my recent "Slice of Life" installment becomes a national food headline. What do I think will be tomorrow's next "it" thing? Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.

I find the concept quite funny. To me they're a relic of a 1950s Hawaiian/tiki crazed era; something I'd find in my collection of retro cookbooks featuring things like soufflés, casseroles and parfaits involving Jello.

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