RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:40:37 -0400 60 <![CDATA[ADA Walk celebrates 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act]]> ADA Walk - July 24th

Shouts of "Hey, hey, hey! ADA!" could be heard on the streets of Reading the morning of July 24, as people from across Berks County living with disabilities, their friends and coworkers, and supportive community members traveled to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg High School program change: Juniors, seniors can earn credit for professional field experience]]> Hamburg Area School Board approved changes to the high school program of studies for the 2015-16 school year on July 27.

Junior and senior students will be able to earn 1 credit by taking part in a professional field experience, previously referred to as an internship.

"This will allow students to experience the professional world while earning school credit hours," said Chris Spohn, high school principal.

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<![CDATA[State Police: Driver strikes tree, overturns vehicle in I-78 collision]]> On July 23 at 3:30 p.m., State Police Trooper William Spayd responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-78 west.

A collision occurred when the first driver struck the rear of vehicle ahead, driven by Tara Hernandez, 25, from the Bronx, NY. The collision caused Hernandez's vehicle to careen off the right side of the ride into a tree.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town]]> 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

6 Aug - Vuja De Acoustic at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Pleasentville (7 p.m. start)

6 Aug - Danielle Miraglia for Listen Live Music Concert in the Park at Upper Saucon Township Park, Upper Saucon (7 p.

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<![CDATA[Fun Friday: Take a break from summer heat and explore Crystal Cave]]> Pennsylvania summers are no joke. While we are fortunate enough to enjoy beautiful seasonal weather in fall and spring, we also experience freezing winters and blistering summer days. One Friday was such a day, with temperatures soaring and humidity rising, so our family decided to check out a local site that promised much cooler temperatures: Crystal Cave.

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<![CDATA[Exeter School Board: Presentation heard on LERTA program; recommendation made on length of shorts]]> Exeter High school student Hunter Ahrens recently led the monthly meeting of the Exeter School Board meeting with an informative presentation relating to the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) program.

"Put simply, the LERTA is a tax incentive that encourages businesses to rehabilitate deteriorated industrial, commercial and other properties," says Ahrens at the July 21 meeting.

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<![CDATA[Lions Club president commends dedicated food pantry volunteer]]> Frystown Lions Club president Dennis Zerbe expressed his appreciation to Connie Bashore for her presentation on the history of, and current work with the Bethel-Tulpehocken Food Pantry, which is run out of Salem Lutheran Church in Bethel. Bashore is currently the volunteer director of the pantry.

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<![CDATA[State grant opp for businesses working to stop pollution, improve energy efficiency, Schwank Says]]> Businesses working to save electricity or protect the environment can now apply for a state grant for pollution prevention and energy conservation projects, Sen. Judy Schwank said today.

The Department of Environmental Protection's Small Business Advantage Grants offer first-come, first-served matching grants up to $9,500.

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<![CDATA[Kwik Shoppe donates to fire company]]> On Saturday, July 25, The Kwik Shoppe held a 50's party, donating part of the proceeds to the local fire company. With $1 specials all day, a DJ, balloons for the kids and a 50/50 drawing, the event offered fun for the community while supporting a cause.

The Shoemakersville Fire Company brought a fire truck to support the event.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown Planetarium Director and ACEAP Ambassador to Chile Peter Detterline named as StarFest keynote speaker]]> On Saturday, Aug. 8, the Chesmont Astronomical Society will host their annual outreach event about astronomy, StarFest 2015. This free event will take place at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Park where you'll have the chance to experience the night sky like you've never before.

There will be telescopes, educational activities, presentations and guest speakers.

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<![CDATA[Program in Berks attempts to debunk drug addiction myths]]> READING >> Drug addiction does not end with the individual with the disease, but creates a ripple effect through the family and loved ones of the addict.

That is the message behind an upcoming program at the Reading Hospital School of Health Services.

The program is titled "Many Communities… One Message!" and will focus on different aspects of addiction, its impact on communities and the roads to recovery.

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<![CDATA[Free Concert: Black Horse Motel brings folk music to Honey Brook Aug. 9]]> Honey Brook Borough's third concert of the free Concert in the Park series will be held on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. when Philadelphia-based Americana band Black Horse Motel takes the stage.

"The summer concert series began in 2010. I had attended other community outdoor summer concerts and really felt that Honey Brook needed live music in the park," said Park and Recreation Chairperson Jeanne Jenzano.

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<![CDATA[Honey Brook Music Fest raises $5,000 for Food Pantry]]> Honey Brook Music Fest rocked the greens, raising $5,000 for the Honey Brook Food Pantry.

"With the need and the help of many, the magic is connecting the two," said Ken Ross, chair of the Honey Brook Food Pantry.

Saturday, July 25, the Honeybrook Golf Club at 1422 Cambridge Road hosted an all-day music festival on the greens to benefit the Honey Brook Food Pantry.

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<![CDATA[Honey Brook siblings support non-profit cause, Bridge of Hope, with lemonade stand fundraiser]]> Two Honey Brook siblings, Kaleigh and Mason Horst, encouraged members of the community to make a difference on July 23 with a lemonade stand fundraiser to help Bridge of Hope Lancaster and Chester Counties, a non-profit that works with single moms who are homeless.

The kids, whose mother works for Bridge of Hope, wanted to do something fun this summer but also wanted to "help the families that mommy works with.

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<![CDATA[Morgantown Village Library celebrates 50th anniversary, honors two surviving founders]]> The Village Library has decided to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Village Library and honor the two surviving founding members, Mary Bamberger and Sylvia Firth.

This event will take place at the Summer Reading Finale on Wednesday, Aug. 12. It is appropriate to combine these two events as the summer theme is "Every Hero has a Story", and these women are the local heroines who helped to get a library started in Morgantown, despite people telling them that it would be too difficult.

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