RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:52:11 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: 'Princess Kaguya' and 'Maps to the Stars' offer alternative choices for adventurous moviegoers]]> It's not inaccurate to describe "Maps to the Stars" as a departure from the typical work of David Cronenberg, save for the fact that there's rarely been anything in his oeuvre befitting the word typical. Known primarily for his body-horror films of the 80s, such as "Videodrome" and the remake of "The Fly," the Canadian filmmaker's work over the last decade has seen him transition into more outwardly philosophical, even metaphysical material, exploring themes of identity and sanity with punishing artistry.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town March 4 edition]]> By Tim Dietterick

Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

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

3 Mar: Open Mic at The Craft Ale House, Limerick (8:30 p.m. start)

4 Mar: Jim Meck at CJ Hummels, Lenhartsville (6:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files]]> 25 Years Ago

March 7, 1990 >> The first in a series of special events to commemorate the founding of the town of Shoemakersville 225 years ago will be a community church service to be held at St. Luke's Church.

Kris Nygard, trumpet player and Brian Riegel, trombone player have been chosen to perform in the Region 1V and V Orchestra of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg rotarians hear about District 4 Way Test Speech Contest]]> Rotarian Christine Roth welcomes Joe Wynands to speak about the District 4 Way Test Speech Contest to be held at Hamburg Area High School on March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction Room. Hamburg has several contestants and the winner will go on to the District Contest.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events March 4 edition]]> Recurring

Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg: The Hamburg Seniors meet at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area church calendar March 4 edition]]> 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.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown High School MiniTHON raises $21,258.75 for pediatric cancer, exceeds Four Diamonds goal of $8,000]]> Kutztown Area High School held its first ever miniTHON from 7 p.m. this past Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

The miniTHON was a microcosm of The Pennsylvania State University's "THON," which is an event that raises money for the Four Diamonds Fund, a charity that benefits pediatric cancer research and assists families with children that have cancer.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown FriendFest, good time for good cause: Beer and Wine Festival helps end poverty in Northeastern Berks County]]> "Get out of this winter's icy chill and join us for the 7th Annual FriendFest Beer and Wine Festival," invited Friend Inc. Community Services in Kutztown.

"FriendFest is an annual benefit beer or wine festival featuring live music, delicious food, and various vendors, with all proceeds going to help end poverty in rural Northeastern Berks County," according to the invite.

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<![CDATA[Viral video wins first, helps Kutztown University student's family]]> A Kutztown University freshman Jessii Fossburg needed a viral video to get 500,000 views to win a contest to help her mother.

Derek DeShane, who produced the video, pledged the grand prize of $50,000 to help her mother Patti Coyne Powell, 41, stricken with cancer and financial difficulties.

Although the video did not reach 500,000 views, it won first place and resulted in a complete surprise for everyone involved.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Student Council hosts mini-THON Feb. 27 to 28, approaching $20,000 raised for childhood cancer]]> Kutztown Area High School Student Council hosts its mini-THON to raise funds for childhood cancer tonight, Feb. 27, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

"This our first ever mini-THON to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund," said Suzanne Mixa, Kutztown High School Student Council Adviser and Mathematics Teacher.

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Women's History Month at Hopewell Furnace]]> March is Women's History Month and what better way to celebrate than to visit Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, a place where equal pay for equal work was the practice in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Highlighting the celebration will be performances of the National Park Service plays, "From Out The Fiery Furnace" and "Fragile Freedom".

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<![CDATA[2015 Kutztown Fools Run honors local runner Sally Miksiewicz]]> The 25th annual Kutztown Fools Run honors the memory of local runner Sally Miksiewicz and features the return of the costume contest for the event's Silver Anniversary.

"The Sally Miksiewicz Memorial 5K Run honors the memory of East Penn Manufacturing CEO tragically killed while running in the summer of 2014.

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<![CDATA[Berks County Commissioners seek $500,000 gain through investments]]> Looking over the county code can be dry but educational, according to Berks County Commissioner Mark Scott.

While perusing the code last fall, he noticed that the commissioners were responsible for investment options regarding the county's sizeable budget surplus.

"Most were operating under the erroneous assumption that the treasurer had this responsibility," Scott said.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown Area School Board discusses budget-cutting]]> In its first meeting after passing a preliminary budget, the Boyertown Area School Board discussed ways to reduce the potential 6-percent tax increase included in the 2015-16 budget.

A few suggestions were made Tuesday, Feb. 24, while several board members reminded each other and those watching that they will not allow a 6-percent increase become the final product of the budget.

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<![CDATA[Graffiti plagues Morgantown businesses, Police say arrest is imminent]]> Graffiti has been scrawled on Morgantown businesses for the past couple of months. Caernarvon Township Police intend to make an arrest shortly.

"We had some vandalism, graffiti, going on for the last couple of months, a pretty long time," said Sergeant John Scalia, officer in charge at Caernarvon Township Police Department in Berks County.

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