RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:16:20 -0400 60 <![CDATA[New York City children arrive in Hamburg for a summer in Berks County]]>

Cars filled the parking lot of Wendy's in Tilden Twp. on July 16 with parents and children anxiously awaiting the arrival of their host child for the upcoming week or two weeks. Fourteen children from New York City between the ages of 6 and 18 packed their bags for a summer trip to Berks County as part of the Fresh Air Fund program.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400 2014-07-22T08:00:00-04:00 2014-07-22T08:00:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Girl Scouts go galactic at Twilight Camp]]> "Galaxy Quest" was the theme for this year's Twilight Camp, sponsored by the Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA. The camp was held at Calvary UCC on Route 100 in Barto.

Under the leadership of "Commander" Patricia Moser, forty seven girls are participating in the five day event.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:49:15 -0400 2014-07-21T13:49:15-04:00 2014-07-22T08:09:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events]]> 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.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:51:52 -0400 2014-07-21T17:51:52-04:00 2014-07-21T17:51:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg VFW Commander honored for achieving 'All American Status']]> The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States announced that the following Pennsylvania VFW Post Commanders are being honored for achieving "All American Status" as a Post Commander.

Post 25 Scranton - James Kuchwara

Post 7251 Throop - John Tomasovitch

Post 4954 Old Forge - William Puluka

Post 5544 Jessup - Russell Canevari

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:45:48 -0400 2014-07-21T17:45:48-04:00 2014-07-21T17:45:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Perry Elementary playground community build is this Saturday]]>

The Perry Elementary PTO community playground build is just days away.

We still have opportunities for you to join in and have fun building the playground with us. The community build is this Saturday, July 26.

Please be aware that we currently have a specific need for volunteers around noon.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:42:13 -0400 2014-07-21T17:42:13-04:00 2014-07-21T17:42:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Letter to the Editor: Also a concerned resident of Perry Township]]> Dear Editor;

I read the Letter to the Editor in [the July 9 issue of the] Hamburg Item, and I'm also a concerned resident of Perry Township.

I'm 20 years old and live with my single mom and my brother. I've been going to the Perry Township Supervisors meetings about these projects being proposed on the Perry Golf Course and the Esther Ludwig property.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:39:09 -0400 2014-07-21T17:39:09-04:00 2014-07-21T17:39:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Small Beginnings: A dream is a wish your heart makes? I surely hope not!]]>

I am baffled by my own dreams. I know some folks claim to never dream or at least never remember their dreams but that is not me. I am a fairly frequent dreamer although as I have aged, I am either dreaming less often or remembering the details less clearly. Nonetheless, I continue to have vivid dreams that linger after I awake.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:35:57 -0400 2014-07-21T17:35:57-04:00 2014-07-21T17:36:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: The cold facts about ice cream]]>

Reprint, First Rights in 2006 to Cappers

As summer heats up, many Americans are settling down to bowls of ice cream at home,or springing for a cone at the baseball park. But, we have to thank President Ronald Reagan, who, in 1984, designated July as Nat'l Ice Cream Month and July 15 as Nat'l Ice Cream Day.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:32:16 -0400 2014-07-21T17:32:16-04:00 2014-07-21T17:32:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg area obituaries]]> Robert Lauser

Robert "Bob" Lauser, 73, of Leesport, passed away early Saturday morning, July 19, 2014 at the Reading Hospital.

He was the husband of (Mary) Jane (Holland) Lauser. Bob and Jane were married on June 13, 1964.

Born February 13, 1941 in Ormrod, Lehigh County, he was the son of the late Peter Klapko and Catherine (Lauser).

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:15:24 -0400 2014-07-21T17:15:24-04:00 2014-07-21T17:15:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg area church calendar]]> St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Church Street, Hamburg, would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us at our 9:30 a.m.summer services on Sundays. Come and join us.

On the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, the altar flowers are presented to the glory of God in loving memory of husband, John Wessner, Sr.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:14:59 -0400 2014-07-21T17:14:59-04:00 2014-07-21T17:15:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Bureau of Forestry announces funding for rural firefighters]]> Harrisburg - More than $590,000 in grants will be awarded to help Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other undeveloped areas, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti announced today.

"Across Pennsylvania, 158 volunteer fire companies that serve rural areas and communities where forest and brush fires are common will benefit from these funds," Ferretti said.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:41:09 -0400 2014-07-21T16:41:09-04:00 2014-07-21T16:41:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown American Legion celebrates Community Day]]> What's summer without a yummy clambake, some hip outdoor music and cold drinks?

Saturday, July 12, Morgantown American Legion Post 537 invited the community to celebrate Community Day at their Post on Twin Valley Road in Morgantown.

It also marked the dedication of a memorial marker and tree for former Post Commander Sherman (Jake) Ewing, who served the post for six years.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:32:48 -0400 2014-07-21T15:32:48-04:00 2014-07-21T15:33:12-04:00 UTUBEVIDEO
<![CDATA[Sound Off: Morgantown American Legion stands up for patriotism]]> My Fourth of July "On The Record Column" questioned the patriotism of local residents, how they live that out and where they stand on the national news about the veteran's association and the border crisis.

I said, "I need your stories. I need you to stand up. I need to let the public know that your patriotism is more than picnics and fireworks.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:32:11 -0400 2014-07-21T15:32:11-04:00 2014-07-21T15:32:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Remington Ryde performs in East Earl at Music in the Grove]]> Music in the Grove at St. John Center Lutheran Church is happy to take this opportunity to introduce you to Remington Ryde on Sunday, July 27 at 7 p.m. This will be their first appearance at the programs so we invite you to come to the grove and give them a big welcome.

From central Pennsylvania comes one of the hottest regional bands in bluegrass.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:31:14 -0400 2014-07-21T15:31:14-04:00 2014-07-21T15:31:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Tel Hai senior staff member honored]]> Honey Brook Twp.-On June 18 the state-wide association of not-for-profit senior services providers, LeadingAge PA, presented their 2014 Professional Advancement Award to Sue Verdegem, Tel Hai's Senior Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration. The annual conference and exposition was held at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:15:22 -0400 2014-07-21T15:15:22-04:00 2014-07-21T15:15:29-04:00