In Other News

Up close view of bald eagle, golden eagle at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton

By Lisa Mitchell|

Union Township to proceed with Geigertown sewer project

The Union Township Board of Supervisors said Aug. 17 that connecting 115 properties to the proposed Geigertown sewer line will be a financial burden of $110 to $125 per month, an expense that will be borne by all residents. ...

By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |


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    Hamburg Hole in One

    Sam Garland, Hamburg resident, 80, received a Hole in One plaque made by Rich Weigle from Kutztown. The plaque was on his breakfast table at 3rd Street Café on Aug. 25. The hole in one was on Aug. 14, 2014 at hole #6 at Perry Golf Club. Garland had been golfing 50 years.


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    Kutztown Girl Scout earns Gold: Samantha Tanner, 16, scrapbooked articles advocating deaf and hard of hearing

    Samantha Tanner, age 16 of Kutztown, from Troop 1359 completed her Gold Award project in July, 2015. Her project consisted of organizing and scrapbooking newspaper articles and archiving Senator’s letters addressing the advocacy of the deaf and hard of hearing in Berks County dating back since 1967. Twenty-one people which included people from her Girl Scout troop 1359, Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Beacon Homeschool group, and friends all contributed in helping her achieve...


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    Three Chick-fil-A locations donate $2,500 to Food Bank’s Weekender Backpack Program

    After a daylong fundraiser this summer, three Chick-fil-A locations in Berks County have donated $2,500 to the Greater Berks Food Bank’s Weekender Backpack Program.

    From Chick-fil-A |

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    ‘At-risk’ kindergarten presented at Boone

    Seven months after the Daniel Boone community heard the possibility of restoring full-day kindergarten to the curriculum, two kindergarten teachers presented on Aug. 24 a new model for an “at-risk” kindergarten program.

    By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

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    Daniel Boone re-hires 2.5 elementary teachers

    The Daniel Boone School Board approved 5-3 on Aug. 24 to hire 2.5 elementary teachers to lower class sizes.

    By Denise Larive For Berks-Mont News |

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    Fleetwood School Board approves district goals for the 2015-16 school year

    At their meeting on Aug. 18, the Board of School Directors approved the district’s goals for this school year. The goals reflect the fact that a successful school district is one that continually works to improve the curriculum and instruction, and partner with families to meet students’ needs.

    By Dr. Paul Eaken Fleetwood Superintendent |

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    Registration now open for 2015 Berks County Heart and Stroke Walk

    The American Heart Association invites workplaces, community groups, friends and family from across Berks County to lace up their sneakers and register now for the 2015 Berks County Heart and Stroke Walk to be held Sunday, Oct. 4 at Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk steps off at 10 a.m.

    The American Heart Association |

  • Lifestyle

    Through My Kitchen Window: Truly, the best apple pie muffin ever!

    I was craving something sweet and my daughter, Anna, 4, was eager to bake together so we headed to the kitchen with stomachs growling. Anna requested chocolate cupcakes, as usual, but I wanted to try to bake something different.

    Lisa Mitchell

  • Entertainment

    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce presents Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night

    The Chamber announces its first Comedy Night to be held on Friday, Oct. 2 at the Kutztown Fire Company, 310 Noble Street. Hosted by Comic Steve Borkowski, with headliner Comic Chip Chantry, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night will also feature performances by Jason Brown and Tyler Rothrock.

    Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce |

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    Berks Heritage Council celebrates 25th anniversary

    The Berks Heritage Council is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Organized in the summer of 1990 as a consortium for combining marketing efforts and for the exchange of information and ideas, the Council was originally called the Berks County Museum Council. Initially, 11 founding members worked together to promote public interest and awareness of Berks County’s historic culture. Aided by a $10,000 grant from the Berks County Board of Commissioners, the Council was able to...

    From Berks Heritage Council |

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