RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 04 Oct 2015 06:53:28 -0400 60 <![CDATA[West Chester's Kathy Finegan honored by Operation Smile for volunteer work]]> Every time Kathy Finegan travels to a third-world country, she leaves behind smiles.

The smiles belong to children, teenagers and even adults who had been ostracized for facial deformities, who had trouble eating and speaking, or who didn't have the appropriate medical care to make a difference in their lives.

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<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: How the Pope's message helps parents]]> I don't know about you, but I'm definitely feeling the Francis Effect. Pope Francis's recent visit to the U.S. had me spilling tears of joy, glued to the TV watching his every move and the crowd's reaction to his presence. I did my best to quiet everyone within ear shot so that I could make out the words the Pontiff was saying during his speech to Congress and masses in both New York and Philadelphia.

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<![CDATA[More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast]]> Even with Hurricane Joaquin no longer as big of a threat, the weekend promises little relief for the most waterlogged parts of the East Coast.The National Weather Service says the risk of flooding will continue through Monday morning, especially in parts of North and South Carolina that already have gotten up to 11 inches of rain this week.

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<![CDATA[School House Rock! musician Bob Dorough, 91, performs at Kutztown High School, helps Kutztown junior with Grammy Band audition]]> Bob Dorough, beloved artist known for writing songs for Schoolhouse Rock!, performed at Kutztown Area High School on Sept. 29.

Kutztown students in kindergarten through grade 12 were in attendance for the concert at the Kutztown High School auditorium. Dorough performed a couple of his early songs, but the bulk of his performance was SchoolHouse Rock! songs.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Police: Fraud incident investigated by local police]]> The Hamburg Police reported an investigation of a fraud incident on Sept. 25 at approximately 3:15 p.m. This stems from an incident that occurred between Sept. 11 and Sept. 25, when Tina Dale, 47, of Pottstown used the victim's identity information to obtain a library card at the Hamburg Library.

The victim, Shannon Hollenbach, 34, of Hamburg, reported the incident to police, and the matter is currently under investigation.

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<![CDATA[NBCC member invited to speak at Florida convention]]> Photographic Research Organization (PRO) invited Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Member Pamela S. Gockley to speak at their 2015 Convention, Sept. 26 to 29, at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Photographic Research Organization (PRO) is the professional membership trade organization of Pro Masters camera equipment.

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<![CDATA[Cabela's to host Ladies' Day Out event Oct. 10; celebration of female outdoor enthusiasts to run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., entire families welcome]]> Cabela's announced Oct. 1 plans to celebrate the company's biannual Ladies' Day Out event, Saturday, Oct. 10. A celebration of the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors, the event will feature giveaways, guest appearances, sales, seminars, workshops and more.

According to the Outdoor Foundation's 2014 Outdoor Participation Report, of the 142.

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<![CDATA[St. John's Evangelical Church to hold 225th Anniversary celebration]]> A day of celebration is planned for St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Sunday, Oct. 11 for its 225th Anniversary. The first church was built of logs and on February 1790, was consecrated as a church of God under the title The United Evangelical Lutheran and Evangelical Reformed St. John's Church in the village of Hamburg.

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<![CDATA[Rotary Club of Hamburg honors Mary Alice Heffner for sharing her music talent for 8 years]]> Mary Alice Heffner was the pianist every Thursday morning for the Hamburg Rotary. Jeanette Heckman presented her with a gift and a plaque for her dedication to the club.

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<![CDATA[Birdsboro Rotary Club announces Halloween Parade]]> On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Birdsboro Rotary Club will be hosting its Annual Halloween Parade. The rain date is Thursday, Oct. 29.

Registration runs 5 to 6 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Senior High's east parking lot (off of Garey Rd.). Judging will take place at 6 p.m., with the parade starting promptly at 7 p.

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<![CDATA[Reading Library presents 'Haunted Berks County'; program to feature noted local author Charles J. Adams III]]> The Reading Public Library will host a presentation of "Haunted Berks County" by Charles J. Adams III, noted Berks County author and lecturer, at the Library's Foundation Building, 113 South 4th Street, on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m.

Mr. Adams will discuss his many tales of ghosts and hauntings in and around Berks County.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Out and About at The Peanut]]> Sometimes you find a vocation and sometimes, a vocation finds you. For those lucky few, enjoying what they do is very evident to the people around them. I was lucky to find some folks that like what they do and do their best to share their passion with everyone.

We were invited to The Peanut Bar & Grill in Royersford recently by Joann DeFrencisco of 513 Entertainment and owners Duane and Donna Norris.

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:01:52 -0400 20151002140152 2015-10-02T14:01:52-04:00 2015-10-02T14:01:52-04:00
<![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

8 Oct - Open Mic w/ Chip at Pappy T's, Hamburg (8 p.m. start)

9 Oct - Third Degree at The Peanut Bar & Grill, Royersford (9:30 p.m. start)

9 Oct - Vuja De Acoustic at The 4th Street Café, Morgantown (7 p.

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<![CDATA[Update: Second Annual Autism Fall Festival at Fellowship Farm moved to Oct. 17]]> UPDATE: Due to weather forecasts, this event has been changed from Oct. 3 to Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Child Guidance Resource Centers, a non-profit organization that offers therapeutic support to children and families with varying behavioral and mental health needs, is hosting their second annual Autism Fall Festival.

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<![CDATA[Transportation planners seek early public input in plan development]]> The Reading Area Transportation Study announced Sept. 30 that throughout the month of October it will be accepting recommendations from the public for transportation projects to be considered for inclusion in its four-year and 25-year plans scheduled to be adopted next year.

Project recommendations may relate to:

• Safety or congestion issues on highways

• Major highway reconstruction

• Repairs or replacement of bridges over 20 feet in length

• Projects to maintain or expand public transportation services

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