RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Mon, 25 May 2015 03:32:03 -0400 60 <![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town May 27 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

27 May: Jim Meck at CJ Hummels, Lenhartsville (6:30 p.m. start)

28 May: Boyertown Idol Tryouts in the Rohrbach Pavilion at Fun Days in Boyertown Park, Boyertown (6:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Felicia Fisher's Slice of Life: Ice cream makerless strawberry ice cream]]> I've concluded that the lack of decent customer service in today's world is, in effect, a lack of integrity. Entry level employees simply do not care if they're doing their job well and this became apparent to me on several occasions this week including snide comments by a cashier coupled with the failure of a customer service representative to follow up with a telephone call as promised leaving me to wonder if my mixer parts will ever be delivered.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: My front porch]]> Reprint: 2008 in local paper, Lifestyles, 2012 on Berks County TV web site.

Today, families -- including me -- have a deck in the back of their homes. The deck in my backyard surrounds a gorgeous dogwood tree, set in an open box. It is the place for picnics, fun, and games with family and friends.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files May 27 edition]]> 25 Years Ago

May 30, 1990 >> Virginia Weidman, outgoing president of the Woman's Club of Hamburg, passed the gavel to the newly-elected president, Hilda Achenbach.

The 39th annual Shoemakersville Children's Fair and Parade will be held Saturday starting with a five-division parade in the morning.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events May 27 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 May 27 edition]]> St. Michael's Church

Sunday, May 31, .We celebrate The Holy Trinity. We will use the Athanasian Creed which is a precise mini-theology lesson on what the Trinity is and what it is not. It counters the claims of Arianism, which said that Christ was a created being and not equal with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.

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<![CDATA[2 Boyertown students to be disciplined over racist remarks at track meet]]> BOYERTOWN >> Two students at Boyertown Junior High West will receive the maximum punishment allowed as the result of the school district's investigation of racial comments being made during a track meet with Pottstown Middle School.

Schools Superintendent Richard Faidley told The Mercury that he met with 30 to 60 students and 10 to 15 adults who were at the May 5 meet as part of his investigation.

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<![CDATA[Rededication of Carl A. Spaatz Pavilion]]> On Saturday, May 30, the Boyertown Alumni Band will be playing at the Boyertown Community Park at 7 p.m. The concert is an annual event during Fun Days, but this year, it will feature something special.

The band pavilion in the park was dedicated to General Carl A. Spaatz in 1980, and this year there will be a rededication of the pavilion, and an unveiling of the new Carl A.

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<![CDATA[Reading grad serves aboard USS North Carolina]]> A 1994 Reading High School graduate and Reading native is part of a select crew, protecting and defending America aboard the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered attack submarine USS North Carolina.

Chief Petty Officer Garth Gordon is an electronics technician nuclear aboard North Carolina, one of the Virginia-class submarines based at the Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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<![CDATA[Wolf chief of staff says governor 'more than flexible' on sales tax expansion plan]]> Gov. Tom Wolf's chief of staff, Katie McGinty, said the governor is willing to compromise over his proposal to subject nursing homes, child care, flags, and many other goods and services to the state sales and use tax.

"Numbers are numbers. If there's another way to pay the bill, and to work with the sales tax, so that you're not expanding that base, …(the) governor's all ears," McGinty said during a York Daily Record/Sunday News editorial board session on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown School Board passes resolution to allow auction and sale of Albany Elementary property]]> Kutztown School Board passed a resolution to allow the auction and sale of the Albany Elementary School property in Kempton.

There were concerns from the board regarding the wording of the resolution, which authorizes the sale to the highest bidder but does not set a minimum bid.

"I'm a little bit reluctant to authorize a sale where we don't have a purchase price or a better idea of what the purchase price is going to be," said Board Vice President Randy Burch.

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<![CDATA[Teams 'cruise for a cure' at Relay for Life of Central Berks]]> Lynne Ruffner, the Event Head for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Central Berks, held at the Schuylkill Valley School District stadium, opened the event on Friday, May 15 on an emotional note by thanking "team captains and participants for creating a world with more birthdays."

Ruffner confirmed that 30 teams were involved in the Relay for Life and that the Relay was celebrating its 30 anniversary this year.

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<![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber honors students for overcoming challenges]]> The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce honored local students at a recent breakfast meeting.

"I'm really proud of our students," said Kutztown Superintendent Kathy Metrick. "The students we are honoring today are students who have had extra challenges. Our kids today, they come to school with so many things that we never even conceive of that they need to work with.

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<![CDATA[Brandywine Heights hosts drug abuse panel discussion June 9]]> On June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Brandywine Heights Area School District Middle School, there will be a panel discussion to discuss the topic of drug abuse. There will be panelists representing counseling and support services, medical personnel and law enforcement.

We are going to start the night out with some opening remarks by myself and lead into our three short educational pieces.

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<![CDATA[Daniel Boone cafeteria workers in limbo]]> Despite an April 30 bid deadline three weeks ago, the Daniel Boone School District is still without a new cafeteria contract as well as a new food services manager.

The district's 30 cafeteria workers may not know before June 9 if they will have jobs when the new school year starts in September.

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