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, 27 Jul 2015 00:19:51 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Berks County Heritage Center volunteers provided 'trunk show' of Gruber Wagon Works]]> Although Jean and Rich Schweigart, volunteers at the Berks County Heritage Center, encourage people to visit the Gruber Wagon Works at the Heritage Center, the duo provided attendees at their "trunk show" at the Schuylkill Valley Community Library on July 7 a great opportunity to experience the Wagon Works off-site.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:32:00 -0400 20150726143200 2015-07-26T14:32:00-04:00 2015-07-26T14:32:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Blues, Brews, and BBQs! New event held in conjunction with Leesport Farmers Market's Mid-Summer Craft Fair]]> More than a thousand vehicles had already flooded the parking lot of the Leesport Farmers Market on the morning of their new event Blues, Brews, and BBQs, held in conjunction with the Market's well-known Mid-Summer Craft Fair.

Under sunny skies on July 11, young and old gathered to explore the latest addition to the Leesport Market's calendar of activities.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:22:31 -0400 20150726132231 2015-07-26T13:22:31-04:00 2015-07-26T13:22:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Local student participates in summer music program]]> Thomas Kissinger of Hamburg was among a select group of high school students who recently participated in Susquehanna University's week-long Wind Ensemble Institute.

The residential summer program for talented high school musicians focuses on chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance, with a full daily schedule of rehearsals, private lessons, seminars and performances.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:21:48 -0400 20150726132148 2015-07-26T13:21:48-04:00 2015-07-26T13:21:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Military News]]> Air Force Airman 1st Class Gyver G. Rightmyer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:21:47 -0400 20150726132147 2015-07-26T13:21:47-04:00 2015-07-26T13:21:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Tilden Township Police Officer Schwoyer slated to retire after 33 years of service, 8 years with Tilden Township]]> The Tilden Township Police Department announced the retirement of Officer Dennis R. Schwoyer, effective Aug. 22.

Officer Schwoyer has been with the department since Feb. 2007 and has held the positions of corporal, chief and patrolman.

Officer Schwoyer previously worked 25 years for the Hamburg Borough Police Department, retiring there Dec.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:21:04 -0400 20150726132104 2015-07-26T13:21:04-04:00 2015-07-26T13:21:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Military News]]> Air Force Airman Tyler M. Heffner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:20:17 -0400 20150726132017 2015-07-26T13:20:17-04:00 2015-07-26T13:20:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Shoemakersville Lions Club installs officers]]> Shoemakersville Area Lions held their Installation of Officers at Hoss's Restaurant, Leesport on Thursday, June 25.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:20:16 -0400 20150726132016 2015-07-26T13:20:16-04:00 2015-07-26T13:20:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Charity Navigator tabs two PA food banks as top notch charities; Central PA Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest PA recognized among nation's best charities]]> Charity Navigator, the nation's largest and most utilized evaluator of charities, has named two Pennsylvania food banks to its 10 Top Notch Charities list. Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania are ranked number seven and nine respectively on the 10 Top Notch Charities list.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:20:13 -0400 20150726132013 2015-07-26T13:20:13-04:00 2015-07-26T13:20:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society to host annual Farm Festival]]> On Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host its annual Farm Festival at the Historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville.

Among the activities will be demonstrations of life on the farm: basket weaving, birdhouse making, blacksmith, broom making, butchering, butter making, candle making, chair caning, cooper, dairying, dowsing, fabric dyeing, glass bead art, handmade ceramics, jams and jellies, pewtercasting, sauerkraut making, threshing machines, tools from the past, wood turning, wool spinning, handmade lotions and soaps, old-time farm equipment and quilting for beginners.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:20:11 -0400 20150726132011 2015-07-26T13:20:11-04:00 2015-07-26T13:20:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Item Community Calendar of Events July 29]]> Submit to Calendar: email event listings to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com. Note Item Calendar in email subject.

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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.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:19:55 -0400 20150726131955 2015-07-26T13:19:55-04:00 2015-07-26T13:19:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Military News]]> Air Force Airman Brandon T. Adams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:19:53 -0400 20150726131953 2015-07-26T13:19:53-04:00 2015-07-26T13:19:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Summer continues to sizzle with August concerts]]> Although the summer can begin to wind down as August approaches, activity at the park never seems to take a break. With several entertaining performances scheduled for the coming month, folks can continue to enjoy what the parks have to offer.

Kicking off the August portion of our Performing Arts in the Parks program will be The RockaFillys performing on Sunday, Aug.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:19:51 -0400 20150726131951 2015-07-26T13:19:51-04:00 2015-07-26T13:19:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Item Church News]]> Hamburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 22 Willow Road

Services: Our Hamburg Church family would like to give you an invitation to our Bible based church. Bible classes for all ages at 10 a.m. Worship hour at 11:05 a.m. Our pastor is Alex DuBee. Contact him at 610-562-7200. He would be happy to talk and answer any questions.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:19:44 -0400 20150726131944 2015-07-26T13:19:44-04:00 2015-07-26T13:19:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Robert C. Wagner promoted to Lieutenant]]> Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus L. Brown has promoted Robert C. Wagner, a native of Beaver Falls, Beaver County, to lieutenant and assigned him to Troop L, Reading as the Patrol Section Commander. He most recently served as the station commander of Troop L, Hamburg.

Lieutenant Wagner enlisted in the state police in 1991.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:19:41 -0400 20150726131941 2015-07-26T13:19:41-04:00 2015-07-26T13:19:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Six local students attend Camp Neidig leadership camp]]> Erik Fleischel, Emily Kavka, Morgan Delong, Hannah Schreffler, Rhett Robinson and Nate Parent attended Camp Neidig in June. They shared their experience at camp. Camp Neidig is a leadership camp. The students were very excited and felt they learned so much from the experience. Robinson was from Schylkill Valley, and all the rest were from Hamburg.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:19:39 -0400 20150726131939 2015-07-26T13:19:39-04:00 2015-07-26T13:19:39-04:00