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 Tue, 19 May 2015 14:01:06 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Colebrookdale Railroad honors service men and women throughout Memorial Day weekend]]> Thank you and your family and friends for your service to our Country. Now? Relax and enjoy a scenic ride through the bucolic landscape of yesteryear. The Colebrookdale Railroad deeply thanks all of our vets for their service to this nation.

Please join us in memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 13:10:41 -0400 2015-05-19T13:10:41-04:00 2015-05-19T13:10:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Studio B announces June events; Party with friends, make art, meet writers and learn history]]> Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, a space for art and artists, has a host of experiences to have fun, meet new people, establish friendships, and participate in the visual and literary arts throughout June 2015.

June 1-23: Enjoy the current exhibit, a show of artworks in all media: Get Down to Earth.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 13:06:07 -0400 2015-05-19T13:06:07-04:00 2015-05-19T13:06:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Topton Community Street Fair features Hotdog Eating Contest, Classic Car Rally & Cruise, Bikes & Trikes Parade, Red Carpet Pet Event]]> The Topton Centennial Committee hosted the Inaugural TopDog Festival, held in conjunction with the Topton Community Street Fair, on Saturday, May 16, celebrating the founding of Topton in 1876.

Street Fair was held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Home Avenue and Smith Street, Topton.

Festivities included the Hotdog Eating Contest & Competition, the Classic Car Rally & Cruise, Bikes & Trikes Parade and Red Carpet Pet Event, as well as balloon contest and basket raffle, local talent, demos, music, yard sales, crafters and food vendors.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:52:01 -0400 2015-05-18T14:52:01-04:00 2015-05-19T12:51:36-04:00
<![CDATA[(No heading)]]> Coastal Carolina University

Jessica Youngkin of New Holland raduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in Early Childhood Education.

Juniata College

Maverick Drew Force of Narvon, son of Dennis and Linda Force, received a B.S. in finance. Force is a 2011 graduate of Pequea Valley High School.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:50:57 -0400 2015-05-18T14:50:57-04:00 2015-05-18T14:50:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown University introduces five new minors for fall 2015]]> Kutztown University is introducing five new minors which will be open to students for the fall 2015 semester, including astronomy; digital communication and new media; entrepreneurship; Spanish for modern business; and supply chain management and logistics.

The astronomy minor will give students the opportunity to broaden their areas of study through scientific inquiry in astronomy.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:50:55 -0400 2015-05-18T14:50:55-04:00 2015-05-18T14:50:55-04:00
<![CDATA[(No heading)]]> Temple University

Lauren Snyder of Kutztown graduated magna cum laude from the Temple University Fox School of Business on May 8, 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with dual majors of Marketing and Management Information Systems.

Susquehanna University

Herman de Haan, of Kutztown, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Susquehanna University.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:50:54 -0400 2015-05-18T14:50:54-04:00 2015-05-18T14:50:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Business: Friendlydutchman liquidator opens retail store in Kutztown]]> In the building formerly occupied by Young Ones, home-based eBay store friendlydutchman opened a 2,500 square foot, physical store at 59 Constitution Blvd., Kutztown.

After more than five years of selling from a home-based eBay store, owner Adam Weaver opened the physical store recently next to the village Square Shopping Center and launched a website at www.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:50:52 -0400 2015-05-18T14:50:52-04:00 2015-05-18T14:50:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Girl Scouts in Space: Two Daisy Troops explore Reading Planetarium, attend The Enchanted Reef show]]> Two Fleetwood Girl Scout Troops explored the Reading Planetarium.

Daisy Girl Scout Troops 1956 and 11105 received a private showing of the Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef show. While enjoying the show, the girls were able to join a young sawfish named Jake and his paranoid friend Shorty on an exciting adventure to save the Kaluoka'hina reef by touching the moon! The Girl Scouts were able to see brief clips of the solar system and learned a little bit about the different phases of the moon and constellations.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:49:56 -0400 2015-05-18T14:49:56-04:00 2015-05-18T14:49:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Taylor Ray Renninger achieves Eagle Scout]]> Brandywine Heights High School 2014 graduate Taylor Ray Renninger, Macungie, will be recognized at the 2015 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on May 21.

The Boy Scouts of America, Hawk Mountain Council sponsors the annual event. Eagle Scout Taylor was bestowed this award and joined the Brotherhood of Eagle Scouts.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:49:21 -0400 2015-05-18T14:49:21-04:00 2015-05-18T14:49:21-04:00
<![CDATA[The Lutheran Home at Topton helps older drives 'fit" their cars]]> Helping older drivers to find the appropriate adjustments in their cars to make them safer was the topic of a recent "Smart Seniors" event at The Lutheran Home at Topton.

CarFit is national program developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association designed to provide a quick, yet comprehensive check on how well older drivers and their vehicle work together.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 14:16:59 -0400 2015-05-18T14:16:59-04:00 2015-05-18T14:16:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Rotary Club and Fleetwood Area Public Library co-sponsor Men's Clothing Drive]]> Fleetwood Area Public Library and Fleetwood Rotary Club are once again co-sponsoring a Men's Clothing Drive to benefit City Thrift Shop in Reading.

City Thrift Shop continues to experience a great need for men's clothing items. In 2014, the joint effort resulted in 1,300 items donated to City Thrift Shop, along with a $1,000 donation given to the Friends of the Fleetwood Area Public Library from the Fleetwood Rotary Club.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 13:56:30 -0400 2015-05-18T13:56:30-04:00 2015-05-18T13:56:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll to hold Kauffman's Chicken BBQ Relay for Life Fundraiser]]> Grab some dinner for your family and help a good cause! Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care is holding their annual Kauffman's Chicken BBQ Relay for Life fundraiser at the community. Pickups will be held at Chestnut Knoll on Wednesday, June 17 from noon-6 p.m.

Chicken dinners include ½ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 12:13:18 -0400 2015-05-18T12:13:18-04:00 2015-05-18T12:13:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Hay Creek Festival makes a call for vendors]]> The Hay Creek Festival, held at historic Joanna Furnace near Morgantown, is in need of craft and antique vendors for this year's event that will be held on Sept. 11 to 13.

Items sold by the crafter must be handmade. In its 39th year the event attracts over 10,000 visitors annually from a tri-state area.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 12:12:09 -0400 2015-05-18T12:12:09-04:00 2015-05-18T12:12:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Gov's Proposal to Improve Workforce Skills Now Before Committee as Schwank Bill]]> One of Pennsylvania's champions for education has converted Gov. Tom Wolf's idea for career and technical instruction into a proposal that is now before a Senate committee for consideration.

Sen. Judy Schwank's Senate Bill 114 would deliver as much as $15 million for public-private training partnerships focusing on high-demand, high-growth occupations that pay a living wage and promise career growth opportunities.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 12:10:13 -0400 2015-05-18T12:10:13-04:00 2015-05-18T12:10:13-04:00
<![CDATA['On the Homefront' held at Hopewell Furnace]]> Elverson >> Hopewell Furnace supported the Union Army through the production of pig iron for weapons and other articles of war. During the conflict the furnace's residents supported the troops by supplying more domestic materials for the war effort while continuing their daily lives. Now they celebrate the war's end and the return of the friends and relatives that left to fight it during "On the Homefront," which was held Saturday, May 2.

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