RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:51:57 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Fleetwood Police: Driver collides with tail end of train]]> On Nov. 7 at approximately 7:37 a.m., Fleetwood Police received a report of a crash, pickup truck versus train, at the Walnuttown Road railroad crossing.

For an unknown reason, the driver, Joshua Deisher, 36, of Fleetwood, disregarded the red flashing light warning signals at the railroad crossing and ran into the eastbound train.

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<![CDATA[Brandywine Heights salutes veterans: Willard Dellicker receives Patriot Award at 16th Annual Veteran's Day Program]]> Dressed in period military costume from the American Revolution, buglers blew their horns, drummers rat-a-tat-tatted their sticks off of their drums, and the whistle of fife was added as Fife players marched down the isle of the Brandywine Heights Middle School auditorium and up on stage.

Brandywine Heights High School Fife and Drum Corps opened the 16th Annual Veteran's Day Program with Salute to the Colors.

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<![CDATA[Local adoption program receives $1,000 grant from bank]]> Diakon Adoption & Foster Care's Northeastern Pennsylvania office, in Topton, has received a $1,000 grant through Wells Fargo's Community Connections Giving Program.

Each Wells Fargo banking location selects a local nonprofit to receive a grant. In all, the bank will aware more than $300,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools across Pennsylvania this year.

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<![CDATA[Optimist Club hosts free dinner for senior citizens]]> The Optimist Club Of Kutztown, in cooperation with the Kutztown Grange, will host the Annual Senior Citizen's Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 6. It will be held at the Grange Hall at 5 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m. There will be entertainment and awards after dinner.

All senior citizens age 75 and older and residing within the Borough of Kutztown are invited to attend free of charge.

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<![CDATA[Brandywine Heights Middle School: October Students of the Month]]> For the month of October, Brandywine Heights Middle School focused on the character trait of "trustworthiness." These students were selected by their teachers for exhibiting this trait on a daily basis. The students pictured, from left to right, are: Tyler Ott, Megan Schuster, Roselin Rodriguez, Jonah Teel, Michael Sexton and Mason Herb.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Patriot Calendar Nov. 19]]> Send events to by Friday noon week prior to publication.

Fleetwood Area Public Library

Friends of the Fleetwood Library Meeting: Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. We are looking for new members.

Thanksgiving Closing: Wednesday, Nov. 25 the library will close early at 5 p.

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<![CDATA[Chester County urges awareness on hunger]]> Chester County government and non-profit agencies are urging residents to become aware of the problems facing the county when it comes to hunger and homelessness as the holidays approach.

Events are scheduled for this week to highlight the problem as Thanksgiving approaches. This week has been designated as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by the county commissioners.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Strand screens 3 films in Reading Film Fest]]> The Hamburg Strand took a break from its regular programming for three independent films on Saturday. The small-town, single-screen screen venue hosted showings of "The Incredible Adventures of JoJo (and his annoying sister Avila)," "The Marquee on Main Street" and "Wildlike."

The films were shown as part of the Reading Film Fest, a weekend festival held Nov.

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<![CDATA[Christmas Carol Trolley rolls into West Reading for second year]]> Back by popular demand, the Pennsylvania Dutch A Christmas Carol Trolley is rolling into West Reading once again! Join us for our second big year!

Our lead sponsor, The West Reading L.O.V.E. Team, and Solve IT Solutions, Fecho Theatrical, Genesius Theatre, Ridgewood Winery, Tina's Salon and Day Spa, David's Cleaning, United Artists Salon and Spa, Justin Bortz Jewelers, Go2997.

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<![CDATA[Two young adults face felony charges following drug overdose death]]> On Nov. 20, 2014, an investigation began involving three young adults surrounding the drug overdose of Joseph Deleon, 19. When the incident occurred, Sean Hess, 23, of Auburn, had sold Deleon 10 bags on heroin, and Kaitlin Leibensperger, 22, of Pottsville, provided Deleon with needles.

They went to the Sheetz on Kutztown Road in Fleetwood and parked.

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<![CDATA[Berks Gas Truth statement on Obama's rejection of KXL]]> President Obama is to be commended for his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline that would have been a critical link in a pipeline system designed to move oil from tar sands from Alberta Canada to the Gulf Coast.

Tar sands oil, like fracked gas, is a form of extreme energy only being exploited by the oil and gas industry because conventional forms of fossil fuels have become increasingly scarce.

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<![CDATA[Local program delivers holiday spirit to Berks County seniors]]> Everyone deserves to enjoy the warmth of the holiday season, and this year, area seniors who are alone or impoverished will be able to do just that.

Sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Berks County, the Be a Santa to a Senior® program provides gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors.

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<![CDATA[Crime Alert annual Christmas Concert is first for new DoubleTree Hotel in Reading]]> Crime Alert Berks County presents Peter Mayer and his 15th annual "Stars and Promises" Christmas Tour Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the new DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Hotel, 701 Penn Street. This will be the first concert to be performed at the new hotel, which opens just one day ahead of the concert on Tuesday, Dec.

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<![CDATA[Greater Berks Food Bank receives 225 turkeys, $1,500 from GIANT Food Stores]]> GIANT Food Stores' "Feeding Our Neighbors Everyday" holiday campaign supported the Greater Berks Food Bank's annual turkey drive by donating 225 turkeys and $1,500 to the food bank to use to purchase food when it needs it most, after the holidays.

"While food banks receive increased donations during the holiday season, these donations tend to slow down early in the New Year, even though the need doesn't," said Tom Lenkevich, GIANT president.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: The history of the Kohler cat]]> All the years that I lived on the farm, now called "Foliage Farm," on Christman Road near Monterey, Mom had a three inch sculpted wooden cat, with the date 1886 on the bottom, perched on the fireplace mantel of our living room.

We children were told that Mom was given this wooden cat by her father, William Kohler (1857-1919), the whittler.

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