RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:51:55 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Beef and Beer kicked off 2014 Dollars for Dogs Golf Tournament]]> The Berks-Mont News The 2014 Dollars for Dogs Golf Tournament kicked off their fundraising with a beef and beer on April 4th at the Spring Hollow Golf Club in Spring City.

Wendy Sherid, event chairman of the Dollars For Dogs event was pleased to announce that 139 people attended to help raise money for The Seeing Eye.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:11:38 -0400 2014-04-15T10:11:38-04:00 2014-04-15T14:04:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown high school students shadow local businesses]]> The Berks-Mont News The Berks-Mont Business Association gave students another opportunity this year to experience the workforce first-hand.

More than fifty Boyertown high school students participated in the BMBA Shadowing Day on Wednesday, April 2.

The participating businesses and groups included: Boyertown Area Multi Service, Berks Mont Newspapers, Blazing Systems Brentwood Industries, Chestnut Knoll, E G Landis Jewelers, Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital, The Goddard School, Graber Letterin of Boyertown, Patt Veterinary Hospital, Salvation Army, Sanatoga Water Conditioning, Sealstrip Corporation, Tri County Area Chamber of Commerce, Twin Turrets, Union Township, East Penn Energy Solutions, Herb Real Estate, Mishock Physical Therapy, Perkiomen Valley Middle School West, Googleworks of Reading, National Penn Bank, Streamlight Inc.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:02:55 -0400 2014-04-15T14:02:55-04:00 2014-04-15T14:03:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Come visit FX's darkly fun `Fargo']]> The Berks-Mont News

FX's enjoyable "Fargo," written and executive-produced by Noah Hawley, is both an homage to and an extended riff on the beloved 1996 film by Joel and Ethan Coen.

The good news about this 10-episode series is that it's not a complete rip-off, but its deep familiarity with the film's tone and dark humor leaves it wide open to moments of redundancy.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:01:02 -0400 2014-04-15T14:01:02-04:00 2014-04-15T14:01:12-04:00
<![CDATA[DVD previews: `Bettie Page Reveals All', `Barefoot' and more]]> The Berks-Mont News

Capsule reviews of the next week's video releases, on DVD and Blu-ray, including special features:

April 22

"Bettie Page Reveals All" (R, 90 minutes, Music Box Films): There's plenty of cheesecake in this documentary portrait of the beloved 1950s pin-up, but the highlight is its meaty narration, courtesy of Page herself, speaking in the low, slightly gravelly register of an aging Southern belle.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:59:53 -0400 2014-04-15T13:59:53-04:00 2014-04-15T13:59:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Special meeting planned in Oley: Proposed landfill expansion to be discussed]]> The Berks-Mont News OLEY - A proposed vertical expansion of the Rolling Hills Landfill in Earl Township will be the subject of a special meeting scheduled for May 15 in Oley.

The meeting, which will be held at the Oley Fair Centre on Jefferson Street, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will be facilitated by the Oley Township supervisors and members of the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority, owners of the landfill.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:59:12 -0400 2014-04-15T13:59:12-04:00 2014-04-15T13:59:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Profile: Kutztown High School Principal Barry Flicker]]> The Berks-Mont News Kutztown Area High School Principal Barry Flicker talked with The Patriot during a recent distracted driving awareness program.

Thanking Student Council advisor Suzanne Mixa for the weeks of planning and working with Student Council to bring the Don't Drive Distracted program provided by Lehigh Valley Heatlh Network to Kutztown, he said, "She empowers the students to own this activity.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:24:57 -0400 2014-04-15T12:24:57-04:00 2014-04-15T12:25:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Drama Hawks bring St. Louis to Hamburg]]> The Berks-Mont News

St. Louis came to Hamburg this past weekend as the Hamburg Area School District Drama Hawks presented the musical "Meet Me In St. Louis" to a full auditorium on April 11, 12 and 13.

Students showed off not only their acting, but also musical and dance talents as they danced and sang on stage.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:35:44 -0400 2014-04-15T11:35:44-04:00 2014-04-15T11:36:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Panthers-On-Parade present `Monty Python's Spamalot']]> The Berks-Mont News

For two nights Schuylkill Valley High School took audience members to Camelot and caused many laughs as Panthers-On-Parade present "Monty Python's Spamalot" to a full auditorium on April 11 and 12.

The performances were in memory of Kenneth R. Lerch, Sr. who was the first producer of Schuylkill Valley Panthers-On-Parade.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:33:11 -0400 2014-04-15T11:33:11-04:00 2014-04-15T11:33:30-04:00
<![CDATA[State Police Reports: Topton 21-year-old's death under investigation; terroristic threats made at Kutztown Burger King]]> The Berks-Mont News Topton 21-year-old's death under investigation

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the death of Walter Markley Fox III, 21, who was found deceased on April 12 at 4:59 p.m. at Centre Avenue in Topton Borough. At this time, this death is being investigated.

Burger King employees encounter terroristic threats in Maxatawny

Pennsylvania State Police report an incident of terroristic threats on April 13 at 10:30 p.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:32:11 -0400 2014-04-15T11:32:11-04:00 2014-04-15T11:32:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Life's Choices moves to new location and offers new services]]> The Berks-Mont News

Life's Choices is coming up on two years in Hamburg and is ready for some changes. The faith-based pregnancy and resource center started STI testing once a month, financial counseling which started this month and has a new location.

Since the center opened an office in Hamburg, the other office in Kutztown, it has been located in the back of Second Hand Boutique on State Street with the entrance being in Apple Alley.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:17:39 -0400 2014-04-15T11:17:39-04:00 2014-04-15T11:27:36-04:00
<![CDATA[This is what last night's `Blood Moon' looked like]]> The Berks-Mont News

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:25:20 -0400 2014-04-15T11:25:20-04:00 2014-04-15T11:25:29-04:00 SPUNDGE
<![CDATA[Eggstravaganza takes over Berks Heritage Center]]> The Berks-Mont News

Seventy degrees and sunshine welcomed hundreds of families to the Berks County Parks & Recreation's Eggstravaganza event at the bucolic and historic property of the county's Heritage Center. For three hours on Saturday, families enjoyed free children's activities and entertainment that were as much a celebration as spring's arrival as the upcoming Easter holiday.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:24:54 -0400 2014-04-15T11:24:54-04:00 2014-04-15T11:25:17-04:00
<![CDATA[School Property Tax Elimination]]> The Berks-Mont News For decades, the movement to eliminate Property Taxes as a funding source for public school education has been growing through the extraordinary efforts of ordinary Pennsylvanians. Now House Bill 76 and Senate Bill 76 have finally reached the tipping point where they have a chance to pass if brought to a vote.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:23:27 -0400 2014-04-15T11:23:27-04:00 2014-04-15T11:23:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Blue Mountain Seventh-day Adventists Elementary students win 2nd place in regional robotics challenge]]> The Berks-Mont News

Fourteen teams from Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania met on Sunday, March 30, at Blue Mountain Academy (BMA) for the second Robotics Challenge. Team participants included 11 Adventist schools and three community clubs. The event was sponsored by the Pennsylvania conference,

Blue Mountain SDA Elementary School (BME), Hamburg, won second place and the privilege of competing in the national completion in Sacramento, CA.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:20:58 -0400 2014-04-15T11:20:58-04:00 2014-04-15T11:21:20-04:00
<![CDATA[State Theatre of Boyertown to play `Son of God' for free thanks to anonymous sponsor]]> The Berks-Mont News Thanks to an anonymous sponsor, this week `Son of God' is showing for free at the historic State Theatre of Boyertown.

Touched by the movie and the life of Jesus, the Boyertown resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, is helping to pay the rental fees for the movie. Those coming to see the movie may also give a donation to help defray the costs of showing the film by contributing to the donation jar in the theatre.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:56:01 -0400 2014-04-15T09:56:01-04:00 2014-04-15T11:20:55-04:00