RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:04:59 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Tulpehocken students' artwork first in exhibit series at Berks County Community Foundation]]> The Berks County Community Foundation held the first of a series of student art show openings, which showcased the work of Tulpehocken students, on Nov. 13 at their facility in Reading.

The event offered refreshments and a walk-through of the facility, which is housing more than 50 works of art created by Tulpehocken School District students of all ages.

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<![CDATA[PennDOT, State Police focus on seat belt use, impaired driving during 'Operation Safe Holiday']]> Keeping the upcoming holiday season free of tragic vehicle crashes is the aim of "Operation Safe Holiday," a joint campaign by Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT and local law enforcement. The holiday enforcement will focus on nighttime seat belt use and impaired driving.

The operation begins with statewide Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement that runs from Nov.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area: Paws to Give this holiday season through Dec. 12]]> Help us help those forgotten. Donations an be given to any staff member of Interlace Communications or dropped off by the Christmas tree in the lobby area of the Berks North Professional Building, 10 Zions Church Road, Shoemakersville. Questions? Contact Jackie at 610-914-0005.

Hillside SPCA (www.

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<![CDATA[Congressman Dent chosen to lead House Ethics Committee]]> Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) released the following statement after his appointment as the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee for the 114th Congress.

"I appreciate the trust that the Speaker and my colleagues have placed in me for the last six years as I have served on the Ethics Committee.

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<![CDATA[Argall joins Senate leadership team, will chair Senate Policy Committee]]> As part of the Senate Republican Caucus's reorganization on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 12, Senator David G. Argall (R-29) was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee.

"I am very pleased to appoint Senator Argall as Chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee," Scarnati said.

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<![CDATA[Congressman Dent chosen as Chairman of Military Construction and Veterans Affair Appropriations Subcommittee]]> U.S. Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) was tapped to serve as the new Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, on Nov. 20.

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced Dent's appointment, along with the rest of subcommittee chairs.

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<![CDATA[Cabela's kicks off holiday shopping season with Black Friday giveaways]]> Cabela's Incorporated, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the start of the holiday shopping season on Black Friday by welcoming customers with refreshments, entertainment and more than $10,000 in giveaways at the company's Hamburg location.

The first 600 Cabela's customers, ages 18 and older, in line Friday morning will receive a mystery envelope containing information about their gift.

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<![CDATA[Reifsnyder's Ag Center announces 2014 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days]]> Reifsnyder's Ag Center is announcing their 2014 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days, a customer appreciation event.

Customers are invited to Reifsnyder's Ag Center, located at 7180 Bernville Rd. Bernville, between Wednesday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 29 during their regular store hours to enjoy sales and discounts throughout the store and register for a chance to win door prizes.

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<![CDATA[New banners in Shartlesville honor veterans]]> Nineteen banners will be waiting and waving for Thanksgiving Day so residents and travelers in Shartlesville can give their silent thanks for services these folks rendered, for what they endured for all, whether in World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Cold War, Vietnam, or Operation Enduring Freedom for Afghanistan.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary Club hears from Lori Borkey of Embroidery Creations LLC]]> Lori Borkey from Embroidery Creations LLC spoke and showed samples of her work. Beth Heckart was the program chairperson at the Hamburg Rotary Meeting on Nov. 20.

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<![CDATA[Frystown Lions welcome Lions 14P District Governor, hear about Project Hope]]> Frystown Lions and spouses welcomed Lions 14P District Governor David Sampson, right, and multiple zone chair David Hunsberger at the club's last meeting. DG Sampson brought greetings form International Lions president Joe Preston and spoke about IP Preston's theme for the year, Strengthen the Pride.

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<![CDATA[Artist Michael Albert enlightens young artists with modern pop art]]> Michael Albert, an artist best known for his work of cerealism visited Hamburg Area School District buildings during the week of Nov. 7 to enlighten the young artists of his background and his original form of modern pop art, cerealism.

Albert has been creating art since college. He enrolled at New York University where he originally studied business.

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<![CDATA[Shartlesville Lions Club holds annual free Thanksgiving dinner]]> It's a Shartlesville Lions Club tradition to prepare a free Thanksgiving dinner for the seniors citizens of the township each year. This year the Lions served a traditional holiday meal, complete with choice of chocolate or vanilla cake to approximately 115 Seniors. Compliments flowed and prizes were awarded, courtesy of community help, as well as the talent, time and treasure of individual Lions and other volunteers.

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<![CDATA[Penn Bernville Elementary third graders in Mr. Luckenbill's class answer what they are thankful for]]> What are Penn Bernville Elementary third graders in Mr. Luckenbill's class thankful for this year? Here are their responses.

Michael F., age 8: I am thankful for my pets because they are cuddly and cute. I am also thankful for my brothers because they play with me.

Hayden L., age 9: I am thankful for my friends because I have play dates with my friends.

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<![CDATA[Tilden Elementary Center fourth graders in Mrs. Fuhrmann's class answer what they are thankful for]]> What are Tilden Elementary Center fourth graders in Mrs. Fuhrmann's class thankful for this year? Here are their responses.

Jason I.: I am thankful for being able to see all my family members during Thanksgiving and other holidays. I always enjoy having a good time when we get together.

Alex W.

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