RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:51:15 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Pottsgrove Manor to host summer textile workshops for kids]]> On Sundays in August, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., historic Pottsgrove Manor will offer a series of workshops, focusing on a different colonial textile art each week. Kids 8 to 12 years old can learn historical crafts and take home their creations in these fun sessions.

Aug. 3: Learn to Knit - In an era before elastic and modern stretch fabrics, knitting was the best way to create stretchy, fitted clothing and accessories.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town: July 30 edition]]> What's going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

31 July - Larry Roney at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

31 July - Open Mic w/ Dennis "Two Shoes" Schwartz at Good Eatz, West Reading (7:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Pedal Paddle offers taste of outdoor activities]]>

POTTSTOWN - First-timers and experienced outdoorsmen alike took advantage of a unique event offered by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area last week.

The Pedal Paddle takes riders north along the Schuylkill River Trail to Morlatton Village in Douglassville before returning by boat to Riverfront Park in Pottstown.

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<![CDATA[Phillie Phanatic visits The Goddard School of Gilbertsville]]> Thursday, July 24, seemed like an ordinary day at The Goddard School in Gilbertsville until a certain visitor entered the building.

Phille Phanatic, the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball team. The Phanatic began the visit by playing with several of the children on the school's playground equipment.

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<![CDATA[Community helps build new Perry Elementary Center playground]]>

"Over the coming years, we can all look with pride upon the playground and say 'Yeah, I helped with that.' Give yourself a pat on the back - we could not have done it without you," said Perry PTO Playground Committee members.

Principals, PTO members, teachers and community members came together on Saturday, July 26, for the Perry Playground Community Build.

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<![CDATA[Blue Devils ready to rehearse in Hamburg]]>

The Blue Devils, a drum and bugle corps part of Drum Corps International, will be bringing their talent to Hamburg as they rehearse at Hamburg Area High School stadium starting July 30.

Not only will music students and the community have the chance to see the 15-time World Champion marching unit rehearse, but they will also be treated to full run-throughs 30 minutes prior to the end of each rehearsal.

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<![CDATA[Attendees take a 'Step Back in Time' at Berks Heritage Center]]>

Several hundred people explored early American life at Berks County's annual "Step Back in Time" Day on Sunday, July 27 at the county's heritage center property in Bern Township. Sunny skies and heat accompanied attendees as they strolled the grounds - with humidity that made many attendees all the more appreciative of those wearing the layered and hot authentic 19th century costumes for the sake of history.

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<![CDATA[Haag family named 2014 Outstanding Farm Family]]>

"Community minded, family oriented and always willing to lend a helping hand, hardworking, these attributes describe the Michael Haag family and are the reasons the Ontelaunee Grange supports the Haag's as this year's Outstanding Farm Family," said Karen Mohn as she spoke about this year's Berks County Outstanding Farm Family at the Reading Fair Awards Banquet on July 23.

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<![CDATA[Survival fire staring program teaches kids how to start a fire in a survival situation]]>

The Schuylkill Valley Community Library hosted an evening of survival fire starting for kids presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, July 23.

Andy Yoder, local naturalist with a degree in wildlife and fishing from Penn State University welcomed local kids under the pavilion behind the library to view several techniques on lighting fires in a survival situation.

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<![CDATA[Searching for gnomes, visiting local shops and stopping at the park]]>

It all started about a week ago, when my son's music teacher mentioned a doughnut place near her house where they make the treats fresh to order for a mere 90 cents. When she mentioned that a great bookstore is located right next door, well, the die was cast and our next Fun Friday was planned for Kutztown.

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<![CDATA[Perry Township invites public to monument dedication ceremony Aug. 7]]> Perry Township recently created a monument from the cement work that was at the entrance of the old Perry Elementary School. Residents of the Hamburg Area School District are invited to attend a dedication ceremony of the new monument.

According to the Perry Township secretary and treasurer, "The township recycled the cement and made this monument.

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<![CDATA[Dairy Recipe: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day calls for celebration]]> Another year has come to celebrate American's second best-selling ice cream novelty, the ice cream sandwich. Ice cream sandwiches have been around since the early 1940s. Vanilla, chocolate and a combination of the two, are the most popular. Originally ice cream sandwiches were created by hand and first distributed by New York street vendors.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: Keys, lost and found]]> When I was growing up on the farm, we hardly ever locked our front door, except at bedtime. Other times, Mom attached a long string to the kitchen door key. If we'd leave for the day, the key was slung into the crook of the tree, in front of the house. The string was quite visible, yet, we were never robbed.

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<![CDATA[Small Beginnings: Some lies your addiction wants you to believe]]> Some of the people I care about most in this world struggle with addiction. They are sweet and kindhearted. They are loveable and funny. They have hopes and dreams just like you and me, but for some reason, their lives are compromised by an addiction that seems to take hold of them and cause them to behave in ways very unlike their true selves.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events]]> Recurring

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.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

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