RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:06:41 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Boyertown holds 55th 'Original' Cavalcade of Bands]]> Boyertown's 55th "Original: Cavalcade of Bands, hosted annually by the Boyertown Area School Music League, was held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Boyertown Area Senior High School Memorial Stadium.


In 1958, a small group led by then Boyertown Police Chief Henry E. Groff and ten interested persons, formed the Boyertown Music League.

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<![CDATA[Major construction work at 562 and Shelbourne Rd. begins Sept. 29]]> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today a project will begin Monday (Sept. 29) to improve the intersection of PA 562 with Shelbourne and Oley Turnpike roads in Exeter Township, Berks County.

The intersection project involves roadway reconstruction, new traffic signals, new left turn lanes from all directions, drainage improvements, new curb ramps, new signs and line paint.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Area High School adopts co-principality]]> For the 2014-2015 school year, Hamburg Area High School students and faculty will be adjusting to the newly adopted principle of co-principality. Former vice-principal of HAHS, Mr. Andrew Netznik, will begoverning half of the student body, that is, the freshman and sophomore classes. The presiding, affable HAHS principal, Mr.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary donates to Hamburg Area Drug Intervention Team at recent meeting]]> Jennifer Pospisil accepts a donation for H.A.D.I.T (Hamburg Area Drug Intervention Team) from the Hamburg Rotary Club. Elaine Swavely past president of Hamburg Rotary presents the check. The donation is to help educate an bring awareness to the growing illegal drug problem facing our society today.

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<![CDATA[James DeLong and Annie Bleiler crowned Brandywine Heights Homecoming King & Queen]]> Brandywine Heights High School started off its Homecoming with the BHHS Girls' Soccer team beating Antietam 4-0.

Shortly after, the 2014-2015 Homecoming Court was announced: Tiffany Diehl and Bryce Santos, Emily Gralinski and Michael Tierney, Annie Bleiler and Griffin Fulton, Mackenzie Heagy and James DeLong, Deanna Daddona and Tyler Magill.

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<![CDATA[Topton Dollar General robbed on Sunday, Sept. 28; Police ask witnesses to help identify suspect]]> Topton >> The Dollar General in Topton Borough was robbed on Sept. 28.

State Police Reading report that a white man entered the store, 330 W. Weis St., Topton, at about 5:26 p.m., obtained a soft drink and attempted to pay for the drink with change. As the cashier opened the drawer, the man reached in and took money.

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<![CDATA[Montgomery County Community College students participate in Legislator Shadowing Pilot Program]]> As part of a new pilot program, four Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) female students recently spent a day with women members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Harrisburg to explore careers in public service.

Last spring, MCCC hosted a legislative panel discussion, which was facilitated by Dr.

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<![CDATA[Community celebrates recovery, brings awareness at Soberstock]]> Hundreds gathered at Easy Does It, Inc. in Leesport to celebrate recovery at Soberstock 2014 on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 12 to 6 p.m.

September is National Recovery Month, and each year, Easy Does It, Inc., or E.D.I., hosts Soberstock to bring awareness to the community about addiction and recovery.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: My Letters to Paul---Newman, of course]]> Reprint: 2008 Lifestyles over 50

My sisters and I were celebrating Dorothy's birthday at our parents' home. Some nosy sister asked me what I was going to do for my birthday party coming up in October.

"I want to invite someone really special. His name is Paul Newman, the actor. Wouldn't it be great to have a blue-eyed guy here to see all of our blue eyes?" I asked.

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<![CDATA[Small Beginnings: Technology and travel meet together for a better experience]]> I know that technology has an impact on everything we do and having just had a vacation I experienced the impact of technology during our trip as well. One significant way technology changed our travel plans was with the handheld GPS device we used to navigate among our many destinations. On nearly every other vacation involving a road trip, we nearly always employed the now antiquated road atlas and paper map techniques of finding our way around unfamiliar places.

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<![CDATA[Shaynah Kinner owner retires; Kutztown Day Care Center under new ownership]]> Kutztown >> Rosaria Angstadt, creator and owner of Shaynah Kinner Day Care Center in Kutztown, celebrated her semi-retirement and sale of the business with a "thank you" dinner at Janelle Hall in Mertztown on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Among those who attended were Angstadt's close friends, employees and helpers of the day care.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files]]> 25 Years Ago

Oct. 4, 1989 >> When Hamburg Area High School performs "Guys and Dolls" November 17 and 18, the lead "guy" will be played by senior Chris Budden, who has appeared in the last four Hamburg Area High School musicals.

Fairmount Foundry, Wenco Wire Company, Moyer's Hardware and the employees of Wrights Knitwear, Cub Scout Pack 184 of St.

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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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<![CDATA[Hamburg area church calendar]]> Hamburg Seventh-day Adventist Church

Our Hamburg Church would like to give you an invitation:

We are a Bible based Church located at 22 Willow Rd., Hamburg.

Our Service times are: Bible classes for all ages at 10 a.m. followed by our worship hour at 11:05 a.m. A vegetarian fellowship meal is served to our guests and visitors each Sabbath after the service.

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<![CDATA[Schwank talks pension reform and property tax reform: 'Anything worth doing is worth doing right' say the Senator]]> Sen. Judy Schwank spoke about pension reform and property tax reform during a recent Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce breakfast Sept. 19.

"We do need to look at (pension reform) in Pennsylvania... We definitely need to do something about it," said Schwank during her update about legislation to chamber members.

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