RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:47:22 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Gore steps down; chamber seeks new director]]> Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Gore "stepped down," announced Board of Directors vice president Gretchen Strouphar during the monthly breakfast Nov. 21.

Gore was not present for the meeting and was not reachable for comment.

"We wish Tammy well," Strouphar said during the Chamber Networking Breakfast, which was held at and sponsored by Keystone Villa of Fleetwood.

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

Nov. 29, 1989 >> During a special meeting last Wednesday afternoon the Hamburg Borough Council approved the borough's $899,860.00 proposed general fund budget for 1990, an increase of $20,857.00 over this year's budget.

Recently, Lowell Thomas, president of the Hamburg Public Library Board, accepted a check from Lee Heffner, the board's Windsor Twp.

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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]]> St. Mary Roman Catholic Church

Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at www.rc.net/allentown/stmaryhamb. Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area residents have 'H.A.D.I.T.' with the illegal drug problem]]> "Make no mistake about it. This is not just a little bit of a problem. This is not just a minor item. This is something that has been referred to by many people as an epidemic, a plague, a disaster," said Representative Jerry Knowles, on the statewide illegal drug problems. "And it's all of those.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown Area Choral Association presents two free holiday concerts]]> This year the Boyertown Area Choral Association will celebrate the holiday season by offering two free concerts to the community. The first will be held on Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, located at 750 N. Evans Street in Pottstown.

The second concert will take place on Sunday, Dec.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown graduate Andy Schön travels world, shares experiences in new book]]> He knew what he wanted to do, and he knew when he was finished doing it.

Andy Schön, a 1996 Boyertown graduate, has been around the world and now he's sharing his experiences in his new travel photography book: "Fifteen Times around the World: A lion bit me in Zimbabwe, and other travel adventures.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:36:22 -0500 2014-11-20T10:36:22-05:00 2014-11-21T10:24:02-05:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery County Community College's 50th Anniversary Event Honors 50 Exceptional Alumni and Launches $9 Million Fundraising Campaign]]> In celebration of its 50-year milestone, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) honored 50 exceptional alumni and launched a comprehensive fundraising campaign to raise $9 million for student scholarships during a special award ceremony on Nov. 14.

"Our alumni are a reflection of the excellent work of our dedicated faculty and the high quality of our programs," said MCCC President Dr.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood School Board approves refinancing; Interest rates on new bonds lower]]> Fleetwood School Board unanimously approved a resolution for bond issue refinancing Nov. 18, in the hopes of bringing savings to the district.

The discussion focused on coming to a decision about a resolution for refinancing the district's 2009 bond issue of $13.5 million.

In September and October, the board was presented with the possibility and chose to hold off, pending research into savings projections.

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<![CDATA[PennDOT driver license, photo centers closed for Thanksgiving holiday]]> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.

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<![CDATA[Colebrookdale Railroad gets $20,000 grant]]> The Colebrookdale Railroad was the biggest beneficiary of this year's round of grants from the Boyertown Area Charitable Program.

Part of the Berks County Community Foundation, the charitable program distributed $44,250 it was announced Friday, Nov. 14, and $20,000 of it went to the railroad for operations.

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<![CDATA[Truck driver charged in fatal Route 222 Maidencreek Township, Berks County crash; Police Chief: 'He told us he dozed off at the wheel']]> Two were declared deceased at the scene of an early morning crash on Route 222 in Maidencreek Township, and nine were sent to the hospital for injuries.

Tractor trailer driver Steven Bernier, 50, Reading, was driving a tractor trailer box truck for Cougle's Recycling, Inc. in Hamburg.

"He told us he dozed off at the wheel," said Northern Berks Regional Police Chief Scott Eaken.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:37:32 -0500 2014-11-19T15:37:32-05:00 2014-11-19T16:30:41-05:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[Additional Berks County Townships, Communities Quarantined Because of Spotted Lanternfly]]> More Berks County townships and communities are quarantined in the fight to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect new to the United States that was found in the area earlier this fall.

The additional quarantine covers Hereford, Rockland and Washington townships and the boroughs of Bally and Bechtelsville.

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<![CDATA[Local Boy Scout landscapes memorial in honor of veterans]]> Amity Township's Korean and Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, located at the Amity Township Municipal Building, 2004 Weavertown Road, has recently been "redecorated" by a local Boy Scout for his Eagle Scout Service Project.

Christopher Ehlinger, 209 Ashford Drive, a member of Boy Scout Troop 597, Amityville, installed on Nov.

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<![CDATA[Honey Brook Community Library luncheon thanks volunteers]]> Honey Brook Community Library Director Jennifer Spade was all smiles Friday, Nov. 14.

Library volunteers, board members and Friends of the Library were all gathered to enjoy a 'thank you luncheon' from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Honey Brook Community Library, 687 Compass Road.

Guests were seated at tables decorated with a fall theme in the main library area.

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