RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 15 Nov 2015 18:31:33 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Two young adults face felony charges following drug overdose death]]> On Nov. 20, 2014, an investigation began involving three young adults surrounding the drug overdose of Joseph Deleon, 19. When the incident occurred, Sean Hess, 23, of Auburn, had sold Deleon 10 bags on heroin, and Kaitlin Leibensperger, 22, of Pottsville, provided Deleon with needles.

They went to the Sheetz on Kutztown Road in Fleetwood and parked.

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<![CDATA[Berks Gas Truth statement on Obama's rejection of KXL]]> President Obama is to be commended for his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline that would have been a critical link in a pipeline system designed to move oil from tar sands from Alberta Canada to the Gulf Coast.

Tar sands oil, like fracked gas, is a form of extreme energy only being exploited by the oil and gas industry because conventional forms of fossil fuels have become increasingly scarce.

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<![CDATA[Local program delivers holiday spirit to Berks County seniors]]> Everyone deserves to enjoy the warmth of the holiday season, and this year, area seniors who are alone or impoverished will be able to do just that.

Sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Berks County, the Be a Santa to a Senior® program provides gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors.

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<![CDATA[Crime Alert annual Christmas Concert is first for new DoubleTree Hotel in Reading]]> Crime Alert Berks County presents Peter Mayer and his 15th annual "Stars and Promises" Christmas Tour Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the new DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Hotel, 701 Penn Street. This will be the first concert to be performed at the new hotel, which opens just one day ahead of the concert on Tuesday, Dec.

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<![CDATA[Greater Berks Food Bank receives 225 turkeys, $1,500 from GIANT Food Stores]]> GIANT Food Stores' "Feeding Our Neighbors Everyday" holiday campaign supported the Greater Berks Food Bank's annual turkey drive by donating 225 turkeys and $1,500 to the food bank to use to purchase food when it needs it most, after the holidays.

"While food banks receive increased donations during the holiday season, these donations tend to slow down early in the New Year, even though the need doesn't," said Tom Lenkevich, GIANT president.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: The history of the Kohler cat]]> All the years that I lived on the farm, now called "Foliage Farm," on Christman Road near Monterey, Mom had a three inch sculpted wooden cat, with the date 1886 on the bottom, perched on the fireplace mantel of our living room.

We children were told that Mom was given this wooden cat by her father, William Kohler (1857-1919), the whittler.

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<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Clearing William Penn's forests & sweetening the soil]]> Benjamin Franklin remarked in 1766 that the unfavorable balance of trade with England was only tolerable by our immense exports to the Colonies and rest of the world. David Schopf, by 1783, mentioned how huge numbers of Pennsylvania Dutch/Germans from the Hinterland were sleeping in their Conestoga wagons at Philadelphia's markets, and three-day trade fairs in order that they may be able to sell their foodstuffs in this port city.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town]]> 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

18 Nov - World Famous Barto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co., Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

19 Nov - Kim & Friends at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.

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<![CDATA[Christmas Carol Trolley rolls into West Reading for second year]]> Back by popular demand, the Pennsylvania Dutch A Christmas Carol Trolley is rolling into West Reading once again! Join us for our second big year! Our lead sponsor, The West Reading L.O.V.E. Team, and Solve IT Solutions, Fecho Theatrical, Genesius Theatre, Ridgewood Winery, Tina's Salon and Day Spa, David's Cleaning, United Artists Salon and Spa, Justin Bortz Jewelers, Go2997.

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<![CDATA[A three-night, candlelit 1865 Victorian Christmas comes to Historic Joanna Furnace]]> From Dec. 4 to Dec. 6, visitors to Joanna Furnace will be whisked away to the Christmas season of 150 years ago, back to the joyous celebration of the Christmas of 1865. This was an indescribably happy time for the iron master's family and the village inhabitants at Joanna Furnace. The War is over! After four and a half years, the rugged iron community of Joanna Furnace is now free to celebrate the end to the worst of times.

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<![CDATA[Superintendent discusses school district's mission with Rotarians]]> Dr. Richard Mextorf, Superintendent of Hamburg Area School District, was introduced to the Rotary Club of Hamburg by Christine Roth, Program Chair. Dr. Mextorf presented the District's mission statement and discussed the goal of having every child become a learner with a life of significance and meaning.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Police: Investigation ongoing after resident's car was keyed]]> The Hamburg Police reported an incident of criminal mischief that occurred on Nov. 11. This stems from an incident that occurred in the unit block of N. 4th Street, when Kacklyn Becker, 29, of Hamburg, came out and found that her vehicle had been "keyed" overnight.

This incident is currently under investigation.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Item Community Calendar Nov. 18]]> Submit to Calendar: Email event listings to Note Item Calendar in email subject.


Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions second and fourth Thursdays. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg: 2 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays in Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg School District Athletic Director Aaron Menapace awarded 2015 Award of Merit]]> Hamburg Area School District is proud to announce that Aaron Menapace is the recipient of the 2015 Award of Merit by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association.

Awarded annually to one athletic director from every state, Mr. Menapace is being recognized by his colleagues in Pennsylvania as the 2015 recipient.

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<![CDATA[Friend Inc. seeks pasta donations for food pantry, Fleetwood Bank hosts Thanksgiving Food Drive]]> Friend Inc. Community Services in Kutztown is having a severe pasta and a soup shortage. Because of the State budget impasse, Friend's main supplier of low cost food is running out of state grant items which are the main staples of Friend's food pantry. Even if the budget is approved soon, it will be a while before Friend can get caught up.

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