RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:25:25 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Adopt a Minion: "Minion" Themed Cat Adoption Campaign kicks off this weekend at Humane Pennsylvania]]> Friday, July 3rd, marks the beginning of Humane Pennsylvania's "Adopt a Minion" cat adoption campaign. For a limited amount of time, adoption fees will be waived for cats aged one year and older at both of Humane Pennsylvania's animal shelters, Humane League of Lancaster County and Humane Society of Berks County.

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<![CDATA[PennDOT, State Police partner to focus on driving enforcement through July 4 weekend]]> PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police and local police are partnering to help decrease impaired driving and aggressive behaviors through the Independence Day holiday weekend.

"No matter what day the holiday falls on, PennDOT urges Pennsylvanians to avoid distractions, aggressive behaviors and impaired driving," PennDOT Secretary Leslie S.

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<![CDATA[Dorothy Padfield, daughter of Zern's Farmer's Market founder, celebrates her 100th birthday]]> Friends and family gathered at Manatawny Manor, 30 Old Schuylkill Rd., Pottstown, on June 19 to celebrate Mrs. Dorothy Padfield's 100th birthday.

Dorothy was born in 1915 in Gilbertsville the sixth of ten children, to William and Addie Zern. Her father, William, opened the iconic Zern's Farmer's Market in 1922.

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<![CDATA[Tornado warning issued for Chester and Berks counties]]> A tornado warning has been issued for Northwestern Chester County and South Central Berks County until 2:30 p.m. According to the alert issued by Chester County, this is an extremely dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Protective actions should be taken immediately.

This dangerous storm was located near Honey Brook and moving northeast at 20 mph.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town July 1]]> 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

2 July - Vuja De Acoustic at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Pleasentville (7 p.m. start)

2 July - Bluegrass Jam at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.

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<![CDATA[Daniel Boone School Board hires asst. principal for high school]]> Douglassville >> The Daniel Boone Area School Board voted unanimously on Monday to appoint Aaron Sborz as assistant principal at the high school, effective July 1.

Only five of the nine board members -- Andrew Basile, Brian Doty, Larry Speed, Tamara D. Twardowski and board President Richard Martino -- attended the special voting meeting.

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<![CDATA[Bertie's Inn, Exeter, to host 25th Annual Belt Sander Race]]> Bertie's Inn is getting ready to host their 25th Annual Belt Sander Race on July 11 to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 11 -- rain or shine.

Trophies will be awarded to the 1 - 4 place finishers, and to the team which raises the most money.

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<![CDATA[Olympic champion May-Treanor kicked off Pottstown Rumble with Dream in Gold clinics]]> Misty May-Treanor kicked off the 2015 Pottstown Rumble on Thursday, June 25, hosting two sessions of her "Dream in Gold Clinic" at Pottstown's Memorial Park.

After missing the event last year while pregnant with her first child, Malia Barbara, the three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist admits she was itching to get back to teaching the game she loves.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown business owner recognized for volunteer effort]]> The co-chairwoman of Boyertown's Oktoberfest committee has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center as its volunteer of the year. Former Building a Better Boyertown board member Shannon Anthony was presented with her award at the annual Townie Awards Gala June 17.

In 2013, Anthony logged an average of 40 hours volunteering per week from January to October.

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<![CDATA[Relaying through the rain -- Boyertown holds 8th Annual Relay For Life, seeks to meet goal by Aug. 31]]> While enduring rainy weather -- Relay For Life participants would not let their spirits be damped. Boyertown's eighth annual Relay for Life kicked off at the Boyertown Community Park on Saturday, June 27.

"The rain definitely made it challenging, but it also showed the determination and support that the Boyertown community has for this cause," said event coordinator Kristin Quigley.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Folk Festival kicks off with wine and history]]> The first day of the 66th annual Kutztown Folk Festival got off to a slow start after steady rains dampened attendance Saturday, June 29.

Beth Gruppo, Pinnacle Ridge Winery in Kutztown, said they were still busy despite the rain. Pinnacle Ridge is one of five wineries in a walking trail throughout the Folk Festival as one of three new attractions this year.

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<![CDATA['Be a Star, Don't Do Drugs': Cougar Chronicle sending anti-drug message for Kutztown students to live healthy lifestyles]]> Last Spring several kids died of Heroin overdoses in Topton and Kutztown. Everyone said someone should do something and meetings were held; and in many cases the issue faded away. In Kutztown, Kathy Metrick, KASD Superintendent, and many others stepped up and took action.

Brenda Loeb with her Education Committee gathered ideas and the Cougar Chronicle is a result of that.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown's Centennial Celebration 100 Years Ago: As Kutztown prepares for its Bicentennial, committee looks back at past celebrations]]> Kutztown pulled out all the stops to celebrate its centennial from July 1 to July 7 in 1915. A full week of celebrations, including four parades, enveloped the borough in a way that is almost unimaginable today. In an era before the Internet, television, radio, and universal car ownership, there was very little competition for the attention of Kutztown's citizens, making the celebration the top attraction for the East Penn Valley in 1915.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown area School District Student Art Show celebrates Kutztown Bicentennial]]> Greenwich and Kutztown Elementary students celebrated Kutztown's Bicentennial Day with daylong activities paying homage to their Pennsylvania Heritage.

They designed their own birth frakturs, scherneschnitte. They selected and produced a traditional quilt pattern block.

An exhibition of the student's Frakturs, Scherenschnitte and Quilt Blocks produced during the Bicentennial Day Celebration is on display at the Historical Society as one of the special exhibitions and will be available for public viewing on July 21.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill River Trail leads in national contest for 'best urban trail']]> CONSHOHOCKEN >> In a Reader's Choice contest between 20 trail systems nationwide the Schuylkill River Trail is currently leading the contest for the top choice among USA Today readers.

Local runners and bicyclists can vote for their favorite urban trail once per day until polls close on Monday, July 20 at noon ET.

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