RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:40:56 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Brandywine to host 16th annual Veterans Day Program and Luncheon]]> On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Brandywine Heights Area School District will host its 16th annual Veterans Day Program and Luncheon for those veterans who reside in the community or are relatives of students. The objective of the program, which is held at the middle school, is to honor our country, thank our veterans for their service and promote citizenship within our student body and faculty.

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<![CDATA[Spotted lanternfly meeting planned for mid-October in Berks County]]> Pennsylvanians interested in learning more about the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species found in the state last fall, are invited to a public meeting in Berks County on Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Brandywine Heights Middle School auditorium located at 200 West Weis Street in Topton.

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<![CDATA[Students of the Month from Brandywine Middle School]]> For the month of September, Brandywine Heights Middle School focused on the character trait of "Respect." These six students were selected by their teachers for exhibiting this trait on a daily basis: Cole Gross, Sarah Dougherty, Olivia Chovanes, Dylan Cortez, Jakob Hollenbach and Azy Drumheller.

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<![CDATA[Whoopie-pie named official dessert of KU Sesquicentennial Celebration]]> The whoopie-pie has been named the official dessert of the Kutztown University Sesquicentennial Celebration.

The celebration, in honor of KU's 150th anniversary, began in August with the opening of the academic year and will run through Founder's Day, which is set for Sept. 15, 2016.

Pre-packaged whoopie-pies, provided by Shirley's Cookie Company of Claysburg, Pennsylvania, will be available for sale at the concession stands at Golden Bear home intercollegiate athletic events and at the KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace.

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<![CDATA[Tulpehocken's Isabelle Stull wins 2015 Berks County Outstanding Young Woman]]> Tulpehocken High School's Isabelle Stull won the 2015 Berks County Outstanding Young Woman title at the 53rd annual program Oct. 3.

Twenty senior high school girls participated in competition held at Reading's Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Stull won the top award Berks County's Outstanding Young Woman of 2016, with a $4,500 cash prize.

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<![CDATA[Redskins beat the Eagles, 23-20. Time to sound off]]> The Washington Redskins came back to beat the Eagles 23-20 Sunday afternoon. Give your opinion by using #eagles on Twitter or checking in above.

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<![CDATA[New boxes created for retired flags]]> Two local patriotic groups have joined forces to ensure that worn-out American flags receive the proper retirement they deserve.

The Leesport VFW and the Patriotic Order Sons of America (POS of A), which has its state headquarters in Leesport, recently replaced plastic flag retirement boxes with sturdy, wooden ones.

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<![CDATA[West Chester's Kathy Finegan honored by Operation Smile for volunteer work]]> Every time Kathy Finegan travels to a third-world country, she leaves behind smiles.

The smiles belong to children, teenagers and even adults who had been ostracized for facial deformities, who had trouble eating and speaking, or who didn't have the appropriate medical care to make a difference in their lives.

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<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: How the Pope's message helps parents]]> I don't know about you, but I'm definitely feeling the Francis Effect. Pope Francis's recent visit to the U.S. had me spilling tears of joy, glued to the TV watching his every move and the crowd's reaction to his presence. I did my best to quiet everyone within ear shot so that I could make out the words the Pontiff was saying during his speech to Congress and masses in both New York and Philadelphia.

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<![CDATA[More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast]]> Even with Hurricane Joaquin no longer as big of a threat, the weekend promises little relief for the most waterlogged parts of the East Coast.The National Weather Service says the risk of flooding will continue through Monday morning, especially in parts of North and South Carolina that already have gotten up to 11 inches of rain this week.

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<![CDATA[School House Rock! musician Bob Dorough, 91, performs at Kutztown High School, helps Kutztown junior with Grammy Band audition]]> Bob Dorough, beloved artist known for writing songs for Schoolhouse Rock!, performed at Kutztown Area High School on Sept. 29.

Kutztown students in kindergarten through grade 12 were in attendance for the concert at the Kutztown High School auditorium. Dorough performed a couple of his early songs, but the bulk of his performance was SchoolHouse Rock! songs.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Police: Fraud incident investigated by local police]]> The Hamburg Police reported an investigation of a fraud incident on Sept. 25 at approximately 3:15 p.m. This stems from an incident that occurred between Sept. 11 and Sept. 25, when Tina Dale, 47, of Pottstown used the victim's identity information to obtain a library card at the Hamburg Library.

The victim, Shannon Hollenbach, 34, of Hamburg, reported the incident to police, and the matter is currently under investigation.

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<![CDATA[NBCC member invited to speak at Florida convention]]> Photographic Research Organization (PRO) invited Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Member Pamela S. Gockley to speak at their 2015 Convention, Sept. 26 to 29, at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Photographic Research Organization (PRO) is the professional membership trade organization of Pro Masters camera equipment.

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<![CDATA[Cabela's to host Ladies' Day Out event Oct. 10; celebration of female outdoor enthusiasts to run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., entire families welcome]]> Cabela's announced Oct. 1 plans to celebrate the company's biannual Ladies' Day Out event, Saturday, Oct. 10. A celebration of the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors, the event will feature giveaways, guest appearances, sales, seminars, workshops and more.

According to the Outdoor Foundation's 2014 Outdoor Participation Report, of the 142.

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<![CDATA[St. John's Evangelical Church to hold 225th Anniversary celebration]]> A day of celebration is planned for St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Sunday, Oct. 11 for its 225th Anniversary. The first church was built of logs and on February 1790, was consecrated as a church of God under the title The United Evangelical Lutheran and Evangelical Reformed St. John's Church in the village of Hamburg.

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