RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 23 Aug 2015 07:30:15 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber announces finalists for Shining Star Awards]]> The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce will announce Shining Star Award winners during its second-annual event on Sept. 24 at the Berkleigh Golf Club, in Kutztown.

From each of six categories of nomination, Large Business, Mid-Size Business, Small Business, Entrepreneur, Nonprofit, and Advocate, a winner will be selected.

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<![CDATA[Rotary club president recognizes excellence]]> President Kim, of the Hamburg Rotary Club, welcomed Hannah Stertzel, who received the Elva Bear Scholarship, Abbie Smith, who attended Camp Neidig and Larry Wingard, who presented the program about the Rotary Leadership Institute.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Boy Scout earns Eagle Scout rank]]> John J. Schultz III, 16, son of John and Rose Schultz, Hamburg, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

John's Eagle Scout project involved building a 16" by 16" deck near the scout cabin on St. John's Evangelical Lutheran property. The deck will be used by church members, boy and girl scouts and other church organizations.

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<![CDATA[Berks Encore Centers host Open House Events]]> Berks Encore invites you to join us on Wednesday, Sept. 2 as we celebrate National Senior Centers Month to promote community awareness and recruit new participants and members. Special events will be held throughout the day, with each center providing an array of programs and activities for visitors to watch and partake in.

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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

26 Aug - Jim Meck atT he Veterans Memorial, Beach Haven NJ (7:30 p.m. start)

26 Aug - Stephanie Grace w/ The Uptown Band At The Elizabethtown Fair, Elizabethtown PA (7:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Bernville native named Emergent Scholar at Elizabethtown College]]> Brianna M. Bashore, a junior Actuarial Science major, of Bernville, was named as an Emergent Scholar at Elizabethtown College.

Emergent Scholars have attained at least a 3.75 cumulative grade point average at the end of their first three semesters. Qualified for the honor are full-time students who have not previously attended another college or university for full-time study and have earned at least 42 credits in the three consecutive semesters as a student at Elizabethtown College, or one of its affiliated programs.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: Uncovering the Christman Farmstead History]]> At home on the Christman farm, as a kid, I often daydreamed about who lived there before us. Did anyone famous, like George Washington, sleep in the bedroom I now occupied? Were there Indian raids? Barn dances? Quilting parties?

In later years, my curiosity was satisfied when my husband and myself researched the owners of our farmstead, for the family newsletter.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley Superintendent says, 'I'm committed to this community and school district'; Dr. Mata responds after error printed in Item]]> The wrong headline was printed with the Schuylkill Valley School District's Back to School story Aug. 19. The headline incorrectly stated that Schuylkill Valley welcomes a new superintendent, when, in fact, Superintendent Dr. Warren F. Mata has been in the position for three years and says he is committed to Schuylkill Valley School District.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Moose presents Youth Awareness Awards]]> The Moose Family Center presented 523 Youth Awareness Award winners.

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<![CDATA[Zeswitz Music returns to its roots]]> According to a Harvard-based research team, music education "promotes the development and maintenance of a key set of mental skills." These executive functions "enable us to manage our time and attention, organize our thoughts, and regulate our behavior - abilities that are crucial to success in school, as well as later life.

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<![CDATA[Exeter Ambulance added to Amity Township run cards]]> The Amity Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Aug. 19 to add the Exeter Ambulance Association (EAA) to its run cards for emergency calls.

EAA Chief of Operations Jonathan W. Herbsleb said that adding EAA to Amity Township's run cards prior to Aug. 24 will resolve the organization's current violation of an end-user agreement with the county.

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<![CDATA[Morgantown Village Library packs the house for 50th anniversary celebration]]> The Village Library in Morgantown commemorated its 50th anniversary by honoring two surviving founding members, Mary Bamberger and Sylvia Firth, on Aug. 12.

These two local heroines helped to get the library started in Morgantown, despite people telling them that it would be too difficult. The event was joined with the Summer Reading Finale "Every Hero has a Story.

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<![CDATA[Hay Creek Festival slated for Sept. 11, 12 and 13 -- set to be entertaining as well as historic]]> September is upon us, and that means it's time for the Hay Creek Festival held at Historic Joanna Furnace. Now, in its 39th year, this popular southern Berks County historic festival is an authentic traditional technology, arts and crafts event. At the same time, it also gives visitors an opportunity to enjoy the timeless entertainment, the kind which is suitable for the entire family.

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<![CDATA[PERSON TO PERSON - IMPACT: Differences in Dentists are Distinct]]> During one's life, one will be treated by a number of dentists, all of whom are different in one way or another. Some of them, I remember, were rather normal and others not quite! When I was in junior high school, I could walk to my dentist because his office was a block away. On one visit to him at 10 a.

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<![CDATA[Green Valleys Watershed Association hosts 2015 Run for Green Valleys]]> On Saturday, Sept. 12, Green Valleys Watershed Association will host the 2015 Run for Green Valleys, featuring two trail races that begin and end at the historic Welkinweir arboretum and nature sanctuary in East Nantmeal Township. The scenic routes will lead runners through the rolling hills of northern Chester County and some of the picturesque watersheds the organization strives to preserve.

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