RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:57:27 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Rick Hallman Day offers day of golf and music]]> The LCB Band hosts Rick Hallman Day Sept. 13 at Honeybrook Golf Course with a 9 hole golf tournament starting at 8 a.m. followed by music starting at 2 p.m. until dusk. All of the proceeds will go to Rick Hallman of the LCB Band.

"Ricky Hallman, Ray Horst and myself (John C. Stacy) play in a little country band we put together a couple of years ago," said Stacy.

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<![CDATA[Studio B invites submissions for third annual exhibit 'To Be: Know Thyself…You Do You' -- combining literary and visual art]]> Writers and artists are invited to submit work to Studio B's third annual exhibit combining literary and visual art entitled "To Be: Know Thyself…You Do You."

"The theme for this year's exhibit is intended to celebrate the 500th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, presumed to be April 23, 1616," said Jane Stahl, Studio B's director of Community Relations and former teacher of English.

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<![CDATA[Honey Brook Legion Riders honors veterans at Festival for the Veterans]]> Honey Brook American Legion Riders Post 422 hosted the inaugural Festival for the Veterans for David's Drive 831 Aug. 22 at St. Benedict's Picnic Park in Mohnton.

"I could not be more honored to be a part of something so special," said Mark Hoagland, American Legion Riders Road Captain and event organizer.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg School Board hires school psychologist Jolee Keifer, of Hamburg, member of Hamburg Area Education Foundation and OTF]]> Hamburg Area School Directors agreed on Aug. 24 to hire Jolee Keifer as a school psychologist at a salary of $85,500 effective upon her release from the Schuylkill Valley School District.

"I've done this (job) for 25 years and I'm looking forward to coming here," Keifer said. "I knew good things about the district.

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<![CDATA[Annual Apple Sales hosted at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site]]> Beginning Saturday, Aug. 29, and continuing while the crop lasts, the apple orchard at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will be available for picking apples, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day the park is open. This will be the 29th year the National Park Service has invited the public to harvest apples from the park's trees.

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<![CDATA[The Historian: Early Cattle and 'Watered Meadows']]> In 1683, William Penn reported to friends in England, "Here is plenty of cow cattle." Cattle, together with all other farm livestock, were brought to the Delaware Valley from Europe by the Swedes, Finns and Dutch in the 17th century. There were no native farm animals here except the turkey. The Indians kept no livestock except dogs, which were used somewhat on the chase, but served mainly as food in times of famine.

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<![CDATA[Honey Brook "shares the warmth" with a coat and food drive for "Make A Difference Day"]]> Make a Difference Day is a USA TODAY initiative celebrating the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors. It is a national day of volunteerism celebrated annually, for the past 20 years, on the fourth Saturday of October.

This year, Honey Brook Borough and Honey Brook Township are collaborating for a "Share the Warmth" Make a Difference Day coat and food drive sponsored by the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce and the Honey Brook Community Partnership.

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<![CDATA[Gear up for Harmony Day with the First Annual Honey Brook Harmony Day Bike Ride]]> Pump up those tires, strap on your helmet and join your neighbors for the First Annual Honey Brook Harmony Day Bike Ride on Saturday, Sept. 19. Leaving from Umble Park on the edge of Honey Brook, the 30 mile ride will follow back roads through Honey Brook and West Nantmeal Townships with a half-way rest stop with snacks at Just Mom's on Route 82.

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<![CDATA[Hibernia County Park invites community to Murder Mystery at Hibernia Mansion]]> The Friends of Hibernia County Park invite you to an evening of "Peace, Love & Homicide" on Sept. 25 and 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Hibernia Mansion.

Heavy, man! Who went ape and offed a dude? Did the hip cat bug out or hang around to fake out the fuzz? It's a bad scene, and Johnny Law needs your help to get the juice on this group of suspects.

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<![CDATA[Chester County Commissioners seek review of telephone service providers' 9-1-1 billing]]> The Chester County Board of Commissioners introduced a resolution at this week's Commissioners' Sunshine Meeting, that authorizes the law firm of Dilworth Paxson LLP, and the telecommunications auditing firm, Phone Recovery Services LLC to undertake a legal review and forensic audit, to determine if telephone companies providing service in Chester County have failed to bill, collect and remit the proper 9-1-1 charges that help fund Chester County's 9-1-1 operations.

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:35:41 -0400 20150826143541 2015-08-26T14:35:41-04:00 2015-08-26T14:35:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Chester County audit department receives commendation]]> The Chester County Internal Audit Department, under the leadership of County Controller Norman MacQueen, has received a commendation from the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) for its operations undertaken from January 2012 to December 2014. The department is one of only five audit departments among Pennsylvania's 67 counties to meet these prestigious standards, and it is the fourth consecutive peer review to achieve this accolade.

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:29:45 -0400 20150826142945 2015-08-26T14:29:45-04:00 2015-08-26T14:29:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Natural Lands Trust adds 54 acres to French Creek Park]]> UNION TWP. >> The Hopewell Big Woods just got 54 acres bigger.

The Natural Lands Trust, based in Media, Delaware County, recently purchased a privately owned parcel of land that abuts 7,730-acre French Creek State Park.

The land trust subsequently turned around and donated the acreage to the park, said Kirsten Werner, communications director for the Natural Lands Trust.

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<![CDATA[Union Township to proceed with Geigertown sewer project]]> The Union Township Board of Supervisors said Aug. 17 that connecting 115 properties to the proposed Geigertown sewer line will be a financial burden of $110 to $125 per month, an expense that will be borne by all residents.

Board Chairman Donald E. Basile said the board never expected the monthly fee to exceed $75 per month.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown's Duryea Day is celebrating 50 years]]> It wouldn't be Labor Day weekend in Boyertown without Duryea Day.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, the Duryea Day Antique & Classic Car & Truck Show & Flea Market will be celebrating 50 years.

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles has been hosting this car show since its start in 1965. Commonly known as "Duryea Day" to locals, the event is designed to offer something for everyone -- and everyone is invited.

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<![CDATA[Aftershock Dance Studio marks 10th year with cruise ship performance]]> According to Aftershock Dance Studio owner Randilynn Hoch-Wienczeck, the 10th year in business is a special year -- but not just for her business. It's also a special year for her older students, their parents, and the instructors who helped the young dancers learn their craft.

Hoch-Wienczeck has watched three- and four-year-old children start out learning how to move creatively.

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