RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:56:46 -0500 60 <![CDATA[The Impact of Severin Fayerman: A man who lived the American dream]]> The recent passing of Mr. Severin Fayerman on Monday, January 12, 2015, has been felt all over Berks County.

Mr. Fayerman was born in Poland in 1922 and lived through World War II as a young man in some of the most horrific concentration camps the world has ever seen. He survived by being useful through his knowledge of blacksmithing and several different language skills.

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<![CDATA[PennDOT unveils proposed roundabout for Route 222 & Long Lane intersection in Maxatawny]]> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has proposed a roundabout to replace the current Route 222 and Long Lane intersection in Maxatawny Township, with construction starting in spring 2017.

PennDOT, along with Urban Engineers, Inc., held an information session regarding the improvement project for the community at Kutztown University on Wednesday evening, Jan.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:54:39 -0500 2015-01-29T15:54:39-05:00 2015-01-29T15:54:39-05:00
<![CDATA[Bomb threat at Montgomery County Courthouse under investigation]]> An investigation is underway to find out who called in two bomb threats on Thursday morning that led to the evacuation of the county's courthouse.

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono said at a media briefing that one call was placed to the Norristown Police Department dispatchers at 8:32 a.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:51:30 -0500 2015-01-29T15:51:30-05:00 2015-01-29T15:51:30-05:00 TOUT TOUT
<![CDATA[Frecon Farms slates Winter Warmer Open House this Saturday, community invited]]> Community members are invited to the inaugural Winter Warmer Open House at Frecon Farms, Saturday January 31. The event will celebrate the launch of a Winter Savory Menu from The Bakery at Frecon Farms.

"Tastings of our entire savory product line will be free to all, just in time for the third largest culinary holiday of the year--Super Bowl Sunday!" says Josh Smith of Frecon Farms.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:34:26 -0500 2015-01-29T15:34:26-05:00 2015-01-29T15:38:23-05:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown superintendent recognizes Develin for 'hard work and dedication']]> In a week that shines the brightest spotlight on athletic achievements, Boyertown Area School District Superintendent Richard Faidley instead focused on the academics and persistence of James Develin.

The Gilbertsville native and Boyertown district alumnus will be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday as a fullback for the New England Patriots.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:29:05 -0500 2015-01-29T15:29:05-05:00 2015-01-29T15:29:05-05:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary welcomes Assistant District Governor Area 3 District 7430]]> President Titus Miller welcomes Robert Horbaugh the Assistant District Governor Area 3 District 7430 who is an Attorney at Stevens and Lee. He shared messages from the District and the convention that will be held at Gettysburg on April 24, 25 and 26.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:41:15 -0500 2015-01-29T14:41:15-05:00 2015-01-29T14:41:15-05:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Middle School student wins third place in poster contest]]> Jacob Mohn, 12, a student at Hamburg Middle School, won third place in the Lions Club District 14-P (Berks and Chester Counties) 2014 International Peace Poster contest. Jacob is the son of Central Berks Lions Club Past President Mark Mohn and Central Berks Lions Club Secretary Heather Mohn of Tilden Township.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:49:58 -0500 2015-01-29T12:49:58-05:00 2015-01-29T12:49:58-05:00
<![CDATA[Rep. Marcy Toepel invites District 147 residents to attend open house]]> Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) is hosting an open house at her district office, located at 1885 Swamp Pike, Suite 107, in Gilbertsville, on Thursday, Feb. 5, from noon to 6 p.m. The office is located in the Hanover Court Shopping Center.

"The open house is an opportunity for residents to tour the new office, chat with my staff and me about the issues important to our district, as well as learn more about the wide variety of legislative services available through the office," said Toepel.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:28:04 -0500 2015-01-29T12:28:04-05:00 2015-01-29T12:28:04-05:00
<![CDATA[Police ID man found inside burning car in Amity]]> The body found inside a burning car in Amity Sunday, Jan. 25 morning was identified Monday, Jan. 26 by Berks County officials.

Thomas Gramling, 46, was a resident of the home on the 800 block of Antietam Drive where the car fire took place, according to Chief County Detective Michael Gombar.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:36:37 -0500 2015-01-28T13:36:37-05:00 2015-01-28T13:36:37-05:00
<![CDATA[Berks County worried about budget-busting costs of Obamacare]]> While the word 'forecast' is bringing a fair amount of ire to the area right now, the concept has made Robert Patrizio's job as Berks County chief financial officer a lot easier.

Several times a year, Patrizio puts together a five-year budget forecast, which helps the county plan ahead financially.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:14:55 -0500 2015-01-28T13:14:55-05:00 2015-01-28T13:14:55-05:00
<![CDATA[RACC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter receives national recognition]]> Reading Area Community College's chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society will receive a $500 award as part of its selection as a 2014 Honors Case Study Challenge award winner by the national Phi Theta Kappa office. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges.

Chapter President Dana Stout and member Janelle Zimmerman co-chaired RACC's Challenge committee.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:42:06 -0500 2015-01-28T11:42:06-05:00 2015-01-28T11:42:06-05:00
<![CDATA[Two Berks County engineering firms join forces]]> On Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 two engineering and consulting firms - McCarthy Engineering Associates, Inc. in Wyomissing and N.E. Fisher & Associates in Boyertown - joined forces. Owners - Neal Fisher and Jim McCarthy - believe that the merging of these two firms under one umbrella will create employee growth, technological advancements, improved business planning and development, and new opportunities for both companies and their employees.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:28:57 -0500 2015-01-28T11:28:57-05:00 2015-01-28T11:28:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Big Shot: Artwork of Heritage resident David Lumb exhibited]]> The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy living community in Shillington, has opened an exhibit of the artwork of resident, David Lumb.

The exhibit includes 33 watercolors and two pastels. A private opening reception was held on Friday, January 9 in the community's lobby, where the paintings are exhibited.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:08:55 -0500 2015-01-27T16:08:55-05:00 2015-01-27T16:08:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Jan. 28, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation hosts open house plans display for 222 and Long Lane improvements]]> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will host an open house plans display Wednesday, Jan. 28, for proposed intersection improvements at the intersection of US 222 and Long Lane in Maxatawny Township, Berks County.

The plans will be displayed from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Georgian Room of the Old Main Building located at Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:53:04 -0500 2015-01-27T15:53:04-05:00 2015-01-27T15:53:04-05:00
<![CDATA[Department of Environmental Protection Public hearing and meeting to discuss cleanup of Berks County Battery Casing Site]]> The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting and hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 10, to outline its plan to clean up lead-contaminated battery casings and soil at residential properties on Noll Lane in Ruscombmanor Township, Berks County.

The 7 p.m. meeting and hearing will be at the Ruscombmanor Township Building, 204 Oak Lane, Fleetwood.

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