RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:17:30 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Boyertown Area Fire & Rescue report to early morning structure fire]]> Boyertown Area Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire--garage at 220 North Reading Avenue--on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 0453 hours [4:53 a.m.].

Upon arrival firefighters found smoke venting from the doors of the garage and with water lines ready they entered the garage to find the source of the fire.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown Area Fire & Rescue reports to chimney fire]]> Boyertown Area Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a chimney fire at 142 West Philadelphia Ave., a single family residence, on Friday Dec. 12, at 1426 hours [2:26 p.m.].

The owner reported the fire and the house was evacuated on arrival of fire company. Investigation found active fire in the chimney between the first and second floor.

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<![CDATA[Announcing the winners of the 8th Annual Festival of the Trees in Boyertown]]> From Boyertown Multi-Service

The 8th Annual Festival of the Trees Event took place on Friday, Dec. 6, at Boyertown Multi-Service.

Tree # 1: Sponsored by MaryAnn Blocher, Judie Larson, Linda Manwiller and decorated by the Pottstown Area Garden Club. Winning number 127, winner's name Tracey Daniel

Tree #2: Sponsored by Rotary Club of Boyertown and decorations made by the Harry Potter Fan Club and Library Staff.

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<![CDATA[Historic State Theatre Of Boyertown Born Cross-Eyed To Celebrate St. Stephens Day Concert]]> The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown is proud to present Born Cross-Eyed in concert on Friday, Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at 61 N. Reading Avenue in Boyertown.

Born Cross-Eyed has been rocking Boyertown and beyond since 1978, capturing the spirit of a Grateful Dead concert and mixing in The Allman Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, and their own brand of sparkling original music.

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<![CDATA[Holiday food drive, Santa run slated for Lower Pottsgrove TWP]]> Shawn Watson wasn't always the owner of three flourishing businesses in Lower Pottsgrove and Douglass Townships and a member of the Lower Pottsgrove Township Board of Commissioners. There was a time when he knew what it was to struggle through life.

Growing up in Norristown, Watson, who is now 38, was raised by his grandmother and, he recalls, it was sometimes tough going.

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<![CDATA[Pottstown MOMS Club holds Gift-A-Way Event]]> Most folks can use a little extra help from time to time--and what better time than the holiday season.

The Pottstown YMCA was the site of a MOMS Club Gift-A-Way Event on Saturday, Dec. 6.

The MOMS Club, with the help of several local businesses collected toys for families in need. Saturday was the first event of this kind in the Pottstown area.

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<![CDATA[Schwank, Argall, Community and Business Leaders, First Responders meet on Route 222]]> Heeding the growing concerns about the safety of Route 222, state Sens. Judy Schwank (D-11) and David Argall (R-29) met here last night with local leaders to work towards solutions that would make the highway less deadly.

The gathering included representatives from Berks County law enforcement, including District Attorney John Adams; PennDOT; local chambers of commerce; Berks County officials; township officials; and business leaders.

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<![CDATA[Adorable Adoptables: This Chihuahua just wants to cuddle]]> #8008 Aren't I just the cutest little ball of love you've ever seen? I am a 7-year-old neutered male Chihuahua.

My mommy got sick so she couldn't take care of me anymore. My mommy and daddy were very sad and so was I. I was very happy to leave for my foster home. They have other dogs for me to hang out with and two teenage girls for me to snuggle with.

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<![CDATA[Updated: Maxatawny comments on Kutztown striking down Saucony Creek Regional Authority sewer module exemption]]> After a successful appeal by the Kutztown Borough Council, the Environmental Hearing Board struck down the sewer module exemption awarded to Maxatawny Township by the Department of Environmental Protection, according to esquire to the council, Keith Mooney.

The decision, which revolves around the ongoing litigation regarding the disbanded Saucony Creek Regional Authority, was announced at the Council meeting on Dec.

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<![CDATA[Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce honors three local business people]]> Among the highlights of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner Celebration was much-deserved kudos for Chip Breuninger, Fred Breuninger and Doug Thompson.

The Breuningers won the Joseph G. Filoromo Jr. Community Services Award, presented annually to an area resident, business or organization exemplifying the dedication to service that was Filoromo's hallmark.

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<![CDATA[Three families purchase toys for Haylee's Christmas Tree Project]]> Three families from the Living Waters Fellowship congregation purchased toys for Haylee's Christmas Tree Project.

The drive for toys was started by an 11-year-old girl named Haylee who had spent some time at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and saw the need to encourage and bless the children there especially around Christmas time.

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<![CDATA[Owen J. teacher uses passion for scuba and outdoors to help students]]> BUCKTOWN >> How does a school district deal with truancy and behavior issues when the students simply have no interest in traditional education? Challenge them!

That is what Owen J. Roberts intervention behavior and reading specialist Brett Galambos has been doing for the past 10 years. It is through his other passion, scuba diving, that he came up with the idea to combine traditional counseling methods with outdoor challenges and problem-solving activities to motivate and challenge the students.

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<![CDATA[Jay Leno brings his comedy to Berks County]]> Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children's book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist Jay Leno will be at the Santander Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb.

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<![CDATA[Sixth annual Christmas celebration gets Birdsboro in holiday spirit]]> Crowds huddled closely to keep warm Dec. 13 at the sixth annual Christmas in Birdsboro celebration held in Main Bird Park. The event included horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, food and craft vendors, and the biggest crowd pleaser of all -- fireworks.

Around 5 p.m., Santa, Mrs. Clause, and their helpers made a grand entrance to Main Bird Park high atop one of Birdsboro-Union Fire Department's trucks.

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<![CDATA[Bradley Stone, suspected killer of 6, found dead]]> LOWER PROVIDENCE >> The manhunt for suspected mass murderer Bradley Stone has ended with his apparent suicide.

Stone, 35, who was wanted for the Monday killing of his ex-wife and five of her family members, took his own life by stabbing himself in the abdomen, officials said. His body was found around 1:38 p.

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