RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:14:53 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Blue Devils inspire students in Hamburg]]> Hamburg Area School District hosted the Blue Devils, a drum and bugle corps part of Drum Corps International, from July 30 to Aug. 2. The 15-time World Champion marching unit rehearsed at the football stadium and even used the middle school as a hotel during their days here in Hamburg.

Because they are so comfortable in Hamburg, the group specifically requests to rehearse here every year according to Patrick Seidling, of the Blue Devils.

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<![CDATA[Shartlesville Lions Club holds annual picnic]]> Good friends, good food, good entertainment and good remembrances were intertwined as the Shartlesville Lions Club held its annual picnic recently at the Shartlesville Park. Lions members did the cooking, all did the eating and David Kline filled the air with recollections, banjo and guitar music and a set of strong vocal chords.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary: HADIT program]]> Jennifer Pospisil and Lisa White, who are with the HADIT Hamburg Area Drug Intervention Team, presented the program to the Hamburg Rotary. Tom Roth was the program chairperson. Their mission is to educate and bring awareness to the growing illegal drug problem within Hamburg area. Involve residents, churches, and civic organizations and businesses to commit to the cause as quickly as possible.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:35:19 -0400 2014-09-01T09:35:19-04:00 2014-09-01T09:35:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: Remembering visiting family and friends]]> Reprint: Published locally 2009 in Lifestyles over 50 and Berks County TV web site 2011; 2014 Country Magazine

Today, except for special occasions, holidays, and family reunions, visiting has become almost obsolete. Coming from a large family ---five sisters and four brothers---visits were simply sporadic.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:26:08 -0400 2014-09-01T09:26:08-04:00 2014-09-01T09:31:33-04:00
<![CDATA[From the Item editor: Taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge]]> We've seen it just about everywhere. On the various social media sites and on television when it comes to celebrities. We've seen the positive reactions and of course the negative reactions. Some may even be sick of hearing about it even if they do believe that helping out the cause is a good thing.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:30:07 -0400 2014-09-01T09:30:07-04:00 2014-09-01T09:30:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Small Beginnings: Feeling grateful for our beautiful country]]> We are a little behind the vacation curve as we are just gearing up for our getaway. Most folks have already gone to the beach or done a theme park or two and they have the suitcases all nicely stashed away and the hotel soap is already melted down the drain. Not us. We are just getting packed and adding the finishing touches to our itinerary.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:17:37 -0400 2014-09-01T09:17:37-04:00 2014-09-01T09:23:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files]]> 25 Years Ago

Sept. 6, 1989 >> Tracy McGonigal, 1984 graduate of Hamburg Area High School, is a recent graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. At graduation she was honored with the Rocha Communication Award. She is currently, working in Delaware County for CVS Pharmacy.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events]]> Shoemakersville Fire Company Line Dancing: Come out to the Banquet Hall on the second Friday of each month. There will be a DJ playing the best country music and a Cash Bar will also be available. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Must be 21 to enter.

Play Competitive Scrabble: Every Tuesday evening from 6 to 10 p.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area church calendar]]> ST. MARY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at www.rc.net/allentown/stmaryhamb. Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:59:31 -0400 2014-09-01T08:59:31-04:00 2014-09-01T08:59:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg school board approves 4 year technology lease, Upper Bern Elm. put up for auction Sept. 24]]> Hamburg Area plans to have a grand opening for its new elementary school in Shoemakersville on Oct. 23, Superintendent Steven Keifer told school directors on Aug. 25.

The late date for the public to check out the new Perry Elementary Center Dedicated to Esther H. Ludwig is due to construction delays.

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<![CDATA[Letter from AARP: 'Maintain good health as you age']]> Preventative care is the most important thing someone can do to maintain good health as they age. As an AARP volunteer and member, I have had the privilege of being educated on how my insurance can help me prevent illness and avoid being sick.

Many people associate health care with something they rely on when they become sick and need to go to the doctor, but health care can also be used when you're healthy to stop sickness from happening.

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:29:20 -0400 2014-08-30T10:29:20-04:00 2014-08-30T10:29:23-04:00
<![CDATA[New school year kicks off at St. Francis Academy]]> Students at St. Francis Academy in Bally began the new school year on Tuesday, Aug. 26. As a part of the first day, Students, kindergarten through eighth grade, were greeted by the school's principal, Deacon Thomas Murphy.

The students received their religion books in a special service down the block at Most Blessed Sacrament Church in the afternoon.

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<![CDATA[PennDOT, police focused on reducing impaired driving crashes through Labor Day]]> As part of the national enforcement initiative, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," PennDOT, state police and municipal police are focusing their efforts on reducing alcohol-and drug-related crashes through Labor Day.

"Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is unsafe and it's against the law," PennDOT Secretary Barry J.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:47:11 -0400 2014-08-29T11:47:11-04:00 2014-08-29T13:39:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown's Technology Student Association attends the national conference]]> For the first time in twenty years, the Boyertown Area Senior High School Technology Student Association was able to attend the national conference located in Washington, D.C. from June 27 to July 2.

Throughout the summer, nine Boyertown students and their advisor Josh Pennington competed in STEM-based events, elected their national officers, and stayed in the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:42:44 -0400 2014-08-29T09:42:44-04:00 2014-08-29T09:42:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Local historian focuses on the past of Berks County through photography]]> From plate photography to the iPhone, Berks' historian George M. Meiser, IX must adapt to the modernization of the world in order to preserve what is left of the county's history.

Meiser is currently working on his twenty-second volume of The Passing Scene series, which highlights photographs with a plethora of coinciding information to document the past.

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