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 03:11:07 -0400 60 <![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[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[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.

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<![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.

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:50:56 -0400 20150825145056 2015-08-25T14:50:56-04:00 2015-08-25T14:50:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Board OKs safety updates to Boyertown high school project]]> The Boyertown Area School Board voted Tuesday night, Aug. 18, to approve change orders for the high school construction project that are aimed to improve traffic and pedestrian safety on the campus.

The board voted 7-1, with Christine Neiman voting against, to approve three items totaling $59,798 as change orders to the construction budget.

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<![CDATA[Explore the night sky this fall during community nights in MCCC Observatory]]> Members of the community are invited to explore the night sky this fall during three open community nights in Montgomery County Community College's (MCCC) state-of-the-art Observatory and Observation Deck.

Fall 2015 community nights will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. on Mondays Sept. 21, Oct. 12 and Nov.

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:45:08 -0400 20150825144508 2015-08-25T14:45:08-04:00 2015-08-25T14:45:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Library celebrates Community Heroes during Summer Reading Finale]]> Kutztown Community Library celebrated Community Heroes during the "Every Hero has a Story" Summer Reading Program finale on Aug. 13.

"They are actually in action today in Kutztown keeping you safe," said Joy Newswanger, Kutztown Community Library youth librarian. "Am I a hero? Yes. What is my number one skill at the library?"

Besides getting people excited about reading, Newswanger said her heroic skill is getting people to smile, noting the significance of her name, Joy.

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:58:12 -0400 20150825135812 2015-08-25T13:58:12-04:00 2015-08-25T13:58:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown School District Program educates community about effects of concussions]]> Kutztown School District hosts "Concussion 2015: The Fragile Brain" on Sept. 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Kutztown Middle School Commons.

The program is the district's continuation of last year's "Brain Drain". Dr. Kohl, Kutztown School District athletic team physician, and three of district employees who have suffered a concussion will be speaking.

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<![CDATA[Warwick County Park hosts Community Day to "explore your own backyard"]]> On Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Warwick County Park will be hosting Community Day in partnership with South Coventry, Warwick and East Nantmeal Townships.

Designed as a fun-filled, interactive and educational day, guests can learn, play and explore with craft vendors and local artists, entertainers, educators, non-profit organizations, school groups and more.

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:50:49 -0400 20150825125049 2015-08-25T12:50:49-04:00 2015-08-25T12:50:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Recycling Services, Inc. temporarily closed for renovations]]> The recycling center is getting a makeover.

Recycling Services, Inc., one of our area's most valuable environmental resources, is temporarily closed while changes are made to improve the grounds and reorganize the internal structure.

Started on Earth Day in 1971 as an offshoot of Owen J.

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