RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:36:41 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Montgomery County S.P.C.A. Pets of the Week]]> Jax is a neutered pug/Jack Russell terrier mix. He is a 5-year-old very shy boy. Jax would fit well in a quiet home with a patient owner. Once he comes out of his shell and is comfortable, he is a funny little guy with a great personality. Release Number A252977

Roxy is a spayed 9-year-old beagle/lab mix.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown High School Sophomore performs at PMEA All State Jazz Band]]> Submitted

Kutztown High School sophomore Jamal Damien Kemp, 15, was first trumpet at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All State Jazz Band on March 27 in Hershey. During the concert, Kemp performed an improv solo to "Moanin'" by Charles Mingus.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown University hosts Insights into Women as Innovators]]> The Entrepreneurship Club at Kutztown University hosted a March 27 luncheon on Insights on Women as Innovators.

Entrepreneurial Women: Insights on Women as Innovators was an event to learn how entrepreneurial women launch innovative ideas into business. Keynote speaker Jen Groover, a KU alumna and a "serial entrepreneur who went from guest-hosting spots on QVC to inking deals with some of the industry's biggest heavyweights," according to the KU College of Business April 15 newsletter, http://www2.

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<![CDATA[Folk Fotos holds second annual egg hunt]]> By all appearances, the Second Annual Folk Fotos' Easter Egg Hunt in Leesport on Saturday, April 4, was all about family. But despite many of the volunteers being family members of Folk Fotos' owner, Laurie Folk, the volunteers confirmed that the event is just another display of what Folk does for the community.

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<![CDATA[Oley's Jacob Kanavins is participating in Wig and Buckle Theater Company's Production of 'Tartuffe']]> Jacob Kanavins of Oley will perform in the production of the comedy "Tartuffe," by Lebanon Valley College's Wig and Buckle Theater Company. The play is set to debut April 18, at 8 p.m.

This final production for the 2014-2015 season is sure to be a hit. Kanavins, a graduate of Oley Valley High School, is pursuing a bachelor of arts in English at The Valley.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown native Amber Foose participates in Leadership Academy]]> Amber Foose, a senior Business Administration major in the School of Business at Ithaca College and member of the field hockey team, is learning valuable leadership skills in Ithaca College's Leadership Academy, the nation's premier Division III sports leadership development program.

The Leadership Academy, led by associate professor Greg Shelley, instills traits and philosophies applicable in sport participation as well as professional and personal endeavors.

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<![CDATA[MCCC presents Spring Dance Ensemble Chamber Strings and Performing Arts Showcase]]> Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) invites the community to its students' performances this spring starting with the Dance Ensemble Spring Concert on Friday, April 24, followed by the Chamber Strings Concert on Sunday, April 26, and concluding with the Performing Arts Showcase concerts on April 27, 29 and 30.

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<![CDATA[On Tap]]> Send your event listings to content manager Matt D'Ippolito at to have them listed in On Tap! Deadline for submissions is noon Tuesday.

April 10

WWII Dance: The Pottstown Area Senior Center will host its 16th Annual World War II Swing Dance/USO Canteen Show on Friday, April 10, from 8 to 11 p.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown University hosts Out Of The Darkness Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention on April 26]]> Kutztown University Clinical Services is hosting an Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide awareness and prevention on April 26.

Registration is at 5 p.m. and the walk begins at 6 p.m. on the south campus area known as the "DMZ." This area is located between Berks Hall and Deatrick Hall and the South Dining Hall.

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<![CDATA[Meet Marley and Ziggy]]> Marley is a super-friendly, relaxed guy who is just 1-and-a-half years old. He was left behind with his companion cat Ziggy when his owners moved. Some compassionate neighbors opened their door and the cats, apparently not used to being outside, walked right in!

Marley loves to be petted and has a great purr.

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<![CDATA[Make Music Upper Perk seeks musicians, prepares for painting fundraiser]]> On June 21, musicians and music lovers will gather in the Upper Perkiomen Valley to participate in the third annual Make Music Upper Perk.

The one-day music festival is founded on the desire to spread music throughout the world, starting at the level of the local community. The concerts, which will be located at sites along or near Route 29 between Red Hill and East Greenville, are all free and open to the public.

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<![CDATA[Brandywine Heights Elementary students smash pies in teachers' faces for reading 10,000 books]]> The chatter, laughter, and cheering of approximately 500 students at the Brandywine Heights Elementary School rose as classmates got up and smashed a whipped cream pie in a teacher's face.

The excitement increased with chants of "Throw that pie. Throw that pie."

Students from kindergarten through third grade had the chance to through pies at the faces of volunteer staff members including their superintendent, Andrew Potteiger, as a reward for reading 10,000 books.

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<![CDATA[The Historian: The stormy beginning of Sunday school]]> In the old days, Sunday school was a big deal. Typical of the larger town churches was Pottstown's Emmanuel Lutheran.

Their Sunday school had 1100 members on its role in 1915. To distribute the traditional box of candy to the primary classes at Christmas, the superintendent ordered 220 boxes at a penny apiece and 150 pounds of candy to fill them.

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<![CDATA[Historians to present history of Sleepy Hollow Ranch]]> The April meeting of the Goschenhoppen Historians will feature a presentation titled "The Day the Music Died" by Larry Roeder, local historian and editor of the Town and Country Newspaper, on the history of Sleepy Hollow Ranch, a local "hot spot" that opened in 1940 and remained a major Country Western destination for almost a quarter of a century.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown's Saucony Creek Brewing Co. brews up Bicentenni-ales to celebrate and raise funds for Kutztown Bicentennial]]> Saucony Creek Brewing Co. has been collaborating with the Kutztown Bicentennial Committee to brew Kutztown Bicentenni-ales.

A limited run of 200 commemorative bottles will release each month from March until August.

"While the Bicentennial celebration is about celebrating the history of this town, we also want to showcase what remains so great about Kutztown and Saucony Creek is something we can be proud of," says Craig Koller, Chairman of the Kutztown Bicentennial Committee.

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