RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:23:47 -0400 60 <![CDATA[In the search of spirits: Moonlight Winery hosts ghost tour with Charles Adams III]]> Have you ever sensed an energy that made you shudder, heard a pacing when you were home alone or felt a spirit in your presence?

In the theme of Halloween, fans of the holiday on the search for a fright came to Moonlight Winery, Rt. 724, Tuesday, Oct.

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<![CDATA[Halloween: Trick or Treaters visit residents of Walnut Woods, Boyertown]]> Trick or Treaters recently visited Walnut Woods, a senior living community in Boyertown.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg's select choir 'Aerial Boundaries' attends Inaugural High School Choral Festival]]> The Kutztown University music department hosted the Inaugural High School Choral Festival, on Oct. 16 at the Schaeffer Auditorium. This year one of the six choral ensembles that attended this event was the selected choir (also originally known as the Chamber Singers) from Hamburg Area High School.

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<![CDATA[Sarah Hanlon inducted into Quill and Scroll, Hamburg chapter]]> On Friday, Oct. 17, Hamburg Area High School senior and editor in chief of the school newspaper, Sarah Hanlon, was inducted into the Hamburg chapter of the Quill and Scroll, which is the International Honorary Society for high school journalists. She is pictured with Miss Teresa McCarthy, the publications teacher at the high school.

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<![CDATA[Perry Elementary students visit Shoemakersville Fire Company]]> All of the Perry Elementary Center took turns walking down to the Shoemakersville Fire Company to review many tips on Fire Prevention and Safety on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The volunteers did a fantastic job talking to the students about smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, stop/drop/and roll, to name just a few of the topics.

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<![CDATA[Tilden Elementary staff donates to Union Fire Company of Hamburg]]> Tilden Elementary Center principal Lacie Cucciuffo, center, presents a check to Hamburg Fire Chief Troy Hatt as part of the school's recognition of Fire Prevention Week. School staff held a Blue Jeans Day to raise money to donate to the fire company for their continued service and support in the area.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Leo Club donates 275 pounds of collected soda tabs to the Ronald McDonald House]]> The Hamburg Leo Club and Miss McCarthy went to the Ronald McDonald House and Chocolate World on Oct. 19. The Ronald McDonald House is a place across from Hershey Medical Center for the children's families' to stay. It is tailored to be a home-away-from-home to keep the families together. Their houses are built on the simple idea that nothing should matter when a family is focused on the health of their children and not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they can put their head at night to rest.

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<![CDATA[Eat, drink and be scary -- Spooktacular Halloween treats]]> This Halloween, scare up some fun… with food. Dust off the cauldron, try some bewitching new recipes and become the ghostess with the mostess.

"It really is just so much fun with the kids," described Kathy Wolper of Kathy's Just Desserts in East Norriton. "It just makes me smile."

To make others smile, the kitchen whiz performs a little hocus pocus and transforms two bundt cakes into a jack-o'-lantern.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg student athletes advocate quality character at Tilden Elementary]]> Thirty-eight members of Hamburg Area's Leadership In Student Athletes (LISA) group traveled to Tilden Elementary Center to advocate for being a person of quality character on Tuesday, Oct. 21. This is the eighth consecutive year student-athletes from Hamburg Area High School conducted an assembly for elementary students in the District.

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<![CDATA[Lead-contaminated Hamburg site discussed at recent DEP meeting]]> The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a public meeting on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss a proposal for excavation and restoration of a Hamburg site containing lead-contaminated soils and battery casings.

Lisa Kasianowitz, the department's Community Relations Coordinator, opened the meeting and introduced Asuquo Effiong, Project Manager, to speak first on the history of the site.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg resident pushes for bill to increase nail technician hours]]> "This is what I do every day. This is my passion," said Kim McCloud, Hamburg native and professional nail technician. "This is my calling. This is what I want to do."

McCloud is working to open a School of Nail Technology here in Pennsylvania. In order to do that and accomplish her goal, she has been working with her state legislator Representative Mike Tobash as well as Wayne Crawford, Majority Executive Director of the Professional Licensure Committee.

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<![CDATA[Iron Chef competition returns to Hamburg Nov. 2]]> Iron Chef is a fundraiser for the Hamburg Area Education Foundation (HAEF) which provides grants to students and teachers for educational opportunities and it is also a day about food. It will be Nov. 2 from 1 - 5 p.m. at Hamburg Area High School.

There are four main activities that take place during the day.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary learns about the life of Jacob Balthaser]]> Hamburg Rotarian Fred Sheeler gave a presentation at the Oct. 23 Rotary meeting on the life of Jacob Balthaser. Jacob was most well known in Hamburg as the owner of Balthaser's Store at Third and State Sts. However he was also quite active politically having served on Hamburg Borough Council from the 1920s to the late 1950s, 12 years as Burgess (the former term for mayor), and serving three terms 1937-1943 in the PA State House representing the then 3rd district.

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Baptist Church in Warwick Twp. church hosts Fall Fellowship at Morgantown home]]> A historical church family celebrated fall fellowship at a Morgantown's Quaintance family home on Rank Road.

On a crisp evening with the smells and sounds of fall in the air, Darren and Gloria Quaintance, along with their five sons, made ready the grounds of their home for Bethesda Baptist Church's annual Fall Fellowship.

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<![CDATA[Reel Experiences with Rob Humanick: Still waters run deep in 'Love is Strange']]> Heartbreakers don't come much more true to life than in "Love is Strange," the latest from filmmaker virtuoso Ira Sachs, whose past work includes the marvelous "Forty Shades of Blue" and "Married Life."

His latest, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a same-sex couple living in New York City, may be his greatest yet - a tender and deeply moving examination of life's tumult that proves all the more affecting for how understated it is.

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