RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:43:48 -0500 60 <![CDATA[In Ian's Boots: Sharing a mission, honoring a son's memory at Walnut Woods of Boyertown]]> Parents of Ian Joshua Miller, Ron and Holly Miller, stopped by Walnut Woods of Boyertown on Wednesday, Feb. 4, to share about a mission created to honor their son's memory.

That mission is to provide shoes and winter boots to those in need through In Ian's Boots, Inc.

"In January 2010, our lives changed forever," said Holly.

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<![CDATA[The Lutheran Home at Topton Couples renew vows in honor of Valentine's Day]]> The Lutheran Home at Topton hosted vow renewal ceremonies for older-adult residents Feb. 13 in honor of Valentine's Day.

"I hope it renews their love for one another. Being that it's Valentine's Day, I think it's the perfect day to do that," said Connie Hartman, marketing and sales manager for independent living at The Lutheran Home at Topton.

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<![CDATA[Firefighters carry Heroin antidote]]> Starting March 1, Topton Fire Company will be carrying the potentially life-saving heroin antidote, narcan.

An agreement between Topton Community Ambulance Service and Topton Fire Company will allow them to administer the dose of narcan using a EVZIO Auto Injector prior to an ambulance arriving at the incident.

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<![CDATA[Pottstown Roller Derby's fresh meat program back on the track for 2015]]> They are at it again.

The Pottstown Roller Derby League has kicked off their Fresh Meat program for 2015; the first of two sessions is underway.

"I was drawn to the Fresh Meat program because of their enthusiasm. When you start derby--anyone--you get addicted. Derby gives you a sense of strength and empowerment like no other.

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<![CDATA[Snowshoeing offers sweet outing for Valentine's Day]]> A dozen people braved freezing temperatures to strap on snowshoes and hit the trails by the Kernsville Dam this past Saturday. They took part in "Snowshoeing with Your Sweetie," a free and new program organized by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

The group gathered that afternoon in the Monument Parking Lot at the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area, Tilden Twp.

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<![CDATA[Valentines hit the Berks County Wine trail for special weekend]]> Valentines of all kinds hit the Berks County Wine Trail on a snowy Valentine's Day weekend, Feb. 14 and 15, for the annual "Chocolate & Wine Pairing Event Weekend" at eight wineries in the county.

From the start on Feb. 14, winery parking lots were filled with visitors ready to taste popular and specially featured wines paired with a Valentine's must have: chocolate.

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<![CDATA[Shoemakersville native serves aboard USS Fitzgerald]]> A 2006 Spring-Ford High School graduate and Shoemakersville native is serving aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), living and working at the Navy's forward-deployed base south of Tokyo.

Seaman Daniel Langner is an undesignated seaman working in the deck department aboard the destroyer operating out of Yokosuka, which is located approximately 35 miles south of Tokyo and accommodates the United States' furthest forward-deployed naval forces.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Lions Club holds successful Valentine Dance]]> The Hamburg Lions Club Valentine Dance at the Hamburg Field House on Saturday night, Feb. 7 was a success with 500 people attending to hear the Fabulous Grease Band. There was lots of dancing to 50s, 60s and 70s songs. Lion Scott Maberry took time out from his work to dance with his wife Kathleen.

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<![CDATA[Fire destroys classroom, damages others at The King's Academy]]> The King's Academy, in Mohrsville, suffered an estimated $100,000 in damage from a fire that affected the high school classrooms on Feb. 9 at 12:50 a.m. The school was unoccupied at the time and no fire related injuries were reported according to the State Police at Reading.

"We are deeply touched and humbled by the outpouring of love and prayers to our community.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary Club hears from Holistic Nutritionist]]> Christina Major a Holistic Nutritionist who owns and operates Crystal Holistic Health Consulting spoke to the club about how to use your dinner plate to form a healthy diet. Two third of your meal should consist of fruits and vegetables. She also spoke on how to eat healthy without exotic foods and expensive supplements.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: The many names of the Easter season]]> I haven't found one holiday season that has more names for its days then Easter. These names have been gleaned from various countries, but mainly England. Some of the names have been carried over to the United States by different cultures. Often the names for a day, come from localities where foods, or games, have been traditionally used during this season.

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<![CDATA[Small Beginnings: Maybe you just want to think again...]]> I'm writing this column before the next ubiquitous holiday, though you will be reading it after it has already passed. I am referring to Valentine's Day of course although I tend to be a bit cynical about the various ways in which people are supposedly encouraged to celebrate this random calendar date.

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:32:21 -0500 2015-02-16T10:32:21-05:00 2015-02-16T10:32:21-05:00
<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town Feb. 18 edition]]> By Tim Dietterick

Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

What's going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

18 Feb: Jim Meck at CJ Hummels, Lenhartsville (6:30 p.m. start)

18 Feb: Chuck Cahoe at Pappy T's, Hamburg (8 p.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files Feb. 18 edition]]> 25 Years Ago

Feb. 21, 1990 >> Thomas C. Miller, retired businessman, died February 17 in the dispensary of Reading Hospital. Self-employed, Miller had been the owner and operator of T.C. Miller Concrete and Construction Company, Hamburg, from 1945 to until 1987, when he sold the business. He was a retired forest fire warden, having served 25 years.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events Feb. 18 edition]]> Recurring

Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg: The Hamburg Seniors meet at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

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