RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:50:44 -0400 60 <![CDATA[ALS fundraiser getting a cool reception]]>

So have you been challenged yet?

The way things are going, if you haven't had a bucket of ice water dumped on your head yet you will soon.

It's called the Ice Bucket Challenge and it is a fundraising gimmick for the ALS Association that has gone viral on Facebook and everywhere else - and it's working.

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<![CDATA[Birdsboro and Douglassville community nurse is a free resource for all]]> "I'm here for them," nurse Sue Shobe wants to relay to the residents of the Birdsboro and Douglassville areas.

Since January, Shobe has been integrated as the Faith Community Nurse through Hopewell Love In the Name of Christ, serving as a free resource for consultations, referrals and diagnoses.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:11:22 -0400 2014-08-21T13:11:22-04:00 2014-08-21T13:11:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Montgomery County Community College President returns to White House for college opportunity working session]]> Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) President Dr. Karen A. Stout returns to the White House Aug. 12 to continue the national dialog on college readiness that began on Jan. 16, 2014 during a summit convened by U.S. President Barack Obama. That summit saw approximately 140 leaders from higher education, philanthropic organizations, businesses and local and state governments launch a plan of action for increasing college opportunity for low-income and disadvantaged students.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:08:14 -0400 2014-08-21T10:08:14-04:00 2014-08-21T11:08:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA holds annual Award Ceremony]]> The Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA holds an annual Award Ceremony to recognize the girls who have earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. This year's event was held on July 27, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boyertown. The Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout (Grade 4-5) can achieve.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:10:05 -0400 2014-08-21T10:10:05-04:00 2014-08-21T10:10:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Playcrafters of Skippack presents The Crucible]]> While the Delaware Valley surprisingly hasn't experienced the dreaded dog days of summer typical of August, still there is an element of substantial heat simmering amongst the cast of Playcrafters as they prepare to bring Arthur Miller's 1953 Tony Award Winning Play, The Crucible, to the main stage this week.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:05:31 -0400 2014-08-21T10:05:31-04:00 2014-08-21T10:05:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown's downtown welcomes dogs for Dog Days of August]]> Saturday, Aug. 16, marked Building a Better Boyertown's 6th Dog Days of August. The event gave community members and their canines the opportunity to meet and greet each other while visiting downtown.

The three hour event took over the intersection of North Chestnut Street, East Philadelphia Ave.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:02:50 -0400 2014-08-20T15:02:50-04:00 2014-08-21T11:11:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Concert in the Park in Honey Brook: Spirit Wing offers something for everyone]]> Honey Brook Borough >> Burning sage, social dances, and contemporary Native American music. I've never been to an actual pow wow, but I can imagine that Honey Brook's concert in the park would only be the start of one.

On Aug. 10, Honey Brook Borough continued its ongoing concert series in the park by inviting Native American folk band, Spirit Wing, to its outdoor stage.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:22:37 -0400 2014-08-20T17:22:37-04:00 2014-08-20T17:25:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Run4Sam gives back to community in runner's memory]]>

Runners, walkers and supporters spent a rainy morning at Gring's Mill Park on Sunday morning, Aug. 17, for the seventh annual Run4Sam. The 4 mile or 10K race and 2 mile walk followed by kids fun run is in memory and honor of Samuel Brooklyn Reed, a Schuylkill Valley High School graduate and cross country runner who was killed by a hit and run drunk driver while attending the University of Pittsburgh on September 1, 2007.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg administrators introduce STEM initiatives, directors vote on new Tilden principal]]>

Hamburg Area administrators introduced school directors to the district's STEM initiatives for the 2014-15 school year on Aug. 11, .

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

By focusing on these subjects, students will be better prepared to succeed as part of the workforce of the future, according to high school Principal Chris Spohn.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:50:18 -0400 2014-08-19T16:50:18-04:00 2014-08-20T15:03:42-04:00
<![CDATA[The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign announces '100,000 Pennsylvania Heroes' drive on 14th anniversary]]> The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers, following the 14th anniversary of John R. Elliott's death, announced the launch of its '100,000 Pennsylvania Heroes' drive.

Preventing drunk driving tragedies by promoting the use of 'safe and sober designated drivers' is the mission of the HERO Campaign, and the new Pennsylvania initiative will distribute 100,000 decals to be displayed on car windows by motorists throughout the Keystone State.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:37:57 -0400 2014-08-19T16:37:57-04:00 2014-08-19T16:37:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Small Beginnings: Get your ice bucket ready for a very worthy cause]]> The world is not without worthwhile opportunities to be charitable is it? Every day we see commercials and receive solicitations in our mail box for various noble causes, all seeking donations to promote their cause or fund a cure. Sometimes we can roll our eyes and become desensitized to the next bandwagon that comes by because we have been hit up so many times for some many causes.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:19:20 -0400 2014-08-19T16:19:20-04:00 2014-08-19T16:19:22-04:00
<![CDATA[No room for error]]> After climbing 14,410 feet to the summit of Mount Rainier, Scott Wallace knew exactly how he wanted to live the moment.

"I lost my dad 23 years ago and my mom six years ago," said Wallace, a 55-year-old dentist from Elverson. "The first thing I did was find a soft patch of snow and make a big snow angel, so my mom and dad could see it from above.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:28:53 -0400 2014-08-19T15:28:53-04:00 2014-08-19T15:29:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Fizz, Boom, Read summer readingButterflies take over finaleButterfly Guy introduces his winged companions to young readers at Village Library]]> Moths, butterflies, silkworms, caterpillars -- dumb bugs all, that is, until you hear Rick Mikula describe them.

Painstakingly delineating each of their minute physical attributes and uncanny defense mechanisms, the acclaimed "Butterfly Guy" unveiled the breathtakingly beautiful world of his gossamer-winged companions to an avid audience of young enthusiasts at the finale of the Morgantown Village Library's Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program on Aug.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:14:18 -0400 2014-08-19T15:14:18-04:00 2014-08-19T15:14:47-04:00
<![CDATA[National Penn Ranked 28th Largest Ag Lender in the U.S.]]> National Penn Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPBC) announced on Aug. 6 it has been ranked the 28th largest agricultural business lender in total dollar volume, according to the most recent data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

National Penn's agricultural loan portfolio approached $500 million at the end of the first quarter of 2014 and is well ahead of several of its regional competitors.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:15:27 -0400 2014-08-19T14:15:27-04:00 2014-08-19T14:15:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio wins $25,000 marketing campaign on KYW Newsradio]]> Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio has won the KYW Newsradio 2014 Small Business Challenge marketing campaign worth $25,000.

During the month of June, business owners entered to win a marketing campaign on KYW Newsradio and

Five finalists were selected the week of June 22nd to have their business profiled on KYW Newsradio.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:15:24 -0400 2014-08-19T14:15:24-04:00 2014-08-19T14:15:25-04:00