RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:05:29 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Daughter of Daniel Boone grad to be featured on PBS special about cancer]]> The daughter of a 1999 Daniel Boone graduate will be featured on a PBS special airing next week.

"Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," a Ken Burns production, will be aired on Monday, March 30, Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1 beginning at 9 p.m.

The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:45:53 -0400 2015-03-26T13:45:53-04:00 2015-03-26T13:45:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Boone ceases use of 'conceptual' classes]]> The Daniel Boone School Board unanimously approved on March 23 procedural and curriculum changes for its high school students that includes eliminating "conceptual" classes in 2015-16.

With only four official days behind him, new High School Principal Preston N. McKnight said the high school can go from being very good to great by offering choice and new opportunities to help all students achieve their long-term career goals.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:30:39 -0400 2015-03-26T13:30:39-04:00 2015-03-26T13:30:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Through My Kitchen Window: Baking Anna's Pumpkin Spice Cake]]> My daughter Anna, 3, really wanted to make something with pumpkin after she found a can of pumpkin puree in the cabinet.

After much thought, and repeated requests from Anna, we decided to make pumpkin spice cake.

I hit the Internet looking for the perfect recipe that's egg free and dairy free.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:03:31 -0400 2015-03-26T12:03:31-04:00 2015-03-26T12:03:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Boone Optimist Club's 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt draws a crowd; 7,000 eggs hunted]]> The Daniel Boone Optimist Club held their 13th annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday, March 22, at Amity Community Park.

Jay Merz, Daniel Boone Optimist Club Treasurer and chair of this year's egg hunt, said volunteers filled 7,000 eggs with candy, dollar coins, and prize tickets. The eggs were placed in the snowy field early in the day.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:50:19 -0400 2015-03-25T16:50:19-04:00 2015-03-26T10:05:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Community Care Coalition of Chester County: information for seniors on Medicare]]> 30 Day Hospital Readmissions Rates, calculated as the percentage of Medicare recipients who are discharged from a hospital stay and then return to the hospital within 30 days, have been a major focus of both The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and area health providers for a number of years.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:06:23 -0400 2015-03-25T15:06:23-04:00 2015-03-25T15:06:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Conestoga Christian School Founders Dinner featured speaker Dr. Ben Carson, pediatric neurosurgeon, story-teller, author and Fox News contributor]]> On Friday, March 20, Conestoga Christian School held their first annual Founders Dinner at the Shady Maple Banquet Facility. The featured speaker was Dr. Ben Carson, renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, inspiring story-teller, best-selling author, and Fox News contributor. CCS sold 1,000 tickets for this inaugural event and in spite of a first-day-of-spring "snow storm" all but about a dozen who purchased tickets attended the banquet.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:04:43 -0400 2015-03-25T14:04:43-04:00 2015-03-25T14:04:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Heritage of Green Hills in Shillington: Transition consultant shares tips on how to downsize home]]> The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy living community in Shillington, recently sponsored a seminar, "Downsizing is Simpler than You Think."

The presentation by Mark Clark, owner of Transition Connections in West Lawn, provided tips on how seniors can make the process of moving to a smaller home or retirement community easier and less stressful.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:03:49 -0400 2015-03-25T14:03:49-04:00 2015-03-25T14:03:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Garden Spot Village Drug Take-Back Service: Public may dispose of unwanted medications on campus April 18]]> Although the national Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative has ended, Garden Spot Village and the New Holland Police Department are teaming up to build on the successful program's momentum by offering their own drug take-back event on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

"Although the Drug Enforcement Administration is no longer coordinating special collection days, we wish to continue to offer the same disposal opportunity that the DEA had organized in the past," said Colleen Musselman, director of life enrichment at Garden Spot Village.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:03:17 -0400 2015-03-25T14:03:17-04:00 2015-03-25T14:03:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Brandywine Community Library honors Sandra Cullin for 25 years of service, dedicates Adult Fiction Room in her honor]]> At a meeting of the Board Of Trustees of the Brandywine Community Library in February, special recognition was given to one of its members, Sandra Cullin. Sandy has served the library since its inception twenty five years ago.

As both a board member and past president, she has been a tireless promoter and friend to the library.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:50:00 -0400 2015-03-25T13:50:00-04:00 2015-03-25T13:50:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Wohlsen Construction apprentice Mark Rineer wins Gold Medal for Carpentry at National Craft Championship]]> Mark Rineer of Wohlsen Construction, Lancaster, received the Gold Medal for Carpentry at the National Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Craft Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

After winning the Gold Medal for Carpentry at the local level at the Keystone Chapter of ABC's Craft Competition, Rineer qualified for the national competition.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:15:46 -0400 2015-03-25T11:15:46-04:00 2015-03-25T11:15:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks Women in Crisis WALK FOR NO MORE: Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault]]> On Saturday, April 18, Berks Women in Crisis will hold its first annual Walk For No More: Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at First Energy Stadium in Reading.

Registration will begin at 3 p.m.; participants will walk about a mile throughout the stadium, prior to the Reading Fightin Phil's game at 6:05 p.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:03:13 -0400 2015-03-25T11:03:13-04:00 2015-03-25T11:03:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks Encore-Strausstown center welcomes Fire Chief for Meals on Wheels Celebrity Day]]> Berks Encore and local celebrities celebrated March for Meals through Berks County through their 10th Annual Meals on Wheels Celebrity Volunteer for a Day event on Wednesday, March 18. The March for Meals program is intended to bring attention to Meals on Wheels, as well as to raise awareness about the topic of senior hunger.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:08:47 -0400 2015-03-24T12:08:47-04:00 2015-03-26T13:44:25-04:00
<![CDATA[State Police respond to bomb threat at Berks County Jail System on Monday]]> Pennsylvania State Police-Reading reported that a threatening phone call was received at the Berks County Jail System in the 1200 block of County Welfare Rd. in Bern Township on Monday, March 23 at approximately 1 p.m. Shortly after the first call, a second phone call was received indicating that there was a bomb located on the property.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:22:52 -0400 2015-03-24T16:22:52-04:00 2015-03-24T16:22:52-04:00
<![CDATA[The Artists Circle 30th Annual Art Show and Sale features artists demos]]> The Artists Circle Annual Art Show and Sale, will run from April 17 to April 19, in Schlack Hall at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 203 N. Valley Forge Road, Devon.

Hundreds of framed original works by member artists will be on display; unframed originals and signed prints will also be available.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:02:09 -0400 2015-03-24T16:02:09-04:00 2015-03-24T16:02:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Person to Person - Impact: Worthless Gifts & Priceless Gifts]]> Dear Reader: In 1987 my sister, Phyllis, was not feeling well for some time and was scheduled to go into the hospital for explorative surgery. One Sunday, a short time before she was to go into the hospital, my wife, Barb, and I decided to "farm out" our three sons right after church and travel to Maryland to see her.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:01:24 -0400 2015-03-24T16:01:24-04:00 2015-03-24T16:01:24-04:00