RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:03:42 -0500 60 <![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Dear Mom...]]> Loyal readers have probably noticed over the years that I've praised my Pennsylvania Dutch grandmother and father on many occasions, and have made little reference to my mom. By no means intentional, I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately, since I have lost both my dad and "Nana," and my aunt most recently, who was a very good woman, and all too recent! But if one subscribes in the nature versus nurture notion, then one may find themselves in a debate, if your core make-up and development are products primarily of innate, inborn or inherited traits or learned behaviors and environmental factors that determine one's aptitude more so.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg's Zalasky earns Most Winning Soccer Coach title]]> Chris Zalasky earns the title of Most Winning Soccer Coach in Hamburg Area High School history.

Zalasky is a proud teacher at Hamburg Area School District. He has been teaching for 14 years in Tilden Elementary. With 12 years in fourth grade and two years in fifth, he looks forward to continuing his career in this district.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: A Thanksgiving History]]> Although we associate Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims, they were not the originators of the tradition, nor has the celebration been continuous since Colonial times. Its curious history has roots stretching across time and the Atlantic Ocean, but it would only become the holiday we know it, taking place on the fourth Thursday of November, by proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln.

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<![CDATA[Backyard explosion injures Boyertown man]]> DOUGLASS (Mont.) >> An explosion in the backyard of a Boyertown home sent one man to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Douglass Township Police as well as Gilbertsville Fire and Rescue Service and Gilbertsville Community Ambulance Service responded to 804 Rhoads Avenue for a report of a man injured in an explosion in his backyard, according to police reports.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Moose Lodge sponsors Boy Scout Buffet Breakfast]]> Hamburg Moose Lodge $523 sponsored a Buffet Breakfast for Boy Scout Troop 184. All proceeds benefited their canoe trip to Canada. The boys helped out also.

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<![CDATA[Seat-Belt Use, Impaired Driving a focus for 'Operation Safe Holiday'; Agencies encourage SaferRide App use]]> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) are combining enforcement, education and smartphone technology to make this holiday season a safer one through "Operation Safe Holiday" and the SaferRide app.

During "Operation Safe Holiday," law enforcement agencies statewide will focus on nighttime seat-belt use and impaired driving.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Police Chief presents program for Rotary Club]]> Martha Bertolet was the program chairperson and Hamburg Borough Police Chief Pedro Rivera presented the program. Chief Rivera has been assisting in the leadership training with Camp Neidig for more then 20 years. Camp Neidig works with high school seniors in June each year. Camp Neidig is a Rotary program and Hamburg Rotary sends students to the camp each year.

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<![CDATA[New owners take helm at 3rd Street Cafe in Hamburg]]> 3rd Street Cafe in Hamburg welcomes new owners.

Chris and Tammy Casper purchased 3rd Street Cafe on Oct. 23 and publicly announced the change in ownership Nov. 10, but word of mouth of the new ownership has been out for awhile.

"There are not going to be any major changes to the Cafe or the menu, maybe a few tweaks to stimulate the interest of our customers," said Chris.

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<![CDATA[Early Files]]> 25 Years Ago

Nov. 28, 1990

The Hamburg Area School Board elected George Cunningham of Barnesville, Schuylkill County, as the new assistant principal of the Hamburg Area High School. He will receive a starting salary of $38,000.00.

The former Model A dealership on Main Street, Shartlesville, across from Haag's Hotel celebrates its new being as retail shops.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotarians landscape Borough Hall]]> Hamburg Rotarians worked on the landscaping at Hamburg Borough Hall. Thanks for the community service.

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<![CDATA[Blue Mountain 50+ Club of Bethel entertained by accordionist]]> The Blue Mountain 50+ Club of Bethel had Pat Racioppa, Accordionist, of Middletown, as its entertainment at the club's last meeting held at the Little Swatara Church of the Brethren in Bethel. He played oldies, train songs, requests, polkas, and long-time favorites such as Edelweiss. The club's next meeting will be its Christmas banquet at the Little Kutztown Fire Company.

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<![CDATA[The Goddard School's Annual Toys for Tots drive in full swing again in Morgantown]]> The Goddard School's annual donation drive for Toys for Tots began Nov. 16 and runs through Dec. 11.

"We welcome our families and the local community to stop by our school and donate a new, unwrapped toy that will go to children in our local community," said Bonnie Karwat, owner and operator of the Goddard School in Morgantown.

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<![CDATA[Game Day! Fan-favorite foods]]> 'Twas the week before game day when all through the house, football fans planning parties were scrambling about. They wanted their guests to have good food and fun, but without any recipes, hadn't begun. Along came some experts, who offered advice. And those tailgates turned out to be twice as nice.

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<![CDATA[Primary Stages Productions presents 'Twas the Night Before Christmas']]> The Yocum Institute for Arts Education's Primary Stages Productions will be presenting Ken Ludwig's "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education, starting Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. Performances will continue through Dec. 19 on Saturdays at 10 a.m., with added times on Dec.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Item Calendar Nov. 25]]> Submit to Calendar: Email event listings to Note Item Calendar in email subject.


Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions second and fourth Thursdays. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg: 2 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays in Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

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