RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:29:50 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Police investigate burglary at Fleetwood home]]> State Police investigate burglary at Fleetwood residence

ROCKLAND TWP, Oct. 10 - State Police Trooper William Binion II investigated the burglary report that was received on Oct. 10 at 8:47 a.m. The victims, a 79-year-old male and 75-year-old female, both from Fleetwood, reported that a burglary had occurred at their Crestview Drive residence in Rockland Township.

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<![CDATA[Phillie Phanatic asks Northeast Chamber of Commerce members to become Phanatics]]> The high energy of the Phillie Phanatic bounded into Berkleigh County Club in Kutztown for a lunch with the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Oct. 17.

Tom Burgoyne, The Phillie Phanatic mascot, talked to a packed room of Chamber members, guests and about a dozen high schoolers from Kutztown, Fleetwood, Hamburg and Oley.

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<![CDATA[Scouting troop helps transform Thun Trail into spooky haunted hayride]]> You would not have wanted to be lost in the woods when Exeter Township's Park and Recreation Department transformed the Thun Trail into one spooky, scary place.

The family Halloween haunted hayride attraction and festivities were held Friday, Oct. 10, 11 at Trout Run with the scare intensity amped up for the Sunday, Oct.

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<![CDATA[Amity votes Nov. 5 on Truck to Transfer Station]]> The Amity Township Board of Supervisors will vote Nov. 5 on Environmental Enterprises, Inc., application to establish a 10-day environmental waste truck to transfer station in Amity Township. The final testimony was heard on Oct. 15 at the Conditional Use Hearing before the board. The hearing was continued from Sept.

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:46:51 -0400 2014-10-17T13:46:51-04:00 2014-10-17T13:46:54-04:00
<![CDATA[R&B band Charlie Brown's Notorious Groove plays The State Theatre of Boyertown Friday, Oct. 24]]> The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown will be alive with the rhythm and blues Friday, Oct. 24 as Charlie Brown's Notorious Groove brings their best tunes to the stage -- inviting the audience to come along for the ride.

The five member band, led by lead vocalist Charlie Brown, will be joined by numerous guest artists in the Friday show to deliver an array of selections in the R&B, soul, funk, classic rock, funky rock, mo-town and blues genres throughout the evening.

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<![CDATA[Something's Looming shows documentary film 'Woven Lives' Sunday, Oct. 26]]> The some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery and Studio, 526 Washington St., Reading, will screen the documentary film, Woven Lives, as part of its current show--Transforming Traditions--that features the unique weavings of the de Los Angeles family of the village of Teotitlian del Valle in the state of Oaxaca.

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<![CDATA[Spicing up the fall with Hay Creek Apple Festival]]> The weekend of Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12, the historical Joanna Furnace was home to the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association's Apple Festival.

The Hay Creek Apple festival is one of three major festivals Joanna Furnace hosts. The other festivals include the fall festival in September and Christmas festival in December.

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<![CDATA[Pottstown Zoning Board OKs continued operation of iCreate Cafe]]> A popular vegetarian cafe and computer training center on King Street will be allowed to continue operating as it already does thanks to a unanimous ruling by the zoning hearing board Wednesday night.

The board's vote a zoning violation issued by the borough's head zoning officer that could have shut down the STORIFY <![CDATA[$41 million needed to fix Boone schools]]> The results of the recent Daniel Boone School District Capital Reserve Study indicate that $41 million is needed the next 20 years to keep all district buildings operational.

Facilities Committee Chairperson Tamara D. Twardowski delivered the news at the school board's Oct. 13 Committee of the Whole meeting.

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:41:05 -0400 2014-10-17T11:41:05-04:00 2014-10-17T11:41:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Opa! Greek Food Bazaar returns to Reading on Oct. 17-18-19]]> The largest ethnic food festival in Berks County returns this weekend for its 44th year at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

In addition to authentic Greek food and pastry, the three-day festival (Oct. 17-18-19) features live music, folk dancing, gift rooms and church tours.

New this year is The Plaka, where local crafters will be selling their wares, as well as children's activities, including a train ride.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0400 2014-10-16T14:44:04-04:00 2014-10-16T14:44:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks County revises 911 screening of Ebola virus]]> The Commissioners of the County of Berks have directed, through the Berks County Department of Emergency Services 9-1-1 Communications Center, that the County begin screening requests for emergency medical service response (EMS) for Ebola Virus Disease related risks. This screening will consist of two very brief questions that callers will be asked to assess risk for this potentially infectious illness.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:27:43 -0400 2014-10-16T14:27:43-04:00 2014-10-16T14:27:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Moms Club of New Hanover Township holds open house at Wilcox Farms]]> Throughout the area, local moms are supporting local moms.

On Friday, Oct. 10, the Moms Club of New Hanover Township held an Open House at Wilcox Farms.

According to club's president, Kerry Bonner, the club has been in the community for more than two decades and is a non-profit organization.

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<![CDATA[Gilbertsville Boy Scout Troop 36 celebrates 80 years; Troop to hold food drive at Boyertown Halloween Parade]]> Gilbertsville Boy Scout Troop 36 are celebrating 80 years of service to the community this year. The troop will continue its efforts at the Boyertown Parade this Saturday, collecting canned goods.

Formed in 1934, the original Troop 36 was sponsored by the Gilbertsville Fire Company. In 1939, Gilbertsville Sunday School began sponsoring them.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:02:12 -0400 2014-10-16T11:02:12-04:00 2014-10-16T11:13:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Acoustic Trio 11A to perform live at The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown this Friday]]> The Historic State Theatre of Boyertown is proud to present 11A in concert on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open to the public at 7:00 pm. Tickets are currently on sale now at a discounted price when purchased in advance at, or at the box office on the day of the live event.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:10:43 -0400 2014-10-16T11:10:43-04:00 2014-10-16T11:10:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Dairy Queen latest target of data theft]]> It has happened again - another corporate data breach. This time it's Dairy Queen. The popular ice cream chain announced Thursday that it is the latest target of customer data theft.

Dairy Queen announced in a press release that the credit card systems at numerous locations nationwide, and one Orange Julius location, were infected with the Backoff malware, suspected as the cause of other data breaches at U.

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