RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:37:58 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Newly opened Divots Bar and Grill to host deck party Aug. 1]]> Regardless of the 30-minute rule, you can now take a swim between your meal and dessert at a newly opened restaurant located in the Flying Hills Village Center.

With his second restaurant venture in the last two years, Nick Harris, Kenhorst, aims to offer a wholesome environment with Divots Bar & Grill to align a family friendly atmosphere with the working man's budget.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:31:07 -0400 2014-07-31T17:31:07-04:00 2014-07-31T17:37:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Flamin' Dick and the Hot Rods take to the Reading Fair stage]]> Flamin' Dick and the Hot Rods will take the stage at the Reading Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7 and 9 p.m. The band, who started playing the Reading Fair in 2009, describe themselves as a '50s and '60s Rock-n-Roll Party Band. They play a variety of music spanning 1955 to 1968 - "The golden years of Rock-n-Roll," as they put it.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:39:11 -0400 2014-07-31T16:39:11-04:00 2014-07-31T16:49:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Caregivers find support]]> The Kutztown Community Library hosts a caregiver support group sponsored by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Their meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month.

In the meetings, they aim to encourage educational and social support, help develop the methods and skills of the caregivers and help the caregivers maintain their own physical and emotional wellness.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:33:32 -0400 2014-07-31T16:33:32-04:00 2014-07-31T16:33:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Reading Fair brings back the queen]]> Fair-goers will see one longtime tradition resurrected for the celebration of the 160th year of the fair with The Reading Fair Queen Contest.

This will be the first year the Queen Contest will be held at the Fair's new location at the Reading Fairground, 1216 Hilltop Rd., Leesport.

"We have talked about wanting to start [the contest] up again.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:31:55 -0400 2014-07-31T16:31:55-04:00 2014-07-31T16:31:58-04:00
<![CDATA[St. Luke's health care providers and administrators battle mud, water and fire in Spartan Race]]> As health care providers, you work together with your team, apply your skills, put your best foot forward and approach each day ready to take on whatever situation comes your way. When a team of St. Luke's employees recently got together to compete in the Spartan Race, they used this same approach.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:14:16 -0400 2014-07-31T16:14:16-04:00 2014-07-31T16:14:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Science fable fuels curious minds at Morgantown Village Library]]> Once upon a time, a "talking, thinking, fly-eating" frog and a "whining, petulant, beautiful-from-the-inside-out" princess told a tale of science and reasoning.

And, incredible as that may sound, its magical narration cast an everlasting spell on the princes and princesses who relished the fable at the Morgantown Village Library July 30 during the library's Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley Alumni Spotlight Moffett & Torres own Cafe 110, Morgantown]]> In an effort to recognize and support Twin Valley alumni, the Twin Valley Community Education Foundation has created an "Alumni Spotlight" section which is featured in TVCEF's monthly newsletters. The "Alumni Spotlight" highlights a different Twin Valley alum every month who is doing great things in their professional or personal life.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:00:44 -0400 2014-07-31T13:00:44-04:00 2014-07-31T13:00:48-04:00
<![CDATA[A Look Back in History by Richard L.T. Orth: Fraktur among the Pennsylvania Dutch]]> As devout a Christian people as the Quakers were, they did not express their religious belief as dynamic as the Pennsylvania Dutch/Germans, whose American Folk Art naturally spilled over from the Bible into all their furniture and household belongings. These Rhineland immigrants, who feared being crucified for their religious beliefs in Europe by rival Kings; upon stepping onto what we now know as America, beginning in 1683, were for the first time in their lives free to practice whichever faith they chose, and without incrimination to them and their families in America.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:53:58 -0400 2014-07-31T12:53:58-04:00 2014-07-31T12:54:03-04:00
<![CDATA['Healthy Me' Walk in the Park with the Boyertown Community slated this Saturday]]> Get some fresh air and have a healthy season! Join St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, the Boyertown Lions Club, the Rotary Club, and the Kiwanis Club for an Intergenerational Walk in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m.

Spring has sprung and it's the perfect time to get outside and get walking! Meet us at the Campbell Pavilion in the Boyertown Community Park and join us as we walk the trail.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:24:02 -0400 2014-07-31T12:24:02-04:00 2014-07-31T12:24:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Seniors Give Children Gift of Reading through book credit exchange program]]> For the second consecutive year, the Lauer's Park Elementary School in Reading, Pa., has used a bookstore credit given them by The Heritage of Green Hills, an active, 55+ independent living community in Shillington, Pa., to purchase dozens of books for the school library.

In June, Lauer's Park Elementary School librarian, Dawn Conrad, and reading specialist, Heather Glendening, visited the Firefly Book Store in Kutztown, Pa.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:19:26 -0400 2014-07-31T12:19:26-04:00 2014-07-31T12:19:30-04:00
<![CDATA[20 years later: The tornado that tore through Limerick]]>

LIMERICK - Twenty years have passed since a devastating tornado swept through Limerick, killing three people and injuring 25.

The tornado touched down on July 27, 1994, missing the Limerick nuclear power plant but striking a housing development in the township known as The Hamlet.

Houses that weren't leveled had windows shattered, roofs broken, even entire walls missing.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:09:20 -0400 2014-07-31T12:09:20-04:00 2014-07-31T12:09:31-04:00 MEDIACENTER
<![CDATA[Albright College welcomes alumna as AmeriCorps volunteer]]> Albright College alumna Jasmine Clarke has returned to her alma mater to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer to help expand the College's educational partnership with neighboring 13th and Union Elementary School and to engage in community outreach through the Albright Early Learning Center.

Clarke, a graduate of the Class of 2014, began her year-long service as a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) on July 25.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:08:55 -0400 2014-07-31T12:08:55-04:00 2014-07-31T12:08:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Wilkes University student Kayla Hiryak of Gilbertsville receives First Place for 'Phage Hunting' research poster at Science Education Alliance Conference]]> Wilkes University student Kayla Hiryak of Gilbertsville, Pa., received first place for a research poster that she presented at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Science Education Alliance Conference.

The conference was held at the institute's research center at Janelia Farm, Va.

Hiryak, the daughter of Kathleen and James Hiryak, presented the results of research conducted in a "Phage Hunting" class taught by Christian Laing, assistant professor of mathematics, computer science and biology.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:11:37 -0400 2014-07-31T11:11:37-04:00 2014-07-31T11:11:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Caitlin Smith participates in Summer Scholars Program at Saint Joseph's University]]> While most college students have traded rigorous academic work for relaxing on the beach, Saratoga, Pa. resident Caitlin Smith will give up summer vacation to remain on campus at Saint Joseph's University as a member of the Summer Scholars Program. Smith is one of 106 students who will engage in faculty-mentored research and creative projects at the University this summer.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:09:36 -0400 2014-07-31T11:09:36-04:00 2014-07-31T11:09:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Folksong Society and Historic State Theatre of Boyertown to present The Karmic Repair Company with special guests this Friday]]> In cooperation with the Philadelphia Folksong Society, The Karmic Repair Company with special guests Bovine Social Club and Gregg Cagno will appear Friday, Aug. 1, at The State Theatre of Boyertown,

A variety of instruments and buoyant vocals give The Karmic Repair Company a range of musical colors and textures to work with that surpasses the power trio palette.

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