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 13:40:29 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Union wants a turn lane for River Bridge Road]]> The Union Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Aug. 19 for Board Chairman Donald E. Basile to meet with Penn DOT officials on Sept. 10 or 11 regarding the installation of a left turn lane from Route 724 eastbound onto northbound River Bridge Road.

Basile said at the board's July 21 meeting that two homeowners along Route 724 have agreed to allow use of their property for installation of the turn lane.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:38:26 -0400 2014-08-22T13:38:26-04:00 2014-08-22T13:38:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Amity to study road improvement costs]]> The Amity Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved to accept the Roadway Sufficiency Analysis report prepared by Bogia Engineering, Inc., Wyomissing, during the Aug. 21 meeting. Supervisor Richard L. Gokey was absent from the meeting.

Acceptance of the report's findings regarding current and future projected conditions of the township's roads, will allow the Planning Commission to move forward with calculating the necessary capital improvement costs.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:35:02 -0400 2014-08-22T13:35:02-04:00 2014-08-22T13:35:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Governor Mifflin board addresses grievances of a divorced dad and gives the nod to several projects, appointments]]> A range of initiatives and activities for 2014-2015, covering the curriculum and extra-curricular, received the nod from the Governor Mifflin School District Board members at the Aug. 18 board meeting even as one parent drew attention to a particularly vexatious administrative loophole.

Among the special presentations was an exposition on "Mustang Nation" by the High School SGA.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:09:17 -0400 2014-08-22T09:09:17-04:00 2014-08-22T13:24:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Life is peachy at St. Paul's UCC]]> St. Paul's UCC, Amityville, raised as much as $10,000 to help fund missions and to support the church's Family Life Mission Center at their annual Peach Festival on Aug. 16. The festival included fun for the whole family and peaches, peaches, peaches.

Between 400 and 500 peach lovers attended the event and enjoyed food, fun, and music.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:23:27 -0400 2014-08-22T13:23:27-04:00 2014-08-22T13:23:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Burglary and car thefts reported in Alsace and Pike Townships]]>


In the commission of a burglary, an unknown person gained entry into a Pike Township residence through an unlocked front door between Aug. 16 and Aug. 21. A hunting cross-bow and acoustic guitar were removed from the residence. The person then fled in an unknown direction. If anyone has any information, contact Pennsylvania State Police at 610-378-4011 and refer to incident number L01-1331946.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:08:11 -0400 2014-08-22T12:08:11-04:00 2014-08-22T13:07:35-04:00
<![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.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:11:29 -0400 2014-08-21T13:11:29-04:00 2014-08-21T13:11:37-04:00 UTUBEVIDEO
<![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