RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:16:22 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Hamburg Area High School class of 1953 celebrates 61st reunion]]> Hamburg High School class of 1953 held its 61st reunion on June 18 at Blue Mountain Restaurant in Shartlesville.

Left to right: Betty Krick Angstadt, Richard Fraunfelter, Shirley Wagner Shollenberger, Charles H. Graeff, Gloria "Brownie" Kauffman Phillips, Gilbert Long, Shirley Zweizig Nestler, William Fink, Gloria "Blackie" Kauffman Ruth, Sara Nies Wolfe, Shirley Burkert and Helen Bathaser Zern.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:11:19 -0400 2014-07-22T13:11:19-04:00 2014-07-22T13:11:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files]]> 25 Years Ago

July 26, 1989

Mr. and Mrs. C. Benton Wert, 545 West State Street, Hamburg, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party given by their children at the Shartlesville Grange Hall.

At a special meeting last Wednesday night the Hamburg Municipal Authority awarded a $264, 800.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:00:18 -0400 2014-07-22T13:00:18-04:00 2014-07-22T13:00:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Power outage affects 15,000 in tri-county area]]>

UNION TWP - Approximately 15,000 Met-Ed customers across the tri-county area lost power late Sunday morning.

"There was a major distrubance in the transmission system," said Karen Baxter, a spokeswoman for Met-Ed. "It took out about 15,000 customers around 11 a.m."

Baxter said crews were being sent out to investigate exactly what caused the outage.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:51:15 -0400 2014-07-22T12:51:15-04:00 2014-07-22T12:51:18-04:00
<![CDATA[While Governor Mifflin awaits pre-k grant, families begin enrolling in new pre-k program]]> With the passage of the Pennsylvania State Budget, which included an additional $10 million for pre-K education, the Governor Mifflin School District is continuing to move forward with a district-wide preschool program. The district has applied for a Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Grant, and has already started receiving applications from families interested in enrolling students in the program in the fall.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:29:39 -0400 2014-07-22T12:29:39-04:00 2014-07-22T12:29:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Penn Street Market welcomes Alvernia student farm food as vendor]]> Alvernia University students are getting a hands-on education on what it takes to grow and market vegetables at the Penn Street Market this year. The university's farm is called Bog Turtle Creek Farm and is located near Mohnton.

"Bog Turtle Creek Farm is a program designed to make healthy, fresh produce available to families in the City of Reading," according to Jay W.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:19:12 -0400 2014-07-22T12:19:12-04:00 2014-07-22T12:19:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Fight for Sight 5K Starts at the Daniel Boone Homestead Sept. 6]]> The Amity Township Lions Club presents the "mane" event of running season....The Fight for Sight Run will be held during Community Days weekend on Saturday, Sept. 6 The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the Lion Cub Fun Run will begin at 9:10 a.m. This family-friendly event starts at the Visitors Center of the Daniel Boone Homestead.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:18:18 -0400 2014-07-22T12:18:18-04:00 2014-07-22T12:18:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Lee Mecherly retires from coaching after 37 years with the Bear-Cubs]]> For 37 years, Lee Mecherly coached the Boyertown Bear Cubs Junior Legion team. He won numerous league titles, regional and state titles. Mecherly stepped down as the coach in November of 2013, but still spends numerous hours working on the field which bears his name, making sure that it's one of the best fields, if not the best field, in Berks County.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:58:29 -0400 2014-07-22T11:58:29-04:00 2014-07-22T11:58:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown School Board approves new Band room floor; removes reconfiguration from agenda]]> Addressing student safety and poor floor tile condition, Kutztown School Board approved a new High School Band Room floor and also removed from future agendas elementary and middle school reconfiguration talks.

In a unanimous decision Monday, the Kutztown Area School District School Board voted to approve an $8,718 renovation project to replace the tiles in the high school's band room.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:37:29 -0400 2014-07-22T11:37:29-04:00 2014-07-22T11:37:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Albright College receives National Science Foundation Grant to fund STEM scholarships]]> Albright College has been awarded more than $627,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing STEM majors who are interested in how these fields apply to the environment.

The National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (NSF S-STEM) grant will fund the new Albright College Environmentally Oriented Sciences (ACES) scholarship program and will facilitate underserved and financially needy students' entry into and persistence in the sciences.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:44:01 -0400 2014-07-22T10:44:01-04:00 2014-07-22T10:44:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Police: 2014 heroin seizures way up from last year's totals]]>

HARRISBURG - State police seized more than $23 million worth of heroin, marijuana and other illegal drugs during the second quarter of 2014 and have already surpassed the total amount of heroin taken off Pennsylvania streets in 2013, authorities announced.

Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said that between April and June of this year, troopers seized more than 24.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:36:03 -0400 2014-07-22T10:36:03-04:00 2014-07-22T10:36:08-04:00
<![CDATA[WTIM: Music all around town: July 23 edition]]> What's going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

23 July - Corey Smith at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

24 July - RMC 100th Anniversary Bash - Hopwood at 5 p.m. and Rat Salad at 8 p.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:23:15 -0400 2014-07-22T10:23:15-04:00 2014-07-22T10:23:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Area lawmakers announce Route 263 named in honor of Officer Bradley M. Fox's ultimate commitment]]> Reps. Bernie O'Neill (R-Bucks), Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) and Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) as well as Sens. Daylin Leach (R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery), Stewart Greenleaf (R-Bucks/Montgomery), Bob Mensch (R-Berks/Bucks/Montgomery) and John Rafferty (R-Berks/Chester/Montgomery) announced that a portion of Pennsylvania Route 263 in Bucks County will be renamed as the Officer Bradley M.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:10:31 -0400 2014-07-22T10:10:31-04:00 2014-07-22T10:10:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Legion Bears fall short of Berks League title]]> It was an interesting Berks County playoff tournament. It featured weather delays and postponements, exciting contests (including an upset), and, of course, some controversy. In the end, however, the Boyertown Bears came up just short in their bid for yet another Berks County Championship.

The playoffs began on a high note for the Bears.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:29:10 -0400 2014-07-22T09:29:10-04:00 2014-07-22T09:29:24-04:00
<![CDATA[New York City children arrive in Hamburg for a summer in Berks County]]>

Cars filled the parking lot of Wendy's in Tilden Twp. on July 16 with parents and children anxiously awaiting the arrival of their host child for the upcoming week or two weeks. Fourteen children from New York City between the ages of 6 and 18 packed their bags for a summer trip to Berks County as part of the Fresh Air Fund program.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400 2014-07-22T08:00:00-04:00 2014-07-22T08:00:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Girl Scouts go galactic at Twilight Camp]]> "Galaxy Quest" was the theme for this year's Twilight Camp, sponsored by the Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA. The camp was held at Calvary UCC on Route 100 in Barto.

Under the leadership of "Commander" Patricia Moser, forty seven girls are participating in the five day event.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:49:15 -0400 2014-07-21T13:49:15-04:00 2014-07-22T08:09:29-04:00