RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 01 Dec 2015 18:01:36 -0500 60 <![CDATA['The Old Building' documentary -- showing this Saturday in Boyertown]]> Following the sale of the old high school's 1934 auditorium seats, Boyertown Area Senior High's telecommunications department will be presenting their documentary "The Old Building."

The viewing will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. The community is welcome to attend.

The one-hour film features the history as well as the future of the 1919/1935 Boyertown High School Building, with photos and interviews are incorporated.

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<![CDATA[The Historian - The story of the Rev. Doctor Benjamin Schneider: Part I]]> In September of 1717, three ships landed in Philadelphia carrying about 300 immigrants from the war ravaged areas of Southwest Germany. Among these was probably the group who bought most of the land in Swamp, New Hanover, from John Henry Sprogell. Sprogell had, in 1708, bought (under questionable circumstances) the whole 22,300 acres that today comprise New Hanover, Upper Hanover and the Pottsgrove townships.

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<![CDATA[Adoptables from the Montco SPCA]]> K.C. is a purebred Akita looking for a home with breed experience. K.C. would be best suited in a home without other animals. She has a typical Akita personality and can be a little timid upon first encounters. Adoption applications are currently being accepted from anyone interested. Release A259865.

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:14:11 -0500 20151201141411 2015-12-01T14:14:11-05:00 2015-12-01T14:14:11-05:00
<![CDATA[Cat Angel Network: Meet China, a delightful tabby looking for a home]]> China is a pretty tabby and white cat who is about three and a half years old. She came to Cat Angel Network the way many female adults come to us, as a mother cat with babies. She and her tiny babies were trying to survive in a neighborhood in Pottstown when a kind person gave them shelter in her garage.

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<![CDATA[Twelve Twenty-Four returns to SunnyBrook]]> Twelve Twenty-Four will be bringing their high energy, full-scale, holiday rock orchestra concert to the northeast for the 14th consecutive year. They will be at SunnyBrook on Friday, Dec. 18. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Their performances feature the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, as well as their own holiday creations.

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<![CDATA[Faith BFC to perform live nativity]]> Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Bridge Street and Pennhurst Road, Spring City, will host a live outdoor nativity from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 20. The skit will be presented every 15 minutes. There will be live animals, which the children may pet. Light refreshments will be served indoors. The event is free and open to the community.

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<![CDATA[Local nonprofit supports borough PILOT program]]> The Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities (PCRC) Board of Directors voted at their November board meeting to participate in the Borough of Pottstown's PILOT (Payment In Lieu Of Taxes) program for 2016.

"The Board of Directors supports the Borough's program and intends to contribute from their personal resources the recommended 25 percent of the exempted property tax as a good faith action to be a supporter of the Borough's plan to improve the quality of life for residents," said Frank Cebular, Board President.

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:24:48 -0500 20151201132448 2015-12-01T13:24:48-05:00 2015-12-01T13:24:48-05:00
<![CDATA[Local Bookmobile schedule for Montgomery County: December]]> The following are December Bookmobile dates, times and locations:

Dec. 1, 15, 29: New Hanover Township Building, 2943 N. Charlotte Street, New Hanover. 12 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

Dec. 4, 18: Upper Frederick Township Building, Route 73 (3205 Big Road), Obelisk. 10 a.m. to 12 noon.


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<![CDATA['Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight' returns for holiday season]]> Revel in the spirit of the season at historic Pottsgrove Manor with the annual "Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight" open house on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 2 to 8 p.m.

The public is invited to take a self-guided tour of the elegant 1752 manor house, where costumed interpreters will depict the colonial residents of Pottsgrove Manor.

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<![CDATA[The Royersford Dentist launches 3rd annual Candy Buyback Program to aid local charities]]> The Royersford Dentist, a family and cosmetic dental practice, is proud to announce the success of the third annual Kid's Candy Buyback Program to support the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey as well as Rachel's Helping Hands Cancer Foundation. The program ran from Nov. 1 to 13 during normal business hours at the office.

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<![CDATA[Edward Jones to host retirement seminar]]> On Dec. 8, from 1 to 2 p.m., Edward Jones will host a presentation, "Retirement: Making Your Money Last," at the New Hanover Township Recreation Center, 2373 Hoffmansville Road, in Frederick.

What matters most to you? What type of lifestyle do you want in retirement? Once you have a picture of your retirement, you need a strategy designed to help make it happen, and Edward Jones wants to help.

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:22:25 -0500 20151201122225 2015-12-01T12:22:25-05:00 2015-12-01T12:22:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Colebrookdale Railroad holds holiday train rides]]> The Colebrookdale Railroad has several special holiday excursions lined up -- including the Santa Claus Train and "'Twas The Night Before Christmas." Each ride promises it's own unique experience.

Following last year's lead, the local railroad invites families to ride the train with Santa. The ride teases a visit with Santa, who will come with gifts and may even be accepting letters from children.

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<![CDATA[America's Got Talent finalist visits Kutztown for sold-out performance Dec. 4]]> Installation artist, musician and America's Got Talent finalist William Close visits Kutztown for a special sold-out performance with his Earth Harp at the Schaeffer Auditorium at Kutztown University on Dec. 4

Close has built more than 100 one-of-a-kind musical instruments, including the world's largest string instrument, The Earth Harp.

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:16:04 -0500 20151130151604 2015-11-30T15:16:04-05:00 2015-11-30T15:16:04-05:00
<![CDATA[#GivingTuesdayBerks launched as part of global effort to champion charity at the holidays]]> More than 70 Berks County nonprofit organizations are collaborating on the global Giving Tuesday social media campaign that is underway to encourage charitable donations one week from today on Dec. 1.

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday applauds those who set aside some time and money for charity.

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:47:57 -0500 20151130134757 2015-11-30T13:47:57-05:00 2015-11-30T13:47:57-05:00
<![CDATA[State Police: York man taken into custody for public drunkenness]]> On Nov. 22 at approximately 2:32 a.m., State Police from the Reading station responded to Route 222 in Maxatawny Township, about a half north of the Virginville exit, after receiving several reports of an unknown male walking in traffic around the location.

Upon arriving at the scene, the man, a 33 year old from York, was located walking on the southbound shoulder of the road.

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