RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:18:48 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Relay for Life of Pottstown's GOT TALENT finale kicks off Sunday at the Sunnybrook Ballroom]]> The Coventry Mall was alive with the sound of music, dance and twirling on Saturday, Feb. 22, for the Relay for Life of Pottstown's Got Talent season 3 auditions. On Sunday contestants will compete against one another in the finale.

This year's auditions were a culmination of some very special individuals using their talent to help fight cancer.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:47:02 -0400 2014-04-21T10:47:02-04:00 2014-04-21T10:47:08-04:00
<![CDATA[QuadForge UVA Research Project is Montgomery County Community College's 'Innovation of the Year']]> The QuadForge Undergraduate Research Program earned Montgomery County Community College's 2014 Innovation of the Year award last week during an annual ceremony recognizing projects that advance the College's mission and strategic goals.

MCCC's QuadForge program is an open source research project that provides freshmen and sophomore Engineering and Computer Science students with the unique opportunity to develop autonomous quad rotor flight vehicles, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UVAs).

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:56:28 -0400 2014-04-21T09:56:28-04:00 2014-04-21T09:56:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Can Harvick make it back to back at Richmond?]]> Hello readers,

Now that the off week is behind us, it's back to racing this Saturday night in Richmond at Richmond International Raceway.

This will be the second straight true night race of the season and the final short track race of the season until Bristol in August. Richmond is 0.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:23:33 -0400 2014-04-21T09:23:33-04:00 2014-04-21T09:23:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Woman's body found in Bethel Township, cause of death unknown]]>

The body of Alishia M. Eller, 24, of Pine Grove, was found deceased in an excavation storage site located between Musselman and Beagle roads in Bethel Township on April 19, according to Pennsylvania State Police Hamburg station in a release on April 20.

Investigators are actively following leads and conducting further interviews, according to the release.

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:15:31 -0400 2014-04-20T15:15:31-04:00 2014-04-20T15:48:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Truck crosses into path of Accord on 737, Greenwich Township; driver of car sustains major injury]]> A tractor trailer truck crossed into the path of a Honda Accord on Route 737 in Greenwich Township at 10:53 a.m. April 18, leading to major injury for the woman driving the car.

Marley Stalker-Stempel, 23, Doylestown, was extricated from her Accord by Kutztown firefighters. She was transported via medical helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:24:26 -0400 2014-04-18T20:24:26-04:00 2014-04-18T20:24:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Genesius Theatre presents play about the beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous]]>

READING - Back by popular demand, "Bill W. And Dr. Bob" - a play about the miraculous and humble beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous - makes its triumphant return to Berks County at Genesius Theatre for one weekend only. The show runs today at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:12:49 -0400 2014-04-18T17:12:49-04:00 2014-04-18T17:12:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?']]>

Ryan Seacrest wants off "American Idol," according to RadarOnline.

The website reports Seacrest is preparing to bail from the show after this season, when his two-season, $30 million contract expires. Seacrest has hosted "American Idol" for 13 seasons.

"Ryan is telling friends that this season of 'Idol' is likely to be his last," an insider reportedly told Radar.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:11:20 -0400 2014-04-18T17:11:20-04:00 2014-04-18T17:11:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Get swimsuit-ready by Memorial Day]]>

Beginner (eight-week goal: Lose 10 pounds, tone up for summer)

This is your program if you feel ready and excited to take on an eight-week challenge, and really just want quick results by starting a new workout and diet. You're starting at little-to-no physical activity throughout the week, and with little-to-no awareness of how your eating habits stack up.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:07:09 -0400 2014-04-18T17:07:09-04:00 2014-04-18T17:07:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Small changes make big difference in getting ready for swimsuit season]]> We just bid a long, cold winter a welcome farewell. But while you're peeling off the layers, remember that swimsuit season is just around the corner.

Are you ready? If not, we have a few ideas on how to lose weight and tone muscle by Memorial Day Weekend.

Not enough time to make a difference?

"It's actually a lot of time," says Danielle Omar, a registered dietitian in Fairfax, Va.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:06:32 -0400 2014-04-18T17:06:32-04:00 2014-04-18T17:06:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Trip to Boyer's Market, Fleetwood, serves as lesson in nutrition]]> Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1793 visited Boyer's Market, Fleetwood, in honor of March being National Nutrition month.

Gail, Elaine and Brianne from Boyer's took the troop on a tour through the fruits and veggies. Then the girls had an activity to guess which fruits were higher in sugar.

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:19:49 -0400 2014-04-18T10:19:49-04:00 2014-04-18T10:20:04-04:00
<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town: April 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 Apr - The Legendary Barto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

24 Apr - Open Mic w/ Cliff Stackonis at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7 p.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:18:15 -0400 2014-04-17T11:18:15-04:00 2014-04-21T10:00:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown and Oley sixth grade students compete in The Boyertown Area Times Spelling Bee]]> There are some instances when a single letter can really make or break the situation-specifically when it comes to spelling bees.

The Boyertown Area Times recently hosted its annual sixth grade spelling bee competitions for both Oley and Boyertown school districts. Approximately twenty students from each school district participated in each event.

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<![CDATA[Charity Event in Kutztown raises funds and awareness for Autism]]> Ladies Spring Kick Off For Autism Speaks raised funds and awareness for Autism Speaks.

On Saturday, April 5, owner Pam Corrado of Main Street Inn, on 401 West Main St., donated the use of her Boutique Hotel for an Autism Speaks Charity Event that focused on bringing a new awareness and education of health to Kutztown.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:48:59 -0400 2014-04-17T17:48:59-04:00 2014-04-17T17:49:04-04:00
<![CDATA[District Township fire destroys building]]> On Thursday April 17, firefighters from Berks County fought a garage fire on Merkle Road in District Township on Thursday afternoon. The first call came in at 1:18 p.m.

Three miles from Bechtelsville on rural roads, the structure was consumed by the time the first firefighters reached remote location.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:12:03 -0400 2014-04-17T17:12:03-04:00 2014-04-17T17:23:42-04:00
<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Verna Seagreaves' vibrant watercolors live on: Part I]]> Following the success of my first feature article published by the Berks County Historical Society, they asked me to set up an exhibit of James Christian Seagreaves pottery in the fall of that year in their museum gallery. The late redware potter article commanded such an outpouring of interest and curiosity, Mr.

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