RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:39:59 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Mad Science explodes at Kutztown Community Library]]> Chemical experiments with acids and bases became explosive at Kutztown Community Library Thursday, July 10.

Combining baking soda and vinegar in a canister caused the cap to pop off.

Mad Science of Leigh Valley instructor Gina Gullo presented Acids and Bases! to children, in kindergarten to grade five, participating in the "Fizz, Boom, Read" summer reading program.

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<![CDATA[Sawmill Operation Days at the Daniel Boone Homestead this summer]]> By BerksMontNews Staff

This summer there's a chance to see the Bertolet Sawmill in action at Daniel Boone Homestead. Demonstrations continue July 16, 23, and 30 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is one of only a few water powered, vertical-blade sawmills in the United States. It was originally built in Oley Township by Daniel Bertolet in the late eighteenth century.

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<![CDATA[Berks County goes green with first Berks Sustainability Festival July 19]]> The host of the Reading Pretzel Festival is bringing the first ever sustainability festival to the residents of Berks County with water bottles, bikes, fresh farm food, drinks and local musical performances.

The Berks Sustainability Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at the Vanity Fair Outlets parking lot, Wyomissing.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:02:55 -0400 2014-07-10T17:02:55-04:00 2014-07-10T17:02:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Local Albright College Students Named to Dean's List for the 2014 Spring Semester]]> The following local Albright College students were named to the Dean's List for the 2014 spring semester:

Kelly Detweiler, a senior from Douglassville

Rieffe Dia, a senior from Douglassville

Thomas Herb, a sophomore from Reading

Colin Hill, a senior from Birdsboro

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<![CDATA[Sen. Schwank says $110k heading to Berks County to increase recycling efforts]]> More Berks County residents will be able to recycle their waste now that $110,000 in new state grants is headed to two local governments' recycling programs, state Sen. Judy Schwank announced today.

Exeter Township will receive $79,781 through the Recycling Performance Grant Program for diverting 9,012 tons of waste from landfills through its municipal recycling program in 2011.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:35 -0400 2014-07-10T14:07:35-04:00 2014-07-10T14:07:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Exeter Ambulance vehicle catches on fire]]> Exeter Ambulance Association was in need of a rescue themselves on Tuesday, July 8 as the cab caught on fire after a routine trip to the service station in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania..

Smoke and fire were coming from the dashboard of the 2005 Medix Sprinter ambulance while in transit to Exeter.

"The driver was able to get the vehicle off the road and away from harm," Jon Herbsleb, Chief of Exeter Ambulance said.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:01:57 -0400 2014-07-10T14:01:57-04:00 2014-07-10T14:02:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Jenckes Farm approved for 3 lots, final land development for East Penn Manufacturing approved]]> The Maxatawny Township Board of Supervisors approved the Jenckes Farm property to become three lots and approved final land development for East Penn Manufacturing July 9.

The approximately 300-acre farmland, located on Eagle Point Road, is being divided into three smaller lots. Each lot will be around 70 to 120 acres in order to better prepare it for land development.

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<![CDATA[Addressing weekend hunger: Junior high student Logan Miller and family seek to bring Weekender Backpack program to Boyertown schools]]> Logan Miller, a student at Boyertown Junior High West and former student at Pine Forge Elementary, is one day looking to serve his county-and right now he's trying to help his community.

In preparation for applying to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Logan is looking to showcase his interest in community service by bringing the Greater Berks Food Bank Weekender Backpack program to the Boyertown Area School District.

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:49:20 -0400 2014-07-10T09:49:20-04:00 2014-07-10T10:59:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Painting Workshop at Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, PA's ReStore Montco]]> ReStore Montco of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County (Norristown) is hosting a hands on painting workshop on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday, Aug. 16 at 11:30 a.m.

The workshop will take place at ReStore Montco located on 533 Foundry Rd. in West Norriton. Darla DeMorrow, owner of HeartWork Organizing, will demonstrate techniques and supplies that can be used to paint many of the furniture items and other treasures just waiting to be transformed at ReStore Montco.

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<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll At Home caregivers receive 'Caregiver of the Year' Award]]> Chestnut Knoll At Home in Phoenixville and Gilbertsville provides caregivers to seniors in the community who need a little assistance in their own home. Out of all the caregivers employed at Chestnut Knoll At Home, four of them were recently recognized as "Caregiver of the Year" for their outstanding service.

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<![CDATA[Richmond Street Rockers perform at Union Jack's Inn]]> Local kids recently performed in the Boyertown area as part of a summer program.

The June 15 concert was a part of a summer concert series held at Union Jack's Inn on the Manatawny, 546 Manatawny Rd, Boyertown. They opened for the band, Frog Holler.

The kids, part of the music school Richmond Street Music Lessons, are known as the Richmond Street Rockers when they're on stage.

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:57:15 -0400 2014-07-09T23:57:15-04:00 2014-07-09T23:57:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Ficco family shares their Summer Fun photos]]> Ficco family from Honey Brook shared a few summer fun photos with Tri County Record.

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:53:17 -0400 2014-07-09T16:53:17-04:00 2014-07-09T16:53:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Meet Your Sunny Crest Neighbor: Bryan Hilt]]> I grew up in York, Pennsylvania and am 43 years old. Growing up I went to public school and graduated high school after high school I went to a sheltered workshop where I cut tar paper five days a week. Growing up my favorite things were playing with my cousins, going swimming, and going to Easter Seals which taught me how to walk and be able to stand on my own.

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:42:38 -0400 2014-07-09T16:42:38-04:00 2014-07-09T16:42:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Chester County Commissioners approve $2.9M in Community Revitalization grants]]> Honey Brook Borough awarded more than $200,000 for its business district streetscape improvements

From Chester County

WEST CHESTER _Chester County Commissioners approved July 9 $2.9 million in Community Revitalization Program grants.

"Over the years, CRP grants have helped to improve communities across Chester County, focusing on urban areas," said Commissioners' Chair Ryan Costello.

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<![CDATA[Historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville hosts Wetlands Walk]]> The Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will be hosting a Wetlands Plant Species Walk at the Historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville on Sunday, July 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Frank Muzopappa, who holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from West Virginia University and is professor emeritus at Kutztown University, will lead the walk on farm grounds.

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