RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 07 Jul 2015 04:57:33 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Meet the Editor: New editor at The Hamburg Area Item]]> Meet your new Hamburg Item editor, Lisa Mitchell.

I am managing editor of Berks-Mont Newspapers and have been working in the editorial department for Berks-Mont since 2006. My experiences with weekly newspapers began 13 years ago after graduating from Kutztown University with a degree in professional writing.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:09:15 -0400 20150706160850 2015-07-06T15:09:15-04:00 2015-07-06T16:08:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Girl Scout Meghan Sadler earns Gold Award by supporting Zoe's House Animal Rescue and a discounted Microchip project]]> Fleetwood Girl Scout Meghan Sadler earned her Girl Scout Gold Award by supporting Zoe's House Animal Rescue and a project involving a discounted Microchip program to get cats and dogs micro chipped for ease in return lost animals to their families.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:36:42 -0400 20150706160629 2015-07-06T13:36:42-04:00 2015-07-06T16:06:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Extreme Illusion car show supports 3 local causes]]> Following quite a few years of ideal weather conditions the New Image Auto Club found themselves sandwiching the 2015 edition of their very popular Extreme Illusion car, truck and motorcycle show in between heavy early morning rains and incoming thunderstorms later in the evening.

The club made a few minor adjustments to their schedule of activities and pulled off a very successful event.

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<![CDATA[Community pulls together, presents new van to Boyertown girl]]> Alaina Derecola received her new van on Monday, June 22, a van purchased with monies donated by friends, family and strangers.

"We did it," Anne Benfield cheered as the Derecolas family left the Mobility Works lot in Norristown in their new, wheelchair accessible van. Four months ago Benfield started a fund designed to get a new van for Alaina Derecola.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:08:52 -0400 20150706150852 2015-07-06T15:08:52-04:00 2015-07-06T15:08:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Grandmother gets probation for pot peanut brittle]]> WEST CHESTER >> Possession of peanut brittle and pralines normally is not the kind of activity that gets you hauled before a judge, facing criminal charges. But for a 61-year-old transplanted grandmother from Oregon, the ingredient she apparently added to those confections earned her not only a visit to Common Pleas Court, but a two-year commitment to court supervision and a felony record.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:21:21 -0400 20150706142121 2015-07-06T14:21:21-04:00 2015-07-06T14:21:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Rotary Club awards Kutztown Bicentennial Decorating Contest Winners]]> The Kutztown Rotary Club announced winners of the Kutztown Bicentennial Decorating Contest.

"It is hoped that the sudden appearance of the flags and bunting around town will help build momentum for the bicentennial events that will be taking place in Kutztown all summer," said Robert Hobaugh, chair of the decorating contest and member of the bicentennial committee.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:04:51 -0400 20150706140451 2015-07-06T14:04:51-04:00 2015-07-06T14:04:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Albany Township Historical Society hosts public event July 10 to allow community to bid good bye to Albany Elementary School]]> The Albany Township Historical Society will be hosting an event on Friday, July 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. to allow the community to bid good bye to Albany Elementary School.

The school will be open for walk-through. Historical society members will be on hand to record oral histories and scan photos.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:57:12 -0400 20150706135712 2015-07-06T13:57:12-04:00 2015-07-06T13:57:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop participates in Amazing Animal Robotics workshop]]> Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1956 took a trip to Snapology.

The girls participated in the Amazing Animal Robotics workshop where they made a robotic drumming monkey from start to finish. They also learned the importance of gears, axles and motors.

The girls split up into teams to build their monkey and then they were shown how to program different rhythms and sounds so each one danced to the beat of a different drum.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:38:46 -0400 20150706133846 2015-07-06T13:38:46-04:00 2015-07-06T13:38:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Girl Scouts Learn the importance of Flag Ceremonies in Scouting]]> Flag Ceremonies are an important part of Girl Scouting. Not only does it teach the girls respect and honor but it is a great form of patriotism.

Girls from Senior Troop 11096 attended a Daisy Troop meeting to teach the girls of 1956 how to hold their own Flag Ceremony and the importance of each part of it.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:38:23 -0400 20150706133823 2015-07-06T13:38:23-04:00 2015-07-06T13:38:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks County commissioners support Human Services pilot program]]> READING >> A short public hearing on the Berks County Human Services block grant showed that there was no question of the commissioners supporting the department and its use of the block grant pilot program.

The block grant enables the department to use state-issued funds across seven line items in its budget.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:51:43 -0400 20150706095143 2015-07-06T09:51:43-04:00 2015-07-06T09:51:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Exeter man charged with child porn possession]]> HARRISBURG >> Two men from Berks and Perry counties have been arrested after being charged with possessing child pornography.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the arrests of Timothy Johnson, 55, of 85 Stephanie Road, Exeter, and Devin Turman, 33, of 324 E. Main Street, Blain, on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Concern over new Pa. law requiring clearances for volunteers]]> Since late last year, Pennsylvania school districts and volunteer organizations have been scrambling to prepare for the new regulations on clearances that will impact employees and volunteers who work with children starting today.

Act 153, which was passed last November in response to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, requires a number of new or expanded measures to ensure that those who have working relationships with children have passed state and federal criminal and child abuse clearances.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:11:13 -0400 20150706091113 2015-07-06T09:11:13-04:00 2015-07-06T09:11:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Mohrsville team builds houses to help flood victims on Habitat for Humanity Mission trip to Colorado]]> A team from Salem Belleman's Church, 3540 Belleman's Church Road, Mohrsville, recently went on a mission trip to Colorado.

The team worked with the St. Vrain Habitat for Humanity in Longmont, Colorado. Many of the houses the group worked on will belong to displaced flood victims from the 2013 flooding.

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:01:39 -0400 20150705150139 2015-07-05T15:01:39-04:00 2015-07-05T15:01:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Pomona Grange hosts picnic at Edenburg Park]]> Pomona Grange hosted its annual Picnic at Edenburg Park recently.

Michael Adams, the President of the Hamburg Grange, as well as the President of the Berks County Grange, described that the unique opportunity that the Grange offers is that "other than churches, it's the only civic organization that the entire family can join.

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:17:45 -0400 20150705141745 2015-07-05T14:17:45-04:00 2015-07-05T14:17:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley High School Tech Education Successes: Advanced Woodworking class recognized for high quality projects]]> To confirm the success achieved by the Advanced Woodworking class at the Schuylkill Valley High School, Superintendent Dr. Warren F. Mata included a recognition video about the students and their projects at the June Board of Directors meeting.

As Mata stated at the meeting in regard to the high quality of the crafts created by the high school woodworkers, "this is really applied academics.

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