RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 06 May 2015 11:27:54 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Kutztown School Board honors student athletes]]> The Kutztown Area School District School Board meeting on May 4 at the middle school celebrated student athletes with awards from the high school Principal Barry Flicker.

Some students attended the meeting to accept awards, including Zoe Keim, Pierre Reedy, Kody Reichert, Jacob Mengel, Beckham Sibiski and Sakira Fussner.

Tue, 05 May 2015 17:09:25 -0400 2015-05-05T17:09:25-04:00 2015-05-05T17:09:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Business: Music and fine Mexican cuisine paired in Pottstown; Classical guitarist Russell Ferrara returns to Juan Carlos Friday nights]]> In the fall of 2008 Ron Garza, chef-proprietor of Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine on High Street in Pottstown, was scouting locations to realize his dream of opening a fine dining restaurant.

Classical guitarist Russell Ferrara was, at that time, in the eighth year of disability from his lifelong music career.

Tue, 05 May 2015 16:03:36 -0400 2015-05-05T16:03:36-04:00 2015-05-05T16:03:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley High School Juniors and seniors gain work experience to confirm career choices]]> The Twin Valley High School Internship Program offers students opportunities to gain exposure to various career fields. Juniors and Seniors gain valuable work experience as they determine and confirm their career choices.

The following businesses participated this year as mentors to our students: Cedar Meadow Swine, Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center, Honey Brook Chiropractics, Exeter Veterinarian Hospital, Honey Brook Administration, Birdsboro/Judge Glass, Caernarvon Township Wastewater Treatment Plant, Kurtz Fish Hatchery, Whole Child Learning Center, Resource Associates Corporation, Body Zone, Twisted Scissors, Country Companion Animal Hospital, Premax Manufacturing, Tel Hai Retirement Center, Stell Environmental, Robeson Preschool, Goodwill Industries, Singer Equipment, Reading Country Club, Tri County Record, The Rehab Center, Dr.

Tue, 05 May 2015 15:59:04 -0400 2015-05-05T15:59:04-04:00 2015-05-05T15:59:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Reamstown Historical Society & Museum: Who knew? Lancaster County was hemp farming mecca]]> Les Stark, whose ancestors were hemp farmers in Lancaster County, will present this fiber's fascinating history on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Reamstown Community Center, 24 E. Church St., Reamstown.

According to Stark, the culture of hemp was nearly universal centuries ago. William Penn recognized the enormous potential of this crop and founded Pennsylvania in 1681 specifically intending for the Commonwealth to produce hemp.

Tue, 05 May 2015 15:58:40 -0400 2015-05-05T15:58:40-04:00 2015-05-05T15:58:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown's Center at Spring Street to host 'Senior Senior' Prom this Friday]]> The Center at Spring Street and the Boyertown Area Senior High School will partner to host the Annual Senior Senior Prom at The Center at Spring Street on Friday, May 8, from 7 to 10 p.m.

This intergenerational event bridges the gap between the senior citizens from The Center with the National Honor Society seniors from the Boyertown Area Senior High.

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<![CDATA[74-year-old robbed at gunpoint at Amity ATM]]> AMITY >> Township police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the armed robbery of a 74-year-old Birdsboro man outside the National Penn Bank Sunday night to contact them at 610-689-6002, ext. 250.

According to police the robbery occurred around 10:35 p.m. outside the bank located at 63 Old Swede Road (Route 662), near the intersection with Route 422.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:51:59 -0400 2015-05-04T15:51:59-04:00 2015-05-04T21:27:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Exeter teen bake sale on track to reach $12,000 by 6th year for Animal Rescue League]]> After six years of fundraising, Exeter teen Kyra Hoerr hopes this year to reach $12,000 raised for the Animal Rescue League.

At the age of eleven, Kyra held her first bake sale at Exeter May Days, a carnival put on by Exeter Township Parks and Recreation. Her sale is a two-day marathon of baking and selling, starting Friday morning with tent set-up and frenzied baking.

Mon, 04 May 2015 16:09:31 -0400 2015-05-04T16:09:31-04:00 2015-05-04T16:09:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Community Choir continues tradition of providing free live music to community]]> As the Kutztown Community Choir prepares for their annual Spring Concert and the 40th annual Flag Day Concert, the choir's director and conductor celebrate the choir's history and seeks guest conductors and accompanists to help the choir continue into the future.

Conductor Mike Barron said he wanted to honor the choir's founder and long-time director Richard Wagner.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:48:55 -0400 2015-05-04T15:48:55-04:00 2015-05-04T15:48:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Goat race crowns newest champion in Pottstown]]> Pottstown >> After accidently crowning the wrong winner in last year's event, the organizers behind this year's Sly Fox Bock Fest Goat Race were taking no chances.

Under beautiful, sunny skies on Sunday, multiple cameras and judges were in position as the four-legged final competitors galloped down the grass-covered track.

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:07:51 -0400 2015-05-04T15:07:51-04:00 2015-05-04T15:07:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Washington Township places recycling bins in public spaces]]> Washington Township, Berks County, has received 21 recycling bins designed specifically for placement at public spaces throughout the community as part of a national recycling bin grant program made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

The Township received 60 gallon "Keep America Beautiful" recycling bins for the collection of drinking bottles.

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:38:06 -0400 2015-05-04T14:38:06-04:00 2015-05-04T14:38:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Middle School principal taped to wall; Fifth graders rewarded for collecting the most for food bank donation]]> Fleetwood Middle School's fifth grade students taped their principal, Gangi Cucciuffo, to the wall with red duct tape on Friday, May 1.

It didn't take long for approximately 216 fifth grade students to fasten their principal to the wall of the gym. A large fan was brought in to try and cool him down as teams of two placed their tape strips over Cucciuffo.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:06:40 -0400 2015-05-04T13:06:40-04:00 2015-05-04T13:06:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Junior Girl Scout Troop 153 earns Bronze Award]]> Kutztown Junior Girl Scout Troop #153 earned their Bronze Award this year by taking care of an area outside of their meeting place.

They planned, planted and decorated throughout the year for the different holidays and seasons. The Bronze Award is the highest award that can be earned as a Junior Girl Scout.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:06:03 -0400 2015-05-04T13:06:03-04:00 2015-05-04T13:06:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood inducts two as distinguished alumni]]> The Fleetwood Area School District and the FASD Foundation are very pleased to announce the selection of two individuals as Distinguished Alumni of Fleetwood Area High School. The induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 14th during the high school's Band and Orchestra Spring Concert.

The honorees earned recognition through their outstanding service to the country or to the Fleetwood community.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:05:41 -0400 2015-05-04T13:05:41-04:00 2015-05-04T13:05:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Rodale Institute, Kutztown hosts spring Plant Sale]]> "The plants we have are of unusual varieties that you can't find in stores." Maggie Saska, Rodale Institute's Plant Production Specialist, knows first-hand that this Plant Sale will be well worth the trip.

The Rodale Institute Spring Open House Plant Sale will feature numerous varieties of plants and herbs that were all organically grown right here at the Rodale Institute.

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:05:24 -0400 2015-05-04T13:05:24-04:00 2015-05-04T13:05:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Pea-Nut the Flying Elephant visits area, baffles Bally residents]]> Local residents looked to the sky last Wednesday evening, April 29, asking, "What is that thing?"

Upon closer inspection, they realized it was a flying elephant, more accurately, a hot air balloon in the shape of an elephant.

Tony Saxton, the pilot that evening and one of the owners of Endless Mountains Hot Air Balloons in Doylestown, Pa.

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:18:17 -0400 2015-05-04T12:18:17-04:00 2015-05-04T12:18:17-04:00