RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:35:23 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Wilkes University student Kayla Hiryak of Gilbertsville receives First Place for 'Phage Hunting' research poster at Science Education Alliance Conference]]> Wilkes University student Kayla Hiryak of Gilbertsville, Pa., received first place for a research poster that she presented at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Science Education Alliance Conference.

The conference was held at the institute's research center at Janelia Farm, Va.

Hiryak, the daughter of Kathleen and James Hiryak, presented the results of research conducted in a "Phage Hunting" class taught by Christian Laing, assistant professor of mathematics, computer science and biology.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:11:37 -0400 2014-07-31T11:11:37-04:00 2014-07-31T11:11:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Caitlin Smith participates in Summer Scholars Program at Saint Joseph's University]]> While most college students have traded rigorous academic work for relaxing on the beach, Saratoga, Pa. resident Caitlin Smith will give up summer vacation to remain on campus at Saint Joseph's University as a member of the Summer Scholars Program. Smith is one of 106 students who will engage in faculty-mentored research and creative projects at the University this summer.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:09:36 -0400 2014-07-31T11:09:36-04:00 2014-07-31T11:09:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Folksong Society and Historic State Theatre of Boyertown to present The Karmic Repair Company with special guests this Friday]]> In cooperation with the Philadelphia Folksong Society, The Karmic Repair Company with special guests Bovine Social Club and Gregg Cagno will appear Friday, Aug. 1, at The State Theatre of Boyertown,

A variety of instruments and buoyant vocals give The Karmic Repair Company a range of musical colors and textures to work with that surpasses the power trio palette.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:47:14 -0400 2014-07-31T10:47:14-04:00 2014-07-31T10:47:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Exeter Township Police announce increased motorcycle enforcement]]> Noting 38 percent of all FATAL crashes in Exeter Township involve a Motorcycle being driven aggressively; Township Police have been awarded funding to crack down on aggressively driven motorcycles. The grant which was provided by PennDOT through the North Central Highway Safety Network will provide funding for Township Police to concentrate efforts to ensure riders and their motorcycles meet the requirements of Pennsylvania's laws.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:34:27 -0400 2014-07-31T10:34:27-04:00 2014-07-31T10:34:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Area Fire and Rescue accepts Community Giving Grant check from Walmart of Bechtelsville]]> Members of the Boyertown Area Fire and Rescue accepted a check for a Community Giving Grant from the Walmart in Bechtelsville on Friday, July 25.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:25:42 -0400 2014-07-31T10:25:42-04:00 2014-07-31T10:25:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Grizzlies qualify for state Jr. Legion baseball tournament]]> With a 5-0 victory over Hamburg at Radnor High School on July 30, the Boyertown Grizzlies Jr. Legion baseball team won the Wayne Regional Tournament and qualified for the double-elimination state tournament.

The Grizzlies did it the hard way. After losing to North Parkland in the opening round, the Grizzlies fought back through the losers bracket, winning the next five games to win the tournament.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:01:42 -0400 2014-07-31T10:01:42-04:00 2014-07-31T10:01:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Boone Jr. Legion Orioles take second in state regional tournament]]> The Daniel Boone Jr. Legion Orioles made it all the way to the championship game of the state regional tournament in Pottstown. With a 7-2 loss to Nether Providence (a team the Orioles lost to earlier in the tournament), Boone was eliminated from the tournament, winning three games and losing two.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:21:44 -0400 2014-07-31T09:21:44-04:00 2014-07-31T09:21:52-04:00
<![CDATA[The Historian by Robert Wood: Old Inns and Taverns of New Hanover, part 1]]> The old inns and taverns of Montgomery County share typical features that make them recognizable. Situated at a crossroads and built of stone, brick or logs, they were usually two stories high, squareish, and had attic windows in the gable ends and frequently attic dormers; along the front one will find a long porch sheltering two doors, one leading into the bar-room and the other leading into the inn parlor and family living quarters.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:07:04 -0400 2014-07-30T20:07:04-04:00 2014-07-30T20:07:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley swimmers break records]]> The Twin Valley girls U14 swim relay broke the Brandywine Swim League Medley relay record on July 19 and they broke the Freestyle relay record on July 26, both records were from 1994. The girls also broke the Twin Valley swim team relay record in both the Freestyle relay(1998) by 8 seconds and the Medley relay (2007) by 17 seconds.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:36:51 -0400 2014-07-30T17:36:51-04:00 2014-07-30T17:36:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Movie Nights on the Lawn offers evening of fun in Elverson]]>

Most nights when the orange sun sets behind the western horizon, the giggles and laughter of children playing on the jungle gym in Livingood Park dissipate, but for two Fridays in July the night was just beginning because "Movie Nights on the Lawn" was about to start.

The conversations between young adults from Community Evangelical Free Church about having a safe, family friendly event that would benefit two organizations had become a reality.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:24:56 -0400 2014-07-30T17:24:56-04:00 2014-07-30T17:25:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Music in the Grove features old time country & gospel Aug. 10]]>

St. John Center Lutheran Church again welcomes this year "Just Friends" and "Potter's Clay" to Music in the Grove on Sunday evening, August 10 at 6 p.m.

Just Friends is a local group that plays old time country and gospel music. The members of Just Friends are Lee and Vera Kochel, Marlin Hartranft, Kevin Sensenig, Raymond Weidman and Theresa King.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:26:55 -0400 2014-07-30T16:26:55-04:00 2014-07-30T16:26:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Music in the Grove features Travis Wetzel Trio Aug. 9]]>

An evening of Bluegrass music by The Travis Wetzel Trio will be held at St. John Center Lutheran Church on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m.

Travis Wetzel is a dynamic musician. His music includes Celtic, Native American, gospel and country along with Bluegrass music. He is a lead fiddler but you will find him playing the mandolin, guitar and doing vocals.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:26:32 -0400 2014-07-30T16:26:32-04:00 2014-07-30T16:26:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Honey Brook Concerts in the Park features Spirit Wing Aug. 10]]> Honey Brook Borough's next Concerts in The Park Summer Concert Series features Spirit Wing on Sunday, Aug. 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Honey Brook's Summer Concert Series is in it's sixth season and continues to offer a variety of musical genres.

A finalist for Native American Music Awards in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010, Spirit Wing's "music comes from a strong folk/acoustic music tradition along with traditional Native songs.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:26:26 -0400 2014-07-30T16:26:26-04:00 2014-07-30T16:26:30-04:00
<![CDATA[G-STEM Program introduces teens to the world of environmental science]]> For participating Pottstown Middle School students, Montgomery County Community College's G-STEM- Green Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-program was the first opportunity they ever had to explore the Schuylkill River, hold crayfish or see schools of minnows swim by their legs.

By testing the water quality at various locations along the river, as well as in the Manatawny Creek tributary, students learned about what may impact the life cycle and inhabitants of this river aquarium.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:55:36 -0400 2014-07-30T12:55:36-04:00 2014-07-30T12:55:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Emergency responders train Boyertown area youth during Emergency Response Explorer Weekend]]> These days it's never too soon to start thinking about the future-and when that future could potentially save lives, than it seems all is for the better.

A dozen Boyertown area youth recently spent the weekend of July 18 alongside emergency responders as a part of the Boyertown Ambulance Venturer Post's Emergency Response Explorer Weekend (EREW).

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