RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:49:39 -0500 60 <![CDATA[For what it's worth: York County's Live Eagle Camera has my attention]]> I'm not sure why it's so interesting to me--but it is. Since I discovered it, I cannot seem to stop watching York County's live feed of an eagle nest.

In case you haven't heard about this: Two eagles have built a nest and two eggs have been laid as of mid-February. The nest overlooks Lake Marburg in York County.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:57:57 -0500 2015-02-26T13:57:57-05:00 2015-02-26T13:57:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Grange pot pie dinner to benefit 'Save Our Strand' campaign on Feb. 28]]> As is often seen in the Hamburg area, helping and supporting one another is a big part of small town and small communities. Since the beginning, the Hamburg Grange February pot pie dinners have helped to support different groups and causes in the community. This year, all the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Our Town Foundation "Save Our Strand" campaign.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:02:40 -0500 2015-02-26T11:02:40-05:00 2015-02-26T11:02:40-05:00
<![CDATA[Montco Dems endorse three lawyers for Common Pleas Court judge]]> With the Pennsylvania Department of State ruling this week that November's election will include only three open seats for the Montgomery County bench, not the four that had been anticipated, county Democrats have now endorsed their judicial slate.

Lawyers Daniel J. Clifford, Todd Eisenberg and Natasha Taylor-Smith won endorsements from the Montgomery County Democratic Committee for the three judicial posts up for grabs in November.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:58:04 -0500 2015-02-26T10:58:04-05:00 2015-02-26T10:58:04-05:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Area Senior High students to dance all night to fight childhood cancer]]> Boyertown >> Twelve hours, hundreds of students and thousands of dollars. This is what Boyertown Area Senior High students are offering Friday night and Saturday morning to the families of children battling cancer.

For five years running, students at the school have organized Mini-THON, a microcosm of the Penn State University behemoth fundraiser.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:47:42 -0500 2015-02-26T10:47:42-05:00 2015-02-26T10:47:42-05:00
<![CDATA[Berks County kidnapping suspect apprehended in Wyoming]]> Pennsylvania State Police Hamburg report that kidnapping suspect Marshall Glenn McGinty, 43, was taken into custody without incident on Feb. 25 by Casper, Wyoming Police Department. He was found parked in the victim's Honda Fit at the East Side Wal Mart in Casper Wyoming.

Troopers were searching for McGinity after a kidnapping that occurred on Feb.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:35:33 -0500 2015-02-26T10:35:33-05:00 2015-02-26T10:35:33-05:00
<![CDATA[Exter School Board discusses Bond Sale and Transportation Center Site costs; graduation requirements revised]]> During their Feb. 17 meeting, the Exeter Township School District Board of School Directors was presented with results of the competitive bond sale, which took place Jan. 13, by Jamie Schlesinger of Public Financial Management and an update from Justin Istenes on the Transportation Center Project.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:22:27 -0500 2015-02-26T10:22:27-05:00 2015-02-26T10:22:27-05:00
<![CDATA[Murder mystery event 'Murderoulsy Uncorked!' slated at Moonlight Winery]]> A classic whodunit at Moonlight Winery has been sponsored by Moonlight Winery, Fecho Productions and Genesius Theatre.

After the huge success of A Christmas Carol on the Trolley, that commenced and ended at the Moonlight Winery, Fecho Productions and Moonlight Winery have teamed up, once again, to present "Murder At Moonlight Winery" - the mystery is entitled - "Murderoulsy Uncorked!"

This fun interactive event will be a rare vintage, indeed, and the world of fine wines is ripe with intrigue for all those would-be sleuths out there.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:08:38 -0500 2015-02-26T10:08:38-05:00 2015-02-26T10:08:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Millions of gallons of crude oil pass through Pottstown area each week]]> Crude oil transport trains, which travel through and often pause in Pottstown, have been gathering attention of late. The derailment that led to sky-high flames in West Virginia Feb. 16 has shone a national spotlight on an issue that hits close to home.

"If there is an incident, unfortunately, it could be catastrophic, with a million gallons or more in a unit train," Pottstown Fire Chief Richard Lengel said.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:00:00 -0500 2015-02-26T02:00:00-05:00 2015-02-24T11:34:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Guest Column: Teachers are Born, Not Made]]> Before I came to realize that my future resided in the classroom, I took two education classes in my senior year of college. I'd already completed most mandated courses and taken more than the required units of English. So to help fill out two remaining semesters, I joined some fellow English majors in their educational theory and adolescent psychology classes.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:47:46 -0500 2015-02-25T15:47:46-05:00 2015-02-25T15:47:46-05:00
<![CDATA[Humane Veterinary Hospital being built adjacent to Humane Society of Berks County]]> Humane Pennsylvania, a network of animal welfare facilities in Pennsylvania, is excited to announce the recent acquisition of a new building located at 1729 N. 11th Street, Reading.

The organization has purchased the building, which is adjacent to the Humane Society of Berks County, to act as the headquarters for Humane Pennsylvania as well as the future home of Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:22:22 -0500 2015-02-25T15:22:22-05:00 2015-02-25T15:22:22-05:00
<![CDATA[The Historian: Fraktur, the folk art of the Pa. Germans]]> During the 100 years between 1720 and 1820, well over 100,000 German-speaking immigrants entered Pennsylvania, most of them through the port of Philadelphia. In just the five years between 1749 and 1754 nearly 37,000 Germans came through that port and spread throughout Pennsylvania and beyond.

During that century, some townships such as New Hanover, which then extended to the Schuylkill River and included Upper and Lower Pottsgrove and Pottstown, were almost exclusively populated by German-speaking residents.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:15:07 -0500 2015-02-25T14:15:07-05:00 2015-02-25T14:15:07-05:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Boone grad Navy Petty Officer David Hurley serves as Yeoman]]> In addition to his civilian professions as hospital security and a health fitness specialist, Petty Officer 2nd Class David Hurley has committed to serving our nation as a Yeoman in the U.S. Navy Reserve assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Lehigh Valley.

Hurley's service includes four years of active duty and a two-year deployment to Iraq with the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC).

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:14:34 -0500 2015-02-25T14:14:34-05:00 2015-02-25T14:14:34-05:00
<![CDATA[Geologist speaks at Joanna Furnace about early iron mining]]> In the early 1800s southeastern Pennsylvania was one of the leading iron production areas in the nation.

On March 15 a local hydro-geologist, Ron Sloto, of Saint Peters in Chester County, will present a program on early iron mining in the Tri-County area of Berks, Chester, Lancaster counties.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:03:36 -0500 2015-02-25T13:03:36-05:00 2015-02-25T13:30:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley Elementary Center 2015 Spring Carnival features performances by Twin Valley cheerleaders and ReMix Dance & Fitness]]> Twin Valley Elementary Center will hold its annual 2015 Spring Carnival on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fundraising event is sponsored by TVEC's PIE PTO (Partners In Education) group. Admission to the carnival is free, and it's open to the entire community, not just TVEC families.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:04:01 -0500 2015-02-25T13:04:01-05:00 2015-02-25T13:04:01-05:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley Rotary honors Twin Valley students Alyssa Lahoda and Aaron Wildonger as February Students of the Month]]> On February 18 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School juniors, Alyssa Lahoda and Aaron Wildonger, as their Students of the Month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting.

Alyssa was honored for her academic, musical, and athletic achievements. Alyssa is a first chair violin, a member of Tri-M, and is also a member of the Twin Valley bowling team.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:45:21 -0500 2015-02-25T12:45:21-05:00 2015-02-25T12:45:21-05:00