RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:45:26 -0400 60 <![CDATA[MABA hosts Mixer]]> The July MABA monthly meeting was a little different than most of their meetings.

The Morgantown Area Business Association held a July Mixer at the Old Village Inn in Morgantown July 15.

"This is an evening to get to know your fellow members, to talk and. enjoy some delicious appetizers that will be served, (but drinks are at your cost, Come and enjoy this evening MABA Mixer.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:36:50 -0400 2014-07-24T13:36:50-04:00 2014-07-24T13:37:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Proposed Kutztown Silk Mill District redevelopment project sparks concerns]]> The proposed Kutztown downtown redevelopment project in the Silk Mill District has sparked concerns.

The Kutztown Borough Council and Planning Commission met for a joint meeting on Wednesday, July 23 to continue talks of downtown redevelopment focused around the Silk Mill District. Although the meeting was a workshop designed solely for discussion purposes, it highlighted a few key concerns that will need to be addressed before a decision can be reached.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:17:15 -0400 2014-07-24T12:17:15-04:00 2014-07-24T12:17:21-04:00
<![CDATA[$200K grant bolsters plan for Boyertown-to-Pottstown rail service: the Colebrookdale Railroad]]>

BOYERTOWN - Progress on the revitalization of the Colebrookdale Railroad these days means more than pulling refurbished passenger cars along the picturesque 9-mile track on the shores of Manatawny Creek.

These days progress is being measured in cars and engines acquired, being fixed up and put into service.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:02:41 -0400 2014-07-24T10:02:41-04:00 2014-07-24T10:03:05-04:00 TOUT TOUT
<![CDATA[Fleetwood swim team defeats Maple Springs]]> The Fleetwood swim team improved to 3-1 on the season after defeating Maple Springs on July 13, 249-188. Top finishers for Fleetwood were:

Girls' 9-10 200 medley relay: P. Rautzhan, J. Corella, M. Schermerhorn and K. Tanis, first, 2:48.40.

Boys' 9-10 200 medley relay: O. Roth, A. Adamski, D.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:09:47 -0400 2014-07-23T16:09:47-04:00 2014-07-23T16:09:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Many positives in the Hamburg Reds' season]]> With a victory already under their belts, the Hamburg Sr. American Legion Reds were poised to go far in the Schuylkill/Berks League earlier this month. But their dreams of a league championship faded away when they lost their next two games to be eliminated from the tournament.

Expectations were high for the Reds.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:19:29 -0400 2014-07-23T14:19:29-04:00 2014-07-23T14:19:59-04:00
<![CDATA[New Rotary Club officers installed]]> The Boyertown Rotary recently installed the 2014-2015 officers.

Several Rotarians gathered at the Gilbertsville Fire Company to welcome in and usher out the present and past officers. Visiting guest, Associate District Governor Marie Ann Thompson was also in attendance to swear in new Rotary President Carl Harner a third generation Rotarian.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:47:45 -0400 2014-07-23T11:47:45-04:00 2014-07-23T11:47:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Oley's Peach and Ice Cream Festival slated for Saturday, Aug. 9]]> The Oley Valley is getting ready to eat some peaches.

Sponsored by the local fire company, Oley's Peach and Ice Cream Festival is slated for Saturday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Oley Fire Company Fairgrounds.

The Peach Dessert Contest will be in full swing again this year, inviting folks to enter their favorite dessert featuring peaches.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:44:47 -0400 2014-07-23T11:44:47-04:00 2014-07-23T11:45:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Fifty cadets graduate from Montgomery County Community College's Municipal Police Academy]]> Fifty police cadets of Classes 1303 and 1401graduated from Montgomery County Community College's Municipal Police Academy on July 16 during a ceremony held at the College's Science Center Theater, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell-a fitting number as the College celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

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<![CDATA[Crestwood swimmers defeat Womelsdorf]]> The Crestwood swim team defeated Womelsdorf on July 16, 232-186. Below are the top finishers for the Crestwood team.

Girls' 9-10 200 medley relay: Maye Metz, Ryssa Stoudt, Macy McDonough and Gabrielle Istenes, first, 3:51.08.

Girls' 11-12 200 medley relay: Anna Smale, Elizabeth Boyer, Kyla Karas and Grace Rowley, first, 3:29.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:42:32 -0400 2014-07-23T10:42:32-04:00 2014-07-23T10:42:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown's recent fire company merger seeks to offset decline of volunteers]]> Improved firefighting services, greater operational efficiencies and savings in tax dollars are among the benefits that residents are expected to realize through the recent merger of the three Boyertown area fire companies.

As of July 1, the three companies - Friendship Hook & Ladder and Keystone Steam Fire Co.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:30:54 -0400 2014-07-22T14:30:54-04:00 2014-07-23T11:44:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Tri County Record Calendar of Events July 22]]> Ongoing Events

Rockin' VBS - Make Music with the Go Fish Guys: Vacation Bible School will be located at the Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson, PA for children ages 4 through those who have completed 6th grade. They are welcome to join for a fun FREE week of songs, games, and learning from the Bible July 21-25, 6:30-8:45 p.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:01:29 -0400 2014-07-22T17:01:29-04:00 2014-07-22T17:01:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Tribute for Rep. Hennessey held at Tel Hai, Honey Brook Township]]> Honey Brook Twp.-On Monday, July 21 State Rep. Tim Hennessey of the 26th Legislative District was honored for his long service and advocacy of issues important to older Pennsylvanians.

Serving in the State House of Representatives since 1993, Hennessey has been a stalwart supporter of older Americans.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:01:04 -0400 2014-07-22T17:01:04-04:00 2014-07-22T17:01:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg residents visit revolutionary times]]>

Michael Jesberger presented a Revolutionary War program, "Citizen to Soldier," including a live muzzle-loading demonstration, for a crowd of about 50 who gathered around him at the Hamburg Park off Island Street. The July 15 program was arranged by the Hamburg Public Library.

Jesberger noted the modern facilities, including the swimming pool and an on-going baseball game, before gesturing to the Schuylkill River behind him.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:30:42 -0400 2014-07-22T15:30:42-04:00 2014-07-22T15:31:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Family and friends honor athlete at Run For Taylor]]>

Runners and walkers were out at the Hamburg Area High School football stadium early Sunday morning, July 20, for the sixth annual Run for Taylor in memory of Taylor Nicole Seitzinger.

Family, friends, those that knew her and even those that only know her through her memory came out to not only honor the late student, but to also help raise money for the Taylor N.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:22:27 -0400 2014-07-22T15:22:27-04:00 2014-07-22T15:22:34-04:00
<![CDATA[River House PA ready to help veterans and their families]]>

Port Clinton Park was filled with veterans, family members, supporters, music, food, activities and more on Saturday, July 19, for the River House PA fundraiser.

"We've been friends for 30 years and then one day we were sort of brainstorming and we thought 'why not,'" said Elizabeth Schaeffer, co-founder of River House PA, on her friend Cindy Ross, also the co-founder of River House PA.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:20:03 -0400 2014-07-22T15:20:03-04:00 2014-07-22T15:20:13-04:00