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 15:37:45 -0400 60 <![CDATA[The Historian: A Most Interesting Diary]]> A most interesting diary has come to light. Found by historian Nancy Roan, it was created by Norristown resident Mary Markley Boyer from 1839-1845. Diaries and journals, called "primary source documents," are the gold standard in historical research. They are usually to be trusted above all other sources.

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<![CDATA[State Police: No speeding violations on Garey Road]]> State Police Public Information Officer for Troop L, David Beohm, said on June 29 that the State Police have not observed any speeding issues on Garey Road, Union Township, despite residents' complaints to the contrary.

He said no warnings or tickets were issued during the five times -- from May 19 to June 2 -- that police were stationed at Garey Road.

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<![CDATA[Berks Opera Company presents master class]]> Eric Weimer will present a coaching session with several Berks Opera Company young artists on Sunday, July 12, at 3 p.m.

"We are thrilled to bring in international coach and opera conductor, Eric Weimer, to present a master class for our young artists," said Tamara Black, Executive Director, Berks Opera Company.

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<![CDATA[Date slated for Boyertown's 2015 Cruise Night]]> Building a Better Boyertown will be hosting their Annual Cruise Night in Boyertown on Saturday, July 18.

This event will take place on Reading Avenue from Second to Fifth Street as well as in the back lots of St. Johns Church, Good Sheppard Church, The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, and the lots of National Penn Bank from 4 to 9 p.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town July 8]]> What's going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

9 July - Christine Havrilla in Listen Live Music Concerts in the Park Series at Upper Saucon Township Park, Upper Saucon Twp. (7 p.m. start)

9 July - Griz Band at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Pleasentville (7 p.

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<![CDATA[Berks Fly Tyers share everything you wanted to know about fly fishing]]> Representatives of the Berks Fly Tyers were on hand at the Berks County Heritage Center in the beautiful area adjacent to the covered bridge on Saturday, June 20.

The surroundings were a fitting backdrop for long-time member of the club, Jack Tucker of Mohnton, to confirm that one reason that the club exists is to "preserve tradition.

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<![CDATA[Celebrating Greater Governor Mifflin League's 40th annual Community Days]]> The Greater Governor Mifflin League's 40th annual Community Days was held in Shillington from June 28 to July 4.

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<![CDATA[Southern Berks EMS declares improved service time]]> Southern Berks EMS Executive Director Malcolm Coles told the Amity Township Board of Supervisors July 1 that relocating its emergency vehicles within the township has improved its response times.

"We're a non-profit, with 20 years of service and dedicated to providing 911 service," said Coles.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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