RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:07:45 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Tel Hai to host The Wheatland Chorale for 'shimmering' performance]]> Tel Hai Retirement Community invites the public to a Tel Hai Concert Series performance by The Wheatland Chorale on Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in the community's StoneCroft Center for Worship & Performing Arts, located at 4000 Tree Line Drive in Honey Brook. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

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<![CDATA[Borough invites spectators to swoop, chug and motor along at the Elverson Halloween Parade]]> Planes will swoop, trains will chug and automobiles will motor down Main Street in this year's Elverson Halloween Parade, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. at the corner of South Pine and Main Streets. This year's theme of Planes, Trains and Automobiles should provide an exciting variety of floats and rousing band music as the parade progresses down Main Street to the National Penn Bank.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown lantern release honors memory of Michael Bailey and Heather Delp]]> The Kutztown/Brandywine Youth Football and Cheer Association will be holding a Memorial Sky Lantern Release on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 9 at the Kutztown Park youth football field to benefit the families of the late Michael Bailey and the late Heather Delp who were coaches in the Kutztown /Brandywine youth football and cheer program.

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<![CDATA[New Innkeeper brings changes to Main Street Inn in Kutztown]]> Shena Corrado is the new Innkeeper and General Manager at Main Street Inn, 401 W. Main St., Kutztown, which has also brought a few changes to the Inn.

Corrado is the daughter of the original Innkeeper and current owners, Pam and Angelo Corrado.

"My Mom and Dad have taken more of a backseat to the daily management.

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<![CDATA[The King's Heralds to perform as part of Tel Hai Concert Series]]> Tel Hai Retirement Community and Conestoga Mennonite Church invite the public to a concert performance by The King's Heralds on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the community's StoneCroft Center for Worship & Performing Arts in Honey Brook.

A freewill offering will be taken, and advanced seating reservations are required.

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<![CDATA[SunnyBrook Foundation presents Dance with Jerry Blavat, The Geator with the Heater, at SunnyBrook Ballroom]]> Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Blavat, the Geator with Heater, the Boss with the Hot Sauce, the King of Philly Rock & Roll, returns to the SunnyBrook Ballroom in Pottstown, on Friday, Oct. 9th, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Tickets are on sale now for a reduced price until Oct. 8. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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<![CDATA[Dr. Chris Kraft to speak on early arrival and settlement of Americans]]> Dr. Chris Kraft, Geology Professor Emeritus of the University of Delaware, and well-known local resident, will present an interesting program on the earliest arrivals of people to the Americas at the October meeting of the Goschenhoppen Historians.

Recent archeological discoveries and DNA studies are dramatically changing long-held views on the peopling of the Americas.

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<![CDATA[Diakon Adult Day Services program receives grant to support area seniors]]> Diakon Adult Day Services at Manatawny, 30 Old Schuylkill Road, in Pottstown was recently awarded a nearly $5,000 grant from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, providing a subsidy to seniors with low to moderate incomes who need adult day services and are currently waiting for financial assistance from the county or state.

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<![CDATA[The Historian: Bees, parties, frolics or a chore called by some other name]]> We have all heard the expression, "Many hands make light work." This seemed to be the idea behind the frolics, parties and bees of our Goschenhoppen forefathers. Diaries that have been saved and translated from the original Pennsylvania German dialect attest to the popularity of these "parties."

Excerpts from the diary of John F.

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<![CDATA[Cat Angel Network: Meet Brianna, the 'queen of the castle']]> At only four-and-a-half years of age, Brianna is the perfect choice for a family wanting a settled adult cat who is still young enough to have plenty of energy for play and fun. Brianna is a talker, and she is particularly vocal when she is carrying around her favorite toy in her mouth. You would think she would drop it with all her chatter, but she is always in full possession of her prize!

Brianna likes to be the "queen of the castle" so she is great as an only cat or with a dog having a laid-back disposition.

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<![CDATA[ReadingFilmFEST presents the first ever 'Art of Film']]> The ReadingFilmFEST (RFF) presents the first ever "Art of Film," a fine art exhibition featuring regional artists designed to highlight the theme of "FILM," create awareness of the revamped film festival, and engage the community in the event.

The opening of the exhibit will be held on Thursday, Oct.

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<![CDATA[Adoptables from the Montco SPCA]]> Please meet Zoe, a six-year-old Boxer/Staffordshire mix. This quiet girl was turned in because her previous owners didn't have enough time to devote to her. She is a relatively calm and mature lady who has had limited exposure to other animals. She is good with kids and adults, alike. Release A258255.

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<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll to offer Virtual Dementia Tour to help caregivers understand the struggles of living with dementia]]> Have you ever wondered what it's like to live life in the day of someone who has dementia? What is their perspective? Thanks to Chestnut Knoll, caregivers and family members are able to "walk in their loved ones' shoes" and experience dementia for themselves, so they can better understand the physical and mental challenges of those who have dementia.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:28:10 -0400 20151006102810 2015-10-06T10:28:10-04:00 2015-10-06T10:28:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Third Annual Bark For Life draws crowd to Oley Fairgrounds]]> A handful of volunteers continue to push for a cause close to their hearts. On Sunday, Oct. 4, the 3rd Annual Bark For Life of Boyertown/Oley Valley kicked off at the Oley Fairgrounds. The event benefits the American Cancer Society under Boyertown's Relay For Life.

The goal is to raise awareness and funding for the fight against cancer in addition to supporting all cancer survivors and caregivers -- canine and human.

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:10:05 -0400 20151006094815 2015-10-05T15:10:05-04:00 2015-10-06T09:48:15-04:00
<![CDATA[More than 235 volunteers turn out for Kutztown Street Cleanup]]> More that 235 volunteers from the Kutztown borough and Kutztown University turned out Sept. 27 for a street cleanup sponsored by the Clean and Green committee of the Kutztown Community Partnership, with support from local merchants.

In addition to local residents, groups that participated in the effort included Girl Scout Troop 1974, several fraternity and sorority organizations and the Outdoors Club from the university.

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