In Other News

Kutztown University students run through campus in Boxer Trot; KU fraternity raises $1,250 for charity

By Emily Leayman For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

Berks County appeals to state legislators for 911 funding

The Berks County commissioners moved their meeting off-site for the first time Thursday, April 9, to draw the attention of state legislators to an issue that they have been emphasizing for several years — a better way to fund the 911 system.

By Kaitlyn Foti @kaitlynfoti on Twitter |


  • Recycling

    Washington Township places recycling bins in public spaces

    Washington Township, Berks County, has received 21 recycling bins designed specifically for placement at public spaces throughout the community as part of a national recycling bin grant program made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

    From Washington Township |

  • News

    Fleetwood Middle School principal taped to wall; Fifth graders rewarded for collecting the most for food bank donation

    Fleetwood Middle School’s fifth grade students taped their principal, Gangi Cucciuffo, to the wall with red duct tape on Friday, May 1.

    By Roxanne Richardson For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • News

    Kutztown Junior Girl Scout Troop 153 earns Bronze Award

    Kutztown Junior Girl Scout Troop #153 earned their Bronze Award this year by taking care of an area outside of their meeting place.

    By Kristen Berk Junior Troop 153 Leader |

  • News

    Fleetwood inducts two as distinguished alumni

    The Fleetwood Area School District and the FASD Foundation are very pleased to announce the selection of two individuals as Distinguished Alumni of Fleetwood Area High School. The induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 14th during the high school’s Band and Orchestra Spring Concert.

    By Dr. Paul Eaken Fleetwood Superintendent |

  • News

    Rodale Institute, Kutztown hosts spring Plant Sale

    “The plants we have are of unusual varieties that you can’t find in stores.” Maggie Saska, Rodale Institute’s Plant Production Specialist, knows first-hand that this Plant Sale will be well worth the trip.

    By Aaron Kinsman Rodale Institute |

  • News

    Pea-Nut the Flying Elephant visits area, baffles Bally residents

    Local residents looked to the sky last Wednesday evening, April 29, asking, “What is that thing?”

    By Krista Zimmerman For Berks-Mont News |

  • News

    Female Students Participate in Montgomery County Community College’s New Legislator Shadowing Program

    As part of Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) new Legislator Shadowing Program, four female students recently spent a day with female members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Harrisburg to get a firsthand experience of leadership careers in public service.

    From Montgomery County Community College |

  • Announcements

    Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and At Home Services to hold Job Fair

    Are you looking for a job that will make a difference in someone’s life? You’re in luck! Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Chestnut Knoll At Home are growing their team of caregivers! A job fair will be held for interested applicants on May 13 from 1-6 at four different locations for convenience. This is your chance to be a part of a local team that makes a difference in the community they serve!

    From Chestnut Knoll |

  • Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day: Bridging the generations by bridging the miles

    In times past, families stayed put. Young mothers lived near their parents, and ties between mothers and daughters, grandmothers and grandchildren, were easy to maintain. But the modern family finds generations stretched across states, countries, even the world. Families are more challenged to stay connected, and holidays like Mothers’ Day can be a difficult. Using a mix of technological and time-honored tricks, here’s how today’s children, mothers and grandmothers...

    By Kolleen Long For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

  • Mother's Day

    Hamburg mom a role model for her own children as well as others

    As a school counselor and mother, Marybeth Mell has had ample opportunities to be a role model for not only her own children, but hundreds of other children in her position as a school counselor at the Hamburg Area Middle School during the last 11 years.

    By Karen Chandler For Berks-Mont Newspapers |

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