RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Fri, 29 May 2015 00:09:20 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Honey Brook: 32 compete in Spring Bocce Ball Tournament]]> The Memorial Day weekend in Honey Brook got off to a great start on Saturday May 23 when 32 people representing 8 teams played in the annual Spring Bocce Ball Tournament at the Honey Brook Borough courts.

Blessed with a beautiful day, the event was filled with keen bocce competition in the double elimination tournament and a break for a lunch where all the players ate like a family.

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<![CDATA[Local athletes take part in state track & field meet]]> SHIPPENSBURG >> Garden Spot High School junior Javon McIntyre finished sixth in the boys Class AAA 400-meter dash with a time of 49.90 seconds during the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Seth Grove Stadium on the campus of Shippensburg University on May 22-23.

In the girls Class AAA 4x800, Twin Valley placed 10th in the Heat 1 preliminaries May 22 with a time of 9:43.

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<![CDATA[Resident questions new Boyertown School Board policy for asking questions]]> Since last August, residents of the Boyertown Area School District have been offered the chance to ask the administration questions online.

Few have elected to do so.

At Tuesday's school board meeting, Superintendent Richard Faidley requested that a resident asking questions during public comment also submit those questions through the online form.

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<![CDATA[Birdsboro man charged with double homicide in Reading]]> A Birdsboro man is being charged with a double homicide that took place Wednesday morning, May 27, after turning himself in to Reading Police two hours after the shooting.

Reading police responded to the sounds of gunshots Wednesday at 2:46 a.m., according to Sgt. John Solecki.

An officer who was only one block away at the time of the shooting found the bodies of Brenda Cisneros, 22, of Reading, and Jhamar S.

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<![CDATA[The Center at Spring Street has a new bus]]> The Center at Spring Street, located at 200 West Spring Street in Boyertown, is a gathering place for active older adults 55 years of age and over who are wanting to stay active and connected with other seniors in the community.

Boyertown Area Multi-Service recently purchased a new bus through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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<![CDATA[Cruze In For A Cure -- A car show and more]]> The" Miracles From Him" team, a segment of Relay For Life of Boyertown, is gearing up for a "car show and more" benefiting American Cancer Society. The event is set for Saturday, June 6, from 12 to 4 p.m. on Morningstar Fellowship grounds, 100 Limekiln Rd., Bechtelsville.

Our mission statement is the "Power to make a difference" the "Passion to keep fighting back" and the "Hope to find a cure".

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<![CDATA[Focus on the Family: Daughter's put-downs with boyfriend worry parents]]> Q: Am I being too sensitive about the put-downs and insults my daughter and her boyfriend toss back and forth at each other? She acts like it's no big deal, but I'm alarmed and don't consider this to be healthy behavior.

Jim: I'd encourage you to trust your feelings on this one. In fact, it's been our observation many teens could benefit from some basic training on how to treat members of the opposite sex.

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<![CDATA[So you're saving for retirement- Now what?]]> When discussing retirement, there are dozens of questions you can ask yourself. Do you want immediate access to your money or do you want guaranteed income over your lifetime? Keep in mind guarantees are based on the financial strength and claims paying ability of the issuing insurance company. Are you concerned how long your retirement savings are going to last you? Do you want to harness the market to potentially grow your retirement assets or would you want to be more conservative?

Thrivent Financial believes that working through these questions with a financial professional is the first step to building a confident retirement.

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<![CDATA[Volunteers serve meal at Hope Rescue Mission]]> A group of fifteen people, members of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown, travelled out to Reading to serve a meal at Hope Rescue Mission on Sunday, May 3.

The mission is a place of refuge for homeless men in Berks County. The group prepared the meal ahead of time at St. John's and then served 95 men a delicious meal of ham, potato stuffing, green beans, corn, fruit cup, rolls and dessert.

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<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll residents show off green thumbs and passion for gardening]]> The gardens at Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care are flourishing once again, thanks to the hard work and dedication of residents at Chestnut Knoll and members of the Pottstown Garden Club. This season, residents have been able to get some fresh air and plant vegetables in the garden, in preparation for later use in the kitchen to be part of their daily meals.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown's Dylan Eddingher takes home a bronze at PIAA Track & Field Championships]]> It was a weekend to remember for Boyertown senior Dylan Eddingher at the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium May 22 and 23. Eddinger came home with a third-place bronze medal in the Class AAA 800-meter run withd a time of 1:51.19 in the finals.

Eddinger had run the top time in the trials of the 800 Friday with a 1:54.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Game Association holds 58th Children's Fishing Rodeo]]> Area children enjoyed the sport of fishing at the Hamburg Game Association's Children's Fishing Rodeo, a long-time annual event held this year on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. Over both days, 283 youngsters -- accompanied by parents and grandparents -- caught 537 trout, pulled from the association's beautiful pond.

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<![CDATA[Shoemakersville Children's Parade and Fair kicks off 250th anniversary celebration]]> The residents of Shoemakersville are helping to celebrate the town's big birthday with a series of events throughout summer, starting with the popular 64th annual Children's Parade and Fair on Saturday, June 6. This year's theme is "Happy Birthday Shoemakersville" in honor of the town turning 250 years old.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown High School Class of 2017 hosts first Running of the Cougars 5K Race and Fun Walk]]> On Saturday, May 16, the Kutztown Area High School Class of 2017 hosted the first annual "Running of the Cougars" 5K Race and Fun Walk.

Runners ran a course that circled the property of the school district that included a combination of challenges including hills, grass, gravel, and asphalt sections.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary Club hears from Bestonium owner]]> Tim Best, the owner of Bestonium, presented the program on May 21, at the Hamburg Rotary. He has graphics for the masses. Screen printing signage, lamination, banners, t-shirts, photo enlargements, custom wallpaper, fabric printing and more. Tom Roth was the program chairperson.

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