RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:58:26 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Boyertown Area Multi-Service to host 9th Festival of Trees, community invited]]> Boyertown Area Multi-Service will be hosting the Ninth Annual Festival of Trees on Friday, Dec. 4. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Center at Spring Street, 200 West Spring Street in Boyertown.

Admission to Festival of Trees is free, the event is open to the public and is also a stop on the Boyertown Holiday House Tour.

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<![CDATA[Brandywine Heights High School Students host Thanksgiving Senior Citizen Luncheon]]> Brandywine Heights High School hosted it's first of many Thanksgiving Senior Citizen Luncheons on Nov. 18.

The luncheon was held during the school day from 1:15 to 3 p.m. and orchestrated through the collaborative efforts of staff, faculty and students.

The event commenced as a result of suggestions that stemmed from the student body who wanted to do something to give back to the community.

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<![CDATA[Krupp guilty of torching detective's home]]> NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Pottsgrove woman showed little emotion as a jury convicted her of charges she torched and destroyed the home of her neighbor, a Limerick detective, out of revenge after she blamed him for her son's legal problems.

Donna Marie Krupp, 52, simply cupped her hand to her mouth as a Montgomery County jury convicted her of arson, causing a catastrophe, reckless burning, recklessly endangering another person, criminal mischief, failing to control or report a fire, possessing an instrument of crime and cruelty to animals in connection with the 2:26 a.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown EMS acquires new automatic CPR devices, holds training session]]> Boyertown Lions Community Ambulance Service held training for the Lucas 2 Chest Compression System on Thursday, Nov. 19.

The ambulance company used the Assistance to Firefighters Federal Grant to purchase four units plus accessories with a 5-year extended warranty for $66,000. On Dec. 1, after all of the 35 staff members are trained, the units will be in place for use -- one in each vehicle.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown food pantry Manna is thankful for donations to make sure no one goes hungry]]> This time of year is when people start thinking of Thanksgiving and the holidays, also known as the Thankful Time of Year.

Grace Evangelical Congregational Church's food pantry Manna is thankful for the community that helps them to serve their neighbors. The Kutztown area food pantry is also thankful for all those that donate money and items and their time, so they can continue to serve in their mission to help others and make sure that no one goes hungry.

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<![CDATA[State Police: Burglary at Mertztown residence under investigation]]> State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Longswamp Township residence on Nov. 18, between 12 and 4:50 p.m.

The victims, Edward and Dodie Hollenbach, of Mertztown, reported that items were missing from their home after the unknown actor(s) used a hidden set of keys to enter the residence.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Patriot Calendar Nov. 26]]> Send events to by Friday noon week prior to publication.

Brandywine Community Library

Teen Art Show: Please stop and take note of the wonderful works of art our teens have created. Show runs through Nov. 30.

Shop Local Saturday: Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.

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<![CDATA[Shoemakersville Fire Company hosts annual Christmas Tree Sale fundraiser, raises funds for training, new equipment]]> Lieutenant Timothy Seyfert from the Shoemakesville Fire Company announced that the fire company is holding its annual Christmas Tree Sale fundraiser that they hold every year. The sale will start on Black Friday and continue up until Christmas.

"This will be our 6th year of selling Christmas Trees," said Seyfert.

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<![CDATA[Racers Giving Back benefits Kutztown racer's family and Lolly's Locks]]> The second annual Racers Giving Back benefit on Friday, Nov. 27 at Wyomissing's Slick Willy's Karts and Eats will raise money for breast cancer patient Amy Knappenberger of Macungie and the family of Kutztown's Michael Bailey, who died in July.

The event, running from 5:30 to 11 p.m., will feature races that anyone attending can sign up for, according to Lisa Christman, one of the event coordinators.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Borough Council expects no tax increase for proposed budget]]> In 2016, Kutztown residents may not see increases on real estate taxes for the proposed budget, although the general fund will increase, Borough Manager Gabriel Khalife said at the Nov. 17 Kutztown Borough Council meeting.

According to Khalife, the general fund will increase from this year's approximately $4.

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<![CDATA[Berks County cast presents The Velveteen Rabbit - A Christmas Musical for Fleetwood Community Theatre]]> Fleetwood Community Theatre presents The Velveteen Rabbit- A Christmas Musical by Margery Williams, adapted by Karen Schultz Miller, on Dec. 4 and 5.

On Christmas morning, a young boy receives, among many gifts, a stuffed velveteen rabbit. When the little stuffed Rabbit shows up under the tree, the other toys laugh at him.

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<![CDATA[Letter to the Editor]]> Dear Editor;

I am writing in response to the picture on the front page of the Patriot Nov. 12.

I have NO pity for students who are discontent about their voting poll being 5 miles away. Picking candidate Sestak to walk with them is a joke, he has lots of baggage.

Voting to me is very important.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Historical Society hosts 34th Annual Holiday Festival, a holiday tradition for many]]> Kutztown Historical Society held their 34th annual Holiday Festival on Nov. 14, the biggest event the Historical Society holds on a yearly basis as well as one of their biggest fundraiser.

"This is our big annual event, it's mostly a fundraiser for the organization," Brendan Strasser, the librarian for the Historical Society, said.

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<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Dear Mom...]]> Loyal readers have probably noticed over the years that I've praised my Pennsylvania Dutch grandmother and father on many occasions, and have made little reference to my mom. By no means intentional, I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately, since I have lost both my dad and "Nana," and my aunt most recently, who was a very good woman, and all too recent! But if one subscribes in the nature versus nurture notion, then one may find themselves in a debate, if your core make-up and development are products primarily of innate, inborn or inherited traits or learned behaviors and environmental factors that determine one's aptitude more so.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg's Zalasky earns Most Winning Soccer Coach title]]> Chris Zalasky earns the title of Most Winning Soccer Coach in Hamburg Area High School history.

Zalasky is a proud teacher at Hamburg Area School District. He has been teaching for 14 years in Tilden Elementary. With 12 years in fourth grade and two years in fifth, he looks forward to continuing his career in this district.

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