RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 17 May 2015 09:15:14 -0400 60 <![CDATA[After 3,500 games, Phillies security guard calls it a career]]> PHILADELPHIA >> After 45 years of working security detail for the Philadelphia Phillies, Tony Valerio, 87, of Ridley Township, decided to finally retire.

After 3,500-plus games and watching a multitude of managers and hundreds of players come and go, the octogenarian decided it was time to take life a little easier and get out of the dugout that he diligently guarded for 30 years.

Sat, 16 May 2015 12:46:19 -0400 2015-05-16T12:46:19-04:00 2015-05-16T12:46:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Last Genuardi's supermarket slated to close]]> LOWER PROVIDENCE >> When the sign soon comes down at the last remaining Genuardi's market, in Audubon, the name once synonymous with a local family-run empire will disappear from the landscape forever.

Many of course, would argue that any heirloom connection with the Genuardi's of yesterday has been gone since 2001, when Genuardi's Family Markets was sold to Safeway Inc.

Sat, 16 May 2015 09:29:13 -0400 2015-05-16T09:29:13-04:00 2015-05-16T09:29:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Shillington's 87th Annual Memorial Day Parade announced]]> The American Legion Reber-Moore Post #635 will host Shillington's 87th annual Memorial Day Parade and Service on Monday, May 25th, 2015. Memorial Day honors and remembers those who have died serving their country. We are encouraging civic organizations to participate or come as a spectator to show support for those who serve their country and community.

Fri, 15 May 2015 15:15:37 -0400 2015-05-15T15:15:37-04:00 2015-05-15T15:15:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Brandywine Heights student overdoses while in class, two others charged with possession; Superintendent says it will take a community to combat this issue]]> A Brandywine Heights High School student overdosed while at school and was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital for treatment at 7:53 a.m. on May 12.

"The juvenile is alive and recovering," according to a State Police report.

The student was found in possession of a controlled substance.

Fri, 15 May 2015 14:21:53 -0400 2015-05-15T14:21:53-04:00 2015-05-15T14:21:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown students receive awards at Alvernia Honors Convocation]]> Top Alvernia University students received awards for their hard work at the annual Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 26.

Kevin Shainline of Boyertown, studying Psychology earned the Outstanding Student in the Humanities and High Achievement Award in Theology from the Humanities department.

Fri, 15 May 2015 13:43:48 -0400 2015-05-15T13:43:48-04:00 2015-05-15T13:43:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Junior High East competes at the 2015 Pennsylvania TSA State Conference]]> Students from the Boyertown Junior High East recently competed the 2015 Pennsylvania TSA State Conference at Seven Springs.

With little sleep, and the will to do their best, all student participants proudly represented Boyertown Junior High East. The chapter's inexperience was overshadowed by motivation and focus.

Fri, 15 May 2015 13:24:23 -0400 2015-05-15T13:24:23-04:00 2015-05-15T13:24:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Five county student-athletes earn congressional award]]> Five students from Berks County were recognized by Congressman Patrick Meehan with the Congressional Scholar-Athlete Award last night. This award is given to students who exemplify the selfless dedication to school and sports that define the leaders of tomorrow. The students received the award at a reception held last night at Ridley High School in Folsom, Delaware County.

Fri, 15 May 2015 13:06:00 -0400 2015-05-15T13:06:00-04:00 2015-05-15T13:06:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Bears fall to Rams in PAC-10 semifinals]]> royersford >> The regular season means nothing once the postseason rolls around.

Spring-Ford proved it on May 11, as the Rams erased two regular-season losses to Boyertown by topping the Bears 9-4 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference semifinals at Ram Stadium.

"In this league, just because you're in fourth place, it doesn't exactly mean you're a fourth-place team," said Spring-Ford head coach Bruce Brobst.

Fri, 15 May 2015 12:58:13 -0400 2015-05-15T12:58:13-04:00 2015-05-15T12:58:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce welcomes new executive director Lori Donofrio-Galley]]> The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce welcomed its new Executive Director Lori Donofrio-Galley during its Town Hall member breakfast meeting on May 15, held at East Penn Manufacturing, Lyons.

"When we were interviewing her we were very excited about where this Chamber is going," said Chamber Board President Gretchen Strouphar.

Fri, 15 May 2015 12:52:47 -0400 2015-05-15T12:52:47-04:00 2015-05-15T12:52:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Boone middle school students advance to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals]]> Daniel Boone Odyssey of the Mind Middle School team comprised of David Eurillo, Zoe Thompson, Emma Brown, Rachel Woomer, and Taylor Eisenhuth, and coached by parents Steph Woomer and Fran Thompson advanced to the World Odyssey of the Mind while competing at the PA Odyssey of the Mind competition in Berwick on Saturday, April 11.

Fri, 15 May 2015 11:47:55 -0400 2015-05-15T11:47:55-04:00 2015-05-15T11:47:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, to hold AARP Safe Driver Course May 19]]> Community members will soon get the opportunity to refresh their driving skills thanks to Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, and AARP. Chestnut Knoll At Home will hold an AARP Safe Driver Refresher Course on Tuesday, May 19 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll At Home, located at 1041 E.

Thu, 14 May 2015 12:55:25 -0400 2015-05-14T12:55:25-04:00 2015-05-14T12:55:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll At Home to hold Resource, Education and Support Series for Caregivers]]> Are you caring for a senior loved one? Let's talk about it! Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, is pleased to invite the public to a Caregiver Resource Group, held at the Boyertown Community Library, located at 29 E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, on Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m.

Do you have questions about caring for your senior loved one? Join Chestnut Knoll for this beneficial seminar, which provides information about resources and community connections to help you and your loved ones prepare for the future.

Thu, 14 May 2015 12:53:17 -0400 2015-05-14T12:53:17-04:00 2015-05-14T12:53:17-04:00
<![CDATA[17th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn will celebrate Schuylkill Canal's legacy -- All programs open to the public]]> Every June, the Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is organized as a weeklong celebration of the river. This year, from June 6-12, paddlers will also celebrate the legacy of the former Schuylkill Canal as they make the journey from rural Schuylkill County to Philadelphia's Boathouse Row.

Now in its 17th year, the Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is a 112-mile, weeklong guided paddle that begins each year in Schuylkill Haven and ends a week later in Philadelphia.

Thu, 14 May 2015 12:17:53 -0400 2015-05-14T12:17:53-04:00 2015-05-14T12:52:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Garden Spot Village and Zole´ invites public to Paint Party]]> On the heels of their recent successful event, Garden Spot Village and Zolé announce new dates for paint parties at Garden Spot Village in New Holland.

The next "Paint Nites" will be May 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Garden Spot Village.

"We had a great turnout for our first paint party on April 24.

Thu, 14 May 2015 12:38:34 -0400 2015-05-14T12:38:34-04:00 2015-05-14T12:38:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown Carnival entertainment features many local performers June 9 to 13]]> Morgantown's own "Throwback to the Future" Summer Carnival has finalized its five-day entertainment calendar, and there is only one word to describe it: "Morga-pa-looza."

Don't be scared. Hordes of hipsters won't come from the hinterlands to overtake our hamlet.

But with five nights of variety entertainment, expect an influx of happy faces and a boost in bonus business.

Thu, 14 May 2015 12:38:32 -0400 2015-05-14T12:38:32-04:00 2015-05-14T12:38:32-04:00