RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:16:08 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Part 5 Vietnam 1970 - 1971: Meet Private Beetle Bailey's Protégé]]> Shortly after taking up residence in base camp, I established a routine of going to a Vietnamese barber on a weekly basis. Each customer received the works: haircut, shave, shoulder massage and the unexpected neck crack, accomplished by the barber grabbing each side of your head firmly and giving it a quick 90 degree sharp turn.

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<![CDATA[Robeson Township Board of Supervisors authorize OLDS ordinance draft]]> The Robeson Township Board of Supervisors reviewed and approved another draft of the On Lot Disposal System (OLDS) ordinance at a Tuesday meeting, April 21, and Allen Madeira, the township's Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) proposed a fee schedule that will go into effect along with the ordinance.

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<![CDATA[Elverson martial arts, self-defense and health and wellness instructor writes, publishes book 'Martial Thought Matters']]> Anthony Lorenzo, a Chester County native and Elverson resident and the owner of Villari's Self Defense Center in Elverson, has self-published the 157-page book, "Martial Thought Matters," a guide to thinking about personal protection, self defense and the martial arts.

In the book's 25 chapters, the author assesses a variety of personal protection and self-defense concepts.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:48:50 -0400 2015-04-22T15:48:50-04:00 2015-04-22T15:48:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley School Board honors outstanding academic and athletic achievements]]> Twin Valley School Board honored outstanding academic and athletic achievements of high school students during its meeting April 20.

Parents, students and teachers gathered in the Robeson Elementary Center, where the board celebrated the athletic and academic achievements of several of the high school's football players, swimmers and internship and mentor program participants.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley Tri-M Music Honor Society collects MP3 players for Community Service Project]]> WANTED: All Players!

Do you remember those MP3 players that you used all the time before you got your new phone? Well we want them! The Tri-M Music Honor Society at Twin Valley High School is collecting as many of these MP3 Players as they can to be used as part of the Music and Memory Project.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:47:34 -0400 2015-04-22T14:47:34-04:00 2015-04-22T14:47:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Lancaster Tourism: Honey Brook couple brings Barbados discount card concept to PA Dutch Country]]> Question? What does the beautiful island of Barbados have in common with the farmlands of Lancaster County? Answer: A vibrant tourism industry that annually welcomes millions of guests to their small parts of the world.

A local Honey Brook couple, Robin and John Galascione, decided to bring some of the tourism marketing techniques of that Caribbean destination to the hotels and merchants of PA Dutch Country.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:47:20 -0400 2015-04-22T14:47:20-04:00 2015-04-22T14:47:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown Marketplace celebrates first anniversary]]> Morgantown Marketplace, 2490 Main St., Morgantown, is celebrating its first anniversary May 1 to 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events include numerous door prizes, a spinning prize wheel, silent auction, and refreshments.

The Market is an eclectic mix of vintage and antique furniture, collectibles, home décor and estate jewels; assorted handcrafted and artisan pieces by established and newly-discovered artists; and an ever-growing showcase for newfound artists from the Tri-County area.

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<![CDATA[Upcoming events for Boyertown Area]]> Thursday, April 23

Hubble Birthday Party: Community members are invited to a very special birthday party. The Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 this year and to celebrate the Boyertown Planetarium will have a special program highlighting its accomplishments. Bring the family out for a night of amazing images, stories and prizes as we celebrate the most famous telescope out of this world! This event will be held at 7 p.

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<![CDATA[Berks County man arrested after police find 600,000 child porn files]]> An Earl Township man was arrested last week after a search warrant yielded more than 600,000 child pornography computer files.

Brian Perri, 57, of the 100 block of Laurel Road, has been charged after authorities found him to be in possession of thousands of child pornography images, according to court documents.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:32:19 -0400 2015-04-22T11:32:19-04:00 2015-04-22T11:32:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Frecon's Cidery announces 'Wassailing'; Orchard Festival to celebrate cider and the new growing season]]> Pennsylvania local hard cider producer, Frecon's Cidery, is teaming up with event promoter, Starfish Junction Productions, to continue the English tradition of 'wassailing' in an American way.

The 2nd Annual Wassail at Frecon's Cidery will be taking place on Saturday, May 2, at Frecon Farms in Boyertown, and will feature local bluegrass, jazz, blues and improvisational rock bands including the Manatawny Creek Ramblers, The Cider House Band, and Flux Capacitor.

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<![CDATA[On Tap]]> Send your event listings to content manager Matt D'Ippolito at to have them listed in On Tap! Deadline for submissions is noon Tuesday.

April 25

Franklin Elementary School Rededication: Franklin Elementary will be rededicated and open for self-guided tours on Saturday, April 25, from 1 to 3 p.

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<![CDATA[Montgomery County S.P.C.A. Pets of the Week]]> Newman has proven to be a smart boy who is very willing to please. He is obedience trained and a proud loose-leash walker/runner. He prefers walks or runs over toys, but is also content being a couch potato from time to time. He does great in the car and is housebroken. Newman is a big baby and the sweetest guy, but prefers to be the only canine in the house.

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<![CDATA[Cat Angel Network: Meet Tiki]]> Hi, my name is Tiki! I am a dramatically colored short-haired tortoiseshell, with beautiful swirls of orange and black. These are set off with my white bib and delicate white feet. Everyone tells me how pretty I am so I don't think it counts as boasting if I tell you that.

I am sweet and gentle, maybe a bit shy at first, but I warm up quickly.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:49:56 -0400 2015-04-21T16:49:56-04:00 2015-04-21T16:49:56-04:00
<![CDATA[DEP study reveals Lyme Disease risk in all 67 counties of Pennsylvania]]> For the first time, blacklegged (deer) ticks have now been observed in all 67 counties of Pennsylvania, according to researchers at The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The range expansion took place in just decades, as similar studies conducted in the mid-1960s found no specimens.

DEP's Vector Management Program, in collaboration with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, published the findings on the risk of tick-borne disease in Pennsylvania in the Journal of Medical Entomology on April 14.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:55:10 -0400 2015-04-21T14:55:10-04:00 2015-04-21T14:55:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Petra Church, New Holland, breaks ground for its new Student Life Center]]> The Student Life Center at Petra Church, New Holland, is one step closer to reality.

Petra held its groundbreaking celebration for the Student Life Center on Sunday, April 19, at both its 9 and 11 a.m. services. Members of the congregation stood around the perimeter of the facility - which had been painted on the grass - while first the Elder Team and then the Pastoral Team dug their shovels into the ground.

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