RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:11:10 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Living History Sundays at Pottsgrove Manor]]> Come spend a casual summer Sunday afternoon at historic Pottsgrove Manor and enjoy the 18th century surroundings as volunteers demonstrate colonial trades and pastimes.

On August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 1 to 4 p.m., Pottsgrove Manor's living history volunteers, dressed in colonial period clothing, will be living life the 18th century way.

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<![CDATA[CrossFit Fidelity, Boyertown, to celebrate 2nd Anniversary this weekend]]> On Aug. 1, CrossFit Fidelity will be opening its doors to the public to celebrate its second anniversary.

The gym, located on East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, offers CrossFit classes that are designed to teach students the skills and techniques necessary for lifelong changes.

"We can adjust parts of the workouts, like weights and resistance.

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<![CDATA[Oley's 2015 Peach & Ice Cream Festival slated for Aug. 8]]> Sponsored by the Oley Fire Company, Oley Fire Company Fairgrounds will once again be filling up with peach-lovers across the region for the annual Peach and Ice Cream Festival.

Slated for Saturday, Aug. 8, the event will run from 2 to 10 p.m.

Highlights for this year include the Garden Tractor Pulls beginning at 12 Noon, the Antique Tractor & Farm Power Equipment Display and the 6th Annual Bill Conrad Memorial Quoit Tournament.

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<![CDATA[Through my eyes: Legal blindness and an unlikely hobby]]> As a new addition to Berks-Mont News, I figured I would use these early columns to give the readers a chance to learn more about me. I stated in a previous column that I struggle with being legally blind. I suffered from a lack of oxygen at approximately one month old which severely inhibited the proper development of my optic nerve.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:45:33 -0400 20150728144533 2015-07-28T14:45:33-04:00 2015-07-28T14:45:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Kruizz kicks off Bicentennial Celebration with more than 260 cars, concert and movie]]> Kutztown kicked off its week-long Bicentennial celebration under a bright sun and blue skies with more than 260 cars featured in its Kutztown Kruizz Saturday, July 25.

"This is the kickoff for the Bicentennial for Kutztown," said Kutztown Superintendent Kathy Metrick, chairperson of Kutztown Strong.

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<![CDATA[Hopewell's 'Fueling The Furnace' salutes conservation]]> The National Park Service invites the public to celebrate the conservation of our nation's natural and cultural heritage at its traditional "Fueling The Furnace" event on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.

At 11 a.m. park superintendent Kate Hammond will light the charcoal pile, assisted by the volunteer colliers.

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<![CDATA[Residents of The Heritage of Green Hills help support New Journey Community Outreach, Inc., in Reading]]> Residents and staff of The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy living community in Shillington, recently delivered food and clothing donated by their community to New Journey Community Outreach, Inc.'s, food pantry and clothing center.

The group from The Heritage visits the organization's soup kitchen each month to serve lunch to low income individuals and families in the Reading community and support New Journey's community outreach activities.

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<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Architectural fashion in randomly laid fieldstone]]> America's early hinterland houses built of native stone are more than well constructed abodes. They reveal the desire of the frontier inhabitants to be part of the architectural fashion of the day. Even the simplest l8th century field-stone dwelling, having no obvious Georgian architectural style for that period, may very well contain large "quoins" (pronounced coins) or cornerstones that architecturally give the home symmetry and frame the random laid walls.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Brake the Cycle of Poverty: Benefit ride raises funds for families in need in Kutztown, Fleetwood & Brandywine areas]]> In our efforts to continue to serve those in need, Friend, Inc. Community Services will be hosting the 6th annual Brake the Cycle of Poverty bike ride.

The event will be held on Saturday, August 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Keystone Hall, Kutztown University.

The bike ride provides the opportunity for us to raise funds that allow us to serve families and individuals in need in the Kutztown, Fleetwood and Brandywine Heights School Districts.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:03:19 -0400 20150727150319 2015-07-27T15:03:19-04:00 2015-07-27T15:03:19-04:00
<![CDATA[State Police; BMX bikes stolen from Topton resident's garage, incident under investigation]]> State Police at the Reading station are investigating a burglary that occurred in Topton on July 21 at 12:01 a.m.

Unknown actor(s) illegally entered the garage of the victim, Jono Benton Gorzny, 38, of East Franklin Street and stole two custom BMX-style bicycles.

The incident is currently under investigation, and police are seeking the identity or identities of the actor(s) involved.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:03:17 -0400 20150727150317 2015-07-27T15:03:17-04:00 2015-07-27T15:03:17-04:00
<![CDATA[St. John's Day Care sails into summer fun]]> As summer is underway, the children here at St. John's Day Care jumped right into our fun-filled program.

Here at St. John's, we've been enjoying the lovely days of summer by keeping the children busy with our various activities, such as swimming, bowling, attending the superhero program at the Kutztown Community Library, mini golf and many other exciting activities.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:03:15 -0400 20150727150315 2015-07-27T15:03:15-04:00 2015-07-27T15:03:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Three new degree programs approved for Kutztown University]]> The Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education approved three new degree programs to be offered at Kutztown University. The State System approved a new Bachelor of Fine Arts in applied digital arts degree, a Master of Arts in arts administration degree and a Master of Education in music education.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Patriot Church News]]> Salem E.C. Church, 2150 Old 22, Lenhartsville

This week at Salem Church: Our Fellowship Coffee was at 8:30 a.m. followed by our Worship Service at 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages was at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dave Long presented the message "Christmas in July" based on Luke 2:1-20. Our greeters were Ed and Rosie Manson.

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<![CDATA[Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society to host annual Farm Festival]]> On Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host its annual Farm Festival at the Historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville.

Among the activities will be demonstrations of life on the farm: basket weaving, birdhouse making, blacksmith, broom making, butchering, butter making, candle making, chair caning, cooper, dairying, dowsing, fabric dyeing, glass bead art, handmade ceramics, jams and jellies, pewtercasting, sauerkraut making, threshing machines, tools from the past, wood turning, wool spinning, handmade lotions and soaps, old-time farm equipment and quilting for beginners.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1956 moves upward and onward; girls "bridge" into Brownies]]> Fleetwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1956 graduated from being a Daisy Girl Scout Troop (kindergarten and first graders) and "bridged" into Brownie Girl Scouts (second and third graders).

When Girl Scouts go from one level and one color vest, they "bridge" to the next level. It is customary that they have a ceremony where the girls walk across a bridge, or similar item, to show their moving upward and onward.

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