RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:10:04 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Berks Christian School to present 'The Sound of Music']]> Berks Christian School, located at 926 Philadelphia Ave. in Birdsboro, will be presenting "The Sound of Music" on March 12 to 14.

The final collarboration between Rogers and Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain.

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<![CDATA[Coast Guard cadets killed in car wreck, Oley man injured]]> Hopewell Twp. NJ >> An Oley man was injured in a Spring Break crash that killed two U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets, according to officials.

New Jersey authorities told the Associated Press two passengers in a car driven by 21-year-old Joel MacArthur, of Oley, Pa, were killed when it collided with an oncoming car on Route 31 in Hopewell Township early Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Perry Elementary Center fifth graders hold annual Max Museum]]> Perry Elementary Center fifth grade students held their annual Wax Museum on Friday, Feb. 27.

Students had to read a biography book and write a report about their chosen person. The report had to contain an explanation of three character traits about their topic including text evidence from the book.

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<![CDATA[Greater Berks chapter of the National Federation of the Blind is about peers helping peers]]> "Everybody has something to bring to the table of life," said Roy McCutcheon, who recently moved to Hamburg and has been blind his whole life. McCutcheon is part of the new Greater Berks Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania.

"The National Federation of the Blind is 75 years old this year," said Karen Chandler, secretary of the Berks chapter and Windsor Twp.

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<![CDATA[Eric Armusik's painting displayed on billboards in Berks and Schuylkill counties]]> Those driving around Berks and Schuylkill counties may see a familiar sight on some of the billboards. Hamburg artist Eric Armusik won the People's Choice Award for this year's Fast Lane Art competition.

Armusik's "Man with Guitar" is featured on eight billboards throughout the two counties and is estimated to reach more than 250,000 people.

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<![CDATA[Indian Fort Inn holds first Bridal Expo]]> Despite the snow falling in Hamburg, the atmosphere in the Indian Fort Inn was welcoming for their Bridal Expo on Sunday, March 1, which included a free buffet for brides. Sandra Bixler, the event coordinator from the Inn, stated that the expo was created to bring together local businesses. She also described how The Indian Fort Inn provides venues for non-traditional weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners.

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<![CDATA[Salem EC Church plans 16th Annual Yard Sale]]> Bargain hunters will flock to Salem EC Church on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, for the church's 16th Annual Yard Sale. The event will be held rain or shine in the church's indoor gymnasium. Items for sale will include a wide variety of housewares, clothing, toys and games, books, furniture and other unique finds.

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<![CDATA[Perry Elementary Center second graders eat like George Washington]]> Mr. Bryan's second grade class at Perry Elementary School celebrated the birthday of our first President in February by cooking George Washington's breakfast. They read a book by Jean Fritz called "George Washington's Breakfast," in which a young boy named George Washington Allen seeks to learn everything he can about the Father of Our Country.

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<![CDATA[Penn-Bernville Elementary School holds annual book fair]]> The Penn-Bernville Organization (PTO) held its annual book fair from Feb. 25 through Feb. 27. Students shopped for books during their scheduled library times. Two family nights were held for parents to view the fair and buy any additional books for their children.

A new feature to this year's fair was a program entitled, "All For Books.

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<![CDATA[Frystown Lions Club hears about local newspaper]]> The Frystown Lions Club had a very special guest at its last meeting, Hamburg Item editor Shea Singley. She answered questions about how the paper is put together, how the web circulation is growing and what items have the most draw both in print and on the web.

Thanking her for her presentation is club president Dennis Zerbe, left, while Singley is on the receiving end of someone else's camera lens.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files March 11 edition]]> 25 Years Ago

March 14, 1990 >> Dave Bender, a junior at Hamburg, finished second in the Berks Scholastic Boys Bowling League tournament.

Pvt. Christopher Seidel has completed basic training at Fort Jackson, SC.

Kathleen Fetter, of Chestnut Street, Hamburg, an education major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is currently doing an internship with the Chevy Chase Center in Indiana.

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<![CDATA[Reading & Northern Railroad named 2015 Regional Railroad of the Year]]> "Railway Age" magazine has named Reading & Northern Railroad its 2015 Regional Railroad of the Year. Reading & Northern is the first railroad to ever win this honor three times having been so honored in 2002 and 2011.

"Adaptability and flexibility have served Reading & Northern well through three decades, as 'The Road of Anthracite' not only adjusts to new markets and traffic flows but anticipates them, indeed seeking out those shifts and changes," said "Railway Age" Editor-in-Chief William C.

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<![CDATA[Through My Kitchen WindowCooking with Anna]]> This will be my first cooking column. Davina Weinhold wrote the Through My Kitchen Window column for Tri County Record of Berks-Mont Newspapers for the past five years and has passed the column to me. Thank you, Davina, for your vote of confidence. You have left some big shoes for me to fill, so knowing that I cannot possibly replicate what Davina has been doing, I will simply be myself and share with you my adventures, and misadventures, in the kitchen.

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<![CDATA[Bernville Library seeking information about 1763 deed]]> Is one of your ancestors named on the 1763 Bernville deed?

The Bernville Area Community Library is seeking information about individuals whose names appear on a rare land deed donated recently by William F. Richardson. Perhaps one is your ancestor.

This historic deed refers to 20 Berks County family names and 34 individuals living in our area between 1737 and 1763.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg rottweiler wins Breed GCH Gamegards at Westminster Dog Show]]> Doctor Gregory Bach and his wife Debra Bach, of Hamburg, are proud owners of Indy, their champion Rottweiler, and recently at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Indy was proclaimed as the "best in breed - Rottweiler" judging. Indy on the morning of Feb. 17 was announced as "GCH Gamegards I'LI Have Another V Braeside," and Grand Champion - (GCH) Gamegards:

DOB: June 8, 2012

Breeder: L.

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