RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:08:28 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Preliminary public transportation details for Pope's visit to Philadelphia released]]> PHILADELPHIA >> Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City and agency officials announced preliminary information about public transportation options during the World Meeting of Families convening, Sept. 22 to 25, 2015, and the weekend of the Papal Visit, Sept. 26 to 27, 2015.

"At this point, we are about three months away from hosting the largest event in this City's history," said Mayor Nutter.

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<![CDATA[Star Spangled SunnyBrook: Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit performs June 28]]> Kick-off your July 4th week celebration at the historic SunnyBrook Ballroom on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

Join the crowd in the ballroom for a rousing flag-waving concert of patriotic music with an area favorite the Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit. We'll even provide the flag. Tickets for the concert are for sale; children under 6 are free.

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<![CDATA[A call for information re: Boyertown's old high school building]]> At the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year, Boyertown High School telecommunications teacher Bill Cherkasky and a group of students from his class began a video project about the Boyertown Area Senior High School's Old Building.

Produced jointly by Cherkasky and BASH senior Zane Rutter, the video is a documentary capturing the current architecture of the Old Building and its history.

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<![CDATA[Super Hero Training Camp at Kutztown Community Library: Summer Reading Program kicks off with hero costume making and hero lessons]]> "Did I recently fly across the Atlantic Ocean in this supershirt with cape?" asked "SuperReader Miss Joy". "Did I recently appear as AquaWoman in Kutztown Community Pool in this neon wetsuit?," she asked. The 65 costumed children giggled when she said "yes" to both.

A "Superhero Training Camp" kicked off summer reading at Kutztown Community Library's summer reading program, "Every Hero Has a Story," on Thursday, June 11.

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<![CDATA[Union sizing up Honduran Palacios]]> CHESTER >> One of the first transfer rumblings of the summer hit the Philadelphia Union Monday with the revelation that Honduran midfielder Wilson Palacios is training with the club.

Manager Jim Curtin said Monday the club has been evaluating Palacios for a week and will make a decision in the next week.

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<![CDATA["The Boob Ride" in St. Peters Village to raise money to help end breast cancer]]> Early in the morning on July 11th, bicyclists of all ages and skill levels will leave St. Peters Village in Chester County on a fun ride called "The Boob Ride".

The purpose of this charity ride is to raise money to help end breast cancer. The ride is July 11, 2015 and the first group will start at 7:30 a.

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<![CDATA[Five local women compete for Miss Kutztown Bicentennial on June 20; 12 girls compete for Little Miss Kutztown Bicentennial]]> The Miss Kutztown Bicentennial Pageant committee is pleased to announce the Miss Kutztown and Little Miss Kutztown Bicentennial Pageant will be held at Kutztown Area High School on Saturday, June 20, at 7 p.m.

The program will feature five local young women competing for the title of Miss Kutztown Bicentennial and twelve young girls competing for the title of Little Miss Kutztown Bicentennial.

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<![CDATA[Wyomissing Police on alert for suspicious car that approached three young girls]]> WYOMISSING >> Wyomissing Police have alerted the area that two young men in a black SUV approached three juvenile girls on Friday.

The three young females were approached by a small black min-van or sport utility vehicle on the 600 block of Evans Street in Wyomissing, police said. The girls reported that the two men in the car asked them to get into the vehicle.

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<![CDATA[Thousands of residents lose power after Sunday thunderstorm]]> Severe thunderstorms in the area Sunday night left 5,800 Met-Ed customers without power.

According to Met-Ed spokesman Scott Sturgeoner, most of the Berks County residents impacted had their power restored by mid-day Monday. Only about 50 customers, mostly in the City of Reading, were waiting for service.

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<![CDATA[Perry Elementary Center students clean up Shoemakersville]]> The third grade students of Perry Elementary, spent an afternoon cleaning up Shoemakersville. Sixty-five students and their teachers, walked around the town picking up a multitude of items. Students found things such as bottles, cans, socks, shirts, cigarette butts, candy wrappers, aluminum foil, newspaper and many other items.

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<![CDATA[Clay on Main, Oley, to celebrate World Music Day]]> Clay on Main will be celebrating World Music Day with a potluck dinner and music jam.

World Music Day is celebrated around the world through free public events that takes place each midsummer on Sunday, June 21.

Last year there were events in 108 countries and 726 cities around the world.

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<![CDATA[Cruze in for a Cure: Fighting back in honor of Morgan]]> On Saturday, June 6, at the Morningstar Fellowship grounds in Bechtelsville, the "Miracles From Him" team, part of the Relay for Life of Boyertown, held their fourth annual Cruze In for a Cure event.

During the Opening Ceremony, Sherry Sperring, co-creator of the event and a cancer survivor, asked for a show of hands of other survivors in the crowd.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley Community Library hosts Navajo Code Talkers program]]> To tie in with the summer reading theme, "Every Hero Has a Story," at the Schuylkill Valley Community Library, Tina Mark from Lancaster County Parks was invited discuss the history of Navajo Code Talkers at an evening library program on Tuesday, June 16. True to Children's Librarian, Kelly Jacoby's hope that the event would be well attended due to the "good response" that she described from the community on the topic, more than 25 attendees filled the seating area at SVCL.

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<![CDATA[Robert and Joanna Werley celebrate 60 years of marriage]]> Robert C. and Joanna L. Werley, of Shoemakersville, will be celebrating 60 years of marriage on July 8. The couple was married in Elkton, Maryland, on July 8, 1955.

Robert is retired from Carpenter Technology, Reading, and is the son of Charles and Verna (Burkey) Werley.

Joanna is retired from Globe Underwear, Shoemakersville, and is the daughter of Earl and Ardell (Shappell) Hepner.

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<![CDATA[Girl Scout Troop 144 helps beautify gardens in Hamburg]]> On Saturday, June 6, members of Girl Scout Troop 114 joined forces with the Community Wildlife Habititat Committee to beautify the gardens along the Park Riverwalk at the community park and the Bicentennial Memorial Walkway on Port Clinton Avenue. The participants were several girls from the troop as well as their leader, Denise Bubbenmoyer, and some mothers.

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