RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:55:15 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Felicia Fisher's Slice of Life: Pineapple Peach Pops]]> We all have things we hate. For two of my children, the squeaking of Styrofoam sends them into a tizzy and, coincidentally, both my husband and I detest those wooden spoons that accompany Italian ices. For one of my daughters, it's peach fuzz. She refuses to touch the skin of a peach. She even makes the customers bag their own at our farm stand.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:22:33 -0400 20150723112233 2015-07-23T11:22:33-04:00 2015-07-23T11:22:33-04:00
<![CDATA[August 'Healthy Me' Walk in the Park with the Boyertown community announced]]> Get some fresh air and have a healthy season! Join St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care, the Boyertown Lions Club, the Rotary Club, and the Kiwanis Club for an Intergenerational Walk in the Park on Saturday, August 1 at 10 a.m.

Spring has sprung and it's the perfect time to get outside and get walking! Meet at the Campbell Pavilion in the Boyertown Community Park and walk the trail.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:20:57 -0400 20150723102057 2015-07-23T10:20:57-04:00 2015-07-23T10:20:57-04:00
<![CDATA['ART Attack' resurrected throughout for summer 2015]]> Boyertown's Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Ave., has resurrected "ART Attack," a show of artwork in all media. The show opened on June 26 and runs through August 29.

"ART Attack has no particular theme or size restrictions," explained Studio B Gallery Director Susan Biebuyck. "Summer is such a freeing, relaxing time for many of us, a time of exploration and fun.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:20:06 -0400 20150723102006 2015-07-23T10:20:06-04:00 2015-07-23T10:20:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Battles at Boone: A Revolutionary War Encampment event to be held]]> The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead are excited to offer another living history encampment featuring between 100-150 participants. Visitors will be immersed in eighteenth century military and home life and will witness firsthand the colonial hardships both on the battlefield and off.

In the parade field, visitors will be able to tour the military camps and learn about the weaponry used during the American Revolution.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:14:42 -0400 20150723101442 2015-07-23T10:14:42-04:00 2015-07-23T10:14:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Oley Valley Feed's 2015 Purina Check-R-Board Days announced]]> Oley Valley Feed is announcing their 2015 Purina Check-R-Board Days, a customer appreciation event.

Stop by Oley Valley Feed located at 143 Cleaver Rd. Oley, PA 19547 on Saturday, August 8th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to enjoy special savings on select items throughout the store and more. Enjoy giveaways and prize drawings throughout the event as-well-as feed promotions on Purina Feed and a Tent Sale.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:43:43 -0400 20150723094343 2015-07-23T09:43:43-04:00 2015-07-23T09:43:43-04:00
<![CDATA[This Saturday - 2015 Eastwood Summer Classic kicks off in Pottstown]]> Take a step back in time with the 2015 Eastwood Summer Classic, where special interest vehicles will capture the attention of both young and old alike.

Spend the day reminiscing of days gone by where fathers spent time with their sons teaching them not only about fishing, baseball and football but also about cars and trucks.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:34:44 -0400 20150723093444 2015-07-23T09:34:44-04:00 2015-07-23T09:34:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown community celebrates van purchased with donated funds]]> Friends and family of Alaina Derecola of Boyertown gathered on the sidewalk in front of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church to celebrate her new van. The van was purchased with money donated by friends, family and strangers.

During the Sunday liturgy at St. John's Good Shepherd UCC pastor, Rev.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:32:25 -0400 20150723093225 2015-07-23T09:32:25-04:00 2015-07-23T09:32:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Break-in at Elverson Borough Hall; Office equipment destroyed, computers taken]]> Elverson Borough Hall had a break-in to the building recently. Office equipment was destroyed and computers taken. State Police from Chester County conducted an initial investigation of the incident. They need YOUR help, if you have ANY information, please contact the Pennsylvania State Police at 610-486-6280.

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:20:35 -0400 20150722122035 2015-07-22T12:20:35-04:00 2015-07-22T12:20:35-04:00
<![CDATA[New Holland man found unconscious due to possible overdose, police recover drug paraphernalia in residence]]> On July 19 at 11:17 p.m., New Holland police responded to the home of Andersan Beamer, 24, at the 500 Block of Main Street after he was found unconscious due to a possible overdose.

Officer Willwerth reported observed drug paraphernalia as well as four baggies of heroin found beside Beamer at the scene.

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:40:48 -0400 20150722114048 2015-07-22T11:40:48-04:00 2015-07-22T11:40:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Honey Brook Bocce Planning Committee hosts July bocce tournament]]> Honey Brook's July 18 evening bocce tournament had a flair of patriotism as the top three teams won medals in gold, silver and bronze sporting the red, white and blue of our country's colors.

The evening weather was hot, and the play on the courts was sizzling as well, with many great shots and keen competition.

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:40:44 -0400 20150722114044 2015-07-22T11:40:44-04:00 2015-07-22T11:40:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Olympic Day with Para Olympian: More than 300 campers from across Berks met Para-Olympian Tyler Carter and competed in field events]]> More than 300 children competed in Olympic Day field events and had the opportunity to meet Para-Olympian Tyler Carter on July 16.

"We are excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire kids in the Tri Valley YMCA community," said Megan Dougherty, Branch Executive Director. "The YMCA is proud to support the Olympic Movement and encourage children to lead healthy, active lives.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:46:18 -0400 20150721132339 2015-07-21T12:46:18-04:00 2015-07-21T13:23:39-04:00
<![CDATA[The Historian: A most interesting diary, conclusion (Part III)]]> For the last two weeks this column dealt with the 1839-1845 diary of Norristown resident Mary Markley Boyer (1802-1858). Found by historian Nancy Roan some years ago, the diary pages are interleaved into The Lady's Annual Register, a publication which included monthly almanac pages. Pasted opposite the almanac page for each month is her diary for that month.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:48:27 -0400 20150721125215 2015-07-21T12:48:27-04:00 2015-07-21T12:52:15-04:00
<![CDATA[The Historian: A Most Interesting Diary, continued (Part II)]]> Last week's column dealt with the 1839-1845 diary of Norristown resident Mary Markley Boyer (1802-1858). Found by historian Nancy Roan some years ago, the diary pages are interleaved into The Lady's Annual Register, a publication which included monthly almanac pages. Pasted opposite the almanac page for each month is her diary for that month.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:40:52 -0400 20150721124052 2015-07-21T12:40:52-04:00 2015-07-21T12:40:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Monocacy Bridge closed for 3 months]]> The Amity Township Board of Supervisors reminded residents on July 15 that the Monocacy Bridge will be closed for repairs, from July 21 to approximately Oct. 21.

Daniel Boone School Board President Richard Martino said the bridge closure will affect school bus routes.

The bridge is located between Route 724 and Monocacy Creek Road.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:35:28 -0400 20150721123528 2015-07-21T12:35:28-04:00 2015-07-21T12:35:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Felicia Fisher's Slice of Life: For the love of coffee and not baking…]]> I had the most surreal food experience yesterday. I opted to go inside my local Starbuck's to peruse the coffee menu. I usually use the drive through although oftentimes I simply drive by rather than wait behind a line of six to seven cars. As usual, their was an inordinate amount of people crammed inside this small retail space enjoying their coffee creations.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:11:42 -0400 20150721121142 2015-07-21T12:11:42-04:00 2015-07-21T12:11:42-04:00