RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:54:57 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Upgrade US 222 email Campaign kicks off on 2/22: Kutztown man spearheads effort, in partnership with Facebook site 222 Sucks, to send statement to legislators, PennDOT and planning commissions]]> In partnership with Facebook site 222 Sucks, Kutztown resident Dan Spiegel is spearheading an Upgrade 222 e-mail campaign that kicked off Sunday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.

"222 Sucks provides on-the-spot updates of disruptions on this highway on a continuing basis. 222 Sucks has well over 5,000 likes, and between that and other means, along with word of mouth, we will provide the location of a web page (Go to http://upgrade222now.

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<![CDATA[Bernville forum opens discussion on Medical Cannabis Act]]> Residents filled the pews at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Bernville, on Wednesday night, Feb. 11, for a medical cannabis informational forum. The forum was hosted by Campaign for Compassion and featured the follow speakers: Luke Shultz (Campaign for Compassion, patient perspective), Dana Ulrich (Campaign for Compassion, caregiver perspective), Senator David Argall (29th District), Representative Barry Jozwiak (5th District) and Senator Mike Folmer (48th District).

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<![CDATA[Salem EC Church takes aim at new archery program]]> Salem EC Church, Lenhartsville, is excited to announce the start of Centershot beginning this spring. The program is part of a larger ministry using NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) principles to teach students, from 10 years old to senior adults, the skills of archery. Classes, held in eight-week sessions, will begin Tuesday, March 10.

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<![CDATA[Community group makes more than 600 fasnachts for local groups]]> We are called to love one another in love. Some feel that love can be obtained thru one's stomach. On Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Hamburg Community Group from Fleetwood Bible Church did just that. They traveled to Hope Rescue Mission in Reading to make more than 600 fasnachts.

Rich Bracy, community group leader, used his late grandmothers' recipe as his guide.

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<![CDATA['Believe It or Not' is the theme for Strausstown women]]> For their February meeting the members of the Woman's Club of Strausstown were treated to a two-part program incorporating a look back at one of their successful activities and a quiz to determine how well they know each other.

The look back was a lovely slide show set to soothing music, with all of the pictures coming from the properties featured in the club's 2012 garden stroll.

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<![CDATA[Applications being accepted for 2015 Home Makeover]]> The national award-winning HBA Restoring Hope Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Home Remodeling Project that will brighten the home and spirits of one worthy Berks County family. Applications may be obtained by visiting the Foundation's website or by visiting the HBA office. In order to be considered for this year's build, applications must be received no later than Friday, March 13.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music around town Feb. 25 edition]]> By Tim Dietterick

Circulation Manager, Berks-Mont Newspapers

What's going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

25 Feb: Legendary Barto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.

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<![CDATA[From the Item Editor: The book and the movie]]> There was a point in time, when I was excited to see that a favorite book of mine was being made into a movie. I remember heading to the movie theater right after getting off the school bus to see "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" on opening day and missing school to see "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" for its first showing at the local movie theater.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: My sports enthusiast]]> My husband Harry and I were married in our 40s. He's what I call a sports enthusiast. We are now married 33 years. Before we married I knew he was a sports nut. On our dates he either wore his Penn State Nittany Lions shirt, or a favorite baseball shirt with "Phillies" blazoned on it in red. I even had an inkling he played golf when he wore a hat with USGA Titleist printed on it.

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<![CDATA[Strausstown scouts lead service for Scout Sunday]]> Cub Scout's and Boy Scout's of unit 144 in Strausstown provided a Scout run service for Scout Sunday Feb. 8 at Zion Blue Mountain UCC. This is the first Scout Service with Zion's new Pastor, Pastor Josh Knappenberger. The Scout Unit chartered by the Lions Club of Strausstown presented the Peace Light to the church, which they had received at a Wreaths Across America service at Indiantown Gap National cemetery.

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

Feb. 28, 1990 >> Aaron Williamson ended his career at Hamburg High with a total of 2,012 points, third best in the history of Berks County.

At last week's meeting of the Hamburg Rotary Club, Harold Yoder, Jr., executive director of the Berks Historical Society, gave an audio-visual presentation to the club members on the Pennsylvania Indians.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events Feb. 25 edition]]> Recurring

Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg: The Hamburg Seniors meet at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary Club hears about how to market your events]]> Dawn Wivell who owns a Writing Service spoke to the club on how to market your events and for non-profits to increase awareness of what they have to offer. President Titus Miller welcomes Dawn.

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<![CDATA[Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: 'Birdman' a Hollywood satire that even Oscar can love]]> The Oscars are, at best, a funny thing. Like any group that purports to canonize the arts, the Academy walks a thin line in their yearly spectacle of self-congratulation, their status as a group of individuals in flux compounding the already impossible-to-quantify business of measuring and comparing works of art.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area church calendar Feb. 25 edition]]> St. Mary Roman Catholic Church

Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at www.rc.net/allentown/stmaryhamb. Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.

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