RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:12:54 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Pottstown SCORE announces free, informative workshops]]> Pottstown SCORE is offering the following free, informative workshops for small business owners and non-profit organizations. They are being held at the SCORE office at 244 High Street in Pottstown (free parking and entrance are in the rear of the building). Registration is requested. To register, go to https://pottstown.

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<![CDATA[Community invited to 'Healthy Me' Walk in the Park, Boyertown]]> 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, September 12 at 10 a.m.

Fall is right around the corner and it's the perfect time to get outside and get walking! Meet at the Rohrbach Pavilion in the Boyertown Community Park and walk the trail.

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<![CDATA[Two Immaculate Heart of Mary novices, of Oley and York, profess first vows]]> With great joy, two novices, Sister Christina Marie Roberts and Sister Kathryn Teresa Clemmer, professed first vows as members of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata, PA on August 10, 2015.

The Rite of First Profession of Vows was celebrated within the Eucharistic Liturgy at Villa Maria House of Studies.

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<![CDATA[Pottsgrove Manor to host "Time for Tea"]]> Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an open-hearth cooking demonstration entitled "Time for Tea."

Before declaring their independence, American colonists loved tea as much as their English brethren. In this program, visitors can watch as historic cook Ed Hulmes makes foods that Ruth Potts may have served alongside tea.

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<![CDATA[Through My Eyes: Abraham Nemeth, a hero for blind nerds]]> My general philosophy in life is this: in a world of more than 6 billion people, if I have been through something, the odds are that so has at least one other person. As I have stated before, one of my hobbies is the practicing of advanced mathematics. This broad subject matter encompasses a number of topics such as geometry, calculus and statistical analysis that are often largely sight-based.

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:40:41 -0400 20150901114112 2015-09-01T11:40:41-04:00 2015-09-01T11:41:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Author Henry Youndt, of East Earl, to hold book signing event]]> On Sept. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m., local author Henry Youndt, a resident of East Earl, will be available to sign copies of his book, Pyramids of Thrush Creek, at Connections on High, 238 East High Street, in Pottstown.

"Whoever found this found her body!" Roger clenched his fist. "And I'm going to find out who they are and what they know!"

In Youndt's book, Roger and his friends delve into a mystery surrounding his missing girlfriend.

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<![CDATA[Studio B invites submissions for third annual exhibit; "To Be: Know Thyself... You Do You" combines literary and visual art]]> Writers and artists are invited to submit work to Studio B's third annual exhibit combining literary and visual art entitled "To Be: Know Thyself... You Do You."

"The theme for this year's exhibit is intended to celebrate the 500th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, presumed to be April 23, 1616," said Jane Stahl, Studio B's director of Community Relations and former teacher of English.

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<![CDATA[Battle of the Bands battle substance abuse: Brandywine Task Force and Kutztown Strong combine efforts for event]]> "Where's BOB? Who's BOB?" signs were posted around the community.

BOB, a Battle of the Bands, was held Saturday at the Brandywine Heights High School.

The Brandywine Heights Community Task Force and Kutztown Strong teamed to engage students in activities in an effort to battle substance abuse.

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<![CDATA[First Day of School]]> Brandywine Heights School District staff shared photos of their first day of school on Aug. 31.

Parents and school staff are encouraged to also share their photos. Submit first day of school photos to

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<![CDATA[Brandwyine Heights welcomes new Intermediate and Middle School Principal Robert Farina]]> Brandywine Heights School District welcomed Robert Farina as new Intermediate and Middle School principal to replace Principal Dr. Johnson who retired after 18 years in the district.

"During our interview process, Mr. Farina quickly rose to the top as the most qualified candidate," said Brandywine Heights Superintendent Andrew Potteiger.

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<![CDATA[Warwick County Park hosts Community Day to "explore your own backyard"]]> On Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Warwick County Park will be hosting Community Day in partnership with South Coventry, Warwick and East Nantmeal Townships.

Designed as a fun-filled, interactive and educational day, guests can learn, play and explore with craft vendors and local artists, entertainers, educators, non-profit organizations, school groups and more.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:25:39 -0400 20150831152539 2015-08-31T15:25:39-04:00 2015-08-31T15:25:39-04:00
<![CDATA[The Historian: Hinkel und Oyer (Chicken and Eggs) Part I]]> In the old days, the morning light of farms, villages and towns was filled with the sound of roosters crowing, for almost every place had some chickens. Chickens of yesteryear were perhaps not the calm, fat hens of today, but tended rather to be thin, tough, rangy and somewhat wild.

Chickens, "Hinkel" in the dialect, were found not only on farms but also in many village and town backyards.

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<![CDATA[Pets of the Week: Adoptables from the Montco SPCA]]> Greetings! Many of you probably know my famous cousin, Chewbacca, from Star Wars. Long hair seems to run in our family, but there's no need to worry because there's no such thing as a bad hair day. With Spitz and Pomeranian in my lineage, it seems as though I got the short gene in the family, weighing in at a plump 28 pounds of fluffiness.

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<![CDATA[Cat Angel Network: Meet Mimi, a gentle love bug looking for a family]]> Hello, my name is Mimi, and I am a super-sweet tortoiseshell kitty who was born in 2012. I was living outside in a mobile home park in Honey Brook when I came up to a nice lady who reached out her hand to pet me. As I came up closer, she realized I was expecting kittens. She picked me up and took me inside so my kittens would not be born out in the cold.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:24:12 -0400 20150831132412 2015-08-31T13:24:12-04:00 2015-08-31T13:24:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Brandywine alum graduates basic training]]> Air Force Guard Airman 1st Class Dennis J. Parks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:23:02 -0400 20150831132302 2015-08-31T13:23:02-04:00 2015-08-31T13:23:02-04:00