RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:41:08 -0400 60 <![CDATA[A Slice of Life: Deep Fried Fare…]]> Resistance is simply futile. Despite the fact that the nutritional benefits of anything which is deep-fried is essentially zilch, the scent of funnel cake batter hitting hot oil is oftentimes too great a temptation to resist.

This time of year my town is abuzz with excitement for the start of the Oley Fair.

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<![CDATA[Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County to host three part event]]> On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County will host a three part event. First and foremost, the day will celebrate 50 years of caring for their important collection of early buildings. All of the Trust properties will be open to the public that day. Finally, the Trust will unveil signs informing visitors of the history of the buildings at the historic park at Old Morlatten Village, 31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville.

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<![CDATA[Albright students to hold candlelight vigil for Matt Rein; funeral services set for later this week]]> Albright College students will hold a silent candlelight vigil Wednesday night in remembrance of classmate Matt Rein, who died as a result of injuries sustained in a fire last weekend.

The vigil will begin at 8:30 p.m. with a gathering on Science Field. From there it will proceed to the College Natatorium.

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<![CDATA[Reading Symphony doubles up on opening night guest artists]]> On Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. the Reading Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 102nd Season at the Santander Performing Arts Center. The RSO will be featuring two world renowned soloists, Timothy Lees, violin and Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello. They will be performing the Brahms Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:47:13 -0400 2014-09-16T12:47:13-04:00 2014-09-16T12:47:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Up to Speed with David Barr: Keselowski starts Chase strong]]> Hello readers,

Brad Keselowski dominated last week at Richmond to prove that he would be someone to watch in the Chase. In case anyone still doubted Keselowski as a serious title contender, Keselowski silenced his critics on Sunday. He opened the Chase with a win and automatically advanced to the next round in the Chase.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:45:02 -0400 2014-09-16T12:45:02-04:00 2014-09-16T12:45:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Winners announced in BMX, boards and scooters competition]]> The autumn gloom failed to put a damper on the 8th Annual eXeter Games, which were initially postponed from Saturday, Sept. 13 due to weather and held instead Sunday, Sept. 14 at Pineland Park. The contestants, some of whom had been on their boards practicing well before the event's afternoon start, demonstrated no shortage of enthusiasm for their craft, whether their interest included scootering, biking or skateboarding.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:39:59 -0400 2014-09-16T12:39:59-04:00 2014-09-16T12:40:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley plans first Sports Hall of Fame Night]]>

ELVERSON >> The Twin Valley High School Sports Hall of Fame Night will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, during the home football game against Wyomissing.

Carl L. Sims and Brenda Stuaffer-Hoffman, both members of the Class of 1979, will be inducted into the hall of fame.

There will be a reception at 6 p.

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<![CDATA[Art of the Harvest dinner combines food, wine and paintings: Virginville Hotel chef pairs food with Bernville wine; Kempton artists Jonathan Bond demos his art]]> Virginville >> The Art of the Harvest Dinner combines the art of food, wine and paintings at Virginville Hotel Sept. 20.

Virginville Hotel's Chef John Warner, in collaboration with Kempton artist Jonathan Bond and Bernville wine maker Tom Calvaresi, presents a four course dinner paired with wine and a live art demo.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:17:54 -0400 2014-09-16T12:17:54-04:00 2014-09-16T12:18:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Walbert Funeral Home opens in Fleetwood: Sept. 21 Open house features tours, Veterans Dedication & Ribbon Cutting]]> Fleetwood >> Walbert Funeral Home unveils to the community its recently constructed funeral home at an Open House Sept. 21.

"It's very important to us that we take care of families as we take care of our own. That's one of the most important things I think the funeral business should be about," said CFO Russell P.

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<![CDATA[Grandparents Day Celebration featured classic-car display, food, bake sale, root beer floats and entertainment by Good Intentions]]> The Lutheran Home at Topton recently held a Grandparents Day Celebration that included a classic-car display, food, a bake sale, root beer floats, and entertainment by Good Intentions. The goal of the celebration was to recognize the role grandparents play in so many lives.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:13:56 -0400 2014-09-16T12:13:56-04:00 2014-09-16T12:14:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Traveling Art Show puts Kutztown student art on display: Dancing giraffe, majestic elk, Trashin Fashion art pieces showcased in the community]]> Kutztown >> From a dancing giraffe to a "Trashin Fashion" dress made of recycled coffee products, students' works of art were on full display at the Kutztown School Board meeting Sept. 15.

Superintendent Katherine Metrick said the Traveling Art Show is a tradition that has thrived at the district for more than 25 years.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:12:43 -0400 2014-09-16T12:12:43-04:00 2014-09-16T12:13:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Blazer Foundation receives $2,000 donation for high school TV studio]]> The Blazer Foundation's Executive Director, Stephanie Conlon, recently accepted a $2,000 Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation from Kim Hippert-Eversgerd, Commercial Relationship Manager of Susquehanna Bank, to benefit the Daniel Boone School Districts ongoing EITC approved programs.

For the second consecutive year, the Blazer Foundation has been approved as an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:23 -0400 2014-09-16T12:00:23-04:00 2014-09-16T12:00:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Eagle Scout project fills in the cracks]]> Richard Wike, a junior at Exeter Senior High School and member of Troop 333, put some work towards his Eagle Scout project recently with the American Legion Post 626 Birdsboro.

Wike patched major cracks in the legion's parking lot and repainting the parking space lines. Wike continues to work towards his Eagle Scout badge, as he still has four merit badges to obtain.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:27:01 -0400 2014-09-16T11:27:01-04:00 2014-09-16T11:27:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Reading Civic Theatre's 'Shrek' captivates young fans]]>

The best part of Reading Civic Theatre's production of "Shrek the Musical" was watching all the youngsters in the audience react to the magical characters on stage. Their laughter at Donkey and Shrek's antics was infectious. The show finished its four-performace run at the Miller Center in Reading Sunday to a standing ovation as the cast sang "I'm A Believer.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:23:01 -0400 2014-09-16T11:23:01-04:00 2014-09-16T11:23:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Environmental Enterprises to pose no hazard]]> Representatives of the hazardous waste management company Environmental Enterprises, Inc. said Sept. 10 that its new location in Amity Township would not be a hazard to residents.

Environmental Enterprises has a conditional use hearing scheduled 7 p.m. Sept. 22 with the Amity Township Board of Supervisors for approval to establish a trash transfer station at 3 Riga Lane, Douglassville.

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