RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:33:28 -0400 60 <![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.

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<![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
<![CDATA[Cadets2 pageantry open to the public; group rehearsing at Daniel Boone High School]]> Birdsboro residents who may have already heard the drum line -- or the trumpet line -- performing in June, will have several opportunities this summer to hear and watch the esteemed Cadets2 Drum Corps rehearse at the Daniel Boone High School.

The Cadets2 Drum Corps is a regionally performing drum and bugle corps that competes in the Drum Corps Associates circuit.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:38:19 -0400 20150721113819 2015-07-21T11:38:19-04:00 2015-07-21T11:38:19-04:00
<![CDATA[FUn Friday: Petting zoo and ice cream make a perfect mother-daughter summer outing]]> Parenting experts tell us it is important to spend one-on-one time with our children, especially when you have more than one child. But parents also know that times like that do not just happen. They require available time and intentional planning. So when my older child headed off to camp for a week, my daughter and I made plans to go horseback riding.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:33:35 -0400 20150721113335 2015-07-21T11:33:35-04:00 2015-07-21T11:33:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Omen weighs in at healthy 317 pounds at Ryerss Farm in Warwick Township]]> Roly Poly Omen had a thyroid condition when he came to Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines in Warwick Township is now healthy and trimmed down.

The photo is of Omen on our new Equine Scale which was donated to us so that we can better monitor the weights of the horses and adjust the feed accordingly to keep them healthy.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:31:37 -0400 20150721113137 2015-07-21T11:31:37-04:00 2015-07-21T11:31:37-04:00
<![CDATA[New Kutztown Playground: New equipment installed at Kutztown Park]]> Construction at the Kutztown Park drew children's and parents' attention last week as work on the newly installed playground equipment nears completion. Children shouted and talked excitedly in anticipation, eager for the playground to be open for play.

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:54:15 -0400 20150720165415 2015-07-20T16:54:15-04:00 2015-07-20T16:54:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Kunkel family from Kempton named Outstanding Farm Family by Reading Fair and Berks County Grange]]> The road was a dirt and gravel lane overgrown on the sides and its surface rutted by heavy rains. Just when it seemed like the road could go no further, a house emerged from the dense vegetation. It was nestled in between fields of corn and just beyond that were large barns where Ethan Kunkel and one of his employees were looking under the hood of a farm tractor.

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:15:12 -0400 20150720151512 2015-07-20T15:15:12-04:00 2015-07-20T15:15:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Walnut Woods, Boyertown, is hosting car show in memory of Tyler Dierolf]]> Tyler Dierolf, a young Boyertown resident who tragically died in June after a motorcycle accident, is being honored at a car show this Saturday hosted by Walnut Woods retirement community. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Tyler's family.

Enrichment Coordinator Jessica Gumbert and the staff at Walnut Woods are organizing the event in memory of Tyler, who was well known by the Walnut Woods staff.

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:35:24 -0400 20150720143524 2015-07-20T14:35:24-04:00 2015-07-20T14:35:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Steam Locomotive will pull Kutztown Bicentennial Trains]]> For a little more of a nostalgia buzz, The Allentown and Auburn Railroad will be pulling its tourist trains during the Kutztown Bicentennial next week with a steam locomotive, Mike Bast, President of the railroad announced.

"The small locomotive will be delivered to the Kutztown Railroad Station by Lowboy truck on July 22 and will be eased onto the track at 5 p.

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