RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:55:31 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Developers propose to convert vacant Kutztown silk mill into apartment complexes]]> Kutztown Silk Mill District redevelopment plan proposes to convert vacant buildings into residential apartment complexes.

The Kutztown Borough Council meeting on April 15 was highlighted by a proposed land development plan from College Town Communities, Muhlenburg Greene Architects (MGA) and Bogia Engineering.

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<![CDATA[Birdsboro-Union Fire Co. holds craft show to raise money for Lou Gehrig's Disease]]> A craft show was held at the Birdsboro-Union Fire Company April 5 to raise funds for ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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<![CDATA[New mobile food pantry helps feed Honey Brook families]]> A new Mobile Food Pantry helps feed families in the Honey Brook area.

"The need is definitely there," said Ken Ross, who is spearheading the pantry.

A Honey Brook Mobile Food Pantry will be held the last Wednesday of every month, noon to 6 p.m., at Good Food Distribution Center, 5064 Horseshoe Pike in Honey Brook.

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<![CDATA[Birdsboro Carnival raises money for improvements]]> The 17th annual Birdsboro Carnival was held recently to raise money for repairs and upkeep around the Borough.

"This year we need to replace the flat roof over the gym lobby," Joe Germani, Director Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, said.

Christina Cleveland, who took her grandson, Talon, to the carnival, was pleased with the event.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:40:49 -0400 2014-04-16T15:40:49-04:00 2014-04-16T15:41:12-04:00
<![CDATA[School bus returning from field trip collides with car in Kutztown]]> A school bus full of children returning from a Crayola Factory field trip collided with a car on Route 222 in Richmond Township at about 1:55 p.m. today.

There were no serious injuries reported. All 23 children were transported to area hospitals for evaluation. Several children were treated for minor injuries, according to Fleetwood Police Chief Steven Stinsky.

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<![CDATA[Mind Your Body: Yoga for the Three F Words: Fight, Flight, or Freeze]]> Our fast-paced world with the prevalence of multi-tasking, profusion of information, and sense of scarcity, is creating an epidemic of stress-related conditions. Technology bombards us every day with events that are difficult to comprehend or process.

Much of the stress that we face is psychological in nature.

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<![CDATA[Boone replaces boilers; presents new realignment plan]]> The Daniel Boone School Board unanimously approved April 14 to purchase two new boilers for Birdsboro Elementary Center from Trane through The Cooperative Purchasing Network, at a cost not to exceed $390,000.

Funds will be taken from the district's Capital Reserve Fund. Board member Suzanne Dungan was absent from the meeting.

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<![CDATA[Local athletes honored as All-Berks selections]]> The Berks County League recently announced its All-Berks selection for the winter high school sports season. Below are the local players honored.


All-Divison 1: Reid Hoff, Gov. Mifflin; Michal Menet, Exeter; Stevan Rodriguez, Gov. Mifflin; Kenny Worthington, Daniel Boone.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:57:41 -0400 2014-04-16T13:57:41-04:00 2014-04-16T13:57:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown school board approves financing to lease more than 1,000 computers]]> Boyertown students will be getting their hands on some new technology next year.

The recommendation of the 2014-2015 HP Financial Computer lease was approved by the Boyertown Board of School Directors at their meeting Tuesday, April 8. The Technology Plan was presented to the Finance Committee in January of 2014.

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<![CDATA[Exeter board votes 'no' to merger]]> The Exeter Township School Board of Directors voted against the motion for a merger with the Antietam School District April 15. Satisfying the Exeter residents' requests, the board voted 8-0, with one abstention, not to go through with a full merger.

The board did however, unanimously vote that the Superintendents of both districts work together to find areas where services could be shared.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:26:47 -0400 2014-04-16T13:26:47-04:00 2014-04-16T13:27:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Johnny Cash visits The Heritage, Shillington]]> "Hello - I'm not Johnny Cash!"

Nearly 400 residents and guests at The Heritage of Green Hills, an active, over 55 independent living community in Shillington, enjoyed three free performances recently by singer and songwriter and Johnny Cash impersonator David Stone.

"The Johnny Cash Experience" by Stone has been praised as one of the best Cash impersonations in the country.

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<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll At Home and Fox Rehabilitation offer Certificate Course for Professionals and Students]]> Attention Physical and Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Case Managers, and Nurses: do you need contact hours? Chestnut Knoll At Home and Fox Rehabilitation are offering two free, two-hour certificate courses for professionals and students on Thursday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 29

As the baby boomer generation continues to age, it's as important as ever for industry professionals to understand the methods being utilized to assist seniors in the aging process.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:50:05 -0400 2014-04-16T11:50:05-04:00 2014-04-16T11:50:13-04:00
<![CDATA[YMCA volunteers get the Boyertown pool in shape for summer]]> Summer is just around the corner and for most Boyertownian's that means packing up the beach bag with towels and sunblock for a day at the Boyertown Pool. Crystal clear and as blue as the Mediterranean it may not cross anyone's mind just how much work it takes to get the pool and that refreshing aqua blue oasis ready for visitors.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:48:34 -0400 2014-04-16T11:48:34-04:00 2014-04-16T11:48:44-04:00
<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: Pa Dutch youth celebrate Palm Sunday]]> A former resident of the Lehigh Valley, where the 1741 Moravian Church at Bethlehem celebrated their church services with brass musical instruments, I was delighted when Salem United Church of Christ in Oley Township invited the Mount Laurel Brass Quintet to participate in Sunday's Palm Sunday Worship Service.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown high school students shadow local businesses]]> The Berks-Mont Business Association gave students another opportunity this year to experience the workforce first-hand.

More than fifty Boyertown high school students participated in the BMBA Shadowing Day on Wednesday, April 2.

The participating businesses and groups included: Boyertown Area Multi Service, Berks Mont Newspapers, Blazing Systems Brentwood Industries, Chestnut Knoll, E G Landis Jewelers, Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital, The Goddard School, Graber Letterin of Boyertown, Patt Veterinary Hospital, Salvation Army, Sanatoga Water Conditioning, Sealstrip Corporation, Tri County Area Chamber of Commerce, Twin Turrets, Union Township, East Penn Energy Solutions, Herb Real Estate, Mishock Physical Therapy, Perkiomen Valley Middle School West, Googleworks of Reading, National Penn Bank, Streamlight Inc.

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