RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:56:28 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Boyertown Wellness Council votes for a change in name but not purpose]]> Often considered an initiative of the Boyertown School District, the independent Boyertown Area Community Wellness Council voted at its quarterly meeting in April, to change its name to Wellness Council of Boyertown (WCB).

Though often working cooperatively with the School District, WCB is a community-based organization whose mission is "to facilitate wellness education and programming in order to motivate the community to adopt healthy lifestyles.

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<![CDATA[1 pulled from burning truck after four-car crash near Kutztown]]> RICHMOND TWP. - A Mohnton man was pulled from his burning pickup truck by a passing motorist after a four-car crash on Route 222 around 1:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

According to a press release from Fleetwood Borough Police, the accident occurred as southbound traffic was slowing due to congestion Their six original murals include the ones they've created for the Minerva D. Braemer Medical Arts Building at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Norriton Fire Engine Company 61 and Meadowood Senior Living community.

Now, with the colorful acrylics on the latter barely dry, Plymouth Meeting's Susannah Hart Thomer and Trooper's Michael Adams are already gearing up for collaboration number seven - a mural for one of the outdoor buttresses at Collegeville's historic Power House.

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<![CDATA[Pottsgrove Manor to host summer textile workshops for kids]]> On Sundays in August, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., historic Pottsgrove Manor will offer a series of workshops, focusing on a different colonial textile art each week. Kids 8 to 12 years old can learn historical crafts and take home their creations in these fun sessions.

Aug. 3: Learn to Knit - In an era before elastic and modern stretch fabrics, knitting was the best way to create stretchy, fitted clothing and accessories.

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<![CDATA[WTIM: Music Around Town: July 30 edition]]> 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

31 July - Larry Roney at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

31 July - Open Mic w/ Dennis "Two Shoes" Schwartz at Good Eatz, West Reading (7:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Pedal Paddle offers taste of outdoor activities]]>

POTTSTOWN - First-timers and experienced outdoorsmen alike took advantage of a unique event offered by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area last week.

The Pedal Paddle takes riders north along the Schuylkill River Trail to Morlatton Village in Douglassville before returning by boat to Riverfront Park in Pottstown.

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<![CDATA[Blue Devils ready to rehearse in Hamburg]]>

The Blue Devils, a drum and bugle corps part of Drum Corps International, will be bringing their talent to Hamburg as they rehearse at Hamburg Area High School stadium starting July 30.

Not only will music students and the community have the chance to see the 15-time World Champion marching unit rehearse, but they will also be treated to full run-throughs 30 minutes prior to the end of each rehearsal.

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<![CDATA[Community helps build new Perry Elementary Center playground]]>

"Over the coming years, we can all look with pride upon the playground and say 'Yeah, I helped with that.' Give yourself a pat on the back - we could not have done it without you," said Perry PTO Playground Committee members.

Principals, PTO members, teachers and community members came together on Saturday, July 26, for the Perry Playground Community Build.

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<![CDATA[Attendees take a 'Step Back in Time' at Berks Heritage Center]]>

Several hundred people explored early American life at Berks County's annual "Step Back in Time" Day on Sunday, July 27 at the county's heritage center property in Bern Township. Sunny skies and heat accompanied attendees as they strolled the grounds - with humidity that made many attendees all the more appreciative of those wearing the layered and hot authentic 19th century costumes for the sake of history.

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<![CDATA[Haag family named 2014 Outstanding Farm Family]]>

"Community minded, family oriented and always willing to lend a helping hand, hardworking, these attributes describe the Michael Haag family and are the reasons the Ontelaunee Grange supports the Haag's as this year's Outstanding Farm Family," said Karen Mohn as she spoke about this year's Berks County Outstanding Farm Family at the Reading Fair Awards Banquet on July 23.

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<![CDATA[Survival fire staring program teaches kids how to start a fire in a survival situation]]>

The Schuylkill Valley Community Library hosted an evening of survival fire starting for kids presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, July 23.

Andy Yoder, local naturalist with a degree in wildlife and fishing from Penn State University welcomed local kids under the pavilion behind the library to view several techniques on lighting fires in a survival situation.

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<![CDATA[Searching for gnomes, visiting local shops and stopping at the park]]>

It all started about a week ago, when my son's music teacher mentioned a doughnut place near her house where they make the treats fresh to order for a mere 90 cents. When she mentioned that a great bookstore is located right next door, well, the die was cast and our next Fun Friday was planned for Kutztown.

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<![CDATA[Perry Township invites public to monument dedication ceremony Aug. 7]]> Perry Township recently created a monument from the cement work that was at the entrance of the old Perry Elementary School. Residents of the Hamburg Area School District are invited to attend a dedication ceremony of the new monument.

According to the Perry Township secretary and treasurer, "The township recycled the cement and made this monument.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to my World: Keys, lost and found]]> When I was growing up on the farm, we hardly ever locked our front door, except at bedtime. Other times, Mom attached a long string to the kitchen door key. If we'd leave for the day, the key was slung into the crook of the tree, in front of the house. The string was quite visible, yet, we were never robbed.

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<![CDATA[Small Beginnings: Some lies your addiction wants you to believe]]> Some of the people I care about most in this world struggle with addiction. They are sweet and kindhearted. They are loveable and funny. They have hopes and dreams just like you and me, but for some reason, their lives are compromised by an addiction that seems to take hold of them and cause them to behave in ways very unlike their true selves.

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