RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:35:29 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Kutztown Jazz Festival: Kutztown Middle School hosted five guest bands]]> Kutztown Middle School hosted its instrumental Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. There were five guest bands. Both the Elementary and Middle School Kutztown Jazz Bands performed. All proceeds benefit KASMA, the Kutztown Area Schools Music Association.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:02:35 -0400 2015-03-27T17:02:35-04:00 2015-03-27T17:02:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Lower Macungie Township Historical Society honors Kutztown's Dr. Don Yoder and Bob Ensminger as scholars of the barn]]> The Lower Macungie Township Historical Society honored Dr. Don Yoder, co-founder and director of the Pennsylvania Folklife Society and the Kutztown Folk Festival, and Bob Ensminger, emeritus professor of geography at Kutztown University, during the Lower Macungie Barn Expo 2015.

Patrick Donmoyer, building conservator and exhibit specialist at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, presented certificates on behalf of the State Senate while Rep.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:59:59 -0400 2015-03-27T16:59:59-04:00 2015-03-27T16:59:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Shed fire on Wednesday spread to adjacent Birdsboro homes]]> Firefighters responded to a fully-involved fire in a large shed at 119 Furnace St. in Birdsboro Wednesday afternoon, March 25.

The fire spread to two adjoining structures, a house and an office in the front of the building before it was extinguished, according to Birdsboro Fire Marshall Ken Templin.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:13:00 -0400 2015-03-27T12:13:00-04:00 2015-03-27T12:13:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll earns top honor for 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's, prepares for 2015]]> For the second year in a row, Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care earned a trophy for being the Top Earning Memory Walk Team at the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's. Chestnut Knoll participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's at Kutztown University on Saturday, October 11, 2014 and raised $18,772.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:27:37 -0400 2015-03-26T17:27:37-04:00 2015-03-26T17:27:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Boone ceases use of 'conceptual' classes]]> The Daniel Boone School Board unanimously approved on March 23 procedural and curriculum changes for its high school students that includes eliminating "conceptual" classes in 2015-16.

With only four official days behind him, new High School Principal Preston N. McKnight said the high school can go from being very good to great by offering choice and new opportunities to help all students achieve their long-term career goals.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:30:39 -0400 2015-03-26T13:30:39-04:00 2015-03-26T13:30:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Garden Spot Village Drug Take-Back Service: Public may dispose of unwanted medications on campus April 18]]> Although the national Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative has ended, Garden Spot Village and the New Holland Police Department are teaming up to build on the successful program's momentum by offering their own drug take-back event on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

"Although the Drug Enforcement Administration is no longer coordinating special collection days, we wish to continue to offer the same disposal opportunity that the DEA had organized in the past," said Colleen Musselman, director of life enrichment at Garden Spot Village.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:03:17 -0400 2015-03-25T14:03:17-04:00 2015-03-27T14:44:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Community Care Coalition of Chester County: information for seniors on Medicare]]> 30 Day Hospital Readmissions Rates, calculated as the percentage of Medicare recipients who are discharged from a hospital stay and then return to the hospital within 30 days, have been a major focus of both The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and area health providers for a number of years.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:06:23 -0400 2015-03-25T15:06:23-04:00 2015-03-25T15:06:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Conestoga Christian School Founders Dinner featured speaker Dr. Ben Carson, pediatric neurosurgeon, story-teller, author and Fox News contributor]]> On Friday, March 20, Conestoga Christian School held their first annual Founders Dinner at the Shady Maple Banquet Facility. The featured speaker was Dr. Ben Carson, renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, inspiring story-teller, best-selling author, and Fox News contributor. CCS sold 1,000 tickets for this inaugural event and in spite of a first-day-of-spring "snow storm" all but about a dozen who purchased tickets attended the banquet.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:04:43 -0400 2015-03-25T14:04:43-04:00 2015-03-25T14:04:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Brandywine Community Library honors Sandra Cullin for 25 years of service, dedicates Adult Fiction Room in her honor]]> At a meeting of the Board Of Trustees of the Brandywine Community Library in February, special recognition was given to one of its members, Sandra Cullin. Sandy has served the library since its inception twenty five years ago.

As both a board member and past president, she has been a tireless promoter and friend to the library.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:50:00 -0400 2015-03-25T13:50:00-04:00 2015-03-25T13:50:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks Women in Crisis WALK FOR NO MORE: Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault]]> On Saturday, April 18, Berks Women in Crisis will hold its first annual Walk For No More: Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at First Energy Stadium in Reading.

Registration will begin at 3 p.m.; participants will walk about a mile throughout the stadium, prior to the Reading Fightin Phil's game at 6:05 p.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:03:13 -0400 2015-03-25T11:03:13-04:00 2015-03-25T11:03:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks Encore-Strausstown center welcomes Fire Chief for Meals on Wheels Celebrity Day]]> Berks Encore and local celebrities celebrated March for Meals through Berks County through their 10th Annual Meals on Wheels Celebrity Volunteer for a Day event on Wednesday, March 18. The March for Meals program is intended to bring attention to Meals on Wheels, as well as to raise awareness about the topic of senior hunger.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:08:47 -0400 2015-03-24T12:08:47-04:00 2015-03-26T13:44:25-04:00
<![CDATA[State Police respond to bomb threat at Berks County Jail System on Monday]]> Pennsylvania State Police-Reading reported that a threatening phone call was received at the Berks County Jail System in the 1200 block of County Welfare Rd. in Bern Township on Monday, March 23 at approximately 1 p.m. Shortly after the first call, a second phone call was received indicating that there was a bomb located on the property.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:22:52 -0400 2015-03-24T16:22:52-04:00 2015-03-24T16:22:52-04:00
<![CDATA[BCTC Students Win Over $140,000 in Scholarships and Prizes at 2015 Greater Philadelphia Automotive Technology Competition]]> On Friday, Feb. 27, the 22nd Annual Greater Philadelphia Automotive Technology Competition took place at the Automotive Training Center in Warminster, PA. The Berks Career & Technology Center was honored to have 4 students compete in this prestigious event.

Prior to the competition, approximately 80 high school seniors from 18 career and technical programs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey took a challenging written exam to test their automotive technology knowledge and compete for an opportunity to represent their school at the 2015 Greater Philadelphia Automotive Technology Competition sponsored by the Automotive Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP).

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<![CDATA[Police arrest suspect for January robbery of VIST Bank, Ruscombmanor Township]]> On March 23, 2015, the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop L Reading Station, arrested Jason Lee Serrano.

On Jan. 30, 2015 PSP Reading members responded to a bank robbery at the Thompkins VIST Bank located at 3401 Pricetown Rd., Ruscombmanor Twp. A male entered the front of the bank dressed in a camouflage colored trench coat with a hoodie over his head/face.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:08:03 -0400 2015-03-24T13:08:03-04:00 2015-03-24T13:08:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks Jazz Jam comes to Hamburg Area High School]]> Hamburg Area High School musicians and area residents were treated to a special performance on Wednesday, March 11, when Mike Eben brought his Berks Jazz Jam program to the school.

"Welcome. This is awesome. Look at all these people here tonight. This is terrific," said Eben at the start of the evening.

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