RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:34:52 -0400 60 <![CDATA[In the search of spirits: Moonlight Winery hosts ghost tour with Charles Adams III]]> Have you ever sensed an energy that made you shudder, heard a pacing when you were home alone or felt a spirit in your presence?

In the theme of Halloween, fans of the holiday on the search for a fright came to Moonlight Winery, Rt. 724, Tuesday, Oct.

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<![CDATA[Sarah Hanlon inducted into Quill and Scroll, Hamburg chapter]]> On Friday, Oct. 17, Hamburg Area High School senior and editor in chief of the school newspaper, Sarah Hanlon, was inducted into the Hamburg chapter of the Quill and Scroll, which is the International Honorary Society for high school journalists. She is pictured with Miss Teresa McCarthy, the publications teacher at the high school.

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<![CDATA[Perry Elementary students visit Shoemakersville Fire Company]]> All of the Perry Elementary Center took turns walking down to the Shoemakersville Fire Company to review many tips on Fire Prevention and Safety on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The volunteers did a fantastic job talking to the students about smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, stop/drop/and roll, to name just a few of the topics.

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<![CDATA[Tilden Elementary staff donates to Union Fire Company of Hamburg]]> Tilden Elementary Center principal Lacie Cucciuffo, center, presents a check to Hamburg Fire Chief Troy Hatt as part of the school's recognition of Fire Prevention Week. School staff held a Blue Jeans Day to raise money to donate to the fire company for their continued service and support in the area.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:15:58 -0400 2014-10-30T10:15:58-04:00 2014-10-30T10:16:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Leo Club donates 275 pounds of collected soda tabs to the Ronald McDonald House]]> The Hamburg Leo Club and Miss McCarthy went to the Ronald McDonald House and Chocolate World on Oct. 19. The Ronald McDonald House is a place across from Hershey Medical Center for the children's families' to stay. It is tailored to be a home-away-from-home to keep the families together. Their houses are built on the simple idea that nothing should matter when a family is focused on the health of their children and not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they can put their head at night to rest.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01:06 -0400 2014-10-30T10:01:06-04:00 2014-10-30T10:01:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Lead-contaminated Hamburg site discussed at recent DEP meeting]]> The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a public meeting on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss a proposal for excavation and restoration of a Hamburg site containing lead-contaminated soils and battery casings.

Lisa Kasianowitz, the department's Community Relations Coordinator, opened the meeting and introduced Asuquo Effiong, Project Manager, to speak first on the history of the site.

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<![CDATA[Iron Chef competition returns to Hamburg Nov. 2]]> Iron Chef is a fundraiser for the Hamburg Area Education Foundation (HAEF) which provides grants to students and teachers for educational opportunities and it is also a day about food. It will be Nov. 2 from 1 - 5 p.m. at Hamburg Area High School.

There are four main activities that take place during the day.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary learns about the life of Jacob Balthaser]]> Hamburg Rotarian Fred Sheeler gave a presentation at the Oct. 23 Rotary meeting on the life of Jacob Balthaser. Jacob was most well known in Hamburg as the owner of Balthaser's Store at Third and State Sts. However he was also quite active politically having served on Hamburg Borough Council from the 1920s to the late 1950s, 12 years as Burgess (the former term for mayor), and serving three terms 1937-1943 in the PA State House representing the then 3rd district.

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<![CDATA[Bethesda Baptist Church in Warwick Twp. church hosts Fall Fellowship at Morgantown home]]> A historical church family celebrated fall fellowship at a Morgantown's Quaintance family home on Rank Road.

On a crisp evening with the smells and sounds of fall in the air, Darren and Gloria Quaintance, along with their five sons, made ready the grounds of their home for Bethesda Baptist Church's annual Fall Fellowship.

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<![CDATA[Robeson Township concerned about driving safety due to potholes on Outlook Road]]> Robeson Township Board of Supervisors expressed safety concerns for those driving on pothole damaged Outlook Road and wish to address drainage issues to make sure the roads are fixed correctly beyond a cosmetic fix.

Former board member Tom White of Outlook Road spoke at the Oct. 23 Board of Supervisors meeting of the great need for repairs to the road and questioned the time it would take before repairs would begin.

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<![CDATA[New search tool helps KU students find off-campus housing]]> Kutztown Community Partnership partnered with, a company specializing in providing academic institutions with off-campus housing solutions.

"I remember being a college student, and the frustrations of learning the local housing market. As President of KCP, I want to bring together KU students and local landlords to provide safe, clean, convenient housing," said President of KCP Andy Arnold.

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<![CDATA[POWER Library serves as online portal to Pennsylvania's Library Resources]]> Looking for information and don't know where to start? Your Kutztown Community Library can help!

Among the great online resources you can use right from home, is the Pennsylvania POWER Library, which recently unveiled a new look. Now all on one website (, this resource allows users to chat with a librarian, search e-resources, or find a book or photo from a library across the state.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:30:53 -0400 2014-10-29T12:30:53-04:00 2014-10-29T12:30:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Reel Experiences with Robert Humanick: Experimental film box set offers multifaceted look at film history]]> In almost any year, the recently released compilation of the works of Bill Morrison, 1996-2013, courtesy Icarus Films, would be the cinephile's most essential home viewing purchase. Adventurous filmgoers will find virtually endless riches here - due to both the quantity of material included (roughly eight hours' worth, making the $50 retail price look downright generous), but the ineffable depths, artistic and culture, that this particular work affords.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:21:18 -0400 2014-10-28T14:21:18-04:00 2014-10-29T15:34:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Miller-Keystone Blood Center sponsors Social Media Photo Campaign to celebrate Veterans Day]]> In recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 11, Miller-Keystone Blood Center is sponsoring a Social Media Photo Contest (#MKBCMyVeteran ) from Nov. 3-Nov. 13.

According to Sean Tinney, Director of Marketing, this campaign is designed to increase awareness and demonstrate appreciation for our Veterans and local heroes at home and overseas.

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<![CDATA['Aging Parent Fair' provides essential resources to adult children]]> A team of diverse professionals serving the aging population in Berks County and dedicated to assisting their adult children, has come together to provide the "Aging Parent Fair." The "Fair" provides attendees with financial resources, care alternatives, assistive services and connections to the people and programs who can serve them and their loved ones.

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