RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:53:42 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Liberty Bell to fund turn lane improvements in Union]]> A representative of Ethan Michael, Inc. (EMI) -- developer of the Liberty Bell Motorsports Park, Route 724, Union Township -- said Nov. 17 that EMI will provide the remaining $400,000 needed to add a left turn lane at Route 724 and River Bridge Road.

EMI is also funding the $125,000 installation and future maintenance costs of a full service traffic signal at the intersection.

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<![CDATA[Something's Looming Fiber Arts Gallery 'Handmade Holiday 5' show]]> This year's "Handmade Holidays 5" show at the some things looming Fiber Arts Gallery and Studio, 526 Washington St., Reading, will not only celebrate the festive season, but also the importance of small businesses like the gallery.

The work of 30 local, regional and national artists is represented in the show that runs from November 28 to Christmas Eve on Dec.

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<![CDATA[John's Supply hosts Honey Brook holiday food drive Dec. 6]]> For the fourth year, John's Supply and Rental owners, John and Dorothy Seldomridge, and their family are hosting a holiday food drive at the Honey Brook Food Pantry, located at Door 8 of the Good Food Distribution Center, on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

"This is a Seldomridge family thing that just got started over a dinner conversation," said Debbie Elmer, one of the facilitators of the drive.

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<![CDATA[Police Reports: Car travels over embankment, enters stream]]> Car travels over embankment, enters stream

EARL TWP, Nov. 14 - A one-car crash occurred on New Holland Road at 6:14 p.m. on Nov. 14. New Holland Police reported that the driver, Stuart Leathead, 52, of New Holland was traveling south when he drove off the right shoulder of the roadway, over an embankment and into a small stream, where his vehicle became disabled.

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<![CDATA[The Mainliners male chorus returns to Tel Hai for Christmas-themed free concert Dec. 18]]> Tel Hai's concert series continues on Thursday, Dec. 18, as The Mainliners male chorus returns to the stage. This Christmas-themed concert will begin at 7:30 PM in the Chapel on Tel Hai's campus located off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook Township, east of Route 10.

With more than 40 active members ranging widely in age, the chorus performs a variety of songs in four-part a capella style.

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<![CDATA[Robeson Elementary Center students jump for their hearts and help save lives]]> Students at Robeson Elementary Center in Birdsboro are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's No. 1 and No. 4 killers.

On Nov. 26, Robeson Elementary Center will host its 14th annual Healthy Heart Day / Jump Rope for Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files]]> 25 Years Ago

Nov. 29, 1989 >> During a special meeting last Wednesday afternoon the Hamburg Borough Council approved the borough's $899,860.00 proposed general fund budget for 1990, an increase of $20,857.00 over this year's budget.

Recently, Lowell Thomas, president of the Hamburg Public Library Board, accepted a check from Lee Heffner, the board's Windsor Twp.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events]]> Recurring

Centerport Lions Club: Jamming Sessions will be held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. All musicians welcome.

Senior Citizens Club of Hamburg: The Hamburg Seniors meet at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hamburg Area Middle School cafeteria.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area church calendar]]> St. Mary Roman Catholic Church

Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area residents have 'H.A.D.I.T.' with the illegal drug problem]]> "Make no mistake about it. This is not just a little bit of a problem. This is not just a minor item. This is something that has been referred to by many people as an epidemic, a plague, a disaster," said Representative Jerry Knowles, on the statewide illegal drug problems. "And it's all of those.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown Area Choral Association presents two free holiday concerts]]> This year the Boyertown Area Choral Association will celebrate the holiday season by offering two free concerts to the community. The first will be held on Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, located at 750 N. Evans Street in Pottstown.

The second concert will take place on Sunday, Dec.

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<![CDATA[Montgomery County Community College's 50th Anniversary Event Honors 50 Exceptional Alumni and Launches $9 Million Fundraising Campaign]]> In celebration of its 50-year milestone, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) honored 50 exceptional alumni and launched a comprehensive fundraising campaign to raise $9 million for student scholarships during a special award ceremony on Nov. 14.

"Our alumni are a reflection of the excellent work of our dedicated faculty and the high quality of our programs," said MCCC President Dr.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood School Board approves refinancing; Interest rates on new bonds lower]]> Fleetwood School Board unanimously approved a resolution for bond issue refinancing Nov. 18, in the hopes of bringing savings to the district.

The discussion focused on coming to a decision about a resolution for refinancing the district's 2009 bond issue of $13.5 million.

In September and October, the board was presented with the possibility and chose to hold off, pending research into savings projections.

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<![CDATA[PennDOT driver license, photo centers closed for Thanksgiving holiday]]> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.

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<![CDATA[Colebrookdale Railroad gets $20,000 grant]]> The Colebrookdale Railroad was the biggest beneficiary of this year's round of grants from the Boyertown Area Charitable Program.

Part of the Berks County Community Foundation, the charitable program distributed $44,250 it was announced Friday, Nov. 14, and $20,000 of it went to the railroad for operations.

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