RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Fri, 29 May 2015 20:20:09 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Small Business Administration names Pennsylvania 2015 Small Business Person Of Year Joseph G. Zidik, President and CEO of Custom Milling & Consulting, Inc. in Fleetwood]]> U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduced Pennsylvania's Small Business Person of the Year, Joseph G. Zidik, President and CEO of Custom Milling & Consulting, Inc., 1246 Maidencreek Road, Fleetwood, May 27.

"Joe Zidik exemplifies the best our small businesses have to offer.

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<![CDATA[Elementary students celebrate Kutztown Bicentennial Day]]> On May 26, the students at Kutztown Elementary School celebrated the Bicentennial Birthday of their hometown Kutztown.

Students began their day with a musical assembly featuring Pennsylvania Dutch instruments and songs preformed by Keith Britzenhoff.

Older elementary school students toured the Kutztown Historical Society to learn more about their historical and cultural connection to the Pennsylvania Germans who settled this area.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown Fun Days marks the start of summer]]> BOYERTOWN >> Fun Days kicked off the summer season at Boyertown Community Park Thursday and continues through Saturday, 30. Many popular events are back including the Rosaire family of Florida, who brought their lovable racing pigs. The races run approximately every two hours from the start of each day.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown Fun Days marks the start of summer]]> BOYERTOWN >> Fun Days kicked off the summer season at Boyertown Community Park Thursday and continues through Saturday, 30. Many popular events are back including the Rosaire family of Florida, who brought their lovable racing pigs. The races run approximately every two hours from the start of each day.

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<![CDATA[Berks County students are running the show! Fleetwood Community Theatre presents their first junior production 'Chasing Charming']]> Fleetwood Community Theatre (FCT) has been creating live theatre for 28 years, this year they are proud to present a new opportunity for students with the 2 Act comedy, "Chasing Charming," by Alaska Reece Vance.

As the story goes, chaos and comedy ensue when a blundering young narrator, played by Sienna Cowley, discovers Prince Charming (Andrew Bausher) has been captured by the evil witch, Hagragard, played by Jenna Ritter.

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<![CDATA[Dated slated for 5th Annual Hometown Heroes Soccer Fundraiser]]> Reading United A.C. is again partnering with members of the Reading United Fun League, S.A.A.R.A. (Social Activities for the Associates of the Reading Area), and other local businesses and organizations to present the 5th Annual "Hometown Heroes Soccer Fundraiser".

This annual event will be held Saturday, June 13, 6 p.

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<![CDATA[Elverson Memorial Day Celebration: Community shows their support, remembers those who gave their all]]> The American Legion Post hosted a Memorial Day Observance at the cemetery in Elverson on May 25 at 10:30 a.m.

It was a beautiful day and many people from the community came out to show their support and remember those who gave their all.

Boy Scout Troop 37 Scouts Garrett Hartman, Jacob Donahue, Nick Malcom, Dan Lawrence, Christian Lignore, Isaac Williams, Aaron Phillips and Pat Flaherty saluted the American Legion Post members as they entered the park.

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<![CDATA[Daniel Boone's Odyssey of the Mind Team wins world championship]]> The Daniel Boone Odyssey of the Mind Middle School team comprised of Taylor Eisenhuth, David Eurillo, Emma Hartman, Zoe Thompson and Rachel Woomer and coached by parents Fran Thompson and Steph Woomer won 1st place at the World Finals held at Michigan State University May 20 to May 23.

There they competed against 63 teams from 8 countries to win the world championship for their division and problem, "Pandora's Box.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown takes 'swift action' and suspends students]]> Boyertown >> Boyertown Area School Board President Stephen Elsier commended the administration Tuesday night, May 26, for its handling of racially-charged comments made by students.

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<![CDATA[Honey Brook: 32 compete in Spring Bocce Ball Tournament]]> The Memorial Day weekend in Honey Brook got off to a great start on Saturday May 23 when 32 people representing 8 teams played in the annual Spring Bocce Ball Tournament at the Honey Brook Borough courts.

Blessed with a beautiful day, the event was filled with keen bocce competition in the double elimination tournament and a break for a lunch where all the players ate like a family.

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<![CDATA[Resident questions new Boyertown School Board policy for asking questions]]> Since last August, residents of the Boyertown Area School District have been offered the chance to ask the administration questions online.

Few have elected to do so.

At Tuesday's school board meeting, Superintendent Richard Faidley requested that a resident asking questions during public comment also submit those questions through the online form.

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<![CDATA[Birdsboro man charged with double homicide in Reading]]> A Birdsboro man is being charged with a double homicide that took place Wednesday morning, May 27, after turning himself in to Reading Police two hours after the shooting.

Reading police responded to the sounds of gunshots Wednesday at 2:46 a.m., according to Sgt. John Solecki.

An officer who was only one block away at the time of the shooting found the bodies of Brenda Cisneros, 22, of Reading, and Jhamar S.

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<![CDATA[Cruze In For A Cure -- A car show and more]]> The" Miracles From Him" team, a segment of Relay For Life of Boyertown, is gearing up for a "car show and more" benefiting American Cancer Society. The event is set for Saturday, June 6, from 12 to 4 p.m. on Morningstar Fellowship grounds, 100 Limekiln Rd., Bechtelsville.

Our mission statement is the "Power to make a difference" the "Passion to keep fighting back" and the "Hope to find a cure".

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Game Association holds 58th Children's Fishing Rodeo]]> Area children enjoyed the sport of fishing at the Hamburg Game Association's Children's Fishing Rodeo, a long-time annual event held this year on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. Over both days, 283 youngsters -- accompanied by parents and grandparents -- caught 537 trout, pulled from the association's beautiful pond.

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<![CDATA[Shoemakersville Children's Parade and Fair kicks off 250th anniversary celebration]]> The residents of Shoemakersville are helping to celebrate the town's big birthday with a series of events throughout summer, starting with the popular 64th annual Children's Parade and Fair on Saturday, June 6. This year's theme is "Happy Birthday Shoemakersville" in honor of the town turning 250 years old.

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