RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:19:33 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Chamber members hear about economic impact of travel, tourism in the region]]> Limerick >> The economic impact of travel and tourism in the tri-county region was the topic of discussion at Thursday's TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce annual economic development luncheon.

More than 125 guests at the luncheon heard from Nathanial Guest of the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust; Bill Fitzgerald, president of the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board and keynote speaker Diane McGraw, executive director of the office of Travel, Tourism and Film of the Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development Investment and Innovation.

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:06:58 -0400 2014-10-25T17:06:58-04:00 2014-10-25T17:07:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Mind Your Body: It's time to boost your immune system]]> I thought there were only four seasons, but it's the time of year when a fifth one appears, "cold and flu season." As the temperature drops, the heat comes on, and we spend more hours indoors, we can benefit from some simple, natural steps to support our immunity.

Frequent hand washing is very effective in cutting down the spread of colds and flu.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:01:41 -0400 2014-10-24T15:01:41-04:00 2014-10-24T15:01:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Police: Murder-suicide was cause of death for men found in car]]> Washington TWP. >> The causes of death for two men whose bodies were found last Friday inside a parked car were murder and suicide, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Stephen Mixon, 27, of Pottstown died as a result of gunshot wounds inflicted by Joseph McCullough III, 20, of Pottstown.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:13 -0400 2014-10-24T13:01:13-04:00 2014-10-24T13:01:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars hold double-header Action hits the track at the 422 Sports Complex]]> By Berks-Mont News staff

On Saturday, Oct. 18, Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars (PRDR) held a double header at The 422 Sportplex.

In game 1, the PRDR Allstars lost to Lehigh Valley Roller Girls (LVRG) Blast Furnace Bettie 232 - 85. PRDR's Intraleageus played in game two. It was a nail-biter that came down to the last seconds.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:09:15 -0400 2014-10-23T10:09:15-04:00 2014-10-23T10:10:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Community Theatre's 'Boeing Boeing' takes comedy to new heights]]> Fleetwood Community Theatre's current production, "Boeing Boeing," takes jet-setting to a whole new level.

This high-flying farce by French playwright Marc Camoletti transports the audience back to The Sixties when flight attendants were the envy of many young women and the heart's desire of many men.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0400 2014-10-20T12:23:01-04:00 2014-10-20T12:23:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Elverson Halloween Parade Winners]]> Held on Oct. 16, the Elverson Halloween Parade had been postponed from Oct. 15 due to rain.

"Problem was started it to rain the minute parade started and lasted til the end," said Roseanne Thomas. "The TVHS band and the O& J band left due to wool outfits. The TVMS marched. Thanks guys & gals.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:09:58 -0400 2014-10-22T17:09:58-04:00 2014-10-22T17:10:02-04:00
<![CDATA[$188,000 State grant helps Hawk Mountain Sanctuary create disability-friendly trail]]> Albany Township >> Senator David G. Argall (R-29) announced a $188,000 grant for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary through the Commonwealth Financing Authority's Greenways, Trails and Recreation program.

The project at Hawk Mountain will allow one of the region's most popular recreational and wildlife education areas to create an ADA-compliant family-friendly trail.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:55:45 -0400 2014-10-22T12:55:45-04:00 2014-10-22T12:55:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Mayor, Council say $150,000 state grant for Kutztown Park improves safety, offers more options]]> Kutztown Park received a $150,000 state grant to renovate its outdated playground equipment.

Kutztown's only playground will receive new features, including but not limited to, new playground equipment, stepping stones and a plaza space, according to an Oct. 21 press release from Senator Judy Schwank's office.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:12:08 -0400 2014-10-22T12:12:08-04:00 2014-10-22T12:12:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Borough Rooftop Ban Ordinance approved for drafting]]> A Rooftop Ban Ordinance was approved to enter into the drafting phase at the Kutztown Borough Council meeting Oct. 21, and a new finance director was appointed to fill the full-time gap that has been vacant since mid-July.

The Rooftop Ban Ordinance was brought before the Council by the Community Development and Public Safety sub-committee, which is chaired by Council member Peggy Devlin.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:11:06 -0400 2014-10-22T12:11:06-04:00 2014-10-22T12:11:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Rocky Mountain Riders 4-H Club celebrates National 4-H Week, participates in area Halloween parades]]> In celebration of National 4-H Week (Oct. 5 - 11), The Rocky Mountain Riders 4-H Club of Fleetwood participated in the Fleetwood Homecoming/Halloween Parade and the Topton Halloween Parade with their float, "Rocky", the corn horse.

In addition to promoting 4-H in the parade, Rocky Mountain Riders performed a community service project of cleaning up candy wrappers and trash along the parade routes.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:14:03 -0400 2014-10-22T11:14:03-04:00 2014-10-22T11:31:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Reading Symphony presents program highlighting Beethoven's life]]> The Reading Symphony Orchestra continues the 102nd Season at the Santander Performing Arts Center 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. The RSO will present Beethoven: REVEALED! This program features a dramatic interpretation of the life of the great composer interspersed with chamber works and a complete performance of Beethoven's 7th symphony.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0400 2014-10-14T14:53:13-04:00 2014-10-14T14:53:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Drop Off Sites]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:20:09 -0400 2014-10-21T19:20:09-04:00 2014-10-21T19:20:09-04:00 <![CDATA[A.J. Blosenski Inc. Trash and Recycling Services donated $500 in memory of Big Joe Blosenski to MABA]]> A.J. Blosenski Inc. Trash and Recycling Service presented a donation of $500 in memory of Joseph Blosenski Jr., Honey Brook, to the Morgantown Area Business Association on Oct. 21.

Robert Hart, Director of Sales & Marketing at A.J. Blosenski Inc., presented the donation to Dave Hinkel, MABA's treasurer, during the MABA breakfast meeting at the Windmill Restaurant.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:32:06 -0400 2014-10-21T15:32:06-04:00 2014-10-21T16:45:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Three Berks County farms help PA to become first in U.S. to preserve 500,000 Acres, Schwank says]]> Pennsylvania became the first state in the country recently to preserve 500,000 acres of valuable farmland and three Berks County farms helped accomplish the milestone, Sen. Judy Schwank said.

"Berks County is a big reason the commonwealth has protected half a million acres of farmland," Schwank said following the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Board's recent meeting at Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:37:54 -0400 2014-10-21T16:37:54-04:00 2014-10-21T16:37:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Strong, committed to making a difference]]> Kutztown concerned citizens united to form Kutztown Strong to make a difference.

The group of citizens formed "based on the fact that there have been a number of deaths between Brandywine and Kutztown over the past couple of years," said Kutztown School District Superintendent Kathy Metrick.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:35:14 -0400 2014-10-21T16:35:14-04:00 2014-10-21T16:35:23-04:00