RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 29 May 2015 02:10:23 -0400 60 <![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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<![CDATA[Kutztown High School Class of 2017 hosts first Running of the Cougars 5K Race and Fun Walk]]> On Saturday, May 16, the Kutztown Area High School Class of 2017 hosted the first annual "Running of the Cougars" 5K Race and Fun Walk.

Runners ran a course that circled the property of the school district that included a combination of challenges including hills, grass, gravel, and asphalt sections.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary Club hears from Bestonium owner]]> Tim Best, the owner of Bestonium, presented the program on May 21, at the Hamburg Rotary. He has graphics for the masses. Screen printing signage, lamination, banners, t-shirts, photo enlargements, custom wallpaper, fabric printing and more. Tom Roth was the program chairperson.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Art Alliance hosts Arts Fest in Downtown Hamburg]]> Locals braved an iffy forecast and were awarded with a beautiful, sunny day at the 2015 Hamburg Arts and Crafts Fest held in downtown Hamburg on Saturday, May 16. Attendance to the fest was free, as was parking. Participants in the accompanying "Rolling Art" Car and Motorcycle Show paid an entry fee, but had the chance to win door prizes as well as show prizes.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Post Office recognizes one of its own]]> The Hamburg Post Office recently took some time to recognize one of their own for his 35 years of service. Stanley R. Henne Jr., was honored during a brief presentation with the flag that had been flying at the post office.

"The National Association of Letter Carriers bestows this honor upon you where they fly a flag at the office and then they take it down and they present it to you," said Julie Weiser, Postmaster at the Hamburg Post Office.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley School Directors hear about 'Being a Writer' program, recognize students]]> The Board of School Directors at the Schuylkill Valley School District held their regular meeting on Monday, May 18.

Kindergarten teachers, Mary Ellen Kummerer and Melney Reich, spoke about the "Being a Writer" curriculum used in kindergarten classes. During a powerpoint presentation, attendees learned that the curriculum teaches the craft of writing and "builds a writing community.

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<![CDATA[Comcast awards $200,000 in scholarships to 191 Pennsylvania high school seniors]]> The Comcast Foundation recently announced the 2015 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards.

Comcast, joined by John Hanger, Secretary of Planning and Policy for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and other government officials, recognized the students at a special event at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.

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<![CDATA[Little Sprouts Daycare LLC expands with Bernville location]]> Jessica Schaeffer always dreamed of opening her own daycare center after having her own in-home daycare. In April of 2014, she opened Little Sprouts Daycare LLC in an old doctor's office on Main Street in Strausstown (this center will remain open until May of next year). After only a year, Schaeffer saw it was time to expand the center to a larger location which happened to be in Bernville.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood pays tribute to veterans]]> Cub Scouts from Pack 183 and Boy Scouts from Troop 183 on May 21 assisted members of the Fleetwood Legion in placing flags on the graves of veterans at Berks Memorial Gardens and later participated in the Fleetwood Memorial Day Parade.

The Horace M. Kieffer Legion Post #625, Fleetwood, Memorial Day Parade started at 9 a.

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<![CDATA[A Tribute to Veterans]]> The American Legion Post 480, Kutztown, Memorial Day Parade, started at 8:30 a.m. on May 25, traveling Main Street to Fairview Cemetery for a tribute to veterans buried there; then to Hope Cemetery for a tribute and Memorial Day address. Taps and a Salute to the Dead was given as well as solemn prayers in remembrance to those fallen and serving.

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