RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:38:18 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Interlace Communications holds open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 30]]> After 20 years of doing business as a home based business, Interlace Communications is moving to a corporate setting at the Berks North Professional Building in Shoemakersville.

Owner, Alyse Mitten, shared, "I'm looking forward to the move for many reasons. We have been helping entrepreneurs and small businesses to market themselves through all facets of media from print, online, and outdoor signage.

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<![CDATA[Pottstown businessman's "Cruiser Caddie" invention makes loading motorcycles easy]]> If you have ever ridden a motorcycle, you know how heavy they can be, and trying to load something of this weight onto the back of a pickup truck is dangerous at times.

The chances of it tipping off the ramp were always present. Besides the weight, there is the ramp to deal with. One must get enough momentum to hit the ramp, drive it all the way into the bed and stop before hitting the bulkhead of the truck.

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<![CDATA[Sam Moseman earns Eagle Scout rank, installs flag pole in Tilden Twp. for project]]> Samuel Moseman, son of Craig and Terrie Moseman, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Sam is a member of Troop 184, sponsored by St. John's Lutheran Church, Hamburg. He served in various leadership roles including assistant patrol leader, senior patrol leader and junior assistant scoutmaster.

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<![CDATA[Sarah Hanlon named Hamburg Student of the Month for September]]> Congratulations to Hamburg Area High School senior, Sarah Hanlon, who has been chosen as the student of the month for September. She is the daughter of Patrick and Susan Hanlon of Hamburg.

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<![CDATA[Fourth annual Car & Motorcycle Show held at Cabela's]]> The fourth annual Cabela's Car & Motorcycle Show in honor of Skylar Kauffman was held this past Sunday, Oct. 19. The event, held under beautiful autumn skies, attracted about 200 entries despite temperatures in the low fifties and wind chills making it feel more like the forties. With Halloween right around the corner a number of the car enthusiasts decorated their vehicles accordingly.

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<![CDATA[Iron Chef heats up Hamburg for fourth year on Nov. 2]]> As it has for the past three years in Hamburg, the first Sunday of November will heat up with the fourth annual Iron Chef Hamburg. An afternoon of food and healthy competition begins at 1 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Hamburg Area High School.

Competing against last year's champion Crowne Plaza Hotel in this year's main competition are the top two People's Choice winners from last year Stirling House and Haag's Hotel.

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<![CDATA[RACC set to host celebration of Hispanic business and community leaders]]> Reading Area Community College will host a Celebration of Hispanic Entrepreneurs and Leaders in the Reading Community on 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the Gust Zogas Student Union Building. The College's Multicultural Awareness Initiative and Multicultural/International Club are sponsoring the event.

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<![CDATA[Woman's Club of Strausstown visits Light Victorian Farmhouse for annual mystery tour]]> For the members of the Woman's Club of Strausstown, the October meeting usually means getting out and about on a kind of mystery tour. They've visited a winery, a railroad museum, a historic church, and other area places of interest. This year's jaunt saw the ladies traveling just over the border into Lebanon County to the Light Victorian Farmhouse, where they enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner seated in the dining room and parlor of the beautifully restored house.

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<![CDATA[Kline approved as acting council president at Shoemakersville Borough Council meeting]]> Shoemakersville Borough Council approved new contracts for trash hauling and recycling with Republic Services, Leesport, pending solicitor approval on Oct. 7.

Each contract is for two years plus two one-year options and begins on Nov. 1, according to solicitor Keith Mooney.

The yearly costs of the new contracts to the borough will be $162 per residence for trash hauling and $34 per residence for recycling.

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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's From the Early Files]]> 25 Years Ago

Oct. 25, 1989 >> Joel Katz, son of Barbara Katz, was recently promoted to Distinguished Cadet. Joel is a seventh grade student attending the Carson Long Military Institute in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania.

Amy Yerger, a junior at Penn State University will perform Saturday with a dance company call "Orchises" during halftime exercises at the Penn State vs.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood Crop Walk helps feed families]]> Sponsored by local churches, the 5th Annual Community Crop Walk, Sunday, Oct. 12, held at the Fleetwood Area High School will benefit the local food banks.

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<![CDATA[Shartlesville Lions Club hears from First Vice District Governor on service dog programs]]> Shartlesville Lions heard a two-prong message from First Vice District Governor Ken Snyder when he visited the club recently.

His interesting presentation concerned both Leader Dogs, an International Lions program, in Rochester, Michigan and Chester County's Canine Partners for Life, here in Pennsylvania.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary donates to local organizations & programs, meeting program from Etchberger Foundation]]> At the recent Hamburg Rotary meeting, Rev. Randy Bond accepted a check for the food Pantry, Jean Yurkonis received a check for the Salvation Army and Derek Leibensperger accepted a check for the King Frost Parade from President Titus Miller. Proceeds from the Annual golf tournament were given back to the community.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area candidate information for upcoming elections]]> List compiled by Laura Dillon


Governor Tom Corbett (R, incumbent)


Lt. Governor: Jim Cawley

Platform: Reducing spending, cutting government waste and fraud, balancing state budgets without borrowing more or raising taxes on middle class, reforming Harrisburg, making PA an energy leader, investing in education, improving roadways and protecting PA agriculture, veterans and animals.

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