RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:50:21 -0400 60 <![CDATA[TreeVitalize Grant awarded to Boyertown for 21 new trees; Planting event rescheduled to Nov. 8]]> The Borough of Boyertown in cooperation with Building A Better Boyertown was recently awarded a TreeVitalize grant to plant 21 trees in the Borough.

Working closely with the Borough, and Rick Hartlieb, state forester the tree committee submitted a grant request to plant a total of 21 trees during this fall season.

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<![CDATA[Nearly 3,000 packed Main Street for Kutztown Merchant Trick-or-Treat Night]]> Nearly 3,000 Trick-or-Treaters, young and old and even furry, four-legged friends, packed Main Street for the Kutztown Optimist Club's Downtown Kutztown Merchant Trick-or-Treat Night.

"I'm going to estimate almost 3,000 because last year I know we had 2,000," said Kutztown Optimist Club member Garret Miller, owner of Graphics on the Go.

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<![CDATA[Your Claim to Frame hosts book themed art gallery]]> Painter Edward Hopper once said "If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint." At Your Claim To Frame's newest exhibition, "Inspired by … Books," artists combine words and art to pay tribute to some of their favorite stories. Each artist was given a list of the 100 Greatest Novels Ever Written and asked to choose one to inspire a work of art.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:40:18 -0400 2014-10-31T14:40:18-04:00 2014-10-31T14:40:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Richie Kotzen returns to Reading to rock Building 24]]> There are many fine musicians from the Berks County area, but not many with both the national and international fame as Daniel Boone grad Richie Kotzen.

Kotzen will be coming back in his hometown to perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at <![CDATA[PennDOT warns fall drivers of hazards of the season]]> With fall's arrival, PennDOT is reminding motorists to use caution and be alert for seasonal travel hazards like sun glare, frosty mornings and wet leaves.

Sun glare can affect morning and evening commutes as sunrise and sunset coincide with rush-hour traffic. As intense sun glare can affect a driver's vision, motorists can prepare by keeping a pair of sunglasses within reach, removing items from vehicle sun visors and by keeping vehicle windshields clean.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:58:26 -0400 2014-10-31T10:58:26-04:00 2014-10-31T10:58:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director to retire June 2015]]> Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Kurt D. Zwikl has announced that he will retire, effective June 30, 2015.

Zwikl has led the Heritage Area since 2003. The board of directors for the Schuylkill River Greenway Association, which manages the Heritage Area has formed a search committee and hired Leadership Recruiters, an executive search firm specializing in non-profit searches.

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<![CDATA[In the search of spirits: Moonlight Winery hosts ghost tour with Charles Adams III]]> Have you ever sensed an energy that made you shudder, heard a pacing when you were home alone or felt a spirit in your presence?

In the theme of Halloween, fans of the holiday on the search for a fright came to Moonlight Winery, Rt. 724, Tuesday, Oct.

]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:14:49 -0400 2014-10-30T10:14:49-04:00 2014-10-30T12:52:32-04:00 ERROR: Object template PhotoGalleryThumbnailsForRSS is missing! <![CDATA[Sarah Hanlon inducted into Quill and Scroll, Hamburg chapter]]> On Friday, Oct. 17, Hamburg Area High School senior and editor in chief of the school newspaper, Sarah Hanlon, was inducted into the Hamburg chapter of the Quill and Scroll, which is the International Honorary Society for high school journalists. She is pictured with Miss Teresa McCarthy, the publications teacher at the high school.

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<![CDATA[Perry Elementary students visit Shoemakersville Fire Company]]> All of the Perry Elementary Center took turns walking down to the Shoemakersville Fire Company to review many tips on Fire Prevention and Safety on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The volunteers did a fantastic job talking to the students about smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, stop/drop/and roll, to name just a few of the topics.

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<![CDATA[Tilden Elementary staff donates to Union Fire Company of Hamburg]]> Tilden Elementary Center principal Lacie Cucciuffo, center, presents a check to Hamburg Fire Chief Troy Hatt as part of the school's recognition of Fire Prevention Week. School staff held a Blue Jeans Day to raise money to donate to the fire company for their continued service and support in the area.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:15:58 -0400 2014-10-30T10:15:58-04:00 2014-10-30T10:16:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Leo Club donates 275 pounds of collected soda tabs to the Ronald McDonald House]]> The Hamburg Leo Club and Miss McCarthy went to the Ronald McDonald House and Chocolate World on Oct. 19. The Ronald McDonald House is a place across from Hershey Medical Center for the children's families' to stay. It is tailored to be a home-away-from-home to keep the families together. Their houses are built on the simple idea that nothing should matter when a family is focused on the health of their children and not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they can put their head at night to rest.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01:06 -0400 2014-10-30T10:01:06-04:00 2014-10-30T10:01:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Lead-contaminated Hamburg site discussed at recent DEP meeting]]> The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a public meeting on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss a proposal for excavation and restoration of a Hamburg site containing lead-contaminated soils and battery casings.

Lisa Kasianowitz, the department's Community Relations Coordinator, opened the meeting and introduced Asuquo Effiong, Project Manager, to speak first on the history of the site.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:18:06 -0400 2014-10-29T20:18:06-04:00 2014-10-29T20:18:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Iron Chef competition returns to Hamburg Nov. 2]]> Iron Chef is a fundraiser for the Hamburg Area Education Foundation (HAEF) which provides grants to students and teachers for educational opportunities and it is also a day about food. It will be Nov. 2 from 1 - 5 p.m. at Hamburg Area High School.

There are four main activities that take place during the day.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:05:56 -0400 2014-10-29T20:05:56-04:00 2014-10-29T20:06:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary learns about the life of Jacob Balthaser]]> Hamburg Rotarian Fred Sheeler gave a presentation at the Oct. 23 Rotary meeting on the life of Jacob Balthaser. Jacob was most well known in Hamburg as the owner of Balthaser's Store at Third and State Sts. However he was also quite active politically having served on Hamburg Borough Council from the 1920s to the late 1950s, 12 years as Burgess (the former term for mayor), and serving three terms 1937-1943 in the PA State House representing the then 3rd district.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:03:45 -0400 2014-10-29T20:03:45-04:00 2014-10-29T20:03:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Bethesda Baptist Church in Warwick Twp. church hosts Fall Fellowship at Morgantown home]]> A historical church family celebrated fall fellowship at a Morgantown's Quaintance family home on Rank Road.

On a crisp evening with the smells and sounds of fall in the air, Darren and Gloria Quaintance, along with their five sons, made ready the grounds of their home for Bethesda Baptist Church's annual Fall Fellowship.

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