RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:07:07 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Celebrating Celtic with dollops of Irish cheer with the Berks Celtic Oyster Fest]]> "As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste… I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans."

? Ernest Hemingway, "A Moveable Feast"

Oysters for happiness, food for the soul and music for the feet, fueled by beer amid the rousing, throbbing cadence of bagpipes and drums -it was time to celebrate everything Celtic and a burgeoning crowd joined the Irish fraternity to raise a cheer at the 10th annual Berks Celtic Oyster Festival.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:15 -0400 2014-07-25T20:15:15-04:00 2014-07-25T20:16:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Butterflies fly into Kutztown Library]]> The Butterfly Guy brought his butterfly friends to Kutztown, much to the joy of local youth.

Children and parents packed into Kutztown Community Library for butterfly expert Rick Mikula's presentation July 24.

Excitement was high and many found keeping quiet a challenge.

Grace Flyte, 6, Kutztown, brought her own chrysalis to the program and even had her nose tickled by a butterfly.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:22:26 -0400 2014-07-25T18:22:26-04:00 2014-07-25T18:23:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Enter the Kutztown Fair Potpie Cookoff]]> (Kutztown, PA)- Following the traditions of the region, Kutztown Fair is hosting the first POTPIE COOKOFF. On Thursday August 16. Individuals, Groups & Organizations, and Professional Cooking personnel are encouraged to enter. These 3 categories will compete for a $75 cash prize, a large rosette and bragging rights.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:52:03 -0400 2014-07-25T17:52:03-04:00 2014-07-25T17:52:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Light, Light, Light! Kutztown Library Teen Group Sparks A Reaction]]> Spark A Reaction Teen Group celebrates science and sparks their imagination during imagination laboratories at Kutztown Community Library on Monday nights.

Activities have included Discover Me Collages; Appalachian Trail Through Hiker Tales; Explosive Experiments; and more recently Creative Photography on July 14, Art and Science by Alexis Bove on July 21 and Slam Poetry July 28.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:03:12 -0400 2014-07-25T15:03:12-04:00 2014-07-25T15:03:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway this weekend]]> Maple Grove will present the Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals presented by Mack Trucks and Denver Truck Painting on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27. The family-friendly diesel truck fest - the largest of its kind on the East Coast - will include a truck show (sponsored by Hunter Peterbilt), diesel truck drag racing, Jet Funny Cars, a wheelstanding exhibition car, live music and a model truck exhibit.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:45:45 -0400 2014-07-25T12:45:45-04:00 2014-07-25T12:47:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files]]> 25 Years Ago

August 2, 1989

Jonathon Grimes and Christopher McGonigal of the Hamburg FFA Chapter recently attended the 1989 Washington Conference Program.

Christine Hutsko, Bethel postmaster, has been promoted to the position of Bernville post master, effective today. She replaces Franklin Cocks, who retired last March.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:43:16 -0400 2014-07-25T11:43:16-04:00 2014-07-25T11:43:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Proposed Kutztown Silk Mill District redevelopment project sparks concerns]]> The proposed Kutztown downtown redevelopment project in the Silk Mill District has sparked concerns.

The Kutztown Borough Council and Planning Commission met for a joint meeting on Wednesday, July 23 to continue talks of downtown redevelopment focused around the Silk Mill District. Although the meeting was a workshop designed solely for discussion purposes, it highlighted a few key concerns that will need to be addressed before a decision can be reached.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:17:15 -0400 2014-07-24T12:17:15-04:00 2014-07-24T12:17:21-04:00
<![CDATA[$200K grant bolsters plan for Boyertown-to-Pottstown rail service: the Colebrookdale Railroad]]>

BOYERTOWN - Progress on the revitalization of the Colebrookdale Railroad these days means more than pulling refurbished passenger cars along the picturesque 9-mile track on the shores of Manatawny Creek.

These days progress is being measured in cars and engines acquired, being fixed up and put into service.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:02:41 -0400 2014-07-24T10:02:41-04:00 2014-07-24T10:03:05-04:00 TOUT TOUT
<![CDATA[Oley's Peach and Ice Cream Festival slated for Saturday, Aug. 9]]> The Oley Valley is getting ready to eat some peaches.

Sponsored by the local fire company, Oley's Peach and Ice Cream Festival is slated for Saturday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Oley Fire Company Fairgrounds.

The Peach Dessert Contest will be in full swing again this year, inviting folks to enter their favorite dessert featuring peaches.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:44:47 -0400 2014-07-23T11:44:47-04:00 2014-07-23T11:45:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Fifty cadets graduate from Montgomery County Community College's Municipal Police Academy]]> Fifty police cadets of Classes 1303 and 1401graduated from Montgomery County Community College's Municipal Police Academy on July 16 during a ceremony held at the College's Science Center Theater, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell-a fitting number as the College celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:03:42 -0400 2014-07-23T11:03:42-04:00 2014-07-23T11:03:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown's recent fire company merger seeks to offset decline of volunteers]]> Improved firefighting services, greater operational efficiencies and savings in tax dollars are among the benefits that residents are expected to realize through the recent merger of the three Boyertown area fire companies.

As of July 1, the three companies - Friendship Hook & Ladder and Keystone Steam Fire Co.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:30:54 -0400 2014-07-22T14:30:54-04:00 2014-07-23T11:44:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Tri County Record Calendar of Events July 22]]> Ongoing Events

Rockin' VBS - Make Music with the Go Fish Guys: Vacation Bible School will be located at the Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson, PA for children ages 4 through those who have completed 6th grade. They are welcome to join for a fun FREE week of songs, games, and learning from the Bible July 21-25, 6:30-8:45 p.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:01:29 -0400 2014-07-22T17:01:29-04:00 2014-07-22T17:01:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg residents visit revolutionary times]]>

Michael Jesberger presented a Revolutionary War program, "Citizen to Soldier," including a live muzzle-loading demonstration, for a crowd of about 50 who gathered around him at the Hamburg Park off Island Street. The July 15 program was arranged by the Hamburg Public Library.

Jesberger noted the modern facilities, including the swimming pool and an on-going baseball game, before gesturing to the Schuylkill River behind him.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:30:42 -0400 2014-07-22T15:30:42-04:00 2014-07-22T15:31:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Family and friends honor athlete at Run For Taylor]]>

Runners and walkers were out at the Hamburg Area High School football stadium early Sunday morning, July 20, for the sixth annual Run for Taylor in memory of Taylor Nicole Seitzinger.

Family, friends, those that knew her and even those that only know her through her memory came out to not only honor the late student, but to also help raise money for the Taylor N.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:22:27 -0400 2014-07-22T15:22:27-04:00 2014-07-22T15:22:34-04:00
<![CDATA[River House PA ready to help veterans and their families]]>

Port Clinton Park was filled with veterans, family members, supporters, music, food, activities and more on Saturday, July 19, for the River House PA fundraiser.

"We've been friends for 30 years and then one day we were sort of brainstorming and we thought 'why not,'" said Elizabeth Schaeffer, co-founder of River House PA, on her friend Cindy Ross, also the co-founder of River House PA.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:20:03 -0400 2014-07-22T15:20:03-04:00 2014-07-22T15:20:13-04:00