RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Thu, 03 Sep 2015 23:20:14 -0400 60 <![CDATA[PennDOT, Police focus on reduction of drugged, alcohol-related crashes through Labor Day]]> As part of a focus on reducing drug- and alcohol-related crashes, PennDOT, state police and municipal police will take part in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement initiative through Labor Day.

"Even though the number of people killed in drug- and alcohol-related crashes decreased last year, we and law enforcement will not reduce our efforts to make

Pennsylvania roads safer," said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S.

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<![CDATA[Garden Spot Village unveils life-size tree sculpture in Village Square]]> On Aug. 27, To the sound of "ooh's" and "aah's" and vigorous applause, Garden Spot Village unveiled a sculpture of a nearly life-sized red maple tree in its recently remodeled Village Square atrium.

"The installation enhances our recent renovations, which reflect the region's agricultural traditions and New Holland's reputation as the garden spot of Lancaster County," said Steve Lindsey, CEO at Garden Spot Village, after last Thursday's ceremony.

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<![CDATA[2 Kutztown Girl Scouts make blankets for Good Shepherd residents, earn Silver Award]]> Two Kutztown students spent their summer working on their Girl Scout Silver Award. Morgan Kunkel and Erin Randall, ninth grade students at Kutztown Area High School, spent the last few months making fleece knot blankets for the residents of Good Shepherd Home in Allentown.

Erin has been volunteering at the home for almost a year and noticed that most residents like to have a blanket on their laps during the winter months.

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<![CDATA[Community church builds with "living" bricks]]> Community Evangelical Free Church, 52 South Brick Lane, Elverson, broke ground Aug. 31 for construction of a new building. With almost everyone present holding shovels to participate in ceremonially breaking ground for construction, Pastor Steve Estes reminded them that the construction is not just so the church can have a bigger building.

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<![CDATA[Hearts United with Haiti hosts dinner at Shady Maple; founder from Narvon seeks volunteers]]> Hearts United with Haiti hosts its inaugural Fund Raising Dinner at Shady Maple Banquet Hall Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.

"I am very excited and feels blessed to be part of these projects and would love to talk to the locals, how they can be part of it as well!" said Crystal Funk of Narvon, founder and president.

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<![CDATA[Chester County Historical Society receives $400,000 implementation grant; National Endowment for the Humanities' grant will help with upcoming exhibition]]> The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is pleased to receive an implementation grant of $400,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the upcoming exhibition Chester County: A Place in History. The grant program is extremely competitive. Of the 212 grants awarded nationally, CCHS was one of only 10 to receive funding in the Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning and Implementation category.

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<![CDATA[Chester County's Platform to Employment training program begins; individuals selected to participate in program to attend business lunch, discussion and orientation]]> The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Workforce Development Board will hold a business lunch, discussion and orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 1 to officially kick off Platform to Employment (P2E), the nationally recognized program that addresses the specific needs of long-term unemployed people in Chester County.

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<![CDATA[PA State Police investigating two assault incidents]]> The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an assault that occurred in East Nantmeal Township on Aug. 27 at 8:38 a.m.

The victim, a 44-year-old female, reported the assault by the accused, a 46-year-old man from Elverson. The names of the victim and accused have not been released.

The incident occurred on Bulltown Road.

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<![CDATA[Strausstown Lions Club hosts 44th annual Antique Auto Show and Flea Market Sept. 13]]> The 44th annual Antique Auto Show and Flea Market hosted by the Strausstown Lions Club will be held on Sept. 13 in the Strausstown Lions Club Community Park along Route 183, half mile south of Interstate 78 exit 19. All show cars must be preregistered by Sept. 7.

The show car gate is open from 9 a.

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<![CDATA[Veterans Mental Health Council gearing up to connect with veterans]]> The Veterans Mental Health Council, a group of Veterans who are mental health care consumers, and leadership of the Coatesville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center announced plans to reach out to and assist veterans in accessing VA mental health care services. The Veterans Mental Health Council will provide input to VA leadership regarding local mental health structures and operations, and will outreach to Veterans to create more awareness of VA mental health programs.

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<![CDATA[Six-year-old boy passes away after being pinned between two horse-drawn carts]]> A six-year-old boy has passed away after an accident involving two horse-drawn hay carts in Honey Brook Township.

State Police at Embreeville responded to the incident, which occurred on Aug. 26 on North Birdell Road at 9:15 a.m.

Troopers responded to assist EMS. The boy was positioned between the two moving carts and became pinned as the carts passed each other.

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<![CDATA[Family grateful for benefit events after Heather Delp's death]]> Family of the six Delp children, who lost their mother to a vehicle accident on Aug. 14, thanks the community for their generosity and support.

"Thank you, for all the support and everything they're doing," said the children's grandmother Dolores Young, mother to the late Heather Delp. "We're overwhelmed at the showing of love and support they've been giving to the entire family.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Boyertown, Oley students head back to class for 2015-16 year]]>

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<![CDATA[Photos: St. Francis Academy students welcomed back to school]]> St. Francis Academy in Bally started school on August 31.

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<![CDATA[Quigley Chevrolet forges season-long partnership to aid Boyertown Soccer Club]]> In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Quigley Chevrolet is supporting Boyertown Soccer Club through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2015 youth soccer season.

Chevrolet Youth Soccer is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve.

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