RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:05:28 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Two-day bike ride takes cyclists to three national parks near Schuylkill River Trail]]> Did you know that there are three national park sites located near the Schuylkill River Trail?

On Sept. 20 and 21, participants in the Schuylkill River Heritage Area's Pedaling through Our National Parks Ride will visit those sites by bike. The third ride in the Heritage Area's Schuylkill River Bike Tour Series, it will feature about 30 miles of cycling per day, with visits to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park.

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<![CDATA[Fleetwood School District's 2014-15 goals: meeting core standards, ensuring school safety and security]]> At their August meeting, the Board of Education approved the district's goals for the 2014-2015 school year.

The goals have two themes. The first deals with Pennsylvania's Core Standards and the corresponding accountability system for educators. The second theme involves the safety and security of our schools.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:27:06 -0400 2014-09-01T10:27:06-04:00 2014-09-01T10:27:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown University alum awarded for 'Buy American' painting inspired by old Saucony Shoe Factory, Kutztown]]> Kutztown University alumnus Douglas Wiltraut won an award for his painting, "Buy American", inspired by the now closed Saucony Shoe Factory in Kutztown.

The John J. Newman Medal is awarded to one artist each year and was presented to Wiltraut in June 2014 at the 60th Annual Exhibition of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:25:55 -0400 2014-09-01T10:25:55-04:00 2014-09-01T10:26:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Blue Devils inspire students in Hamburg]]> Hamburg Area School District hosted the Blue Devils, a drum and bugle corps part of Drum Corps International, from July 30 to Aug. 2. The 15-time World Champion marching unit rehearsed at the football stadium and even used the middle school as a hotel during their days here in Hamburg.

Because they are so comfortable in Hamburg, the group specifically requests to rehearse here every year according to Patrick Seidling, of the Blue Devils.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:59:51 -0400 2014-09-01T09:59:51-04:00 2014-09-01T10:00:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Shartlesville Lions Club holds annual picnic]]> Good friends, good food, good entertainment and good remembrances were intertwined as the Shartlesville Lions Club held its annual picnic recently at the Shartlesville Park. Lions members did the cooking, all did the eating and David Kline filled the air with recollections, banjo and guitar music and a set of strong vocal chords.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg Rotary: HADIT program]]> Jennifer Pospisil and Lisa White, who are with the HADIT Hamburg Area Drug Intervention Team, presented the program to the Hamburg Rotary. Tom Roth was the program chairperson. Their mission is to educate and bring awareness to the growing illegal drug problem within Hamburg area. Involve residents, churches, and civic organizations and businesses to commit to the cause as quickly as possible.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:35:19 -0400 2014-09-01T09:35:19-04:00 2014-09-01T09:35:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg's From the Early Files]]> 25 Years Ago

Sept. 6, 1989 >> Tracy McGonigal, 1984 graduate of Hamburg Area High School, is a recent graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. At graduation she was honored with the Rocha Communication Award. She is currently, working in Delaware County for CVS Pharmacy.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area calendar of events]]> Shoemakersville Fire Company Line Dancing: Come out to the Banquet Hall on the second Friday of each month. There will be a DJ playing the best country music and a Cash Bar will also be available. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Must be 21 to enter.

Play Competitive Scrabble: Every Tuesday evening from 6 to 10 p.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg area church calendar]]> ST. MARY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Located at 94 Walnut Road in Tilden Township. Visit our website at Daily schedule: Eucharistic devotions on Monday at 7 p.m.; Masses on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses on Saturday at 4:30 p.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:59:31 -0400 2014-09-01T08:59:31-04:00 2014-09-01T08:59:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg school board approves 4 year technology lease, Upper Bern Elm. put up for auction Sept. 24]]> Hamburg Area plans to have a grand opening for its new elementary school in Shoemakersville on Oct. 23, Superintendent Steven Keifer told school directors on Aug. 25.

The late date for the public to check out the new Perry Elementary Center Dedicated to Esther H. Ludwig is due to construction delays.

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<![CDATA[New school year kicks off at St. Francis Academy]]> Students at St. Francis Academy in Bally began the new school year on Tuesday, Aug. 26. As a part of the first day, Students, kindergarten through eighth grade, were greeted by the school's principal, Deacon Thomas Murphy.

The students received their religion books in a special service down the block at Most Blessed Sacrament Church in the afternoon.

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<![CDATA[PennDOT, police focused on reducing impaired driving crashes through Labor Day]]> As part of the national enforcement initiative, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," PennDOT, state police and municipal police are focusing their efforts on reducing alcohol-and drug-related crashes through Labor Day.

"Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is unsafe and it's against the law," PennDOT Secretary Barry J.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown's Technology Student Association attends the national conference]]> For the first time in twenty years, the Boyertown Area Senior High School Technology Student Association was able to attend the national conference located in Washington, D.C. from June 27 to July 2.

Throughout the summer, nine Boyertown students and their advisor Josh Pennington competed in STEM-based events, elected their national officers, and stayed in the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center.

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<![CDATA[Local historian focuses on the past of Berks County through photography]]> From plate photography to the iPhone, Berks' historian George M. Meiser, IX must adapt to the modernization of the world in order to preserve what is left of the county's history.

Meiser is currently working on his twenty-second volume of The Passing Scene series, which highlights photographs with a plethora of coinciding information to document the past.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:40:03 -0400 2014-08-28T14:40:03-04:00 2014-08-28T14:40:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Museum showcases history of the Pennsylvania Turnpike-A 'Tunnel Highway']]> When the Pennsylvania Turnpike opened in 1940, the Turnpike Commission promoted their new road as the "tunnel highway." This is due to no less than seven tunnels making up part of the Turnpike through the mountainous terrain it crossed between the Carlisle and Irwin interchanges. Originally, there were nine tunnels proposed by planners.

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