RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:03:08 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Reading-based artist brings 'sparkle' to the Animal Rescue League]]> The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, a shelter that transforms the lives of animals, has recently received a transformation of its own.

In a span of just three days, Reading-based artist Nettie Price, has brought a new breath of life to the facility's "Meet and Greet" room with a donation of the mural "A Good Home.

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<![CDATA[Schuylkill Valley High School student selected as National Youth Delegate]]> Kevin Cook, a student at Schuylkill Valley High School, has been selected to represent Pennsylvania as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

Cook joins a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive study week-long of leadership in environmental science and conservation.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown area calendar of events for February]]> Saturday, Jan. 31

Pancake Breakfast: Bally Mennonite Church, Route 100 in Bally, will be serving a pancake breakfast which includes pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrapple, OJ, tea, & coffee in the Church Fellowship hall from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost is a donation. For more information check our website at ]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:05:44 -0500 2015-01-30T14:05:44-05:00 2015-01-30T14:05:44-05:00 <![CDATA[EF High School Exchange Year is looking for Berks County families to open their hearts and homes]]> Sheryle Delewski, international exchange coordinator for EF High School Exchange Year, is currently looking for families to open their hearts and homes to high school foreign exchange students.

As a coordinator for EF's high school exchange program Delewski matches host families and exchange students with similar interests and keeps in touch with them throughout the year.

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<![CDATA[Scouts team up with seniors to build Pinewood Derby cars]]> For the past four years, residents of The Heritage of Green Hills, Shillington, have been assisting boys of Exeter Township Cub Scout Pack 358 craft their cars for the annual Pinewood Derby competition.

With the help of the seniors, a project that could take dads and their sons days worth of work is finished in just one afternoon at The Heritage.

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<![CDATA[What's new and what to expect at 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show]]> It's a Philly tradition that pre-dates the Mummers.

The 114th Philadelphia Auto Show cruises in to the Pennsylvania Convention Center Jan. 31-Feb. 8, with new models that you can take a long, no-pressure look at. According to, among the more than 700 vehicles and 40 brands scheduled to appear so far are a commemorative edition of the Chevy Camaro, plus the latest-model Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V (pre-production), Fiat 500X (pre-production), Lincoln MKX (pre-production), Lexus NX, Kia K900, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Chrylser 300, Ferrari exotics the 458 Italia and FF, the Cadillac Escalade and ATS Coupe, Ford Edge, F-150 and Explorer (pre-production), Nissan's Murano, Juke and Titan (pre-production), Buick's Encore, Cascada (pre-production) and Avenir (concept), GMC's Yukon, Sierra and Canyon trucks, Hyundai Sonata, Genesis and Equus, and Chevrolet's 2015 Camaro Z-28, Corvette Z06, Spark, Trax, SS and the Silverado and Colorado trucks.

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<![CDATA[Berks County Community Foundation receives 2015 James K. Boyer Quality of Life Award]]> On Wednesday evening, during this year's Boyertown Progress Dinner, Boyertown Mayor Marianne Deery presented the 2015 James K. Boyer Quality of Life Award to President of the Berks County Community Foundation, Kevin Murphy.

"In two decades, the Berks County Community Foundation has distributed over $1.

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<![CDATA[Brewery planned at Brinton Lodge, formerly Covatta's restaurant]]> If you brew it, they will come.

That's the hope, at least, for Hidden River Brewing's owners Doug Reeser and Kevin Margitich. As soon as June, you'll be able to hop in your kayak, boat over to Brinton Lodge and sip a Hidden River craft beer while perusing the museum in the historic building.

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<![CDATA[Electrify Your Strings Rock Orchestra experience comes to Exeter Township School District]]> International recording artist and Emmy award winning composer Mark Wood, an original member of the multiplatinum selling TransSiberian Orchestra and creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, is bringing his groundbreaking music education program Electrify Your Strings to Exeter Township Sr.

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<![CDATA[Felicia Fisher's Slice of Life: A retro recipe revisited, baking Pineapple Upside-Down Cake]]> Sometimes I feel psychic. I've discovered that on more than one occasion the subject of my recent "Slice of Life" installment becomes a national food headline. What do I think will be tomorrow's next "it" thing? Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.

I find the concept quite funny. To me they're a relic of a 1950s Hawaiian/tiki crazed era; something I'd find in my collection of retro cookbooks featuring things like soufflés, casseroles and parfaits involving Jello.

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<![CDATA[The Impact of Severin Fayerman: A man who lived the American dream]]> The recent passing of Mr. Severin Fayerman on Monday, January 12, 2015, has been felt all over Berks County.

Mr. Fayerman was born in Poland in 1922 and lived through World War II as a young man in some of the most horrific concentration camps the world has ever seen. He survived by being useful through his knowledge of blacksmithing and several different language skills.

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<![CDATA[PennDOT unveils proposed roundabout for Route 222 & Long Lane intersection in Maxatawny]]> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has proposed a roundabout to replace the current Route 222 and Long Lane intersection in Maxatawny Township, with construction starting in spring 2017.

PennDOT, along with Urban Engineers, Inc., held an information session regarding the improvement project for the community at Kutztown University on Wednesday evening, Jan.

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<![CDATA[Bomb threat at Montgomery County Courthouse under investigation]]> An investigation is underway to find out who called in two bomb threats on Thursday morning that led to the evacuation of the county's courthouse.

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono said at a media briefing that one call was placed to the Norristown Police Department dispatchers at 8:32 a.

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<![CDATA[Frecon Farms slates Winter Warmer Open House this Saturday, community invited]]> Community members are invited to the inaugural Winter Warmer Open House at Frecon Farms, Saturday January 31. The event will celebrate the launch of a Winter Savory Menu from The Bakery at Frecon Farms.

"Tastings of our entire savory product line will be free to all, just in time for the third largest culinary holiday of the year--Super Bowl Sunday!" says Josh Smith of Frecon Farms.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown superintendent recognizes Develin for 'hard work and dedication']]> In a week that shines the brightest spotlight on athletic achievements, Boyertown Area School District Superintendent Richard Faidley instead focused on the academics and persistence of James Develin.

The Gilbertsville native and Boyertown district alumnus will be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday as a fullback for the New England Patriots.

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