RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:05:38 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Jessica Davis engaged to Derek Ink]]> Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Davis of Mohnton, are pleased to announcement the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Davis to Mr. Derek Ink of Narvon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ink of Narvon.

Jessica is a 2012 graduate of Garden Spot High School. She is finishing up her veterinary technology degree from Harcum College with internships at The University of Penn and New Bolton Center.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:38:25 -0400 2014-09-19T16:38:25-04:00 2014-09-19T16:59:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Hay Creek Apple Festival . . . Fun, Food and a Bit of History]]> Morgantown >> What brings your family together? Food and fun are most certainly high on the list. This makes the annual Hay Creek Apple Festival at Historic Joanna Furnace the premier attraction to enjoy apple foods and to have out-of-the-ordinary fun.

The Hay Creek Apple Festival will run Saturday and Sunday, Oct.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:35:45 -0400 2014-09-19T16:35:45-04:00 2014-09-19T16:36:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Gov. Corbett serves ice cream treats in Kenhorst]]> The cool September air crackled with anticipated outside of the Kenhorst Dairy Queen on Tuesday night Sept. 16, where Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett hosted a meet and greet as part of his 2014 campaign for reelection against Tom Wolf, the state's Democratic candidate.

Corbett's presence attracted admirers and protesters alike, and his audience included a set of four-legged friends, a pair of pageant girls, and a diverse age group ranging from children to the elderly, creating a true community atmosphere.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:12:34 -0400 2014-09-19T13:12:34-04:00 2014-09-19T13:12:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Exeter snuffs out e-ciggs on campus]]> The Exeter campus has put a stop to alternative ways of smoking.

During the Tuesday, Sept. 16 Exeter Township School Board voting meeting, the board updated their tobacco use policy to include electronic cigarettes and tobacco-related devices. The district wide tobacco use policy was last updated on April 14, 2011.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:31:28 -0400 2014-09-19T11:31:28-04:00 2014-09-19T11:31:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Exeter board allows parental option for Chromebook insurance]]> The Exeter Township School Board voted against the purchase of approximately over 1,000 Chromebooks at a price ranging between $375,000 and $405,000 during their Tuesday, Sept. 16 meeting. The requested purchase would result in providing Chromebooks for students in grades 10 through 12. The vote was eight to one against the purchase of the computers, and would have expanded an already existing program the district is currently using for the ninth graders this school year.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:02:26 -0400 2014-09-19T11:02:26-04:00 2014-09-19T11:29:22-04:00
<![CDATA[I-105 radio personality Casey Allyn to sign copies of new cookbook at Oley Fair]]>

I-105 radio personality Casey Allyn, will be signing copies of her newest cookbook at this year's Oley Community Fair on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The book, compiled each year, is comprised from the hundreds of recipes Allyn receives from listeners. She searches through and tries many before selecting the best for print.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:14:54 -0400 2014-09-19T11:14:54-04:00 2014-09-19T11:14:57-04:00
<![CDATA[2nd Annual Bark For Life of Boyertown area to be held Event will take place at Oley Valley Fairgrounds once again]]> The second annual Bark For Life of Boyertown Area will take place Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Oley Valley Fairgrounds.

Registration will open at 10 a.m. and is also available online. Parking will be available at the fairgrounds. Activities are scheduled throughout the day.

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:47:32 -0400 2014-09-19T09:47:32-04:00 2014-09-19T09:47:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown Hard to the Core Mud Run fundraises for cancer patients]]> Moregantown >> The rain was not an issue for runners this past weekend. In fact, it made for a more exciting experience.

Weaver's Orchard, Morgantown, held the 3rd Annual Hard to the Core 5k Mud Run this past Saturday. Many families came to support loved ones and run themselves. They ran for the sole cause of cancer.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:12:14 -0400 2014-09-18T11:12:14-04:00 2014-09-18T11:15:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Historical Society sells calendars, holds paranormal investigations]]> The Boyertown Historical Society will begin rolling out their end of the year calendar of events beginning this weekend Sept. 19 and 20 with a paranormal investigation and several Haunted Boyertown ghost tours.

Past paranormal investigations of the Society's building had skeptics and believers alike rubbing goosebumps from arms as a woman's presence thought to have died from tuberculosis or that of a little boy trapped in an upstairs room were discovered by investigators.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:13:02 -0400 2014-09-18T11:13:02-04:00 2014-09-18T11:13:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown University & Reading Area Community College sign reverse transfer agreement]]> Kutztown University and Reading Area Community College announced Sept. 15 a reverse transfer agreement that will permit eligible students, who transfer from RACC to KU before earning an associate degree from RACC, the opportunity to transfer KU credits back to RACC to apply towards completion of the RACC associate degree concurrent with their enrollment at KU.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:36:03 -0400 2014-09-17T14:36:03-04:00 2014-09-17T14:36:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Overlay Districts fail to pass; Silk Mill District shelved]]> Kutztown >> The motion for Overlay Districts failed to pass Tuesday night, shelving the Silk Mill District land development proposal.

A motion made by Kutztown Borough Council member Peggy Devlin to recommend for the Planning Commission to move forward with developing an overlay district in the industrial zone, most commonly known as the Silk Mill District with restrictions on student housing, was not seconded on Tuesday night, effectively ending the Silk Mill District land development proposal for now.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:37:49 -0400 2014-09-17T10:37:49-04:00 2014-09-17T10:38:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Oley Fair returns for 68th Year; Lego contest, pumpkin weigh-off among new events]]> The 68th Annual Oley Valley Community Fair is right around the corner, and a team of administrators has worked diligently alongside volunteers to offer events, contests and entertainment for this popular event. The fair runs Sept. 18, 19 and 20 at the Oley Valley Fairgrounds.

New events at this year's fair include a Lego contest for all ages.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:58:20 -0400 2014-09-16T18:58:20-04:00 2014-09-16T18:58:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Veteran Benefit to be explained at Chestnut Knoll At Home]]> Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, invites all veterans and their spouses to a free educational Veterans Benefits Seminar on Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, located at 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Learn about an eldercare benefit offered by VA that can reduce the cost of senior care for veterans and their spouses.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:29:21 -0400 2014-09-16T18:29:21-04:00 2014-09-16T18:29:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County to host three part event]]> On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County will host a three part event. First and foremost, the day will celebrate 50 years of caring for their important collection of early buildings. All of the Trust properties will be open to the public that day. Finally, the Trust will unveil signs informing visitors of the history of the buildings at the historic park at Old Morlatten Village, 31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:17:15 -0400 2014-09-16T13:17:15-04:00 2014-09-16T13:17:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Albright students to hold candlelight vigil for Matt Rein; funeral services set for later this week]]> Albright College students will hold a silent candlelight vigil Wednesday night in remembrance of classmate Matt Rein, who died as a result of injuries sustained in a fire last weekend.

The vigil will begin at 8:30 p.m. with a gathering on Science Field. From there it will proceed to the College Natatorium.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:15:50 -0400 2014-09-16T13:15:50-04:00 2014-09-16T13:15:51-04:00