RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:29:06 -0400 60 <![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.

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<![CDATA[Reading Symphony doubles up on opening night guest artists]]> On Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. the Reading Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 102nd Season at the Santander Performing Arts Center. The RSO will be featuring two world renowned soloists, Timothy Lees, violin and Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello. They will be performing the Brahms Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:47:13 -0400 2014-09-16T12:47:13-04:00 2014-09-16T12:47:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Up to Speed with David Barr: Keselowski starts Chase strong]]> Hello readers,

Brad Keselowski dominated last week at Richmond to prove that he would be someone to watch in the Chase. In case anyone still doubted Keselowski as a serious title contender, Keselowski silenced his critics on Sunday. He opened the Chase with a win and automatically advanced to the next round in the Chase.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:45:02 -0400 2014-09-16T12:45:02-04:00 2014-09-16T12:45:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Winners announced in BMX, boards and scooters competition]]> The autumn gloom failed to put a damper on the 8th Annual eXeter Games, which were initially postponed from Saturday, Sept. 13 due to weather and held instead Sunday, Sept. 14 at Pineland Park. The contestants, some of whom had been on their boards practicing well before the event's afternoon start, demonstrated no shortage of enthusiasm for their craft, whether their interest included scootering, biking or skateboarding.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:39:59 -0400 2014-09-16T12:39:59-04:00 2014-09-16T12:40:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley plans first Sports Hall of Fame Night]]>

ELVERSON >> The Twin Valley High School Sports Hall of Fame Night will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, during the home football game against Wyomissing.

Carl L. Sims and Brenda Stuaffer-Hoffman, both members of the Class of 1979, will be inducted into the hall of fame.

There will be a reception at 6 p.

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<![CDATA[Art of the Harvest dinner combines food, wine and paintings: Virginville Hotel chef pairs food with Bernville wine; Kempton artists Jonathan Bond demos his art]]> Virginville >> The Art of the Harvest Dinner combines the art of food, wine and paintings at Virginville Hotel Sept. 20.

Virginville Hotel's Chef John Warner, in collaboration with Kempton artist Jonathan Bond and Bernville wine maker Tom Calvaresi, presents a four course dinner paired with wine and a live art demo.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:17:54 -0400 2014-09-16T12:17:54-04:00 2014-09-16T12:18:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Traveling Art Show puts Kutztown student art on display: Dancing giraffe, majestic elk, Trashin Fashion art pieces showcased in the community]]> Kutztown >> From a dancing giraffe to a "Trashin Fashion" dress made of recycled coffee products, students' works of art were on full display at the Kutztown School Board meeting Sept. 15.

Superintendent Katherine Metrick said the Traveling Art Show is a tradition that has thrived at the district for more than 25 years.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:12:43 -0400 2014-09-16T12:12:43-04:00 2014-09-16T12:13:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Blazer Foundation receives $2,000 donation for high school TV studio]]> The Blazer Foundation's Executive Director, Stephanie Conlon, recently accepted a $2,000 Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation from Kim Hippert-Eversgerd, Commercial Relationship Manager of Susquehanna Bank, to benefit the Daniel Boone School Districts ongoing EITC approved programs.

For the second consecutive year, the Blazer Foundation has been approved as an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:23 -0400 2014-09-16T12:00:23-04:00 2014-09-16T12:00:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Eagle Scout project fills in the cracks]]> Richard Wike, a junior at Exeter Senior High School and member of Troop 333, put some work towards his Eagle Scout project recently with the American Legion Post 626 Birdsboro.

Wike patched major cracks in the legion's parking lot and repainting the parking space lines. Wike continues to work towards his Eagle Scout badge, as he still has four merit badges to obtain.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:27:01 -0400 2014-09-16T11:27:01-04:00 2014-09-16T11:27:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Environmental Enterprises to pose no hazard]]> Representatives of the hazardous waste management company Environmental Enterprises, Inc. said Sept. 10 that its new location in Amity Township would not be a hazard to residents.

Environmental Enterprises has a conditional use hearing scheduled 7 p.m. Sept. 22 with the Amity Township Board of Supervisors for approval to establish a trash transfer station at 3 Riga Lane, Douglassville.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:16:42 -0400 2014-09-16T11:16:42-04:00 2014-09-16T11:16:44-04:00
<![CDATA[With loose change, school raises thousands for soldiers]]> On Thursday, Sept. 4, representatives of Amity Elementary Center donated a collection from students and their families to the Keystone Soldiers, a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to supporting those who have served for the country. The elementary school asked students to bring in loose change during the 2012 and 2013 Red Ribbon week, held in October.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:15:55 -0400 2014-09-16T11:15:55-04:00 2014-09-16T11:16:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Boone reads bus audio policy]]> The Daniel Boone School Board read on Sept. 8 the first draft of a policy to install and operate audio recordings on the district's school buses.

Video recording is already used on the school buses contracted from Klein Transportation and New Rhoads Transportation, Inc., both Douglassville.

Most board members appeared to support the use of audio.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:13:34 -0400 2014-09-16T11:13:34-04:00 2014-09-16T11:13:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Albright College community remains in mourning after losing student in fire]]> The Albright College community remains in mourning after the weekend fire that caused the death of one student and the hospitalization of two others.

Matt Rein, a sophomore from South River, N.J., died as a result of injuries sustained in the fire. He was an environmental science major and a member of the men's swim team.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:02:15 -0400 2014-09-16T11:02:15-04:00 2014-09-16T11:02:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Reel experiences with Robert Humanick: Hear him roar: 'Godzilla' '14 raises the bar on Hollywood monsters]]> The heck with beating around the bush: "Godzilla" was the best mainstream American release of the summer, with little serious competition. Those who complained that it didn't have enough monster action weren't by and large simply exhibiting impatience with the rare "popcorn" movie that actually cares about more than just giant things crashing into each other - they were clearly also not familiar with the dozens of Godzilla movies made in the last 60 years, many of which focus more on the humans than the monsters and some which barely include the big fella at all.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:06:07 -0400 2014-09-15T15:06:07-04:00 2014-09-15T15:06:09-04:00