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, 18 Dec 2014 00:51:09 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Three families purchase toys for Haylee's Christmas Tree Project]]> Three families from the Living Waters Fellowship congregation purchased toys for Haylee's Christmas Tree Project.

The drive for toys was started by an 11-year-old girl named Haylee who had spent some time at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and saw the need to encourage and bless the children there especially around Christmas time.

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<![CDATA[Saucony Creek Regional Authority sewer module exemption struck down]]> After a successful appeal by the Kutztown Borough Council, the Environmental Hearing Board struck down the sewer module exemption awarded to Maxatawny Township by the Department of Environmental Protection, according to esquire to the council, Keith Mooney.

The decision, which revolves around the ongoing litigation regarding the disbanded Saucony Creek Regional Authority, was announced at the Council meeting on Dec.

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<![CDATA[Jay Leno brings his comedy to Berks County]]> Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children's book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist Jay Leno will be at the Santander Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb.

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<![CDATA[Sixth annual Christmas celebration gets Birdsboro in holiday spirit]]> Crowds huddled closely to keep warm Dec. 13 at the sixth annual Christmas in Birdsboro celebration held in Main Bird Park. The event included horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, food and craft vendors, and the biggest crowd pleaser of all -- fireworks.

Around 5 p.m., Santa, Mrs. Clause, and their helpers made a grand entrance to Main Bird Park high atop one of Birdsboro-Union Fire Department's trucks.

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<![CDATA[Bradley Stone, suspected killer of 6, found dead]]> LOWER PROVIDENCE >> The manhunt for suspected mass murderer Bradley Stone has ended with his apparent suicide.

Stone, 35, who was wanted for the Monday killing of his ex-wife and five of her family members, took his own life by stabbing himself in the abdomen, officials said. His body was found around 1:38 p.

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<![CDATA[Boy Scout Troop 555 and Cub Scout Pack 595 remember Pearl Harbor in Birdsboro]]> Local Scout Troops remembered those who lost their lives in the Pearl Harbor attacks and honored veterans with a flag raising ceremony Sunday, Dec. 7.

Scouts from Troop 555 and Cub Scouts from Pack 595 held the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at Main Bird Park, Birdsboro; this was the second year they hosted the event.

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<![CDATA[American Legion Post 537 Morgantown placed wreaths placed at graves of veterans at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery]]> On Dec. 13, American Legion Post 537 Morgantown made their annual trip from Morgantown to Indiantown Gap National Cemetery to lay wreaths for Wreaths Across America. We rented two buses to take the Boy Scouts and the Legion Members.

"I am so very proud of our members," said Commander Roger Jacobs.

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<![CDATA[Horses, guests celebrate Holiday Open House at Ryerss Farm]]> As told by Horses Henry, Caputo and Mark

The rain was pounding down as the visitors made their way into the main barn on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Ryerss Farm Annual Holiday Open House, along Rt. 23 in Warwick Twp.

"This rain won't ruin our event … look at all the humans coming, the kids can't wait to see Santa Claus and get their pictures taken with him and all of us," said Henry as he stood tall talking to his sidekicks Caputo and Mark.

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<![CDATA[Shady Hollow raises $1,000 for assisted riding program]]> Horse lovers showed their support for Shady Hollow Assisted Riding at the annual Hooves and Hot Cocoa event Saturday, Dec. 13.

The event allowed attendees to get up close and personal with their favorite horses while sipping hot cocoa and eating cookies.

Attendees had their pictures taken with a horse named Mac, gave treats to the horses in the festively decorated stalls, made crafts, and heard stories from Santa.

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<![CDATA[Diverse skills offered by Amity Township Police Department]]> Various Amity Township Police officers have been in the news for apprehending suspected arsonists, burglars, and drug dealers, as well as helping the public during emergency situations.

Police Chief Kent A. Shuebrook, who will celebrate his sixth anniversary with the department in February, often praises his 11 officers to the Board of Supervisors at its semi monthly meetings.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:05:25 -0500 2014-12-16T13:05:25-05:00 2014-12-16T13:05:26-05:00
<![CDATA[Boone board honors life-saving student]]> The Daniel Boone School Board honored high school senior Trevor Biggerstaff, who saved a man's life on Aug. 29 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. during the Monday, Dec. 15 meeting. A letter from Ronald and Linda Burchett, of Glasgow, Ky, praised Biggerstaff for "stepping up" to perform the Heimlich Maneuver and save Ron's life.

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<![CDATA[(No heading)]]> Send events to lmitchell@berksmontnews.com by Friday noon week prior to publication.

Kutztown Library

Mondays 10am Preschool Story Time: Ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts.

Mondays 11 am Toddler Time: Ages 0-3. Stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mondays: 5 - 7 pm Pokemon Club

Tuesday: 11:15 am Storyrider for Preschoolers: Ages 2-5.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:24:42 -0500 2014-12-16T12:24:42-05:00 2014-12-16T12:24:45-05:00
<![CDATA[Tel Hai art Classes: Make a Resolution to Try Something New]]> Watercolor painting classes will resume on the Tel Hai campus in January. Would you like to give it a try? Aspiring artists of all skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Local artist and instructor, Loretta Gable Englerth, will begin a six-week session of instruction on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 9:00am.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:17:45 -0500 2014-12-16T12:17:45-05:00 2014-12-16T12:17:51-05:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley Rotary Club scholarships available for Honey Brook, Morgantown and Elverson students]]> The Rotary Club of Twin Valley, in conjunction with the Gundaker Foundation of Rotary District 7450, announces availability of Undergraduate and Graduate Grant Awards for students from the communities of Honey Brook, Morgantown and Elverson, for the 2015-2016 academic year.

To be eligible for undergraduate grants, applicants must be full time-students who will be enrolled as a junior or senior of an undergraduate program in any college or university within the district, or, who are residents of Rotary District 7450 and will be enrolled as a junior or senior of an undergraduate program in any four year college or university.

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<![CDATA[Christmas story comes to life at Live Nativity at Garden Spot Village, New Holland]]> With Christmas around the corner, the retirement community at the Garden Spot Village in New Holland embraced the festive spirit on Dec. 9 and 10.

"The star of wonder is lighting the way to the Garden Spot Village stage, where costumed residents, staff members and family bring the magic of the Christmas story to life in its annual Live Nativity, which draws an audience from throughout New Holland.

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