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, 23 Oct 2014 00:01:34 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Elverson Halloween Parade Winners]]> Held on Oct. 16, the Elverson Halloween Parade had been postponed from Oct. 15 due to rain.

"Problem was started it to rain the minute parade started and lasted til the end," said Roseanne Thomas. "The TVHS band and the O& J band left due to wool outfits. The TVMS marched. Thanks guys & gals.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:09:58 -0400 2014-10-22T17:09:58-04:00 2014-10-22T17:10:02-04:00
<![CDATA[$188,000 State grant helps Hawk Mountain Sanctuary create disability-friendly trail]]> Albany Township >> Senator David G. Argall (R-29) announced a $188,000 grant for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary through the Commonwealth Financing Authority's Greenways, Trails and Recreation program.

The project at Hawk Mountain will allow one of the region's most popular recreational and wildlife education areas to create an ADA-compliant family-friendly trail.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:55:45 -0400 2014-10-22T12:55:45-04:00 2014-10-22T12:55:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Mayor, Council say $150,000 state grant for Kutztown Park improves safety, offers more options]]> Kutztown Park received a $150,000 state grant to renovate its outdated playground equipment.

Kutztown's only playground will receive new features, including but not limited to, new playground equipment, stepping stones and a plaza space, according to an Oct. 21 press release from Senator Judy Schwank's office.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:12:08 -0400 2014-10-22T12:12:08-04:00 2014-10-22T12:12:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Borough Rooftop Ban Ordinance approved for drafting]]> A Rooftop Ban Ordinance was approved to enter into the drafting phase at the Kutztown Borough Council meeting Oct. 21, and a new finance director was appointed to fill the full-time gap that has been vacant since mid-July.

The Rooftop Ban Ordinance was brought before the Council by the Community Development and Public Safety sub-committee, which is chaired by Council member Peggy Devlin.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:11:06 -0400 2014-10-22T12:11:06-04:00 2014-10-22T12:11:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Rocky Mountain Riders 4-H Club celebrates National 4-H Week, participates in area Halloween parades]]> In celebration of National 4-H Week (Oct. 5 - 11), The Rocky Mountain Riders 4-H Club of Fleetwood participated in the Fleetwood Homecoming/Halloween Parade and the Topton Halloween Parade with their float, "Rocky", the corn horse.

In addition to promoting 4-H in the parade, Rocky Mountain Riders performed a community service project of cleaning up candy wrappers and trash along the parade routes.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:14:03 -0400 2014-10-22T11:14:03-04:00 2014-10-22T11:31:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Reading Symphony presents program highlighting Beethoven's life]]> The Reading Symphony Orchestra continues the 102nd Season at the Santander Performing Arts Center 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. The RSO will present Beethoven: REVEALED! This program features a dramatic interpretation of the life of the great composer interspersed with chamber works and a complete performance of Beethoven's 7th symphony.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0400 2014-10-14T14:53:13-04:00 2014-10-14T14:53:16-04:00
<![CDATA[A.J. Blosenski Inc. Trash and Recycling Services donated $500 in memory of Big Joe Blosenski to MABA]]> A.J. Blosenski Inc. Trash and Recycling Service presented a donation of $500 in memory of Joseph Blosenski Jr., Honey Brook, to the Morgantown Area Business Association on Oct. 21.

Robert Hart, Director of Sales & Marketing at A.J. Blosenski Inc., presented the donation to Dave Hinkel, MABA's treasurer, during the MABA breakfast meeting at the Windmill Restaurant.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:32:06 -0400 2014-10-21T15:32:06-04:00 2014-10-21T16:45:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Three Berks County farms help PA to become first in U.S. to preserve 500,000 Acres, Schwank says]]> Pennsylvania became the first state in the country recently to preserve 500,000 acres of valuable farmland and three Berks County farms helped accomplish the milestone, Sen. Judy Schwank said.

"Berks County is a big reason the commonwealth has protected half a million acres of farmland," Schwank said following the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Board's recent meeting at Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:37:54 -0400 2014-10-21T16:37:54-04:00 2014-10-21T16:37:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley Elementary Center Student Awarded 1st Place in Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Contest]]> Nicholas Bertz, a first grader at Twin Valley Elementary Center was awarded 1st Place in the state of Pennsylvania for a multi-media art piece he created in art class. First Lady Susan Corbett launched the statewide art contest, titled, "Art: The Universal Language". The contest was open to any Pennsylvanian who receives services with special education.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:31:32 -0400 2014-10-21T15:31:32-04:00 2014-10-21T16:36:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Strong, committed to making a difference]]> Kutztown concerned citizens united to form Kutztown Strong to make a difference.

The group of citizens formed "based on the fact that there have been a number of deaths between Brandywine and Kutztown over the past couple of years," said Kutztown School District Superintendent Kathy Metrick.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:35:14 -0400 2014-10-21T16:35:14-04:00 2014-10-21T16:35:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Anthony D'Ambrosio helps Village Library raise funds for new computers]]> Anthony D'Ambrosio Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Elverson, is helping Village Library raise money for new computers.

"I truly believe that's where kids get educated," said John Senick of Anthony D'Ambrosio about Village Library. "The bottom line is it's critical that kids learn to love to read...

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:30:49 -0400 2014-10-21T16:30:49-04:00 2014-10-21T16:31:04-04:00
<![CDATA['So You Think You Can Dance' stars share stage Nov. 9]]> Nick Lazzarini, season one winner of the Fox reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2005, discovered at the early age of five that all he wanted to do was dance.

Lazzarini's mother had taken him to their local rec center in the San Francisco Bay area to sign him out of a Tee-ball baseball league he had lost interest in, Lazzarini recently recalled by phone from his dance studio in downtown Los Angeles.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:36:42 -0400 2014-10-21T14:36:42-04:00 2014-10-21T14:37:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Reading Symphony Orchestra League to host Fourteenth Annual Fashion Show]]> On Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. the Reading Symphony Orchestra League (RSOL) will present the Fourteenth Annual Symphony of Style -- Fashion Show and Luncheon for the benefit of the Reading Symphony Orchestra in the ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel. The event will highlight fashions from local shops and stores and attendees will enjoy a great luncheon.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:35:52 -0400 2014-10-21T14:35:52-04:00 2014-10-21T14:36:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Albright College to Host Berks County Regional College Fair on Oct. 27]]> Albright College will host Berks County Regional College Fair 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at Albright College's Bollman Center, 13th and Richmond streets, Reading. Event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC).

Offers financial aid sessions.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:20:03 -0400 2014-10-21T14:20:03-04:00 2014-10-21T14:20:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks County Humane Society encourages you to adopt a black cat]]> Nothing is scarier than a myth you just can't seem to dispel. Humane Pennsylvania hopes to put an end to at least one this month. The black cat has long been regarded as an icon of superstition, and historically, many shelters refuse to adopt out black cats during the month of October, claiming that these felines are more likely to meet an unfortunately end due to the ghoulish nature of Halloween.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:19:25 -0400 2014-10-21T14:19:25-04:00 2014-10-21T14:19:57-04:00