RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:05:43 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Police looking for missing man from Centre Twp.]]> Pennsylvania State Police are looking for James T. Hendricks, 31, who was last seen at his residence in the 4000 block of Bellemans Church Road in Centre Twp. between 4:30 and 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23. He was last seen wearing blue jeans or red shorts, black and white plaid jacket with a black hood, blue sneakers and a black beanie.

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<![CDATA[In Colebrookdale: Liberty Park being eyed for development]]> The Colebrookdale Township commissioners have been approached by the Berks County Redevelopment Authority about purchasing Liberty Park for the construction of a new magisterial district justice's office.

Commission President Todd Gamler announced the proposed purchase at their April 21 board meeting.

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<![CDATA[Montgomery County Community College's Chamber Strings Ensemble to perform April 27]]> Montgomery County Community College invites the community to come and enjoy a free Chamber Strings Concert.

The Chamber Strings Ensemble will be featuring music selections of Grieg, Vivaldi, Hovhaness and Bartok under the direction of Chamber and Applied Strings Instructor Dr. Elizabeth M. Guerriero.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:13 -0400 2014-04-23T11:28:13-04:00 2014-04-23T11:28:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Task Force tackles drug addiction in face of overdose deaths]]> The Kutztown Community Substance Abuse Task Force meeting April 21 was summarized best in a poem read by Kutztown Mayor Sandy Green.

"'I destroy homes and tear families apart,'" read Green. "'If you need me, remember, I'm easily found. I live all around, in your schools and in your town.'"

Green was referring to drug addiction, a recent growing problem in the Brandywine Heights and Kutztown area school districts.

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Charles E. Scheirer, 85, Kutztown passed away in his residence April 19, 2014. He was the husband of Marian M. (Bittner) Scheirer to whom they celebrated 60 years of marriage.

He was born in Egypt, Lehigh County, a son of the late Victor and Mary (Novak) Scheirer.

Charles was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown where he had served on the church council.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:30:19 -0400 2014-04-22T21:30:19-04:00 2014-04-22T21:30:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Trinity in Topton performs Cantata 'The Living Last Words']]> The crucifixion scene dramatically displayed at Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church in Topton, PA on Good Friday was stunning. The huge cross at center, built by Bill Moyer and Steve Beck, draped with tattered black fabric, was topped with a crown of thorns and backed by an enormous sunset mural, painted by Meghan Smith.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:29:20 -0400 2014-04-22T21:29:20-04:00 2014-04-22T21:29:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown High School hosts Spring Concert April 27]]> Kutztown High School musicians have been working diligently on their Spring Concert to be held on, Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m. at the Kutztown High School Auditorium. The concert is open to the public, minimal admission fee charges. Five ensembles will be participating in the concert, Concert Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Show Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and the Men's Vocal Ensemble.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:28:23 -0400 2014-04-22T21:28:23-04:00 2014-04-22T21:28:55-04:00
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Mondays 10 a.m. Preschool Story Time: For ages 3-5. Stories, songs, and a simple craft.

Mondays 11 a.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. Toddler Time: For ages 0-3. Stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:26:47 -0400 2014-04-22T21:26:47-04:00 2014-04-22T21:26:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Hawk Mountain Sanctuary's raptor egg hunt challenges children]]>

While others were looking for brightly colored and decorated eggs left by the Easter Bunny over the weekend, a group of 50 egg hunters took the challenge of finding hidden eggs left over by the Easter Raptor Passover at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton on Saturday, April 19.

"I am so excited that you're here, you're eager," said Rachel, of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:25:06 -0400 2014-04-22T21:25:06-04:00 2014-04-22T21:25:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Community invited to walk in the park with Chestnut Knoll]]> Get some fresh air and have a healthy season with Chestnut Knoll! Join Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care for an Intergenerational Walk in the Park on Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m.

Spring has sprung and it's the perfect time to get outside and get walking! Meet us at the Rohrbach Pavilion in the Boyertown Community Park and join us as we walk the trail.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:23:03 -0400 2014-04-22T17:23:03-04:00 2014-04-22T17:23:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Royersford Public Library hosts lecture on Egyptian Hieroglphs]]> Royersford Public Library will host Ancient Alphabet of the Pharaohs on Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. This presentation will be lead by Dr. Stacie Olson. It is the third in a series of lectures from the Penn Museum's Outreach Lecture Program. This talk will teach you how to write your name in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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<![CDATA[Birdsboro Berks Encore celebrates Earth Day April 22]]>

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<![CDATA[Berks County students prepare for research conference]]> Reading Area Community College will welcome more than 150 students from Berks County colleges for Reflective Visions, the 15th Annual Conference for Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression on Saturday, April 26. The event, which begins at 8:30 a.m., is sponsored by the Higher Education Council of Berks County.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:50:25 -0400 2014-04-22T14:50:25-04:00 2014-04-22T14:50:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Library referendum a contentious issue in Oley]]> The proposed library tax referendum set to appear on the May 20 primary ballot in Oley is generating strong feelings among township residents who must decide if a library is something for which they are willing to pay.

Residents will be asked if they are willing to cough up a property tax of roughly 0.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:24:12 -0400 2014-04-22T14:24:12-04:00 2014-04-22T14:24:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Recognizing Earth Day: Volunteers help clean up the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area]]>

Community members spent the day helping keep the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area clean on Saturday, April 19.

The Earth Day Cleanup was hosted by Blue Mountain Wildlife Incorporated, the group that is responsible for the area which members use quite heavily. Others in the area also take advantage of the scenic area for hiking, walking, biking and other outdoor activities.

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