RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:03:15 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Hope Lutheran Church in Bowers raises funds for World Hunger]]> Before the Lyons Fiddle Festival begins, there is a Gospel Worship Service beginning at 9 a.m. shared by members of Hope Lutheran Church in Bowers. We usually have more than 100 people attend the worship. During the service, we take an offering for World Hunger through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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<![CDATA[Halloween at Boone Homestead slated for Oct. 25]]> Goblins, ghosts, monsters, oh my! Children and adults alike will delight in our annual trick-or-treating event. Costumed children can visit the historic buildings and receive a fun treat, have their face painted, and pick and decorate their own pumpkin. They can also play with colonial toys and games, listen to scary stories, and help a scarecrow stuff his friend.

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<![CDATA[Exeter Community Library to host yearlong film series]]> On Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. the Exeter Community Library, led by Ben Sneeringer (a Native Berks Countian, library supporter, and avid film enthusiast) and Executive Director, Mallory Hoffman, will be hosting their first film in a yearlong film series entitled "The Best of the 2000's: 2000-2009".

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:28:32 -0400 20151006142832 2015-10-06T14:28:32-04:00 2015-10-06T14:28:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown senior Tyler Akers joins school board; middle school theater's future discussed]]> The Kutztown School Board unanimously approved Tyler Akers as the 2015-16 student representative and Dean Delp as an alternate Monday, Oct. 5 at its monthly workshop meeting.

Akers, the high school's Student Council president, said, "I'm excited to see how they move forward with Kutztown Strong and the support they give not just to school matters but to community matters.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown lantern release honors memory of Michael Bailey and Heather Delp]]> The Kutztown/Brandywine Youth Football and Cheer Association will be holding a Memorial Sky Lantern Release on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 9 at the Kutztown Park youth football field to benefit the families of the late Michael Bailey and the late Heather Delp who were coaches in the Kutztown /Brandywine youth football and cheer program.

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<![CDATA[New Innkeeper brings changes to Main Street Inn in Kutztown]]> Shena Corrado is the new Innkeeper and General Manager at Main Street Inn, 401 W. Main St., Kutztown, which has also brought a few changes to the Inn.

Corrado is the daughter of the original Innkeeper and current owners, Pam and Angelo Corrado.

"My Mom and Dad have taken more of a backseat to the daily management.

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<![CDATA[ReadingFilmFEST presents the first ever 'Art of Film']]> The ReadingFilmFEST (RFF) presents the first ever "Art of Film," a fine art exhibition featuring regional artists designed to highlight the theme of "FILM," create awareness of the revamped film festival, and engage the community in the event.

The opening of the exhibit will be held on Thursday, Oct.

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<![CDATA[Chestnut Knoll to offer Virtual Dementia Tour to help caregivers understand the struggles of living with dementia]]> Have you ever wondered what it's like to live life in the day of someone who has dementia? What is their perspective? Thanks to Chestnut Knoll, caregivers and family members are able to "walk in their loved ones' shoes" and experience dementia for themselves, so they can better understand the physical and mental challenges of those who have dementia.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:28:10 -0400 20151006102810 2015-10-06T10:28:10-04:00 2015-10-06T10:28:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Spotted lanternfly meeting planned for mid-October in Berks County]]> Pennsylvanians interested in learning more about the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species found in the state last fall, are invited to a public meeting in Berks County on Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Brandywine Heights Middle School auditorium located at 200 West Weis Street in Topton.

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<![CDATA[Third Annual Bark For Life draws crowd to Oley Fairgrounds]]> A handful of volunteers continue to push for a cause close to their hearts. On Sunday, Oct. 4, the 3rd Annual Bark For Life of Boyertown/Oley Valley kicked off at the Oley Fairgrounds. The event benefits the American Cancer Society under Boyertown's Relay For Life.

The goal is to raise awareness and funding for the fight against cancer in addition to supporting all cancer survivors and caregivers -- canine and human.

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<![CDATA[Mom accused of injecting daughter with heroin, boyfriend also sought by police]]> WEST CALN >> A West Caln woman and her boyfriend have been accused by authorities of supplying her 14-year-old daughter and another teenager with heroin and helping them get high, the woman at times injecting both of the teens with the drug.

Jessica Lynn Riffey, of Telegraph Road, Honey Brook was arrested on Thursday and charged with felony endangering the welfare of children, as well as corruption of minors, recklessly endangering another person, and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, all misdemeanors.

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<![CDATA[Tyler Akers and Sakira Fussner crowned Kutztown Homecoming King and Queen]]> Tyler Akers and Sakira Fussner were crowned 2015 Kutztown High School Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night, Oct. 2.

Kutztown students showed Cougar pride during Spirit Week, at the pep rally and the football game against Hamburg on Friday, Oct. 2, and the dance on Saturday, Oct. 3.

This year the Kutztown Student Council tried to make Kutztown's 100th homecoming one to remember.

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<![CDATA[(No heading)]]> Tuesday, October 6

6:00-9:00 PM BINGO Nite

The doors open at 4 p.m. with refreshments available for purchase. We offer hamburgers and hot dogs, soup, chips, a variety of candy, ice cream and desserts. Bingo begins at 6 p.m. and prizes include meat, grocery, and small money prizes. A 50/50 is played and door prizes are also given out during the evening.

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<![CDATA[Four Berks ambulance squads receive awards]]> Of the 36,000 emergency service calls fielded by the four ambulance squads in Berks County, 10 percent represent the most serious type of cardiac emergencies.

"When a patient is afflicted with this type of cardiac emergency--called a STEMI (ST elevation myocardial infarction) -- you can bring the patient back to life but you have to work quickly," said Ashley Neubauer, chief of operations, Boyertown Lions Ambulance Association.

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<![CDATA[Man charged with rape of child in Oley Township]]> On Wednesday, Sept. 30, State Police of Reading received a report of a sexual assault involving a 2-year-old male victim in Oley Township.

A witness saw the accused, 26-year-old Timothy Alan Lawler, sexually assaulting the victim.

Lawler subsequently admitted to sexually assaulting the victim and has been charged with rape and related offense.

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