RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:06:56 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Mind Your Body: It's time to boost your immune system]]> I thought there were only four seasons, but it's the time of year when a fifth one appears, "cold and flu season." As the temperature drops, the heat comes on, and we spend more hours indoors, we can benefit from some simple, natural steps to support our immunity.

Frequent hand washing is very effective in cutting down the spread of colds and flu.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:01:41 -0400 2014-10-24T15:01:41-04:00 2014-10-24T15:01:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Two Brandywine Heights seniors accepted into All-National Band, slated to perform at Grand Ole Opry Oct. 29]]> Two Brandywine Heights High School seniors are the first from the district to be accepted into the All-National Honors Ensemble Concert Band and will perform with them Oct. 29 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Noah CoCo, 17, and David Mayrhofer, 18, submitted video auditions in June and were notified of their acceptance on Aug.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:28:27 -0400 2014-10-24T14:28:27-04:00 2014-10-24T14:28:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Lenhartsville couple celebrates 40 years of marriage]]> Gene and Diane (Siegfried) Schuler of Lenhartsville celebrated 40 years of marriage on Oct. 12. The couple was married in 1974 in Alburtis. In honor of this milestone, Gene and Diane's children and siblings threw them a surprise party with 100 of their closest family and friends at the Virginville Grange.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:01:24 -0400 2014-10-24T14:01:24-04:00 2014-10-24T14:01:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood High School Senior Students Of The Month for October]]> The Fleetwood Area High School would like to announce their senior students of the month for October.

Jacqueline Carroll is the daughter of Lawrence and Joan Carroll who reside in Blandon. Jacqueline's future plans focus on attending college and major in musical therapy with a voice focus. Jacqueline has been involved in various activities at the high school level that include Science Olympiad, class officer, Fellowship of Christian Students, Marching Band, Concert Band, Women's Chorus, Choraliers, Musical Theater, Mock Trial and Junior Achievement.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:00:48 -0400 2014-10-24T14:00:48-04:00 2014-10-24T14:00:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Police: Murder-suicide was cause of death for men found in car]]> Washington TWP. >> The causes of death for two men whose bodies were found last Friday inside a parked car were murder and suicide, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Stephen Mixon, 27, of Pottstown died as a result of gunshot wounds inflicted by Joseph McCullough III, 20, of Pottstown.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:13 -0400 2014-10-24T13:01:13-04:00 2014-10-24T13:01:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Lancaster native Michelle Kemper Brownlow signs debut romance series in Elverson]]> Best selling author Michelle Kemper Brownlow will be signing her debut romance novel, "In Too Deep," as well as the next two books in the series, "On Solid Ground" and "Above the Noise," on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bargain Book Warehouse in the Morgantown Crossings shopping center, 230 Crossings Blvd.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Oley's 2014 Halloween Parade]]> The Oley Valley held it's annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, Oct. 18.

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<![CDATA[Reading Symphony Presents a Dramatic Program Highlighting Beethoven's Life]]> On Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. the Reading Symphony Orchestra continues the 102nd Season at the Santander Performing Arts Center.

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.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:13:18 -0400 2014-10-23T10:13:18-04:00 2014-10-23T10:13:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars hold double-header Action hits the track at the 422 Sports Complex]]> By Berks-Mont News staff

On Saturday, Oct. 18, Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars (PRDR) held a double header at The 422 Sportplex.

In game 1, the PRDR Allstars lost to Lehigh Valley Roller Girls (LVRG) Blast Furnace Bettie 232 - 85. PRDR's Intraleageus played in game two. It was a nail-biter that came down to the last seconds.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:09:15 -0400 2014-10-23T10:09:15-04:00 2014-10-23T10:10:53-04:00
<![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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0400 2014-10-14T14:53:13-04:00 2014-10-14T14:53:16-04:00