RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:12:10 -0400 60 <![CDATA[School House Rock! musician Bob Dorough, 91, performs at Kutztown High School, helps Kutztown junior with Grammy Band audition]]> Bob Dorough, beloved artist known for writing songs for Schoolhouse Rock!, performed at Kutztown Area High School on Sept. 29.

Kutztown students in kindergarten through grade 12 were in attendance for the concert at the Kutztown High School auditorium. Dorough performed a couple of his early songs, but the bulk of his performance was SchoolHouse Rock! songs.

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<![CDATA[Birdsboro Rotary Club announces Halloween Parade]]> On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Birdsboro Rotary Club will be hosting its Annual Halloween Parade. The rain date is Thursday, Oct. 29.

Registration runs 5 to 6 p.m. at the Daniel Boone Senior High's east parking lot (off of Garey Rd.). Judging will take place at 6 p.m., with the parade starting promptly at 7 p.

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<![CDATA[Update: Second Annual Autism Fall Festival at Fellowship Farm moved to Oct. 17]]> UPDATE: Due to weather forecasts, this event has been changed from Oct. 3 to Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Child Guidance Resource Centers, a non-profit organization that offers therapeutic support to children and families with varying behavioral and mental health needs, is hosting their second annual Autism Fall Festival.

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<![CDATA[Hopewell Furnace welcomes public to pick apples]]> On Saturday, Sept. 26, Hopewell Furnace announced that they still have plenty of apples to pick. The public is welcome to come, find their perfect apple among the orchards and pick it themselves.

Many farms in the area open their orchards each year for the public to experience and get a taste of the harvest experience.

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<![CDATA[Sly Fox Brewing Company Donates Over $4,000 to the Schuylkill River Trail]]> Sly Fox Brewing Company presented a check for $4,018 to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area recently to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail.

The money was raised through the sale of SRT Ale, a seasonal beer introduced by Sly Fox in April to benefit and celebrate the Schuylkill River Trail.

Sly Fox Brewmaster Brian O'Reilly presented the check on Saturday to Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Silas Chamberlin at Sly Fox's popular Can Jam Festival in Pottstown.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown residents vocal on partial road closure for Colebrookdale Railroad]]> BOYERTOWN >> While neighbors oppose a proposal to close part of Third Street for use by the Colebrookdale Railroad, borough merchants say they welcome the move as a way to boost tourism and business.

Nearly 100 people gathered at Boyertown Borough Hall on Wednesday to either express concerns or to voice support regarding the Colebrookdale Railroad's request to permanently close a portion of Third Street.

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<![CDATA[Draggin' Wagons Car Club Show in Honey brook]]> By Lisa Mitchell

For Berks-Mont News

The Draggin' Wagons Car Club hosted its 6th annual fall Car, Truck & Bike Show on Sept. 27 at the Kemper Building on Route 322 just west of Honey Brook. There were 162 entries.

What made this year's event unique was "a great assortment/variety of cars motorcycles and trucks covering all groups hot rods, costumes, street rods, muscle cars & antiques," said Draggin' Wagons club spokesperson Lauren Borrell.

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<![CDATA[4 tractor trailer trucks collide on I-78 in Upper Bern, 3 trucks engulfed in flames on Sept. 29]]> Three tractor trailer trucks were engulfed in flames as the result of a four commercial vehicle crash on Interstate 78 in Upper Bern Township Sept. 29.

State Police reported that at 12:15 p.m., traffic was temporarily stopped for construction being conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on I-78 westbound at mile marker 22.

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<![CDATA[Bethel home fire believed accidental; Fire still under investigation]]> Fire at a Bethel home on Sept. 29 is under investigation.

State police report that the exact cause is still being determined, however, evidence and information to date indicate the fire is accidental in nature.

The fire on Mountain View Road was reported by a passerby at a residence, according to state police.

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<![CDATA[Montgomery County DA announces additional charges against Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane]]> NORRISTOWN >> The recent search of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's Harrisburg office turned up what Montgomery County prosecutors likely consider the smoking gun of their investigation into Kane's alleged lies to an investigative grand jury.

Among the items seized was an alleged 'secrecy oath' signed by Kane on her second day in office, promising her secrecy for statewide investigating grand juries one through 32, according to court documents filed Thursday which charged Kane with additional counts of perjury, false swearing and obstructing justice.

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<![CDATA[October events in the Boyertown area]]> Friday, Oct. 2

Oldies Dance and more: The public is invited to a dance held at Keystone Fire Company, 240 N. Walnut Street in Boyertown, from 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door. Entertainment provided by DJ Sunny. Event includes cash bar. For more information, call 610-562-2326.

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<![CDATA[History Mystery Tour with Chestnut Knoll At Home announced]]> Are you a history buff? Chestnut Knoll has the perfect adventure for you! Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, invites the public to take a Local History Mystery Tour of Boyertown! This exciting event will be held Wednesday, October 7 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join Chestnut Knoll At Home and explore the mysteries of the Boyertown area on this chauffeured adventure! Distinctive, historical landmarks will be stopping points during the tour.

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<![CDATA[Employees recognized for years of dedication 20 Chestnut Knoll Personal Care, Memory Care, and At Home employees were honored]]> When employees are recognized for their achievements, hard work, and dedication, it has an impact on employee satisfaction and commitment. Chestnut Knoll recognizes the work that each of their employees put into their job, and they regularly reward those who have longevity in the company, or go above and beyond their roles.

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<![CDATA['A lifetime experience that we will never forget' -- seeing Pope Francis]]> Karen Smith and her daughter, Jennifer, of Gilbertsville traveled to Philadelphia to join in the celebration of the Festival of Families on Saturday, September 26. The Smith's joined 20 other pilgrims on a bus tour that dismissed from Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally.

Everyone was itching with anticipation in getting a glimpse of Pope Francis.

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<![CDATA[Frecon Farms celebrates fall with annual 'Pick Your Own' invitation]]> Frecon Farms has kicked off their annual "Pick your own fruit" -- community members now have the chance to explore 30 acres of land and their own apples, pears, pumpkins, and other fruits that are grown in the orchard.

The event lasts until Sunday, Nov. 1, and features different offerings and events such as live music on the weekends, fresh pressed apple cider, a kid's zone, and a picnic area where families can bring and enjoy their own food.

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