RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 22 May 2015 10:30:12 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Hamburg Area School District directors approve proposed final budget]]> Hamburg Area School Directors voted, 6-0, on May 18 to approve a $39.27 million proposed final budget for the 2015-16 school year.

The proposed final budget includes a one percent tax increase or a .25 mill rate increase.

Millage rates would increase to 26.46 from 26.21. The tax bill for a property assessed at $100,000 would be $2,646, an increase of $25.

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<![CDATA[Morgantown Area Business Association Expo exhibits businesses, police, fire & EMT vehicles, Cessna airplane]]> Morgantown Area Business Association held its annual spring Expo at the Morgantown Crossings Mall on Saturday, May 16.

Route 23 drivers were rubber necking to see the colorful display of community law enforcement vehicles, fire engines, EMT vehicles, a 1967 Cessna 158 airplane along with multiple business booths on exhibit in the Mall parking lot.

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<![CDATA[Morgantown Book lovers of all ages come out for Village Library's Book Sale]]> The Village Library at 207 N. Walnut Street in Morgantown was teeming Saturday May 16 as a beautiful spring day brought out a steady stream of book lovers browsing and picking out their favorites and popping them into big thirsty brown shopping bags at the semi-annual bag sale from 9 a.m. to noon on the final day of the three day sale open to the public.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley Coffee, Buckman's discounts support Elverson couple's missionary work]]> Love coffee? Enjoy the outdoors? If so, you can enjoy both while supporting an area couple's upcoming missionary work in Italy. Elverson residents Bob and Sue Kummer will soon be on their way to Italy to provide outreach services on behalf of Crossworld, an organization that works to establish churches while supporting communities.

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<![CDATA[Honey Brook Community Library Paperback Book Sale Saturday, May 30]]> Friends of the Honey Brook Community Library are holding their annual paperback book sale on the parking lot of the library on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Fill a bag full of your choice of books for a donation of $5. This year, the Friends will also have a nice selection of children's book for sale from 9 AM until 1 PM.

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<![CDATA[Children sell items at Book Sale to help Village Library, Morgantown]]> From Thursday, May 14, through Saturday, May 16, the doors of the Village Library of Morgantown were open to all shoppers as they held their Bi-Annual Used Book Sale, offering thousands of gently used items. The money raised at the sale will assist the library in purchasing new materials for their collection.

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<![CDATA[East Earl 'Ride for Kenny' motorcycle ride benefit ride for Kenny Patterson]]> Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church will have a Blessing of the Motorcycles service on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Worship will begin at 10:00 a.m. We will provide a lunch at 11:30 a.m. Kick Stands are up at 12:30 p.m.

"Ride for Kenny" motorcycle ride will be a benefit ride for Kenny Patterson. Motorcycles will leave from Cedar Grove.

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<![CDATA["Every Hero Has A Story" Summer Reading Schedule At The Village Library In Morgantown]]> Mon., June 8: @ 6:30pm: Summer Kick Off with "Two of a Kind"

Interactive Music for Children and Families.


Wed., June 17: "Middle Creek Search and Rescue" 11:30am ****

Wed., June 24: "Animal Heroes"/ We will be showing "Balto" after story hour.

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<![CDATA[Ask Esther: They Need To Love What They See]]> Dear Esther - We are ready to sell our home so we contacted a realtor to get it on the market. She gave us a long list of items to do before selling. We have always taken good care of our property and feel the list is unnecessary. She even suggested hiring a stager to help us with this. How important is it to have everything perfect when selling?

If you're interested in getting the most for your home and want it to sell sooner rather than later, it is very important to have your property as close to perfect as possible.

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<![CDATA[Focus on the Family: Parent searching for advice on how to help son lose weight]]> Q: Do you have any advice for the parent of a preteen child who's extremely overweight? I want to help him lose weight while he's young, before it becomes a serious problem later in life.

Jim: It's great that you want to see your child live a long and healthy life -- starting now! Childhood obesity is a serious problem.

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:17:11 -0400 20150521141711 2015-05-21T14:17:11-04:00 2015-05-21T14:17:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown YMCA to host Senior Fitness Day]]> The Boyertown YMCA, 301 W. Spring Street, will host Senior Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is free to anyone age 55 and older.

Participants should come dressed to move! The schedule of events includes participation in fitness classes: 9 to 9:45 a.m. - Aqua L.

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<![CDATA[Whole Health and Wellness Weekly Group kicks off]]> Berks Encore of Reading will host a weekly seminar series tackling a variety of whole health issues related to aging.

This series will take place on Mondays at 1 p.m. at the Reading center beginning on May 11 and ending on June 29. The series is free and includes light refreshments.

The Whole Health and Wellness Weekly Group is sponsored by Threshold Rehabilitation Services Inc.

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<![CDATA[Full day of events scheduled for Memorial Day in Mohnton]]> A full day of events will highlight the Memorial Day celebration in Mohnton this year, beginning with the 55th Annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade, which begins at 9 am at the Mohnton VFW Post on Wyomissing Avenue, will feature many walking groups, as well as the World Champion Reading Buccaneers and the Gov.

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<![CDATA[Daniel Boone Homestead announces History Day Camp]]> History Day Camp is a week-long, colonial adventure where kids will experience and learn what Daniel did while growing up here. Each day will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited to 15 children. The cost is $90/child for the week, Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead members $80/child.

Each day will feature a different theme and include activities and demonstrations relating to childhood life in the eighteenth century.

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:13:04 -0400 20150521132156 2015-05-21T13:13:04-04:00 2015-05-21T13:21:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Tel Hai hosts Annual Public Bargain Book Sale June 4 & 5]]> Tel Hai Retirement Community welcomes the public to participate in their annual bargain book sale scheduled for Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the community's auditorium/chapel located on Tel Hai's campus at 1200 Tel Hai Circle in Honey Brook.

Volunteers and members of the Tel Hai Library Committee have collected book donations from residents, staff and community neighbors that will be offered to the general public at discounted rates.

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