RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:45:05 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Exercising with mom, Zumba-style]]> Those who Zumba together, stay together.

Joanne Herilla, Birdsboro, and her daughter, Jolene Wert, Exeter, stay movin' with the fast-paced moves and smooth bass beats of Zumba.

Zumba combines dance-based exercise routines to Latin and International music for a fun, upbeat workout that can really kick off the calories.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:37:07 -0400 2014-04-24T15:37:07-04:00 2014-04-24T15:37:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Farmers Market to retire until further notice]]> Changes are soon coming to the Boyertown Farmers Market. It was recently decided that the summer market will be temporarily discontinued.

The market- which has been open since 2007- will be retired for the time being due to a lack of support from vendors and a currently-compromised overall structure within its committee.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:57:58 -0400 2014-04-24T08:57:58-04:00 2014-04-24T08:58:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Society of Farm Women of Pennsylvania celebrate 100 years; holding quilt show and bake sale this Saturday]]> The Berks County Society of Farm Women of Pennsylvania will host a quilt show and bake sale on Saturday, April 26, at the St. John-Hill United Church of Christ of Boyertown located at 620 Hill Church Rd. They welcome all members of the community to join them in viewing the many quilts and light refreshments.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:30:10 -0400 2014-04-23T15:30:10-04:00 2014-04-24T08:54:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Vagabond Acting Troupe presents Comedy Improv May 2 and 3]]> The Vagabond Acting Troupe has been hard at work training up an improv troupe made of local students, and after two showcase performances, the troupe is taking on a full length improv murder mystery.

Film Noir Murder Mystery Comedy Improv will be presented as two nights of BYO Dinner Theater, May 2 at 7 p.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:06:35 -0400 2014-04-23T16:06:35-04:00 2014-04-23T16:06:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Boy Scout Troop 140 hosts Yard Sale and BBQ May 10]]> Boy Scout Troop 140 of St. Peter's is planning their 5th Annual Community Yard Sale and Chicken BBQ on rain or shine Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. held at the corner of Rt. 23 and Morningside Drive, Elverson.

Table spots are available for a non-refundable donation. To reserve a spot or for more info contact 610-286-9435, or 610-413-6901.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:47:56 -0400 2014-04-23T15:47:56-04:00 2014-04-23T15:48:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Drive for the Kids raises $680 for Robeson Elementary]]> Anthony's Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Elverson, helped raise $680 in funding for Roberson Elementary School with Chrysler brand's Drive for the Kids program. The fundraising event was held on March 29, in conjunction with Fun Fair.

"Drive for the Kids is a mutually beneficial program. We are pleased to support our local schools, and enjoy demonstrating a terrific, world class product," said Carlos Jimenez, Manager of the MidAtlantic Business Center for Chrysler Group LLC.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:41:04 -0400 2014-04-23T15:41:04-04:00 2014-04-23T15:41:09-04:00
<![CDATA[UPDATE: Missing Centre Twp. man has been found]]> UPDATE: Pennsylvania State Police report that James T. Hendricks, 31, of Centre Twp., was found after being reported missing earlier today.

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.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:00:42 -0400 2014-04-23T13:00:42-04:00 2014-04-23T15:37:27-04:00
<![CDATA[High Point's Race for Education beats all records]]> High Point Baptist Academy, Geigertown, completed their third annual walk-a-thon Race for Education starting with high hopes and ending with high dollars.

"As of race day, they surpassed other years by reaching $29,000 (and counting) of their goal of $25,000," said Amy May, race coordinator.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:33:04 -0400 2014-04-23T15:33:04-04:00 2014-04-23T15:33:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Park sees first ever Boyertown Disc Golf Annual Tournament]]> Saturday, April 12, marked the first ever Boyertown Disc Golf Annual Tournament. Disc Golfers from all over the area lined up early Saturday morning under the Cambell Pavilion at the Boyertown Park to register for the tournament.

For those who may not be familiar with the sport, "That is okay," says Michael Solt AKA Mr.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:29:06 -0400 2014-04-23T15:29:06-04:00 2014-04-23T15:29:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown's 'Hookies' gets a facelift]]> With buckets and tarps in hand, it didn't take long for Todd Gamler and other members of the Boyertown Friendship Hook & Ladder Fire Company's board to recognize this winter's heavy snowfalls had taken its toll on the roof of the landmark building.

So, with bids having been already procured, the decision was recently made to move forward to replace the 12-year-old roof, and on April 14, under clear skies, the William B.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:00:43 -0400 2014-04-23T15:00:43-04:00 2014-04-23T15:00:57-04:00
<![CDATA[One dead after car strikes tree in Robeson]]> A Berks County man is dead after his car left the road and struck a tree in Robeson Township Wednesday morning.

Nathan Crandall, 22, of the Reading area, according to the Berks County Coroner's office was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:28 a.m. by Berks County Deputy Coroner Ken Moyer. The cause of death was likely head trauma, Moyer said.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:17:45 -0400 2014-04-23T14:17:45-04:00 2014-04-23T14:17:51-04:00
<![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.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:30:24 -0400 2014-04-23T11:30:24-04:00 2014-04-23T11:30:30-04:00
<![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[Children challenged in Raptor Egg Hunt at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary]]>

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 13:29:02 -0400 2014-04-22T13:29:02-04:00 2014-04-24T09:00:24-04:00
<![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.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:23:41 -0400 2014-04-22T21:23:41-04:00 2014-04-23T11:01:03-04:00