RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:50:44 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Community helps build new Perry Elementary Center playground]]>

"Over the coming years, we can all look with pride upon the playground and say 'Yeah, I helped with that.' Give yourself a pat on the back - we could not have done it without you," said Perry PTO Playground Committee members.

Principals, PTO members, teachers and community members came together on Saturday, July 26, for the Perry Playground Community Build.

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<![CDATA[Blue Devils ready to rehearse in Hamburg]]>

The Blue Devils, a drum and bugle corps part of Drum Corps International, will be bringing their talent to Hamburg as they rehearse at Hamburg Area High School stadium starting July 30.

Not only will music students and the community have the chance to see the 15-time World Champion marching unit rehearse, but they will also be treated to full run-throughs 30 minutes prior to the end of each rehearsal.

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<![CDATA[Attendees take a 'Step Back in Time' at Berks Heritage Center]]>

Several hundred people explored early American life at Berks County's annual "Step Back in Time" Day on Sunday, July 27 at the county's heritage center property in Bern Township. Sunny skies and heat accompanied attendees as they strolled the grounds - with humidity that made many attendees all the more appreciative of those wearing the layered and hot authentic 19th century costumes for the sake of history.

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<![CDATA[Haag family named 2014 Outstanding Farm Family]]>

"Community minded, family oriented and always willing to lend a helping hand, hardworking, these attributes describe the Michael Haag family and are the reasons the Ontelaunee Grange supports the Haag's as this year's Outstanding Farm Family," said Karen Mohn as she spoke about this year's Berks County Outstanding Farm Family at the Reading Fair Awards Banquet on July 23.

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<![CDATA[Survival fire staring program teaches kids how to start a fire in a survival situation]]>

The Schuylkill Valley Community Library hosted an evening of survival fire starting for kids presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, July 23.

Andy Yoder, local naturalist with a degree in wildlife and fishing from Penn State University welcomed local kids under the pavilion behind the library to view several techniques on lighting fires in a survival situation.

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<![CDATA[Searching for gnomes, visiting local shops and stopping at the park]]>

It all started about a week ago, when my son's music teacher mentioned a doughnut place near her house where they make the treats fresh to order for a mere 90 cents. When she mentioned that a great bookstore is located right next door, well, the die was cast and our next Fun Friday was planned for Kutztown.

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<![CDATA[Perry Township invites public to monument dedication ceremony Aug. 7]]> Perry Township recently created a monument from the cement work that was at the entrance of the old Perry Elementary School. Residents of the Hamburg Area School District are invited to attend a dedication ceremony of the new monument.

According to the Perry Township secretary and treasurer, "The township recycled the cement and made this monument.

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<![CDATA[Dairy Recipe: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day calls for celebration]]> Another year has come to celebrate American's second best-selling ice cream novelty, the ice cream sandwich. Ice cream sandwiches have been around since the early 1940s. Vanilla, chocolate and a combination of the two, are the most popular. Originally ice cream sandwiches were created by hand and first distributed by New York street vendors.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:50:43 -0400 2014-07-28T17:50:43-04:00 2014-07-28T17:50:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks County Mustang Car Club's 5th car show at Evergreen Club, Fleetwood benefits Salvation Army of Reading]]> The Berks County Mustang Car Club's fifth annual car show at the Evergreen Club in Fleetwood on Sunday benefited the Salvation Army of Reading.

The Club presented a check for $750 to the Salvation Army that day.

The car show featured 80 entries of Mustangs.

"It (the car show) benefits the Salvation Army; we have door prizes, a Chinese auction and 50-50s.

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<![CDATA[Kutztown Area Patriot Calendar of Events for July 31]]> Send events to by Friday noon week prior to publication.


Mondays 10am Preschool Story Time: Ages 3-5. Stories, songs and crafts.

Mondays 11 am Toddler Time: Ages 0-3. Stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mondays 6 pm Spark A Reaction Teen Time:

Wednesday 11 am Storyrider for Preschoolers: Ages 2-5.

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<![CDATA[Kitty of the Week: Sentimental]]>

Introducing Sentimental

Gender: female

Birth Year: 2008

Color: Domestic Long Hair- Black and white

Sentimental is a very shy girl, but so beautiful! She came into One By One in 2011 after her owner died. She is a timid girl , but she does like human attention. She likes wet food and she does come to get pet.

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<![CDATA[Award: Kutztown Allstate named premier agency for 2014]]> As a business leader and involved citizen in the Kutztown area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Missy Fisher, of the Melissa Fisher Agency, has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed on less than 48 percent of Allstate's nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country.

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<![CDATA[Through My Kitchen Window Your Questions - Your Recipes: sauerkraut question to blueberry recipes]]> It's time! This is the week I answer your food and cooking questions, and share your favorite recipes.

Your Questions:

I tried making sauerkraut, but it got moldy after 2 days. Any idea what I did wrong? - Elsabeth in Birdsboro

Fermenting veggies is an easy way to boost nutrition and make your food easier to digest.

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<![CDATA[Focus on the Family by Jim Daly: Adapt marital roles to changing health crises]]> Q: We just learned my spouse has cancer, and we're reeling. We have the best possible medical care, but there's one area where doctors can't help us: What can we do to keep the disease from harming our marriage?

Jim: Your world's been turned on its head overnight, and my heart truly goes out to you.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:18:37 -0400 2014-07-28T16:18:37-04:00 2014-07-28T16:18:44-04:00
<![CDATA[BlueGrace performs at Music in the Grove Aug. 3]]> St. John Center Lutheran Church will welcome BlueGRACE from St. John's United Methodist Church in Paradise on Sunday, August 3 at 6 p.m.

BlueGRACE began playing several years ago as the praise band at St. John's United Methodist Church in Paradise. Because of the popularity the band gained they now, besides their church, play at other church functions, benefits, and here at St.

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