RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:08:53 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Boyertown Wellness Council votes for a change in name but not purpose]]> Often considered an initiative of the Boyertown School District, the independent Boyertown Area Community Wellness Council voted at its quarterly meeting in April, to change its name to Wellness Council of Boyertown (WCB).

Though often working cooperatively with the School District, WCB is a community-based organization whose mission is "to facilitate wellness education and programming in order to motivate the community to adopt healthy lifestyles.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown Bear Paws eliminated from state regional tournament]]> The Boyertown Bear-Paws completed a successful season last week when they were eliminated from the state regional tournament. The Bear-Paws were 3-2 in the tournament and finished the season with an overall record of 30-6.

The Bear Paws won the first game of the tournament on July 22, 6-0 over Lehigh.

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<![CDATA[1 pulled from burning truck after four-car crash near Kutztown]]> RICHMOND TWP. - A Mohnton man was pulled from his burning pickup truck by a passing motorist after a four-car crash on Route 222 around 1:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

According to a press release from Fleetwood Borough Police, the accident occurred as southbound traffic was slowing due to congestion Their six original murals include the ones they've created for the Minerva D. Braemer Medical Arts Building at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Norriton Fire Engine Company 61 and Meadowood Senior Living community.

Now, with the colorful acrylics on the latter barely dry, Plymouth Meeting's Susannah Hart Thomer and Trooper's Michael Adams are already gearing up for collaboration number seven - a mural for one of the outdoor buttresses at Collegeville's historic Power House.

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<![CDATA[Pickin' in Pa by Ellen Geisel Time is relative!]]> Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Cuckoo. Cuckoo. Bong. Bong. Do you have old clocks in your house? Do you carry an old pocket watch or have an old wristwatch? If you do, then I'm sure you recognize the above sounds. There's nothing like an old clock! Sometimes the sound of an old clock can be soothing, but other times, they tend to keep us awake at night, especially if they chime every 15 minutes!

When you are out picking, how do you know whether a clock is good or not? First of all, is it running? If not, ask the proprietor if the clock will run.

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<![CDATA[Area swimmers compete in Junior Olympics]]> Recently, 10 swimmers from the Boyertown swim team qualified and competed in the Junior Olympics at the Glouster County Institute of Technology.

Those who competed were Annika Gally (Kutztown), Julianna Glassner (Boyertown), Madelyn Green (Boyertown), Carlie Owens (Daniel Boone), Andrew Armbruster (Brandywine Heights), Ivan Escott (Boyertown), Ridge Hager (Quakertown), Justin Morris (Boyertown), Jacob Santos (Daniel Boone) and Griffin Schlegel (Twin Valley).

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<![CDATA[Pottsgrove Manor to host summer textile workshops for kids]]> On Sundays in August, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., historic Pottsgrove Manor will offer a series of workshops, focusing on a different colonial textile art each week. Kids 8 to 12 years old can learn historical crafts and take home their creations in these fun sessions.

Aug. 3: Learn to Knit - In an era before elastic and modern stretch fabrics, knitting was the best way to create stretchy, fitted clothing and accessories.

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<![CDATA[Pedal Paddle offers taste of outdoor activities]]>

POTTSTOWN - First-timers and experienced outdoorsmen alike took advantage of a unique event offered by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area last week.

The Pedal Paddle takes riders north along the Schuylkill River Trail to Morlatton Village in Douglassville before returning by boat to Riverfront Park in Pottstown.

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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[Phillie Phanatic visits The Goddard School of Gilbertsville]]> Thursday, July 24, seemed like an ordinary day at The Goddard School in Gilbertsville until a certain visitor entered the building.

Phille Phanatic, the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball team. The Phanatic began the visit by playing with several of the children on the school's playground equipment.

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<![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[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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