RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:44:21 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Revolutionary Camp Life to be Explored at Tel hai]]> Honey Brook Twp. >> Tel Hai's Life Enrichment Committee is pleased to begin their program year with a fascinating presentation exploring the lives of soldiers and camp followers during the 1700s.

Members of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Line will be in full costume during their visit on Friday, Sept.

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:49:50 -0400 2014-08-23T13:49:50-04:00 2014-08-23T13:49:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Historic adventure continues at Joanna Furnace]]> Morgantown >> Preparations are underway for the 2014 Hay Creek Festival, the region's premier historic and family event. This year's theme is an extraordinary historic family adventure again taking visitors back through the 160 year life span of the iron making community. And once again, this non-commercial classic will indeed have something for every member of the family.

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:48:19 -0400 2014-08-23T13:48:19-04:00 2014-08-23T13:48:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Behind-the-scenes tour: Twin Valleys Garden Club tours production greenhouses at Longwood Gardens]]> Members and guests of Twin Valleys Garden Club got a behind-the-scenes tour of the production greenhouses at Longwood Gardens on June 25.

The tour took the groups to the state-of-the-art greenhouses, headhouse and propagation centers for world-renowned Longwood Gardens, Kennett Twp.

Upcoming tours for club members are Chanticleer Pleasure Garden, Wayne and visits to local plant nurseries for expert gardening tips.

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:40:23 -0400 2014-08-23T13:40:23-04:00 2014-08-23T13:40:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Day for Honey Bees: Kutztown bee keepers demonstrate honey extraction at Wildlands Conservancy]]> Kutztown bee keepers, part of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, celebrated National Honey Bee Day.

Honey bees travel from the Lehigh Valley into Berks County, said Ann A. Wertman, Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association Secretary.

Aug. 16 was a "Day for Honey Bees" at the Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association.

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:45 -0400 2014-08-23T13:32:45-04:00 2014-08-23T13:33:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown bee keepers in Lehigh Valley celebrate Honey Bees]]> Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association invites Berks County residents to join them for a day of fun and education in the Lehigh Valley to celebrate National Honey Bee Day.

"Our honey bees travel from the Lehigh Valley into Berks County," said Ann A. Wertman, Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association Secretary.

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:59:40 -0400 2014-08-23T11:59:40-04:00 2014-08-23T12:03:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Letter to the Editor: Support of the Willow Street Project]]> Dear Editor,

I was encouraged to write this letter in support of the Willow Street development project after reading Nancy Unger's letter that appeared in the Patriot two weeks ago.

Nancy's argument makes perfect sense to me and to other senior citizens of the borough and surrounding area who must consider "down-sizing" in the near future.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:45:54 -0400 2014-08-22T17:45:54-04:00 2014-08-22T17:45:56-04:00
<![CDATA[A Look Back in History: American Oral History Recalled by Natives at Salem Church Picnic]]> Sunday, August 3rd, Salem UCC Church of Spangsville, Oley Township, held its annual church picnic among the picturesque grove of trees in historic Earl Township. Frequently known as "Wood Choppertown," among the Colonial natives of Oley Township, who recalled descendants supplying the Oley Furnace and Oley Forge with charcoal to produce iron manufactured goods to meet the needs of the United States Republic during Colonial times.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:45:00 -0400 2014-08-22T17:45:00-04:00 2014-08-22T17:45:02-04:00
<![CDATA[From Arthur's Policy Desk: Ferguson, MO: The Mixture of Race, Crime, Police Use of Force and the Utility of Riots]]> On August 9th, Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. As soon as the killing was made public, every politician, platitude, accusation, argument, justification, rationalization and defense that exists in these types of situations was heard on T.V. and radio. Nothing was new.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:44:01 -0400 2014-08-22T17:44:01-04:00 2014-08-22T17:44:03-04:00
<![CDATA[On The Record with Carol: The Wolf's at the Door]]> Monday, Aug. 19, President Barack Obama urged the Iraqis to unite because 'the wolf's at the door' and the U.S. air strikes can only accomplish so much,

He may as well have said, "The gates of hell are open." The barbarism is escalating and the question is "ISIS, are they already here?"

Every American needs to turn on their cell phones, their TVs, their radios, go on the web and read the paper.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:54:58 -0400 2014-08-22T14:54:58-04:00 2014-08-22T14:55:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Reverse Transfer first of its kind; Innovative college agreement provides new option for students at Kutztown University and Montgomery County Community College]]> Kutztown >> Montgomery County Community College and Kutztown University made a bit of history on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

The two colleges signed a "reverse transfer" agreement - the first agreement of its kind between a community college and a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education university.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:53:05 -0400 2014-08-22T14:53:05-04:00 2014-08-22T14:53:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Last day to register for Amity Idol approaches]]> The singing stakes are higher this year for the 2nd Annual Amity Idol at Daniel Boone's Community Days with bigger cash prizes and more participation from the audience.

Event organizers are amping up the competition thanks to such an outpouring of support seen last year. The event is held at the Daniel Boone Middle School; the preliminary round will be held 1 - 3 p.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:28:05 -0400 2014-08-22T14:28:05-04:00 2014-08-22T14:28:08-04:00
<![CDATA[49th Annual Duryea Day Antique & Classic Car & Truck Show and Flea Market comes to Boyertown Community Park Aug. 30]]> The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is pleased to hold the 49th Annual Duryea Day Antique & Classic Car & Truck Show and Flea Market on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Boyertown Community Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hundreds of antique and classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles will be on display at beautiful Boyertown Community Park.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:49:12 -0400 2014-08-22T13:49:12-04:00 2014-08-22T13:49:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Union wants a turn lane for River Bridge Road]]> The Union Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Aug. 19 for Board Chairman Donald E. Basile to meet with Penn DOT officials on Sept. 10 or 11 regarding the installation of a left turn lane from Route 724 eastbound onto northbound River Bridge Road.

Basile said at the board's July 21 meeting that two homeowners along Route 724 have agreed to allow use of their property for installation of the turn lane.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:38:26 -0400 2014-08-22T13:38:26-04:00 2014-08-22T13:38:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Amity to study road improvement costs]]> The Amity Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved to accept the Roadway Sufficiency Analysis report prepared by Bogia Engineering, Inc., Wyomissing, during the Aug. 21 meeting. Supervisor Richard L. Gokey was absent from the meeting.

Acceptance of the report's findings regarding current and future projected conditions of the township's roads, will allow the Planning Commission to move forward with calculating the necessary capital improvement costs.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:35:02 -0400 2014-08-22T13:35:02-04:00 2014-08-22T13:35:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Governor Mifflin board addresses grievances of a divorced dad and gives the nod to several projects, appointments]]> A range of initiatives and activities for 2014-2015, covering the curriculum and extra-curricular, received the nod from the Governor Mifflin School District Board members at the Aug. 18 board meeting even as one parent drew attention to a particularly vexatious administrative loophole.

Among the special presentations was an exposition on "Mustang Nation" by the High School SGA.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:09:17 -0400 2014-08-22T09:09:17-04:00 2014-08-22T13:24:47-04:00