RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:39:43 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Morgantown Coffee House celebrates opening with ribbon cutting]]> The newly open Morgantown Coffee House, Route 23 and Twin Valley Road, invited PA State Representatives Mark Gillen and Gordon Denlinger to celebrate its official opening with a ribbon cutting on Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.

The shop, formerly known as Aroma under different management, was renovated and reopened on Nov.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:04:10 -0500 2014-11-25T16:04:10-05:00 2014-11-25T16:04:43-05:00
<![CDATA[MABA hosts Annual Holiday Dinner: Food, gifts and donations to Animal Rescue League highlights of the evening]]> More than 65 Morgantown Area Business Association members and guests gathered in festive garb for their annual Holiday Dinner at Morgantown's Holiday Inn Nov. 21.

Vice President of Events Linda Lovenstein and Treasurer David Hinkel planned the affair along with all the festivities. The tables were set with white linens with a box of Lorah's Handmade Chocolates at each place setting.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:02:39 -0500 2014-11-25T16:02:39-05:00 2014-11-25T16:02:52-05:00
<![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Gore steps down; chamber seeks new director]]> Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Gore "stepped down," announced Board of Directors vice president Gretchen Strouphar during the monthly breakfast Nov. 21.

Gore was not present for the meeting and was not reachable for comment.

"We wish Tammy well," Strouphar said during the Chamber Networking Breakfast, which was held at and sponsored by Keystone Villa of Fleetwood.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:54:52 -0500 2014-11-21T16:54:52-05:00 2014-11-21T16:55:00-05:00
<![CDATA[Business: Black Diamond Soaring offers flights on 1920 era Great Lakes open cockpit biplane]]> Black Diamond Soaring, Inc now offers flights in the 1920s era Great Lakes open cockpit biplane.

The Great Lakes open-cockpit biplane was designed in the 1920s and factory-built in 1980. Great Lakes, model 2T-1A Sport Trainer, is a two-place, open cockpit biplane for one passenger with a pilot.

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:40:14 -0500 2014-11-15T10:40:14-05:00 2014-11-15T10:40:31-05:00
<![CDATA[Genesis Performance Chiropractics Grand Opening Nov. 15 features door prizes, refreshments and open house]]> Dr. Ryan Vermeesch will officially open the doors of Genesis Performance Chiropractics in Elverson to the public with a Grand Opening event, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The office, located right across from Elverson Fitness Club, will offer an open house with refreshments. Dr. Vermeesch will be available to speak with anyone who has questions, and guests will have the opportunity to learn about the doctor's specific treatment techniques.

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:03:06 -0500 2014-11-14T10:03:06-05:00 2014-11-14T10:03:14-05:00
<![CDATA[Music, Shopping & Live Soirees: Morgantown's El Video is reborn as 4th Street Café]]> Home is where the heart is, and the Viscos have no doubt won the hearts of their Morgantown friends and neighbors by bringing the sounds and savories of home under one roof.

Weekends in Morgantown just got a whole lot interesting with Lou and Mary Visco, former owners of El Video, having opened The 4th Street Cafe and Shoppes at 4th and Main Indoor/Outdoor Market.

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:13:27 -0500 2014-11-13T17:13:27-05:00 2014-11-21T14:44:20-05:00
<![CDATA[Client 1st Financial and Maron Financial Solutions announce merger]]> In a joint statement, Michael J. Fischer, CLU, ChFC, CASL, President & CEO of Client 1st Financial, LLC and Drew Maron, President of Maron Financial Solutions announced that the two firms will merge effective immediately.

The firm will operate as Client 1st Financial, LLC and operate out of Client 1st's location at 915 Nursery Street in Fogelsville.

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:33:41 -0500 2014-11-07T16:33:41-05:00 2014-11-09T10:13:41-05:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown's 4th Street Cafe Grand Opening Nov. 7 features Philly indie-soul singer Allison Polans]]> Lou and Mary Visco, former owners of El Video, have opened The 4th Street Cafe and Shoppes at 4th and Main Indoor/Outdoor Market right on Route 23 in the heart of Morgantown.

They held a robustly attended "soft opening" on Sept. 26, with Gourmand Food Truck in the parking lot and live music from local folk rockers Tin Bird Choir in the cafe.

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:43:54 -0500 2014-11-05T16:43:54-05:00 2014-11-05T16:43:58-05:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Dental office celebrates 25th anniversary with Patient Appreciation Pig Roast]]> The Kutztown dental office of Dr. William J. Messersmith celebrated 25 years in business, and to honor their patients, the team held a Patient Appreciation Pig Roast on Oct. 26.

Marlene Leiby, an assistant at the office, worked hard in helping to plan the event and was pleased with how the day unfolded.

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:59:37 -0500 2014-11-05T15:59:37-05:00 2014-11-05T16:01:03-05:00
<![CDATA[New Business: Route 222 Antique Complex re-opens as co-op Fleetwood Antique Mall Nov. 5]]> Fleetwood Antique Mall, formerly the Antique Complex, on Route 222, will open for business on Nov. 5 at the same location, offering a new eclectic mix of merchandise as well as space for vendors looking to sell their antiques, collectibles and other treasures.

Owners Jack and Sherry Arak are taking over the family business after buying it from 30-year owners Jerry and Elaine Arak, Jack's parents.

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:27:04 -0500 2014-11-03T15:27:04-05:00 2014-11-03T15:27:45-05:00
<![CDATA[Dairy Queen latest target of data theft]]> It has happened again - another corporate data breach. This time it's Dairy Queen. The popular ice cream chain announced Thursday that it is the latest target of customer data theft.

Dairy Queen announced in a press release that the credit card systems at numerous locations nationwide, and one Orange Julius location, were infected with the Backoff malware, suspected as the cause of other data breaches at U.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:13:23 -0400 2014-10-16T09:13:23-04:00 2014-10-16T09:16:40-04:00
<![CDATA[On National Manufacturing Day, Labor and Industry Secretary celebrates East Penn's expansion & creation of 400 new jobs]]> Lyon Station >> In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway visited East Penn Manufacturing to celebrate the company's expansion and creation of more than 400 new jobs in Berks County.

Sec. Hearthway's visit Oct. 3 was part of a statewide effort to promote Pennsylvania manufacturing and highlight the Corbett administration initiatives to address or make progress in addressing all of the 15 recommendations of the Governor's Manufacturing Advisory Council.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:26:38 -0400 2014-10-10T09:26:38-04:00 2014-10-10T09:26:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Country Thrifty open in Elverson; Two best friends take on new venture]]> A five-year vacancy in Elverson's Darby Square Plaza has been filled by Country Thrifty, the first-time business venture of two best friends, Tamra Mock and Wanda Spatz.

In June, Mock and Spatz opened their thrift shop to the public under the name Simply Thrifty. After grappling with the already trademarked name, they decided to change it to Country Thrifty.

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:47:13 -0400 2014-10-07T14:47:13-04:00 2014-10-07T14:47:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Shaynah Kinner owner retires; Kutztown Day Care Center under new ownership]]> Kutztown >> Rosaria Angstadt, creator and owner of Shaynah Kinner Day Care Center in Kutztown, celebrated her semi-retirement and sale of the business with a "thank you" dinner at Janelle Hall in Mertztown on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Among those who attended were Angstadt's close friends, employees and helpers of the day care.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:36:38 -0400 2014-09-29T11:36:38-04:00 2014-09-29T11:37:17-04:00