RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:26:10 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Agriculture in Lancaster is an industry that is interconnected with the local community]]> Agriculture is booming in Earl and East Earl Township and the New Holland area according to Representative Dave Zimmerman.

"Many of these small farms (average around 50 acres) have moved from raising steers and pigs to small dairies and from tobacco as a cash crop to produce as the cash crop over the past 15 to 20 years," said Zimmerman.

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:28:25 -0500 2015-02-19T13:28:25-05:00 2015-02-20T15:42:46-05:00
<![CDATA[Weaver's Orchard in Morgantown wins first in Mid-Atlantic Cider Contest]]> Weaver's Orchard, a fourth generation family farm in Morgantown, won first place in the ninth annual Mid-Atlantic Cider Contest held at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention on Jan. 29 in Hershey.

Competing in a blind taste test against fifteen entries from the mid-Atlantic states, Weaver's fresh-pressed apple cider placed first based on ten characteristics that included apple flavor, balance of sweetness and tartness, and attractive color and appearance.

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:43:15 -0500 2015-02-10T14:43:15-05:00 2015-02-10T14:43:15-05:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown Coffee House invites business community to enjoy free fare, music at soirée event]]> The recently opened Morgantown Coffee House invited the local business community to come out and enjoy free food, coffee and music at a soirée event on Jan. 30 from 12-3 p.m.

"We just wanted the business community to get to know us," said owner Ellie Donegan. "We want them to realize what we have here and how we can serve them.

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:13:21 -0500 2015-02-04T11:13:21-05:00 2015-02-04T11:27:22-05:00
<![CDATA[Two Berks County engineering firms join forces]]> On Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 two engineering and consulting firms - McCarthy Engineering Associates, Inc. in Wyomissing and N.E. Fisher & Associates in Boyertown - joined forces. Owners - Neal Fisher and Jim McCarthy - believe that the merging of these two firms under one umbrella will create employee growth, technological advancements, improved business planning and development, and new opportunities for both companies and their employees.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:28:57 -0500 2015-01-28T11:28:57-05:00 2015-01-28T11:28:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Local financial professional recognized for top performance]]> Local financial professional Michael Fischer has qualified for the ACE Platinum Award.

Fischer, CLU, ChFC, AIF, CASL, is President & CEO of Client 1st Financial, LLC of Fogelsville, a member of Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network.

The award is one of the highest honors that Signator bestows on financial professionals within the national network.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:59:02 -0500 2015-01-23T15:59:02-05:00 2015-01-23T15:59:02-05:00
<![CDATA[Music fans get up-close concert at Young Ones in Kutztown]]> Kutztown's record store Young Ones drew music fans in Thursday night for an in-store performance by bands Panic and Hate to Say It.

The concert had a "nerve-wracking" start, according to Frank Phobia, who coordinates Young Ones performances. When setting up, Hate to Say It guitar player Adam Madeira cut his finger, and Phobia said the band may not play.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:00:41 -0500 2015-01-23T14:00:41-05:00 2015-01-23T14:00:41-05:00
<![CDATA[Girl Scout cookie ordering goes high tech]]> West Chester >> The great part of the New Year that helps Americans break their health-based New Year's resolutions is here once again.

It's not the fault of the Girl Scouts though; our Girl Scout cookie appetites are to blame. However, the Girl Scouts do offer many healthy cookie options and many fans will be happy with what's new this year.

Sat, 17 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500 2015-01-17T02:00:00-05:00 2015-01-20T10:41:06-05:00
<![CDATA[Business: Adam P. Werner, Wealth Manager Assistant, joins Kutztown Office of U.S. Wealth Management Lehigh Valley]]> Adam P. Werner, Wealth Manager Assistant, Joins the Kutztown Office of U. S. Wealth Management Lehigh Valley

January 6, 2014 - U.S. Wealth Management (USWM) Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam P. Werner as Wealth Manager Assistant to the firm's Kutztown office located at 158 West Main Street, working with Benjamin N.

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:37:16 -0500 2015-01-09T13:37:16-05:00 2015-01-09T13:37:19-05:00
<![CDATA[Tompkins VIST Bank donates $215,000 to youth educational organizations]]> Tompkins VIST Bank announced that it has donated $215,000 for 2014-2015 to youth education organizations that qualify under the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The donations are being given to pre-kindergarten, scholarship programs and educational improvement initiatives throughout the bank's Southeastern Pennsylvania marketplace.

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:17:48 -0500 2015-01-07T14:17:48-05:00 2015-01-07T14:17:53-05:00